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Emilio's Italian Restaurant

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23 East Beverley Street, Staunton, VA
+1 540-885-0102
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 11:00 - 20:30
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Lovingston, Virginia
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64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's one thing for a restaurant to serve good food, and another to do so again and again and again. Through the years, we have traveled an hour each way to this excellent Italian venue in Staunton, for lunches and dinners, as a couple, as a family and to meet with friends. And every time, every single time, the meal... More 

Thank James B
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant reminded me so much of the 90's, but that's in a good way. The food here was really terrific (we got the gnocchi bolognese, artichoke bruschetta, and eggplant parmasan). Great wine and great service. The unabashedly 90's atmosphere and artwork (and how the artwork is displayed) made me feel like Frasier or Niles Crane might walk in at... More 

Thank schimmtm
Rockbridge Baths, Virginia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Emilio's is simply the most reliably yummy food with excellent service in Staunton. It's a great place to go before or after a movie at the Visualite. Prices are fair and the pasta is always fresh and the sauces are light but fully flavored. A friend who lived in NYC for many years says Emilio's is as good as any... More 

Thank GCM7103
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Not sure why this restaurant is not rated better. We had a wonderful meal with outstanding service at a very reasonable price. One of the best Manhattan cocktails I've had in a long time! Very nice semi-formal atmosphere. Convenient downtown location. Give it a chance...you'll be glad you did.

Thank libertycall8107
New London, Connecticut
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Emilio's is a quiet, friendly place with good Italian food. It is fine dining with tablecloths, napkins, a good wine selection in addition to their good selection of dinner entrees.

Thank vonicec
Staunton, Virginia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Just not a good experience... from the time we stepped in the door until the time we walked out due to no one acknowledging us as we entered or as we climbed the steps to the bar.

Thank Sharon D
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The service here is fantastic. The restaurant was pleasant. Hushed tones, linen on the table cloths, and reasonable prices. Our meal was average-nothing special.

Thank Tara C
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

The only critique would be Speed up the service, was left waiting several times, but the meal and dessert was spectacular 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

Thank TrooperWilly
Chesterland, Ohio
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700 reviews
317 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 451 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Emilio's sits pretty much in the center of Staunton along Beverley Street. It's maybe a 3-minute walk to the Blackfriar's Theater, so it's very convenient for shows. The restaurant takes up storefronts and has a second floor apparently used for catered affairs. You enter in one storefront, but the most of the restaurant is in a separate area that has... More 

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San Diego
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225 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The restaurant reminded me of some we have visited in Italy. Very good food. Excellent service. We were not expecting a high quality Italian restaurant in a small town in Virginia. Would definitely return, if we go to Stauton.

1 Thank AlandDiane

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 East Beverley Street, Staunton, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Staunton
  • Phone Number: +1 540-885-0102

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?