Emporio

4.7
307 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Emporio, a rustic Roman-style trattoria. Managed by the same team responsible for the successful Aurora Brooklyn and Aurora Soho restaurants, Emporio is destined to become another one of their dining destinations known for excellent food delivered in a relaxed and authentic setting.
Literally an Emporio, the restaurant will sell a superior selection of quality Italian provisions offering Italian and local cheese, artisanal and house cured charcuterie, raw bar, fritti, wood-fired pizzas, home made pasta plates and traditional Roman entrees. The menu concept is far ranging and flexible, allowing clients to design a meal suitable for their palette and their price point. In addition to traditional dining service, other options include a glass of wine with antipasti, a family style meal at a communal table or a pizza and prosecco break. Emporio, which means “local grocery store” in Italian, will offer Roman fare, wine and retail selections.

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Emporio is an Italian place in Soho, but it isn’t trendy. It’s just a solid place to get pasta with a group.

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CP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always our time at Emporio was wonderful! The food is beautifully prepared without being overwhelmed by seasoning or oil .. the staff is very accommodating, the atmosphere conducive to a fun evening :)
A bit loud at times but that’s part of the fun ! Thank you for another wonderful experience !

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Birthday party

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GT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and chef Paul and his staff fabulous!

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J
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicios food, nice ambiance. I went with my husband and a friend and we all enjoyed our meal. We had a wonderful lobster risotto.

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SC
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Located in NoLita area of NYC, this gem of a restaurant doesn't look like much from the outside but there is bright, inner covered courtyard area that is just a delightful place to have a meal. It is a few blocks from the very touristy Little Italy area where touts are constantly trying to pull you into their restaurant.
I've eaten here twice. Really enjoyed the grilled octopus and lobster salad appetizers, but the star I think was the squid ink pasta chock full of shrimp and lump crabmeat. My friend really enjoyed the prosciutto eggs Benedict laid on top of burrata and toasted brioche bread. We'll be back!!!

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R
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Lovely space (amazing skylight!). Food was delicious but entrees took a very long time to arrive. Noise level also made it difficult to speak at a comfortable level. Overall great food but not sure we’ll return

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Weak food and poor service will never work over time....

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the prosciutto and burrata appetizer, rigatoni alla Norcina, and tiramisu. Everything I ate was excellent and the service was fantastic.

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MR
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was wonderful - our group tried a broad array of the pizzas. Mine was the Emporio Margarita - delicious! Loved the crust. You can prob split a pie, though most of us ordered our own. The salads also looked delicious. Service was really friendly as well, and they made the extra effort to bring a birthday treat to someone in our group. Laid back for a Friday lunch hour though I'd recommend making a reservation if you have a larger group. The natural light that shines through in the back patio was very lovely.

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RO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our local go to.

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and very friendly staff. Free prosecco as a birthday surprise was much appreciated!

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JH
New England
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super delicious Italian food in a very cozy setting.

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NS
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service. Adorable place. GF pizza is the best according to my GF niece. Ask to sit in the back where there is a glass ceiling with lots of light. Definitely going back!

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CT
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very nice place with delicious mediterranean food. The food quality is good, but prices are quite high. The service is not at the level of the price. Why? Well, it is supposed to be an italian restaurant, however no oil, salt and pepper is provided at the table. Waitresses not spontaneous.

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AT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Emporio is excellent!

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MS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was great, the wine was nice, the crowd was energetic. The main problems were the noise level and the tight seating area.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always consistently delicious - cause and energetic : great place to bring for dates or group of friends to have an authentic soho New York vibe !

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GD
New England
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the best time at Emporio! The food is delicious and the staff is so friendly.

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GM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great to go to Emporio for a good and genuine meal in a lovely environment.

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SG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was very well done - food; service; atmosphere.

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a
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always a hit and the service is just as good. I have not been there for dinner, only for lunch, but the wait time for the food is incredibly fast and the food that comes out of that pizza oven/ kitchen is out of this world!

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NR
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed my experience. The staff were really friendly and the food was delicious.

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DM
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

one of my fav spots in NYC. I would consider myself a regular, great food, good quality, nice staff.

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T
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come to NYC often, and found Emporio because we were staying nearby. It is a great restaurant in Soho with a wonderful, seasonal Italian menu. Great winelist, service and food. HIghly recommend, along with family and friends.

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SB
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Fire oven cooked pizzas

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R
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, highly recommend sitting in the front of the restaurant as the back is super loud.

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SL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The staff were friendly, the food was tasty and the back room with the skylight was awesome.

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S
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

I have been going to Emporio since I did a Nolita tour with Annie 5 years ago. Each time I visit NY it is a must.
For the first time, the pizza wasn’t as good as always, the crust wasn’t crispy and the pasta was undercooked.
I like al dente pasta but this wasn’t the case. The flavor of the sauce was great though. It was my fault that I didn’t give it back to the kitchen.
I hope this is an exception and Emporio continues to be an excellent place to keep going and going.

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G
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Emporio a few times. Food is constantly delicious. This time I had Eggs Benedict with Prosciutto and Buratta ... an amazing twist on the traditional. The back room is lovely, bright with a huge skylight ... I could sit here and sip vino all afternoon.

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SG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Restaurant is both chilled & lively. Food delectable- every selection! Exceptional pizza. Prefer front room with windows & less noisy. Waiter sweet but overextended. Hostess swooped in to cover- charming!

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S
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pizza was very delicious! I defenetly recommend Magaritha. Very nice ambiance.

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TB
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I visited for our last night in NYC. Great setting with fantastic food. Everything we had was top notch. You will not be disappointed.

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice manager who was helpful and insightful about menu. Cozy atmosphere. Large group was seated immediately and nice table under high ceiling sky light. A few group tables. Cozy small tables around edges.

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AM
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food and atmosphere. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening here. This will definitely be a restaurant we return to the next time we are in NY.

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n
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious fresh made pasta with robust, flavorful sauces. Small but varied wine list. Warm service.

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SM
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Everything was great, including the server! I only mentioned the service was a little slow as a large group came in at the same time ( tasting menu group). Great food and Iovely ambience, look forward to coming back!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service

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GT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A staple on Mott Street, great food, friendly staff and nice people at the bar.

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KS
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked a table for date night w/wifey. Arrived several minutes early but luckily seated right away. Entire staff was polite/welcoming. Wait staff was on point. Food was delish. Ambiance was perfect for a date. Highly recommend...we'll definitely return!

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d
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

One of my favorite NYC haunts!
Make a point to pop in every time I’m in the city.

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