We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


16 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1404
+1 865-313-2472
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good23%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“focaccia” (22 reviews)
“carbonara” (14 reviews)
“warm olives” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
16 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1404
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (157)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 156 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife chose well with the roast chicken. Done just right. Fantastic sauce! Warm olive appetizer was a real treat. I got the bolognese. I chose poorly. Mediocre pasta. Sauce was lacking. Not much meat and a flavor that was off. Service was spot on.

Thank Fludoc
Reviewed 1 week ago

My extended family, husband, and myself enjoyed a lovely dinner at Emilia. Octopus and grilled Caesar were high lights of the first course (definitely the best grilled salad I have ever had.) We all enjoyed pasta as a main with favorites being the scallop pillows,...More

Thank Tara R
Looking for a great restaurant?Our global travel community is ready to help.
Join TripAdvisor
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have dined at Emelia a number of times, just the two of us, with friends and with family. The food is consistently excellent. We adore their carbonara, which comes with a poached egg that you break yourself into the lovely hand-made...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly greeter to a very “rustic” restaurant. The gnocchi was fabulous, accompanied by roasted beets, and a glass of Nobbilio. Very good waiter who knew the menu well.

Thank dtesno
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Emilia's is our favorite downtown restaurant. It always meets our expectations in good food, nice wine, excellent service, and the ability to carry on a conversation in a normal speaking voice. That last quality is fast becoming a thing of the past, which is too...More

Thank jennyfreeman371
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the food .The appetizers - focaccia and Frito misto were delicious .( though really pricey for the size ) We ordered Pollo al Mattone and a sea food agnolotti as our main dish. Both dishes were delicious . We all enjoyed our meal....More

Thank kibura
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The whole dining experience at Emilia was wonderful. The menu was very unique and did not disappoint. We were a party of 5, all ordered something different, and all was delicious. I had the duck confit, and if you like duck, I highly recommend this...More

Thank jackietimm52
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Emilia's was suggested by our hotel. If you are expecting the same old Italian food you won't find it. I had the steamed mussels and grilled romaine salad. I always love salad but this is the best I've had. The seasoning of the mussels was...More

Thank Linda E
Reviewed 6 February 2018

Visiting my friends in Knoxville exposed me to several wonderful restaurants. This was one of them. My friends know the owner and while he wasn't there the evening we dined, this is definitely a restaurant to be proud of. The location of Market Square is...More

Thank jelico8
Reviewed 31 January 2018

The casual atmosphere, friendly service, and delicious cuisine combine to make Emilia a wonderful restaurant experience. We ordered the warm olives and the steamed mussels to start. Warming mellowed the bite of the green olives, and the mussels came well seasoned in just a minimum...More

Thank Clare B
Nearby HotelsSee all 87 hotels in Knoxville
The Oliver Hotel
500 reviews
.07 km away
Hyatt Place Knoxville/Downtown
46 reviews
.19 km away
Crowne Plaza Knoxville Downtown University
578 reviews
.21 km away
Hilton Knoxville
1,323 reviews
.30 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Stock and Barrel
1,043 reviews
.07 km away
Tomato Head
1,067 reviews
.01 km away
Cafe 4
853 reviews
.04 km away
Not Watsons Kitchen + Bar
346 reviews
.01 km away
Nearby Attractions
Tennessee Theatre
508 reviews
.26 km away
East Tennesse Historical Society
255 reviews
.18 km away
Market Square
2,427 reviews
.04 km away
Knoxville Visitors Center
114 reviews
.19 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Emilia staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing