with Japanese Charcoal Grilled Maine Lobster, Lobster-Calabrian Chile Crema and Olive Oil Poached Fennel
Grilled Romaine Salad*
with Parmigiano-Reggiano, Oil Cured Olive and Herbed Bread Crumbs and Traditional Caesar Dressing
Polenta and Meatballs Pomodoro
Creamy Shelton Farm Polenta with Traditional Meatballs, San Marzano Tomato Sauce and Pecorino Romano
Great food! Great service!
So good! I had a delicious Pinot Grigio as well as mussels and pasta. All was yummy!
If you have food allergies like I do, Emilia will accommodate in spades. I have a difficult collection of allergies including: gluten, dairy, soy, tomatoes and eggs. Without question, the chef and our server were gracious and happy to revamp what I selected, if needed. I started with the Roasted Beets with Pistachio Butter which was out of this world, followed by the Oysters which were also fabulous. They have a lovely collection of wines too. We found out later in the meal that the chef, sommelier and one other person are from the Blackberry Farms Resort. They did not disappoint.
We had a party of 6 and everyone was exceptionally pleased with their dinner, wine and service. Bon Appetit!
Wonderful birthday celebration.
A lovely place for a date night! The food was great and the service was exceptional.
The experience was outstanding. Food was delicious, all staff masked.
Delicious & great value
Delicious- loved the fresh pasta and Bolognese sauce.
Everything we had was great! From cocktails to the entrees we loved it all.
Consistently good quality food. Service was great. I will bring my own wine next time. I think theirs is overpriced. The Tiramisu was a little disappointing. Overall for ambiance and food quality I am really like Emilia’s.
Great food and service! Always our first choice when we are in Knoxville!
The food was just not good at all. We left and went to a different restaurant after our horrible meal.
Delicious homemade pasta, artichoke fritters that made my artichoke loving wife smile with glee, excellent house wine and great, prompt service. What's not to love?
A consistent gem. Appetizers always amazing and homemade pasta
Food was excellent and the service was very good. Manager decanted our bottle of wine for us and chatted a bit about the wine as he did. Menu had really interesting choices, riffing on traditional themes of Italian food.
It was first out meal inside a restaurant with dear friends in over a year. Could not have asked for a better experience. The food was outstanding as always and our wines were the perfect accompaniment. (Thank you, Keith!) Note to those that may be intimidated by a wine list - the staff is so knowledgeable and will help you choose something that compliments your meal. Don’t be afraid to ask for a recommendation! Matt and his entire team continue to knock it out of the park with some of the best food to be found in Knoxville.
Great food and friendly staff !
4 of the 6 dishes were ordered were extremely salty, like overwhelmingly salty. The meatball dish was good 👍. Not sure if it's a particular seasoning they use or if it was just a bad night, but none of the 4 were able to finish their dish.
Food was mediocre especially for the price point. Carbonara is overly salty, artichoke fritters were basically overpriced hush puppies. Highly recommend the arugula salad.
Very Covid safe, great service and food!
Overall experience was good. One complaint - the website said outdoor seating was “first come first serve” yet when we arrived, the hostess said that all outdoor seats were “already spoken for.” We were then seated inside and finished our entire meal while outdoor seats remained unused.
Food was absolutely fabulous, service was impeccable, and the ambiance was enchanting. We will definitely revisit!
Wonderful atmosphere and delicious food! 5 stars!!
One of the best places in Knoxville to eat! It’s so fun and won’t completely break the bank.
Quaint little Italian restaurant nestled in busy Market Square. If you’re looking for a quiet, intimate Italian restaurant with a family feel, Emilia is the place for you! Excellent wine selection that pairs well with their tasty pasta selections. Don’t forget about dessert because their Tiramisu is out of this world. If you haven’t tried it yet, DO IT!!
The meal is always delicious!
One of the better restaurants in Knoxville. Have been multiple times, and never had a bad experience.
We eat at Emilia's often and the food is always very good - love it.
Fantastic service. Delicious food.
Great night outing. Food is delicious and service is outstanding.
Emilia is always a great option for business dinners. Knowledgeable staff, great food & beverage offerings and an atmosphere conducive to conversation.
We've eaten at Emilia many times, but had not been here in over a year due to the pandemic. We were really glad to come back. The food is really good, service was great, and we had a generally nice time. We'll be back again!
Wonderful as always! One of our favorite restaurants in the city.
Staff was very polite about being a bit later for reservation
Service was excellent... Very helpful... An excellent wine recommendation!
Food cooked perfectly! Enjoyed the twist they put on classic dishes
Seated right on time. Food was really good. Thought maybe pasta was a bit undercooked but Bolognese was fantastic. Grilled romaine really nice to start.
Had yet another super meal at Emilia. They never disappoint
The Wagyu Beef was not cooked right and it was very chewy. We expected much better for the price and for that quality of beef. Very disappointing
Excellent authentic food; great for business or date night.
Emilia is rated 4.7 stars by 1678 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.