Buona Giornata Miami
For many of us, family time is almost always associated with food, whether its cooking from grandma’s old recipe book or going out to eat for a special occasion, family and food go hand in hand. But for restaurants that are also family owned, that connection takes on a much deeper meaning.
Ristorante Fratelli Milano is a well-known Italian restaurant in the heart of Downtown Miami. Twin Chefs Roberto & Emanuele Bearzi, opened the restaurant in 2006 and started small but had to double in size just to keep up with the demand. Authentic Italian soul food coupled with a great atmosphere gives Fratelli Milano an advantage since they can accommodate a wide verity of patrons. When looking for a romantic place for a candlelit dinner and fantastic wine or just a place to have lunch or dinner with the whole family, this Downtown gem is the place to be. They had me at fresh pasta and I had to go and check it out for myself. They have the best gnocchi I have ever had and since then, a customer for life. We are surrounded by processed foods and chain restaurants and dining in a place that uses fresh local produce and fish, makes everything from scratch is a nice change of pace and makes us appreciate not only the food but the whole dining experience.
But the quality of food is not the only magic ingredient is the success of Fratelli Milano. Being a family owned business, it is a labor of love of the entire family and it truly shows in the overall feel of the restaurant. Roberto serves as Executive Chef and his brother Emanuele hand crafts amazing pastries, specialty pastas and artisanal breads. Roberto’s wife, Fiorella is a lady in charge of the front of the house and keeps everything running smoothly. As the Bearzi family works together to make Fratelli Milano a place to be when it comes to Italian cuisine, they have hand crafted a wonderful staff that brings that Italian hospitality into the mix.
As they say, it takes a village to make something work but a cohesive unit such the ownership and staff of Fratelli Milano prove that team work makes the dream work.