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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 168 Restaurants in The Woodlands
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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, TX
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

There are not many places in Houston, let alone The Woodlands, that serve up such great dishes as Veal Shanks, Chilean Sea Bass and Lobster Ravioli. Consistently good food, fair service and pleasant atmosphere all make this a very desirable choice when dining out.

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Houston, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I have to say first that i have been to this restaurant before , but at this time we really had a bad, bad experience!! My daughter order a filet mignon, medium well with potatoes!! We had to sent it back one time, potatoes hard and undercooked and fillet overcooked!! We sent it back, and we got it same way!!... More 

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

Hello and thank you for your review of your recent meal at Via Emilia. Although we're glad you were for the most part impressed with the food and service provided, we want to make sure that every dish leaves you completely satisfied. We're sorry to hear that your daughter was disappointed with her steak and potatoes. We strive to provide... More 

The Woodlands, Texas
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We went there for lunch which seemed a bit fancy for lunch, but if you are looking for something not so average, this gives you a new upscale spot. Nice wine list, Excellent wait staff. Food was good. Dinner here was nice as well. Best Italian food in Woods.

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the food and service provided during your recent visit. Please let us know what we can do next time to make your next visit your best! More 

Houston, Texas
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I am so happy to have found this place! This is my new favorite. I love the atmosphere and the live piano music. I felt like I was in Italy. The staff were so awesome. Our waiter Mauricio was so knowledgeable and helped up pick a great bottle of wine from their expansive wine list. We tried the snails and... More 

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

WOW! Thank you for the kind words. We are so flattered to hear you thought everything - from the food, to the ambiance and service - was amazing. We will be sure to share your feedback with the staff, including Rudy & Willy. Let us know next time you plan to visit, we would be honored to serve you again! More 

Spring, Texas, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went to Via Emilia's for a date night and it was so nice! Ambience is great for a date, and service was friendly yet elegant. The wine is is extensive so you should always be able to find something you like. I have to rave about the meatballs, though - the flavor of both the meatballs along with the marinara... More 

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

Jacob - Thanks for taking the time to let us know about your recent visit to Via Emilia! We're overjoyed to hear you love the food, ambiance, and service provided. Although we love to hear you enjoyed the meatballs enough to come back, we encourage you to try other parts of our well-rounded menu. Speaking for everyone when we say... More 

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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

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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133 reviews 133 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
14 helpful votes 14 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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 

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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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