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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (18 reviews)
“pork shank” (6 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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."
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2. Homemade pastas
"Their pasta dishes are unbelievable"
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3. Delicious desserts
"Everyone raved about their desserts."
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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

We were able to make a reservation using the OpenTable app. However, I think we could have walked up and have been seated on a Monday at 6:30 without a reservation. It got busier closer to 7:15. We started with wine and appetizers. The food...More

Thank kolpcar
viaemilia10700, Manager at Via Emilia Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

I'm happy the food and wine was to your liking on your night out with us! It sounds like you got the complete experience from start to finish! Thank you for dining with us -- we hope you visit again soon. All the best, Enrique...More

Reviewed 24 June 2017

We use to go to this local restaurant all of the time, it use to be one of our favorites. On a recent visit my husband found a (good size) bug crawling around in his salad. They offered him a new salad but by that...More

Thank Travel1216
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We enjoyed the food and ambiance of Via Emilio's. The service was very attentive without being intrusive. I had the Chilean Sea Bass which was excellent. Melt in your mouth. My husband had the veal shank which was very delicious. We had the bread pudding...More

Thank bmcdaniel1
viaemilia10700, Manager at Via Emilia Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

I'm happy the sea bass and veal made us fast favorites of yours! Thank you for dining with us! We hope you join us again soon. All the best, Enrique Orioli - Owner

Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Went to this restaurant for lunch on a Sunday. The food was good quality and tasted good, but the staff and management were not very friendly. We were charged the wrong price for an item we ordered and we got another item that we did...More

3  Thank Nader B
Reviewed 22 May 2017

A Sunday evening birthday dinner brought us back for a second time. The service was attentive, the atmosphere serene. The appetizer of pear with gorgonzola over spinach was perfect (and enough for two to share). Three different dinner choices amongst the four of us and...More

Thank KarenDale521
viaemilia10700, Manager at Via Emilia Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

I'm delighted you enjoyed your second night out with us, Karen, from the pears all the way to the bread pudding. It was a pleasure celebrating with you all! Hope you come back and see us again soon. All the best, Enrique Orioli - Owner

Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

My family came in for Easter Brunch, we were greeted by your very friendly hostess(blonde) was very helpful. Except for the bald guy-he was very rude.Our server was extremely helpful and very knowledgeable. Food was delicious. Great experience with Via Emilia!!! Can't wait to go...More

Thank sarasmith42
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Very romantic evening setting. My wife and I had a great time because the staff were very knowledgeable and responsive to special requests. The wine and food were also excellent.

Thank choatex
Reviewed 1 March 2017

My wife and I had the privilege of taking our son and our two granddaughters to a delightful birthday celebration dinner last Friday night. Anna, turning 14, had requested a "good italian restaurant," and I immediately anticipated pizza and spaghetti. Instead, we found Via Emila...More

Thank bking222
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We have reviewed this excellent restaurant before but you need to know this! Yesterday at lunch we both ordered the Melanzna di Parmigiana and it is the best we have ever had, including our trips to Italy! You gotta try it!

2  Thank Darrellrt
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

We looked forward to the wine dinner with great friends. We'd recently been in Napa and we've experienced many wine dinner pairings at restaurants across the country. The price per person was $185 (not including tax or tip)and this raised our expectations. The evening got...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 50
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
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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