Twelve years after they debuted Downtown mainstay Fratelli Milano owners Roberto Bearzi and Fiorella Blanco have opened up their second restaurant, Vista (5020 NE 2nd Avenue). Keeping with their Italian roots the new eatery offers up cuisine from Italy with Miami influences.
On the all-day menu are dishes like calamari with sesame salt, crudo with mango salad, Maltagliati pasta with brisket, pobalano pesto gnocchi and snapper a la plancha. The menu is the brainchild of Bearzi and chef Giuliano Leverone, who got his restaurant start as a Fratelli Milano waiter before going to culinary school and working at restaurants like Cecconi’s, Barceloneta and Matador Room, as well as New York City’s Mandarin Oriental.
The two-story, 4,000-square-foot-space located inside the newly developed Upper Buena Vista, features an indoor dining room, outdoor patio and rooftop terrace (which will debut this fall) with laid-back décor like tropical plants and bamboo finishes and an industrial façade.
Vista is now open daily, from Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to midnight, Saturday from 10 a.m. to midnight, and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Happy hour is available weekdays between 3 and 7 p.m., and brunch is available on weekends from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 305-405-7547 for more information.