A New Italian Garden in Midtown Miami
Guests will be transported to Northern Italy at Via Emilia Garden, an authentic Italian restaurant, nestled in Midtown Miami. Owned and operated by husband and wife duo Chef Wendy Cacciatore and Valentina Imbrenda, this local spot is perfect for lunch, brunch and dinner, and has something for everyone.
Via Emilia Garden is known for its signature dish the Tortellini in Brodo (tortellini in broth) that is homemade and hand-rolled- the tortellini is stuffed with Prosciutto di Parma, parmesan cheese, mortadella, beef, and pork. Other highlights include Parmigiana di Melanzane (eggplant parmigiana), Affettati e Formaggi con Gnocco fritto (a meat and cheese platter with their signature Gnocco fritto), Tagliatelle Panna Salsiccia e Funghi (tagliatelle with mushrooms, sausage, and cream sauce), the Cotoletta alla Bolognese, the Chef’s Filet and the homemade desserts. Brunch lovers can check out their Italian brunch on Sundays from 11 AM – 4 PM, which includes antipasti and dessert buffet, unlimited pasta, and bottomless mimosas, all for $45.
Homemade pasta and flavorful dishes are a signature at this hidden gem, and now guests have the opportunity to make the pasta they eat. Adult cooking classes at Via Emilia Garden are based upon request (date and time) and cost $95 per person, which includes a one and a half hour class followed by a lovely meal enjoying your freshly made pasta with a bottle of wine. Classes must be booked in advance and are nonrefundable. Via Emilia Garden also offers a one hour, $70 class that includes one glass of wine. Kids cooking classes will be offered while the parents are eating and is only available if pre-booked. Reservations are required and must be booked three days in advance. Availability is subject to change based on peak hours.