A Devoted Fratelli Milano Customer, Inspired, Puts Feelings into Verse
But devoted patrons, there is no shortage. A poetic tribute to one such enclave, Fratelli Milano, was slipped under our door anonymously from a reader, and we just had to share it. You also could go to Yelp's page on this gem to know that this Italian restaurant is no joke, but what's the fun in that?
We felt so inspired after reading this love letter, we had to check it out for ourselves, and it seems like we are late to the pasta party on this one. But better late than never...
Here's the poem, some facts you may not know about Fratelli, and the resulting lunch visit in pictures.
If Heaven was on Earth, I would call it Fratelli Milano.
For there is food that would impress the Gods, and even Tony Soprano.
Every time I look at the menu, I cannot help but smile.
For how can food from this special place make the work day worth my while?
Sometimes I get chicken or steak, other days a panini.
I can't stop thinking about their soups, and fuggedabout the tortellini.
Never before have delicious salads made me lick my lips.
A favorite special is shrimp risotto with grilled asparagus tips.
Pizza is always the greatest food, but at Fratelli it's even better.
The Contadina es mi amor with Italian sausage and bell peppers.
When my stomach is feeling empty, I order Bucatini san Babila.
Which takes me away to the Mediterranean to a seaside Italian villa.
Hopefully, I never get too stuffed so I can enjoy the tiramisu.
Though my tendency is to over-order, I admit I've had quite a few.
My family, my work, and Fratelli Milano are things for which I'm zealous.
My wife thinks I'm a little weird, but I know she is jealous.
A DEVOTED PATRON (1/28/2009)
|Dont let the papitas fool you|
- Fratelli has been around for two years, and it's family-owned, so you can expect to find proprietor Fiorella Blanco also playing the hostess role.
- Dinner service has arrived at Fratelli! As of two weeks ago, the restaurant is now open from 8 a.m. - 10 p.m., Monday through Friday.
|Did we mention there's thin crust pizza?|
- All desserts, like the heavenly tiramisu, are made in-house and displayed in a delightful caffe-style glass showcase.
- Waitstaff dart back and forth like clockwork, as efficient and attentive a bunch as we've ever experienced. They mean business, just like the patrons hungry to get in and out before their afternoon meetings start.
213 SE 1st street
Miami, FL 33131
|Yesterday's specials, today's cravings|
|We recognize that framed galleria...|
|Eat in, take out, delivery.. boy is Fiorella busy!|