A visit from the Miami Herald's Victoria Pesce Elliot dubs the recently opened and much-buzzed about Cipriani in Brickell two star worthy. "This is indeed the place to be seen", writes Elliot, "The food and service, on the other hand, fluctuate as dramatically as the Venetian tides".
? a bungling team of waiters and bussers seemed to be enacting a Three Stooges skit. No one seemed to know whose dishes went where or when to clear empty plates.One waiter tried to squeeze lemon on my pasta. Another took my drink before I had finished half of it — and at $17, you will want every sip of the signature Bellini made with hand-squeezed white peach juice.She praises dishes like like "the perfectly shaved, red-as-roses beef carpaccio", the taglionlini and "deliciously bitey baby broccoli di rabe", but says others like the "skin-on branzino" had "not a hint of flavor" and the eggplant parmesan delivered "an unfortunate bitter twinge". Finally she ends with this: "When the handsome Cipriani brothers get their front- and back-of-the-house teams in order, this will be an ideal spot to bring a date or a client to close the deal. Until then, wait for an invitation".
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· All Coverage of Cipriani Downtown on Eater [EMIA]