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  1. Distance: 5.18mi
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  3. Distance: 6.29mi
  4. Distance: 6.71mi

About Via Emilia - The Woodlands

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.

10700 Kuykendahl Rd. Suite F
The Woodlands, TX 77381
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

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

Cross Street:
The Woodlands Parkway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(281) 465-9555

Website:
http://viaemiliarestaurant.com/

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

Via Emilia - The Woodlands Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (36)
Notable Wine List (32)
Romantic (32)
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Special Occasion (31)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Authentic (24)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Worth the Drive (16)
Live Music (15)
Business Meals (14)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Cozy (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Fun (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Casual (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Organic (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Seasonal (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Houston)·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Houston)·Dined 4 days ago

Another great meal.. They never disappoint.

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 (Houston)·Dined 6 days ago

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

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 (Houston)·Dined 7 days ago

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

Tags: Fun, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We always love coming here. The food is excellent and the owner always comes out to chat and makes you feel at home. The bread pudding is a must have.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food. Service was slow and we had to remind the waiter about our food. That said, we still had a pretty good night with friends.

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 10, 2018

My experience was awful. Next time I visit, I will make sure I don’t make a reservation prior because they don’t even use these to hold tables - we go quite often and we even had to wait an hour for a table, ended up sitting at the bar. We will not be returning for a while.

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Went here for date night/birthday for my wife. Absolutely amazing food! The wait staff was attentive, the atmosphere was great, and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It was packed on a Saturday evening but we didn't feel cramped. With that many people the noise level was elevated but we didn't have to shout to hear each other. The wine selection is massive and has something for every taste and price point. I would highly recommend the restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Fantastic place for a date night. Took my wife here once before a few years ago, & I'm glad we came back. The food and wine were fantastic, & the service was excellent. Highly recommended.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great food and great service. And a good value for the experience.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Fabulous veal shank!

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 8, 2018

LOVE Via Emilia. One of our favorite Woodlands restaurant. The return of Omar makes Via Emilia that much better. He's the best waiter ever. He, not only is the best waiter, he REMEMBERS us even after we haven't been to the restaurant for a while. That's nice.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We went for my mom’s 75th Birthday and it was wonderful! The service is excellent, the wine list is fantastic and the food was amazing!
Great restaurant!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Live Music
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Unable to get a table even with a reservation. Had to eat at the bar, awful experience.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Great food and good service.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Great food and service

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great place and great menu

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Service a bit slow and inattentive but it was a busy Saturday. Food was exceptionally good. Wine list was extensive with excellent value. Definitely on list of places to visit regularly.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Via Emilia is the very best restaurant in all of Houston. The service is better than any other. The food is wonderful.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Birthday dinner with our daughter.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The restaurant server was perhaps too quick; otherwise, did a great job. Servers were aware of diet restrictions and bent over backwards to make sure our guidance was part of their serving attention. Food was tasty and creative, drinks were creative.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great service and food

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The service at this restaurant is outstanding! Great place for date night or a birthday celebration.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Wonderful food and atmosphere. Our waiter Milton was very conscientious and did a great job.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Live Music, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Super food and service. the waiter were very attentive and efficient.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 19, 2018

I would highly suggest Via Emilia! The ambiance is romantic and quaint - you truly start to feel as though you are dining in Italy - and the service is impeccable. As for the food, each bite was fresh, unique, and scrumptious!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Great food, wine and service! Would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone. Great wine list!

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Family met for family Sunday dinner. Fabulous and ready to make it a tradition. Fantastic food, great service, perfect.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 12, 2018

My wife and I decided to have a dinner date here. Food was outstanding and so was the service.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Always the best service and homemade Italian food

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Have eaten there many times. the food is always good, but, this Wednesday night, it was way off. My Osso Buco sauce was not quite as good as usual, but, the meat was tough and not seasoned well. A friend had the Osso buco also and his comments was as mine. Another had the Osso Buco ravioli which was very greasy. I still am going back soon.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Always amazing !

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Anniversary celebration. Awesome dining experience.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Post-Christmas / Pre New Years night out with Son visiting from DC, daughter from LA This was our first visit to Via Emilia, and it was simply outstanding. Each of us totally enjoyed our meals: Red Snapper, Chilean Sea Bass, Tilapia, and Pork Tenderloin Medallions. Appetizers included Bruschetta and Calamari. Wine Selection was extensive, as were the write-ups on each, provided via an iPad. Server Stephen was great, as were his wine recommendations. Very nice, live piano. Will definitely return. Very high recommendation.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Our favorite restaurant in The Woodlands. Always excellent Northern Italian food and great service. We went Wednesday night which is half price bottles of Italian wine from their excellent wine list. The pork shank and Osso Buco were prepared perfectly and our shared desert of Limoncello topped the meal. Would highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We love Via Emilia for the great atmosphere, professional staff, and consistently super food. Their marinara sauce puts everyone else to shame. Try the pollo alla parmesana and taste for yourself the region’s best version of this classic dish

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 26, 2017

What an exceptional experience.. As lovers of Italian food, we can attest that Via Emelia brings you directly to the flavors and ambiance of Tuscany.. Our eggplant lasagna and osso bucco were delicious and the staff couldn't have made us feel more special... Thanks for a wonderful evening and dinner

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great northern style Italian food. Service was flawless and I appreciated the waiter's suggestion for the entree.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We were a family of 5. All the dishes were very salty except for the salad. The salad we had the dressing on the side so could add very little of the dressing If you like lots of salt this is the place to go to. The ambiance is a little tried and need to be refreshed. I would not go back nor recommend this restaurant.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Excellent Italian food! Great service. Love the music.

Tags: Authentic
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