Emilia's Restaurant

4.7
145 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Emilia's is located at 2331 Arthur Avenue,
in the heart of Little Italy in the Bronx.
It is the perfect place to relax before or after a show, a Yankee game, a trip to the Bronx Zoo,
or a walk in New York Botanical Gardens.
You will come as a guest and leave as one of the family!

Safety precautions

Screening
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 145 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
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JamesC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

best Italian food, homemade pasta,very attentive waiters,love the bread

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Warmly welcomed and great service. Food was great. Loved the bread!

BA
BruceA
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

This is a family favorite! The portions are generous, the food is very good and the servers are friendly and work as a team. Emilia’s is great when you whole family is in town and everyone is up for a nice Italian feast!!

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Mazyrn
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner after going to NYBG train show. The food was excellent, the service was attentive but not over bearing . We sat near the front door and when patrons entered we got cold from the wind blowing inside.
They have a lovely garden in the back when the weather is warm.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second time there and they did not fail us. Food was amazing with great service.

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DonnaS
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Good food nice people. Very enjoyable lunch. Would definitely go back.

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vipFHFoodie
New York Area
142 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Some of the most amiable and attentive servers I have encountered in a very long time. Italian comfort food served in a warm, welcoming setting.

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vipAndy
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great experience! The ambiance is warm and inviting. The service is excellent. Attentative.
Food is delicious. The zucchini flowers were delicious. My gnocchi and burrata were exceptional. Thank you for a great dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent. Appreciated the gluten free options. Never felt rushed. Very chic!

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RobinP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, great service. Back patio was very enjoyable

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best never a bad experience

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arthrodoc
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Warm and inviting. Treated like family. Food always well prepared with fair prices. Neighborhood gem

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Emilias is my all time favorite Italian restaurant, and I live in Manhattan! Whenever I visit the Bronx Zoo which is about 6x’s per year or the Bronx Botanical Garden, I always walk over to Arthur Ave to enjoy a meal which is simply wonderful. The outdoor patio is one of the best in NYC and should not be passed up. All in all, restaurant experiences don’t get any better.

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vipBeeQueen
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful meal to celebrate our son's 21st birthday. Emilia's went above and beyond and our table of 11 received excellent, attentive service.

JM
JMPDDS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A great old fashioned Italian American restaurant. The food and service were very good and made you feel like home.

JL
JenL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome experience one of my favorite restaurants on Arthur Avenue. Wonderful service, delicious food and a great ambience. Loved it.

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vipFoodie
New York Area
189 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We always enjoy their backyard patio. There was only one other table occupied. We started with the zucchini flowers stuffed with prosciutto and mozzarella. They were tasty but very oily. The house salad came without dressing. The bread was delicious and crusty and was served with shredded cheese and spicy herbs. The branzino was very delicious and the chicken Arthur Avenue was prepared with broccoli rabe and melted mozzarella and it was excellent. Pumpkin cheesecake was a wonderful dessert. I wish the restaurant served non alcoholic beer. The expresso martini was perfection!

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vipAllenW
London
8 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Ate outside in their courtyard in the back of the restaurant. Quaint and away from the hubbub of Arthur Avenue. Food and service were wonderful. Will be back.

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tonyc
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had reservations and our table was ready. Servers were very attentive. Food was delicious. Kid friendly. Only negative is parking. Give yourself time to find a spot.
Nice wine list. It was our third time there.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and ambiance! Great sangria!

JO
JimmyO
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Meal, Classic Arthur Av experience.
Great for special occasions, Great for any occasion, really!

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jenniferc
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Delicious pasta, great drinks and desserts! Waiter was super busy and very nice

MC
MarieC
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We ate there a few years ago. We tried IT AGAIN, ns we were not disappointed. The food wine bread and dessert was amazing. Enjoyed it. I wish i lived closer so I could visit more often

JA
JosephA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Walked from Fordham campus, staff very friendly & food was excellent! Loved the homemade pasta!

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DavidN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We specifically reserved an outside table, but they tried to seat us inside, right at the front door. Outside there was an incredibly loud street fair going on. Once we were seated in the patio, all was great. Just a bit tacky, at first.

BP
BrucknerPacific
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

After a beautiful day at the New York Botanical Garden, we ate at Emilia's Restaurant. Dinner was delicious. I rarely eat pasta anymore (because it makes me fat), but I feel if I'm going to eat it, I want to eat the best. Emilia's was the best. The service was excellent. The next time I go to Arthur Avenue, I'll definitely be eating at Emilia's Restaurant.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant that we chose on our NY trip to drop our son at college!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food in a gracious dining room with excellent service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Waiter Claudio was professional

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SueF764
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food is undeniably the best on Arthur Avenue. We only had appetizers this time because we wanted to have time to walk around before the shops closed, but next time I will order apps and entrees as well which are amazing! The owners are family and they treat you like family. Our server was just a tad on the slow side in checking on us, but we were socializing and relaxing after our 7 mile walk at the NY Botanical Gardens so it was fine. I highly recommend Emilia's as the best restaurant on the avenue!! Go and enjoy it!!

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vipKarenD
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Good was ok. Stuffed artichoke was dry.

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AnthonyD
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Had a large family gathering event there. The service and food were great. Everything ordered arrived on time and was delicious. Highly recommend when visiting Arthur Avenue

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vipguy11976
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent second time around. Espressotini is delicious. Manager is very personable and makes sure you are comfortable.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

The food and ambiance was great but the service was not. My daughter and I constantly waited long periods for our waiter to attend us.

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vipCarolandcompany
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food . We will definitely be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall food was excellent. I would highly recommend the Chicken Dishes. I had chicken Arthur Ave and it was excellent.
Appetizers were great as well

LM
LeeM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Delicious & unusual pasta, heavenly short ribs , super service, clams oregenata disappointed.

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minismom
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

I will keep on going back to Emilia’s.
I thoroughly enjoy eating there.
Excellent

JG
JoanneG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous dinner after the Bronx Zoo for my family of 7 adults & 3 little ones. The back patio was the perfect setting for our big group and the food and service was great! Will definitely return!

FAQs

Emilia's Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 367-5915.

Emilia's Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 145 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.