Permanently Closed - Via Emilia

4.2
266 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

About

This restaurant is permanently closed. For over 20 years, Via Emilia has been providing the Gramercy/ Flatiron neighborhoods with quality home-style Northern Italian cuisine. The authentic fare includes fresh-daily pastas, locally sourced vegetables and meats, as well as regional specialties like Modenese lasagna and Borlengo mountain bread. Our wine list focuses on Emilia-Romagnan wines, and boasts the largest selection of Lambruscos in the US. Whether you are looking to book a large party or an intimate dinner, Via Emilia can accommodate your needs.
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.1
service
3.7
ambience
4.1
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vipPhilipU
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another great meal. Highly recommend.

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Marwanymous
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place because of its chic atmosphere and outstanding food. The staff was very helpful and was willing to offer recommendations and explanations regarding the menu. The paste is excellent and is made in-house, daily.

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GabrieleL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is extremely nice. Gugliemo, the owner, is a real authentic Italian from Modena and the food he cooks is just authentic, high quality and awesome. I am Italian as well; and I can say that this restaurant and the quality of the food is among the best I have tried.

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AskAndy
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here many times, and always find a warm welcome, great food, lovely wines. Food very reasonably priced, exquisite Modenese. Brought a group of old friends together here, all loved it, and we could converse without yelling, an increasingly rare commodity!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Fun atmosphere, great food, good prices.
I would definitely recommend it!

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vipTeka21
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2017
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Our meal was a huge disappointment. My husband’s skirt steak was over cooked and tough despite his request for medium rare. I was charged an extra $10 for a “half order” of spaghetti with plain tomato sauce to accompany my bland and mushy eggplant parmigiana. The waitress tried to help, but the management wouldn’t budge on the ridiculous overcharge. We won’t return.

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marig
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

good food with many choices. Casual and comfortable .

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vipMikeG
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We live nearby, but this was our first time eating here. It was 7:30 on a Friday night but it was not busy, so the service was great but lacked any buzz or ambience. Lots of pasta choices - I had the lasagne and my wife had the tagliatelle. Both were good comfort food, but nothing special. $108 for 2 including a bottle of OK Chianti, so not expensive, but not inexpensive for what was a fairly basic dining experience.

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vipDanW
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite places. It is about the food.

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vipAlanW
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Another excellent dinner with friends. Great food and good service. Too bad the noise level was deafening Beyond deafening! Maybe during the week is a better choice.

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vipGrandenchilada
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2017
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food is good, the prices are affordable. They give you a basket or two of warm focaccia to start, which is great. The fried gnocco is delicious, the pastas are fine. But the service, in an almost empty restaurant, was so indifferent as to seem rude. The waiter takes the drinks order only from two people out of a table of six, never brings cheese for the pasta, people have to flag him down to order individual drinks; it does not occur to him to ask everybody at the table if they need anything else. Via Emilia is reliable and affordable and perfect if you don't want to scream your head off. It's really a pity about the service.

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vipLoveFood
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2017
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Extremely disappointing experience. .. The food was terrible.

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vipStar
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had evening plan, so we here there for an early dinner. The restaurant was starting o fill up shortly before we left.....and it was getting a little noiiser... but I do;t know what the noise level would be if the restaurant was full.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious food lovingly prepared. I think that any dish you have will be a winner. Friendly low keyed atmosphere. Generous portions. Interesting wines.
I love it here.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly enjoyable place. Nice music background. Lovely waiters. Clean, fresh place.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I go here every view months with friends. It's a great place. Food is excellent. Waiter is friendly and professional. The owner is also really nice.

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vipHope
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my very favorite places
Been going for years

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JCNYC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food is amazing. True modenese cuisine. A must: lasagne, borlengo, spongata!!! Oh hell, try them all, the entire menu is fantastic. Also, great Lambrusco wine! Can't wait until my next visit.

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vipGramercyPark
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite; friendly service; fresh ingredients; excellent pastas.

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CopyBoy671
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent hand-made Italian dishes. Fabulous sauces. Attentive service. Very good lunch/dinner value.

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Williams4
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2017
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Visited here based on a recommendation from a business associate.
Don't bother. This food was underwhelming in every way. We ordered a wide variety across 7 in our party. There are nothing to report as a highlight from the meal. We rated all dishes less than average. An appetizer described on the menu as Gnocchi arrived at the table unrecognizable to the entire party. The pasta dishes were not trendy nor simple nor traditional.
In a city full of choices, Skip it......you aren't missing a thing.

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dslp
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our daughter's birthday; The food was amazing, and the service was outstanding. Our server/host Claudia was just delightful.
I love this restaurant ...it will be our new go to Italian restaurant.

Everything was perfect.

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vipFood4Thought
London
25 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We routinely eat at Via Emilia. Food is delicious always. The specials consistently surprise and delight in their variety and complexity of flavor. Service is always courteous and attentive even on the busiest nights.

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vipFritz
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We told our friends visiting from Italy to meet us there since my husband, Mauro De Trizio, shot a movie there a few years ago with the owner. Great, great entrees, desserts, etc. Authentic food from Modena. Go there. It's excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2017
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Poor quality food and expensive!
The food was far to be a good Italian meal..
And I am Italian, I know my food well.

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vipMetzgerZooKeeper
Houston
53 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice spur of the moment dinner made possible by OpenTable app. I tend to make reservations on the fly as we are heading out the door. Lobster ravioli was wonderful as usual. Other guests had salmon and veal. All were delicious. Large wine list. All good.

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ASN1
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2017
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Just ok. The location is good and the service was great but the food was nothing to write home about. Had no problem getting a table though for 7:30 on a Saturday night.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A find in my neighborhood! I've passed it many times but never considered it until now. Much better than I expected. THX. Very pretty Room with tables nicely spaced. Excellent service. I'll be back. Possibly host a special birthday party here!

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vipclaybo
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was good without being intrusive. My favorite Italian in the city.

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EllenS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Took a friend for a birthday dinner. She is vegan, I am not. We were both able to find menu selections that were tasty and satisfying. Lasagna was very good.

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vipkundry42
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Terrific food at amazingly reasonable prices.

Service a bit scattered but endearing.

We will definitely return. Many times.

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Lesl
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

the food and prices were OK, not remarkable. We enjoyed the sixties music on the sound track, played low enough that we could easily converse. Main course took a bit longer than it should have to arrive. Waiter was exceptionally helpful in figuring out our bill as though he had done separate checks.

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rugbyhubby
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you like Italian this is a must. If you know enough to like Modenese Italian then you can't miss. The lasagna is off the charts. If he has grilled meats don't order anything else! Great basic Italian recipes and a great emphasis on regionality. Try anything with the aged balsamic and try the spongata- a recipe from medeival times!

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GraceS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was a bit disappointed with my favorite dish the pumpkin tortelloni, in the past the pasta was thinner and melted in your mouth, this time I found it a bit undercooked and the pasta part way too thick. Still a great atmosphere and love the Lambrussco wine!

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vipKarlK
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outstanding food and service

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vipccjones
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The homemade pasta was fantastic! Everything was delicious. The server was wonderful and had many spot one suggestions. Thanks for a wonderful lunch!

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vipRichardK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always reliable and delicious dinners. Our family always looks forward to visits to via emilia

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice place, kind people! Perfect for every type of occasion! And the food is like at home in Italy! So everybody should try this restaurant!

SG
SuzanneG
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good food and nice staff Not too noisy and good location

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I work in the neighboorhood and have been coming to via Emilia for years. The Italian food is regional and delicious !

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Permanently Closed - Via Emilia is rated 4.2 stars by 266 OpenTable diners.