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Via Emilia Italian Restaurant

10700 Kuykendahl Road, 77381, The Woodlands, TX
281-465-9555
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Ranked #16 of 164 Restaurants in The Woodlands
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
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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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Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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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
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We are quite disturbed that this restaurant isn't in the top 10 of The Woodlands. Amazing food, beautiful decor & awesome service. I've lived in NYC for 4 years and I've been searching for a place like this in TX for a long time. Our waiter Chloe was so personable & knowledgable. She really made the experience more enjoyable. Their... More

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

Hi Jessica and thank you for the raving review. We strive to provide top-notch service as well as a variety of authentic Italian dishes, and I am happy to hear you were impressed with what we had to offer. I will be sure to share your feedback with Chloe and our staff. I speak for all of us when I... More

Lincoln, Nebraska
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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

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

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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

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