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Date
Sun, 5/20
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9:30 PM
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Fi'lia at Baha Mar

4.1
152 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNING CHEF MICHAEL SCHWARTZ BRINGS HONEST ITALIAN FOOD FEATURING FRESH INGREDIENTS FROM THE HEARTH AND THE SIMPLICITY OF HANDMADE ARTISANAL BREADS AND PASTA TO FI’LIA.
A meal begins with a crusty loaf, presented with olive oil and oregano snipped at the table. Rustic pizzas from the wood oven highlight beautiful produce in season in special combinations. Caesar salad is tossed tableside in a shower of shaved parmigiano from a roaming cart, with the smell of toasted garlic croutons reminding you of how satisfying and memorable the classics can be.

Cocktails are refreshingly uncomplicated – less about complex recipes and technique, and more about how unpretentiously perfect a spritz is on a July or December afternoon. A focused wine list celebrating Italian regional varietals and American wines with an old world sensibility.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
11:00AM - 1:00AM
Lunch Menu: 11:00AM - 4:00PM
Pizza Menu: 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Dinner Menu: 6:00PM - 11:00PM
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(242) 788-8212
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 152 People Are Saying
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4.1
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service
4.3
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3.5
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3.0Dined 2 days ago

Menu was not very Italian. Chicken was half cooked. Beef tartare was warm. We were in a booth so Caesar salad station was not close when he was making it. Snapper filet was not very good, put in a bowl with too much broth. Presentation not good.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Best restaurant at Baha Mar! The food is excellent, and large portions. Diners should note that food comes when ready, so not all together. They do encourage family style meals, so portions are sized accordingly.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Good food, buy very pricey, especially drinks. But that is resort dining.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Probably the best option for people who want to eat big portions. Food and service were good. The staff, while not seeming to be very experienced have been well trained and were knowledgeable of their products as well as being polite, friendly and very accommodating. Definitely worth another visit.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We were very pleased with everything,especially the very excellent waiters that we had.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The food was excellent and staff were very nice. The table side Caesar salad was incredible. A little slow for the main but not too bad.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Fast service but quite pricey for what it is. The waitress was absent minded and mixed up our order.

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2.0Dined on May 12, 2018

I am going to give Fi'lia the benefit of the doubt and assume that we just experienced an off night or ordered poorly, because we have heard several good reviews from friends, but unfortunately our dinner just wasn't great. Conch Arancini were delicious and the high point of the meal. Beef carpaccio was quite an alternative treatment from the traditional, and was ok, but don't order if you are looking for the standard presentation with a little arugula, parmesan and black pepper. Beware of the charred eggplant spread, which is "ok", but doesn't hold a candle to the incredible babaganoush a few yards down the corridor in the always perfect Cleo. Short rib crespelle with béchamel sauce was a worry when it came since it was a pretty small portion, but wasn't tempted to finish it due to it being dry and bland. Didn't think anyone could mess up chicken parmesan, until we tasted Sam's Chicken Parm. It was a very generous portion, but the chicken was dry and there was something off about the flavour that had us worrying, so we barely touched 10% of it. Normally we skip desserts, finding them a regular anticlimax after an incredible savoury meal, but we thought we might as well tonight, since we had barely eaten any main course. It was a mistake. A dried out apricot dish with apricot lonely amongst the dry pastry, and a ricotta lemon tart that had been roughly thrown onto the plate together with what looked like some microwaved frozen blueberries (with accompanying runny liquid) posing as a "blueberry compote" and an overdose of randomly crushed pieces of almond dumped all over the plate. It was a genuine LOL moment that whoever runs the pass at Fi'lia let this get to our table! Hey, the double espressos were good. Perhaps we should have known...we always order house water and then only upgrade to bottled if it tastes of chlorine, which this water did. Great restaurants have great house water. Pizzas at another table looked great...probably a safer option!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Our 2nd time here during our vacation. Food is excellently prepared but also VERY expensive. Our first meal for 2 was > $215... This time my wife and I split a table side Caesar Salad and a Rigatoni Bolognese (a “small” dish)
. That and 3 glasses of wine still put us over $120. Several restaurants in Baha Mar are expensive, but this may be the most...

Still: it was delicious...!

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2.0Dined on May 11, 2018

It’s my third meal and the service to check price is always out of ratio. If I am paying $100+ per person, I expect flawless service. It’s just slightly despondent and reluctant. What with that and the exorbitant price per glass for drinks (not to mention a waitress who couldn’t accurately describe products and didn’t refund when she was wrong) I will be spending my $ elsewhere.

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2.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Food was uninspiring. lobster pasta had cartilage is every claw. For someone who doesn’t eat lobster very often it would have been helpful to be warned.

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Excellent food. Great out door dining spot. Pizza was outstanding as was the pistachio pesto pasta. Prices a high but I think it is to be expected in such a resort. The table side Ceasar looking amazing and was a great show.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Really delicious food!

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4.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Very good ambience and food was on point. Our table side custom made Ceasar salad by Kemal Daley was amazing

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Don’t order the grilled artichoke, no value at all.

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1.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The whole experience was almost comical it was so bad.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

tableside ceasar salad was phenomenal!!! great selection/presentation.. would definitely return!

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

We had a very good waiter called Kenny he was extremely helpful and attentive.
Our dining experience was very good this time round.
Thank you

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

We only asked in our reservation through opentable for a romantic dinner for two with a candle. They seated us at the first table by the door and it was the only table in the room without a candle. I don’t think they got the message.

The food was an afterthought. Not bad but not something to write home about.

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Attractive, energetic, outstanding service, good selection of mixed drinks, Badoit water available, especially liked the eggplant appetizer with grilled bread, pizza, rigatoni with Bolognese sauce, crespelle with short ribs and melted cheeses, and hanger steak (but NOT the sauce that came with it). Would not recommend the chopped salad. For dining at 8pm or later, reservations are a must, because by 9pm, it's packed.

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2018

It was our anniversary and we had indicated it was but we weren’t seated anywhere special and it wasn’t acknowledged. We sat at a small table with not enough room for many plates at a time alongside another twosome. Our server was very nice and the food was good but nothing out of the ordinary Italian fare.

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4.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Very good food. The chickpea fritters were outstanding. The veal chop Milanese was one of the best I've tasted. Service very friendly and efficient. I would definitely come back.

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2.0Dined on April 28, 2018

The food was not actually seasoned like Italian food too much middle eastern spice. Very disappointing and not visually appealing. I left over almost all of my food.
Ambience was very South Beach. Spoke with other diners who said the only thing they enjoyed was the pizza. I didn’t go to this fine dining establishment for pizza.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

We actually had dinner here twice during our 8-day stay at Baha Mar! The food was outstanding. Waitress helped with suggestions on sharing certain dishes. Tableside Ceasar is a must! Both servers did a great job on that both evenings! Everything super yummy!

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1.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Yet again, another restaurant option at the Baha Mar was disappointing.

After not having our initial wine selection available, we were able to obtain our second choice.

We then asked our server to take plenty of time for the evening. We were in no hurry and wanted to enjoy a relaxed and pleasant dining experience.

We ordered table side prepared Caesar salad for two. I believe tableside is meant to be at my table side, not another table over. We were unable to hear anything our preparer was saying to us.

After completion of the salad, our entrées arrived immediately (see preceding comment above). We asked that the food be delayed. After approximately 3 minutes our food was again brought to our table and again it was sent back and asked to be slowed down.

On the 3rd attempt, our food was delivered to the table and was served charred.

After dinner we asked to speak to a restaurant manager. An assistant came to our table and attempted to explain that he had little or no influence over these issues to which I explained his title did not appear to be fitting if he could not amend the operations to better serve the guests.

After our conversation with the assistant manager, the chef arrived at our table and immediately saw the charred dish and apologized before we could say anything. The chef was very pleasant and actually sat with us for a few moments and listened to our comments.

As we noted to the chef, we were sampling different restaurants throughout the resort in order to determine which venue to choose for an upcoming event we are hosting later in the year.

I sincerely hope our comments were taken to heart and things improve prior to our next arrival. Otherwise, it will be our last.

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3.0Dined on April 25, 2018

The food was great, the service prompt, the only issue was how fast the food came out. We just started eating our salad and the entrees can out. We did our best to prolong the meal and we were still in and out in 45 minutes. I thought it was due to diners waiting but when we left, there was no line and the restaurant was 1/2 full. The saving grace was that the food was good.

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4.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Second visit...seafood pasta amazing, eggplant sandwich delicious...very pleasant , congenial patio atmosphere...good service...looking forward to third visit!!

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1.0Dined on April 23, 2018

The food was awful.Meatballs were all bread...spaghetti was extremely hard. We gave it a second chance...we went again...chicken parm was horrible. Service was terrible. Two of us were finished eating by the time the third person got his dinner. Not recommended unless desperate. The olive oil on the table is even terrible!

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Food was A++++. We started with the table side Caesar salad with fresh made garlic croutons. Ahhhh. Had a side of cauliflower that was amazing. And as our main dishes we had pasta w/ caccio en pepper. Yummmm. Margarita pizza was the perfect ending! Will def be back again

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

The table side Caesar salad is a must!! Kemal’s Presentation and Attention to detail Creates an amazing Caesar salad!

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2018

The service was good. The food was bland. It had no taste. We wanted to love it, but both my husband and I could not finish our meals. We ordered the chick pea balls for appetizers, and they had no flavor. I got the red snapper for my entree and my husband got the chicken parm. The chicken parm was way over cooked - he couldn’t cut into it. My snapper had no flavor. We both asked for to go boxes. My husband ended up throwing the chicken out because he said he could not eat it. I ended up adding spices to my snapper to enhance the flavor. The ambiance was nice but the food fell way short of expectations.

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1.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Chicken parm is the worst! And so are the meatballs..

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Fabulous dining experience! So attentive to us, celebrated a birthday and everyone was so nice, even brought us complementary wine to celebrate. Will definitely return on a future visit!!

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Simply the best meal we have had in Bahamas over 2 decades!!! Great service, food and ambiance!!!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

The wheat pasta is very nice! Simple but unique. Friendly staff made the whole dinner enjoyable.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Best restaurant at Baha Mar.

amazingly fast service and DELICIOUS food... Chicken Parmasean was enough for three people and the sauce was fantastic.

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1.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Terrible!! Don’t do it!!! My boyfriend got served his meal 10 minutes before me! I insisted he eat, he finished his entree before mine even appeared at the table. We had to ask for water after we decided which kind we wanted, like the waitress forgot to give us water! C’mon! It’s pathetic! This resort has no concept of dining and what it takes to compete with high end restaurants. Don’t waste your time

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Pizza is the Best Value on the Resort. Staff is typical to what you would get. The tip is included and already on your bill so the motivation to go the extra mile might be gone. Charcuterie Board is not worth the money, order ice water as a bottle is $12

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2.0Dined on April 15, 2018

First time at the Bahamar Hotel. Fi'lia was meh... Had to send back two dishes. Chicken Parm was overcooked, could barely cut it. Ordered the stuffed artichoke for app and one was cooked the other barely cooked. Don't know if I would be running back there to eat again.

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1.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We had a reservation on open table at 545 but the restaurant didn’t open until 6. The problem wasn’t that we had to wait for them to have servers it was the attitude that we had done something wrong.
There was 3 of us & we each ordered the same glass of wine because they didn’t have bottles on the menu. The wine had definitely been open for days. Fortunately we asked for the check right away, and that prompted the manager to come over and replace our drinks. I can say the one appetizer we had was adequate at best. The service was terrible.

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