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16 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1404
+1 865-313-2472
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“focaccia” (23 reviews)
“carbonara” (16 reviews)
“warm olives” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
16 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1404
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at the table in the window. Octopus Grill, Arugula Salad, PEI Mussels, Housemade pasta with lamb sausage, and luxe desserts. Casual dress and excellent service.

Thank CaptJarnac
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a pre-theater dinner at Emilia's last night and all of us were greatly pleased. There's a lot to like. The atmosphere is great - very European and far less loud than most other Market Square restaurants. (Our reservation included a request for 'a...More

Thank Diana J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a very nice graduation dinner here. Food was great. Everyone had something different and everything was excellent. Drinks were good too. Loved seeing what the bartenders could make.

Thank 21DebbieD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down one of my favorite dining experiences. My husband had the brick chicken which he said was good. I had the meatballs over polenta as an entree and butterscotch pudding for dessert. Absolutely amazing. Service was great. Able to make reservations online which is...More

Thank Sara B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great find. I would not go to Downtown as I have never found a restaurant that I enjoyed. Now I have and I will be back. The food was excellent and our server Emily could not have been better. Very attentive and knowledgeable,...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having just returned from Italy I was not super enthused about an Italian inspired restaurant in Knoxville. How wrong was I! Emilia is really lovely and modern. We enjoyed the Italian wines. I loved the broccolini and chicken. Great service - I recommend Emilia!

Thank Marybeth58
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Emilia's food is fabulous and they have fantastic gluten free options that are still delicious. All of their pasta dishes can be made with gluten free pasta and there are other main dish options and multiple desserts. Highly recommend the butterscotch budino for dessert!

Thank Leah F
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Terrific house-designed/made craft cocktails to begin. Gourmet-level preparation & presentation w/a nod to farm-fresh on salads & entrees --- veal cutlet was very nicely prepared. Butterscotch budino was a wonderful finish, along w/robust, full-flavored coffees. Subdued ambiance w/tasteful music underlay

Thank pfcoach
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Very enjoyable . . . service was top notch . . . food was awesome. Had grilled romaine salad . . . highly recommend it. For main course had the Orecchiette Pasta . . . my only wish is that there was more of it...More

Thank Bob L
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

If you want some delicious perfectly portioned Italian this is it in Knoxville. (Besides A Dopo) We’ve been back countless times. Tonight we had the focaccia with Cruze farm ricotta, grilled romaine salad, the half springer mountain farm chicken, and the lamb sausage & mint...More

Thank Alexandra G
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6 May 2018|
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Response from Linda E | Reviewed this property |
great steamed mussels and also a chicken dish. The menu is on their web site and very thing we saw looked great.
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1404
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-313-2472
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