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A celebrated selection of innovative and quality restaurants make Greater Miami one of the world’s great culinary destinations, and Zucca is one of the top dining choices.

Among the many stars in Greater Miami’s firmament of restaurants, Zucca Italian restaurant is hands-down a stellar dining experience in quality of food, presentation, atmosphere and service, and is a must culinary experience when visiting the area.

Located on the ground floor at the St. Michel boutique hotel in Coral Gables just 15 minutes south of the Miami International Airport, Zucca is a great spot for business lunches and dinners, get-togethers with friends or romantic evenings for two. Stay onsite at the St. Michel, nearby at the Loews Hotel Coral Gables or closer to Downtown Miami (just six miles away). No matter who attends, the experience will be memorable.

Zucca: Modern Yet Cozy

Zucca’s modern yet cozy vibe draws you in with white linen and attentive service that sets the tone and makes guests feel relaxed at the get-go. Choose from a wide variety of signature drinks; our experience included a perfectly blended lychee martini, and a smoked old fashioned.

We knew we were in for a treat when the server started us with a board of top-quality lean prosciutto (not too salty) complemented by chunks of parmesan Reggiano and crusty bread. We enjoyed this Salumeria feast with a glass of wine from Zucca’s wine cellar of more than 2,000 Italian labels, plus other European and American selections.

Next course was chef Manuel Garcia’s extraordinary pasta Tagliatelle with mixed wild mushroom, Parmigiano and black truffle. It was simply the best pasta I have experienced outside of Italy. For meat lovers, the main dish is grilled angus filet mignon with seared foie gras that’s divine and presented over a bed of potatoes with truffle. Not into meat? No worries, there are plenty of other choices such as black cod with mussel stew.

Finally, there are amazing desserts, all made in-house. Our fave is the ricotta cheesecake, perfectly balanced and not too heavy but still rich in flavor. There also are dessert drinks made tableside—rich and creamy, they are a dessert unto themselves.

Owned by Da Silva Hospitality Group, Zucca opened its doors in 2017. Says Erasmo Da Silva, “Zucca was designed to make diners feel at home, a place where one can always trust to find true hospitality and a relaxed ambiance combined with Italian food that is hearty, authentic and deeply flavorful.  This journalist wholeheartedly concurs and will be returning time and again.

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