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“good food and service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Romeo's Cafe

Romeo's Cafe
2257 Coral Way (SW 22nd Street), Coral Gables, FL 33145-3508
(305) 859-2228
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Ranked #32 of 280 Restaurants in Coral Gables
Price range: $40 - $100
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: SW 22nd Avenue
Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“good food and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

the food choice given by the chef makes this place an interesting place to have a different eating experience

  • Visited February 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Ft. Lauderdale
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“A Tiny Romantic Mecca of Fine Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2011

Get over the expense and let the Chef cook for you anyway you want it. Delicious! A special, intimate place to celebrate an occasion or make up or propose.

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Miami, FL
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A rarity in South Florida. Very Fine Dining!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

A very special place. The chef/owner personally prepares your 6 course meal based on your preferences, and each course is wonderfully prepared and something you are not likely to find at other high end restaurants. It is a great special occasion restaurant for a relaxed, 2 to 3 hour meal that will be long remembered. A great wine list and attentive, but not overbearing waitstaff round out the experience.
It's expensive, but you can see where the money goes: into expensive ingredients and expert preparation.
It is small and intimate, with seating only for 30 or so , which makes it easy to hold a quiet conversation. It is nicely appointed, without being over the top.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Hidden gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2011

When you arrive, Romeo will ask you what you don't eat. That's all he needs. Based on that he will bring you an excellent six course menu, very tasty food and a very comprehensive wine list. Impressive. Go there for the food and for the wine, the ambient is ok but you'll not even think about it. I not ony recommend but consider it a MUST GO.

  • Visited April 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Miami, Florida
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97 reviews 97 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
“Wonderful dining experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2011

We enjoyed Romeo's. We went there for an early Valentine's celebration. The restaurant was crowded but our table was ready. The parking is not good. No valet. Street parking. The restaurant isn't exactly in Coral Gables either. Really on the edges of Miami down the road from the Gables. However, the owner Romeo is a wonderful host and owner. He greats you personally and the wait staff is very helpful. The restaurant is dark. They bring you a flashlight to read the wine menu. However, as others have said, Romeo speaks to you personally about the menu and your likes and dislikes and then serves a delicious six course dinner for $90 per person. Perhaps a little pricey but very enjoyable. The wine list is very good and the wine prices are very reasonable and appreciated. Basically Romeo makes 3-4 dishes for each course and serves them to his guests. Each course was delicious. We would recommend Romeo's for a very nice intimate dinner for two. There are a few tables of 4 or more but this wouldn't be the place I'd go with a crowd. At the end of the meal Romeo personally comes by to find out if you enjoyed your meal and to thank you. A very nice touch. I would certainly not hesitate to go back and I would strongly recommend it for an intimate dinner for two.

  • Visited February 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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