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Emilio's Italian Restaurant

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23 E Beverley St, Staunton, VA 24401-4322
+1 540-885-0102
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Staunton, Virginia
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed April 29, 2015

When they first opened they had a 5 star antipasto salad to die for . Now my fav s are the spicy red calamari dish , the Caesar salad which used to be even better , their bread is good to dip in olive oil , their dessert are 3 to 5 star quality. I miss Joes in nyc. Joes... More 

Thank Stephen P
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed April 26, 2015

We were in Staunton to visit the Woodrow Wilson Home and Museum for the day and came across this adorable downtown section from a town dating back to 1747 or so. Driving around I spotted this lovely restaurant, Emilio's. So glad we chose it. I was a little skeptical when we saw several large parties, that service would be slow... More 

Thank JandJ18
Lovingston, Virginia
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72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2015

It is so surprising to my wife and I to read any reviews of this restaurant that are less than highly laudatory that I am re-reviewing Emilio's! This remains one of our very favorite spots anywhere near us, and that's saying something given our proximity to Charlottesville and it's many fine options. We drive often to Emilio's in Staunton just... More 

Thank James B
Radford, Virginia
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2015

The food was okay. The server forgot to bring me my coffee. The entrees were served before the salads were even close to finished. The entrees were tasty but not nearly the quality I had expected for the price. The atmosphere of the restaurant felt quietly turbulent with the servers rushing to turn over tables. The place has potential but... More 

Thank KJ S
Jacksonville, Florida
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126 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2015

Great pasta dishes and terrific lobster bisque. Very pretty interior. We were there for Valentine's day lunch and it had romantic atmosphere and good service. Located in the heart of old Staunton

Thank travlinman1946
Mt Sidney
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

We hadn't been to Emilio's in awhile due to a prior not great experience but went this night with a small group of friends. Our server was fine but our meals were not anything special, especially for the price. The bread did not taste fresh and it took a long while foe our food to come. With the layout of... More 

Thank MrsDKO
Palmyra, Virginia
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63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2015

Thjis restaurant was described by a friend as "fabulous" but my meal was just ok. I ordered a Chardonnay which tasted like the stuff I had at another venue served in a plastic cup - not good. I ordered the pasta with tomatos. It was very bland, room temperature, basically a lot of oily pasta with a little bit of... More 

Thank Kathryn H
Virginia, USA
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91 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2015

Excellent service, very good food, and lovely ambiance, particularly the lighting and plenty of elbow room. Many of the diners were there prior going to a Shakespeare play. The lamb chops were worth going back for.

Thank MargaretVirginia_USA
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132 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed February 3, 2015

My husband and I had dinner here in January 2015. I had the canneloni and my husband had veal piccata. Both of our meals were delicious. Mine was one of the best canneloni dishes I've ever had...Our waitress, Ashely, I believe was her name, was also, we decided one of the best servers we have ever had in a restaurant.... More 

Thank flossgloss
Chantilly, Virginia
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 26, 2015

A well-run and organized restaurant. A perfect place to dine before the show. The menu is tight, but varied and the presentations are wonderful. Ask for Ashley--she's wonderful and can make great recommendations.

Thank Rudy R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 E Beverley St, Staunton, VA 24401-4322
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Staunton
  • Phone Number: +1 540-885-0102

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?