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Via Emilia Italian Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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APPETIZERS
Market Price 18
Polpo
Grilled octopus, bell pepper vinaigrette, arugula, and fingerling potatoes.
16
Burrata E Prosciutto
Fresh Mozzarella with a creamy filling, Prosciutto, arugula, olive oil, and balsamic reduction.
12
Carpaccio di Salmone Affumicato
Thinly sliced smoked wild Pacific salmon, red onions, capers, dill, olive oil, and black pepper.
12
Pere E Gorgonzola
Grilled pears, Gorgonzola cheese, and candied pecans on a bed of spinach with Balsamic vinaigrette.
14
Datteri Ripieni
Applewood-smoked bacon wrapped dates, stuffed with Goat cheese, Mascarpone cheese, and chives.
13
Sauté di Cozze
Mussels sautéed in white wine and garlic, served with toast.
12
Calamari Fritti
Breaded squid, fried, served with our Pomodoro sauce.
14
Italian Sausage & Peppers
Grilled Italian sausage in tomato sauce with bell peppers and onions.
ZUPPA & INSALATA
8
Zuppa di Minestrone
Vegetable soup with cannellini beans, pasta, and chicken broth.
8
Zuppa di Pasta E Fagioli
Traditional Northern Italian bean soup with pasta.
8
Wedge Salad
Iceberg lettuce wedge, bleu cheese dressing, bleu cheese crumbles, tomatoes, red onions, and Applewood-smoked bacon.
7
Insalata Cesare
Romaine lettuce, Caesar dressing, croutons, and Parmesan cheese.
9
Insalata di Spinaci
Fresh baby spinach, strawberries, blueberries, candied pecans, bleu cheese crumbles, and raspberry vinaigrette.
7
Insalata Della Casa
Mixed greens, celery, carrot, tomato, red onion, cucumber, and Italian dressing.
10
Prosciutto 5
Insalata Caprese
Sliced fresh Mozzarella, tomato, olive oil, Balsamic reduction, and fresh basil.
PASTA
15
Spaghetti Classico
Spaghetti tossed with Pomodoro sauce and meatballs OR Italian sausage.
15
Melanzane alla Parmigiana
Breaded eggplant, fried, topped with Pomodoro sauce and Mozzarella cheese. Served with a side of linguini Pomodoro.
28
Gnocchi Con Cinghiale
Homemade potato dumplings, mushroom sage cream sauce, sun-dried tomatoes, and wild boar sausage.
17
Carbonara
Spaghetti tossed with cream, pancetta, egg yolk, black pepper, and Parmesan cheese.
17
Lasagna della Nonna
Oven baked pasta layered with bolognese, Béchamel, Parmesan cheese, and Pomodoro Sauce.
28
Ravioli di Vitello Osso Buco
Handmade, half-moon shaped pockets of pasta filled with braised veal, topped with mushrooms, peas and Pomodoro sauce.
17
Ravioli di Formaggio
Handmade, half-moon shaped pockets of pasta filled with Ricotta cheese and spinach, topped with a combination of Alfredo, Pesto, and tomato sauce.
26
Ravioli di Zucca
Handmade, pockets of pasta filled with butternut squash, topped with pork ragu and butter-sage sauce.
CARNE & POLLAME
46
Filetto di Manzo alla Griglia
Grilled center-cut filet mignon (8oz), served with sautéed rosemary potatoes.
24
Medgalioni di Filetto di Maiale
Pork Tenderloin medallions topped with a red wine and balsamic reduction with mushrooms. Served with mashed potatoes.
18
Pollo alla Parmigiana
Breaded chicken breast, topped with Pomodoro sauce and melted Mozzarella cheese. Served with linguine.
21
Pollo alla Marsala
Breaded pan-seared chicken breast in Marsala wine with Prosciutto and mushrooms, served with fettuccine Alfredo
36
Costolette di Agnello
Grilled, double-cut New Zealand lamb chops, served with sautéed rosemary potatoes.
18
Pollo al Limone
Breaded pan-seared chicken breast sautéed in white wine with capers, lemon, butter, and mushrooms. Served with linguine.
29
Scaloppine di Vitello
Breaded, pan-seared veal cutlet topped with caramelized onion & blue cheese sauce. Served with sautéed rosemary potatoes, arugula and tomatoes.
SEAFOOD
35
Fettuccine al Nero di Seppia
Homemade squid ink fettuccini, Pomodoro, scallop, shrimp, squid, octopus, clams, and mussels.
21
Linguine alla Vongole
Linguine with clams in the shell, garlic, tomato, basil, and olive oil.
24
Sauté di Gamberoni
Sautéed shrimp, served over linguini pasta with tomatoes, garlic, capers, and fresh basil.
22
Salmone alla Griglia
Grilled filet of Salmon, topped with our lemon-caper dill cream sauce. Served with grilled asparagus.
39
Spigola alla Griglia
Grilled filet of Chilean Sea Bass topped with our lemon, butter, caper sauce. Served with grilled asparagus.
Market Price 29
Dentice Rosso al Limone
Grilled filet of Red Snapper topped with white wine, capers, lemon, butter, and mushrooms. Served with linguine.
20
Tilapia in Crosta di Parmigiano
Pan-seared Parmesan-crusted Tilapia, topped with our lemon, butter, caper sauce. Served with linguine.
LUNCH MENU
Served daily from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Full dinner menu also available during lunch. Non-salad dishes are served with a garden salad. Substitute salad with a cup of soup (Minestrone or Italian bean soup) for $2.
13
Insalata Caesar Con Pollo
Romaine lettuce, Caesar dressing, croutons, Parmesan cheese, and grilled chicken.
18
Salmone In Crosta di Erbe
Herb-crusted grilled Salmon, mixed greens, Feta cheese, dried cranberries, walnuts, and honey-mustard dressing
14
Insalata di Spinach E Pollo
Grilled chicken, baby spinach, Gorgonzola cheese, orange wedges, candied pecans, strawberries, and orange vinaigrette.
16
Tilapia In Crosta di Parmigiano
Pan seared Parmesan-crusted Tilapia, topped with our lemon, butter, caper sauce. Served with linguine.
13
Spaghetti Classico
Spaghetti tossed with Pomodoro sauce and meatballs OR Italian sausage.
13
Melanzane alla Parmigiana
Breaded eggplant, fried, topped with Pomodoro sauce and Mozzarella cheese. Served with a side of Linguini Pomodoro.
12
Linguine al Pesto
Linguine pasta tossed with Pesto sauce.
12
Liguine alla Bolognese
Linguine tossed with meat sauce.
15
Penne con Melanzane
Penne pasta tossed Pomodoro sauce with eggplant, onions, basil, and fresh Mozzarella.
15
Gnocchi alla Vodka
Homemade potato dumplings in a Vodka cream sauce and fresh basil.
CONTORNI
Side Dishes Options
7
Mixed Vegetables
7
Aspargus
7
Parmesan Risotto
7
Sautéed Spiach
7
Mashed Potatoes
7
Rosemary Fingerling Potatoes
7
MeatBalls
7
Italian sausage
7
Fettuccine Alfredo
BRAISED MEATS
38
Capretto alla Cacciatore
Slow-braised goat in a Pomodoro sauce with mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, and black olives. Served with Parmesan Risotto.
39
Vitello Osso Buco
Veal shank slowly braised in wine, served with Parmesan Risotto.
34
Agnello Brasato
Lamb shank slowly braised in wine, served with Parmesan Risotto.
32
Maiale Brasato
Pork shank slowly braised with caramelized apples and onions. Served with mashed potatoes.
Sponsored by: Via Emilia Italian Restaurant

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Fall-of-the-bone tender meats
1. Fall-of-the-bone tender meats
"you take a bite and your eyes roll up in happiness."
SwissSushi
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2. Homemade pastas
2. Homemade pastas
"Their pasta dishes are unbelievable"
Joe
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3. Delicious desserts
3. Delicious desserts
"Everyone raved about their desserts."
Gelatomaniac
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About
We’re a family-owned restaurant that’s serving some of the most delicious and authentic Italian cuisine in town. Since opening in 1999, we’ve been proud to share our signature dishes like our homemade pastas, braised meats, fresh seafood and delicious desserts. True to our Italian roots, we’re also passionate about complementing each meal with the perfect wine, which is why we have over 250 varieties to choose from. Whether guests are dining with us for the first time or they’re a familiar face, everyone can expect to have a delicious and memorable time when they stop by Via Emilia Italian Restaurant in the Woodlands.
PRICE RANGE
$30 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

four of us had dinner last night on Lake Conroe at Amoree. They tried but fell short. Tonight we ate at Via Emilia for the first time. Cost me $300 and it was worth it. Great Malbec, fish cooked perfectly, veal cooked perfectly and scampi...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 12, 2019 via mobile

We visited recently to celebrate a birthday. While we hadnt been in a long time, we decided to give it another try instead of going downtown. Overall not a great experience. Service was good. Atmosphere is better than other places in The Woodlands. Drinks and...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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viaemilia10700, Manager at Via Emilia Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2019

Thank you, Nancy, for taking the time to provide us with this feedback. While we are thrilled you enjoyed our service, atmosphere, and wine selection, we are so sorry to hear we missed the mark for you with our cuisine. Your comments in regards to...More

Reviewed May 5, 2019 via mobile

After hearing from several this was the best place to get Italian, we decide to give it a try for a romantic date night. Atmosphere is nice and relaxed with a on person piano player. We started out wit the spinach salad and it was...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank AGMG2
Reviewed April 29, 2019 via mobile

Had dinner here with Family. Very surprised at the large interesting menu and wine list for a store front restaurant in the Woodlands. First class service with knowledgeable wait staff. Red snapper in lemon& wine sauce was terrific; sweet & tangy ! Russian River Chardonnay...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank TRAVELLEREDD
viaemilia10700, Manager at Via Emilia Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2019

Thank you so much for the very kind words! We take customer satisfaction very seriously here at Via Emilia, so we love reading reviews like yours. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed our expansive menu and wine list, the red snapper really is...More

Reviewed April 26, 2019 via mobile

My former boss calls this his favorite in the area. It does not disappoint. It is the real deal Italian food made right with a real Italian supervising the kitchen. Great food decent price live piano. Bring a special person!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank neilpM3206PO
Reviewed April 13, 2019

I picked this restaurant for my birthday dinner. The atmosphere was great! And wine & foods were very tasty. This restaurant became one of my favorite ones!!!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Miyuki0404
Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

Visiting The Woodlands in Houston and was recommended this Italian Restuarant! And what a find although it was a good job we had good directions has not easy to find in a row of other business so first impressions from the outside are not good...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Brodcast
Reviewed March 11, 2019 via mobile

This had become our go to place for a great dinner and excellent service in the Woodlands. Been here many times. This was the successive disappointing dinner. The pear appetizer was rock hard and certainly not ripe. It is was the “reason” the apps took...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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viaemilia10700, Manager at Via Emilia Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2019

Thank you so much for providing us with this feedback. We greatly appreciate your continuous support. We are extremely saddened to read this review. We deeply apologize you letting you down on your most recent visit. Your comments have been reiterated to our kitchen staff...More

Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

Via Emilia is consistently the best most elegant Italian restaurant in the Woodlands. The pasta is made in-house, dishes are impeccable, and the service is great. Today, I ordered the sea bass with capers, basil, and brown butter. The side was grilled asparagus, all was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Diane B
viaemilia10700, Manager at Via Emilia Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2019

Thank you so much for the extremely kind words, Diane! We greatly appreciate your patronage and the time you took to leave this review. We take customer satisfaction very seriously here at Via Emilia, so we love hearing from happy guests like you! We are...More

Reviewed January 3, 2019

I rarely give negative reviews, but frankly we were disappointed. Having been been to Via Emilia's before, we expected more from them with respect to a "special" New Year's Eve Menu. Since we were bringing in the New Year, I was surprised that some type...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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viaemilia10700, Manager at Via Emilia Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with this feedback. We are always looking to grow as a restaurant, so any constructive criticism is extremely valuable. We are so sorry our New Years Eve celebration did not meet your expectations. The holidays are...More

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They were very accommodating and they brought me side dishes and smaller portions not mentioned in the menu. I am going back there on my next trip to that area. A true great family restaurant.
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