Review: Luca Osteria is the best birthday spot
If you're looking for your next birthday dinner spot, Luca Osteria in Coral Gables is a good bet.
State of plate: The Italian restaurant, which opened in 2021, is a local favorite for its homemade pasta and laid-back, yet upscale, atmosphere.
What I ordered: My wife and I came here for my birthday last month and split three appetizers and one main.
- The star of the show was the patate fritte ($25): fried mashed potato scoops bathed in a cheese sauce and swirled with an egg yolk.
- These potato balls are surprisingly not too heavy. The trick is in the emulsified Parmesan fondue.
- The mortadella toast ($18) was a beautifully giant piece of bread from Sullivan Street Bakery with fig balsamic and pistachio.
- We finished it off with Pasta Alla Julia ($35), a gorgonzola, pear, honey and toasted walnut pasta.
With drinks and no dessert, it came out to under $150.
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