Haute Dining: Il Corso Trattoria Now Open in Downtown Coral Gables

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Gorgeous and charming, Coral Gables the ideal home to many great restaurants, including Il Corso Trattoria, the Gables’ savory new haute spot, offering authentic Italian cuisine in an energetic yet rustic downtown spot. The uncomplicated chef-driven menu is a treasure trove of Italy’s gastronomic gems – fresh, homemade pastas, brick oven-fired pizzas, specialties from around Italy, and an extensive selection of wines.

Under the direction of nationally acclaimed and Italian-trained chef LeRoy Bautista, formerly of Angelique Euro Café, Il Corso Trattoria’s menu has been primed to be tantalizing on all levels. With a contemporary approach to cooking, Bautista brings to the table some truly mouthwatering signature dishes such as decadent Lobster Ravioli, Pasta Carbonara, Napotilana-Style Pizzas, and Bombolini – sumptuous Italian doughnuts. In addition to the chef’s signature dishes, the restaurant will offer all of the tried-and-true Italian favorites as well as some more contemporary dishes, all to be perfected by an impressive selection of Italian wines.

Above all, however, Bautista comments, “We’re focusing on simplicity, authenticity and flavors. With fresh ingredients and timeless techniques paired with the restaurant’s warm décor, we’ve created a welcoming setting that truly enhances the genuine Italian experience.” In combination with the delicious menu offerings, the 3,600- square-foot restaurant’s design rounds out the dining experience with sophisticated touches such as exposed brick columns, rich wood furnishings, and a dark-stained wood bar to evoke a truly rustic and warm Italian feel.

Il Corso Trattoria is located at 166 Giralda Avenue in Coral Gables and is open seven days a week. Lunch is offered from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.  Dinner is served from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Thursday though Sunday and 6 p.m. to midnight on Friday & Saturday. For more information, visit www.IlCorsoTrattoria.com or call 305.603.7137.

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