About Barcello • A New American Restaurant
Palm Beach restaurant Barcello welcomes new friends visiting for the first time, along with old friends who want to feel like family.
Our New American restaurant attracts diners who demand creative, unique, high-quality dining experiences and a welcoming, unpretentious atmosphere. Our guests are typically bored with national chains, and not in the mood for fussy white-linen dining, but still expect something extra special that they can’t get anywhere else. Barcello guests value and support the independent, family-owned restaurant scene in Palm Beach.
Barcello’s New American global fusion menu, extensive and eclectic wine list, and signature cocktail selections are the brainchild of chef and co-founder Robert Ghini. Chef Robert’s brother Victor Ghini—Barcello’s co-founder and front-of-house leader—ensures that every guest is made welcome, and enjoys impeccable, personable and attentive service.
Chef enjoys serving a new generation of diners with more educated palates than ever before. “Our guests are familiar with the work of celebrity chefs. They attend food and wine festivals and they watch travel documentaries,” Chef explains. “Barcello guests appreciate quality, locally-sourced ingredients like the beautiful seafood we have here in South Florida. They’re familiar with a wider range of preparation techniques and culinary viewpoints. And because so many are world travelers (or wish to be), they also demand variety and surprises.”
“Barcello is my creative playground,” the self-taught chef adds. His passion for global cuisines and fresh, local ingredients results in a restaurant that features unexpected New American fusion dishes like Asian lamb lollipops, pulled pork tacos, and tuna sashimi pizza. The menu even includes vegetarian and gluten-free options, and Chef is eager to accommodate those with allergies and restrictions.
Robert and Victor Ghini were born into the hospitality industry. Before he was in first grade, Chef was helping out in his family’s renowned New Jersey restaurant. “I was very fortunate to learn at our father Mario’s knee,” Chef Robert says. “He had the typical old-world drive to gather friends and family around the table and express his love with food.”
Growing up in the family’s renowned east-coast eatery imbued Victor Ghini with a cherished hospitality legacy and a passionate dedication to guests’ total satisfaction. Shadowing their restaurateur father, Victor grew up understanding that dining out isn’t just about the food—it’s about the whole experience. Victor adds, “I learned early on how important it is to really connect with people by anticipating their needs, treating them with respect, and always looking for ways to make their meal extra special.”
The next generation of the Ghini family is now building on their decades of restaurant experience to celebrate Barcello: a fresh new concept in New American cuisine. While justifiably proud of their family’s restaurant heritage, launching Barcello has given Robert and Victor Ghini the opportunity to build their own reputations as a restaurateurs.
Barcello welcomes guests wearing anything from special-occasion wear to neat casual attire (please, no hats, tank tops or “athleisure” clothing).