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Via Emilia

5901 Old Shell Rd, Mobile, AL 36608-3422
251-342-3677
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Ranked #27 of 567 Restaurants in Mobile
Price range: $0 - $25
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
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Wichita, Kansas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

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
3 helpful votes 3 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
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Gulf Coast
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118 reviews 118 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Recently dined here after reading many positive reviews on tripadvisor. We called ahead to see if a table was available and were told we could be seated in twenty minutes. We arrived on time and were seated within a few minutes. The dining room is small, cozy, cramped (take your pick) and on this night there was a group of... More

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Mobile, Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Great friends and wonderful food made our New Years Eve dinner perfect! The place is a must do if you are in Mobile, AL. The filet is outstanding.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I love this restaurant... My brother introduced me to this restaurant a few years ago, and when ever I am in town, I make sure that I stop in for a steak. They have other wonderful entrees, but their steak is my favorite! I like like my steak very well done - no pink - and at Via Emilia it... More

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