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Via Emilia

47 E 21st St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10010-6227
+1 212-505-3072
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“gnocco fritto” (13 reviews)
“pasta” (26 reviews)
“focaccia” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
47 E 21st St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10010-6227
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

The restaurant prides itself on food from the Emilia Romagna region of Italy. They do a very good job of recreating dishes you might find in a neighborhood restaurant in Bologna. The Gnocco Fritto was wonderful as was the Tortellini en Brodo. The Rotella di...More

1  Thank Bob T
Reviewed 22 November 2017

I've been a neighborhood customer for many years and patronize Via Emilia at least once a week, either as take-out delivery or in-restaurant meals. My experience with this restaurant is diametrically opposed to the review posted by Ciecio L. I am totally surprised at the...More

Thank Anita M
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Love this place & have been coming here for 15 years. Food is outstanding especially eggplant parmigiana that rivals delicious eggplant dishes I had in Italy. The owner, William, is gracious & makes a point to talk to diners at every table. When we host...More

1  Thank andreepilaro
Reviewed 9 November 2017

food very ok, nothing in special. very small portion. The owner????? so rude, impolite. If you want to try, don't try to complain about, you may be kick up of the restaurant. Not surprise this place is empty most of the time.More

1  Thank Clecio L
william m, Owner at Via Emilia, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

We Don't Remember You Clecio, we find your review puzzling, to say the least. We pride ourselves on superb food and warm attention to our customers. Had you registered any dissatisfaction at the time, we would have done everything in our power to address your...More

Reviewed 11 October 2017

The tagliatelle was disappointing. Veal chunks really not edible. It does seem that their kitchen is not as good as it was. Still a very congenial place to dine and schmooze. We hope the food returns to the marvelous level we are accustomed to.More

1  Thank southforker39
william m, Owner at Via Emilia, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Dear Southforker39, We're sorry that you found your last visit disappointing. Had you mentioned your unhappiness with your dish, we'd have done whatever we could to make you happy. We pride ourselves on the quality and authenticity of our Emilia-Romagna specialties and invite you to...More

Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

I'm lucky this place is in my neighborhood, which is home to some of the city's priciest fine dining restaurants. Lovely space and excellent service. The host offered a warm welcome and came by during our meal to say hello. The food, of course, makes...More

Thank aaw926
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Disappointing experience! My friend made a reservation here for her bachelorette dinner per a great recommendation and I was left underwhelmed by the service and atmosphere. Eight girls dined here for a special occasion but our waiter did not make us feel welcome at all,...More

1  Thank SyChen1
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Went recently with friends...recommended by a real Italian from Emilia-Romagna region and was totally thrilled to find new Italian food options. All of our choices were delicious...especially happy with my gluten-free gnocchi(!!!) With lamb bits in a Lambrusco reduction. Everyone agreed after tasting it that...More

1  Thank Kyriaki08
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Food is exceptional.......authentic Italian. I am 100% Italian and this is a special restaurant. EVERY meal we have had there is outstanding. We have returned a half a dozen times. The pastas, almost all homemade, are cooked to perfection. Seafood dishes incredible. And don't leave...More

Thank djl17
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

While visiting my friend in Manhattan she suggested Via Emilia for dinner. As she frequently goes to this restaurant we all went with her recommendation of the Lasagne. Great choice! The service was good.

Thank NancyinDerby
Flatiron District
Offering many of city’s best restaurants and shops set
amid classic New York architecture, the Flatiron
District is no longer under the tourist radar. At 23rd
Street is the famous triangular Flatiron Building,
which makes a good picture no matter what angle you
photograph it from. Be sure to look up at the elegant
architecture as you stroll the streets- much of this
neighborhood is part of a historic district that was
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 E 21st St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10010-6227
  • Public Transportation: 23rd Street (6 Train), 14th Street-Union Square Station (N,Q,R,W Trains, L Train, 4,5,6 Trains)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Flatiron District
  • Neighbourhood: Flatiron District
  • Phone Number: +1 212-505-3072
  • E-mail
For over 10 years, Via Emilia has been providing the Gramercy/ Flatiron neighborhoods with quality home-style Northern Italian cuisine. The authentic fare includes fresh-daily pastas, locally sourced vegetables and meats, as well as regional specialties like Modenese lasagna and Borlengo mountain bread. Our wine list focuses on Emilia-Romagnan wines, and boasts the largest selection of Lambruscos in the US. Whether you are looking to book a large party or an intimate dinner, Via Emilia can accommodate your needs.
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