385 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables, FL 33134
If you’re looking for something authentic, I’d have to say fuhgeddaboutit. But a cool place to people watch and dine in style, come right in.
The décor is probably something I’d describe as mobster chic. The walls are crammed with memorabilia from Marc Randazzo’s (chef and owner) days as a boxer, and kitschy/gaudy religious/rat pack/Italian-American stuff. Basically, absolutely fabulous.
As for the food, pretty damn good. The menu says that all the recipes are Marc’s mom’s, and, if you don’t like any of them “call her and tell her – phone number given on request.” It’s flavorful; the sauces are just the right texture and amount; the ravioli was stuffed with the perfect amount cheese and the salad, amazing! Artichokes, ham, beans...mmmmm
The prices are a bit expensive though.. Around $20-27 for most plates. But in all fairness, when you get your plate, you’ll feel this little wave of relief because there’s just so much food. Really, they look like family-style servings. The place isn’t cheap, my fabulous foodies, but it’s not terrible either.
Randazzo’s is one of those places you come with a date or for those nights you want to be uber-fab. I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s the best Italian place around or even semi-authentic, but I can say it’s a cute, chic place to get your Mickey Blue Eyes on...