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Via Emilia

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French, Pizza, Bistro, Pasta, Italian
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5901 Old Shell Rd, Mobile, AL 36608-3422
12513423677
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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Visitor rating
  • 34
    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
Quaint & Intimate Italian Restaurant

If you're looking for a quaint, intimate Italian restaurant, you have to go to Via Emilia! The restaurant is housed in an old house with a unique atmosphere. The menu items are listed on the blackboard every day and all of them are superb. The wine list is very reasonably priced and the waiters... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
DogRiverLady
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Mobile, AL
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Mobile, AL
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

If you're looking for a quaint, intimate Italian restaurant, you have to go to Via Emilia! The restaurant is housed in an old house with a unique atmosphere. The menu items are listed on the blackboard every day and all of them are superb. The wine list is very reasonably priced and the waiters are very knowledgeable about pairing their... More 

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Mobile, Alabama, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We ate here twice last week - that's how good the food is! The gala apple salad is probably the best salad I've ever had. The duck breast was amazing, chicken marsala was delicious, veal piccata was yummy, and try the creme brulee with chocolate in the bottom. Great wine list, friendly service, the only tricky thing is the parking.

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Mobile, Alabama
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We have eaten here for many years and have never had a bad meal. Small place so must arrive early to get in but worth the trip and the wait. Have eaten most everything on the menu, which changes daily. Our favorites include the duck, the lamb and the veal.

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Mobile, Alabama
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great place with wonderful Italian food. They offer a daily menu, which means you should get there early or they may be sold out of what you really, really wanted.

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Pascagoula, Mississippi
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 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
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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
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100 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5901 Old Shell Rd, Mobile, AL 36608-3422
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Mobile
  • Phone Number: 12513423677

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: French, Pizza, Bistro, Pasta, 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
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 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?