Update: The designer and his team enlisted the aid of renowned restaurant and nightlife impressarios Karim Masri and Nicola Siervo of KNR Hospitality Group to open South Beach’s newest go-to hotspot. At the helm of the kitchen will be executive chef Stefano Mazzi, whose Tuscan roots and three decades of traditional Italian cooking in restaurants across the globe inspired much of the menu.

Unfortunately, we just found out the restaurant will not be open in time for New Year’s Eve. Cavalli Miami Restaurant & Lounge is slated to open to the public in early 2014.

After setting up outlets for top entertainment and night life experience in Dubai and Milano, Roberto Cavalli heads to Miami to woo merry makers just in time for the festive season. Cavalli Miami Restaurant & Lounge has opened its doors to be crowned as the designer’s first entertainment location in the US.

Cavalli_Miami_Restaurant_&_Lounge_2A must visit for all the well-heeled party-goes who are looking forward to welcome the New Year at the newest hot party spot! Located at Miami Beach’s most coveted address, Ocean Drive, the store is nestled inside an art-déco villa. Spread over two floors across 550 square meters, it brings the best of the Made-In-Italy gourmet world at Miami’s door step.

Cavalli_Miami_Restaurant_&_Lounge_1Roberto has teamed up with architect Italo Rota in transforming the place with Cavalli-styled grandeur, architecture and decor. Step inside the whitewashed building to find an intimate restaurant hall where luxury and innovation create a unique ambience, allowing the clients to live a ‘total experience’ in pure Cavalli style. The official site also states that on the first floor, a modern ‘lounge room’ embodies the glamorous soul of the designer, hosting exclusive and fashionable parties and events where guests can sip on Roberto Cavalli Vodka-based cocktails. Diners can also indulge in acoustic pleasure as a refined musical selection by the best song artists is assured. Those who seek some fresh air can also opt for al fresco dining on the restaurant’s large terrace.

Cavalli_Miami_Restaurant_&_Lounge_4True to the designer’s signature style, the chairs are covered in leopard print and the tables sport floral designs. Cavalli home collection designs can also be seen on the pillows, wall coverings and floor designs.

Cavalli_Miami_Restaurant_&_Lounge_6Satiate your cravings with fine foods and top quality cuisine along with an a la carte menu that includes both International and traditional Italian recipes. The lounge also offers a separate but just as eclectic selection.

Three_Wine_Vintages_Roberto_Cavalli_The “Three Wine Vintages” by Roberto Cavalli Tenuta Degli Dei are beautifully enclosed in a wooden box and make a refined New Year gift.

Roberto_Cavalli_chocolate_praline_boxCavalli Miami Restaurant & Lounge also offers an opportunity to indulge with the sinful Roberto Cavalli chocolate praline box.

Roberto_Cavalli_Vodka_Wine_CollectionRoberto Cavalli encapsulates the high-end entertaining experience, “ The pleasure of listening to enjoyable music, accompanied by great food and good company in an elegant and sophisticated setting … This is the philosophy of the Cavalli Restaurant & Lounge. I wanted to communicate all my passion for beauty and sensuality combining them in a hospitality project in Miami…”

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The restaurant has also announced the most exclusive NYE event and celebration which includes Gala Dinner from 8.00 pm followed by party in the lounge from 11.00 pm and eventually bringing in 2014 in uber-luxurious style at 12 am.

Cavalli Miami Restaurant & Lounge

150 Ocean Drive

Miami Beach, Florida 33139