Sci Sci is a welcome addition to the exploding Brickell scene. Specializing in traditional Southern Italian fine dining, Sci Sci returns to Miami after 10 years, again being one of the few establishments immersed in Italian heritage. Mixing gourmet cuisine, specially fused drinks and a plethora of international wines, Sci Sci is also diverse in its transition from restaurant to lounge after midnight. Catering to the desire of young business professionals and Miami’s elite nightlife aficionados, Sci Sci has a little something for everybody.
The establishment’s chef, Fabio Vaccarella, has a philosophy that “A perfect meal is prepared not only with the freshest and finest ingredients, but must include a sense of well-being derived from both the service and ambience.” Vaccarella was born in Sicily with a strong gastronomic background; his father was a culinary teacher at the University in Sicily. At first, Mr. Vaccarella was schooled at home in the traditional manner of culinary arts. Eventually, at the young age of 14 he was already taking classes from his father and working at local restaurants during his school lunch breaks.
In 1999, at age 22 Mr. Vaccarella graduated from the Scuola di Cucina per Avviamento Professionale in Rome, Italy. Shortly thereafter he made his way to Miami where he worked at the gourmet Italian restaurant Escopazzo in South Beach. However, in 2003 other interests persuaded him to transfer his employment to Munich, Germany. His employment began with the position as executive chef at La Stanza Ristorante. Mr. Vacarella quickly demonstrated his ability of organizing and running the kitchen in a most professional way. With his experience and management skills he also preceded to take over the role of executive chef in the boutique Hotel La Maison in Germany.
His foray at the helm of Sci Sci’s kitchen has already garnered the attention of Brickell’s culinary crowd, who have packed the restaurant since its soft opening. Tonight marks the establishment’s Grand Opening, which will be celebrated during an invitation-only affair.
1053 SE 1st Ave.
Miami, FL 33131