Hand Rolled Potato Dumplings with Traditional Amatriciana Sauce of House Cured Pork Jowl, Garlic, Chiles, San Marzano Tomatoes and Pecorino Romano
Grilled Romaine Salad
with Parmigiano-Reggiano, Oil Cured Olive and Herbed Bread Crumbs and Traditional Caesar Dressing
Pollo 'A Mattone'
Half Springer Mountain Farms Chicken Cooked 'under a brick' with a Castelvetrano Olive and Oregano Pan Sauce, Crispy Fingerling Potatoes and Salsa Verde
Incredible food and Outstanding service!
Fantastic as usual. No aspect of this restaurant has ever disappointed us.
We ordered so many things and it was all incredible. I can’t wait to go back!
The service was excellent. Our meals were scrumptious. The ambiance was perfect. Situated in Market Square in Knoxville, it gives you an opportunity to browse the different shops and make it a very pleasant evening.
Always a must go when in Knoxville visiting with family! Delicious food and so nice to be able to go out for dinner again.
Took my wife for her birthday. It’s her favorite! (mine too)
They never disappoint!
Awesome and impressive first visit. We will be back soon!
We reserved 2 tables of 6 for a wedding party. They were very accommodating and efficient. The food was outstanding and had something for our vegetarians and steaks for our meat lovers. Good selection of Italian wines. Next time I’m in town I will be coming back her for sure!
i think this restaurant is one of the finest eateries in Knoxville
Everything about Emilia’s was delightful. The food was delicious and the restaurant space is beautiful. The service was great and the restaurant did a wonderful job in the current COVID environment. Will definitely be back!
I am new the Knoxville area and I was looking for a good restaurant for a date night. Emilia was perfect! We had reservations for 6 and were seated immediately. One of the things I was looking for was an atmosphere that would make easy for conversation. Emilia delivered. We were seated by the window at the front of the house. I was uncertain if I would be bothered by people looking in at us from the market square but as it got darker it no longer was an issue and made for a nice view with the outdoor lighting. The food was delicious! We shared the grilled broccoli and steamed mussels. Both were great! I had the seafood pasta and my date enjoyed the Orecchiette. We both cleaned our plates! Our host was very helpful when it came to the menu as well as checking up on us throughout the evening. Emilia was the perfect spot for an evening out. We both enjoyed our evening together and felt like we had enough privacy during our dinner to engage in deeper conversations. I social distancing was in our favor in that regards.
Food was excellent
Very well thought out and tasty, service was a little scattered but fine. Food was excellent.
Our waitress Elise was sweet and knowledgeable and the staff seated Us early and were so kind. I’m vegan and was blown away by their vegan pasta dish. We also had our three year old with us and didn’t feel like she was a bother. We will definitely be back!
Delicious and great service as always! Always feel like family when here!
PHENOMENAL! Every dish we ordered was fabulous, and we ordered quite a bit! Highly recommend this place. Our wonderful server Killian was so helpful with selections! An overall excellent dinner! And even though you will be too full for dessert, share the butterscotch one!
Emilia is always terrific. First time back since the pandemic began in March, but they did not skip a beat. Quality of food and service are always top notch. Our server, Valerie, was excellent. Extra-added value: the hostess--Emily--is a superstar. Always so welcoming on the phone and in person. Emilia is the whole package in Knoxville.
Wonderful date night! Food was amazing, service was excellent.
Frequent patron Definitely a fine dining Italian restaurant. Springer chicken and eggplant appetizer superb. If anyone reading this since covid I have been tipping 30 to 40 percent at least as wait staff etcetera with reduced tables are struggling as well. If you can afford to eat there be generous
Food and service at Emilia is consistently delicious and well done. This is one of our favorite spots for tasty, thoughtfully crafted Italian food. Always a fantastic choice!
Nice people, great menu, great service
It was so wonderful to return to Emilia's. The food was tasty as ever and the service was impeccable.
Very good, best red wine I have had and the server and Somalia was very helpful in the selection. I would go back. I got the penne dish with gnocchi instead and it was to die for
UNREAL! I travel a ton and eat out a lot and this place was one of the top 5 meals I have ever enjoyed in a long career of travel. EACH item we had whether it was appetizer, entree, or dessert was just ridiculous good. I tasted every plate that came to our table and just utterly superb. The hostess was terrific, our service was impeccable, and the entire vibe of the place was crazy nice. Before we arrived, did not know they have an extensive wine list so we brought our own very nice bottle....the manager saw that we were drinking nice wine and brought over the good glasses and insisted to which we really appreciated. Family attends UT and we cannot wait to go back again and again.
Very disappointed after reading good reviews. Waitress was not friendly. When sides were overcooked she offered to replace with a different side, which was even worse. The broccolini was not "charred", it was badly burnt, dry, and inedible. Brought it to the owner's attention, and he said he would remove items from the bill. The sides are $7 and he took $4 off the total $70 bill. The bread isn't even complimentary, it's $5. Waitress didn't speak when she brought the check and returned it. We won't be back.
So happy to be eating and one of our favorite places. It never disappoints and tonight was no different. Great meal great service
Loved it! Great food and great service!
We love Emilia. This was our 1st time back since March.
Nothing has changed. They have delicious food, wonderful wine, and the nicest most helpful people.
We are so happy that on our one-night stopover in Knoxville, that we chose to eat here. We met Matt, the owner, who sat us at our table. Food, cocktails, wine, and service were all a 10 plus. Not sure how many better restaurants might exist than this one in Knoxville, so all I can tell you is...............GO.
Emilia never disappoints. Great service and fantastic food. We love their grilled romaine salad, burrata, mussels, artichoke fritti, to name a few.
Meatballs and polenta are my hands down favorite.
It was recommended by our son whose in management with Pilot. It was our 50th wedding anniversary. It went beyond our expectations. I’d recommend it to anyone!
Very good food and outstanding service. The prices are high but that seems to be the norm for restaurants located on Market Square.
The hostess was rude and she and the manager stared at me bc
Emilia was lovely as always. They are doing a fantastic job of social distancing tables but still giving a semblance of normalcy which is a breath of life during this confusing time. This was my first restaurant dining experience since March and it was so nice to be out again! The food was DELICIOUS. I considered ordering a second steak for desert because the first one was so good, but decided against it so they could have my table for the next guest... :) 5 stars - would absolutely recommend.
Outstanding. The 4 of us leaned in and had appetizers, entrees, desserts and drinks and couldn’t find a single thing to fault. The staff were organized and worked hard and everything felt on point. How couldn’t we highly recommend? We will certainly be back.
Emilia never fails to provide the best experience. By far one of the very best restaurants in Knoxville!
Wonderful experience all around. Food was delicious with fresh ingredients. Service was great and we felt safe and that everything was clean - observing social distancing properly, etc. will definitely be back soon.
Food was fantastic, service was spot on, and the spacing indoors and ventilation make it feel very safe. Great experience overall.
So great, one of my most favorite spots in Knoxville!
Emilia is rated 4.7 stars by 1558 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.