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Emilio's Italian Restaurant

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23 East Beverley Street, Staunton, VA
+1 540-885-0102
11:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 20:30
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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East Haddam, Connecticut
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love Italian food. I was so excited to spend my last night in Staunton here. As a party of one, I prefer to dine at the bar. This was a mistake as the staff counted their money and rolled silverware in front of me. A simple mozzarella and tomato salad was overwhelmed by a deadly dose of black pepper... More 

Thank lbptalk
Richmond, Virginia
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was visiting from out of town and my husband and I both travel for business and enjoy fine dining so decided to meet in Staunton for an evening. I researched and this restaurant had some good reviews and was walking distance to hotel. While our entrees were good (both dishes a bit too oily) I didn't need to eat the... More 

Thank khagy2017
Hagerstown, MD
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a variety of lunches, and decided to return for dinner. This was a good decision, veal, shrimp, and lamb dishes were superb; and the service was excellant. Everything added up to a wonderful evening.

Thank Curmudgeon61
Williamsburg, Virginia
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131 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is getting a rave review from me first and foremost for it's chicken (pollo) francese dish. I've had this dish in many Italian restaurants around the country and I was wowed by Emilio's lemon sauce! The chicken came with a small bowl of pasta and sauce on the side, but that was unnecessary in my book. I barely... More 

Thank Aibutiej
Lovingston, Virginia
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66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's one thing for a restaurant to serve good food, and another to do so again and again and again. Through the years, we have traveled an hour each way to this excellent Italian venue in Staunton, for lunches and dinners, as a couple, as a family and to meet with friends. And every time, every single time, the meal... More 

2 Thank James B
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

This restaurant reminded me so much of the 90's, but that's in a good way. The food here was really terrific (we got the gnocchi bolognese, artichoke bruschetta, and eggplant parmasan). Great wine and great service. The unabashedly 90's atmosphere and artwork (and how the artwork is displayed) made me feel like Frasier or Niles Crane might walk in at... More 

1 Thank schimmtm
Rockbridge Baths, Virginia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Emilio's is simply the most reliably yummy food with excellent service in Staunton. It's a great place to go before or after a movie at the Visualite. Prices are fair and the pasta is always fresh and the sauces are light but fully flavored. A friend who lived in NYC for many years says Emilio's is as good as any... More 

1 Thank GCM7103
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Not sure why this restaurant is not rated better. We had a wonderful meal with outstanding service at a very reasonable price. One of the best Manhattan cocktails I've had in a long time! Very nice semi-formal atmosphere. Convenient downtown location. Give it a chance...you'll be glad you did.

1 Thank libertycall8107
New London, Connecticut
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Emilio's is a quiet, friendly place with good Italian food. It is fine dining with tablecloths, napkins, a good wine selection in addition to their good selection of dinner entrees.

Thank vonicec
Staunton, Virginia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Just not a good experience... from the time we stepped in the door until the time we walked out due to no one acknowledging us as we entered or as we climbed the steps to the bar.

Thank Sharon D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 East Beverley Street, Staunton, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Staunton
  • Phone Number: +1 540-885-0102

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?