About Caffe Vialetto

At Caffe Vialetto, guests will discover delicious Italian cuisine served with a Latin-Caribbean twist.

4019 LeJeune Rd.
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Caribbean, Latin American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 6:00pm - Closing

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(305) 446-5659

Website:
http://www.caffevialetto.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Late Night, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Caffe Vialetto Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (22)
Good for a Date (21)
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Neighborhood Gem (17)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Authentic (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Business Meals (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Cozy (9)
Casual (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Seasonal (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Fun (3)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
People Watching (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 3 days ago

This is one of my favorite local Italian restaurants. The food is delicious and the service impeccable. Highly recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined 3 days ago

We have been going to Restaurant Vialetto for many years. More ir less 12 years. We have celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, bachelorette party and many other things. The two owners are very special people, Ernie and Marcelo. When they began they were young and full of energy. They put into the business all the energy and it has been successful. No to many restaurants in the area stay open as long as Cafe Vialetto has. Some former employees try with their own restaurants but I think never the same quality as Cafe Vialetto. Every time you enter everybody say hello and treat you as family. People of every age go to Cafe Vialetto. Wednesday was my birthday and I choose to go to Cafe Vialetto. There is a private room there and it was full of couples ranging in the eightys, they were so happy dinning and drinking wine. Marcelo himself went over the menu with all of them. Very nice gesture. That’s Marcelo.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Table 53 is Fantastic 💃🏾🕺🏽🍷😘🔥💥😊🎉

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Tasty food
The service was ok since the restaurant was so busy but overall will come here again

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Good food. Service was outstanding. Nice wine list. Easy parking. We had a great time.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The best restaurant in Coral gables a hidden gem. The management takes really good care of you and make you feel at home. The chef is superb

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great ambiance, the best experience ever.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Our favorite restaurant in Coral Gables.
Always excellent.♨️

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 11, 2017

We had 4 guests midweek for dinner. The food has always been superb. Was surprised service this time was dour.

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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Lunch was great. Food was great. As always. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Casual, Seasonal
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Just love this little gem! One of Coral Gables best kept secrets! Service is excellent, food is delicious and atmosphere is wonderful. It is still one of the few places you can actually talk and not have to yell across the table because it's so noisy!

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 8, 2017

A surefire successful dining experience time after time for almost 20 years. WOW!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 7, 2017

from the host to the waiter and food, this place is the best.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 4, 2017

THe best pear ravioli. Absolutely love the food. Spectacular service! Sinful Nutella pannecota! A must for foodies

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Authentic, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Ernie the owner is always so nice and friendly and attentive to your needs. The food was awesome and the value was great because we had the Miami Spice meal!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 2, 2017

A wonderful place where you are treated like family. Delicious, inventive dining.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 1, 2017

The food on the Miami spice menu was great; tasty and just enough for a lunch!!
Only drawback was the construction in the area and parking cost($5).

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 26, 2017

I have been going here for years and the fish and steak are wonderful. There is something for everyone and they even prepared something special for one of our party with food allergies. Also must try desert!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Attended restaurant as part of the Miami Spice event. We were a group of 21. To ensure we could be accommodated, made the reservations a month before and also spoke to manager (Ernie). The Miami Spice Menu provided a decent variety of options - 3 appetizers, 3 Main Courses and 2 Desserts - at $39 pp. They sat us in a 'private room' and set the table up family style - i.e., one long table. We didn't fit. It was very tight seating. So, if you're going to have an event with this many people or more, suggest the table be set-up in a different manner. Maybe an L or U shape. The waiter assigned to us was a bit rude -- not sure if he was overwhelmed by the size of our party -- but he was not pleasant at all. If we would've had the option, the waiter would not have received the forced 18%. Seriously. The food was good, the room was great but that one (main) waiter... we could've done without.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We went to Cafe Vialetto on Saturday, 8/26/17, and ordered from their Miami Spice menu. I have participated in Miami Spice dining since its inception. This was the first time I experienced a Miami Spice menu with items not on the restaurant's regular menu. We started with appetizers: Duck Tacos & Polenta Meatball, both which were very tasty and cooked to perfection. For the main course, 2 of us ordered the Osso Bucco and one ordered Chicken Parmigana. The food was delicious, despite the portion sizes being quite petite. We were served a generous portion of pasta, however, the Osso Bucco was only about 3 ounces, at best. The Chicken Parmigana, like the Osso Bucco was a petite portion. We ordered the 2 featured desserts, Coconut Flan & Nutella Panacotta, and both were very good. Overall, the food and service were excellent, despite the portions sizes being quite small. I liked the fact that they provided both their regular & Miami Spice menus without having to ask, and also appreciated that when they provided us the bill, our very professional waiter let us know that the gratuity had been added. He was a class act.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Always Excellent.
My wife and I go there frequently and have never been disappointed.
Also, fine wine selection.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Excellent place with delicious food, great service and good location, even thought the area is under construction, highly recomendable for any ocasión.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 23, 2017

The Scallop starter was brilliant
The seafood risotto was fantastic
The Nutella Pana Cota was magnificent

What a dinner will most definitely be back

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Food was ok, found it pricey. My dish allegedly was made with truffle oil, I could not tell. The braised beef was lumped together and not very tender. I use to love this place but I cant see myself going back to it after this experience.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 12, 2017

This was our first experience at Cafe Vialettos and it did not disappoint! We chose the Miami Spice Menu and the courses were phenomenal. I tried the ravioli appetizer and the Chicken Parmesan main course with the risotto side. Absolutely wonderful!! The Best! Can't wait to return for other dishes from the regular menu! Bravo!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 12, 2017

I have been dining at Caffe Vialetto, on and off, for over 10 years. As always the food is amazing, the service is attentive, and the ambiance is impeccable. As always great job by Marcello, Ernie, and their staff.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The pear ravioli was amazing, I was very impressed.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Ernie the owner is a pleasure. We had a great family dinner and the service was excellent. Great place for any occasion

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Amazing Service!!!! The owner the waiter the food everything was amazing. The pear raviolis the best!!!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 6, 2017

My wife and I really enjoyed the evening , with the excellent attentive service of the owner .
We had salmon that was offered that night and it was out of the park , the appetizer of potato croquettes was really different and tasty, to top it all the Guava cheese cake was excellent .

Tags: Romantic, Paleo Friendly
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Excellent. The food is very good. The personnel is very nice And friendly. The short ribs and polenta are the best of the best in the town.The prices are right and According
With the quality of the service.I strong
Recommend the cafe vialeto

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Small, convenient, very hospitable and great food. It's our favorite either with friends our new folks from out of town.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Was impressed by the number of great reviews. Sorry, I can't give it a great review. Tip was forced on us via an 18% surcharge. Seats were small and uncomfortable. Lighting needs updating as it looks like no decorator has been there in 30 years. Bread was simply awful, stodgy, heavy, like it wasn't prepared properly. Sushimi, Salmon was dinky in size. Linguini with clams was not good. I could go on but I will just say that the bill came to $124.00 and I ended up eating a proper dinner when I got home.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Always great to eat there. Great food and exceptional personalized service!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

The waiter was extremely rude. The food was alright. We ordered some scallops as an appetizer and they were overcooked. I would not recommended this place to anyone. There are MUCH better restaurants in Miami. This place just isn't what it used to be. To top things off at the end of the night, he brought us the bill which included 18% gratuity...for a part of 2? No wonder he was so rude throughout our visit, his tip was guaranteed.

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 28, 2017

A great place we frequent and value highly... BUT... this time around one of my guests' dish was not properly cooked as ordered and waiter laughed, made jokes about it, and it took a strong reprimand on my part to get him to pay attention. After-dinner drinks showed up even though we didn't order or consume them, and we turned back desert which we hadn't ordered. These did not make up for the undercooking problem. FULL DISCLOSURE: my guest refused to return the dish MID-MEAL and only pointed to the uneaten portion at the end.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on July 25, 2017

You can't go wrong choosing Cafe Vialetto! The hardest part was choosing what to eat from their outstanding menu. The food was out of this world delicious!

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Delicious! My significant other and I were so pleased with our meal and service!

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 21, 2017

I visited Cafe Vialetto as an out of town guest having vacationed out of country with a friend. We had stop over flight in Miami with hours before our flight home. We found listing for Cafe Vialetto and decided to take a cab from airport to the restaurant to have lunch. Our meal was delicious so we decided to order dessert. While eating my tiramisu dessert I parted the cake with my fork a found a live fly on the plate which startled me. While eating there was no fly around us and the fly I found among the dessert did not fly away which led me to believe the fly somehow got into a section of the tiramisu. I alerted my waiter of the situation and was given a new slice of tiramisu and a very good dessert wine both of which I was not charged for. I want to recommend this restaurant because the food and service was very good, but because of my experience it is difficult to suggest to my friends.

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Nice place. Super nice staff. I cannot recommend a specific plate since I have tried them all and everything is delicious. This is the first restaurant I have always picked to take a special friend for first time dinner invitation. Ernie, one of the owners, has never failed in making my guest feel pleased and willing to return.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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