Groot Hospitality and Tao Group Hospitality are teaming up to launch Casadonna, a coastal Italian-inspired restaurant, in Miami’s Edgewater neighborhood this summer.
The 366-seat Casadonna—a portmanteau of two Italian words translating to “house of the woman”—will be situated within the historic Women’s Club, a Mediterranean revival structure placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
Designer Ken Fulk will spearhead the interiors of the new concept. (Fulk also collaborated with Groot Hospitality founder David Grutman on Miami’s Goodtime Hotel, among other projects.) The space will be crafted with a lush stateliness that nods to the legacy of the site as well as modern Miami vernacular. The arrival experience will be defined by a sheltered, lofty atrium with paned and vaulted glass windows, while intricate chandeliers will illuminate distinctive floor patterns.
Tao Group recently opened five restaurant and nightlife venues within the Moxy NYC Lower East Side in New York. And read more from Grutman, who debuted the Rockwell Group-designed Gekkō last year in partnership with Bad Bunny, in HD’s February/March issue.