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Via Emilia Italian Restaurant
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Ranked #15 of 213 Restaurants in The Woodlands
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: The Woodlands Parkway
Description: Named after an ancient Roman road that spans from Rimini to Piacenza, Via Emilia is known for their house-made pastas, braised meats, seafood specialties, and delicious desserts. The family-owned restaurant served Houston diners for over 13 years before moving to their current location in the Woodlands. Enhance the experience with a bottle of wine from our extensive collection from around the world. Via Emilia's wine list includes over 200 selections spanning over 60 regions of the world, including 30 rotating wines by the glass. We look forward to creating a memorable experience that will exceed the expectations of you and your guests.
Spring, Texas
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
“Great experience”
Reviewed November 26, 2013

I was just reading some of these reviews and I don't know where they came from. We have had only good experiences at this restaurant. The pork shank is amazing and the deserts are to die for. It is also beautifully decorated--which is unexpected because of its location. I think that some people just feel they have to write negative reviews. One of the best Italian restaurants in North Houston. Service is friendly, but not over the top. Food is excellent--and very definitely Italian. Love this place.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Sam G
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viaemilia10700, Owner at Via Emilia Italian Restaurant, responded to this review, December 2, 2013
Hello Sam,
Thanks so much for your review! We take great pride in the caliber of service we provide our guests, as well as the quality of our food. We hope you will me in again very soon!
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“Neighborhood gem”
Reviewed October 28, 2013

My first time being and I was surprised by the decor and once we sat down and got to taste the food it was amazing . My husband ordered the pork shank and it was delicious! Our waiter was great and very welcoming we will definitely come back again and again.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank coreisy
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viaemilia10700, Owner at Via Emilia Italian Restaurant, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Hello,
We are so glad you enjoyed your first visit to Via Emilia. We strive to provide our guests with the highest quality food as well as top notch service. We hope you will be in again soon!
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USA
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1,451 reviews
902 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 772 helpful votes
“Just another try to be italian restaurant”
Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

Average food average service and no italian food just a knock off of Italian food served by Mexicans I just don't know why it was packed that night ahhhh and prices very high not again when we have better choices in woodlands at a more comfortAble prices

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viaemilia10700, Owner at Via Emilia Italian Restaurant, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Hi Brian,
We are sorry that you were not completely satisfied with you recent experience at Via Emilia. We take pride in only serving the best authentic Italian cuisine, as well as providing service that is second to none. We hope you will be in again to give us another try. Thank you for your input.
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The Woodlands, Texas
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39 reviews
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“Nothing Special”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

Average food, average atmosphere, average service, and nothing special. Location is convenient, but would recommend many other restaurants in The Woodlands.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank BobG87
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viaemilia10700, Owner at Via Emilia Italian Restaurant, responded to this review, October 30, 2013
Hi Bob,
We are very sorry that you were not entirely pleased with your recent visit to Via Emilia. We strive to provide our valued guests with the highest quality food and service possible. We hope you will be in again to try some of our other delicious menu items.
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Reno, Nevada
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“New Favorite Italian!!!”
Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

We went on my birthday, but did not tell them it was. We didn't want any fuss or free dessert!! The food was amazing. I was kind of boring, as they had some creative choices, and went with lasagne. It was the best I've had in my 36 years on this earth!! And that's a bold statement! My fiancée had chicken Parmesan and he cleaned his plate. Our server was Luis, ask for him... You won't regret it! He made sure we were happy and was very sincere! They have a nice big bar area also with TV's that we will be back to utilize for Football season! Great place! Can't wait to go back and try something new!!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Heatha1177
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