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“Always fabulous”
Review of Via Emilia

Via Emilia
Ranked #49 of 671 Restaurants in Mobile
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Birmingham, Alabama
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215 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Always fabulous”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

There are a very limited number of choices for Italian food in Mobile. Via Emilia advertises "authentic northern Italian cuisine". Well I've been to Italy, and grew up with a lot of Italian restaurants in the NYC area, and I can say that this place is the REAL deal. The food is always AMAZING. They have a small menu but everything is so incredible that it's impossible to make a bad choice. It's got limited seating, so arrive early or lose out. It's my favorite place in Mobile to eat.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Pam K
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English first
Huntsville, Alabama
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Excellent italian-inspired food made from scratch.”
Reviewed 20 May 2014 via mobile

Our family was getting together from all over the Southeast and wanted to eat at a local establishment. We showed up near closing time with 9 people, but were seated graciously on the patio. We all ordered different meals from the menu board. The food was sumptuous and beautifully served. The children fed the koi in the pond while we enjoyed our fine evening out.
Thanks for the wonderful dining experience!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank kateleo54
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Mobile, Alabama
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Superb Italien Cuisine”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

The menu is put on a blackboard and changes everyday. The Chef is very creative. All foods and vegetables are fresh and seasonal. Salads are large and can be split. Appetizers are good. A variety of pasta dishes, fish, veal, pork and beef available. Delicious desserts, good wines, full bar and liquors are offered. Nice place for a special night out with friends, couples or family.

Visited March 2014
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Thank crgsing
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Mobile, Alabama
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70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“now open for lunch”
Reviewed 19 March 2014

ONE of the best places for Italian food in Mobile...They didn't used to be open for lunch but started the first of the year...their lunch portions are really nice and not much smaller than their dinner portions...pricing is reasonable and many items from the dinner menu are available at lunch with the same outstanding freshness and quality...if you have a chance to try it you will not be disappointed.....open everyday accept Saturday for lunch and Sunday for brunch....

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Jerry H
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Mobile, Alabama
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Just above average!”
Reviewed 17 February 2014

f you are a fan of the 'famous crab soup'... then you will get a closer one here... The Crab & Corn Bisque - i preferred without the corn kernels in it was a treat. The cream of the soup melted in my mouth. My husband had a chicken marsala, and to its credits it was made how exactly it should be. The mashed potato had that perfect cheesiness to it. I had Chicken Cannelloni. The roll was delicious and yum. The chicken had the right kind of spices.

The place has a home - turned - restaurant look and the menu was written on the board. It was hard for us to peek from corner tables. We had to take a pic of the menu in our phone and order. The lighting was good for dinner but poor for reading. We had our seating indoors, so the noise was irritating. I should have preferred outside tables.

Food is good and authentic. If you are focused on good food and can compromise on ambience and noise, Via Emilia is a choice. My stars are just for food !

  • Visited November 2013
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