Fratellino Ristorante

At Fratellino Ristorante, you’re family. As you walk into the intimate Italian restaurant, owner Beto DiCarlo personally welcomes you with a hug and a contagious smile. The family-owned-and-operated Italian eatery opened on Miracle Mile in 2015, serving exquisite Italian fare, and it has built a loyal local following.

DiCarlo comes from a long line of Italian chefs and restaurateurs. The menu consists of the best items the DiCarlo family has served in South Florida over the last three decades. The cuisine is a mixture of southern and northern Italian influences.

Start with the burratina—creamy, fresh mozzarella with prosciutto, black olives, and large tomato slices drizzled with an aged balsamic glaze. The rolled eggplant with ricotta cheese, mozzarella, and a home-made marinara sauce is also fantastic. Even picky eaters who are skeptical of eggplant will enjoy this appetizer.

For entrées, order the ricotta cheese gnocchi with a four-cheese sauce and crispy gratiné. The gnocchi are shaped like scallops and melt in your mouth. The Chilean sea bass risotto, another good choice, features lobster and shrimp with crunchy asparagus.

There’s an excellent selection of Italian and Napa Valley wines in a variety of styles and price ranges to accommodate all tastes and budgets.