Via Emilia 9: A Pasta Lover’s Dream

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Pasta makes any situation better — especially when the pasta is from Via Emilia 9. Whether you’re in the mood for something light, something heavy or something in between, the Miami Beach eatery has over a dozen pastas to choose from, and they’re made fresh every day by the resident Sfogliana (female pasta maker). Stop by 1120 15th Street and try them for yourself.

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During our recent visit to Via Emilia 9, our taste buds were treated to four different pastas. First up was the Tortellini in Brodo, which was stuffed with mortadella, prosciutto and Parmesan. Despite its simplicity, there was a complexity to the plate that felt equal parts homey and sophisticated. The next pasta — Tagliatelle Ragu — was perfection personified. The pasta and its rich, meaty sauce made us smile ear to ear; they just hit you with flavor that doesn’t let up until the very last bite.

This was our first time having Fazzoletti pasta, and we’re bummed we didn’t discover it sooner. Best described as “handkerchief pasta” due to its square shape, this classic dish featured mushroom and Parm on the night we went. However, the stuffing changes regularly so you might not encounter this iteration. Regardless, the Fazzoletti della Casa is worth checking out if you want a delicious pasta that’s found few and far between in Miami. We closed the night with Ravioli dello Chef, whose stuffing also changes regularly. In our case, ravioli and ricotta cheese was a match made in heaven.

Don’t let this writeup fool you: There’s a lot more to this place than pasta, including classic Italian dishes like Polpette alla Bolognese (meatballs in Bolognese sauce) and Valigini Reggiani (veal with cooked ham and cheese). Save room for dessert, too, since there’s a selection of decadent treats to cap your meal, such as Tiramisu and Salame al Cioccolato (chocolate salami with cookies).

While we stuck to pasta for the night, it’s only a matter of time before we come back for everything else. And if what we had was any indication, Via Emilia 9 is sure to deliver another fantastic meal.

Via Emilia 9 is located at 1120 15th Street on Miami Beach. For hours of operation and other information, visit their official website or call 786-216-7150.