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Via Emilia

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5901 Old Shell Rd, Mobile, AL 36608-3422
+1 251-342-3677
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“veal” (5 reviews)
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5901 Old Shell Rd, Mobile, AL 36608-3422
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Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Wow we had heard Via Emillia was good but had to find out for ourselves. It was a hidden jewel near the campus of South Alabama. The food is incredible . The bread is for sure a plus. The pasta dishes were great as well...More

Thank Lee P
Reviewed June 27, 2016

First of all, if you are fortunate enough to get a table in this small converted house make sure that you don't allow too short of a time to spend on brunch. Both times I went we were some of the first people in the...More

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Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

We went for brunch at 12 on Sunday and it was spectacular. I got the crepe and substituted the scallops for shrimp. It was huge and was served with grits and fruit. My family got the eggs Benedict and it was awesome too. All in...More

Thank Jordan M
Reviewed April 25, 2016

Situated in an old clapboard building that was once a small house on Old Shell Road, Via Emilia is well located for diners that live in West Mobile or the Mid-Town area. Blackboard menu with daily specials, the food is based mainly on North Italian...More

Thank 3,181
Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

Asked waitress "Is anything freshly made?" Pasta, sauces Her response"no" Got up and left Heard great things about the food Such a disappointment

Thank r s
Reviewed February 17, 2016

All aspects of our visit were good; atmosphere, prompt and attentive service, short wait for food, food hot and very well prepared....all at reasonable price.

Thank bcheel71
Reviewed November 3, 2015

My son who lives in Mobile selected this restaurant based on good comments from his friends. He made reservations for a Friday night and it was good we had them since it was packed. The offerings of the day change and are posted on a...More

Thank Amease
Reviewed July 29, 2015

If you're looking for a quaint, intimate Italian restaurant, you have to go to Via Emilia! The restaurant is housed in an old house with a unique atmosphere. The menu items are listed on the blackboard every day and all of them are superb. The...More

Thank DogRiverLady
Reviewed July 22, 2015

We ate here twice last week - that's how good the food is! The gala apple salad is probably the best salad I've ever had. The duck breast was amazing, chicken marsala was delicious, veal piccata was yummy, and try the creme brulee with chocolate...More

Thank Sister67_13
Reviewed July 2, 2015

We have eaten here for many years and have never had a bad meal. Small place so must arrive early to get in but worth the trip and the wait. Have eaten most everything on the menu, which changes daily. Our favorites include the duck,...More

Thank kathrynk720
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
$10 - $30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5901 Old Shell Rd, Mobile, AL 36608-3422
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Mobile
  • Phone Number: +1 251-342-3677
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