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Via Emilia

5901 Old Shell Rd, Mobile, AL 36608-3422
+1 251-342-3677
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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5901 Old Shell Rd, Mobile, AL 36608-3422
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place had me worried, just aestheticly, small place, even the parking lot is tight. Had a reservation at 7:30, opened the door at 7:15 and was immediately greeted and seated. When you walk in, the kitchen is to your right, like right there, again...More

Thank markycoulson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've lived in Mobile 34 years, and Via Emilia remains my favorite restaurant. We live 20 minutes away and happily pass other options to find the chalkboard menu and amazingly fresh food. Our latest meal was some fantastic BBQ shrimp & grits and praline french...More

Thank gzdawgs
Reviewed 29 December 2017

This mom-and-pop restaurant is in a very small building. To enter the buidling, you must walk past a Koi pond and over a short bridge. It's very quaint and inviting. The restaurant seats about 30 people inside, but there is more seating outside in an...More

Thank Aleeta P
Reviewed 11 August 2017

My wife and I made the trip to Via Emilia after a trip to the Mobile Museum of Art. We were one of the first people in for dinner. I had been there before, but it was my wife's first time. First of all, expect...More

1  Thank Mesasand
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

I have had several good visits to Via Emilia over the years, but this was not one of them. The server was slow to respond or anticipate our needs. No bread, slow on water, no water refills, did not assure us that the food was...More

Thank Larry M
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Food was great, but it took over an hour after we ordered. There were 2 cooks and it's a small place, unacceptable!

1  Thank fosterlynda2
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

The food and ambiance here is remarkable. It's small and quaint, and because the food is delicious it fills up quickly even on week nights. We met another couple for dinner this week and it was wonderful, as always.

Thank MelDeutsch
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Came here with my daughter who goes to USA. Sat outside on the patio- very cool and loved the atmosphere/fire pit. I had Chicken Marsala and she had Tortellini alfredo- both delicious. Bummer they ran out of fresh bread for the evening and only had...More

Thank Keith K
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Great date night. Small place but the food is outstanding. Wine was nice. Choose the chef's specialty , it's usually the best thing on the menu. Great place to go on a special occasion.

Thank Carla K
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

It's hard to beat Via Emilia for great Italian fare. My wife and I are fortunate to have dined all over the world. You have to be in Italy or New York to compete with the fabulous food at Via Emilia. The rack of lamb...More

Thank Malcolm Y
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5901 Old Shell Rd, Mobile, AL 36608-3422
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Mobile
  • Phone Number: +1 251-342-3677
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