Carpaccio’s, located in the luxury Bal Harbour Shops on Collins Avenue, is a great place for lunch or dinner when in Miami. Carpaccio offers one of the best alfresco dining experiences. Unless you know someone like Piero or any one of their professional staff, be prepared for a wait as there is always a line for coveted tables inside and out. When dining inside you will feel like you are dining on the Grand Canal in Venice as depicted by the oversized pictorial murals that line the walls.
People watching is always fun as Carpaccio’s is a favorite of celebrities from around the world. On any given day or night, the preferred valet parking lot looks like The Concours d Elegance featuring a collection of some of the most expensive cars in the world. You might even catch a glimpse of the $18.7 million for a Bugatti La Voiture Noire, the current most expensive model on the market; rumored to have been seen at the restaurant.
The restaurant serves authentic Italian pasta dishes and is known for their thin crust brick oven pizzas. There is an amazing Carpaccio of beef, salmon, and sliced porcini with fresh arugula topped with shaved parmesan and special dressing.
The menu features fresh seafood, delicious steaks, and more. Try their seafood salad (it’s incredible!), the OSO Bucco (served only on Friday night) and the Maine Lobster Linguini served with a choice of red sauce or delicate champagne sauce. Some of our reader’s favorites are the thick-cut sautéed Chilean Sea Bass served with a lemon butter sauce. Don’t forget about dessert, especially the Lemon Tort imported from Italy -you won’t regret it!
If you are looking for something new and exciting when visiting Miami — Carpaccio has got you covered!
by Bernie Holmstock, Contributing Writer