Tao Group Hospitality, renowned for its illustrious restaurants, continues its legacy with the grand unveiling of Casadonna in collaboration with Groot Hospitality, an exquisite coastal Italian restaurant nestled along the pristine shores of Biscayne Bay in Miami.
Casadonna marries its seaside locale and marine-inspired design with a culinary ethos centered on Italian ingredients and techniques, particularly hailing from towns like Naples and Positano. David Grutman, founder of Groot Hospitality, expressed the uniqueness of Casadonna, stating, “From the fresh Italian menu to its unbeatable waterfront views, we see Casadonna bringing something new to Miami dining—and we know it will be unforgettable.”
The menu showcases signature dishes such as crispy young artichoke, royal dorade aqua pazza, and bistecca Fiorentina. A crudo bar adds a light touch with offerings like langoustine ceviche, tuna carpaccio, and caviar, serving as delightful precursors to heartier handmade pastas like agnolotti, campanelle Bolognese, and scialatelli al limone—topped with a generous touch of caviar. Complementing these culinary delights are Casadonna’s dolce vita–inspired cocktails and an extensive wine list, catering to diverse palates.
The opening heralds Tao Group’s entrance into the Miami market, bringing its maximalist aesthetic to the Magic City. Housed within a Mediterranean-revival building listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, Casadonna boasts multiple distinct spaces, each contributing its unique ambiance. The double-height Courtyard Bar, designed to evoke a secret garden, features a retractable roof and second-story arcade. The Loggia Dining Room, adorned with parquet wood floors and custom blown-glass chandeliers, provides an elegant setting. The Ocean Bar at the rear allows for al fresco dining on the bay-facing terrace.
Noah Tepperberg, co-CEO of Tao Group, expressed enthusiasm for the partnership with Groot Hospitality, stating, “It’s an honor to be in such an important landmark within the city, and it’s exciting to have partnered with Groot Hospitality on this venture. David and his team know Miami deeply, and with our combined strengths, I have no doubt Casadonna is going to become an instant classic.”
With Tao Group’s extensive global reputation for delivering exceptional dining experiences, Casadonna is poised to join the ranks of timeless classics in the culinary landscape.