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Via Emilia

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Flatiron District
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47 E 21st St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10010-6227
+1 212-505-3072
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:30
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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Food is exceptional.......authentic Italian. I am 100% Italian and this is a special restaurant. EVERY meal we have had there is outstanding. We have returned a half a dozen times. The pastas, almost all homemade, are cooked to perfection. Seafood dishes incredible. And don't leave without ordering their Gelatos (generous size). Service is extremely friendly and FIRST-RATE. Good value for... More 

Thank djl17
Derby, Kansas
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468 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

While visiting my friend in Manhattan she suggested Via Emilia for dinner. As she frequently goes to this restaurant we all went with her recommendation of the Lasagne. Great choice! The service was good.

Thank NancyinDerby
Toronto, Canada
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115 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We ate here the other day for dinner, the food was delicious. The prices are reasonable, the restaurant was clean and the staff was friendly. The owner came over and said hello, which was very nice! They have specials of the day and a nice selection of wine.

1 Thank wantottravel
Nashville, Tennessee
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

The food at Via Emelia's is OK. Nothing spectacular, but adequate. The truly disappointing thing about our experience there was the service. It was inattentive, at best. Two of our party were served a full five minutes after everyone else. Water glasses went unfilled, and our needs were generally ignored. One member of our party was never served the dessert... More 

Thank gbg51
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

We had three boys with us and William treated all of us (grandparents, parents and rambunctious children) as family. Our time at his restaurant and talking with him afterwards is one of the highlights of our trip to NYC. I highly recommend anything on the menu that suits your fancy; we ordered from a wide range of dishes--pasta, appetizers and... More 

Thank Karen S
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51 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

In no accident that a restaurant stays in business in New York City .. It means it has built a following , through , consistency , great execution , friendly and attentive service .. Via E is simple in its menu but the complexity of his simplicity is what's so amazing .. At a first glance the restaurant is somewhat... More 

1 Thank Larry R
Brighton, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Went with family on our 2nd night for a light meal,staff were great food menu great and the wine list excellent,had the lasagna which is brilliant,

Thank peter_felsing1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Yesterday i had the opportunity to eat with friend at this restaurant and thanksbto Salvatore we could experience the best from cucina emiliana e modenese and thanks to to the new York wine week we hav a fantastic italian wine Centorri moscato from Eleanor Estate definetly recommanded!

Thank Gianluigi Z
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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103 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

We were so fortunate when we were referred to Via Emilia by a friend on our recent trip to New York and we were able to get a table here. I can't remember what we ate except that it was sublime and that the portions were just right. We were about four days into our New York trip on a... More 

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Lewes, Delaware
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112 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Visited very recently and enjoyed the most fabulous, light, satisfying lasagna ever! This restaurant, and the owners, are truly lovely. Service, attention to detail, clean, sleek smart restaurant with fabulous food in a very understated way. Very reasonably priced for what you get. Lasagna is to die for!

Thank Bobbi G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 E 21st St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10010-6227
  • Public Transportation: 23rd Street (6 Train), 14th Street-Union Square Station (N,Q,R,W Trains, L Train, 4,5,6 Trains)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Flatiron District
  • Neighbourhood: Flatiron District
  • Phone Number: +1 212-505-3072
For over 10 years, Via Emilia has been providing the Gramercy/ Flatiron neighborhoods with quality home-style Northern Italian cuisine. The authentic fare includes fresh-daily pastas, locally sourced vegetables and meats, as well as regional specialties like Modenese lasagna and Borlengo mountain bread. Our wine list focuses on Emilia-Romagnan wines, and boasts the largest selection of Lambruscos in the US. Whether you are looking to book a large party or an intimate dinner, Via Emilia can accommodate your needs.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Flatiron District

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Flatiron District
Offering many of city’s best restaurants and shops set amid classic New York architecture, the Flatiron District is no longer under the tourist radar. At 23rd Street is the famous triangular Flatiron Building, which makes a good picture no matter what angle you photograph it from. Be sure to look up at the elegant architecture as you stroll the streets- much of this neighborhood is part of a historic district that was home to many of the city’s most famous department stores at the turn of the century. At the northern end of the neighbourhood, Madison Square Park is best known for being the home of a famous burger shack, but it can also be a quiet refuge to spend an afternoon, and it frequently hosts interesting public art exhibits. In the lower part of the Flatiron District you'll find Union Square, a bustling crossroads at all times of day and night.
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