La Moderna

4.2
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115 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian

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About

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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation
Monday 11:30am-11:30pm
Tuesday 11:30am- 11:30pm
Wednesday 11:30am -11:30pm
Thursday 11:30am-11:30pm
Friday 11:30am- 12:00am
Saturday 11:30am- 12:00am
Sunday 11:30am- 11:30pm
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Phone number
(786) 717-7274
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Payment Options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Gianluca Messano
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Cross street
18th. St.
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Parking Details
5 Floor of Parking Garage in the Building
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 115 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.3
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Quiet
33% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Had a really nice experience at La Mod. We went for Miami Spice but I ended up just getting some pasta that was really good. My husband got the Vegan Lollies and Broccoli and I had a bite. This was a great tasty dish. Also the calamari he got was light and good as well. Good experience overall. Would go back if we loved in the area.

M
Miami
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience!!!!! There is nothing better than being attended by the owner 😊

D
Miami
54 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb food always, high quality ingredients and great service. We have made it our go-to place to escape to Italy without flying there!

SC
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at La Moderna and my friends were pleasantly surprised by their orders.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A little bit pricey, even with the Miami Spice. If they ask you if you want bread, take into account they will charge you for it, even if they don’t tell you about it in advance.
Waiters are friendly. The truffles and mushroom risotto was delicious and the tiramisu was pretty good.
Overall a good experience.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We went for Miami Spice, what a deal! Restaurant seems to be ran like a fine tuned machine. Couple slips on our food, but quickly and barely noticeably fixed. We were in no rush so nothing bothered us, other than the loud echo of everyone talking as the acoustics are really bad and the lighting was super bright. We will be back though! Swordfish was INCREDIBLE!

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Experienced the very delicious vegan miami spice menu options! it’s a cute location with nice outdoor seating. food was fantastic but had a disappointing lag in service after our entrees came out. Nonetheless, would definitely visit again because the food was just fab!

OT
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service from beginning to end. We received a warm welcome from the host who made us feel at home. The recommendations from the menu were delicious and we can’t wait to be back! Thank you!

NA
Miami
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow! The food was great, the service was spectacular and the ambience was perfect. Walked in the wrong door and ended up having the owner serve us all night. Awesome and super interesting guy. We went for Miami spice since they have a vegan menu and everything was perfect. Highly recommended.

NG
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The service was excellent !
The Caesar salad, and bread was really good, but unfortunately our entrées were not up to scratch.

We both had the seafood pasta dish. The pasta itself was cooked to perfection, ( nicely el dente ) but the tomato sauce tasted like pure tomato paste with nothing added, and the shrimp & squid tasted like it had freezer burn, (I'm not saying it had freezer burn, I'm just saying it tasted that way.) which tainted the whole dish. We both added balsamic vinegar to our dish, which seemed to help !!

Even though we felt let down with our main course, we may give it another try, but steer away from their pasta dishes.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best authentic Italian food in Miami

CC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

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.

T
Montreal
9 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

a
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall4Food2Service3Ambience3

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

GB
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

C
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience4

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.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall1Food2Service5Ambience3

Terrible New Year’s rip off. Stay away.

MC
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

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

n
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat outside on patio. Was great. Will return

l
Miami
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

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

OT
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

Party of 12, no one liked their entree.

SB
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

J
Pittsburgh
100 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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

SR
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

MI
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience2

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.

JB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

SS
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2018
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

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.

MR
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

t
Miami
79 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

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.

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

t
Miami
79 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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

OT
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and staff! Juicie was a terrific waitress !

Y
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service

DL
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

AG
Miami
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very friendly staff. Great food and enjoyable experience.

OT
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!