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“solid italian neighborhood restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Via Emilia Italian Restaurant

Via Emilia Italian Restaurant
10700 Kuykendahl Road, 77381, The Woodlands, TX
281-465-9555
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Ranked #18 of 163 restaurants in The Woodlands
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.
Fort Myers, Florida
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“solid italian neighborhood restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012 via mobile

unasumming location in strip center but very nice atmosphere, bar and live dinner music on weekends make this a great choice. overall food quality is good although was disappointed at veal marsala. sauce tasted like it came out of a can. veal picata and pasta dishes were excellent. small but solid wine list. new location and very popular so i suspect kitchen is still getting adjusted. def. worth trying.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Spring, Texas, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great little Italian spot right in The Woodlands!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

We were pleasantly surprised at how good Via Emilia was, not having expected to find such great quality so close to home! I had squid ink blackened linguine in a tomato sauce with fresh seafood. The sauce was just as good as the best Italian restaurants I've eaten at in NY or Las Vegas! Plus wine prices were reasonable. The atmosphere is intimate enough to take a date there, yet also casual enough to relax. We're definitely going back soon!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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The Woodlands, Texas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“girls' night out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Great ambiance, live music, very good service and the freshest, tastiest pasta. One of my favorites in The Woodlands.

Visited August 2012
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The Woodlands, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A great dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

You did very good. I am so happy that I came to that restaurant because it is so good.I will always come back to that place.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Berlin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Who knew this little gem was under our nose?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Sign said they now serve lunch on Sundays. When we walked into this restaurant we were pleasantly surprised by the warm welcome from staff and the decor. Would not have expected this from a strip mall restaurant. The maitre d' gave us some history on the restaurant; having been in Houston for over 13 years and moved to The Woodlands about 18 months ago in this location. We ordered the lunch special; parmesan encrusted tilapia lemon sauce with capers served on fresh linguine in a light olive oil and garlic sauce. The tilapia was cooked to perfection and the lemon sauce was the best balanced lemon sauce I have tasted in years. All pasta and sauces are homemade. YOu have to try this restaurant.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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