Massimo Bottura of Osteria Francescana, while in Miami last month. Photo by Jordan Wise for Resy

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Massimo Bottura on His Upcoming Miami Restaurant, Torno Subito: ‘It’s Going To Be Beautiful’


Massimo Bottura is opening a new restaurant in Miami, to be named Torno Subito.

The chef-owner of Osteria Francescana, the Modena (Italy) destination that holds a perfect three Michelin stars and has twice been named the Best Restaurant in the World, was recently in Miami for Art Week, cooking a very special dinner as part of Resy’s Global Dining Access experience.

But Bottura will be back in Florida soon, opening a new concept in the Arts District in early 2023.

“I’m going to bring an idea that I had in mind that I think matches perfectly with Miami,” Bottura tells Resy. “It’s about ‘La Dolce Vita,’ Fellini, the circus, ‘8½.’ And it’s about color, about being playful … In the Arts District we’re going to create this rooftop circus called Torno Subito.”

In the Arts District we’re going to create this rooftop circus called Torno Subito. — Massimo Bottura, Osteria Francescana

To be precise, the restaurant will be housed on the rooftop of the historical, 1930s-era Walgreens building, overlooking the water. Bottura will bring a lot of his Italian team to the restaurant to ensure the quality is where he wants it: “If I do something, I do it with my heart. It’s going to be beautiful.”

The Torno Subito concept is inspired, in part, by the Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, whose first art show was titled “Torno Subito.” And for Bottura, the phrase — which translates to “I’ll be back soon” and is oftentimes seen on open/closed signage of Italian shops — has an added meaning:

“Torno Subito is the name of the restaurant, because I will come [to Miami], we will open, and I will say hi, and then … I’m going back to Italy — but I’ll be back soon.”

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