Recognized around the world for his passion and impeccable detail, Roberto Cavalli is an icon, designer, entrepreneur and restaurateur. Now in its second year, Cavalli Restaurant & Lounge on South Beach has added a daily lunch menu to its choices for authentic Italian cuisine in the lavish, fashion-inspired dining room or outside on the Ocean Drive veranda.
Chef Stefano Mazzi prepares authentic Italian cuisine for regular dinner service, and has now added daily lunch, complete with light fair and fresh, beach-body ready items including Carpaccio, Grilled Octopus, Heirloom Tomato Salad and Grilled Salmon with mixed greens, Cavalli lunch also features house-made Panini’s and entrees including Short Rib Ravioli and Grilled Skirt Steaks.
To ensure Cavalli enjoys a second year, and lifetime, of success, they have established a powerhouse team of industry veterans to invigorate both the restaurant and the lounge. General Manager, Lucio Zanon, will be recognizable to guests from his long-time stint at Miami’s Casa Tua. Heading up the events and private dining efforts is Amy Noel Oman who helped establish Baoli as a sought-after hotspot. Overseeing operations is Nicolas Clichy Coeur De Roy, Managing Partner, who began his career in Ibiza and honed his skills at Miami hotspots Shore Club, Delano, Setai, Grass, Table 8 and Vita. Wine expert and connoisseur Diego Rech serves as the sommelier. The lavish design was a collaboration of Roberto Cavalli and Italian-based architect, Italo Rota.
Upstairs at Cavalli is a sleek and stylish lounge perfect for after-dinner hand-crafted cocktails, bottle service and a sophisticated alternative to traditional South Beach nightlife. Cavalli Restaurants & Lounges are a worldwide brand of luxury and distinction with locations in Milan and Dubai, making the South Beach Cavalli a favorite of locals and visitors alike.
Never-before-seen photographs of Cavalli’s private moments and celebrity encounters line the walls, while décor featuring floral patterned tablecloths; Murano glasses imported from Venice; wallpaper and accessories from the Roberto Cavalli Home Collection complete the fashion mogul’s signature flair. Even the floors are signed with the fashion mogul’s name, made from the finest Italian marble found only in Italy’s Massa Carrara caves. The restaurant’s outdoor terrace, the largest of any Miami Beach eatery, transports guests to a true Italian getaway where street-side cafes, sipping espresso, and of course, Cavalli fashion are part of every day.
Upstairs, the sultry, sophisticated bar & ultra-lounge speak to Cavalli’s lifestyle of fashion, glamour and luxury; sleek steel fixtures; grandiose chandeliers; posh couches with silk cushions; chairs covered in signature prints; and glass pyramidal walls bring a welcome taste of haute couture to Miami Beach’s nightlife scene. Perfect for a night on the town or for hosting exclusive, fashionable soiree’s and incredible musical performances, the bar & lounge offers guests ‘fashion on the rocks’ featuring the designer’s self-titled vodka and an array of sexy libations.
Located at 150 Ocean Drive, Cavalli Miami Restaurant & Lounge is open daily for lunch and dinner. Telephone: (305) 695-4191; www.cavallimiami.com. Reservations are suggested; street parking & valet service is available.