Fi'lia by Michael Schwartz at SLS Brickell - SBE

4.4
477 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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 pasts 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 and a focused wine list celebrates Italian regional varietals and American wines with an old world sensibility.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary Italian
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Sunday-Saturday 7:00 AM -11:00 AM
Monday-Friday: 7:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Brunch
Saturday-Sunday: 11:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Lunch
Monday-Friday: 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Happy Hour (Monday-Friday) 4:00pm-7:00pm at the BAR only

Dinner
Sunday-Wednesday: 4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Thursday-Saturday: 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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Phone number
(305) 239-1330
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Schwartz
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Catering
sbe Catering offers Fi'lia cuisine by James Beard award-winning Chef Michael Schwartz at any location, for intimate dinners at home, meetings at the office or elaborate parties just about anywhere. Customize your event with tray-passed service, seated dinners or chef’s stations. sbe Catering can do it all! Visit sbe.com/events to plan your event today!
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Cross street
S Miami Ave / SW 13th St
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Parking details
Valet parking is available at the SLS Hotel. Street parking also available.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Fi'lia by Michael Schwartz at SLS Brickell can accommodate all of your special event needs.

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Mon - Wed 7:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

What 477 People Are Saying
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CN
Brazil
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent friendly service. Casual restaurant. Nice option.

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IP
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Buena experiencia culinaria los platos muy bien logrados, pudimos probar varios de ellos los camarones gigantes a la leña, las alcachofas , el pulpo grillado. Memorable fue el pulpo, maravillosamente cocinado con una suavidad que la logran entiendo que su manera de cocción al vapor más un proceso de “masaje” a la carne que ayuda a lograr esa textura y que posteriormente lo grillan para dar ese sabor a madera maravilloso, el camarón gigante la verdad estaba también muy bueno pero sin llegar a ese nivel de ser memorable, las alcachofas nada de especial
De platos fuertes el Agnoloti de maíz y langosta y el papperdelle (sin gluten) con una salsa de pork shoulder, ambos platos muy sabrosos

El servicio muy amable y atento, algo lento pero buena experiencia

El lugar muy ruidoso y la decoración nada especial las sillas no son tan confortables

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YD
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Very nice restaurant... but very pricey for the service

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was very good, however service was a real problem. The waiter was very inattentive. After ordering drinks (basic mojitos) and an appetizer, rather than put our order in, we saw our waiter “chatting” at another table for at least 10 minutes. Very frustrating. After finally being served drinks and appetizers, we ordered the table side Caesar salad and our entrées. Having them make the Caesar salad tableside was nice, but just as the salad was being plated, along came our entrées. We expressed tremendous disappointment that we had not yet even received our salads, when our entrées were served. We decided to take all the food at once, rather than send the entrées back to the kitchen where they would sit under a heat lamp… When expressing our displeasure to the waiter about the timing, rather than apologizing, he argued that we should have told him we wanted our salads before our entrées?!? Give me a break. Very poor form and a very poor response by the waiter. To top it all off, despite there being only three of us dining, the tip was included (question whether the waiter knew we were disappointed with the service so he included it). Also, our very basic Mojito‘s (no specified liquor) or $21 each. Pretty outrageous…. We like restaurants by Michael Schwartz, but this experience was one of the worst ever. We just canceled another reservation that we had at Fi’lia for a couple weeks from now.

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S
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was overly and tasty. The waiter was very friendly and was always checking on us to make sure we’re okay

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R
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The service was not great. The food was above average.

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M
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

a friend suggested the place. learned in Rome what a pasta “cacho ed pepe” is all about!!!! this restaurant is second to none on this and other delicacies on the menu!!!!

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FF
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We love this place. The food is great, service is great, ambiance is great. Probably the best caesar salad in town, and all the dishes we've had we've enjoyed. Strongly recommended

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MH
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit in the last two weeks! Love it! The food and the desserts are great!!

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Was extremely cold inside

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DM
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Food and good but not mind blowing...Service was aweful. We had to continually ask for him to clear plates and ask others to call him so we could place orders for additional items.

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NR
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We had high expectations based on reviews. Service was sub-par (had to ask for water refill, had to remind waiter of correct menu for ordering dessert from the specials). Table side Caesar salad was so mild I wouldn’t have know it was a Caesar. Needed Worcestershire sauce at a minimum. Basically average food with subpar service and high price tag. Not worth the money.

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MH
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time celebrating my wife’s birthday! Vasco the waiter was very nice and Hiram the manager was also great!! We will be back. We sat outside on a quiet Saturday night! Loved it

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JP
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Enjoyed the food very much -but found more casual than I thought it would be - a little bit noisy but it was a Saturday night. I would suggest larger table seatings for the two-person seating - table much too small -not enough toom for a menu, a drink, glass of water, lamp and cutlery, and appetizer-my menu fell to the floor - I asked for a larger table- one for four better than one for two and staff accommodating.
Otherwise nice experience and enjoyable.

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N
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good, loved the snapper. caprese salad was sad looking compared to others...

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food!!

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a
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Muy buena comida.NO me gusta que me impongan el 18% de tip...me gusta premiar el buen servicio

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RM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Ceasar salad was a wonderful starter, and the meatball appetizer was superb. But the paparedelle with lamb ragu was bland and disappointing (my wife's hanger steak was excellent, tho she was disappointed with the chimichuri). Desert menu was disappointing, and $10 for a single scoop of ice cream was silly. All in all, I think Michael's other restaurants are better, but still like this one, and will return

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was spectacular, but the service was not good at all. 30 minutes after being sat, they still had not taken our drink order.

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KD
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The food was not good at all ! And the service was even worse !!very disappointed !!

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KA
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The overall experience was excellent, especially the personnel; very attentive. The food was really good, fresh ingredients, and excited menu fusions.

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l
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Miami spice birthday dinner. Great wing, pizza, clams, scallops!

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OT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Miami Spice, the short rib pasta was amazing and tasted freshly made. The rum cake though is bread soaked in rum - it was a little confusing. The parts cotta was actually very good and much smaller which turned out to be perfect end to a heavy meal.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Very disapointed!!! The restaurant wasn’t full. However the waiter came to hour table 30 minutes after we were seated. Food is mediocre and super salty. My friend ordered a steak and they brought it already cut in small pieces (!), the pasta was overcooked... It’s overpriced for the quality. Let me make it simple to you: It’s simply a bad restaurant.

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LW
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Food & service not outstanding. Pizza was good. Spaghetti w/ red sauce was very spicy, & wasn't told.
Sav. Blanc by glass was bad, sent it back.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Do NOT order the Caesar salad. You WILL get sick and smell like garlic for days.

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CS
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was okay...the pasta was way undercooked. Poor attempt at aldente. It was sent back and took sometime to be redone, so my guests waited for me to eat their meal. Needless to say, their meal was cold by the time my food arrived. There was no apology and my re-attempted meal was now heavy on the sodium. We were not acknowledged by any member of management given the compromised experience, and again, no apology from our waiter. Likely won’t be returning or recommending.

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PI
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined in for a business lunch during Miami Spice. We were promptly seated and greeted quickly. The tasting menu was one of the best I have tried during this promotion and the service was excellent. Will go back and would recommend

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FE
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice decor, great service, awesome food. Will be back soon

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j
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious food. Friendly service and environment. One of our Miami favorites.

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MB
Miami
48 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had been here for lunch a while back and was impressed. But this dinner was amazing! We came for Miami Spice, but ended up ordering off the regular menu. Highlights included the table side prepared caesar salad. Huge portion and delicious. We shared the roasted chicken, the wood grilled yellow tail, the bruschetta and the crispy potatoes. All were hot and flavored well. Our server was courteous and attentive. Michael does such an incredible job maintaining quality of food and service. I am never disappointed.

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TL
Miami
51 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We went for Sunday brunch, the small plates were wonderful for sharing. We absolutely loved the soft scrambled egg dish and the crispy potatoes and the short ribs. We definitely want to try the table side Ceasar Salad next time. The prices for the small plates are reasonable, but please be aware if you are not participating in the unlimited mimosas, Bellinis or Bloody Mary's the cocktails can be expensive. Our adult niece who is in the service industry picked up the tab and was shocked at the price of a Titus vodka drink, luckily I knew the price of my wine before ordering it. However, with this said, we would recommend this place and will go back. Also, this is a vibrant place so it can get loud.

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AG
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved everything on the menu. Great drinks. Fun and vibrant atmosphere.

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C
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service! Everything was delicious. Housemade pastas tasted excellent. Good wine and cocktail list. Original take on the caprese salad. Great housemade bread. Definitely would recommend!

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V
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fi’lia is a lively place with delicious food and good service. We had a tableside Caesar salad and a shrimp pizza. The food was really outstanding and service attentive. The restaurant is loud but pleasant. It’s not inexpensive but good quality. There was a nice mix of people from couples to families to young groups of friends.

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KS
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Huge disappointment as I’m a big fan of chef Michael’s. Poor service, food was horrible. I won’t be going back.

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ML
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was really tasty and creative. Service was average, that is not what I would expect at a SLS property. What bothered me the most is that I intended to take advantage of the "Miami Spice Menu" that should have been available (Sunday at lunch time) according to the Miami Spice website. Supposedly the information on the website was wrong, as the Miami Spice Menu was not available, and apparently the people from the restaurant had already contacted Miami Spice asking them to correct the mistake on their website. I was not impressed by this explanation. What I expected was to be provided with the Miami Spice Menu or at least to be given a discount on my bill, which was of course higher than I had budgetted.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Service not good. Food was average.

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v
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place itself is so beautiful. The food was super good. We had the Miami Spice menu and the price was very reasonable.

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AS
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Honestly one of the worse experience I've ever had and that takes a lot for me to say. Ive been in the industry a long time and my friends always yell at me because I never complain even when its probably necessary but this time was different. We sat down quickly which was literally the only good thing that happened. The server brought us water and then we did not see him again for another 20 minutes before he comes over, almost annoyed, and gets our order. He goes to leave before we even finished ordering and I had to "yell" for him to come back. We asked for napkins that he never brought, got up and got them ourselves. Appetizers finally make it out, well before the drinks. The food was good but the entree was partially cold. It was a ragu and they put the sauce on the bottom and the plain pasta on top. Pasta naturally gets cold pretty quickly if its just exposed like that and of course taking forever so that was more of a logistical thing. We finished our meal and were eager to just be out of there and the server, which again we had to wait forever for overcharges the credit card. Doesn't apologize, again is annoyed, and gets a manager to fix it. I'm not sure if our bad experience had to do with just one bad server as this seems to a trend based on the other reviews but this was our experience and I don't plan on reliving it.

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