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Via Emilia - The Woodlands

4.6
821 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Named after an ancient Roman road that spans from Rimini to Piacenza, Via Emilia Italian Restaurant is known for their house-made pastas, braised meats, seafood specialties, and delicious desserts. The family-owned restaurant served Houston diners for over 13 years before moving to their current location in the Woodlands. We welcome you to experience the most authentic northern Italian cuisine in the Woodlands - no passport required.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday & Saturday: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Phone number
(281) 465-9555
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
The Woodlands Parkway
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Entertainment
Via Emilia features live music Wednesday through Saturday 6-9pm.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine
What 821 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Via Emilia is the best Italian restaurant in the Houston area, hands down. Everything I have ever had there has been perfect.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great food, great service and personal attention from the owner/manager. A true oasis in the desert of chain restaurants.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Fantastic experience as usual. Cole took great care of us.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great food, innovative and fresh recipes with outstanding service!

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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The grilled octopus was soft and fishy. It was awful! The black mussels were not fresh and salty. We waited 30 mns for our entrees. Totally lost appetite :-(

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Wonderful food, service, ambiance and music. A very enjoyable experience.

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Bill was steep. Overcharged us on the wine which I did not catch until too late. $36 in wine list. $40 in bill. Both couples order a bottle of wine. The other couple already had full wine glasses from the bar. What does the waiter do? He keeps me waiting with an empty glass and opens their bottle first.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

From the time you enter, the service is 5 Star. The hostess seated us immediately, our server Mauricio was kind, informative and attentive. The food is the best in all of The Woodlands. Being from N.Y. my standards for Italian food are quite high, this place exceeds standards.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Love it! Everything a fine restaurant should be..

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Always a good venue for Italian dining in The Woodlands and even on this Monday night.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We’ve been to Via Emilia many times, but this time it was especially good. Everything was delicious, and the salad ingredients were the best ever. Our waiter, Roberto, was attentive without being intrusive. In a word...perfetto!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We returned to Via Emelia knowing we would have a great experience, and were not disappointed. The antipasti course was amazing (cheeses, figs, tomatoes and salad) and the red snapper was perfectly prepared and served moist and hot. The veal and mushroom ravioli was very rich and will challenge anyone to finish this perfectly prepared course. We shared the cannoli which had drizzled chocolate on it, happy we had selected Via Emelia for Easter Brunch.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Always enjoy the ambiance, service and good food at Via Emilia's!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Party of 6. Excellent service and food. Definitely a repeat.

Off menu specials were fantastic! Desserts were house made.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great italian restaurant close to home!

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Food is excellent. We had a new waiter who needs additional training.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Good but pricey.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Authentic Italian food, homemade pasta, excellent service

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Tried something different for our appetizer. Salmone Affumicato. Smoked Salmon.
Absolutely perfect and melted in my mouth. Beautiful presentation and flavor combinations.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Best Italian restaurant in Montgomery County. Surprised my dad by taking him to a nice Italian restaurant. He wasn't expecting such a Nice restaurant. Even though I tricked him a little to get him there, he raved and raved! Our waiter, Mark I believe, was friendly and knowledgeable. He was astute enough to recognize my dad's unease, and quickly had my dad feeling right at home. My absolute favorite for Italian!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great food! Great Service. A little load for a fine dining establishment.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Great service

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great restaurant. Food was excellent. Only a couple of options for red wines under $60/bottle!!! Too much $$. We were not paying the tab so did not feel right to order higher priced wine.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

This was our first visit to Via Amelia. We will visit again. The good far outweighed the negative. We loved the lighting.... low and romantic. The piano was great and great song choice. Drink choices were very good.... took awhile to get our drinks (20 minutes). Bread is so delicious!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The Proscuttio wrapped figs were amazing. We are Italian and usually fix our own Italian dishes, but we have been to Via Emilia's several times. Our server Roberto was very knowledgeable with both menu and wine list and made several good suggests

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3.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Piano was nice, but too loud for the size of the place.
Cosmo was delicious. Food was okay, but we did not care for the red sauce. Our waiter, Cole was pleasant and very attentive.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

The food was so outstanding and, of course, we could not have had any better service. The staff was so thoughtful.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The food is too salty

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

This restaurant’s cuisine matches some of the best Italian fare in NYC or Milan. Authentic, well executed. Service was outstanding with manager offering changes to menu items to accommodate my wife’s allergies . Overall good value for money given the exceptional quality. We’ll be back

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

One of our favorite places. Never disappointed with any of the wonderful Italian food options.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

A great dining experience with friends. The friends were impressed as first time patrons. 🍷🍷

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Extensive wine selection, service was over the top, we enjoyed the piano and the food was tasty. I have to say the bread was amazing! We will go back but not on a Friday during lent. So many other dishes I want to order

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We always enjoy our time at via Emilia ..
The waitstaff are always friendly , food is good and wine recommendations are much appreciated ..

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Another wonderful evening of delicious food and quality service. Also enjoyed the pianist.

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2.0Dined on February 19, 2018

We had an awful experience here last Sunday evening. Two of us got there a little before our reservation time and no one came to take a drink or appetizer order which was really disappointing. We didn’t even get water for 15 minutes. When the other couple arrived, we sat for another 15 minutes without anyone approaching the table. We were right next to the entrance where managers were congregated. I finally got up from my seat to say we hadn’t seen a server. It was another 10 minutes until they found someone. Once we finally ordered, it took a very long time for our food. The poor service continued, water glasses not refilled, didn’t check back in with us. The food was good, but the night was ruined. We won’t be going back. So disappointed.

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2.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Usually good food and service but not this time. One of two appetizers was cold. Lasagna was luke warm, Alfredo cold. Our waiter has 8-9 tables and was stretched too thin to give prompt attention. Very disappointing.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Excellent service and very authentic Italian food. The best in The Woodlands.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Another great meal.. They never disappoint.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Very good food, service, & ambience. Been many times. Always consistent

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!! WE LOVED THE PRICE FIX MENU, WE TRIED SOME NEW ITEMS THAT WERE ALL VERY GOOD!! VERY IMPRESSED!! WILL RETURN AGAIN SOON!!

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