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Reviewed May 22, 2022 via mobile

I can’t say enough about the ambiance and the food! Via Emilia was recommended by our Airbnb host. The wonderful, intimate setting on the outside patio was only surpassed by the best gnocchi I’ve ever had! Even the Caesar salad was amazing. My companions had...chicken parm and loved it. The service was also excellent. Highly recommend and can’t wait to go back next time we are in the area.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 11, 2022

We went Monday night 5/9/22. Our food was awful I had a stuffed pork chop that was so tough I couldn’t cut it with the steak knife. My husband had a fish dish that was supposed to be triple tail he eats fish everywhere and...it was tilapia. I ordered a glass of champagne it had been opened last week and was flat. They did not offer to open a new bottle. My husband had a crown and sprite that could not have had 1/2 ounce of crown in it. Add the fact that the servers are Not in the least interested in making sure your table is comfortable or that you’re meal is good . The manager is a rude jerk . Had we not been with another couple we would have walked out before we ever ordered but we thought the other couple really wanted to eat there. It is terribly overpriced don’t waste your money there are lots of other options in mobile that are betterMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed March 16, 2022

The eggplant parmesan is divine. We have also tried many fried green tomatoes in Mobile and the surrounding area and they by far have the best.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed October 25, 2021 via mobile

Really an amazing restaurant considering how well they utilize the space and they're fabulous patio options. Food here is always amazingly fresh served in a timely manner Our server was fabulous. Everything was delicious

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed June 19, 2021 via mobile

You won’t go wrong if you are in the mood for true Italian. This is not your restaurant next door. They offer a limited menu but everything on it has a great taste. Excellent wine menu. The inside is small but they have a great...outside area. Would highly recommend!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed May 6, 2021

I've had lunch here many times. Everything is made fresh and is delicious. Sadly, they only serve lunch on Friday during the week. They also serve dinner and weekends. Everything on the menu is wonderful.

Date of visit: May 2021
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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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Via Emilia is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4