Our Incredible Dinner at Gianni’s At The Villa, the former Versace Mansion, and Why You Should Make Reservations ASAP!
Miami is an amazing vacation destination. There is something to do for everyone! Every time I go I stay somewhere new and it always feels like I’m on a different vacation. One new thing I did on my last trip is have dinner at the Versace Mansion! We happened to be walking by when we got the idea. I wanted to go in and explore but you can only go in if you have dinner reservations. Luckily for us, there was an opening, so we immediately made reservations for later that night!
When you walk through the giant gate you feel like a VIP the moment you step inside. The Versace Mansion is incredible. Get there before your reservation so you can explore. Unless the area is roped off, you can explore the entire home. There’s a bar inside also so you can grab a drink while you wait. It’s a very intimate setting with limited seating. The Versace Mansion is full of intricate details with gold accents everywhere. It’s beautiful! The most interesting and impressive details were on the walls and the floors, including the floor of the pool. The tile work is gorgeous! Beyond the stunning architecture and decor the food was divine. Everything was a 10.
The restaurant is called Gianni’s, The Villa Casa Casuarina and offers a delicious blend of Italian and Mediterranean food and wine selections, served in a one-of-a-kind historic setting. We were seated under the stars at a small table poolside and while I sat there drinking my wine with the biggest smile on my face, I knew it couldn’t get any better. As expected, the service is extremely personal and the food was a work of art.
After diner you’re able to lounge around a bit more, sit by the pool or on the front patio and take it all in. There were SO many people walking past the Versace Mansion and taking pictures. When you walk out of the mansion and the gates open you almost feel famous. Several people even asked to take pictures with us when we left. I’m not sure they knew you (aka regular people like us) could make reservations and go inside. It’s definitely a unique luxurious experience I’ll never forget!
To my knowledge, you’re also able to book a room and stay at the Versace Mansion so you’re able to layout around the pool during the day before dinner. I’ll definitely be checking that out for my next visit.