Another restaurant opening may not seem like such a big deal in Miami where new restaurants seem to pop-up everyday. However, Vino E Olio, an Italian restaurant owned by Alessandro Cecconi that opened in the Design District promises an experience above the ordinary.
The name Vino E Olio, literally means Wine and Oil, the two essential ingredients when it comes to Italian cuisine. The 5,600-square-foot restaurant designed by Alessandro Meccia has various areas to suit any need including a 2,500-square-foot outside terrace, a lounge area, a section for larger parties and also one for tables of two. The customer can have an intimate, private or social evening all under one roof, it sounds like a winner already.
Plus, with Chef Andrea Menichetti running the kitchen, there is little doubt about the restaurant’s future. Menichetti’s parents founded Da Caino, an iconic restaurant in Italy, and he plans to carry on the tradition. VIP diners can watch the Menichetti proving his heritage from the comfort of their dinner table. The Chef’s Table in Vino E Olio is surrounded by glass where the VIP diners may watch the chef at work in the kitchen while still having that intimate feel. There is an exclusive menu for the Chef’s Table that Menichetti changes day to day.
But what customer would be less than ecstatic with a dish from the daily menu? Among other notable items on the menu are the roasted lamb chops served with eggplant flan, the calamari with cherry tomato and caper ragu over linguine and for desert cannoli stuffed with chocolate mousse and Grand Marnier cream.
You can find Vino E Olio at 139 NE 39th St. in Miami’s Design District. It is open daily from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. For more information click here.
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