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“Average food, Not Great”
Review of Caffe Abbracci

Caffe Abbracci
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Ranked #13 of 346 Restaurants in Coral Gables
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Aragon Avenue Between 42nd (LeJeune Rd) and Salzedo St.
Transit: LeJeune & Aragon Avenue
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Average food, Not Great”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

We looked forward to dining at Abbracci and having read and heard so many great reviews we were both a little underwhelmed by the experience. The starters were pretty good, we had beef carpaccio which came with Parmesan and capers ( very good ) and the Prosciutto Di Parma with mozzarella and balsamic reduction (ok, but a good Parma ham speaks for itself and pairing it with a tangy balsamic and a creamy cheese kind of kills the subtlety of the Parma ham flavours - individually these two things are wonderful so maybe I'm just being a snob !)

For the main course we both chose the lobster ravioli (which we'd read such god things about) this was made using squid ink pasta and presented with a cream and cognac sauce - looked great and was piping hot but a bit too rich and sweet and not really revealing the lobster flavour that it promised which was a shame. Not bad but certainly not good enough to writer home about, just a bit disappointing.

The biggest gripe of all however, was the ambience and service. Our reservation was for 8:30 on a Weds evening, the main restaurant area was busy so we were seated in a windowless room on the side (lacking the buzz and character of the main restaurant room) scattered diners sitting in opposite corners and a the rest of the room full of undressed, empty tables and a carpet that needed a good vacuum!? - all in all a bit gloomy and atmosphere-less. To make matters a lot worse the service was pushy and too eager to get us in and out as quickly as possible. Hardly had we sat down when the waiter wanted our order and kept coming back to ask minutes later - annoying and not what a relaxed romantic evening should be about - mains turned up almost as soon as the starters were cleared and we were in and out having had a two course meal in about 50minutes

I don't understand why it is that so many reviewers here have given this place such astounding praise ? Maybe they've never had good Italian food and good service ? Or maybe our visit was just jinxed last night. Can't recommend this place and certainly won't be coming back

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Lester B
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English first
St. Petersburg, Florida
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466 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2012

Had dinner here Saturday night. I had been here for lunch years and years ago, and our dinner exceeded our expectations.

Service was perfect, yet not overbearing. Food, out of this world. I had a steak and my wife had the sea bass special. Her mussels as an appetizer were amazing.

I would highly recommned Caffe Abbracci. Thank you for a great evening.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank intrepidtravelerfla
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Coral Gables, Florida
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Amazing menu, amazing service, great wine list too”
Reviewed September 18, 2012

This is not your typical Italian Restaurant! A unique, gourmet Italian Menu with well though out appetizers, entrees, pastas and more.
Probably THE most consistent restaurant in Coral Gables. A " Do Not Miss" for visitors and locals alike....

Visited September 2012
Thank Courtt1
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Homestead, Florida
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113 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Nino Is Still King”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

We haven't been to this great establishment for almost 20 years, so we decided to do the Miami Spice thing. But when we got there and the home style atmosphere we knew that Miami Spice went out the window and we had a fantastic time. The service was great, the food was "AMAZING" and I suggest you get Nino's cookbook. If you don't mind being pampered and paying for it Nino's Caffe Abbracci is the place.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Oscar R
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“A European Hideaway”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

As soon as you walk through the door you feel as if you are in a European City restaurant. Service is impeccable. The linen is starched. The lighting is soft. The food was delicious and served with the perfect presentation. I wish I could have stayed for the afternoon. It was an unexpected treat.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank pv10sldy
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