Ignazio and Maggio – the young heirs to the illustrious Cipriani hospitality empire – have already made their mark on Miami with Mr. C Coconut Grove. The luxurious yet humble ambiance of the fresh hotel LA chain with roots stretching all the way from Venice has a legacy to uphold and the brothers know this.
Mr. C Coconut Grove
“Mr. C represents a modern vision of old-world simplicity and stylish European glamour,” says Ignazio when describing their concept. “I think having a father and grandfather who worked very hard to achieve what they did was the best example for us.”
Refined yet sensible, the lobby of Mr. C Coconut Grove
Harkening back to their ancestors (who’s legendary Harry’s Bar in Venice has served luminaries like Ernest Hemingway, Humphrey Boggart, Princess Aspasia, Truman Capote, and George Clooney to name only a few distinguished patrons), Ignazio and Maggio show a deep understanding of their legacy. With these intentions, the two have also launched the ultra-lux yet austere Bellini Restaurant and Bar, a faithful and modest ode to the culinary arts of their Italian heritage.
Ignazio and Maggio Cipriani
Inquisitive explorers of tastes throughout the Mediterranean coast and Tuscan countryside, the brothers have delivered these to other Mr. C locations around the world, but Mr. C Coconut Grove is special. Bellini’s modern take on traditional Italian cuisine can be experienced with poolside dining or at exclusive catered events, followed by a visit to the cocktail bar to sample the encyclopedic collection of fine wines from around the world. It’s also an inviting atmosphere to experience its namesake drink Bellini, the classic prosecco and peach puree invented at Harry’s Bar in 1948, or the modern mandarin and prosecco Mr. C Cocktail.
Austere subtlety alongside exquisite dining and drinks is Bellini’s modus operandi
Open for breakfast, lunch, as well as dinner, Bellini’s selections – inspired by family custom – include delicate Crudi di Pesce, and plates of pasta like Tagliolini with Zucchini and Scampi, Bucatini Cacio and Pepe, and Spaghetti with Sea Urchin, all served with a European sensibility. The lunch menu offers plenty of grilled dishes alongside a combination of panini and salad alternatives, including the endive salad with avocado, pear, and pecorino, served with the Mr. C Club Sandwich. For dinner, branzino with crushed tomatoes, olives, and parsnip puree or baked polenta with stracchino cheese and mushrooms, langoustine scampi carpaccio, tagliatelle with saffron and pancetta are refined delicacies marinated in Italian perfection.
Mr. C Coconut Grove’s rooftop pool features stunning ocean views
“Coconut Grove is iconic to Miami,” states Ignazio. “It combines natural beauty and spectacular views of both Biscayne Bay and the ocean, an artsy vibe, unique boutiques, a vast selection of restaurants, and one of the largest marinas in South Florida.”
Il Giardino pays tribute to outdoor European aesthetic while never losing touch of Miami’s tropical ambiance
With respect to the Miami culture, Mr. C Coconut Grove features architecture from Arquitectonica in collaboration with Martin Brudnizki Design Studio, accomplishing a unique South Florida aesthetic fused with the Italian glamour the chain exemplifies. A valued addition to South Florida’s ever-blossoming cultural renaissance, Bellini is doing a good job of living up to its predecessors’ legacies.
Bellini at Mr. C Coconut Grove has an exemplary menu promising Tuscan vibes in The Magic City
4699 Ponce de Leon Blvd
Coral Gables, FL 33146