A new Coastal Italian restaurant developed in partnership between David Grutman’s Groot Hospitality and Tao Group Hospitality.

Casadonna is the debut collaboration between club experts Tao Hospitality Group and David Grutman, along with designer Ken Fulk. Casadonna - a fusion of Italian words translating to “house of the woman” - is set to debut this summer and located in the historic Women’s Club building, which is also home to Klaw. 

The 20,000-square-foot restaurant on Biscayne Bay will feature indoor and outdoor seating for more than 360 diners and a coastal Italian menu with plenty of cocktails. A 10,000-square-foot deck on the water has bar areas and a private gazebo. The design theme is “old Hollywood glamour comes to modern day Miami.” Think vaulted glass windows, original gates, elaborate chandeliers, bold floor patterning, and a covered high-ceilinged atrium offering a nod to the site’s legacy. 

The Riviera Italian menu - from chef Michael Gufca - serves up dishes including dorade served “acqua pazza,” with rock shrimp, tomato and basil; black truffle ravioli; and bistecca alla Fiorentina. The cocktail list is Italian-focused with spritzes in heavy rotation, along with the classics.