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I do believe that the atmosphere can make or break a dining experience. Emilia’s staff, seating, music, and food are a great total package. They have a nice drink, wine, and beer selection to top it off.
I visited here for the second time with my husband. I highly recommend the pasta dish that is served with an egg. Also the Butterscotch Budino is excellent. We sat outside and watched all of the activity on Market Square. The service was very slow,...More
For fresh ingredients and an innovative chef, you can't beat Emilia. Pasta is made in-house and offered with unique mixtures of vegetables and meats. A great location. Highly recommend for a special night out.
Had dinner with a 4 group on Wednesday night. We were walk ins without a reservation. Cute cafe atmosphere and location on Market Square. The food was very good and timely. As some high end resturants can take too long to eat. I had the...More
3rd dining experience in a row where Emilia nailed. We've done 2 large parties in the last 18 months and several foodies in attendance remarked, best meal they have ever had in Knoxville. They were kind enough to do a pairings menu with food selections...More
I ate here with my daughter during a visit to Knoxville for a university tour. I haven't walked around downtown Knoxville for years, so apparently I've missed the revitalization of Market Square. It's a great little area, and this is a great little restaurant. Both...More
A special family occasion place for us, and tonight was a second chance after a so-so dinner a few months ago. The girls had just ordered their Pinot Noir when we arrived. Good table, good service at 5:00 (an hour later it was packed). I...More
We went with another couple to enjoy Market Square and a play at the Tennessee Theater. Their menu is quite good with some very unique dishes. We ate their in the past and it was always great. This time, however, the food remained in the...More
Came here on a whim while on a business trip and wound up experiencing some of the best Italian I’ve ever had. The octopus appetizer was very tender and tasty. House-made Gnocchi melted in my mouth with an amazing spicy tomato sauce and grated Parmesan....More