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“We won't go here anymore.”

Emiliani Ristorante
Ranked #25 of 76 Restaurants in Saugerties
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
New York
Level 6 Contributor
162 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“We won't go here anymore.”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

We used to enjoy this restaurant, but the last few visits were very disappointing. The final time, we had a dinner reservation with a friend to celebrate his birthday. We arrived a few minuted early and were told there would be a one hour wait. When we said we had a reservation, we were told, very rudely, that all the people at the bar (and there were many) also had reservations. No attempt was made to accommodate us in any way. We left and have not returned. On previous visits, while we were seated on time, the food was average, so I guess we didn't miss much.

  • Visited November 2013
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English first
Palenville, New York
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Best Italian in the area!”
Reviewed 9 April 2014

Wow...I have never had a bad meal here!..Really!..I often have meals here with my family and friends...If you like really good northern Italian, this is the place to go...Their light sauce is to die for...Can't go wrong...Great deserts as well!

  • Visited October 2013
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Kingston, NY
Level 6 Contributor
268 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Outstanding culinary experience”
Reviewed 1 March 2014

To say that the meal at Emiliani was one of the best I've ever had is no exaggeration. This is a neighborhood restaurant; straight forward and non-pretentious. My wife had the chicken parm and I the chicken francese. Both were excellent and cooked to perfection. The pasta that comes with the entrees came with the traditional marinara sauce. My wife said it was the best she 's ever had. We have travelled extensively around the world, including Italy, and I could not disagree with her opinion. We had crème brulee for dessert; it was the right choice. Service is excellent and attentive. We were greeted by Maria and Frank, co-owners of Emiliani. They are gracious and warms hosts and make you feel at home. Frank is from Parma, Italy....that may explain the quality of the food. Can't wait to go back. This is a great restaurant!

  • Visited February 2014
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2 Thank AJS-NY
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Saugerties, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Our favorite neighborhood restaurant...”
Reviewed 19 February 2014

Highly recommended. Emiliani's is our "everyday go-to restaurant ", yet special enough for important celebrations.....Wonderful food, inviting atmosphere, great prices, friendly service, family friendly too.. From Chicken Cordon Blue and Grilled Salmon, to Chicken Parm, delicious pasta dishes and some of the tastiest soups ever. Every dish is a winner, served hot and fresh. Full bar in adjoining room, and they have a separate private room. Franco and his gracious family and staff offer a really warm welcome, and we are always glad to be there. Looking forward to our next dinner ....

  • Visited February 2014
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2 Thank ilenemarderhinchey
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West Hurley, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Italian food!”
Reviewed 4 January 2014 via mobile

Simply some of the best Italian food I've had! The Chicken Francese is to die for !

Great service... gracious hosts!

Go!!

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1 Thank samk97
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