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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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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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126 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with my daughter who goes to USA. Sat outside on the patio- very cool and loved the atmosphere/fire pit. I had Chicken Marsala and she had Tortellini alfredo- both delicious. Bummer they ran out of fresh bread for the evening and only had bananas foster for desert. Overall great atmosphere with very good food. Give it a try!!

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Thank Keith K
Shenzhen, China
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Great date night. Small place but the food is outstanding. Wine was nice. Choose the chef's specialty , it's usually the best thing on the menu. Great place to go on a special occasion.

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Thank Carla K
Mobile, Alabama
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

It's hard to beat Via Emilia for great Italian fare. My wife and I are fortunate to have dined all over the world. You have to be in Italy or New York to compete with the fabulous food at Via Emilia. The rack of lamb and the meat balls were unbelievable this visit. Can't wait until we make an excuse... More 

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Thank Malcolm Y
Lucedale, MS
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Visited here on Friday, Jan 21, 2017 with a party of 5. Not my first nor will it be my last, but here's what you should know. For the second time with a party of 5 or 6 they put 2 round tables together making it impossible to visit with at least half of our party. For parties of 2,... More 

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Thank Russell E
Mibile
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90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

I love this little spot for brunch. Always very crowded partially because there are very few tables. The menu is so diverse it's difficult to choose from. I highly recommend this place for both brunch and intimate dinner.

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Thank bkvailes
Daphne, Alabama
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171 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 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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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 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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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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Thank Bruce W
Belgrade, Serbia
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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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1 Thank Timothy F
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?