Located directly across the street from Joes Stone Crab
Located directly across the street from Joes Stone Crab with a beautiful outdoor seating area with a great buzz and people watching. Manager Jason and our server Luigi made what started out as a bad vibe with our initial server into a great night. We could tell we were not going to hit it off with the server who was initially assigned to us. . A change was made and everything changed 180 degrees for the better. For the food let me start by saying that if you're into spicy nouveau fushion type foods then this might not be the place for you. The dishes while very flavorful are more elegant and subtle. With rosemary, thyme and a prudent use of garlic are the main spices coupled with high quality ingredients skillfully prepared and artfully plated. We started with crispy polenta, one of my favorites of the night. Tomato salad, watermelon salad which I will say is a must order. Jason provided a complimentary bread and prosciutto board which was delicious. The bread is worth a visit on its own!For entrees we had hangar steak, delicious. We had the branzino that I was told was perfection. We had what they call pizza but is really more like a flat bread which was outstanding! We had veal Milanese also a must order. In all the menu is diverse and has something for every palate. Cocktails were also very good. Deserts were tiramisu, profiteroles and ice cream. All were fantastic. We were so delighted we made reservations right there at the table for a return visit with more friends.
My friends and I had reservations on a lovely night and
My friends and I had reservations on a lovely night and opted to sit outside in their beautiful patio. Because it was already a windy night, the fans they had mounted on nearby poles were not needed but good to know they are there. Everything was cutely decorated with lots of covered songs played in the background. Drinks included Rosso di Sera, Spaziala, and Miss Gabby and all were great depending on what you are looking for. We shared a gem salad, nicoise salad, mussels and a suggested order of foccaccia to soak up the broth. The gem salad was light and represented a traditional salad while the nicoise salad was more pungent with tuna, red onionis, and string beans. I loved the mussels as well as their presentation in the mini pot. For the focaccio, I had higher hopes that it was going to be thicker and more chewy for the broth. Entrees shared included the Rita pizza, Veal Milanese, bucatini bolognese, and Fettuccine Aragosta. The pizza was the ideal dough I was hoping for with lots of prosciutto, cheese, and truffle oil on top, yum! The veal was massive having to be at least a foot long. It had a beautiful crust with a fresh arugula and tomato salad. The bucatini was fun to eat as it reminded me of Chef Boyardee's Beefaroni but tasted so much better. The fettuccine was more simply season with a little cheese allowing the lobster to shine. Overall, I had a wonderful experience! The food was great, service was top knotch, and portions were more generous than other establishments. I would love to come again!
The ambiance of the restaurant was really nice with all the
The ambiance of the restaurant was really nice with all the greenery and flowers everywhere. The food was also very good and full of amazing flavor. I got the fiocchetti and it was absolutely amazing. My husband got the short rib ravioli and it was good, but we both loved my dish more lol I just took one star off because we had requested outdoor seating when we made the reservation and when we arrived they told us it was actually first come, first serve. Not sure why it would even be an option to reserve outdoors if they won't grant it. But overall really great place!
We are on vacation in Miami beach and we had lunch in this Italian restaurant. We made many requests but our waiter Mateo was very patient and suggested us right food. Beautiful environment and really good food, some drinks from the menu weren’t available.
The drinks and the food of this place are incredibly. Thanks a lot Rosario, we love your service and recomendations! We are gonna come back for more
So Provençal. Service on point and our server Danieli was excellent. Delicious food: salads and pasta and fish. Wine list small but not too expensive. Overall great spot.
Fantastic Atmosphere, Beautiful Restaurant and Bar
If you want a fantastic atmosphere and a beautiful setting to have dinner and /or drinks then go to this restaurant. We stopped for drinks and were directed to the upstairs bar. Wow is all I can say. It was marvelous. Such a great atmosphere and beautiful bar, upscale, and the bartenders were amazing. They know how to make a drink. Perfection is all I can say. When you order a drink there too will be getting it the way it is suppose to made and mixed. So professional and friendly and helpful. The design and colors and layout is over the top. I could go there every night and be content. I don’t like the name but you have to stop by and take it all in. You won’t be disappointed.
Amazing food and ambiance is so beautiful and amazing.
Would recommend all the pastas and margarita pizza!
Nice outdoor setting. You have to try their pizza because it is the best thing on their menu. We had the mussels but they were dry and did not care for the broth. Service was good but a little to expensive for my taste.
My recent brunch experience at Call Me Gaby, an Italian
My recent brunch experience at Call Me Gaby, an Italian restaurant, was a delightful surprise. The atmosphere was warm and inviting, and the food was absolutely incredible.To start, we ordered the Watermelon Salad, which was a refreshing and colorful dish with pistachios and cheese. The Charcuterie was also a highlight of the meal, with a great selection of cured meats and cheeses that were expertly paired with bread and a variety of condiments.For our main courses, we ordered the Veal Milanese and roasted Eggplant both of which were cooked to perfection. The Veal Milanese was crispy and flavorful, and the Eggplant was perfectly roasted. It was clear that the kitchen paid close attention to the quality of the ingredients and the preparation of each dish.For dessert, we indulged in the Raspberry Panna Cotta and Tiramisu, both of which were decadent and rich. The Raspberry Panna Cotta was perfectly creamy and tangy, and the Tiramisu was light and airy with just the right amount of espresso flavor.Overall, our brunch experience at Call Me Gaby was exceptional. The food was delicious and expertly prepared, and the atmosphere was warm and inviting. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a memorable culinary experience.
. As a local, this is the type of restaurant that offers a wide variety.. simple but so elegant and delicious.. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.
We came here with friends the day after new years.
The menu had a a lot of items out of stock due to the busy night the day before but the dishes were did get were amazing. The server was extremely ice and knowledgeable. The ambiance was perfect sitting in the courtyard. Will definitely be back!
Let me start off by saying, bravo to the entire Call Me
Let me start off by saying, bravo to the entire Call Me Gaby team. We held a big dinner party (13 guests) last Saturday and everything was fantastic! We were running late and the hostess coordinated and handled everything with grace; as you'd hope a very busy restaurant would on a Saturday evening. Our server was also fantastic - but honestly, the food was the real highlight here. This is, hands down, one of the best resturants in Miami Beach and if you haven't been yet, you've been sleeping on this place. The outdoor patio is beautiful, but the ambiance upstairs is stunning and I'm so happy that's where we were. The service was exceptional and their events team knocked it out of the park. Victoria, you absolutely killed it. Thank you so much for making this dinner nothing short of perfect.
Such cool vibes love the ambiance! First time we got a cute
Such cool vibes love the ambiance! First time we got a cute table outside for a late lunch and tried pizza and spaghetti pomodoro. Both good. Second time was a full house so I e ate upstairs at the bar. The bartender was so friendly and so nice. Made our experience super nice. Food was delish.
Decent food, terrible service
Very busy place. My wife ordered the Focaccia and the pasta with clam sauce. I ordered a salad and the pot of meatballs and focaccia. My wife got her focaccia and 25 minutes later I finally got the salad and the waiter also brought the pot of meatballs with the bread and my wife’s order. I had to rush through the salad the make sure the meatballs would still be warm. The meatball dish was delicious but should have been served separately from the salad. Bad service.
Wonderful and fun Italian restaurant.
Atmosphere is eclectic , just the place to see and be seen across the street from the emblematic "Joe's Stone Crab".Food is wonderful, tasty, authentic and very well presented and service was very good (very good, not great).When you go, try to be seated outside, in the "garden", dining al fresco in south beach adds to the experience.Parking is a challenge, but heck we're in Miami...Pricey !!!....Bon Appetito....
Poor service and still got slapped with 20% gratuity!!!
Poor service and still got slapped with 20% gratuity!!! Obviously, it is the house norm to apply a FORCED 20% GRATUITY on all customers and that's the reason why their service SUCKS. There's no incentive to do it right AT ALL. The host sat us down and we waited 15 minutes for the server ANTONIO (an Italian fellow) to show up to serve us water and to take our order. He got our order, brought the appetizers relatively quickly and later DISSAPPEARED for another 15-20 minutes. I had to ask other waiters around me for ANTONIO; they all apologized and promised to call him promptly back to our table. That never happened. When I stood up to go and get him myself, as soon as I found him chatting near the kitchen entrance he said with a smile on his face, "Sorry... I was on an important personal call.... (FOR 15 minutes!!!)". A terrible lie. I obviously called the Manager and complained. The Manager was kind enough to give us the desserts for free as a way to excuse the inexcusable. In the meantime, ANTONIO ruined the night for us and still got a 20% FORCED TIP from us. Never going back and not recommending it to anyone I care about.
Beautiful garden, decent, not great, food.
They might be famous for their pizza and we didn't try it, I will give them that. But what we tried was good, not great, smth like 6 out of 10, roughly. The garden, though, is very pretty, so the overall experience is positive.
Went here for dinner based on the recommendation of our daughter who was here earlier in the year. She raves about the food and the service. Her recommendation was spot-on! The service was exceptional from the moment we arrived until we left. The food was amazing. The servers were super helpful in making suggestions. Portions are decent, but large enough to share (if you wish). Great flavors and the cocktail offerings are varied and very well made. Bottom line: we liked this place so much we cancelled a reservation later during our vacation to come back to Call Me Gaby again. Most important was the visit was as nice as the first. If you’re looking for a really nice Italian restaurant in SoFI, this is your place. Be sure to call ahead for a reservation as this place is quite popular. You’ll be glad you did.