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Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed February 18, 2021

Went to Via Emilia with a gift certificate & was pleasantly surprised about everything there. Food was fantastic! We had the bbq shrimp appetizer, Caesar salad & our entrees; eggplant for one of us & shrimp & scallops for the other. The bread was freshly...warmed & the seasoned oil served with it very tasty. Service was impeccable throughout our visit. Very nice wine list at reasonable restaurant price points, we shared a good Italian red. Good choice of deserts which we didn’t try as were happily sated with our meals. The ambiance is quaint as this is a small restaurant, a house which has been converted. I highly recommend Via Emilia & will be back even without a gift certificate!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed January 18, 2021

The food is outstanding and the restaurant, though tiny, has a lot of ambiance. Make reservations especially on the weekend because it gets packed. They have a nice wine selection too. If you're in Mobile this should be a must visit restaurant.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed December 20, 2020 via mobile

We did a curbside pickup which included bruschetta artichoke hearts and triple tail with crab cake. Everything was fabulous well cooked and served hot. Very much looking forward to going out the patio and having dinner outside when it's a bit warmer. Well done

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed November 23, 2020 via mobile

Went there for my sisters 70th birthday and was seated immediately. The food was amazing! I highly suggest the 4 cheese tortellini with Alfredo sauce and shrimp!

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed August 9, 2020

Great dinner! Awesome service ~ Everything was clean, menu was perfect, nice wine selection. Every bit of 5 stars!!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed February 4, 2020 via mobile

We chose the restaurant based on its location and the reviews I had read. It doesn’t look like much from the outside, but don’t let appearances fool you. The food was phenomenal! I had the Pasta Trifecta and my husband chose the Veal Picatta. Both...dishes were absolutely delicious and we knew we had to have dessert. The Chocolate Bottom Creme Brûlée was in the top five best desserts I have ever had and the tiramisu was not far behind it. It’s a pricey place (it was definitely our splurge meal while we were visiting Mobile), but it is well-worth it!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed September 3, 2019

I have never been disappointed at Via’s! All the dishes are creative and very flavorful! My favorites are Eggplant Dishes, Chicken Dishes and the Chef Specials.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 11, 2019 via mobile

We’ve wanted to try this place for some time, today was the day, arrived when they opened, we were seated and waited on Started with a Caesar salad then ordered our entree, veal piccata and shrimp and scallops Veal was very tuff and over seasoned,...I could hear them pounding it in the kitchen It did not help, waiter said he would bring another piece out to try, same thing, more pounding but not very tender, also restaurant was very cold inside so our food got cold before we could eat it all Nice wait service and good menu but I like my food hot and time to enjoy it without being blasted with cold air Al in all it should have been betterMore

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 6, 2019 via mobile

It’s hard to find a restaurant that beats my expectations, but Via Emilia blew me away! The Italian food was flavorful, authentic and fresh. My son loved the fresh baked focaccia, devoured two baskets of it and still managed to eat his Fettuccine Alfredo. Tells...you how good the Alfredo sauce was. My fried green tomato was crispy and tangy. My fried eggplant was light, crispy and flavorful, topped with savory shrimp and served on a bed of perfectly cooked al detente linguine and a smokey tomato sauce. My husband’s spaghetti and meatballs was well balanced and packed with flavor. I even managed to find room for homemade tiramisu which was perfection. It was like eating in your Italian grandmother’s kitchen with authentic northern Italian cuisine in a converted home. If you’re in Mobile, AL make a stop at this amazing restaurant. It’s worth the trip!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 29, 2019 via mobile

Ordered flounder and shrimp from lunch menu which had such a lovely crust that I was sure it had been cooked in cast iron. The pan fried shrimp were tasty and the fried green tomato was lovely served on a bed of lettuce. Service was...good and the tiny kitchen was directly behind the register.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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  • Yes, Via Emilia offers takeout services.

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  • Via Emilia is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4