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Via Emilia
Via Emilia

Via Emilia Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.viaemilia.us
  • Email: viaemilianyc@gmail.com
  • Phone: (212) 505-3072
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Wine Bar
  • Executive Chef: William Mattiello
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Catering menu orders typically accommodate between 25-50 people. Larger groups may be served with advance notice.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: 23rd Street (6 Train), 14th Street-Union Square Station (N,Q,R,W Trains, L Train, 4,5,6 Trains)
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking available. Via Emilia also shares the block with two pay-to-park lots with valet service.
A word from Via Emilia
For over 10 years, Via Emilia has been providing the Gramercy/ Flatiron neighborhoods with quality home-style Northern Italian cuisine. The authentic fare includes fresh-daily pastas, locally sourced vegetables and meats, as well as regional specialties like Modenese lasagna and Borlengo mountain bread. Our wine list focuses on Emilia-Romagnan wines, and boasts the largest selection of Lambruscos in the US. Whether you are looking to book a large party or an intimate dinner, Via Emilia can accommodate your needs.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "This is one of our favorite restaurants in NYC. Great food and wine, great service. Warm, friendly chef/owner William is a wonderful person, and very accommodating to his patrons. Highly recommend Via Emilia!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Via Emilia used to be a cheerful place on Park Avenue at about 19th Street. Since it moved to the side street (21st) we've tried it a few times, always hoping to get back to the original, when we sat at wooden tables, paid in cash, and ate excellent food. Now it is all cast in darkness, and the lit part of the décor seems to be taken from a public restroom. The service is ok., though basic (reaching across one diner to plonk the plate in front of the other) and the food itself is so unremarkable that you trend to get bored halfway through and stop eating. Not recommended."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "The manager was very accommodating about the fact that we were 1/2 hour late on our reservation (traffic problems). All the dishes were good, and the spaghetti neri and spaghetti al frutte di mare were particularly tasty,"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Love this little spot. Torn about saying how good it is and risking it getting even more crowded than it already is."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We went on a Friday night and had a great experience. We have high standards, and we really enjoyed our food. Also, the noise level is quiet to moderate, so our party of three could converse easily and pleasantly without having to strain. We've been to Via Emilia twice now, and both times were great!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I just love the lasagna here, so much that is hard to order anything else. And everyone else I've brought who tried it, loved it too. Have not really tried that many other things, but haven't gone wrong with anything. The decor is a bit too modern for my taste, but who cares when the food is so delicious. Come hungry."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "If you are looking for a new Italian restaurant to try give Via Emilia a chance. Every item on the menu is a delightful dining adventure, and if you are afraid to try a new dish, don't be. We've never had an entre that disappointed. Special treats: the lasagna is unique and one of the most raved about, based, as many dishes are, on Modenese recipes. Another favorite of ours is the smoked salmon farfalle in cream sauce with asparagus. For dessert try the key lime tiramasu."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "With just a few exceptions, the absolutely fantastic pasta served is made on premises. The tagliatelle with country meat ragu showcases how fresh (not dried) pasta can take a humble Italian dish into the stratosphere. The lasagna may look a bit flat, but the noodles lend a certain suppleness not commonly associated with that dish. The gnoccho fritto took me by surprise (it looks a bit like indian poori bread) because of its size. Slap some of that delicious prosciutto into it and it turns into a indescribable appetizer which I have never had before. There is a significant wine collection, but it is a bit on the high side. Nothing is less than $45 a bottle."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The layout of the restaurant was less intimate and more industrial modern which almost makes the place appear to be more empty than it is. The food was definitely good though, and I enjoyed the ravioli with goat cheese & sundried tomato. However I'm in no rush to go back again next week."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Perky atmosphere. Comfortable seating. Very nice service. As the place filled up, the din was so loud we had to shout to be heard in a booth for 4, where we moved as close together as possible."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I went here with my boyfriend for valentines day and we both loved the food! I got a delicious spinach tortellini and he got a clam dish. It was fairly priced and the food was amazing! the only reason I wouldn't give it 4 or 5 stars was because of the step up and decor, it was a quite cramped and odd the way it was set up. But I would definitely say GO for the food!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food was very good, but one in the party asked for their entry to be re-heated."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "I've been to Via Emilia three times now and have not been disappointed. The food is solidly good - tasty and fresh. The staff is, for the most part, friendly and capable. The prices are reasonable for the quality of the dining experience. In a neighborhood full of high end restaurants, Via Emilia holds its own."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We were going to the Metropolitan Room on Valentine's Day, so we looked for a nearby restaurant. Via Emilia's is only about three blocks away and filled the bill. Good food and service, and an intimate setting with moderate noise level."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I have never been disappointed at this little spot. The food is terrific."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Very attentive service and true Italian food make this a sweet spot"
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Love this little place. The food is very good. The staff is very friendly and attentive. The owner/chef is the man. Will be back."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "The food here is authentic. We were in Emilia Romgana recently and loved the food. Via Emilla took us back to the area. Jim and ME"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "We discovered Via Emilia in 2010. We fell in love with the food then, and have been back many times. We have never been disappointed with the food. It is always outstanding as is the service. We are so lucky to have a restaurant of this caliber only a few blocks from home."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "I ordered the lasagna which had good flavoring but was overwhelmingly greasy and too heavy to finish. For appetizers, the bruschetta was tasty, as was the eggplant, but the initial bread sticks were overseasoned and not very fresh. The restaurant was near empty on a Wednesday night at 8 PM, so the ambiance was a bit flat. W/ so many options nearby, I would not go back."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Have eaten at Via Emilia on multiple occasions, always finding it to be top notch in food quality, variety of menu, along with a great collection of wines. The staff is very friendly and helpful, and has no problem with special requests. The chef was out to personally check on our group, which impressed us. Can't say enough about the lasagna, one of their house specialties, which is made Modena style. Rich in flavor, it's always a favorite of mine, and have suggested it to friends. The Gnoccho Fritto are not to be missed, and make a great starter to be shared by two or more persons."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "This is as good a restaurant as NYC has. The food is perfect, incredibly creative, attractive and tasty. The Chef-Owner, William Mattiello treats every dish like his own "baby" and will come out to the tables, no matter how busy. A perfect host, as if you were at his home. The staff is super friendly, attentive and make you feel at home. The only negative I can think of is that I don't eat there 7 nights a week."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "8:30 reservation on Friday night and we weren't seated till 9:30. Granted, the party who had our table just wouldn't leave. And the management took care of our drinks, which was gracious and generous. The host kept apologizing and saying he'd done all he could, but still -- waiting an hour almost tips the scale into the Never Going Back category. Too bad, as the food was interesting and not over-priced and the service was good, too."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Im from Montreal and every time I visit New York I make it a point to eat here. Guglielmo is the chef and owner of this excellent italian restaurant. The food is always satisfying and modern. I always have something different and have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "This is an unusual and good place. Don't be put off by the decor, which is sort of upscale school cafeteria. The food is very good and the wine list unusual and well priced. As other reviewers note, this restaurant is dedicated to foods from Emila Romagna in Italy, as is the wine list. Try lambrusco! It's good. Also, the prices are astonishingly reasonable for this nice part of NYC."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "The chef treats you like an old friend, the food is amazingly delicious and the wine list has many unknown finds. A wonderful part of the neighborhood."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Great off-the-beaten track restaurant. Fun time and I will return when I get a chance!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "I took my office staff of 10 for a Christmas dinner last Thursday and it was a great success. The food and service were excellent. I recommend this place very highly"
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Since I moved in NY from Italy in August 2012, I was looking for a place where to feel at home. Finally a couple of days ago I found the right place: via Emilia. The food was amazing, 100% Italian, and the atmosphere cozy."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "We had a surprise birthday dinner for a friend who we favorite restaurant is Via Emilia. Food is outstanding. The owner was very warm and hospitable. The waitstaff was kind. Will be back in 2 weeks for my office Xmas dinner!"
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "Having spent time in the Italian province of Emilia Romagna, it was a treat to find, near Union Square, this very authentic purveyor of the food of that region, the ham from Parma, the cheese from Reggio, the balsamic from Modena, all expertly prepared and served in a low-key, friendly atmosphere. Bravo!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "A group of 7, we all enjoyed an excellent evening. The staff were all friendly and efficient. Our food orders were well presented and delicious, particularly the liver and bacon! We shall return."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Some Italian restaurant try to do. A lot of things well. VIA Emilia doesn't try to do too many things well. It does what it does better than anyone else. William and his team offer the most delectable dishes from Modena along with a sophisticated fun wine list from the regional locale. Family like service in a beautiful upscale setting. Beat of all its the most comfortable relaxed setting."
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "A great friend introduced me to Via Emilia more than 10 years ago. it is my favorite NYC restaurant. I took some Australian friends there the other night and they were very impressed with the lasagna. Its a gem of a place."
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "The service was great and we had a group of 15 people and everyone enjoyed their food!!"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Food is excellent and far from simple red sauce and pasta. Service is earnest, but not as Manhattan crisp as other establishments. Wine list is interesting."
    Dined on 11/4/2013
  • "Via Emilia is an exceptional place and truly a gem in NYC! The prices are pretty reasonable for NYC and the portions are great. The lasagna is a must have!! You cannot go wrong with any dishes here and the wine list is quite nice and, again, reasonably priced. Do not miss this place!"
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "The food was amazing and prepared beautifully and the service was very attentive."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "We had 7 people in our party including 3 vegetarians. We had 3 different antipasti and 6 different main courses. Everyone raved. The wine was excellent. Service for menus and entrees was great. They were slower after we got the dessert menu. I will definitely come back when in the area."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "A nice little spot with good food and a very fun assortment of Italian wines. The food was good and very fresh, but it don't knock my socks off. That said, I would definitely go back."
    Dined on 10/11/2013