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Via Emilia

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5901 Old Shell Rd, Mobile, AL 36608-3422
+1 251-342-3677
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11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Wed - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Daphne, Alabama
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171 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This was my first visit. I've avoided it before assuming it was too expensive. I was pleasantly surprised all around. I had the Chicken Cacciatore. I received complimentary bread w/ an olive oil dip and a sample of fried green tomatoes. I'm not sure if the tomatoes are a normal thing. It was slow so the food came out pretty... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Did not realize they did brunch on Sunday's so we went on a whim. We were fortunate to get a table in this small dining room so I'd advise reservations. Service was a tad slow but we were in no hurry, enjoyed our coffee and conversation. I had the praline French toast...excellent. And the unexpected side of cheese grits were... More 

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Thank Kimmie V
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Small house...nicely done...fine dining...great chef, great menu, great service. We call it Via's and it is one of our date night places. I've eaten there with my wife and friendship ever the beginning years ago and we have never been disappointed. If you want a seriously delicious meal or even an order out...Via's is an exceptional place to enjoy your... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Via Emilia is situated directly in front of University of South Alabama on Old Shell Rd in West Mobile. The cuisine is traditional Italian, and the portions are more than ample. Try the Veal Rcatta or the Lasagna both were exceptional. Will definitely visit again to try another of the daily blackboard menu items...

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Thank earthrunner2000
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Situated in an old house directly across from University of South Alabama on Old Shell Road, Via Emilia is well located in West Mobile. With a Blackboard menu listing the daily specials,the food is predominately Italian recipes served in the north of Italy. Delicious meals such as Veal Rcatta and Lasagna . Excellent for a couple or groups no more... More 

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Thank Timothy F
Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

The atmosphere was oh so nice. There were 4 in our party. 3 of us had the Shrimp and scallops over pasta. The other had the eggplant parmesan. Our food was absolutely the best. Our server, Bruce was very attentive and on the spot. We all had a wonder dinner.

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Thank charrison99
McDonough, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Wow we had heard Via Emillia was good but had to find out for ourselves. It was a hidden jewel near the campus of South Alabama. The food is incredible . The bread is for sure a plus. The pasta dishes were great as well as the fish specials. I would definitely recommend Via Emillia when in mobile.

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Thank Lee P
New Orleans, Louisiana
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98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

First of all, if you are fortunate enough to get a table in this small converted house make sure that you don't allow too short of a time to spend on brunch. Both times I went we were some of the first people in the restaurant and our meal took an hour and a half from start to finish. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

We went for brunch at 12 on Sunday and it was spectacular. I got the crepe and substituted the scallops for shrimp. It was huge and was served with grits and fruit. My family got the eggs Benedict and it was awesome too. All in generous portions. I would call ahead for reservations since it's small. A must go if... More 

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Thank Jordan M
Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Situated in an old clapboard building that was once a small house on Old Shell Road, Via Emilia is well located for diners that live in West Mobile or the Mid-Town area. Blackboard menu with daily specials, the food is based mainly on North Italian recipes and served in hearty portions. Tasty cuisine with fast friendly table service. Suitable for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 14:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5901 Old Shell Rd, Mobile, AL 36608-3422
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Mobile
  • Phone Number: +1 251-342-3677

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?