Emilio's
Emilio's

Emilio's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: (631) 462-6267
  • Hours of Operation:
    Daily: 11:00am - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Emilio's
'Emilio's is a real hometown favorite among locals who stop in for a quick slice of pizza to go, or to sit at one of the high-top tables in the dining room and enjoy freshly prepared dishes like fried calamari, eggplant rolatini, and grilled chicken parmigiana. ' -Commack Patch
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Emilio's reviews from OpenTable diners
46 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4.1
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelEnergetic
77% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (24)kid-friendly (14)good for groups (13)great for lunch (13)fit for foodies (9)hot spot (7)special occasion (6)romantic (2)late-night find (1)great for brunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Friday night favorite
    NanceVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We had a delicious meal as usual. Tried the special salad and it was great. My husband loves the pasta fagioule. Open table helps us get seated quickly when there is a wait at Emilio's
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Arlzz
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Service was extremely slow, even though crowded waited a good 15 mins or more for a soda, then longer for waitress to take order. Had rigatoni chicken Marsala , had hard time finding the chicken or mushrooms , did not like the sauce at all, not usual Marsala but homemade pasta was good. Did not think it was good value for the price, had to order salad a la carte for another $5.95 Nice thing us that they did honor reservation timely. Not rushing back, much better Italian around
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  • Emilio's in Commack NY
    MarieF
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Food was wonderful and large portions. Server was very attentive and professional. Would definitely go back and recommend Emilio's to others!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The waiter was awful!
    ml3266
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    The waiter was inconsiderate, rude and unknowledgeable. My eggplant appetizer came out before 2 pieces of pizza our table ordered for an appetizer, it came with dinner. He tried to convince us that the lobster / shrimp dish we ordered as fra diablo was made correctly but it was not and was in oil and lemon! Meanwhile the entrée was $32.00 and he would not make any change on the dish nor issue a credit. He did not tell us the specials or offer cheese when dinner was served. As for noise, it was so loud he bent down, put his face in ours to take our order. If you are going to do that you should chew gum or not smoke! We have been to Emilio's before and it has been loud but the food always made it worth while, not tonight!
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  • Emilio's always delivers!
    Foodforthought
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Emilio's is the place to go when you are in the mood for fresh homemade pasta. I think they make some of the best pasta dishes of any Italian restaurant on Long Island. The service is always very good as well.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced eggplant parm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Not the usual eggplant parmagiana - was slices scattered throughout way too much pasta - more like a half of a 16 oz box of pasta, which was wasted.
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  • solid italian
    bellbiv13VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    good food, reasonable prices and kid-friendly. We always know what we are going to get at Emilio's
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food To Die For
    Scooter
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    As always the food at Emilio's was delectable. I had the manicotti which was cremie. My fiancee had Past Emilio and didn't leave a morsel. Our other couple had the veal and also left nothing. The fra diablo sauce was magnificient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great pizza and pasta dishes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The pizza, pasta, meatballs are truly delicious. All other entrées were disappointing.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Family Italian
    bellbiv13VIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    This is a solid neighborhood joint that has a diverse menu
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was good, food was bad!
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The service was good for a change, however the food was not. They can never seem to get the food and service right. It's always one or the other.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Great food and nice wait staff. Food is always good
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite Italian Restaurant
    LongIslandLadyVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We have been going to Emilio's for many years and it never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Food is always good at Emilio's! Staff is overly kind, too!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't bother making a reservation!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We have always enjoyed the food at Emilio's. Sauces are indeed different as described. HOWEVER, we made a reservation on open table and waited over 1/2 hour past our reservation time. We were told that despite the open table reservation that 1. we were considered a walk-in, so in line with everyone else, especially because 2. our party of five-yes, 5-was considered a large party. This restaurant should not be allowed to be on OPEN TABLE, if they just use it to get you in and do not honor your reservation when they are busy. What's the point? I asked to speak to the manager, but despite being told that he would come out to our table, he never appeared. We will have to find a more accommodating Open Table Restaurant that honors reservations.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Gluten Free
    MattS
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    It's great to see how comfortable they are with all food allergies. Great ambience and good company!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Inconsistent!
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Emilio's is consistently inconsistent. Sometimes the food is good and the service is horrible. Other times, the food is horrible and the service is okay. Most of the time, both the food and the service are horrible, as was the case on my last visit. We go because it's conveniently located, but that is it. You have lost good regular customers.
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  • Good local pizza but that's it
    LisaReviewVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We were a group of 6 celebrating a birthday. We've been going to Emilio's for many years. Casual atmosphere but quality of service and food is not as good as it used to be. Last time we ate there it was not very good but we thought we would give it another go around. Disappointed again. It took a long time to just be asked to place our drink order, had to ask for water and the overall service was not good. As far as the food, the beet salad was good, the 1-1/2" rice ball was VERY disappointing. The balsamic chicken entrée was decent but again nothing to write home about. The noise level was very loud; we couldn't even talk to each other across the table. Good for local pizza but not rushing back anytime soon
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    kid-friendly
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  • Good food, horrendous service
    racheljenniferVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I made a 6:15pm reservation Saturday, and they kept us waiting for our table until 7:00pm. When we finally sat down, it was the worst table in the entire restaurant. We were practically sitting in the kitchen. Because we were in the back corner, we were also ignored for an additional 15 minutes. When we finally placed our order, the waiter rushed us along, and ran off to take other orders. He obviously didn't put the order in right away because we didn't get our food for another 40 minutes. Finally, having gotten our food at around 8:00pm (with a 6:15 reservation), a food runner dropped it without asking if it was correct, offering another drink, or cheese to go with our pasta. We had to wait another 20 minutes to get anything else.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • authentic Italian food
    luv2dine
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The homemade pasta is to die for. The staff is amazing and we're very accommodating for handicapped people in our party.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Emilio's needs new management
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The consistently horrible service and inconsistent preparation of food make it obvious that there's a serious deficiencyin in management of this restaurant. We go on week nights because it is conveniently located, not for a good dining experience, and we are disappointed every time. They also don't know how to regulate a comfortable temperature in the restaurant. It's usually much too cold in the restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently good
    Rpfa
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We have been going to Emilio's for pizza and dining in for years so we know what to expect and that is a very good thing. We were sat right away and fortunately for us, they changed our waitress (not as a result of anything we said) so the service was warm and friendly. The food was delicious and I ate everything on my plate, which is rare.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Mommascif
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food and service excellent. Advise making reservation. Places was packed on a Friday night. Dining not large.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Usually Outstanding
    Lisa123
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Although everyone in my party was happy as usual, I was disappointed in my dish (Skinny Girl). Won't stop me from going back but will order differently as this dish wasn't great the last three times I've ordered it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a GREAT first date there ...
    Toootall68
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Had a reservation online w/ opentable and arrived @ 6:30 on 8/8/2014 . Not crowded @ that point and had a great waiter ( server ) w/ a super sense of humor !! He was attentive - food was excellent and we were not rushed out when we finished even when it started to fill up w/ other diners . We had a great experience and had time to talk ...
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mike
    mike
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Have never had a bad meal there. Prices are good, the staff is always very friendly
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 112 reviews are from the Emilio's reviews archive.
  • Great Italian Food
    EvaS1994VIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We had the baked clams oreganata, penne ala vodka and 2 Perroni beers! Everything was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I hope the owner reads this !
    LovegoodfoodNdrinks
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I've lived in the area for years and rarely go bc either it's crazy packed or the staff is rude. Well my friends just moved to commack wanted to go and my boyfriend and I were hesitant but remembered how amazing the food was so we went. Our waitress was rude and seemed like she could give two sh!its about us. It was a Monday night NOT crowded at all and she was bothered by us asking ?s and I said I needed gluten free and her response was " so does 200 millions other people all of a sudden" Our mouths dropped! Our dinner conversation was about how rude she was and we all were disgusted. Our food came out and was delishous ! I would not become a regular and neither would our friends just bc of the reputation of rude staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waiter was very rude
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The waiter made us feel rushed, and seemed annoyed when we asked questions. We will not be back because of this.
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  • Nice neighborhood Italian
    franVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Great waiter and tasty food. A nice lunch. Veal was quite tender and the pasta was fresh and home made with a lovely sauce.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best Italian Food
    LongIslandLadyVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We have tried many Italian restaurants on Long Island and Emilio's is the best. On this visit I ordered chicken Parmesan but with vodka sauce. It was delicious . The portions are generous and the bread is the best - the rolls are made of pizza dough . Their marinara pizza is also the best I have tasted. This is the restaurant we use to compare to all other Italian restaurants and it still remains on the top of our list. It is an excellent value.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    3 old friends went for lunch. We sat at a table for almost 4 hours, enjoying the food and the conversation. No one rushed us, and we appreciated that. The food is always fresh and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was OK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The food was delicious. The service not impressive. Had to ask 3 different people for utensils and didn't received be until after the 4th request. It was so loud you couldn't have a conversation. Had to wait for table even though we had a reservation
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • authentic italian
    bellbiv13VIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    We let the waiter Vittorio guide us with our dishes and he didn't steer us wrong once. The food was great, though I will say the white sangria left something to be desired.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious!!!
    Josyjo
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Went there for lunch with my best friend and was so excited they had spaghetti squash! It was absolutely delicious and the service was great too! Will def come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Amazing
    MrBlzVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Emilio's is one of our go to places in Commack. The food is always tasty and well prepared with lots of choices. Their salads are among my favorites.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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  • Best Restaurant on Gods Green Earth
    ACass52VIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    I've eaten at Emilio's in Commack dozens of times; and every time, no matter what is ordered, is always a great experience. To start off, the waitstaff is incredibly friendly and fast - from the team behind the counter making fresh pizzas to the waiters and waitresses; we've never had an issue with service at this local Italian hot-spot; even the owner, Emilio, is frequently seen behind the pizza counter and checking on customers' orders. To be honest, the pizza here (the Sicilian in particular) is the best pizza on Long Island - and potentially all NY. Consistently fresh and delicious, I often consider just ordering a few slices as my main course even when I sit down in the dining area for a more traditional Italian dining experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Benny to Emilio's many times but this time service was not good. Very disappointed since we were a table of 7. 5 people got their dinner while 2 people weird and when theirs came, others were 75% done with their meal
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    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great last minute decision
    Melissa
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    I always passed by but never knew what a great find this would be. My husband and I needed a place to eat for dinner at the last minute. We got a reservation with ease. Our waiter was hilarious and very attentive. The food and drinks were great. Will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food good - service terrible
    kimcag
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Been coming to this place since it was known as Carmella's. Foot is always good but the service this particular evening was sub-par. Vittorio was our waiter. He had a chip on his shoulder from the moment we sat down. My mothers eggplant was cold: he forgot the Brussel sprouts and my bar pie(my entree.) He never apologized for anything. If you go ask that Vittorio NOT be your waiter.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.