The Quattro & Segafredo teams open Via Verdi Cucina Rustica on Biscayne
Quattro-caliber dishes at Biscayne Boulevard prices
Via Verdi Cucina Rustica
6900 Biscayne Blvd, Miami
The who: Twin brothers Nicola and Fabrizio Carro (Quattro) have teamed up with mixologist Cristiano Vezzoli (Segafredo) to open Via Verdi Cucina Rustica. Fabrizio runs front of the house while Nicola helms the kitchen.
The space: The former UVA69 space is fully made over with bilevel outdoor seating and a small indoor dining room with hardwood floors, a fireplace and an intimate wine cellar for private dining.
The dishes: Italian comfort food. Prices are neighborhood-friendly with “assagi,” or small plates $5 or five for $23, starters $10-$22 and larger plates $14-$36.
Start with fresh focaccia paired with house olive oil before moving onto tapas-style plates of arancini (fried risotto balls), whipped ricotta, veal meatballs and eggplant bruschetta. Charcuterie platters can be made with speck, olives, ricotta, pecorino, pancetta or salami. Antipasti include tuna tartar with capers and tomatoes, grilled octopus over chickpea puree and veal tonato. Pastas include gnocchi with bell pepper sauce, porcini mushroom ravioli and spinach and ricotta gnudi dumplings cooked casserole-style with burrata and tomato. Hearty mains include branzino cooked with clams, olives and capers; short ribs ossobuco and roasted chicken.
Desserts include nocciolata hazelnut cake, panna cotta and Piedmontese chocolate flan with caramel sauce.
The bottom line: Quattro-caliber dishes at Biscayne Boulevard prices.
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