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“Good food in a somewhat formal atmosphere”

Emilio's Italian Restaurant
Ranked #19 of 147 Restaurants in Staunton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 15 - US$ 25
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a little jewel of a place right in the heart of Staunton. The atmosphere is a bit formal (i.e., white linen tablecloth) but still comfortable.

The Calamari Fritti was our appetizer choice. It had a tasty marinara sauce and was "lightly seasoned" as the menu described. A bit too lightly though as it only offered a texture without noticeable taste (other than the sauce).

We both had the Osso Bucco alla Milanese which was tasty and tender. The side of fettucini alfredo was absolutely delicious (but who doesn't like a creamy pasta?). But the serving of asparagus was almost non-existent.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Thank Jim K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friends and I ate here on Valentines day as there was no wait. There are two floors of tables for dining and we were taken to the second floor. For an appetizer, we had the stuffed mushrooms that were flavorful and delicious but were swimming in sauce. My friend and I had the lobster bisque, that was plentiful and very good. There were small chunks of lobster. Where the restaurant takes a hit was on the manicotti. The ricotta stuffing was flavorless and the thin pasta layer was burnt on the edges. Overall the manicotti was disappointing and very pricey for just getting two shells with stuffing and sauce. When it came to get our checks the server, took forever to bring them. We waited for almost 30 minutes after requesting the checks to receive them. Compared to other restaurants in the area this one was pricey and left me wanting.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Remi L
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Reviewed 12 February 2019

Everything was super and the service impeccable. If ever in Staunton, you need to go here..so many great menu choices, I had a hard time deciding. Can’t wait to go back next time we are in the area.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Diane H
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Reviewed 26 December 2018

I'm told by friends that the best time to go is when they have a wine-tasting. Because we were only in town at Christmas, that wasn't an option....

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 December 2018

Traveling north on 81, Staunton is the usual stopping point along the highway. This restaurant is located in downtown Staunton. Its a nice Italian restaurant. Our meals were very good and authentic.
Highly recommend. Good for couples or date night. Would not take children.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Thank TBRD113
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