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Via Emilia

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5901 Old Shell Rd, Mobile, AL 36608-3422
+1 251-342-3677
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Wed - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Mobile, Alabama
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

The atmosphere was oh so nice. There were 4 in our party. 3 of us had the Shrimp and scallops over pasta. The other had the eggplant parmesan. Our food was absolutely the best. Our server, Bruce was very attentive and on the spot. We all had a wonder dinner.

Thank charrison99
McDonough, Georgia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Wow we had heard Via Emillia was good but had to find out for ourselves. It was a hidden jewel near the campus of South Alabama. The food is incredible . The bread is for sure a plus. The pasta dishes were great as well as the fish specials. I would definitely recommend Via Emillia when in mobile.

Thank Lee P
New Orleans, Louisiana
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187 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

First of all, if you are fortunate enough to get a table in this small converted house make sure that you don't allow too short of a time to spend on brunch. Both times I went we were some of the first people in the restaurant and our meal took an hour and a half from start to finish. We... More 

1 Thank Grendyl
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

We went for brunch at 12 on Sunday and it was spectacular. I got the crepe and substituted the scallops for shrimp. It was huge and was served with grits and fruit. My family got the eggs Benedict and it was awesome too. All in generous portions. I would call ahead for reservations since it's small. A must go if... More 

Thank Jordan M
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Situated in an old clapboard building that was once a small house on Old Shell Road, Via Emilia is well located for diners that live in West Mobile or the Mid-Town area. Blackboard menu with daily specials, the food is based mainly on North Italian recipes and served in hearty portions. Tasty cuisine with fast friendly table service. Suitable for... More 

Thank 3181
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Asked waitress "Is anything freshly made?" Pasta, sauces Her response"no" Got up and left Heard great things about the food Such a disappointment

Thank r s
Mobile, Alabama
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

All aspects of our visit were good; atmosphere, prompt and attentive service, short wait for food, food hot and very well prepared....all at reasonable price.

Thank bcheel71
Akron, Ohio
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183 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

My son who lives in Mobile selected this restaurant based on good comments from his friends. He made reservations for a Friday night and it was good we had them since it was packed. The offerings of the day change and are posted on a chalkboard. I ordered flounder, my wife and son had eggplant parmesan and his girlfriend had... More 

Thank Amease
Birmingham, Alabama
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

If you're looking for a quaint, intimate Italian restaurant, you have to go to Via Emilia! The restaurant is housed in an old house with a unique atmosphere. The menu items are listed on the blackboard every day and all of them are superb. The wine list is very reasonably priced and the waiters are very knowledgeable about pairing their... More 

Thank DogRiverLady
Mobile, Alabama, United States
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

We ate here twice last week - that's how good the food is! The gala apple salad is probably the best salad I've ever had. The duck breast was amazing, chicken marsala was delicious, veal piccata was yummy, and try the creme brulee with chocolate in the bottom. Great wine list, friendly service, the only tricky thing is the parking.

Thank Sister67_13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
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Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5901 Old Shell Rd, Mobile, AL 36608-3422
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Mobile
  • Phone Number: +1 251-342-3677

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?