Via Emilia 9

4.6
311 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

Via Emilia 9 in Miami Beach, Florida is the first of its kind in this city. A regional Italian restaurant, Via Emilia 9 only serves menu items that have actually been imported from Italy (flour, eggs, fruits and vegetables being the only exceptions for good reason). The pasta here is made fresh daily from these Italian ingredients. You can even partake in truffle tastings to help better inform your palette.



While there are a number of great entr�es to choose from at Via Emilia 9, the stewed veal cooked in milk definitely stands out. The veal with cooked ham and cheese is another favorite.


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RyanS
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, as always. Perfect service, always attentive but never rushed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Because of the good reviews I tried this restaurant. Eggplant parmigiana dish was tasty but mostly sauce. Chicken with citrus fruit and rosemary sounded good but was nothing like described and lacked any flavor.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was house made and fresh. The pasta was delicious, the charcuterie board was exquisite and they have a great selection of wines. Easily a 10/10 and a very lowkey spot for downtown Miami

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service

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ErikD
Caribbean
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outdoor seating was awesome except for the rainy night.

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vipeatwell35
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service the Viola Bianco Italian beer was different, nice floral notes with a hint of spice.
Tagliatelle Bolognese outstanding and finishing off with the house made Tiramsu - bellissima!
Very reasonably priced and nice ambiance. Love the decor especially the trumpet hanging in the ceiling.

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vipMelissaM
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

clams were full of sand :(

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing and authentic as it gets in terms of Italian. Would recommend. Make reservations because they aren’t very promising on time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food was awful and had no taste! They burned my friends chicken. The appetizers and dessert were the only good things.

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vipMelody
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Via Emilia 9 is our favorite go to restaurant in Miami Beach. We have been dining there since they opened years ago. The service, the food, the people - all wonderful. We love Valentina!

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BehnamM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome. From food, appetizer, entree, dessert, service, vibe, everything!! So glad we went there. Ordered calamari and octopus for appetizers, bronzini, pasta with lobster, 4 cheese gnocchi, and octopus entree for meals, and dessert OMG, we got everything and it did not disappoint! Also, our waitress, Virginia, was super nice, her recommendations helped us decide, she was polite, kind, welcoming and amazing. Definitely would recommend and come back again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Traditional northern Italian food done right! A little pricey but well worth it. Can’t wait to go back

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Anna
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very nice choice for dinner, we were a party of 7 and they gave us a table outside, which was perfect!! The service was great, really friendly and helpful staff. The food was good too. I would definitely recommend it!

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vipAlex
New Mexico
88 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Treating our daughter
Food, vibe and service were exceptional!!😎

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are amazing at Via Emilia! I would highly recommend this place for a date or just to go enjoy great food and service.

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vipLbmom
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, service was incredible. Very authentic and delicious! Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Most likely I will not be returning here. The service was amazing!! But everything was wayyy over priced for what was given. 1st thing, our waiter asked what type of wine we liked, my date and I stated and then he came back with a bottle for us to taste test. My date didn’t like the wine but I did so I was given a glass of the wine. The food was very small portion ; and the chef stands by his menu so it’s no changes to the food- super authentic Italian food (some may not like that like my date).... fast forward the bill comes. I was charged 26 dollars for the glass of wine!! Things like that should have been said. Our bill was a hundred and change for basically nothing.

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vipRoxaneC
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great ambiance and such a friendly welcoming

Our favorite neighborhood restaurant !

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing customer service and even better food!

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vipRudyV
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food is amazing! Like it cause they have plenty of outdoor seating.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honest food, as Italian as it can be. Best on this side of the Atlantic.

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vipSmokey58
Atlanta
81 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Not quite on target for their usual experience. Branzino overcooked, scant disappointing grilled calamari. Pasta is the way to go. Service was pleasant, efficient bordering on rushed. It was a busy night, full house inside and out but if you’re a local and know what Via Emilia is best at, and raved to out of town besties- well, a little disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian in Miami

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vipTimL
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stumbled upon this gem of a restaurant due to other "popular choices" being booked. What a blessing in disguise. The owners were so accommodating along with the high quality of food and wine offerings. It was so delicious that we went back the next evening and had a completely different type of meal. True fresh and homemade northern Italian cuisines are what makes this place special. Tomahawk steaks, branzino fish, homemade pastas, and fresh desserts. Just so delicious. I wish I can relocate this restaurant to my city!

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vipYUMMYTUMMY
Washington DC
190 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food is OK to good but nothing was outstanding. Prices are very high given the extremely small portions. Even with three courses we left hungry.

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Roedoc
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Cute place to stop on our visit to Miami. Quaint atmosphere, like home town Italian brassiere

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viprogerm
Miami
100 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

This visit was a disappointment. Pasta with scampi had NO scampi. Just dry tasting egg noodles. The tuna tartar app was nice, but overpriced at $25. We have had some excellent dinners in the past few weeks...but NOT this time

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PeterF
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian restaurant in the area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!

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vipStevenR
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

This is a decidedly mediocre restaurant and not a great value for the price. It’s not terrible, just not noteworthy. The biggest issue I had was the server pushed a langostine appetizer and neglected to tell us that it was 52 dollars. Pretty significant omission given that most apps were under 20 dollars. That really ruined the place for me given that this is not a fine dining type of place. Typical up charge and I should have caught it but still unexpected. The pasta was fine but nothing special.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Food is over priced for the quality nothing we ordered tasted good. Ingredients were not fresh as advertised. Every plate that is not vegetarian had pork. Not much options for non pork eaters

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vipMarcG
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best tortellini

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vipGaryB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Fabulous staff!!!

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vipLuckyPalm
Miami
52 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Besides having the best Italian cuisine on South Beach, Valentina is gem! Sweet, welcoming and professional. Wonderful house made pastas, the best tomahawk you could imagine and a lovely truffle menu. Let Valentina help you select a wine and you will not regret it. Filled with friendly locals in a charming inviting atmosphere.
Thank you for a beautiful evening!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Terrific locals spot. Wonderful food.

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HappyDiner
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here on our vacation to Miami Beach. What a delight. Excellent Italian fare! We were even greeted with an amuse bouche. Excellent staff, perfectly done octopus.

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vipfrenchdiner
London
12 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian food. Very authentic. Simple but delicious. Nice selection of wines too.

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vipJEFFREYP
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is authentic and scrumptious. The owners, Valentina & Wendy, her husband and chef, make sure the food and service always exceed expectations. Genaro, the sous-chef, has his critical eye on everything that leaves the prep area thus ensuring you will be delighted with your meal. The wine, my favorite is the Brunello di Montalcino, beautifully complements the delectable branzino and grilled vegetables for this non-meat eater. I LOVE THIS VENUE and I’m confident you & your family will as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The best authentic Italian food! Great ambiance and amazing pasta made to order. Would go back in a heart beat!!!

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vipWhimsey
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food at Via Emilia 9 was definitely tasty. We really enjoyed the prosciutto and melon appetizer and the pasta bolognese. They offer a few wines by the glass and the $12 chianti was a disappointment all around. The homemade tiramisu was fair- heavy on the cream and not much more flavor. Our waitress was knowledgable but I was disappointed in the lack of attention to our table. I ordered coffee at the end of the email and never received it after waiting 20 minutes, but it was on the bill. Overall we enjoyed the food and would have given the restaurant a more favorable review if not for the disappointing service!

FAQs

Via Emilia 9 does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Via Emilia 9 also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (786) 216-7150.

Via Emilia 9 is rated 4.6 stars by 311 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.