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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
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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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115 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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
Reviewed 31 December 2016 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
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 13 helpful votes
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
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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176 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We are dinner here and enjoyed it. The food is very good, traditional with sometimes a twist. Being European I know it's a bit "Americanised" but in a good way. An excellent wine selection is available well worth taking time to select a nice bottle.

Thank EMBE762
The Woodlands, Texas, United States
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is lovely place. Great atmosphere The staff are courteous and the piano music was very nice. We actually felt a little underdressed. The food was very good, but my one negative is one of us ordered the Salmon salad. The salmon was so encrusted with herbs that it did not resemble the delicious fish. It is definitely something we... More 

Thank Anita W
Sterling, Virginia
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

What a surprise! The restaurant does not look like much from the outside, but the inside is beatifully decorated and very cozy. Perfect place for a wonderful meal, whether you are celebrating a special event or just want to want to enjoy a delicious dinner. Excellent service.

Thank Rejselysten62
Montgomery, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Good food, piano music a little loud in the dining area and service was off a little. I had pork shank and it was really good, my friends had Osso Buco and Chicken Marsala, both of their dishes were delicious though I found the chicken Marsala a little salty. I would skip the desserts, they appeared store bought and not... More 

Thank randyanzalone
Houston, Texas
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205 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

I would say , one of the best Italian restaurants in The Woodlands area. Beautiful interior , white table cloths, and very nice food. Piano in the bar area every night except Monday. Unlike some restaurants near the mall there is no problem with parking. Give this place a try.

Thank Joseph B

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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, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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?