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Via Emilia Italian Restaurant

10700 Kuykendahl Road, 77381, The Woodlands, TX
281-465-9555
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Ranked #21 of 158 restaurants in The Woodlands
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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English first
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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

Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

A great place for a special lunch, although problems with a gluten free order did make our lunch a 90-minute event, which wouldn't work for everyone. The food was creative - prosciutto wrapped, gorgonzola-stuffed figs, for example - and the staff was very knowledgeable about the options. Gluten free pasta is available and the chef will make accommodations on most... More

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

Hello, We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent lunch visit. We aim to create the most comfortable and relaxing environment for our guests, and are pleased to hear that your experience was memorable. Thanks for your review, and we hope to see you again soon! More

The Woodlands, Texas
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

Loved this place and will go back again! Great decor, atmosphere, and food. Family owned, with Mom in the kitchen and Dad and son running the outside area. Piano player was excellent, and the bar area was nice.

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

Hi Tracie, We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your recent visit. We aim to provide the most relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere for our guests and we are glad you agree. We hope to see you again soon, thanks for your review! More

Houston, Texas, USA
Top Contributor
184 reviews 184 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

Absolutely outstanding, we visited on a Saturday evening and even though the place was full to the point we had to eat at the bar, the service was excellent, the ambience great with live piano included and the food was just superb. We started with a deliciously fresh fried calamari, I followed with the Stinco de Maiale, absolutely delicious and... More

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Spring, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

I was just reading some of these reviews and I don't know where they came from. We have had only good experiences at this restaurant. The pork shank is amazing and the deserts are to die for. It is also beautifully decorated--which is unexpected because of its location. I think that some people just feel they have to write negative... More

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

Hello Sam, Thanks so much for your review! We take great pride in the caliber of service we provide our guests, as well as the quality of our food. We hope you will me in again very soon! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

My first time being and I was surprised by the decor and once we sat down and got to taste the food it was amazing . My husband ordered the pork shank and it was delicious! Our waiter was great and very welcoming we will definitely come back again and again.

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

Hello, We are so glad you enjoyed your first visit to Via Emilia. We strive to provide our guests with the highest quality food as well as top notch service. We hope you will be in again soon! More

USA
Top Contributor
173 reviews 173 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Average food average service and no italian food just a knock off of Italian food served by Mexicans I just don't know why it was packed that night ahhhh and prices very high not again when we have better choices in woodlands at a more comfortAble prices

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

Hi Brian, We are sorry that you were not completely satisfied with you recent experience at Via Emilia. We take pride in only serving the best authentic Italian cuisine, as well as providing service that is second to none. We hope you will be in again to give us another try. Thank you for your input. More

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