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Via Emilia Italian Restaurant

10700 Kuykendahl Road, 77381, The Woodlands, TX
281-465-9555
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Ranked #17 of 164 restaurants in The Woodlands
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: The Woodlands Parkway
Description: 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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Lincoln, Nebraska
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Some very good Italian food with a nice wine list. The atmosphere is great. I wasn't there on a night their piano player was there but heard it is wonderful.

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

Hi Steve - thanks for the kind words! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your recent experience. If you'd like to have more wine I recommend you come in on Wednesdays as all Italian bottles are half priced! We're looking forward to serving you again soon! More

The Woodlands, Texas
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The Woodlands isn't known for its restaurants as compared to the city of Houston but Via Emilia actually made us feel like we weren't in the burbs during the time we were there. As soon as you step inside you automatically feel as if you're in an upscale restaurant with a pianist, the beautiful decor and the upscale setting on... More

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

Hello and thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent visit to Via Emilia. We love hearing feedback from our guests and constantly work to improve. I will personally share this feedback with our staff so we can work to address the issue. I'd like to invite you and your spouse to visit us again... More

The Woodlands, Texas
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I met several friends for Happy Hour at the bar and then we had dinner. I had never been to the establishment and was quite impressed by its atmosphere considering it is located in a strip center. Dark wood, white linen tablecloths, wine bottles on display, live piano music. I ordered the lasagna and I have to say it was... More

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

Thanks for taking the time to write a review, Elizabeth. I am very happy to hear you and your friends enjoyed your recent visit to Via Emilia. Come and visit us again soon! More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Upon entering one gets the feeling of a 5 restaurant but quickly realizes it doesn't quite meet those expectations. There is no dress code, it is also much more loud, and the atmosphere not intimate. Much like 5 star restaurants the silverware was replaced when the incorrect one was used, and the manager visited several tables to ensure sufficient service.... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are sorry to hear your experience didn't live up to your expectations. I want you to know we take your feedback very serious and I will be sure to bring this to the attention of the staff so we can improve. We hope you give us another try so... More

Magnolia, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

After having lunch here with a girlfriend a couple of months ago, we decided to share with our husbands and all went for dinner last Saturday night . As we had another engagement we went very early and only one other table was occupied. We ordered and awaited with anticipation a repeat of our luncheon experience. Alas that was not... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Please accept my sincerest apology for not providing you and your party with the standard of service that you deserve. I will work personally to ensure this does not happen again. We hope you give us another try again soon. More

The Woodlands, Texas
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

My wife and I were invited to a dinner Friday night and visited this facility for the first time in a while. The Italian red wine (ordered by our host) was quite good and other guests had good comments about the calamari (I still consider this bait). I ordered my Italian staple, lasagna, for the entree and it was very... More

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Houston, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We have frequented this restaurant several times now with consistent results. The only time we left feeling slightly disappointed was when we got a fairly new waiter on an extremely busy night. Otherwise we have nothing but good things to say. Bryan, is by far one of our favorite waiters. He has a detailed description of every menu item and... More

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

Thank you for the great review and your continued support! We are thrilled to hear that you consistently enjoy your food and service at the restaurant. I speak for all of us (Bryan included) when I say we are looking forward to your next visit! More

Spring, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

What a wonderful lunch experience! I had the Eggplant Parmesan with spaghetti and my friend had Tilapia with capers and linguini both were delicious. However the bread pudding with white chocolate and raspberry was my favorite. I hope to enjoy lunch here with my husband soon.

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

Thank you for the great review! We are glad to hear our food and service lived up to you and your friend's expectations! We're looking forward to your next trip with your husband. More

Houston
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Our food was good, but it took forever to get it. Our waiter was sweaty and grumpy. Our "date night" was a bit disappointing.:(

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The Woodlands, Texas
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We went for a late dinner and ran into friends at the restaurant. We experienced wonderful service with great food and an excellent wine list. It is so close to home we will make this a regular place. Can't wait for the Nickel and Nickel wine dinner in March!

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

Hi David, We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your recent experience at Via Emilia. We love getting customer feedback, and truly appreciate your input. Hope to see you again soon! More

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