La Moderna

4.4
105 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
La Moderna artfully combines a full menu of modern Italian classics from la cucina (the kitchen), skillfully crafted cocktails and pizza, served in a sophisticated and lively space, with more than a touch of Italian flare.
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4.4based on all time ratings
4.4
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4.5
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4.4
Ambience
4.1
Value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best authentic Italian food in Miami

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CC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Server made an error inputting our entree order into the system which resulted in 1 dish coming out much earlier (15 minutes) before all others. The 1 dish was taken to the back to warm back up. Additionally, we had to ask for more water, as they were either understaffed or not paying attention. It was quality food but just average service.

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T
Montreal
9 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I absolutely loved this place, the service was beyond AMAZING, from the gentleman who sat us to the amazing waitress, everything was perfect. The food and the drinks were AWESOME! I loved it so much I even went back for takeout from there! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

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a
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

nice restaurant and good service, but the food was not good and it was very expensive!

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GB
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great awesome staff food impeccable and authentic... brought 6 quest and ll loved everything we had. We did family style to try everything sooooo delicious

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C
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

WE WERE STUCK. There was no indication of a fixed price limited menu on the open table booking site. It wasn’t until we were seated and shown the menu that we were aware of the limited menu and pricing. We stayed because we had no other options on New Year’s Eve. We have enjoyed La Moderna in the past, but the choices were not great and the food was unremarkable.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

Terrible New Year’s rip off. Stay away.

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MC
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great Italian in a great neighnorhood. Friendly service. Under appreciated relative to its excellence.

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n
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We sat outside on patio. Was great. Will return

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l
Miami
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The most delicious food and the absolute best service!!! Loved loved this restaurant!!!

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OT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service!! Nice clean setting. One of the best options in the area for a nice real italian meal!

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OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really nice romantic place and our server Pasquale was really attentive and nice even tho we had just Miami spice, he didn't lower his hospitality like they do at other places. All the food was great, simple but tasty like they do it in Italy. Butternut squash ravioli were the best ravioli I had! The texture was perfect.. Will be back for sure.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Decent Italian. Fairly quiet spot. Nothing spectacular but good.

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Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Party of 12, no one liked their entree.

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SB
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The service was exceptional. Ricardo knows the menu, the wine list and his recommendations were followed in most cases. The food was very good, eggplant fresh and tasty, fettuccine noodles made on premises with balanced seasonings, and the cheesecake was to die for.

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J
Pittsburgh
88 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A fine Italian restaurant. Helpful waiter and good food. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Convenient parking garage that is not too expensive for Miami Beach.

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SR
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very Nice restaurant, great staff, very good food, Try this place.

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MI
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 2

Honestly, the food was plain, boring, bland and tasteless. My friend who loves the vegan and vegetarian options (she doesn’t even cook with salt), thought everything was boring.
Service was good tho. The best tasting items were the desserts.

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JB
Miami
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious restaurant and the service was spot on. Miami spice is going on and our fabulous waitress jucie was the best. She told us her favorites and we listened! She was right it was great

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SS
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Average Italian at best.
Bartender was very nice.
Arrived 7 minutes before happy hour was supposed to end ... manager would not let us order happy hour bar food, only drinks. We had to order off of regular menu.

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MR
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely amazing from the moment we walked in. Wonderful ambiance, incredibly crafted cocktails and the food was delicious. Will be back this weekend!

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t
Miami
74 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Food was nicely done. Orders came out awkwardly but were all good.ambience is good, parking on street plentiful. Able to eat well and share plates for about $60-75 a couple.

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OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great!!.... food delish,,, service great,,, offering. A great MImi spice menu

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t
Miami
74 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food was delicious and moderately priced. Corkage was modest and the service was most attentive. Definitely worth it!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and staff! Juicie was a terrific waitress !

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Y
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great service

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DL
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff did a great job. Made minor mistakes with some dishes and drinks but other than that the restaurant felt authentic and modern.

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AG
Miami
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing as always. My favorite Italian Restaurant on South Beach.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very friendly staff. Great food and enjoyable experience.

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OT
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant is a neighborhood gem. It’s like being welcomed into someone’s home and then being fed a feast. I take everyone who visits me in Miami Beach to this restaurant because I have always had a great meal and everyone leaves feeling like they have met new friends in the waiters and service and hosts. I’m there so often I get a hug from the hosts when ever I arrive. I had hesitated to write a great review for fear too many people would find out and go but La Moderna deserves the praise. Go! You will enjoy every minute and every bite!

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AG
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our favorite Authentic Italian Restaurant in Miami Beach.

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BW
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Overall,our experience was great(food,service),however this was the lady's 70th birthday,which was mentioned on the Open Table reservation and it was not acknowledged in anyway by the staff,management or kitchen. That was quite disappointing.

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m
Miami
109 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Surprisingly good local Italian. Somewhat limited menu, but better than routine dishes available, including pizza. Friendly, efficient service and moderate prices (for pasta mostly), another pleasant surprise. Interior seating can be noisy, as louder bar scene echoes throughout, but seating in the rear is better.

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JM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Josie and Arturo are awesome. best Italian joint in Miami Beach...nice atmosphere

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OT
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Only trouble we had was with communication. We couldn't understand them well and they couldn't understand us, speaking English. Otherwise good and service were great.

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MG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Nice find for us when visiting in South Beach. Great oven for focaccia & pizza, interesting and tasty cuisine. Very friendly and super attentive service to our party of 4. We would definitely go back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Personale gentile cibo buono considerando che siamo in America . Come essere in Italia anche se versano continuamente l’acqua è da un po’ fastidio
Poi tutto ok

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f
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A Very cozy restaurant with homemade Italian food really good, I always go there with my boyfriend when I want a quality meal.

The service was great , the time we wait for the food was nothing, really fast.

The prices are good, and so the portions of the food.

I really recommend this place.

Also the happy hour , is the best !!!!!!!!!

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s
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

La Moderna is my favorite Italian restaurant when I am visiting Miami. They fo out of their way to accommodate my son's food allergies. Their pizza is prepared by a woman from Napoli and their fish is delicious.

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RR
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was great but I did not get my 100 points for reserving with Open Table.Fratelli La Buffalo and La Moderna restaurants , these two being sister restaurants , do not give the points when one reserves through open table. Very strange.

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