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
Loved the atmosphere and our dinner was excellent!
Overall great. The hosteas was awful and just rude. Server was great. Food as always was unreal great. Lovely place with super good food.
Best tasting food ever! Service was amazing! Highly recommend and will go back soon!
Outstanding food. Good value. Great service. Whether any of their pastas or roast chicken or dessert it is all very good.
Always outstanding. Great food, great service and a good atmosphere.
outstanding meal. Great Gluten-free and Daily-free options. Great service!
Keith and Nick were outstanding! Emilia has one of the best wine lists around. We even enjoyed the music selection!
We always have wonderful service and the food is fresh and delicious!
The food and atmosphere were wonderful. We look forward to returning.
Took my mom out for dinner while in town. We loved everything we had. Roasted beets,grilled romaine and focaccia bread were perfect! Pasta dishes cooked perfectly and desserts are a must try as well.
Fantastic service and food. The mussels were delicious and plentiful! Highly recommend.
Service was good!
We were excited for the homemade focaccia, but unfortunately it was dense and dry.
The texture of the homemade pasta great, but the flavor was WAY to salty.
The experience was fun, but looking back not a great value for quality of food.
Love the Pollo! It is the best! Love the market square as well where it sits.
Wonderful service, wonderful food. We will definitely be back.
10 out of 10...service was great...food was excellent..best place on market square
Great food and atmosphere, the service was great. My only suggestion would be to provide free deserts for special occasions.
It was fabulous. Cannot wait to go back. Our server was fantastic too. Cannot recommend it enough.
Food very good but hard to enjoy because EVERY time front door opened the bitter coldness from outside blew through the whole restaurant. - big reason NY restaurant doors open to sides.
I’ll try Emelia again in the summer.
Food was good and atmosphere nice. Some different dishes than at a chain Italian restaurant, the roasted beets were delicious as the salmon tartare.. Good cocktails, wine list was heavy in Italian wines I was not familiar with but ended up with a nice Pinot.
Delicious dinner while viewing the beautiful Christmas lights on Market Square. Love the vegan options!! I would order the same thing a hundred times. The pistachio beets were amazing!!
Very consistent experience. Excellent food, excellent kitchen, excellent service, pleasant atmosphere.
Great atmosphere, delicious food. We got the mussels to start, which were amazing. The polenta and meatballs are to die for.
The service was great and we had a very pleasant and enjoyable dinner.
Wonderful food and service. Our party was placed very close to the door, so every time it opened a blast of cold air made us shiver, but someone had to seated there I guess. They wine taps were out of order. Overall excellent experience.
The restaurant is nice and quiet. It is casual, but has an upscale feel compared to your mom and pop Italian restaurants. The server was very friendly and attentive. However, our steamed mussel appetizer was served pretty much cold and only came with enough toasted bread to finish about 1/4 of the mussels. When we asked for more bread, it was literally as hard as croutons. When we got our entrees, we could not finish 3 of the 5 because they were so salty. I had the Pork Milanese which presented beautifully, but the first bite had my blood pressure spiking. I had the rest of my family try a bite to be sure it wasn't just me and they said the same thing. My wife had the carbonara and it was the same level of saltiness. It was literally stinging her mouth. We had high hopes for this place and I am sure that the limited menu is due to COVID, but it was not what I expect for good Italian food and especially at their prices. Party of 5 was $190 with tip.
AWESOME vegan pasta option. would definitely recommend to anyone thats plant based or just curious.
Very friendly staff that went above and beyond. The food is always good. We were impressed with how well they were handling COVID seating.
Pricey but worth it!
One of the best restaurants in town and definitely the best Italian food. So glad we get to experience a place so top notch in Knoxville
Outstanding evening with top notch service from Madison.
Service and food excellent. It is my favorite restaurant to celebrate special occasions.
We eat at Emilia’s regularly, it’s one of our favorite restaurants in Knoxville. My wife and I had bad meals, the gnocchi was mush and the bolognese too salty. These are our normal “go to” meals so we were very surprised.
The gnocchi went completely untouched and we were able to share the bolognese, leaving about half uneaten. We notified the waiter who was very apologetic. The manager came over, and to our surprise we were made to feel that this is normal for these dishes and that it must be our taste. No apologies were given by the manager and neither dish was taken off our bill.
Needless to say it’ll be a while until we go back, not because of a bad night by the cook or poor service by our waiter, but rather because of poor customer satisfaction by the manager.
Absolutely AMAZING every single time!!!
I love their grilled romaine salad. It was delicious. We also had carbona and fillet. All was excellent.
The reservation was for my birthday which was noted in the reservation. I assumed they would give a bit of special treatment but the occasion was not mentioned. Food was very salty. My hubs had the meatball special which he really enjoyed. Everything down to the bread was a la carte. For my first visit & it being a special occasion I wasn't very impressed. Overpriced pasta. Even desert was very bland. Not much of a celebration.
Everything was amazing!
The best pasta!! The wine is over priced and our server was a bit pushy but otherwise it was great!
Our go to in Knoxville. Fine dining and great atmosphere in market square. Always satisfied.
The food here is INSANELY AMAZING!!! Felt like I was In New York City. The wine list is incredible and we had the best time, plus the desserts were everything you’d want them to be along side my espresso!!! Such a delicious place. Very impressive
Emilia is rated 4.7 stars by 1615 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.