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Via Emilia Italian Restaurant

10700 Kuykendahl Rd, Suite F, The Woodlands, TX 77381-2404
+1 281-465-9555
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“osso bucco” (14 reviews)
“pasta” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
10700 Kuykendahl Rd, Suite F, The Woodlands, TX 77381-2404
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Via Emilia Italian Restaurant
1. Fall-of-the-bone tender meats
"you take a bite and your eyes roll up in happiness."
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2. Homemade pastas
"Their pasta dishes are unbelievable"
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3. Delicious desserts
"Everyone raved about their desserts."
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was good. I definitely felt rushed. It was $75 a plate and the total bill was around $230 with some wine and the tip. That’s way too much money on dinner to be rushed. Probably wouldn’t go back.

Thank Victor P
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 12 May 2017

If you want a special dining experience with pleasant surroundings, calm wait staff and delicious food, this is pretty much the place to go. It feels elegant without being stuffy. They don't rush you through your meal. This is the place to go for a...More

Thank wonderlusttraveler
viaemilia10700, Manager at Via Emilia Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

I'm glad we could offer a true Italian experience on your night out! Thank you for joining us! We hope you return soon. All the best, Enrique Orioli - Owner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place, good bar, great bartender, good service, good atmosphere with piano, food a little disappointing. I had osso buco, wife had short ribs, son had agricola, daughter-in-law had ravioli, grandson had salmon, grand daughter had spaghetti. Consensus opinion=good food, but all of us have...More

Thank 123FrankX1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a nice and quiet restaurant, this might be what you are looking for. The atmosphere was inviting and the service was outstanding. The food was good, but I made the mistake to order the snapper, and the fish was very...More

Thank Daniela C
Reviewed 15 January 2018

This is a top line restaurant buried in The Woodlands.If you didn't know to go you would need find it. Not only does it not face a major road, it is sideways in a shopping strip mall. Yes, The Woodlands is high end and should...More

Thank WillisBayTrading
viaemilia10700, Manager at Via Emilia Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

I'm glad you found us! It sounds like we found a perfect pairing between our salmon salad and selection of wine. We appreciate the support and look forward to serving you again soon. All the best, Enrique Orioli - Owner

Reviewed 9 January 2018

We met as a party of six with others choosing Via Emilia's as the venue. Having vowed not to return, well we did. I choose the osso buco with my partner choosing the goat shin. The service was ok albeit a liitle intrusive. The meal...More

Thank Rayzor57
viaemilia10700, Owner at Via Emilia Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

We're glad our ossobuco left a better impression, but we know we can still do better. Our family often travels back to our hometown in nothern Italy to ensure our menu is updated with the latest tastes and offerings the country has to offer. Every...More

Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

We went as six couples for one person’s birthday. Out it six people and all different, no one enjoyed their entree. The soups and salads are the only things keeping this place out of the “1” star category. We have always enjoyed this place in...More

Thank f02301
viaemilia10700, Manager at Via Emilia Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

We sincerely wish your entrees had impressed as much as the soups and salads on your last visit. Since you're such big fans of our offerings here, you know this experience certainly isn't up to our standard. We hope to have another opportunity to show...More

Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Via Emília is the best Italian food that I have found in Texas in 30 plus years. The food was great. Lots of flavors with a Birthday Celebration and everyone ordered different plates. Best things on the menu. Chilean Seabass, the gnocchi, the red snapper,...More

Thank Mbarros
viaemilia10700, Manager at Via Emilia Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

I'm delighted your search for the best Italian ends with us. It sounds like the whole table really enjoyed their meals, from the shrimp appetizer to start, to the Chilean seabass, red snapper, and lasagna. Thank you for choosing to celebrate with us! We look...More

Reviewed 15 December 2017

Without advance reservation, we were seated quickly during the height of the lunch rush during the holiday season. What I observed today is the well prepared and appropriate allocation of waitstaff to accommodate increase walk in diners! The wine list was impressive and the menu...More

1  Thank Chopin K
viaemilia10700, Manager at Via Emilia Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2017

I'm delighted it was no trouble to seat you both for such a special occasion, Chopin. Thank you for sharing it with us! It sounds like both the ravioli and linguini really rose to the level of the celebration, and the cake provided the perfect...More

Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

My family (party of 7) decided to give Via Emilia a try after my wife's girlfriends always raved about the food. We booked our reservation the same day and arrived not having any idea what to expect. Boy, what a great find! Not only is...More

Thank Big D
viaemilia10700, Manager at Via Emilia Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

I'm happy we had the chance to provide a quality Italian dining experience from start to finish for you all. Thank you for joining us! We look forward to seeing you all again soon. All the best, Enrique Orioli - Owner

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Kari B
26 December 2017|
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Response from Mbarros | Reviewed this property |
They were very accommodating and they brought me side dishes and smaller portions not mentioned in the menu. I am going back there on my next trip to that area. A true great family restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 50
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10700 Kuykendahl Rd, Suite F, The Woodlands, TX 77381-2404
    (The Woodlands Parkway)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  The Woodlands
  • Phone Number: +1 281-465-9555
  • E-mail
We’re a family-owned restaurant that’s serving some of the most delicious and authentic Italian cuisine in town. Since opening in 1999, we’ve been proud to share our signature dishes like our homemade pastas, braised meats, fresh seafood and delicious desserts. True to our Italian roots, we’re also passionate about complementing each meal with the perfect wine, which is why we have over 250 varieties to choose from. Whether guests are dining with us for the first time or they’re a familiar face, everyone can expect to have a delicious and memorable time when they stop by Via Emilia Italian Restaurant in the Woodlands.
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