Il Mulino New York Welcomes You

Il Mulino New York located inside Acqualina is excited to see you again. Starting on June 3, Il Mulino looks forward to welcoming you for authentic Italian cuisine and one of the best views in Miami. The restaurant will be open for dinner service starting at 5pm nightly. Guests can enjoy seating indoors as well as al fresco dining on gorgeous terraces overlooking the pools and sea.

Beginning on June 8, Il Mulino will be serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week.  You can find the restaurant’s menus HERE with many exciting new offerings.

We spoke with Il Mulino’s Executive Chef Michele Mazza about how he is giving back during this time and what to expect when dining at Il Mulino New York.

Q&A with Chef Michele Mazza

Michele MazzaTell us how you have been spending your time during the pandemic.

I am president of the Association of Italian Chefs based in New York City. It’s an organization made up of Italian culinary chefs upholding the strongest values of Italian cuisine abroad. As part of my role, I have been working with Italians Feed America and we collected food to redistribute, raised funds and promoted initiatives to help those who need it most.  We recently donated food to several New York hospitals including Saint Francis Hospital in Long Island. It’s a wonderful initiative and collaboration with my fellow Italian chefs and friends.

Also, I have 5 children, all grown up now, and my youngest daughter Michele had a baby girl named Charlotte during this time. I just love her sweet name. My wife Katherine and I are overjoyed to welcome another grandchild into our growing family.  Katherine also loves Acqualina’s Bedside Reading program and has been reading a lot of great books during the pandemic. She just finished reading the Weather Woman by Cai Emmons.

Everyone loves your at-home cooking videos. What have you been cooking while at home?

I have been cooking a lot for my family. I make vegetables and fish, focaccia and of course, pasta.

What is the most essential item in your kitchen?

My custom knives from Italy!

Describe the dinner menu at Il Mulino and your menu approach?

Guests will enjoy their favorite Il Mulino dishes from fresh English Dover Sole, veal chops and rack of lamb to Ravioli Porcini, grilled octopus and calamari.  Plus, we have several new pasta dishes including gluten free pasta.  We added some lighter dishes to the menu with more options for vegetarians.

What’s your favorite dish on the menu?

Any of the fish entrees especially the Branzino with sea salt and of course, the lamb chops.

What can diners expect as part of the new Il Mulino dining experience?

We have enhanced our health and safety precautions and are following the CDC guidelines. We are practicing social distancing and all staff will be wearing masks and gloves. We are also offering more seating outdoors on our beautiful verandas overlooking the pools and sea.

When breakfast service reopens on June 8, guests can enjoy our offerings with an a la carte menu or opt for the buffet option where our servers will bring it to your table. We offer great value with all of the favorites from fruit, cereal and granola to poached eggs and omelets, pancakes and much more. We are also offering a variety of exotic fresh juices and guests can expect healthier items too.

We can’t wait to welcome our local community, residents and hotel guests again!