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“Long way for a lousy meal...”

Emilio's Italian Restaurant
Ranked #15 of 135 Restaurants in Staunton
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed November 20, 2011

After reading reviews decided to try the restaurant while in the area. We were disappointed for the lunch service. True, we arrived at almost 2pm...(we were on vacation time) they were still serving. There was another couple finishing their meal. We ordered the special-crab cake sub...and a cup of lobster bisque. The soup was decent, nothing special. The crab cake was awful, no flavor or seasoning and tiny. The bread wasn't terrible. The waiter did suggest a good wine, which we appreciated but otherwise...the food was bad. The place was musty smelling and did look a bit in need of a good cleaning. Our waiter after changing all the tables over to dinner setup disappeared and I had to go look for him in the kitchen. One of the prep cooks went and found him outside, having a smoke I presume. I then explained our problem with the food. He offered to get us something else by then it was getting much too late and we just wanted to leave. We paid for the wine and soup and called it a day. Perhaps we should have stuck with pasta.....

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Reviewed November 16, 2011

Made a reservation at this restaurant for a Thurs eve. The service was excellent. The atmosphere is relaxed as is the speed of the place. Please do not be in a hurry when you go, the service is attentive - but not fast. We enjoyed the evening. The food was also excellent. We had the special of the day whick was a large portion of grilled Salmon with a butter lemon sauce. It was excellent. The wine by the glass was a little pricy, but not overly so. The evening was definately not inexpensive, but for a special occasion, Emilio's was great.

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Reviewed November 11, 2011

Very prompt, courteous service. Lunch was very tasty and cooked to order.
Owner was present and spoke pleasantly with us for some time.

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Reviewed October 19, 2011

chicken piccata had too many capers, bad service, convenient location

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Reviewed October 12, 2011

We enjoyed this nice romantic place. Lasagna was very tasty and prices were reasonable.

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