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Via Emilia Italian Restaurant

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10700 Kuykendahl Rd, The Woodlands, TX 77381-2404 (The Woodlands Parkway)
+1 281-465-9555
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Since we live nearby, my wife have been to Via Emilia's Italian Restaurant several times. This past month, my wife and I went alone, and we were also part of a party of six. The first time was mid-week, and the second visit was on a Sunday. During mid-week, the restaurant got quite busy, so it is obvious that it... More 

1 Thank Robert44
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a gluten free family you often skip past the Italian restaurants. We went as a family on a recommendation from a friend and they were very knowledgeable and able to accommodate us. Most of the non braised entrees were fine, all the fish and several other choices. The pasta was linguini which was quite nice and not... More 

Thank Sean R
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After reading the glowing reviews on this restaurant my husband and I decided to try it. The restaurant decor was very lovely and I service was excellent, so I can see the appeal for a romantic dinner. The garlic bread and salads were good. The main course was a big disappointment. Pasta sauce was extremely bland. I can make better... More 

Thank CarlLakey
Denver, Colorado
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

After reading tons of excellent reviews on TripAdvisor we were excited to dine here. Went in on a Saturday afternoon around 2:00 pm. Only two other tables occupied. We figured because it was too late for lunch and far too early for dinner. The service was a bit slow. We ordered a drink and the minestrone. The soup was very... More 

Thank Darla H
The Woodlands, Texas
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

My wife and I had been meaning to try this restaurant for some time and when we did so we were not disappointed. I was so impressed with the decor once we were inside the restaurant. Great place to celebrate an event as a family or as just a couple. We had prosciutto to start with French onion soup and... More 

Thank Thetexasgeordie
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115 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

No doubt one of the best restaurants in The Woodlands. Do not miss this. Make sure you make a reservation. Ask for the homemade Lemoncello at the end of your meal.

Thank Paula M
Bath, New York
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Had a special dinner date with my wife. Restaurant was beautiful inside and food was SUPERB!!! I had chicken parm and Ceasar salad...both perfect! My wife's wedge salad was HUGE!!!!! Wonderful date night locale!

Thank sammyc213
Houston, Texas
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were looking for good Italian comfort food for our first cold, damp day of the season. Via Emilia came to mind, as the tables are away from the front door and the food is delicious. NOT! The food was spot on, but even though it was 52 degrees outside, the air conditioner was on full blast.... More 

Thank jandon5
Cypress, Texas, United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

This is one of the best if not "the" best Italian restaurants in the Houston area. Being from an Italian ancestry and upbringing, I've been challenged to find good, authentic Italian food in this great city. Via Emilia is a winner ! They know how to do it. Starting with the bread, excellent. Their premier appetizer special is a burrata... More 

Thank Joe D
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Where to start, from the rustic Italian decor, the music perfectly selected, to the attentive and friendly staff to the wonderfully cooked and served to perfection Italian cuisine, and topped off with rich and tempting desserts, this place absolutely delivers on a fine Italian dining experience. My wife and I love to celebrate any occasion here, Our Anniversary, date night... More 

Thank Adrian D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10700 Kuykendahl Rd, The Woodlands, TX 77381-2404
    (The Woodlands Parkway)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  The Woodlands
  • Phone Number: +1 281-465-9555
Named after an ancient Roman road that spans from Rimini to Piacenza, Via Emilia is known for their house-made pastas, braised meats, seafood specialties, and delicious desserts. The family-owned restaurant served Houston diners for over 13 years before moving to their current location in the Woodlands. Enhance the experience with a bottle of wine from our extensive collection from around the world. Via Emilia's wine list includes over 200 selections spanning over 60 regions of the world, including 30 rotating wines by the glass. We look forward to creating a memorable experience that will exceed the expectations of you and your guests.

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