Chef Adrianne Calvo continues to expand her culinary footprint on Miami, debuting her latest restaurant Forte by Chef Adrianne last week in Coral Gables. The chef, who’s also behind restaurants like Redfish and Cracked, is highlighting Italian cuisine and ingredients for her latest venture.
Seafood dominates the appetizer section at Forte with dishes like salmon carpaccio, fish crudo, and raw tuna. The “burrata bar” offers diners three different ways to eat the creamy cheese topped with items like pistachio almond pesto, braised cippolini onions, and garlic breadcrumbs. Like any proper Italian menu, plenty of pastas can be found at Forte including classics like cacio e pepe, tagliatelle bolognese, carbonara, rigatoni, and mortadella-filled tortellini. Larger dishes like whole roasted branzino, braised lamb shank, veal chop Florentine, along with a variety of wood-fired pizzas round out the menu.
The name of the restaurant pays homage to Calvo’s mother, and her Sicilian heritage, by using her maiden name. Taking over the former Cibo Wine Bar location on Miracle Mile, Forte’s interior features plenty of rustic brick accents, medieval-styled archways, and a wine room that’s predominately on display in the middle of the space.
Forte by Chef Adrianne is located at 45 Miracle Mile in Coral Gables. Forte is now open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday. For more information visit ForteMiami.com or call 305.517.6181