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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner

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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a girlfriend's dress up dinner while traveling to Knoxville and decided on visiting Emilia for dinner. We are both in the food industry and were blown away by the unique, simple yet classy that Emilia offers! Our experience from beginning to end was...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank WIbrunette
Reviewed March 4, 2019

The focaccia starter was good, a twist with ricotta cheese (vs just butter or oil and spices). The pasta was al dente, which might be a bit much chew for some, and for a whole plate that is your whole dinner. My partner and I...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank judigee143
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Had reservations for 5:00 and got a table next to hostess stand :( Felt like the worst table there. When reservation was made they asked if special occasion said birthday but never mention it to us there. The meal was really good and service was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jacqueline B
Reviewed February 1, 2019

So delicious and great atmosphere. I just wish we'd visited sooner. Deborah provided wonderful service - we split fritto misto and romaine salad and each had an entree and drinks and it was plenty of food. Authentic Italian food that is responsibly sourced...love it. This...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Jenny W
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Seriously...I don't think any restaurant in downtown serves lasagna...but Emilia was my last hope. So we ate something else...I can't remember what because it wasn't memorable. Nice enough place...but the only get 1 chance to impress...and they failed.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank barnumpt18
Reviewed January 8, 2019

My wife's sister her husband were visiting us here in East Tennessee. A couple of months earlier she had been checking out restaurants in East Tennessee in anticipation of their visit. She’d told my wife that they’d like to try Emilia, an Italian restaurant located...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank BigDaddyDave55138
Reviewed January 3, 2019

My spouse and I strolled passed this downtown Knoxville restaurant one evening and decided to go in because Emilia looked so inviting. We were thrilled to find that the Italian themed cuisine was absolutely delicious. We shared an arugula salad and artichoke fritters and both...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank W8600ZImartinf
Reviewed December 24, 2018

I ordered their special of the day, which was a gnocci with lamb, and the lamb was overspiced and overcooked, cut up and fried like hashbrowns. It was an overly small portion, and after eating a third of it, I felt a little sick, and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SavvyMeganw7
Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

You walk in to a spacious aura of dozens of people of all ages having a great time. Max positive energy in the restaurant. I imagine this could wash away even the horror of not being able to beat Vanderbilt! Killian was our server, and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank jteetigers
Reviewed November 29, 2018

This is not your typically Italian with limp noodles and 15 dishes with the same red sauce. Plenty of chains if that is what you want. This is quality New York up scale Italian. Check the menu out to see. Have had many dishes on...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Response from Linda E | Reviewed this property |
great steamed mussels and also a chicken dish. The menu is on their web site and very thing we saw looked great.
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