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Via Emilia Italian Restaurant

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Via Emilia Italian Restaurant
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10700 Kuykendahl Road, 77381, The Woodlands, TX
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10700 Kuykendahl Road, 77381, The Woodlands, TX (The Woodlands Parkway)
281-465-9555
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: Named after an ancient Roman road that spans from Rimini to Piacenza, Via...
Named after an ancient Roman road that spans from Rimini to Piacenza, Via Emilia is known for their house-made pastas, braised meats, seafood specialties, and delicious desserts. The family-owned restaurant served Houston diners for over 13 years before moving to their current location in the Woodlands. Enhance the experience with a bottle of wine from our extensive collection from around the world. Via Emilia's wine list includes over 200 selections spanning over 60 regions of the world, including 30 rotating wines by the glass. We look forward to creating a memorable experience that will exceed the expectations of you and your guests.
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Good But Garlicky
4 of 5 starsReviewed November 19, 2014
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The restaurant is in a strip center but once inside you would not know it. My husband and I were there on a Friday night and we were glad we had a reservation. Nice table, nice waiter and... read more

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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69 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

The restaurant is in a strip center but once inside you would not know it. My husband and I were there on a Friday night and we were glad we had a reservation. Nice table, nice waiter and great piano music. My husband had the linguini with clams and it was outstanding. Very garlicky! Maybe ask them to cut back... More

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Woodbridge, Canada
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131 reviews 131 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We recently had dinner at Via Emilia following our recent trip to Texas for the US Grand Prix. We started our evening at the bar enjoying a couple of beers waiting for our friends to arrive. From there, we were taken to our table. We shared the calamari fritti and carpaccio di manzo for our starter. For our main course,... More

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The Woodlands, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Consistently excellent, though not inexpensive. Service is always professional, if not fast. I never feel rushed or forgotten. My wine glass maintains an acceptable level of liquid and courses come out in succession as expected. Wine, appetizer, salad, entree, desert = 2.5-3 hours of dining time. Great to catch up with friends, sort out that business deal, or impress a... More

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Ft. Worth
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We were a party of 30 for a wedding rehearsal dinner. The dinner was in a private room that was nicely decorated. The food was fresh, and cooked to perfection. The food was hot and served at the same time. The service was well paced and everyone's needs we're met. The tiramisu was to die for! Ther were no complaints... More

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Houston, Texas
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Went to dinner with friends and dinner was disappointing. I had the Spaghetti Carbonara and the only taste was one of very heavy garlic . The cream was very thick and I could not taste the bacon. Our waiter was very condescending. When asked how many shrimp were in one of the pastas he replied "enough" I also asked how... More

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viaemilia10700, Owner at Via Emilia Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for getting in touch with us. We're sorry to hear you did not enjoy the food or service received during your current visit. We hate to know that you left our restaurant dissatisfied, and we wish we'd have had the chance to follow up with you in person. We'd be grateful for the the chance to serve you again,... More

Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My husband and I ate at Via Emilia for the first time this past Friday night. We made reservations ahead of time and were seated upon arrival. The waiter was prompt and helpful with his recommendations. He also brought garlic bread to the table, which was good but not exceptional. We ordered the lumache (snail) appetizer, wedge salad, Insalate Via... More

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viaemilia10700, Owner at Via Emilia Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to and review of Via Emilia. Although we're overjoyed you were impressed with the majority of your dinner, we want to make sure that every dish leaves you completely satisfied. We apologize that the salad dressings were a bit too bland for your tastes. We do ask that you alert your server or a... More

Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We had a mid-day meal on a Sunday at Via Emilia and it was delicious. We had the restaurant ot ourselves but that was because we ate dinner at 330 on a Sunday. The service was attentive and friendly. Our waiter made it a point to get to know us and we really enjoyed the genuine conversation. The food was... More

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viaemilia10700, Owner at Via Emilia Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for you recent visit to Via Emilia. I appreciate your patronage and your input as we constantly strive to improve on the overall experience for each customer. I will definitely share your input with our staff as we all love to hear when we make our guests happy. I speak for all of us when I say that... More

Houston, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

They had great food but now they probably changed the chef and quality dropped down. Big disappointment last time there!

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viaemilia10700, Owner at Via Emilia Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We truly appreciate your constructive feedback and will certainly share it with our team so we can continue to improve and wow our guests. I assure you that our staff has not changed nor has our standard for delivering quality foods. If you are ever unhappy with any menu item you order, please ask to... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We had another super fab dinner at Via Emilia last night. We celebrated our son's 35th birthday! As usual the meal, experience and ambiance were perfection. We have dined here many times and every experience is delightful! Great service, very clean ( bathrooms are spotless!), friendly and personable staff. And the food and wine!!!! Absolutely the best Italian food anywhere,... More

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viaemilia10700, Owner at Via Emilia Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and your raving review, RC. We are honored that you chose to celebrate your son's birthday with us! We hold high standards when it comes to the food and service that we provide to our guests. I am overjoyed to hear that your family had a "perfect" evening. I invite you all to come visit... More

Katy, Texas
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My son graduated from university last Saturday and we wanted an upscale restaurant, where we could have a small family celebration. Did I mention I am not fond of chains? We made reservations and were seated at a large, comfortable round table, in the back room. PERFECT for the 5 of us! Bryan was wonderful, so pleasant and attentive. The... More

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viaemilia10700, Owner at Via Emilia Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow! Thanks for spending such a monumental family moment with us! We are flattered to hear that you were pleased with the food and atmosphere. Please let Grandmother know that she is always welcome! I speak for everyone, including Bryan, when I tell you that we are looking forward to your next visit. More

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Additional Information about Via Emilia Italian Restaurant

Address: 10700 Kuykendahl Road, 77381, The Woodlands, TX
Phone Number: 281-465-9555
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  The Woodlands
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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