with Japanese Charcoal Grilled Maine Lobster, Lobster-Calabrian Chile Crema and Olive Oil Poached Fennel
Polenta and Meatballs Pomodoro
Creamy Shelton Farm Polenta with Traditional Meatballs, San Marzano Tomato Sauce and Pecorino Romano
Grilled Romaine Salad*
with Parmigiano-Reggiano, Oil Cured Olive and Herbed Bread Crumbs and Traditional Caesar Dressing
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
Had yet another super meal at Emilia. They never disappoint
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.
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.
One of my friends had the special Saturday night. The meat was so tough, it was hardly edible. Very disappointing, especially for the price! This was our first night out in months and we chose Emilia b/c we’ve always had great food and great service. The service was excellent. The food (the one dish) was disappointing.
Always outstanding our favorite restaurant in Knoxville
We enjoyed another incredible meal at Emilia’s tonight! It’s our favorite place to dine in Knoxville. We’ve always enjoyed celebrating special occasions at this fabulous restaurant.
One of the best meals my boyfriend and I have had in a long time
Went early on Valentine’s Day evening and had a great meal with excellent service.
It was great food and atmosphere
Wonderful Valentine’s weekend dinner with friends! Four different dishes — all were delicious!
Amazing food and great service! Would highly recommend for any Italian food lover. It is a great date night spot!
We got stuck at a table right in front of the door, so we Elster blasted by the cold every time the door was opened. There were 6 other open tables that were further into the restaurant. I have been to Emilia many times before and always enjoyed myself, but I feel like we were snubbed with the table we were places at. It real soured the whole experience.
It was incredible!
Very good experience and certainly will return and would recommend .
Fantastic as always. Great hospitality. Great wine knowledge. Perfectly cooked pasta and overall well balanced and well executed food.
All of the food and drinks were amazing and the atmosphere was really great too! Service was great as well! We'll definitely be back!
first time to dine with Emilia and everything we hear around town is true - delicious food, excellent service (we had Elise as our server) in a quaint (socially distanced) restaurant
we can’t wait to return and try other menu items
An experienced consumer is able to tell in the first whiff, and first taste, the quality of an establishment. Regardless of a smiling front of house, or well studied server, the truth of a restaurant rests on the hands in the kitchen, that, on this experience, clouded the gnocchi with an over abundance of Parmigiano Reggiano without asking first.
Great food , great service. Just a wonderful place to have dinner. It’s always outstanding.
Delicious food, comfortable atmosphere, prompt service
Love this Restaurant.... Great food, the best is the Olives, a must try!
Tuesday night Pasta special is the best. Quite a treat and reasonably priced.
Great food as always. Best pasta on the planet, always cooked al dente, to perfection.
Never paid extra for bread at an italian restaurant. Disappointed few traditional items on menu (lasagna, spaghetti). Service was very slow and somewhat neglectful.
In terms of restaurant choices in Knoxville, Emilia offers delectable homemade pasta, which is why, I believe it is worth a visit! Awesome and swift service, modern farm chic style inside.. intimate venue with quiet surroundings. I can’t recall whether there was music in the background—if so, I think it was pretty quiet.
Prices weren’t completely horrible, but, a little steep. Dishes arrived slightly different than imagined, but still good. 4 to 4.5 stars overall.
Had a wonderful dinner! One of the best culinary experiences in Knoxville.
We visited on their Tuesday $10 pasta special night. We had bucatini with meatballs and the pistachio gelato. Pasta was perfect and meatballs were well seasoned. The gelato was topped with the most delicious crumble and peach preserves. Great meal!
Food was so amazing and comforting. Had the warm olives, artichoke fritti, carbonara, bolognese, and finished off with the pistachio gelato. Everything was absolutely delicious. The atmosphere was chill and the place seemed very clean. We had the friendliest waitress with the best recommendations. We will certainly be back whenever we are in Knoxville.
It was wonderful, as always!
Continues to astound with great food and service. Ownership much be great as I feel sometimes employees sense great ownership and become vested in the success
If you have ever been to Italy, all over-you would know what a true Bolognese sauce is. Chunks of different types of meats, mainly pork, lamb and veal and sometimes beef. I hate to criticize but this sauce was the consistency of finely ground beef with a heavy hand of salt and not a tomato in sight. The dish was 90% pasta. I kindly asked for more sauce and my server kindly brought out a bowl. What was not ok is that I was charged for it. I should have trusted my instincts and ordered something else. I will return, but never order that. I have lived in Italy and was taught by the best families. You forgot the sugar. Everything else was wonderful.
Pasta dishes were terrible 😞. The Fruti Di Mare is not even close to the dish that has that name.
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!
Emilia is rated 4.7 stars by 1652 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.