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Via Emilia Italian Restaurant

10700 Kuykendahl Rd, Suite F, The Woodlands, TX 77381-2404
+1 281-465-9555
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“pork shank” (7 reviews)
“pasta” (19 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
10700 Kuykendahl Rd, Suite F, The Woodlands, TX 77381-2404
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Via Emilia Italian Restaurant
1. Fall-of-the-bone tender meats
"you take a bite and your eyes roll up in happiness."
SwissSushi
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2. Homemade pastas
"Their pasta dishes are unbelievable"
Joe
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3. Delicious desserts
"Everyone raved about their desserts."
Gelatomaniac
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11 - 20 of 187 reviews

Reviewed January 8, 2018 via mobile

We went as six couples for one person’s birthday. Out it six people and all different, no one enjoyed their entree. The soups and salads are the only things keeping this place out of the “1” star category. We have always enjoyed this place in...More

Thank f02301
viaemilia10700, Manager at Via Emilia Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2018

We sincerely wish your entrees had impressed as much as the soups and salads on your last visit. Since you're such big fans of our offerings here, you know this experience certainly isn't up to our standard. We hope to have another opportunity to show...More

Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

Via Emília is the best Italian food that I have found in Texas in 30 plus years. The food was great. Lots of flavors with a Birthday Celebration and everyone ordered different plates. Best things on the menu. Chilean Seabass, the gnocchi, the red snapper,...More

Thank Mbarros
viaemilia10700, Manager at Via Emilia Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2017

I'm delighted your search for the best Italian ends with us. It sounds like the whole table really enjoyed their meals, from the shrimp appetizer to start, to the Chilean seabass, red snapper, and lasagna. Thank you for choosing to celebrate with us! We look...More

Reviewed December 14, 2017

Without advance reservation, we were seated quickly during the height of the lunch rush during the holiday season. What I observed today is the well prepared and appropriate allocation of waitstaff to accommodate increase walk in diners! The wine list was impressive and the menu...More

1  Thank Chopin K
viaemilia10700, Manager at Via Emilia Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 21, 2017

I'm delighted it was no trouble to seat you both for such a special occasion, Chopin. Thank you for sharing it with us! It sounds like both the ravioli and linguini really rose to the level of the celebration, and the cake provided the perfect...More

Reviewed November 27, 2017 via mobile

My family (party of 7) decided to give Via Emilia a try after my wife's girlfriends always raved about the food. We booked our reservation the same day and arrived not having any idea what to expect. Boy, what a great find! Not only is...More

Thank Big D
viaemilia10700, Manager at Via Emilia Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2017

I'm happy we had the chance to provide a quality Italian dining experience from start to finish for you all. Thank you for joining us! We look forward to seeing you all again soon. All the best, Enrique Orioli - Owner

Reviewed November 20, 2017

Special, family owned Italian restaurant. Hidden treasure that is worth the time to find in the back of The Woodlands.

Thank JumboJimbo69
viaemilia10700, Manager at Via Emilia Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2017

I'm happy you found us -- thank you for making the journey out here. We appreciate the support and hope you dine with us again soon. All the best, Enrique Orioli - Owner

Reviewed November 15, 2017 via mobile

I don't give bad reviews unless they are earned and unfortunately I must here. I give this restaurant a one bc everything but the food was great. I would say my husband and I love Italian and have been to over 20 different Italian restaurants...More

Thank CLAUDIA R
viaemilia10700, Owner at Via Emilia Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2017

While I'm glad you enjoyed our setting and service, Claudia, I wish your meal would have held up to the standard. We specialize in homemade pastas, and we are constantly visiting Italy to make sure our menu is updated and authentic. It's possible you may...More

Reviewed November 13, 2017 via mobile

Excellent amazing food. Impeccable service combined with a fantastic Italian wine selection and awesome atmosphere. Can’t beat it. My favorite restaurant in the woodlands!!!

Thank Landon A
viaemilia10700, Manager at Via Emilia Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2017

I'm glad you found the perfect pairing in our wine and food selection with us, Landon. We appreciate the support! Looking forward to your return. All the best, Enrique Orioli - Owner

Reviewed November 10, 2017

This is a real gem - a family owned restaurant among all the chains available in the area. We are usually greeted by either the father or son who own this restaurant. The food is outstanding. I usually order the Pasta Carbonara or Pork Shank...More

Thank doulamom4mom
viaemilia10700, Manager at Via Emilia Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2017

I'm delighted the pasta carbonara and osso bucco keep you two coming back. It sounds like there's always a perfect pairing with these dishes Wednesday evening. Thank you for finding us! We appreciate the support and look forward to seeing you both again soon. Best...More

Reviewed October 17, 2017

The food was excellent. The wait staff was very attentive but knew when to leave us alone. The atmosphere was very nice. The wine was way over priced. I understand there is a mark up in the restaurant industry but this was gouging the public....More

Thank Matrixxdg
viaemilia10700, Owner at Via Emilia Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2017

I'm glad you enjoyed the food, service, and atmosphere while dining with us. Regarding the wine pricing, we try to stay competitive with other restaurants while watching our operating costs as well. We invite you to join us for half-priced bottles of wine every Wednesday...More

Reviewed October 16, 2017

This is not the chain style Italian food but one that is more like a home made kind. I've tried several of their salads, as well as the pastas. The decoration has an old world feeling, the service is very good and the place is...More

Thank Marianela L
viaemilia10700, Manager at Via Emilia Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2017

I'm delighted the salad, pasta, and ambiance could deliver an authentic Italian experience with us, Marianela. Thank you for dining with us -- we hope you return and visit again soon. Best wishes, Enrique Orioli - Owner

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Response from Mbarros | Reviewed this property |
They were very accommodating and they brought me side dishes and smaller portions not mentioned in the menu. I am going back there on my next trip to that area. A true great family restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Monday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10700 Kuykendahl Rd, Suite F, The Woodlands, TX 77381-2404
    (The Woodlands Parkway)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  The Woodlands
  • Phone Number: +1 281-465-9555
  • E-mail
Description
We’re a family-owned restaurant that’s serving some of the most delicious and authentic Italian cuisine in town. Since opening in 1999, we’ve been proud to share our signature dishes like our homemade pastas, braised meats, fresh seafood and delicious desserts. True to our Italian roots, we’re also passionate about complementing each meal with the perfect wine, which is why we have over 250 varieties to choose from. Whether guests are dining with us for the first time or they’re a familiar face, everyone can expect to have a delicious and memorable time when they stop by Via Emilia Italian Restaurant in the Woodlands.
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