Miami

July 10, 2014

Lunch at La Gazzetta in Mary Brickell Village

La Gazzetta will surprise you. La Gazzetta – Modern Italian Cafe is a culmination of the half dozen plus restaurants, owners Umberto Sorbo and Stephan Fortier have owned and been associated with. Sorbo and Fortier have food and service down to a science, they know their clientele, and they know what people like. La Gazzetta is fairly priced with equally fair-sized portions. Mary Brickell Village comes alive late, seven days a week, night life is alive and well in Mary Brickell and the people watching is even better. La Gazzetta just like its neighbors classically brings in the crowds from 11pm on. To those who see time prior to 11pm as “off hours” are missing out on some very interesting food.

La Gazzetta, Miami

La Gazzetta, Miami

La Gazzetta is finding its food way and in time it very well can become “a very well kept secret”. Not that any business wants to be a secret but every now and then you stumble across menu items that haunt you on the stairmaster. Case in point, La Gazzetta offers a few house specialties that are done right, the flavors and portions are on point. The Lobster-Artichoke Pizzette and Homemade Linguine with Black Truffles and Parmesan Mascarpone Cream Sauce are standout dishes that warrant a visit. The aforementioned linguine is dream worthy, done right, anything with parmesan-mascarpone cream sauce can’t be that bad, but this dish nails it on all points. So much so, it comes in two portion sizes, 4 and 6 ounces.

Homemade Linguine with Black Truffles and Parmesan Mascarpone Cream Sauce

Homemade Linguine with Black Truffles and Parmesan Mascarpone Cream Sauce

Lobster artichoke pizzette/flatbread with tomatoes, avocado, arugula and chipotle

Lobster artichoke pizzette/flatbread with tomatoes, avocado, arugula and chipotle

A seemingly busy, almost awkward dish, the lobster artichoke pizzette can rightfully bring out the skeptic in anyone but one taste will convert you.  Sorbo and Fortier stated they have brought the best of their past into the present at La Gazzetta. Many items on the menu can be had just about anywhere, and that statement comes from Stephan Fortier himself. The menu is consumer friendly, probably put together that way for the area, as it is so transient. For a food experience, it is the house specialties you want to pay attention to.

La Gazzetta, Miami

Another very interesting dish, a house specialty, the Butterscotch Miso Salmon with baby Bok Choy and Carrots. The description of this dish screams sweet and savory to me, not one of my favorite combinations, and yet, it is ideally balanced and very flavorful.

ceviche/tartare/carpaccio

ceviche/tartare/carpaccio

For those not wanting a heavy dish but rather a light and sharing style meal there is a Salumeria and Carpaccio/Tartare/Ceviche section on the menu. The carpaccio was Escolar, a buttery white fish with yuzu, mirin and pecan puree, perhaps not for the purists, but definitely off the charts with flavor and unique styling.

La Gazzetta, Miami

Salumeria

The Salumeria will do any Italian restaurant proud, with its house made mozzarella and burrata accompanied by Pio Tosini Prosciutto Di Parma and a surprise treat of Jamón Fermín Ibérico.

La Gazzetta, Miami

Chocolate Mousse

House made desserts are simple and to the point, Chocolate Mousse and Tiaramisu are served in a very portion controlled friendly manner, this is probably so you can order the 6-ounce portion of Homemade Linguine with Black Truffles and Parmesan Mascarpone Cream Sauce.

La Gazzetta, Miami

Tiaramisu

La Gazzetta has a $5 happy hour daily from 5-8pm; Weekend Brunch from 12:30-4pm; and $10 Power Lunches Monday-Friday

La Gazzetta Miami, 1010 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130

La Gazzetta on Urbanspoon







 
 

 
Two Doubles & Fries

Burger Beast Burger Brawl Miami Friday May 15th

Stage 305 at Magic City Casino is the scene for the 2015 Burger Beast Burger Brawl on Friday, May 15th. Tickets are $50 each and includes samples of all of the burgers , desserts, snacks and drinks. Juke will be rocking Stage...
by SFLFoodandWine Editor
0

 
 
CAM00793

Taste of the Nation Palm Beach Raises $24,000 in a Live Auction Dinner Bidding War

At last night’s Taste of the Nation Palm Beach the evenings’ highlight, was the mind-blowing live dinner auction hosted by WPTV NewsChannel 5′s Jay Cashmere and Sally Sevareid of KOOL 105.5; the live auctio...
by SFLFoodandWine Editor
0

 

 
greek wine

Cafe Boulud Palm Beach May Wine Dinner: Argentina: Beyond Malbec with Familia Zuccardi

Café Boulud’s Sommelier Mariya Kovacheva’s monthly wine dinner series will play host to  ‘Argentina: Beyond Malbec with Familia Zuccardi’ on Thursday, May 21st. Founded in 1963 by Engineer Alberto Zuccardi, Famil...
by SFLFoodandWine Editor
0

 
 
14855140627_11d20ded97_z

Four Corners of the World Dinner Series with Alex Chang and Norman Van Aken

The Vagabond Restaurant & Bar’s Executive Chef Alex Chang and South Florida’s very own famed, Chef Norman Van Aken are teaming up to create a series of four monthly dinners at MiMo’s Vagabond Restaurant & Bar, to ...
by SFLFoodandWine Editor
0

 
 
THE TUCKER DUKE photo credit: SouthFloridaFoodandWine.com

Tickets On Sale For Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale Burger Battle May 8, 2015

Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale Burger Battle™ Presented by The Pilgram Group is returning for its 6th year on Friday, May 8, 2015 to Huizenga Plaza in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale. The event will pit 16 South Florida res...
by SFLFoodandWine Editor
0

 

 
boiled-crawfish-1-img_3560_1

Get Your Crawfish On in Miami

Get ready to suck on some head and nibble on some tail, CRAWFISH are in season and the The Federal Miami is hosting a crawfish bonanza every Tuesday through the end of spring. Diners will have a chance to go traditional and ord...
by SFLFoodandWine Editor
0

 
 
ice cream photo credit: papphoto.com

Name That Ice Cream, What does Broward 100 Ice Cream Taste Like?

It’s Broward County’s 100th birthday and to celebrate this milestone, Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlor and Restaurant and Broward 100 are inviting residents to enter a Facebook contest to create a new Broward 100 ice cream flav...
by SFLFoodandWine Editor
0

 



0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

CAPTCHA Image

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>