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“Addicted” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Emilio's Italian Restaurant

Emilio's Italian Restaurant
23 East Beverley Street, Staunton, VA
+1 540-885-0102
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Ranked #21 of 105 Restaurants in Staunton
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
winston-salem
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Addicted”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

Have been there several times and must say, I'm addicted to the gnocchi alla bolognese. Have eaten it almost every time. Highly recommended. Nice to know a restaurant that does not overcook a starch dish.

Visited May 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A jarring mix of upscale venue, service, wine list, with disappointingly average food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

An upscale, expensive restaurant that delivers a sleek, modern ambiance, very professional service, very extensive wine list. Within this context the food is jarringly average. Together they deliver an mixed dining experience. Note that there is nothing wrong with the food per se, just solid average fare out of line with its price, e.g., supermarket quality rolls served in lieu of Italian bread. Overall, a mixed recommendation. If each component of an entire dining experience (venue, service, food) is of equal value to you, then Emilio's is worth a try, perhaps more than once. If the food is the primary component however, it is highly probable that you will be disappointed.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Waynesboro, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

Great service, cozy atmosphere but not real "private". Food wonderful for a special night out, as the prices are a bit high but worth it.

Visited August 2012
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Charlottesville, VA
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44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Fine, a little fussy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

The gaps in the reviews for this one must come from folks' bringing to it different expectations. That's not surprising: like all the places that Calvin Trillin calls "Maison de la Casa House," a lot of the food is ordinary and isn't exactly Italian (or anywhere else-ian), but it's presented and served as if it's a big deal. The ingredients are certainly better than what you'd get at a more ordinary Italian joint, and if the service can be a little slow and annoying, someone in the kitchen is trying to do the right things. When we were there last the smell of cleaning fluid blasted us when we walked in, and we stood in the little lobby forever waiting for someone to seat us (even though only 3 tables were occupied), but it was still a more comfortable choice than an ordinary pizzeria or diner, and the food was a jot better.

Visited July 2012
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Emory, Virginia
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Very tasty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

A huge menu offers many interesting Italian entrees. Our meals were very tasty, and the service was friendly and quick.

Visited June 2012
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