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Via Emilia

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5901 Old Shell Rd, Mobile, AL 36608-3422
251-342-3677
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Today
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Amazing

The food was amazing and so was the service. Our server, Ian was FANTASTIC! He was polite and very attentive. I would recommend this place to any one looking for an authentic Italian restaurant or a restaurant in general. I'll definitely be back

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
Musically C
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romantic
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49 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Pascagoula, Mississippi
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We got a recommendation for this restaurant and decided to try it tonight. My husband and I both got the Caesar salad....it was good, but not really authentically made. It had more of a pre-made dressing, and they put way too much dressing on the salad. It was okay, but not great. I got the eggplant parmigiana, and my husband... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

The food was amazing and so was the service. Our server, Ian was FANTASTIC! He was polite and very attentive. I would recommend this place to any one looking for an authentic Italian restaurant or a restaurant in general. I'll definitely be back

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Daphne, Alabama
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I ate here with a date on the evening of July 12... I had read about the place on Trip Advisor and the great reviews prompted me to give it a try. I should have made a reservation as they were very busy and told us we could have a table for only one hour as they had several large... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My business colleagues and I tend to try local restaurants when we travel, and Via Emilia provided a cozy and intimate atmosphere. I loved the chalkboard menu. The bread service was wonderful, and all of our meals were superb. The wine selection was also quite good. I will definitely return to this restaurant the next time I come to Mobile.

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Birmingham, Alabama
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

There are a very limited number of choices for Italian food in Mobile. Via Emilia advertises "authentic northern Italian cuisine". Well I've been to Italy, and grew up with a lot of Italian restaurants in the NYC area, and I can say that this place is the REAL deal. The food is always AMAZING. They have a small menu but... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

Our family was getting together from all over the Southeast and wanted to eat at a local establishment. We showed up near closing time with 9 people, but were seated graciously on the patio. We all ordered different meals from the menu board. The food was sumptuous and beautifully served. The children fed the koi in the pond while we... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The menu is put on a blackboard and changes everyday. The Chef is very creative. All foods and vegetables are fresh and seasonal. Salads are large and can be split. Appetizers are good. A variety of pasta dishes, fish, veal, pork and beef available. Delicious desserts, good wines, full bar and liquors are offered. Nice place for a special night... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

ONE of the best places for Italian food in Mobile...They didn't used to be open for lunch but started the first of the year...their lunch portions are really nice and not much smaller than their dinner portions...pricing is reasonable and many items from the dinner menu are available at lunch with the same outstanding freshness and quality...if you have a... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

f you are a fan of the 'famous crab soup'... then you will get a closer one here... The Crab & Corn Bisque - i preferred without the corn kernels in it was a treat. The cream of the soup melted in my mouth. My husband had a chicken marsala, and to its credits it was made how exactly it... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

My family and I normally enjoy our visit at Via Emilia but not this time. Service was very poor. Our server told us we needed to leave by 7:30 (reservation was 5:30); however we were not told this when we made the reservation. To get our order taken, we had to look for the server in the kitchen area. After... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5901 Old Shell Rd, Mobile, AL 36608-3422
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Mobile
  • Phone Number: 251-342-3677

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?