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Emilio's Italian Restaurant

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23 E Beverley St, Staunton, VA 24401-4322
+1 540-885-0102
11:00 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 20:30
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Rockbridge Baths, Virginia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank GCM7103
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank libertycall8107
New London, Connecticut
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service here is fantastic. The restaurant was pleasant. Hushed tones, linen on the table cloths, and reasonable prices. Our meal was average-nothing special.

Thank Tara C
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The only critique would be Speed up the service, was left waiting several times, but the meal and dessert was spectacular 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

Thank TrooperWilly
Chesterland, Ohio
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683 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 443 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Emilio's sits pretty much in the center of Staunton along Beverley Street. It's maybe a 3-minute walk to the Blackfriar's Theater, so it's very convenient for shows. The restaurant takes up storefronts and has a second floor apparently used for catered affairs. You enter in one storefront, but the most of the restaurant is in a separate area that has... More 

1 Thank ElaineAndGreg
San Diego
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224 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The restaurant reminded me of some we have visited in Italy. Very good food. Excellent service. We were not expecting a high quality Italian restaurant in a small town in Virginia. Would definitely return, if we go to Stauton.

1 Thank AlandDiane
Birmingham, Alabama
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

My husband and I visited this place Sat, after attending King Lear. It was exactly what we wanted. We stayed at the Stonewall Jackson Center, could walk to the play and then walk to the restaurant, which serves late dinners. It was reasonably priced, and a really nice warm atmosphere. My husband had a special, chicken and crab on pasta... More 

Thank Deborah M
Deale, Maryland
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Service was good, quick. Food was good, not great, but they certainly understood need to make our play time. Bruschetta was a nice appetizer. Any place in Stauton will be busy before the theater opens. Try eating around five thirty. You will avoid the pre play rush.

Thank Joby 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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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 E Beverley St, Staunton, VA 24401-4322
  • 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?