Quattro Gastronomia Italiana sits at the very heart of Lincoln Road Mall and serves authentic Northern Italian cuisine which closely adheres to traditional methods using the finest ingredients imported from Italy. Newly appointed Executive Chef Dario Bellofiore comes to Florida from Venice, Italy where he worked at some of the city’s most respected dining destinations including Do Forni and La Favorita. Arriving at Quattro just as the South Beach eatery celebrates its tenth anniversary, the chef brings a dazzling array of new dishes to the menu that reflect his love of Florida’s fresh produce and abundant seafood.
The restaurant’s owner, Nicola Siervo of KNR Hospitality Group notes, “After 10 years, business remains solid on Lincoln Road so we decided to renew the lease. We are excited to continue serving fine Italian cuisine on one of the most important streets in Miami to our loyal and cherished customers.” Quattro accommodates 160 guests, with seating for 80 inside a luxurious modern dining room and another 80 guests on an outside patio that overlooks Miami’s Lincoln Road Mall. Distinctly Italian accents of cognac leather and a glittering custom-designed mirrored bar with towering wine refrigerators were fashioned by Studio A Design.
Quattro General Manager Roberto Sanso draws a parallel between Chef Bellofiore’s hometown of Venice and Miami Beach; popular travel destinations surrounded by water and known for an abundance of fresh fish. The chef’s newest dishes include Polipo del Mediterraneo con Farro Legumi Pomodorini – grilled Mediterranean octopus with farro, cherry tomatoes and a lemon dressing; Insalate di Mare – a chilled shrimp, squid, bay scallops, and octopus salad; and the perfect-for-sharing Fritto Misto di Mare – a variety of fried fresh seafood. Many of the restaurant’s most popular menu items are still available in addition to the chef’s Gnocchi alla Sorrentina – handmade gnocchi with buffala mozzarella, fresh tomato sauce and basil and Paccheri con Polpo Pomodorini E Olive Taggiasca – paccheri pasta with Mediterranean octopus, taggiasca olives, and cherry tomatoes.
A hand-selected all-Italian wine list comes from owner/vintner Nicola Schon of Colle Manora Vineyard in the countryside of the Monferrato. The restaurant currently serves lunch and dinner including a popular $25 two-course lunch served weekdays.
Quattro Gastronomia Italiana 1014 Lincoln Road, South Beach 305.531.4833
Open Sunday – Thursday noon – 11pm, Friday & Saturday until 11:45pm