Emidios Restaurant

4.5
320 reviews
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$30 and under
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Portuguese
The goal of Emidio's Restaurant is simple: to provide the wonderful people of metro Atlanta with an experience rivaling the most expensive inner city restaurants, but with a price tag comparable to your chain family restaurant. We provide affordable yet delectable drinks from our full bar, freshly prepared tapas and entrees at a price level that will make you double-take, and an atmosphere where you can dine, yet feel relaxed and like family at your own home. Come enjoy a glass of our wonderful sangria with our delicious entrees, or enjoy your night eating slowly from our great tapas menu. We have a warm candlelit atmosphere, perfect for romantic date nights. Make sure to check in regularly on our monthly deals, as well as our special events listing. Follow us on Instagram!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Portuguese, International, Italian
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Hours of operation
*****CLOSED 4TH Of July******

Monday- Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm;
Lunch & Dinner: Saturday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Dinner: Monday- Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

****In Observance of the 4th of July, we are CLOSED***

**First Sunday of every month we celebrate our culture and cuisine by hosting a Portuguese/Communal lunch. It starts at 12.30 and ends at 4.00pm.
Please call for details or check our Facebook page for announcements .
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Phone number
(770) 837-3373
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jose Emidio Sapeta
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Dunwoody place
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Parking details
We have ample parking / private mall parking
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sun 2:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 7:00PM
Mon - Thu 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 7:30PM
Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Sat 3:00PM - 6:30PM

What 320 People Are Saying
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PS
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoy Emidio's. Any time we are in the Atlanta area we try to eat there. They specialize in Portuguese seafood dishes, and my wife and I have several favorites each. One thing, in the european tradition, when you are ready for your check, you need to let them know. Otherwise, they are happy to let you sit and converse as long as you wish. We highly recommend Emidio's for fine dining in a relaxed environment.

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P
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

At the best mediocre

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JA
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful, per usual!

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AC
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Very empty, food was average, music sound you were in a spa. Service was excellent.

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SM
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It's easy to miss this small restaurant tucked away in a mall. We drove right by looking for a "stand alone" place on the street. We were apprehensive as we parked and saw a lit "Open" sign in the window - not typical of finer restaurants. Also, a few of the letters in their marque name were burned out. Once inside we learned not to judge a book by it's cover.

It is well appointed and a lovely décor. We were promptly greeted and seated with wine and dinner menus. After placing out wine and apps order we asked to speak with the owners as we were there by recommendation of friends of theirs. Joe was in the kitchen working his magic but his wife, Maria came to greet us. She is a charming woman who thanked us for visiting and went on to recommend some delicious entrees. I chose a seafood dish which was not on the menu and my wife order a veal dish.

She raved as to how tender the veal was and my mixed seafood was perfectly prepared and the flavors all complimented each other. This is definitely now on our dining rotation list.

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YL
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Not sure if I should start with not being served complimentary bread or the hour wait for my food. Lets start with the hour wait. I was told the wait was long because they prepare the food from scratch when they receive orders. Doesn't all restaurants of quality do that and it doesn't take them an hour. The food was bland, I had two bites and I left. Do yourself a favor and go to Olive Garden if you want better Italian Food. The waitstaff made no apologize about the wait and basically dismissed me and my husband.

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KL
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reasonable priced and the food was flavorful. Staff was very nice!

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O
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Second time for dinner. They always have friendly service though sometimes a bit slow. Food is good and good value.

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DM
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We made reservation. When we arrived, we were seated promptly.
As always, clam appetizer was good.

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RK
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food, service, quality, value, and ambiance all outstanding. Not "fine dining" in the truest sense, but still a great experience all the way around.

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HS
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We recently returned from a vacation to Portugal, with local friends, so it was an excuse to re-connect and reminisce. Enjoyed the food even if it lacked the water-side views we enjoed in Lisbon.

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OT
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Portuguese food! We enjoyed a great meal

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E
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Comfortable and quiet setting. Delicious food and attentive service. Good price.

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s
Miami
51 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Portugal food and wines and a great value paella was great

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OT
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found out about this place due to Opentable.. Reviews were great. The food was delicious and everyone was super friendly. The chocolate mousse is amazing!

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s
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quiet atmosphere with great ambiance. Has atmosphere of a very expensive upscale restaurant yet prices for the food are reasonable. Staff, including owner, are very attentive.

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JW
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding family-owned and managed restaurant!
Personalized service

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JS
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a gem. The food is prepared beautifully with the perfect amount of seasoning. You couldn't ask for a more hospitable experience. The owner was charming and welcoming. A true family run restaurant that has a real care for great food and service. It's offers a culinary experience that is well above so many other establishments. We are lucky to still have a few places like this in Atlanta.

*Save room for their amazing deserts made in house.

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OT
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This is a don’t judge a book by its cover. It is in a shopping strip, but inside the restaurant is tastefully decorated. The food is good but the homemade desserts are what made the meal for me.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a great first experience here! The service was great and very quick. It was slower for lunch which was nice because we were in and out but would definitely come back!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time at a fun family-run establishment

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JW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This family restaurant really focuses on fresh, made-to-order food and creating a welcoming ambiance. We loved our meal that they were able to adjust to our dietary needs.

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TE
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Emilio‘s was outstanding! We stumbled upon a review of this restaurant when we were evacuated from from the coast. We were delighted with the varied menu excellent service and attentiveness,. It is the best restaurant We have eaten at in years! The food was outstanding served hot and well-planned. The vegetables complemented with me. We had veal piccata which was the best!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner and experience!

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MH
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We have been to Emidios 3 times and each time we have really enjoyed our meal. They have an interesting, but somewhat limited menu. We;ve been with different groups of friends who ordered different dishes. We've had fish, beef, chicken and other types of meals and they have been very good. They have a nice wine list and homemade sangria.
The atmosphere is warm and we were never rushed. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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CI
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!!

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AN
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our new FAVORITE restaurant. Food is delicious and the service is exceptional! Great patio as well.

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f
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Emidio was very friendly and made time to talk to us. I came for my sons' birthday and all of us were delighted with the food, the restaurant, and the friendly personalized service. The food was delicious and gluten free options were available. This place is a gem and I will be back again with family, with friends and also with business colleagues.

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F
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

A neighborhood gem. Wonderful Portuguese food with a good menu selection served and cooked by the restaurant owners.

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S
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Worth a try at least once. Seems family owned and run which has its charm and allow for small issues. Food was good and made up for the little issues.

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SW
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service is friendly but slow. Young server, so we weren't upset. And we weren't in a hurry!

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KK
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and attention. We’ll be. Ack.

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DG
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant. It feels like an "old world" restaurant. The food is excellent. I highly recommend the garlic soup (garlic, chicken broth, tomato, poached egg and croutons) and anything made "Madeira" style.

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OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a hidden gem. Went for our 20th wedding anniversary and it was quite, romantic and very cozy. I know this area well but never noticed it before. It’s on Roswell Rd next door to where the old DMV used to be. It’s a family operated restaurant and as the mother Maria told us while chatting they take their time here so sit relax and enjoy your time.

Food was amazing, nicely cooked and flavored. The side items that come with most dishes like ratatouille, green beans and potatoes are excellent, especially the potatoes. They serve seafood, steaks, chicken and lamb but It’s all in the flavor and the sauces. Service was excellent and friendly. You feel like your family is cooking and bringing you food.

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C
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

I am very worried about this restaurant. When we got to the table and sat the waiter looked very unsure of what he was doing. The "Trainee" introduced herself as such and was the most professional of the group. It felt like something out of the Twilight Zone. The menu is very limited but the decor in this spot is really dark and kind of depressing. The chairs in the restaurant for instance look like they are made of balsa wood and are about to fall apart. The wall art is like a forest green that is really dark and sort of plastered on there. The ceiling is painted a strange dark color and just looks bad. The waiter did not remove the charger plates and did not have dark napkins for my dark pants. The food was actually pretty good given the other impressions I had of this place. The signs on the outside of the restaurant

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JL
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Off the beaten path with a laid-back pace and hearty Portuguese entrees. Would definitely return with a bigger appetite. Excellent value for the price. Five stars for the Francesinha.

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J
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing environment and cuisine. Understandable why it is the top rated restaurant in Sandy springs.

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JB
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family owned restaurant. Highly recommend it for all. Owner came over and it was a great experience.

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SM
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Very very slow service, bland food.

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OT
Atlanta
40 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambience. Excellent wine selection.!one of my favorite places to eat.

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