Mirabella Coastal Italian: Possibly the Best Italian Food In Miami

The best Italian Food in Miami? Mirabella Coastal Italian, The Fontainebleau’s newest upscale eaterie, is a worthy contender.

If you’re looking for the best Italian food in Miami, a new name is winning and creating a stir. Mirabella Coastal Italian by Michael White at the Fontainebleau opened late last year at the famed Miami Beach resort’s Sorrento Tower base. Its mission is to pay “homage to Italy’s rich culinary heritage.” 

Culinary Pedigree

“Mirabella is both a celebration of Italian cuisine and a reflection of my own culinary journey, which began 25 years ago during a transformative period for Italian cooking in the United States,” said renowned chef White. His previous Miami ventures include Osteria Morini, which closed on Miami Beach earlier last year. He was also involved in New York hotspots like Marea and Ai Fiori.

Tradition Meets Innovation

The menu mixes the traditional with the innovative to appeal to the broad base of diners at the Fontainebleau. Created alongside executive chef Paul Keyser, it boasts dishes like a bone-in veal parmigiana and risotto di mare alongside an expansive seafood program featuring crudo misto and grilled octopus. The restaurant offers a spritz-focused cocktail menu and an extensive vintage list selected by Fontainebleau Miami Beach director of beverage Gary Evangelista to pair with your meal. “Mirabella is both a celebration of Italian cuisine and a reflection of my own culinary journey,” Chef White told WorldRedEye.com. “Opening Mirabella at Fontainebleau Miami Beach presents an exciting opportunity for us to transport our guests to the captivating coastal regions of Italy while providing a unique and vibrant culinary experience.”

Design Style

Mirabella’s interior design is an homage to both the timeless, classy cool of Italy and the vibrant, non-stop energy of Miami Beach. The main dining area enjoys custom-made furniture with scarlet red and lapis blue lacquer, embossed leather upholstery, and intricate brass detailing for an old-world upscale feel. Miami is represented through the hand-painted Dedar fabric, featuring an abstract palm tree print, the ceramic shells on the back wall hand-painted by South African artist Lucie De Moyencourt, and the pink-hued Lilypad chandelier by Lara Gonzalez.

Al Fresco Dining

Guests can enjoy expansive exterior oceanfront views from the rear dining terrace beneath a florid yellow and white striped canopy and terracotta-colored trellising, evoking an old-world charm. Serena & Lily’s woven rattan shades, Sika Design’s outdoor furniture, and blue and white woven wool rugs by Merida Studio underfoot create an invited outdoor space that is relaxing and stylish.

Craft and Credibility

“Having worked with Michael in the past and followed his illustrious career for over 20 years, I can say with confidence that what he will bring to Mirabella and Fontainebleau Miami Beach will be an unwavering commitment to quality,” Bryan O’Shields, Executive Vice President of Food & Beverage for Fontainebleau Development told themiamiguide.com. “Michael has an old-school approach to being a chef and restaurateur; he likes to visit with tables and focus on his craft; it is not about fame or notoriety for him, even though he has certainly earned both.”

Mirabella and MAK Realty: A Winning Combination

If you want to experience Mirabella Coastal Italian by Michael White, courtesy of a pre-booked premiere table, consider staying of MAK Realty’s luxury suites and the legendary resort. Large enough to accommodate family reunions, bachelorette parties, or celebrations, our room has a suite of extra amenities to make your Fontainebleau stay memorable. Enjoy taking an elevator to and from the restaurant, as well as all the other perks of the resort, while being a stone’s throw away from all the action of Miami Beach.

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