Gables Bites: Fratellino, A New Family Style Italian Restaurant


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By Patricia Guarch Wise of MIAMI NICE

The comforting thing about Italian food is that everyone knows it so well – you know what your brother orders, what your dad orders (mine, without fail, goes with fettuccini alfredo), what your mother orders. It’s comfort food in American that’s just as comforting as American food.

At Fratellino, a new Italian restaurant on Miracle Mile, they’ve mastered the art of the family style Italian restaurant. The space feels clean;just a touch modern, and on the walls hang framed family photos featuring big smiles and hugs. The restaurant is family run and the menu has all your favorites; the porcini risotto jumps out at me as well as mains like the branzino and ossobuco, for days when you’re feeling like straying from your go-to order.

While I’m eating, someone stops on the street to look at the menu posted outside and a stranger stops and effusively recommends that they stop and eat there – even pointing out his favorite dishes and making a pasta suggestion. This is a place where everyone is family, where you’re treated like you’ve known the owners forever and your name will be remembered next time you walk in. Let’s welcome Fratellino into the Gables family with a big bacio.

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