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Soya & Pomodoro

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#15 of 220 Italian in Miami


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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options

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0.5 miles from American Airlines Arena
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Reviewed February 14, 2020

We went on a Wednesday night & couldn't have been made more welcome. Although situated in a less than salubrious part of Brickell it was well worth the effort. Very quirky , open dining rooms - one of which I gather offers Thursday night/weekend jazz....Authentic Italian flavours & family run. Very high service standards( our water glasses were never allowed to empty) , good value & great tasting dishes. Our kind of place for a nice dinner with the locals.Very nice Primitivo red. Never far in an Uber.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 26, 2020

I come here a lot but the music is so loud you can't hear the server. Our server last night (there were four of us) got the drinks wrong but we were fed up with shouting at her so we just accepted them. You can't...hear yourself think let alone chat. The food is good but the menu never changes. Once you've had everything you just stick to your favourites because even six months later it is exactly the same. Good but uninspired. The place and atmosphere is really great. It looks like the foyer of an old bank (I think it is) plus hanging underwear (!). The tables inside the main part are good, in the bit where there is the bar, not so good, but I wouldn't recommend you stay if they can only seat you on the pavement with the Miami traffic and wandering homeless people looking for a place. Why I haven't written a review before is because I don't come on Tripadvisor a lot. Why I've written one now is that the restaurant last night had a guitarist amplified so loud that not one of us enjoyed our special dinner out.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed July 17, 2019

The owner/manager is called Rosario. He's like a cartoon character out of a bad italian gangster movie, a very bad movie. I don't even know if that accent is real or he's actually from Cleveland? He seems like a nice guy, but you can see...the employees are in mortal terror of this petty tyrant. Heck, you need a firm hand to run a restaurant and the service business is tough but this guy takes the cake, well rather he brings you cake in a rush because he's dying to turn over the table to sit down the next guests. Whenever I want to see employees tortured and have a great laugh because the service is hit or miss, I know where to go. Ciao Bello!!!More

Date of visit: June 2019
cristiansoya, Owner at Soya & Pomodoro, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2019

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave the review, My name is Rosario Magrelli, and i'm one of the owner of Soya & Pomodoro. We have been open since 2004,and have always made our best effort to satisfy our clients with authentic cuisine...More

Reviewed May 30, 2019 via mobile

Despite many suits in the Restaurant, atmosphere was relaxed, very Italian. Decor takes you to an alley alfresco Restaurant in Italy. Service was good, food delicious and price reasonable.

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed May 29, 2019 via mobile

Soya is a find for anyone who is looking for a touch of Italy. Friendly service and fresh food. The pastas are terrific

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed January 21, 2019

Went for a late lunch on a Thursday. The restaurant is open air with interesting and curious decorations. Our server, Rosario was pleasant and provided overall good service. We ordered two glasses of Malbec, which were subpar. As if the bottle had been left open...for extended period of time. We ordered the tortellini Arianna and fazzoletti di pere. The order took longer than expected to arrive - given that that the restaurant was mostly empty. Neither of the dishes were particularly remarkable and were somewhat bland. Given some of the other reviews I read, maybe we caught them on a bad day...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed January 20, 2019 via mobile

This restaurant is quaint and inviting. Simple wooden tables and chairs for most of the restaurant. But the food and service says a lot more. I had the beef carpaccio. It was dressed with arugula and Parmesan shavings. The bread was warm, crispy and delish...with the olive oil. My main was simple spaghetti with a meat Bolognese in a tomato sauce. Beautifully sone. Not acidic with great flavour. I wiped it clean with the fresh bread. I would have loved it if they had betty quality wines by the glass as I didn’t want to drink a whole bottle. Indefinitely would go back.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed January 15, 2019

We started our vacation here in Miami with a great lunch here. Pasta was cooked just right, not too soft and not too hard. Service was excellent. Will return and definitely can recommend.

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed January 12, 2019

Very good Italian food in the heart of downtown Miami. We were the first to arrive at 7P and were seated at a nice side table. There were probably 10 servers mulling about when we first arrived. We were served by 3-4 different ones at...the beginning. After the bread was served and our wine arrived, one gentleman kind of took over our table, which was unfortunate. I assumed he was either the manager or the owner, but was constantly walking back and forth looking for anything out of place, which was a tad unnerving. We have been to Italy many times, and one of our favorite things about eating there is the pace of the dinner. It is NOT rushed and you have the table all night. Even though the rest of the restaurant was not full even by 8PM I felt like we were being rushed the entire evening. We kept being asked if we wanted to order the next course. The dessert menu was brought after we finished our pasta for gods sake. The good news is the food is very authentic. The bruschetta was excellent, as was the kale salad with mango. We also enjoyed the spaghetti with lamb ragu (perfectly al dente) and were probably going to have a piece of fish, but felt so rushed we decided to skip it. They also advertise live music and we saw the band setting up and even asked the waiter what time they started playing, but he didn't know. Fantastic setting and great food, but could be so much more with the proper waitstaff. Maybe we just got the unlucky draw of the night.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed November 19, 2018 via mobile

An artistic Miami style adds Roman romance to this restaurant. Art on the walls, bookshelves full of books, and open to the street, with some sidewalk tables. We were attentively waited on by two sisters recently from Central Europe. The bruschetta was perfect and the...pasta was very good.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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