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“the best in miami” 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 #28 of 268 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
brasil
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“the best in miami”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

This was the best restaurant in Miami for me, so far. The chef was very nice and the food perfect. The fish, the duck, the "ossobuco", and the risotto were all perfect. Whenever you decide to go there make sure to have an empty stomach. The place is not at the same level as the food but who cares when the food takes you far away...

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 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
Florida
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Outstanding Restaurant and Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Romeo's on the night before heading out on a cruise. There is no menu and that was part of the attraction. The restaurant is like a step back in time with Baroque-like decorations, polished woods and beautiful table settings. The food was exquisite starting with salmon carpaccio, breads, pasta with a cream rabbit sauce, osso bucco, risotto, exceptional fish dishes, canoli and nice wines. Our waiter was attentive and the meal was not rushed - you could enjoy each course and not feel pushed to finish - no hovering or intruding in our conversation. The flavors of each dish were wonderful, subtle and very real Italian - fine dining. We cannot wait to return to Miami just to enjoy this restaurant.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“It's good, but lacking.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012 via mobile

The place is nice, cozy, but can get loud. The service is good, but ordering is slow, as you have to wait for the Chef to visit your table and talk to you about what you wouldn't like to have. Yes, no menus, so you tell the Chef about any allergies, etc., and he give you three main course options (rabbit, meat, fish, for us). They then slowly deliver six courses. As I looked around, the courses were pretty much the same, salmon carpaccio, risotto, lobster ravioli, and the our main course. It was on the expensive side for the ace. The food was avwlerage.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Miami, Florida
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18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Stellar dining experience!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

What a find this place is! The hidden gem is located in a block full of businesses like a barber shop and dry cleaners. Don't let the location fool you. This place is special. Outside there is a small front porch area with bench seating decorated with vine trees. As you enter you find yourself in a small, dimly lit dining room. There's soft music playing and the walls are decorated with dark wood, lovely paintings, and wine bottles.

We arrived for an anniversary dinner and were immediately taken to a candle lit table. Our drink orders were taken (extensive wine list) and within minutes Chef Romeo was at our table! Along with warm greetings he gathered information about food dislikes, allergies, etc. as he explained that there was no set menu for our 6 course northern Italian influenced meal. Let the food adventure begin! Our meals were really very delicious and included - fruit/cheese salad with balsamic reduction, delicately sliced lemon/caper fish appetizer, rabbit fettuccine, baked fish, grilled beef tenderloin, apple strudel, and pecan pie.

This is really a great dining experience and a very nice place for a romantic dinner. I will most definitely visit again for special occasions.

Romeo's also has a private dining room for parties or large groups.

Be sure to make reservations!

  • Visited October 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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Miami, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Exquisite Miami Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012 via mobile

My fiancée and I went there last night to celebrate her birthday and it was outstanding. This is one of the best restaurants we have been to both in the United States and overseas. Romeo, the owner and chef greets you personally within minutes of arrival. He asks you a few questions and then proceeds to create your entire 6 course meal from scratch. There is no menu and it is Romeo himself who makes this experience stellar. Every patron has an entirely different meal. The food is five stars and top quality. Romeo is constantly checking on you throughout the meal. This is the perfect establishment for special occasions and even though it is top dollar, you absolutely get your money's worth! We will definitely be back!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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