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Review of Sapore Di Mare

Sapore Di Mare
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Ranked #76 of 4,395 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

After a movie in Coconut Grove we went here on the recommendation of the Ritz Carlton concierge Key Biscayne. His tip was spot on and we found the charming entrance a short walk from our theater. The hostess asked if we had a reservation (it was 6:30) and when told no carefully consulted a list and seating diagram before fitting us in next to the kitchen. These somewhat cramped seats turned out to be ringside on a culinary adventure and perfect for feeling part of the frenetic pace of this restaurant. We agreed that our waiter had personality,knew the food and wine list and wanted us to be well fed and perfectly served.
Water service well chilled and chewy Italian bread with strong olive oil for dipping began the evening. Our wine selection was an Italian Col de Sasso chardonnay with 12% alcohol which made quaffing possible and it was perfect with our fish.
Dinner began with Carpaccio Salmone atop arugula with shaved onion and tomato. The quality of the salmon was great and with capers, lemon and the salad a perfect refresher. The main course was Branzino al Sale with the salt removed in the kitchen under the watchful eve of master chef Valter Mancini and served with roasted potatoes and brocollini. The fish was lite with a hint of salt and a few bones here and there.Following all of this we did not need but wanted dessert and chose the pistachio ice cream with grilled pistachios accompanying. .There is no bar but beer and wine are plentiful.I would like to try the special cheese pasta served in a cheese round which is not on the menu but ordered by the locals in quantity!

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Thank James C
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

The food, the service wines are perfect. Dishes are beautifully presented
Have been here several times, always a delight

Thank marta03_2_12
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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Let me start out by saying my mother lived in Italy for many years, so to find Italian food outside of Italy that she is impressed with is difficult to say the least. We came here as a family for dinner on a weekday night and every single thing was incredible. The first thing we noticed is that the entire staff is Italian- this made us feel like we were in Italy. The wine was delicious, the bread was hard to resist, and the dishes were amazing. I had the ossobucco ravioli and it left me speechless. My mother had the tartufo pasta and she loved it. We had such a great time and returned the following week with more family! The manager warmly remembered us and sat us right away. This has become our new go-to restaurant! Absolutely love it!

Thank Elisa C
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

This restaurant has been consistently good since it opened. The staff is friendly and helpful, the food is great, they have a wonderful menu and awesome and interesting seasonal specials, it's a bit pricey however you'd better make reservations because it's always packed even with adding sidewalk and a back seating area.

Thank Jody J
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

My wife and I have eaten in this restaurant before and always had an excellent meal. Tonight they were slammed with a line at the door and only 1 table next to the kitchen for us. However, the owner (the restaurant is run by a husband in the Kitchen and wife in the Dining Room) pitched in herself and provided us with the best service despite how busy the place was.

All the pasta is homemade there as is the bread plus mostly everything else. The food is what we would have if we were in Italy or even better. I hate to add to the crowd who waits to get into the place but have to commplement them in the best forum I can.

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Thank Barry G
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