Break out the finest bottles of vino and join in a toast celebrating the grand opening of Limoncello – bringing Executive Chef Rosario Corrao’s authentic, contemporary Italian cuisine to Aventura. The exquisitely remodeled restaurant, bar and lounge, tucked away in the Concorde Plaza on Northeast 29th Avenue, is already receiving rave reviews from discerning diners thrilled to learn Limoncello proprietors Diego Franco and Enza Michienzi are teaming with internationally renowned Chef Corrao.
Chef Corrao attended culinary school in Italy, going on to collaborate with stellar restaurants, hotels and leading catering companies throughout Europe and the U.S. He earned even more local culinary notori-ety for affiliations with famous names in-cluding Art Basel, the James Beard Foundation, Versace, BICE, Caffé Milano, Pelican Café, Hyatt and Breakwater hotels. He was also featured on a Channel 6 cook-ing show and taught at Florida International University.
Limoncello, open daily for lunch and din-ner, is now welcoming friends and families delighted by the sophisticated food, vast se-lection of wines, chic interior featuring three dining rooms (including one that can be reserved for private functions) and a breezy al fresco dining terrace.
The social scene at the Limoncello bar is also the place to be seen and enjoy Happy Hour specials as well as a tantalizing Tapas menu featuring specialties including Salt & Pepper Calamari, Mussels Marinara, Truffle Fries, Grilled Shrimp, Tuna Tartar, Caprese Salad and Bruschetta.
Fresh, healthy, organic, simply superb!only begins to translate the Limoncello “on the lighter side” selection of Mediterranean-influenced fare prepared with the highest quality meats, seafood, cheeses, homemade pastas and risotto. To impress business clients or arrange a great afternoon escape, think “Limoncello for lunch!” Starting at 11:30 a.m., you can choose from Chef Cor-rrao’s daily soup creations; chopped or Cae-sar salads; pastas with creamy Alfredo or spicy tomato sauces; wild salmon, sesame-crusted tuna filet, chicken Paillard or New York steak. The special business lunch is available from Monday to Friday 11.45 a.m. – 2.30 p.m.
From 4:30 p.m. on, the more extensive dinner menu features ten different pasta dishes prepared with Chef Corrao’s leg-endary special sauces and choice of seafood, beef, veal, vegetables, parmesan or moz-zarella cheeses. Veal Scaloppine, Lamb Chop Scottadito, Filet Mignon, Caribbean Jumbo Shrimp and Sea Bass Lemon Piccata are also among “my compliments to Chef Corrao” favorites.
Before discovering why “Love is in the Cake!” is the apropos motto of Limoncello’s decadent dessert menu, you might want to feel less full – yet fulfilled by sampling salads like Chicken Mango, Greek or Shrimp Trop-icale – or the Tuna Tartar & Avocado, Grilled Shrimp and Beef Carpaccio appetizers.
Beyond a power lunch, romantic dinner or friendly gathering to share fine wine and the Tapas menu, Limoncello is the ideal venue for planning festive social and corpo-rate events. Off-site catering services are also available including party rentals and décor services.
“Limoncello” is the name of a sweet Italian lemon liqueur, mainly produced in Southern Italy – but now thanks to Chef Corrao, you can feel like you’re in Capri and toast to a taste of the sweet life at Limoncello Italian Restaurant, Bar & Lounge – close to home in Aventura (19088 NE 29th Ave). For more information or reservations, phone: 305-792-2222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.