(Rendering courtesy of Cavalli Restaurant & Lounge)

Though it was rumored that Cavalli Restaurant & Lounge would be opening in time for Art Basel (which begins today, Dec. 4), there has been no word yet on a specific date.

During a private event at Sak’s Fifth Avenue in Town Center at Boca Raton on Wednesday, Roberto Cavalli said his Miami Beach restaurant is set to open at the end of the year.

“Big party,” he says. “I expect great success.”

The restaurant will boast furniture from Cavalli’s home collection – think animal print chair covers, floral tablecloths – and serve items like lamb osso buco and Mediterranean octopus.

We’ll keep you updated on the restaurant’s status. Cavalli Restaurant & Lounge is located at 150 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach.

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