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Emilio's Italian Restaurant

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23 East Beverley Street, Staunton, VA
+1 540-885-0102
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 75
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not what we expected

The food was okay. The server forgot to bring me my coffee. The entrees were served before the salads were even close to finished. The entrees were tasty but not nearly the quality I had expected for the price. The atmosphere of the restaurant felt quietly turbulent with the servers rushing to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
KJ S
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Radford, Virginia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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156 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Italian first
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English first
Radford, Virginia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The food was okay. The server forgot to bring me my coffee. The entrees were served before the salads were even close to finished. The entrees were tasty but not nearly the quality I had expected for the price. The atmosphere of the restaurant felt quietly turbulent with the servers rushing to turn over tables. The place has potential but... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Great pasta dishes and terrific lobster bisque. Very pretty interior. We were there for Valentine's day lunch and it had romantic atmosphere and good service. Located in the heart of old Staunton

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Mt Sidney
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We hadn't been to Emilio's in awhile due to a prior not great experience but went this night with a small group of friends. Our server was fine but our meals were not anything special, especially for the price. The bread did not taste fresh and it took a long while foe our food to come. With the layout of... More 

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Palmyra, Virginia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Thjis restaurant was described by a friend as "fabulous" but my meal was just ok. I ordered a Chardonnay which tasted like the stuff I had at another venue served in a plastic cup - not good. I ordered the pasta with tomatos. It was very bland, room temperature, basically a lot of oily pasta with a little bit of... More 

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Virginia, USA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Excellent service, very good food, and lovely ambiance, particularly the lighting and plenty of elbow room. Many of the diners were there prior going to a Shakespeare play. The lamb chops were worth going back for.

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

My husband and I had dinner here in January 2015. I had the canneloni and my husband had veal piccata. Both of our meals were delicious. Mine was one of the best canneloni dishes I've ever had...Our waitress, Ashely, I believe was her name, was also, we decided one of the best servers we have ever had in a restaurant.... More 

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Chantilly, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

A well-run and organized restaurant. A perfect place to dine before the show. The menu is tight, but varied and the presentations are wonderful. Ask for Ashley--she's wonderful and can make great recommendations.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

It's just hard to find a really good Italian restaurant. I saw a lot of good reviews about Emilio's so we looked forward to going there with a group in December. First of all, there were three groups there, and obviously, they were not prepared for this. I felt extremely sorry for the wait staff who were overwhelmed, and the... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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104 reviews 104 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The hotel where we stayed recommended this restaurant and we were very pleased they did. The food was terrific, the service was excellent, and the restaurant itself had a great ambiance. The prices were also quite reasonable.

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Lexington, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This used to be one of our "go to" dining places in Stanton. Recently (October, November, December 2014), the fare has been lackluster, the wines forgettable, and the service only passable. The last experience (December) tasted as if the food had come out of the freezer and "warmed" for serving (soggy eggplant, thin sauce on the spaghetti, a wine serving... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23 East Beverley Street, Staunton, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Staunton
  • Phone Number: +1 540-885-0102

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?