Permanently Closed - Spasso

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85 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Spasso is an Italian Restaurant Bar & Terrace located at the south end of Main highway in Coconut Grove.  Our menu offers rustic Italian dishes like housemade pastas and stone-fired thin crust pizzas. They are all prepared with the finest available seasonal products.
The restaurant space features a beautiful and relaxed terrazza, a newly renovated main dining floor, and a full liquor bar that promise to be one of the hottest spots in the Grove. Please Join us for a special Southern Inspired Brunch by Celebrity Chef Amaris Jones
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Southern, Soul food
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Hours of operation
Main Dining
Sunday Brunch: 11:30am - 6:00pm

Dinner:
Sunday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm

Bar&Terrace
Sunday:
11am- Closing
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Phone number
(305) 441-0219
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Gaetano Ascione
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Private party facilities
Choose from our spacious indoor restaurant setting, our ample terrace, or let us come to you.

Select from our menus, or let us assist you in developing a menu that is a perfect match to your special occasion and budget.
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Private party contact
Private Dining Coordinator: (877) 318-4723
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Franklin Ave
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2based on all time ratings
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4.2
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Unfortunately, I had to cancel my reservation. So, this review is for the time I went to lunch. Which was very good. This part is for the dinner reservation. When I called to make reservations, the phone went straight to voicemail twice. I called at after 6PM . I thought that was very strange that there was nobody to answer calls. So I changed my mind ,thinking the restaurant went out of business. Is the restaurant still under same management as last year?? I have a feeling it isn't. Depending on your answer, I will try it once again. Too bad, I was really looking forward to it.

TT
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

When we arrived at the restaurant it was closed, even though we had a confirmed reservation through OpenTable. This was a big inconvenience.

r
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

THIS RESTAURANT WAS PERMANENTLY CLOSED WHEN WE GOT THERE!!!

B
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Spazzo was closed and open table did not show that it's closed till September

W
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This restaurant is closed, even though Open Table is still making reservations. We drove over there and paid for parking and the chairs are on the tables and it's half empty. A hostess at the restaurant next door said there was a change of chefs and the restaurant is rumored to be opening again in September, but it's a mystery. And, people keep coming up expecting it to be open.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I find it outrageous to be asked for a review! We called Open Table, made a reservation and got a confirmation number. We arrived and found the restaurant closed, locked and deserted. If your company is in the reservations business I suggest you develop some way of keeping track of restaurant openings and closings, including emergency events. A simple EM, phone call or message warning us not to come would have avoided this unpleasantness and saved our evening out.

TS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I planned a special day with friends to include brunch at Spasso's, only to arrive and find out that it was closed. Open table allowed me to book at a closed restaurant. Forced us to eat at Lulu's which was great.

AG
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time coming to their brunch. Staff was very attentive and gave us great service. Brunch is a buffet and they have $15 bottomless mimosassssssssss! What more could you want?

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Loved the outdoor patio, food selection was limited but of excellent quality ( we loved the carving station with the prime beef!), service staff was professional and efficient but should have had more wait staff especially for Father's day Sunday brunch. We enjoyed the entertainment and music. Would definitely come back again!

j
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for Father's Day brunch and the food was amazing!!! Loved the chicken and waffles! The live music was also a big plus and added to our positive experience. We would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends and family!

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Not what I expected, fish was described with canneloni beans and arugala .
No taste in fish , beans were just thrown in no flavor .
Price for pasta 30. Fish 22??? How is that fish less expensive then pasta go figure .
Will not return much better restaurants then that .

NM
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spasso hosts "A feed your soul" brunch on Sunday. Catered by Amaris Jones and Chef Irie. Great flavors on the buffet like Shrimp & grits, jerk chicken, skirt steak and catfish. A la carte there is chicken & waffles and much more. Bottomless mimosa for $15. Awesome birthday celebration!

o
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Too loud and disorganized. Don't think I will dine there again.

d
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Went for mother's day brunch. They advertised Italian fiair type of food and flavor. The only Italian item were meatballs. BAD experience, will never come back. If you really know your Italian food...do your self a favor... don't go!

p
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous authentic Italian
Everything was fresh and delicious
White table cloths
Rises and lavender on each table
Chef was delightful

DR
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a wonderful meal. We love the crab cakes. The Short ribs were delicious. Thanks Chef for always giving us a yummy meal.

MP
Miami
107 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

An ideal Italian spot in the Grove. Fresh ingredients, chef eager to please and make any adjustments requested. Valet parking available. Indoor and outdoor seating.
Looking forward to returning.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Authentic Italian cuisine. Chef took the time to talk to us.

PV
San Francisco
102 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and very accommodating to a large table. Food was well prepared and delicious.

KB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A late evening get together - Great food, great service, great fun!

h
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have been to Spasso several times now and every time the food is awesome and the service is great! This was the first time I have eaten outside and other than a few unwanted guests (bugs), it was beautiful!

RS
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. The owner visits the tables during the evening.

HC
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A really great night! The bed is engaging and funny and the staff were all wonderful. The food was great. Best time out in a while thanks to the great people there.

MP
Miami
107 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good selection and variety
Fabulous crab cakes
Chef very accommodating to modifications
Reasonable valet parking option

c
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was GREAT! Pasty, good portions, really exceeded expectations. The problem was the service was not that good. If the service was better it would have been a 5! The outside dinning was really nice and the indoor seating and bar was very nice!

R
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We decided to go back to Spasso's to see if our Valentine's Day dinner was an anomaly. We asked to be seated with Sigourney as our waitress (best waitress ever) and every selection we made was superb! The Chef and the Manager both remembered us and treated us like royalty. Spasso's is a wonderful, friendly restaurant with a menu (and specials) that are out of this world. Just be sure to ask for a table "outside" as inside seating does not have the same open air, romantic feel in the air.....and we learned that even if Sigourney is working inside, you can ask for her AND be seated outside. We are very much at home here and it has become our go to restaurant!

a
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful find in Coconut Grove
Great food
Great service
Great chef

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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R
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Spasso was a delightful surprise! Honestly, I was looking for a last minute Valentine's Day reservation for my wife and I when much to my surprise, I came upon Spasso's on Open Table with open reservation times. Much more, I came to learn, than it ever deserved. There shouldn't have been a single open table! We were greeted immediately by the nicest and I'd venture to say one of the best waitresses I've ever been served by, Sigourney. Within five minutes, the General Manager introduced himself followed five minutes later by the Head Chef. Not hello, have a nice evening but a full engaging discussion including decanting and pouring our wine all evening by the GM and complete insight to the menu by the top guy in the kitchen. Everything we ate that evening was outstanding, the service spectacular and even the outdoor seating on a "somewhat" busy street tuned out entirely. And after 25+ years of marriage and being almost ready for Medicare it wasn't all cupid and the arrows blinding us to a great meal and a really fabulous location. Call, ask for an outside table in front of the window to the restaurant and ask for Sigy. Beautiful (and married with beautiful children) Sigourney. You cannot be disappointed!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Disappointed. Was expecting homemade pasta, but definitely did not receive that. Sauce was good, but pasta not so much.

BB
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was great, as well as the service. Was really impressed that the chef Gaetano came out to check on the tables, and took the time to talk with us. Very enjoyable dining experience. Would definitely return! Also kudos to the bartender on the craft cocktails!

LS
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great, accommodating. The three of us ordered three dishes and one appetizer. All were very good. We were able to sit outside on their nice patio on a quiet evening. We weren't expecting a great meal so it was a wonderful surprise. We will be back.

LO
Miami
89 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

This was our 2nd visit. The 1st time we walked in when they 1st opened and since then had been meaning to go back. Both time the food was very good, unfortunately this last time the service was poor and inattentive. Granted that it was New Year's Day and they only had one server & one bus boy, but the restaurant was not packed. An acknowledgement such as will be with you shortly would have been welcomed. You bring a bottle of white wine to the table, he customer should not have to ask for an ice bucket. You look at the table and there is no silver ware, you bring it. On top of that 20% gratuity added. Will give it another try since the food was very good.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best crab cakes this side of Maryland! Great food, authentic and great service.

H
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visit. Great meal with great service to match. Food was delicious and the wine list offered a reasonable value-set of options. We sat outside on the patio and enjoyed the night air. Chef came by the table multiple times to check to make sure everything was to our liking. Highly recommend.

PS
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We have recently relocated to Miami and found the food the best Italian we have had locally and on par with the best we've had in the Northeast. Selections are great, portions balanced and the chef is very passionate about his food. We will be making Spasso a regular stop.

AR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate here for first time on Christmas Eve. Chef came by multiple times, warm and engaging. Made great recommendations, crab cake was terrific. Ricotta cheese cake to end was perfect. This place is great. I'm really picky when it comes to Italian food and this place will now be my new go to in Miami. Waited a long time for a place like this!

t
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were warmly greeted by the hostess, while she was checking the tables, the chef came out and seated us. It was later so it wasn't too crowded. He suggested the perfect bottle of wine for us. Our caprese appetizer came out as quickly as we ate it. It was prepared with quality mozzarella and thick tomatoes. My husband ordered the fish of the day, swordfish, and he enjoyed the portion size and the meal. I had the funghi risotto which came out fresh and hot. Risotto can be tricky but this was a balance of softness and crunch. We are thrilled to have stumbled across it and will definitely recommend to friends and be back ourselves.

h
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my second experience eating a Spasso and I enjoyed it as much as the first! I visit Miami regularly and will be back!

d
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant, service was excellent and food superb

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