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Cipriani Downtown Miami

Map & Directions 465 Brickell Ave.
Miami, FL 33131
  • Italian
  • Daily 12pm-12am
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar


Miami New Times' Description

During the Roaring Twenties in Venice, Italy, a bartender named Giuseppe Cipriani loaned a customer 10,000 lire (about $5,000) after hearing that the man, a wealthy Bostonian named Harry Pickering, was cut off from his fortune after his family found out he was drinking much of his money away. Sure, that was generous for a bartender, but the gesture was well rewarded. Two years later, a flush Pickering returned the money with interest, giving the stunned Cipriani 90,000 lire — enough to open a bar of his own. Harry's Bar quickly became the haunt of authors and celebrities. Orson Welles, Truman Capote, Noel Coward, Janet Leigh, and Ernest Hemingway would come for Cipriani's signature dry martini, served in a stemless glass, and stay for the night. The bar was declared a landmark in 2001 and is a major "to do" for visitors, along with riding in a gondola. The Cipriani name still embodies elegance, and the brand has expanded with bars and restaurants in New York, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Monte Carlo, Ibiza, Moscow, and Abu Dhabi. The rich, famous, and beautiful still frequent Cipriani restaurants for beautiful cocktails and an evening of romance and glamour. In the past, Cipriani has alluded to opening in Miami, even planning a resort hotel in Miami Beach. But, sadly, nothing came to fruition — until now. Cipriani now has a location at Icon Tower in Brickell. Although Hemingway or Capote or even Giuseppe Cipriani have never set foot in this new location, we'll still raise a dry martini to the friendly ghosts of Ciprianis past and to the promise of a new crop of beautiful and intelligent people to come.

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  • Eater on 01/03/14

    The opening of Cipriani, marked restaurateur brothers 20th worldwide expansion. Their Miami spot brings together all the Italian cuisine and glamour they’re best known for.

  • Julio R. on 07/10/13

    IT was good, Nothing out of This world

  • Miami New Times on 06/26/13

    Best of Miami 2013- Best Glorious Restaurant: Cipriana Downtown Miami. Dry martinis enojyed by famous figures in history, Cipriana will enjoy the glamours status as future stars come to share a drink

  • Daria T. on 12/27/13

    I got poisoned with food here yesterday!!!! Had lunch and dinner here yesterday, cause i live nearby. I ordered scampi tempura and custom made risotto with langoustine #worst #experience #cipriani

  • Adolfo S. on 12/27/13

    The Steak Tartar, is amazing, and the pasta is delicate and very homie, but the dessert is by far the best. You can't go wrong.

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