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“What an AMAZING place!”
Review of Emiliano's

Emiliano's
Ranked #1 of 185 Restaurants in Waterford
Price range: $17 - $45
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed July 28, 2014

Tripadvisor did it again! I booked a night in Waterford as a treat for my partners birthday. My first port of call was here for restaurant reviews. Emiliano's came out on top so I booked a table! It was SUPERB! First of all the staff were so friendly and helpful. They appeared like magic when you needed something but never hovered. Always attentive without disturbing you or your conversation. The atmosphere was wonderful - it was so busy that there was no music and no need. The natural ambiance was perfect. And the food....wow! I had the Antipasto starter and the Tagliatelle with prawns and spinach. Portions were very generous and every mouthful was divine. The meat on the antipasto board was of the highest quality and the presentation was beautiful. My pasta was seasoned to perfection with nothing else needed (but I do love black pepper and parmesan on my pasta so I added these). My partner got the mushrooms to start and the rack of lamb. OMG!!!!! It was faultless. Meat was beautifully rare and tender with a caramalised onion sauce to die for. Although my meal was delicious - I was very jealous and now need to make another trip to waterford to have the lamb for myself! Emiliano himself was there making sure everyone was happy and we had a very pleasant chat with him. I wish this restaurant was in Dublin so we could eat here all the time. Value was outstanding. Without doubt one of the best restaurants I have ever been to. My only advice is go there very hungry or share a starter! We almost needed to be rolled out :-)

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1  Thank Sinead U
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emiliano c, Owner at Emiliano's, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2014

dear costumer thank you for taking the time to write this great from me and my greatful staff review and again was pleasure to meet you regards emiliano ARRIVEDERCI!

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Reviewed July 25, 2014

We arrived without reservations on a Wednesday night. It was busy but they opened up the upstairs and it quickly filled up with customers. The manager (maybe owner) personally waited on a couple who did not want to sit up stairs (but did) and did not want to wait for an hour for a downstairs table. I thought that was very kind of him. We had a fabulous waiter who was on top of everything. The food was prepared just as if you were in Italy. Truly enjoyed everything!

1  Thank drsped
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Reviewed July 24, 2014

This restaurant is in the heart of Viking district of Waterford city, which celebrates it's 1100th anniversary in the current year (2014). Waterford is Ireland's oldest city.
Emilianos is easy to find as it is located in Waterford's restaurant area.
The cuisine is Italian and the food and service is superb. It enjoys the custom of both locals and tourists alike. The menu is extensive and the prices are less than one would expect. I visit this venue on a reasonably regular basis and I always leave very satisfied that I've made the right choice. When in Waterford make sure you visit this gem

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Thank Derek M
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Reviewed July 22, 2014

we had a very enjoyable meal - I had the fish scallops and sea bass and it was delicious. waiting staff very friendly- they even gave two women the early bird menu although they were well over an hour late
we will definitely go there again

Thank Sim835
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Reviewed July 21, 2014

myself and my wife eat there once, both of us were treated very badly, we persume becasus we were wearing our motorcycle clothing. one of the staff droped knifes and forks on my wife. then i was served chicken wings for starters, and took a bit, it was black and rotten, they tied to say that happens sometimes

NEVER AGAIN

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8  Thank james o
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emiliano c, Owner at Emiliano's, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2014

dear customer thank you for taking the time to write your comment , for a minute i taught was a joke . i did mentioned before that i take in consideration every comment, negative and positive but specially the negative so me and my staff we can try to be better and learn from the mistakes for the next time . Dear customer i m sorry but this time i really don`t know what i can learn from this comment . if you think i have problems with bikers coming in my restaurant obviously you don t know me at all, with all the respect i fill little sorry for people with this kind of paranoia because i can insure you it is only in your head . my father in low is a member of one of the most known bikers club of waterford city for the past 40 years and so are most of my good friends and customers .every year we host local bikers christmas party so forget please the idea we treat you bad because you were dressed as biker PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!! . .i m really sorry to hear that to one of the waiter happen that the fork and the knife fell on your wife my apology for that i can guaranty you, that was done without any meaning or to hurt your wife or yourself i hope after the accident you are both ok . regarding the chicken wings that i did not charge you,, again i m sorry as i explain to you 2 years ago when the bone is broken some of the blood meets the chicken meat and could give the to the chicken a dark color when you cook it and i m agree should not be served not because is rotten as you said but because the taste could be too strong and also not great for presentation BELIVE ME I DID SORT THIS PROBLEM IMMEDIATELY SO WOULD NOT HAPPEN AGAIN .is probably one of the most popular starter on the menu with great feedback so i really invite you to taste again no hard feelings . regards emiliano

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