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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 - 23:00
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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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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very romantic evening setting. My wife and I had a great time because the staff were very knowledgeable and responsive to special requests. The wine and food were also excellent.

Thank choatex
Tega City, SC
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had the privilege of taking our son and our two granddaughters to a delightful birthday celebration dinner last Friday night. Anna, turning 14, had requested a "good italian restaurant," and I immediately anticipated pizza and spaghetti. Instead, we found Via Emila to offer great osso buco, veal ala lemone, and a great wine list. And, the... More 

Thank bking222
The Woodlands, Texas
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have reviewed this excellent restaurant before but you need to know this! Yesterday at lunch we both ordered the Melanzna di Parmigiana and it is the best we have ever had, including our trips to Italy! You gotta try it!

Thank Darrellrt
Houston, Texas
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69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We looked forward to the wine dinner with great friends. We'd recently been in Napa and we've experienced many wine dinner pairings at restaurants across the country. The price per person was $185 (not including tax or tip)and this raised our expectations. The evening got off to a slow start: no nibbles or wine for over ten minutes. The wine... More 

Thank P T
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89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks 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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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 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 

1 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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56 restaurant reviews
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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

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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
US$30 - US$30
Italian, Gluten Free Options
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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
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?