Miami’s Hidden Gem Via Emilia 9 Reopens with New Look and Menu

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For any food connoisseur on the quest for traditional Italian food in Miami, all roads lead to Via Emilia 9, Miami Beach’s first authentic regional Italian restaurant and market named after the merchant road in the Italian region of Emilia Romagna. After two years open, the restaurant underwent top-notch renovations to expand the kitchen, market and the menu, further boasting itself as the Magic City’s hidden gem.

Via Emilia 9 provides an authentic dining experience unmatched by most other Italian eateries in Miami Beach. Almost every ingredient is imported from Italy, including mouth-watering bread, which is brought in from Ferrara, Italy. As expected, Via Emilia 9 is all about cooking delectable, al dente pasta. Expert “Sfoglina” or pastamaker, Chef Giancarlo “Wendy” Cacciatori hand rolls a variety of pastas and ravioli daily.

The additions to the restaurant’s menu are the perfect fix for anyone looking for a light, summer meal: Cannelloni alle Verdure (cannelloni with vegetables), Tagliatelle carciofie Limone  (tagliatelle with artichokes and lemon) and Florentina Straccetti di pollo con carciofi (shredded chicken with artichokes). Via Emilia 9’s other offerings already known for their to-die-for-taste have been given the coveted stamp of approval from Anthony Bourdain“The pasta at Via Emilia 9 is much, much better than good,” Bourdain said in 2015 CNN Travel article. From signature dishes like the homemade Tortellini in Brodo (tortellini in broth) to the famous homemade flatbreads, Via Emilia 9 offers only the most enticing dishes.

The menu changes are just as impressive as the venue’s revamp, which includes an open kitchen plan, as well as a pasta making station. “We want to involve our guests in the cooking process and not just the end result. Being able to show people the process behind making food and being able to interact with their food is part of Italian tradition,” said Via Emilia 9 owner Chef Wendy.

Via Emilia 9 brings a taste of Bologna and Modena right in the comforts of Miami. Adding a dash of authenticity from plate to room design, the newly manicured Italian restaurant is the hidden Italian gem you’ve been craving.

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