Key Biscayne, FL 33149
- Sun-Thu 7am-10:30pm, Fri-Sat 7am-11pm
- All Major Credit Cards
- Banquet Facilities, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
- Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
- Full bar
- Accepted, Highly Recommended
Miami New Times' Description
The ingredients do the talking at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne's clean and classic Italian outpost with a modern twist. Raw fish junkies will melt for the Pacific Coast wild salmon crudo, visually pleasing in shades of pink and green, featuring delicate but generous slices that come nestled beside a manicured micro-herb salad drizzled with Sicilian citrus and extra-virgin olive oil. Every day is special risotto day at Cioppino, with new varieties constantly in development. Among them: eggplant and Sicilian tomato married with the highly prized Riso di Baraggia, Italy's first and only denominazione di origine protetta (DOP) rice. Tender and flaky wild Alaskan halibut is grilled, imparting a smoky char that balances well with a punchy Livornese-style sauce of tomato, onion, and capers. There's even a Cioppino Bellini, with white peach purée and Prosecco, inspired by the drink made famous at Venice's Harry's Bar. An inventive pastry team crafts desserts such as panna cotta playfully deconstructed into ice cubes and served with berry consommé. As would be expected from a luxury hotel's fine-dining restaurant, the average cost per person, including alcohol, ventures into the $60 range, and that's even if you order carefully. But it is well worth the price.
As much as we love the simple Tuscan cuisine on Cioppino's menu, we never seem able to finish our risotto scampi or signature mare e fetunta. Why? Because we gorged ourselves on the restaurant's savory bread basket, which brims with ciabatta and grissini flown in from Italy. It's even harder to stop picking at the Parmesan and rosemary lavash, baked on the premises by Cioppino's... More >>
As much as we love the simple Tuscan cuisine on Cioppino's menu, we never seem able to finish our risotto scampi or signature mare e fetunta. Why? Because we gorged ourselves on the restaurant's savory bread basket, which brims with ciabatta and grissini flown in from Italy. It's even harder to stop picking at the Parmesan and rosemary lavash, baked on the premises by Cioppino's pastry chef, Frédéric Monnet. The bread basket is served with extra-virgin olive oil from Tuscany, a unique blend from Villa Manodori Artigianale by chef Massimo Bottura. Cioppino is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Tips from foursquare
The staff here goes above and beyond to service your every need. From valet and bell stand, to front desk an house keeping... And even management. What a superb hotel! =]
Brunch is outstanding and having it with friends makes it even better.
Watch for massive iguanas!
Enjoy everything...if you can't, you need help!
Te encuentras con un servicio maravilloso! Te hacen sentir como en casa!
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