Written by: Tyler Sminkey
Quattro Gastronomia Italiana has been a Lincoln Rd. staple for 10 years now, providing Italian feasts for both tourists and locals. Recently, Quattro renewed its lease on Miami Beach’s premiere pedestrian mall and is featuring an array of new dishes from new Executive Chef, Dario Bellofiore.
Quattro features both indoor and outdoor seating – outdoor is a great spot to sip wine with friends and enjoy the sights of people strolling Lincoln Rd. or a romantic dinner under the Miami night sky. We opted for a seat inside (since it’s August in South Beach) and were delighted by the chic ambiance, high ceilings and cozy tables. There is a beautifully mirrored bar facing the front door, inviting guests to walk deep into the restaurant space and showcasing a fraction of their extensive wine collection.
We sampled the Miami Spice menu (check it out here) and were delighted to see the Polpette in Umido (beef meatballs in tomatoes sauce with fresh buffalo mozzarella) appetizer option for dinner! A generous serving of meatballs come to you smothered in fresh red sauce and topped with mozzarella and fresh basil. (In case you didn’t already know: Meatballs are my favorite app.)
Our entrée selection was the Scaloppine Alla Pizzaiola, which is veal scaloppini again smothered in a creamy and tangy red sauce and accompanied by crispy potatoes tossed in fresh oregano and rosemary, but it was honestly was a tough call between that and the Ravioli Al Pesto! There’s also a Dentice Al Limone e Spinaci (grilled snapper in a lemon sauce with sautéed spinach) option which looked amazing.
The Spice menu dessert is Quattro’s famous tiramisu which is house made and paired with a smooth coffee ice cream – the perfect palette cleanser after a rich Italian meal.
Stay tuned for details on Quattro’s 10-year anniversary events and celebrations, scheduled to take place later this year! Quattro is located at 1014 Lincoln Road and is open for lunch and dinner daily.