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16 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1404
+1 865-313-2472
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
16 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1404
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was just okay. Hotel said it was the best Italian place in town. There wasn't much on the menu that resembled true Italian food to me. The food was okay. I was alone and they sat me near the wait stand right under a...More

Thank letstakearoadtrip
Reviewed July 31, 2018

My adult son and I were going to see a Broadway touring show at the Tennessee Theatre in downtown Knoxville. We wanted to have a nice dinner and a chance to catch up. We choose Emilia's on Market Square. The wait staff was friendly, the...More

1  Thank JayJay55138
Reviewed July 29, 2018

Went there for the Tuesday evening activities at Market Square, and experienced fine dining at Emilia's. A little pricey, but the food was outstanding. Service was just OK, but the overall dining experience was very positive.

Thank fhayward2018
Reviewed July 24, 2018

We eat here fairly regularly and really enjoy the menu. I had a pork blade steak and beets. Both were very good. We love the atmosphere and the timing was perfect to make the 8 p.m. curtain. Do make reservations though or they likely will...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed July 14, 2018

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at the table in the window. Octopus Grill, Arugula Salad, PEI Mussels, Housemade pasta with lamb sausage, and luxe desserts. Casual dress and excellent service.

Thank CaptJarnac
Reviewed July 11, 2018

We had a pre-theater dinner at Emilia's last night and all of us were greatly pleased. There's a lot to like. The atmosphere is great - very European and far less loud than most other Market Square restaurants. (Our reservation included a request for 'a...More

1  Thank Diana J
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Had a very nice graduation dinner here. Food was great. Everyone had something different and everything was excellent. Drinks were good too. Loved seeing what the bartenders could make.

Thank 21DebbieD
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

Hands down one of my favorite dining experiences. My husband had the brick chicken which he said was good. I had the meatballs over polenta as an entree and butterscotch pudding for dessert. Absolutely amazing. Service was great. Able to make reservations online which is...More

Thank Sara B
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

What a great find. I would not go to Downtown as I have never found a restaurant that I enjoyed. Now I have and I will be back. The food was excellent and our server Emily could not have been better. Very attentive and knowledgeable,...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

Having just returned from Italy I was not super enthused about an Italian inspired restaurant in Knoxville. How wrong was I! Emilia is really lovely and modern. We enjoyed the Italian wines. I loved the broccolini and chicken. Great service - I recommend Emilia!

Thank Marybeth58
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May 5, 2018|
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Response from Linda E | Reviewed this property |
great steamed mussels and also a chicken dish. The menu is on their web site and very thing we saw looked great.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1404
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-313-2472
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