Nonna Beppa Hospitality Group’s celebrated Chef Wendy Cacciatori and wife Valentina Imbrenda announced the opening of Via Emilia Garden in Midtown Miami. Born in Northern Italy, the power duo opened Via Emilia 9 in South Beach, back in 2014, named after the two restaurants in Emilia-Romagna they founded and are now family-run. Via Emilia 9 quickly become one of Miami’s most popular culinary gems, favored by celebrities, tourists and locals alike. In 2018, the couple launched Nonna Beppa in Tribeca, NY, in honor of Cacciatori’s late grandmother who taught him how to cook authentic Italian cuisine.
Via Emilia Garden will share the same menu and specials as its sister location in South Beach, however guests can expect to dine in a more upscale atmosphere. The 2,000-square-foot, indoor and outdoor eatery was designed by the owners and can seat up to 100 guests. It boasts a modern dining room with grey-washed wooden tables, custom-made white chairs, ornate mirrors and garden trees spread throughout the space. It will feature an open kitchen, expanded market offering homemade and imported Italian goods, a butcher area where guests can choose their preferred cut of meat, and a pasta making station with its expert “Sfoglina” (or pasta maker), who hand-rolls a variety of fresh pastas and raviolis daily.
Perfect for lunch or dinner, Via Emilia Garden has something for all palates and represents the Italian regions of both Bologna and Modena. Never compromising authenticity, Chef Wendy imports almost everything served at Via Emilia from Italy, including its bread, which is brought in from the Vasalli Bakery in Ferrara, Italy. Restaurant will be open from Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. till 11 p.m. for lunch and dinner. Reservations are available by phone at 786-216-7150 or online. Guests can also place an order for pickup or delivery or via Grub Hub and Eat24.