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Best Seat in the House: Table 1B at Caffe Abbracci

Best seat: Table 1B at Caffe Abbracci in Coral Gables.
Best seat: Table 1B at Caffe Abbracci in Coral Gables.

The restaurant: Caffe Abbracci, 318 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; caffeabbracci.com. For more than 25 years, Nino Pernetti has welcomed celebrities and locals to enjoy his restaurant’s Italian food and hospitality.

The table: 1B. The power table of all power tables, 1B is tucked away in an alcove near the front of the dining room. Actors (Paul Newman, Robert Redford), politicians (Rick Scott, Jeb Bush), athletes (LeBron James, Pelé) and regular folks have dined there. Former Miami Herald president Alvah H. Chapman Jr. once said, “You know you have arrived when you get to sit in [developer] Armando Codina’s seat at Caffe Abbracci.”

Nearby theater: GableStage at the Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables.

Playing: I’ll Eat You Last runs Aug. 1 through Aug. 30. $37-$55, 305-445-1119 or gablestage.org.

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