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Carpaccio Restaurant Review: One can barely swing a spaghetti strand without hitting one Italian restaurant or another owned by the Mezzanotte group, and menus are very similar. Settings vary (some casual, some more elegant), but food-wise, for the most part, if you've eaten at one you've eaten at all. Yet Carpaccio has always been a particularly shiny pearl on the Mezzanotte string, set like a gem front and center among the glittering Bal Harbour Shoppes; the bustling restaurant has always drawn a crowd of local socialites and well-heeled shoppers. As one might expect, starters include a comprehensive list of creative carpaccio combinations---salmon, swordfish, tuna and beef are the choices, buried beneath dressed-up greens, artichokes and shaved Parmesan. Another good appetizer option would be a crisply charred brick-oven pizza. Homemade pasta dishes are fresh and substantial---try the linguine with lobster in spicy tomato sauce. Over the years many more unique and original fine dining eateries have opened in the Shoppes, but most have also closed, while Carpaccio continues to thrive.