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.