Get to Know Us

In a town where restaurants come and go, in the blink of an eye, and servers and chefs change with the wind, Caffe Abbracci has remained consistently excellent, thanks to the efforts of our entire staff, and especially these nine wonderful, dedicated veterans. We commissioned a local photographer to capture their spirit and pride. Over the next few months, please enjoy their photos and brief profiles as a tribute to their dedication.

Horacio: Waiter, 22 years with Caffe Abbracci

Hometown: Medellin, Colombia

Hobby: Bicycling

Favorite Dish: Tortellini Tatiana

Quote: Horacio, when asked why he has remained at Caffe Abbracci for 22 years: “Nino has been like a mentor and brother to me over the years. Every week I learn something new about our business and more importantly about people. He draws from his vast experience in the hotel industry and never stops teaching.”


Mauro: Executive Chef, 21 years with Caffe Abbracci

Hometown: Ferrara, Italy

Hobby: Playing soccer, rooting for Juventus

Favorite Dish: All!

Quote: Mauro, on why he has remained at Caffe Abbracci for 21 years: “Pride in the product. Unlike many owners, Nino encourages me to find the highest quality ingredients from dependable suppliers. All he demands in return is that our kitchen team transforms those ingredients into perfectly executed dishes, consistently. I’m very proud of every item that leaves this kitchen.”


Loris: General Manager, 21 years with Caffe Abbracci

Hometown: Padua, Italy

Hobby: Playing tennis

Favorite Dish: Risotto with Porcini Mushrooms

Quote: “Nino, for me, is just like my second father.”


Eduardo: Manager, 20 years with Caffe Abbracci

Hometown: Bogota, Colombia

Hobby: Weight training

Favorite Dish: Linguini “Frutti di Mare”

Quote: Eduardo, on why he has remained at Caffe Abbracci for over 20 years: “The clientele. Our regulars are wonderful; successful, but down-to-earth, discerning, but reasonable. I look forward to seeing them every week and hopefully they feel the same.”


Marlon: Waiter, 20 years with Caffe Abbracci

Hometown: Matagalpa, Nicaragua

Hobby: Playing and coaching baseball

Favorite Dish: Veal Milanese

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Jose Francisco: Waiter, 16 years with Caffe Abbracci

Hometown: Maracay, Venezuela

Hobby: Table Tennis

Favorite Dish: Linguine and Seafood

Quote: Jose Francisco, on why he has remained at Caffe Abbracci for over 16 years: “It makes me proud to say that I work at a restaurant that has been so highly regarded for so long. In a place like Miami, where restaurants come and go, Caffe Abbracci continues to set the standard, year in and year out.”


Lucho: Waiter, 14 years with Caffe Abbracci

Hometown: Valencia, Venezuela

Hobby: Playing tennis

Favorite Dish: Tuna Carpaccio

Quote: “Working at Caffe Abbracci is like a circus everyday.  Nino keeps us on our toes every minute.  Never a dull moment!”


 


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