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“What A Great Evening!” 5 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 #26 of 274 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
Nirvana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“What A Great Evening!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

6 course Prix Fixe that is tailored to your liking with a personal interview by the Chef (who will also personally bid you farewell at the end of the evening). The food may not be cutting edge, but it is creative and delicious. Portion size was more than adequate (I am not sure why they downplay the quantity aspect when you are seated). They also portray the food as northern Italian but it's only partly true (blackened tuna with seaweed salad and starfruit compote was unexepected and deliciuous but not not northern Italian). It is a creative, delicious, satisfying and very personable dining experience. Don't miss this one!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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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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Ft. Lauderdale
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85 reviews 85 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
29 helpful votes 29 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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