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Contessa - Miami, Miami, FL

Contessa - Miami

4.5
4.5
215 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
THE OLD WORLD MEETS NEW IN THE HEART OF THE MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT
Inspired by the old-world sophistication of Northern Italy’s iconic resorts and estates, Contessa is a glamorous dining destination by Major Food Group that transports guests to Lake Como.

The restaurant serves antipasti including a Carpaccio of Chianina Beef and the most coveted Italian prosciutto; a range of signature pizzas and perfectly crafted pastas like Tortellini en Brodo and Garganelli Verdi Bolognese; and celebratory secondi that highlight the very finest meat, poultry, and fish in the world.

Contessa’s vast wine list and classic cocktail selection, meanwhile, match the caliber of the cuisine and further contribute to the restaurant’s elegant, energetic atmosphere.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 52 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Tue–Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm
  • Dress code
    Business Casual

What 215 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

215 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant is absolutely beautiful. The decor and ambience are fantastic. The wait staff is very very nice knowledgeable although very slow. The food is very good although overpriced I feel the value is not there for the price level. We enjoyed our dinner. Would perhaps go back to hang out at the bar and have a cocktail just not sure the value is there it was a bit overpriced for the design district

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice place, amazing and very tasty food, very good service, nice ambiance.

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  3. AnaC

    Miami

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    SO SO SO SO good!!! The food was absolutely delicious! I had the artichoke salad to start, the veal as a main and the new chocolate cake for dessert. I was trying not to lick my fingers in public. Cannot recommend enough. Definitely very pricey, but the food was impeccable. And the bread they brought to the table was also delicious! I will be back for sure! 

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  4. BarbaraS

    Miami

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a fabulous waiter, Noah, total Pro. Also really enjoyed them creative food… especially both carpaccios

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was certainly overpriced. Almost &30 for a simple pasta no protein. Services was super slow. The place was nicely decorated.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The place is a vibe. Food is whatever. Good for drinks and nice ambiance with friends.

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  7. NancyN

    Miami

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had dinner at Contessa last night. The food was exceptional and the ambiance was beautiful. A great dining experience. I especially loved the lobster pasta. Delicious sauce. The scallops were very good too.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brunch at Contessa was a vibe. The ambiance and service on point. Our waitress provided very insightful tips. Highly recommend the espresso martini and the spicy lobster

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  9. AJGG

    Exclusive

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great and our food came out quickly. Only item not great was the polenta. Very gritty.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience! The food! The service! Everything

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything what I expected from the visit we had Food excellent Service excellent I looking forward to seeing you soon Thank you

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  12. LorenaB

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La decoración del restaurante es hermosa, la lobster pasta es deliciosa y el ambiente del lugar es tranquilo para poder platicar

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We wanted to love this restaurant, but the service is decidedly sub-par. It isn’t a question of insufficient employees but, rather,insufficiently trained employees. Drinks for which we get charged but never receive, an excessive wait for our main dishes without so much as an acknowledgement, etc. And the menu, while good, is dull and uninspiring for a restaurant of this caliber.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My girlfriend and I dined here last night and we both had a great experience. We especially loved the octopus and meatball and beef carpaccio appetizers. For our main dishes we ordered the spicy lobster capellini which was outstanding and the fusilli genovese which was great as well. We will definitely be back in the future for the food. We also enjoyed the ambiance of the restaurant and the vibe. It was somewhat loud but still could hold a conversation with your guests.

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  15. BebeBinx

    Miami

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was delicious, the service was great. It was a lot louder in the restaurant than expected, we couldn’t really carry on a conversation.

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  16. elizabethd

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous experience Can’t wait to return butternut carpaccio was next level delish

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  17. nipper

    Phoenix

    40 reviews

    1.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Extremely disappointing. Overpriced with mediocre food

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  18. DavidM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Trendy, definitely for the younger affluent crowd. Good food, well presented if not a little overpriced.

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  19. ArmandoL

    Miami

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere. NYC vibe. Best Calamari ever. Wife loved the Branzino. Rosemary Potatoes were out of this world. Lamb chops were good but not great that night. Management was great about addressing my modest complaint and offered to replace it. We told him it was no big deal so we settled for some free dessert. Our server Gisella was fantastic. Will return.

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  20. Chuck

    Miami

    53 reviews

    3.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service great. Unfortunately I was automatically charged for one bottle of water per person. We drank less than one bottle but were charged for two bottles. No explanation was given of this practice either in person or on the menu. In light of the high prices this water practice was off putting. I probably will not go back. When I discussed this charge with the manager he offered to credit one bottle. While I appreciated the offer I did not have time to wait. I think many people will pay without realizing what was going on.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was great and our server was knowledgable and attentive however the food was below average heavy and greasy, inside was freezing and outside seating was like you're sitting on the street vibe.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always delicious. Squash carpaccio, lobster pasta, salmon yum

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excelente, todos los platos que pedimos estuvieron deliciosos!

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  24. Pamela

    West Palm Beach

    333 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    333 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely phenomenal. Great ambience, food, service. Perfect in every way!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Best meatballs ever. Avoid the veal. Staff was awesome

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food! Great service - highly recommend the espresso martini

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Average. Crazy wait time. Overall nothing special.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The hostess, the waiter and even the manager Keith! Just outstanding service OVERALL! I will definitely be returning! Had the best time and the FOOD WAS 10/10!

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  29. Disappointment

    Miami

    105 reviews

    2.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food ok, but server was untrained-she sent all of our food out together….no timing. We had the kind gentleman bring some back so we could enjoy course by course and she rudely brought it all right back to the table informing us that all of our items were appetizers and that’s when they come out? She could have asked us which we wanted first…but she was defensive and had no clue about service at all.

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  30. Lexipet

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Keith is the best! Always takes good care of us! We love the food and the ambience.

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  31. SamanthaGaspar

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The BEST meal we've had in a very long time. Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious and the restaurant itself was gorgeous. Also - very fun and delicious cocktails!

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  32. LauraM

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The good was Excellent and the restaurant was also beautiful

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Totally excellent. Had a reservation, and they seated us almost immediately. Excellent service, friendly recommendations. All dishes were perfect. Wonderful evening!

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  34. Jessica

    New York City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great outdoor lunch. Food is always perfect. And service is great. 

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  35. AndreasK

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Attendance and bar was amazing. Food was disappointing. Excluding 2 or 3 dishes, food is too simple, and menu variety is poor. Far away from how much it charges. Go for drinks, only.

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  36. csdj

    Miami

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Both food and cocktails were just meh. Can't justify the food and beverage quality with the price they were charged. Disappointed

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  37. HeatherV

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve eaten at bar with wonderful bartender Bruce twice and came back to experience the beautiful dining room. Everything was excellent except our waiter Andre seemed to be having an off day. Will come back as the service has been flawless with this one exception.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Food, have to try the lobster pasta and the espresso martini! So good!!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing. Our server left us alone sometimes and made us ask others for things unfortunately. We also were seated late, but it was busy and the bar was standing room only. A lot of this I think was because the terrace was closed so everyone was in one room. I definitely recommend the indoor dining room ambience.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing ambience, great service, the food very basic, not tasty at all. Pizza bitter, weird choice of cheese, pasta blend, chicken dry and tasteless, potatoes burned, dry and not tasty. For such quality of food - not worth it.

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Contessa - Miami is rated 4.5 stars by 215 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 52 times today
Google Map for Contessa - Miami

115 NE 41st St, Miami, FL 33137

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Design District
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Tue–Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
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