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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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10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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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  • 32
    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
Great local restaurant with excellent food

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
kathrynk720
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Mobile, Alabama
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Mobile, Alabama
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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99 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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 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
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94 reviews
25 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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Huntsville, Alabama
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Additional Information about Via Emilia

Address: 5901 Old Shell Rd, Mobile, AL 36608-3422
Phone Number: 251-342-3677
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Mobile
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
Average Prices: USD 25
Cuisine: Italian

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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?