Meet the Fratelli Milano!
Twin brother chefs Roberto and Emanuele Bearzi work together at Downtown Miami’s RISTORANTE FRATELLI MILANO crafting regional Italian dishes they first tasted in their mother’s Milanese kitchen. Lunchtime guests vie for breezy sidewalk tables and in the evening, the casual elegance of the candlelit dining room provides a more relaxed atmosphere.
The family-owned and operated restaurant opened in 2006 and later doubled in size to keep pace with the demand for the chefs’ reasonably-priced, soulful fare. As downtown Miami grows, so too does this small business which is truly a labor of love for the entire Bearzi family. Working along side Roberto´s wife Fiorella and their friendly staff, the brothers are inspired by the dishes they recall from early childhood in northern Italy where their grandmothers would prepare hearty soups and stews for a Sunday family feast.
These long-cherished flavors influence the lunch and dinner menus just as much as Florida’s fresh produce and ample local seafood fuel an infinite roster of daily specials. Roberto serves as Executive Chef and his brother Emanuele hand crafts delicate pastries, specialty pastas and artisanal breads. Miami’s Italian expats clamor for Chef Emanuele’s bombolone, nutella- or cream-filled Italian doughnuts that are difficult to find outside Milano.
Celebrated by top food critics, awarded by major publications and cited by global travel sites, the twin chefs are most honored by the personal reviews penned by customers on YELP, TripAdvisor & Facebook. Feeling welcomed and appreciated by the local community is deeply rewarding.