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“Good food, good service, good price.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Emporio Maria

Emporio Maria
Ranked #382 of 2,198 Restaurants in Birmingham
Price range: $4 - $23
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good food, good service, good price.”
Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

Shared bread to start and Had a pasta dish here which was delicious. Very welcoming, busy for a week night and although the waitress was clearly being worked very hard she remained very polite and the quality of service did not suffer. Lovely relaxed dinner. Very reasonably priced. Will b going back!

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English first
Lausanne, Switzerland
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187 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
“Molto deludente !”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

Italians cook from the heart with a innate passion for simple and wholesome food with robust flavours . I regret the offering at Emporio Maria is indistinguishable from a number of other ' Italian ' eateries in the city . Factory made deserts says it all - bland , mediocre , no passion , no fire. No desire for us to go back.

  • Visited February 2013
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Birmingham
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food, value and experience”
Reviewed February 1, 2013 via mobile

After a month of abstinence from alcohol we were looking forward to having a good meal, somewhere different. The restaurant is well situated, the food is excellent and the service faultless.
To be honest, the restaurant doesn't stand out from outside, but once in there it's clean, we'll decorated and a proper little oasis.
My wife and I had 3 courses, shared a bottle of wine, and still had change from £50.
We will definitely return!

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Thank MAWal
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

Had a lovely evening and enjoyed every single aspect.immediately, on arrival, was greeted by Maria (owner herself) which made feel warm and welcome.beautiful and very cozy restaurant with an outstanding decor.staff polite,attentive and provided a very good level of service.the wine list was very comprehensive and well-priced.same about the menu.being always very fussy about food i had lots of requirements but they all were completely satisfied by the chef.had a fish for my main which was fresh, perfectly cooked and well-presented.being myself a desert person, went for an italian cheesecake which was outstanding, freshly-made with real pears. Being stuffed and completely satisfied I stayed to finish my wine and even then the staff kept being attentive. What can I say, stunning food, great service for a reasonable price. A truly hidden gem!!! Will definitely be back.

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birmingham
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“Excellen food and Service”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

Absolutly outstanding atmospher. Food delicious . Realy familly restaurant . We were meet Maria very friendly and positive person. I recomannd for everybody this special place.

Visited January 2013
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