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Certificate of Excellence2016, 2018 Winner
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Food and ambience

Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings

Menu

ANTIPASTI
Funghi Ripieni
Fresh mushroom caps filled with herbed stuffing, topped with pomodoro sauce and mozzarella cheese
USD 8
Bruschetta
Lightly toasted bread topped with fresh basil, diced tomato, garlic and pecorino cheese
USD 8
Calamari Fritti
Fresh calamari lightly seasoned and fried, served with lemon and marinara sauce
USD 9
Mozzarella Fritta
Freshly sliced bocconcini cheese, lightly breaded and fried, served with a homemade pomodoro sauce
USD 9
Antipasto
Marinated mushrooms, artichokes, olives, roasted red peppers, genoa salami, ham, bocconcini and boiled eggs
USD 14
Arancini
Arborio rice ball filled with ragu pomodoro sauce, mozzarella and fresh peas, lightly breaded and fried
USD 10
Salmone Affumicato
Sliced smoked salmon, lightly marinated in extra virgin olive oil and herbs, topped with bocconcini and capers
USD 9
Mussels
Sautéed with white wine lemon garlic or marinara sauce
USD 9
ZUPPE
Minestrone
Italian vegetable soup with potatoes, broccoli, assorted beans, herbs and plum tomatoes
USD 6
Crema di Funghi
Sliced mushrooms and onions in a smooth cream sauce (Seasonal)
USD 7
Italian Wedding
Pastina pasta, meatballs and italian spices in a lightly herbed chicken broth
USD 6
Zuppa di Pollo
Sliced chicken, carrots, celery and onions in an herbed chicken broth
USD 6
INSALATE
Caesar
Fresh romaine lettuce, homemade croutons, caesar dressing and grated pecorino cheese
USD 5
Insalata di Pere
Mixed mesclun greens, sliced pears, gorgonzola, grape tomatoes and pine nuts with a honey poppyseed dressing
USD 10
Caprese
Vine ripened tomatoes, bocconcini cheese and fresh basil lightly drizzled with extra virgin olive oil
USD 9
PASTA
All dishes served with house salad and fresh bread
Fettuccine con Salmone Affumicato
Fresh peas and smoked salmon in a light lemon cream sauce
USD 19
Butternut Squash Ravioli
Light sage, lemon and cream butter sauce, ground black pepper and shaved pecorino cheese
USD 16
Gnocchi alla Bolognese
Homemade ricotta dumplings tossed in a bolognese meat sauce
USD 16
Lasagna
Layered meat sauce and pecorino cheese topped with homemade pomodoro sauce and mozzarella
USD 15
Spaghetti alla Checca
Garlic, fresh tomatoes, basil, fresh bocconcini and extra virgin olive oil
USD 16
Ravioli di Aragosta
Lobster filled ravioli in a light crema rosa sauce with asparagus
USD 18
Spaghetti Carbonara
Sautéed pancetta and pecorino cheese in a cream sauce
USD 15
Orecchietti con Pesto
Homemade basil pesto, sun-dried tomatoes and pine nuts
USD 16
Manicotti
Homemade crepe filled with ricotta cheese, mozzarella and italian herbs with pomodoro sauce
USD 15
Spaghetti Amatriciana
Sautéed pancetta, jalapeno, pecorino cheese and fresh tomatoes
USD 15
SECONDI
All dishes served with house salad and fresh bread
Osso Bucco alla Milanese
Tender veal shank sautéed in fresh herbs and red wine, served with asparagus and fettuccine alfredo
USD 26
Pollo alla Piccata
Boneless chicken breast sautéed with fresh lemon, white wine and capers
USD 19
Vitello alla Piccata
Prime veal sautéed with fresh lemon, white wine and capers
USD 21
Filet Mignon
8 oz. choice cut beef over polenta, topped with white truffle mushroom demi-glace served with fresh vegetables
USD 27
Gamberi e Scallop al Limone
Gulf shrimp and/or fresh scallops sautéed in white wine, lemon and garlic, served over angel hair pasta
USD 20
Pollo Ripieno
Boneless chicken breast filled with mozzarella and ham sautéed in marsala wine and cream sauce with mushrooms
USD 21
Pollo alla Francese
Boneless chicken breast dipped in light egg batter, sautéed in white wine and fresh lemon
USD 19
Gemberi alla Francese
Tiger shrimp dipped in light egg batter, sautéed in white wine and fresh lemon
USD 22
Vitello alla Francese
Prime veal dipped in light egg batter, sautéed in white wine and fresh lemon
USD 22
Pollo alla Marsala
Boneless chicken breast sautéed in Sicilian marsala wine and cream sauce with fresh mushrooms
USD 19
SIDES
Spaghetti Aglio e Olio
USD 5
Gnocchi Bolognese
USD 6
Vegetali
USD 5
Linguini con le Vongole
USD 6
Fettuccine Alfredo
USD 6
DOLCI
Specialty Cheesecake
Rotates Weekly
USD 8
Tiramisu
Mascarpone decorated with espresso soaked lady fingers and dusted with cocoa powder
USD 8
Limoncello Flute
Refreshing lemon gelato swirled together with limoncello, presented in a champagne glass
USD 10
Tartufo Classico
Chocolate truffle ice cream covered with crushed caramelized peanuts and dusted with cocoa powder
USD 7
Death by Chocolate Cake
Decadent chocolate cake layered with chocolate mousse, topped with dark chocolate ganache.
USD 8
Cannoli
Sweetened ricotta cheese and chocolate chip filling inside a slightly sweet shell
USD 7
Exotic Bomba
Mango, passion fruit and raspberry sorbetto, covered in white chocolate and drizzled with dark chocolate
USD 7
PRICE RANGE
$15 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed February 29, 2020 via mobile

We had a lovely Italian meal at Emilio's. The service was excellent, the wine list was very comprehensive and the food was super. Our only negative comment was the noise coming from what we think was the kitchen. We will be back the next time...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed December 29, 2019 via mobile

We were spending our forth weekend in Staunton—for performances at the American Shakespeare Centre—and were pleased to discover Emilio’s on this trip. The dining area is spacious and airy, and the menu varied. The staff were friendly and attentive—but not overly so. I enjoyed their...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 14, 2019 via mobile

We love Italian food, love stopping in Staunton, VA on our way to NY from NC. This was our second time eating here. Don’t show up around 3 on a Saturday. We waited 5 minutes for a person to notice we were waiting to be...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 8, 2019

Our daughter bought a home with land in the Shenandoah Valley. We celebrated with dinner at Emilio's. We all ordered the butternut squash ravioli with a house salad. For desert my wife and daughter split the Death by Chocolate cake. They also enjoyed Rosa Regale...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 30, 2019

Had dinner here last night, ordered linguine with clams which should be an easy dish to make well. It had an odd taste and I didn’t eat more than a forkful or two. The waiter came over and asked if everything was ok. I explained...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 15, 2019 via mobile

Emilio's Italian restaurant boosts a vast menu for lunch or dinner. I returned for about the 6th time over the past several years. You really can't make a bad entre selection. We had ten in the party for a family celebration. Service can be a...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 12, 2019

We enjoyed a delicious dinner this evening. I had the blackened salmon with spinach and lemon butter sauce and a side of lobster ravioli. It was excellent! My husband had the canneloni which he very much enjoyed. Our server was excellent. The atmosphere was very...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 5, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I visited Emilio’s last night for dinner with friends and friends of friends. My dinner was excellent: a Caesar salad with an exceptional Caesar dressing, one of the best Spaghetti Carbonaras I’ve ever had, and a delicious Italian coffee with Amaretto and...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 21, 2019 via mobile

I visit Staunton 4 times a year and I always enjoy at least 1 dinner at Emilio's. The food is first rate and well priced. The service is welcoming.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 20, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I always eat at Emilio’s when in town. The food, portions,service, and service are flawless!

Date of visit: September 2019
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No dress code but I do advise you to not go too casual in the evening hours. My husband and I stopped here for a quick bite to eat after a very long day, and the mood called for more than casual clothes. That was clear when... More
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