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About Via Emilia - The Woodlands
Named after an ancient Roman road that spans from Rimini to Piacenza, Via Emilia Italian Restaurant is known for their house-made pastas, braised meats, seafood specialties, and delicious desserts. The family-owned restaurant served Houston diners for over 13 years before moving to their current location in the Woodlands. We welcome you to experience the most authentic northern Italian cuisine in the Woodlands - no passport required.
The Woodlands, TX 77381
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday & Saturday: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
The Woodlands Parkway
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Via Emilia features live music Wednesday through Saturday 6-9pm.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine
Via Emilia - The Woodlands Ratings and Reviews
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. The first bottle was a very nice malbec from Argentina for $51.00, Specs liquor everyday price, $18.00. The second bottle was a nice Italian that was half price for $57.00 (the waiter REALLY pushed this wine) Specs everyday price $30.00
Will I go again, absolutely. Will I buy wine by the glass, probably so.
Was wonderful! Menu, the specials, the wine and drink list— excellent selection, the food was amazing! Prepared perfectly, brought out at perfect temperature, taste was delicious, unique- not an everyday franchise bulk menu- and the specialties of the day were definitely a specialty- they had Octopus served in different ways. It was just a very nice, elegant place. The staff was professional, polite, attentive just over all a very nice evening!!
My friend and I had dinner at Via Emilia a few days ago. It was my first time there; she had been there once & had told me that it was a great restaurant. She was so right! Beautiful place, live piano bar, excellent food & outstanding service. I highly recommend Via Emilia to anyone looking for great Italian food.
This has been our best dining experience in The Woodlands so far. It's a great atmosphere and it delivers as start to finish experience. Service was a big part of this. Our server, Igor, was very attentive without being intrusive. He was knowledgeable without being pushy. I would only suggest the cook staff look at the quality of their Milanese - the Chicken breast was very dry and unappetizing. However, the Osso Bucco ravioli was nearly perfect and all the pasta was perfectly executed. Flavors were spot on. We look forward to being regulars here!
We went for our 5th anniversary and had a great experience! The wine list is expansive and we selected an Italian Sangiovese that was the wonderful suggestion of the sommelier.
Truely authentic Italian cuisine! The carbonara is fantastic and the red snapper even better. We finished with a cannoli and sparkling rose.
Definitely worth the trip and we will be back.
Food and service were excellent. They did an outstanding job of accommodating for gluten allergies. Have been before and had to complaint about the noise from piano interfering with normal conversation. They stiil insist on having the piano playing but it was not so intrusive this time perhaps because we ate early. We found the bar pours to be a bit stingy but overall had great dining experience and will certainly return.
The shrimp was farm raised not Fresh from our gulf. Very disappointing. One store bought Gluten free pasta offered. No GF bread offered. The house salad was mediocre. The Caesar salad was a disappointment. The dishes were salty, an obvious attempt to compensate for lackluster flavor. The portions were small and lacked presentation. The cocktails were very small and consisted of mostly ice. The wines were overpriced. All four in our party agreed we would not go back.
After spending two weeks in Italy last September we have been searching high and low to get a real Italian "fix".... little did we know this gem was right down the road. Some of the best food and service I have ever received at a restaurant. I find good service to kind of being a dying art - this place was exceptional. From the homemade pastas to the wine selection and incredible desserts - all of it was fantastic. Edmundo was incredibly attentive and knowledgeable. Can't wait to go back for our taste of Italy.
Everyone was pleased with their food from the short rib stuffed ravioli to the red snapper. The calamari was a great appetizer for sharing. Our only complaint, and it's serious, was how the waiter kept copiously pouring wine. There were six of us. No one had the time to even take a sip and he poured more. Pushing wine is an unsavory restaurant practice. We'll be pouring our own in the future.
This is our kind of restaurant. Quiet with old world ambiance. Wine list was extensive, maitre'd suggested a Chianti classico reserve which for the price, was acceptable. When I go back I will explore their listing more thoroughly so that I will be better able to order intelligently. Food was very well prepared and very tasty. After dinner latte was Lavazza but was bitter and not of the quality that you might expect. However the limoncello cake and the limoncello cordial was very good.
Had the eggplant Parmesan, and it was the best I've ever had. The food here is very, very good; but it's not haute cuisine. I find that hard to do with traditional Italian food. This is one of the top five restaurants inThe Woodlands, easily. Staff is always eager to help. Wine list is great and even has a tutorial.
My husband and I visited Via Emilia for our 27th Anniversary. The ambiance was just what we wanted; soft lighting, peaceful soft piano music (we decided to go to the piano bar for a dessert/drink date soon), and beautiful Italian inspired decor. The wine list is extensive. Our server, Roberto, recommended a wine that was 1/2 the listed price and so very good. The food was amazing. We started with Salmone Affumicato (smoked salmon with avocado, arugulla, capers and orange vinaigrette), then I had Ravioli di Vitello Osso Buco and my husband had Fettuccine al Nero di Seppia. I boxed the rest of mine (my kids devoured it when we got home) to leave room for dessert, lemoncello cake. It was all delectable. Our service was excellent even though it was a busy night. And an added feature - at each table they had a small, unobtrusive four hook stand for handbags. I really liked that. Great place for a romantic date night or special occasion.
I enjoyed dining at Via Emilia this week, but I have one complaint. I was seated in an area all alone. All other diners were seated in another area. When asked was there a reason no one else was seated in my area, I was simply told "No Reason." While I believe there was no intended reason, seating a diner in an area alone is not good business practice. A diner should not feel isolated during a meal.
Quaint place in a small strip mall. Don't let that fool you. This is a very good to excellent Italian restaurant - very old world !. The Escargot is to die for. Extensive wine list and service is excellent. We had the Chicken Picatta which is excellent but the past with the spinach i just didn't care for. The Veal Emilio is the best item on the menu.
One of, if not our favorite place to eat!!!! The service & food are always outstanding!!! I love giving my business to a family owned & operated restaurant. The owner always stops by our table to say hello & visits. I will always recommend Via Emilia as a must go to.
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