Caffe Abbracci
Caffe Abbracci

Caffe Abbracci

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://caffeabbracci.com/welcome/about-us/
  • Phone: 3054410700x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:30pm;
    Dinner Monday through Thursday: 6:00pm - 11:00am,
    Friday & Saturday 6:00pm-12:00am,
    Sunday 6:00pm-11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Mauro: Executive Chef, 21 years with Caffe Abbracci Hometown: Ferrara, Italy
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Call for Information
  • Entertainment: Italian Music
  • Special Events: Call for Information - We have special menus for all of your special events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Aragon Avenue Between 42nd (LeJeune Rd) and Salzedo St.
  • Public Transit: LeJeune & Aragon Avenue
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Meter parking also availible.
A word from Caffe Abbracci
True to his native Venice, owner Nino Pernetti continues his time-honored tradition of bringing the enjoyment of quintessential classic Italian dishes to the palates of discerning patrons. Extraordinary accolades, such as the coveted AAA Five Diamond, Dirona, Mobil Awards, are a testimony to the dedication and commitment to perfection made at this exceptional restaurant
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Caffe Abbracci reviews from OpenTable diners
94 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (42)neighborhood gem (38)romantic (37)fit for foodies (26)good for groups (25)great for lunch (21)notable wine list (18)hot spot (16)late-night find (10)kid-friendly (5)vibrant bar scene (5)great for outdoor dining (5)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We did not have a bad dish. From salad to dessert, all parties were extremely pleased with their food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food warmer or microwave changed it
    fran330VIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Food was tasty but clearly had been sitting in a food warmer too long or put in the microwave. We both ordered fish. The plate was steaming hot so much so when the waiter put it down, he said not to touch the plate. Becauce of the reheat process - the sauce on the fish hardened and the angle hair pasta with oil/garlic was actually crisp. It's too bad because the food itself was nicely seasoned but that reheat process changed the consistency of the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent as usual
    BroncoVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    As usual, we had a fine experience at Caffe Abbracci. My only complaint is that my lamb chops were a bit fatty, which is unusual for this fine establishment. Other than that everything was excellent and I will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really incredible dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We will definitely return to Cafe Abbracci for a special occasion. A little pricey for every-day dining, but just wonderful food and atmosphere for a special day. The service was impeccable, as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 25 years in Miami says alot!
    MsPickyVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Caffe Abbracci is a family favorite and one that stands the test of time. Even if it is not on the menu - ask - they will be as accommodating as they can be to cook what you wish (Italian of course!). Can get a little noisy as the evening gets later but an enjoyable dinner always.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Realfoodguy
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Caffe Abbracci is a classic. It's been there a long time, excellent food and service - enjoyable clientele. Always see somebody that I know. Staff always makes you feel welcome. Wonderful restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday
    cgriffin
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This is our favorite Italian spot!! The service is wonderful! The food is amazing! The atmosphere is romantic, sophisticated, and provides a perfect spot to share good conversation with an intimate feel. We have had dates here, as well as dinner with family and friends. It is the perfect spot for great Italian food, a great glass of wine, and to have a good conversation. If you're going for a scene, people watching this is not your place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for business
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Food is average but good service and very nice ambiance. Great for business meeting.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good service
    Mypcsa
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We had really nice experience also because we have been comming since 25 years ago. Congratulations to all staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great italian with great tradition
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The meal was great. I recommend all the plates on the menus, plus those not on it. Some plates that classic Italian dishes are not on the menu, but if you ask they will prepare them for you. High recommended if you want authentic Italian meals.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Great food ,Bar and most of all the staff. Very professional, friendly and accommodating . In the mood for something other then their extensive menu , no worries ,just ask and they'll get it done . Been coming for years and still as consistent as it was from day one. Bono Appetite !
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nino ....your slipping
    flyguy
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Had dinner @ Café Abbracci this past Sat. and was given a table for 2 in the overflow room right next to a huge 20 party table, Service personal went about their jobs in a rote manner without any sense of enthuasium or excitement upon answering menu questions or reciting the daily specials. Everyone seemed to be waiting and preping for the upcoming big group, or possible celebrity? Food was just OK . pasta dishes served warm instead of piping hot. The Fruit del mar was only Fair, I have had much better. The desert kept the same pace. Moultin chocolate cake skimpy and served like a scoup of ice cream at your local diner. Overall what should have been a special night was not. Not horrible but not like I remember Abbracci years ago.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Customer appreciation luncheon.
    Orlandovisitor
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We invited one of our best customers to a lunch to present him with an award. The decor, service and food were outstanding and the noise level was perfect (enough to know you were in a nice restaurant, but no roar and you still could have a great low voiced conversation). Just an excellent restaurant and while the food was excellent, the service was 5 Star quality.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Italian food
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I spend a lot of time in Italy & the food here is every bit as good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Abracci, a traditional Italian food
    thedarling1953
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I think this is a traditional Italian restaurant, a tasteful, good service and excellent cuisine. The truth would ask just a better choice in the wine
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waiters are in a hurry all the time
    VICMARTIN
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Food was very good. Linguini with butter and garlic was excellent. Waiters are always pushing to take orders, sometimes rude if you didn't understand their explanation on a specific dish. Ice cream order had a piece of plastic, they replaced it but no apologies.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good old standard
    Luis
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Cafe Abbracci has been around for 25 years and it shows its age. The decor is funky-trying to be elegant and the service is professional. The food is good, but not inventive or exciting. This is a place where you know what to expect and you get it.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not a traditional Italian cafe
    Archie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great calamari .. But not a meatball in the place.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excelellent restaurant.
    Victor54
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Everytime we visit Miami we have as a Tradition yo visit this excelente restaurant
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Coral Gables Italian
    elimarVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    A delicious experience!! The restaurant is divided into a main dining room and a smaller room off to the right. We ate in the smaller room so it was quieter. The restaurant was very busy. My lamb chops and my friend's linguine putenesca were outstanding and we would dine here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday dinner
    lonster
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Regulars for a birthday dinner. Service was fair. So was the food. Still most enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Divine
    Ghansen
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food was excellent. Can't wait to go back. Service okay.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice service, very average food
    BGallynVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Took a group of five and thought the place looked nice. Loris was nice and that was where it ended. The waiter seemed disinterested and more into turning the table than providing service. Tried the goat cheese appetizer which was a disaster. My veal was so bad I had to ask for two lemons just to get some flavor. The food came out so quick, I thought I was at Olive Garden. My other diners seemed fine with the food, so maybe it was my expectations. Try this place if you must but I hope you have better luck.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice food, nice wine, nice ambiance
    thefoodie
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The food is reasonably priced, the wine is good and also well priced and the service was really good
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Italianisimo..!
    EMantica
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Did reservations for my anniversary, service was outstanding, called me by my last name every time i requested something, took a dessert with a happy anniversary and i didn't even request it. Food was amazing, great place.!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent in every way.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Great food, service and ambiance! What else can I say. Best all around!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sophisticated and Delicious
    SpgesqVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Caffe Abbracci is an old style "tablecloths" Italian restaurant that is also a "hot" spot for Miami business people and politicos. They will greet you by name and the service is excellent. The only thing better is the food, which is elegant and consistently delicious. I love going here and taking clients, who agree it is special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently great food
    IloveAbbracci
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I have been eating at Café Abbracci for over 20 years. The food is consistently wonderful and the portions are generous. It's a great place to meet a client for lunch, as you can finish in under an hour. The service is equally great as the food. The restaurant also is great for dinner dates, business dates, and special occasions. Despite lots of new restaurants popping up over the years, I need look no further, as Nino's place is perfect in my book.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good Coral Gables Italian
    DineOutALot
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    We had a great time at Caffe Abbracci. The food was very good and very well served, the wait staff was efficient and attentive and fun to interact with, and most importantly the kitchen was willing to customize our meal. The chef made a simple and very good linguini pasta with olive oil, garlic, and pepper flakes for us that was not on the menu - and we were told that if there was anything else from Italian cuisine that we wanted, the chef would see if he could make it. The Chianti that the wait staff helped us choose was really good and well suited to the food we ordered. We would definitely recommend this restaurant for those who want really good food and service without the noisy distractions of today's "hip" entertainment restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 65 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 181 reviews are from the Caffe Abbracci reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Disappointed. Food very poor. Service barely average. Saw waiter pour glass of water from a table back in jug. I will never go back. Always had good meal and service at this restaurant previously.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • always good food
    Kristine10VIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    it has been consistently good for over 23 years that I've been going both for lunch and dinner. It wasn't busy on Tuesday thanks to the Heat game which kept the noise level down which was nice....some nights it can get very crowded and noisy
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cuqui
    Cuqui
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Love my Open Table!! - Always sure to find a great place to dine at.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Caffe Abbracci
    lucy
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    One of our favorite Gables restaurants. Service is always efficient, professional, helpful, pleasant. A welcoming atmopsphere- will accommodate special requests and will alter dishes for diners. Food comes out hot and attractively plated. An overall enjoyable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    MiamiNative
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Great service but the waiters need to work on their English!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliably great
    NJBM
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    This is the third or forth time that I have been back to Caffe Abbracci. Not a chain. A local Gem. Service is personalized - even to relative strangers. No problem transferring the check from the bar to the dining room. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food...great find!
    ZoltVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Was looking for a moderately priced upper scale restaurant to host a business meeting and open table came through again! Food was great. Wine was great! And the pricing was very reasonable. And the meeting was a success. Kudos to our waiter who was attentive......
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A new Miami favorite
    Sophie
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Caffe Abbracci exceeded every expectation - outstanding food, wonderful staff - no detail overlooked. I found the restaurant on line and would actually make a special trip to Miami just to eat there again. It was great to find a restaurant that understands service and quality, without feeling the need to be trendy.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My Favorite Coral Gables Restaurant
    SpgesqVIP
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    This established Italian restaurant is a great place to meet clients and other business associates. It has an air of elegance and importance and is frequented by politicians, lawyers, bankers and others at lunchtime. I've never gone at dinnertime, so perhaps it is more romantic. The service is excellent as is the food. I love their pasta and fish dishes and amazing desserts. The Chihulli glass chandelier and wall decorations are colorful and rich and compliment the neutral room. I go back again and again and am never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exceptional
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    I would definitely recommend this restaurant and am looking forward to coming back. The waiters were friendly and beyond excellent. Everything they recommended was amazing. The Lobster Ravioli was to die for. The four cheese Risotto was out of this world.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Late-Night Find, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RemeVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    People want to see and be seen. On Fridays and Saturdays and for lunch people are looking for their friends.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic