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5901 Old Shell Rd, Mobile, AL 36608-3422
12513423677
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5:00 pm - 9:30 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: Brunch, Dinner, 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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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 14
    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
Cozy Spot with Great Food.

My son who lives in Mobile selected this restaurant based on good comments from his friends. He made reservations for a Friday night and it was good we had them since it was packed. The offerings of the day change and are posted on a chalkboard. I ordered flounder, my wife and son had eggplant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2015
Amease
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Akron, Ohio
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Akron, Ohio
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144 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

My son who lives in Mobile selected this restaurant based on good comments from his friends. He made reservations for a Friday night and it was good we had them since it was packed. The offerings of the day change and are posted on a chalkboard. I ordered flounder, my wife and son had eggplant parmesan and his girlfriend had... More 

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Thank Amease
Mobile, AL
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Thank DogRiverLady
Mobile, Alabama, United States
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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Thank Sister67_13
Mobile, Alabama
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9 reviews
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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Thank kathrynk720
Mobile, Alabama
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 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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Thank Charles J
Pascagoula, Mississippi
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18 reviews
14 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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Thank Maphal
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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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Thank Musically C
Daphne, Alabama
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99 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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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1 Thank aggieband
Wichita, Kansas
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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2 Thank kari4ksu
Birmingham, Alabama
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114 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 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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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: Italian, French, Pizza

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?