Emilia's Restaurant

4.7
129 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!
What 129 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
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JenL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
186 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and ambiance! Great sangria!

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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

Wonderful food in a gracious dining room with excellent service.

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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
63 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious!

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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!

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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

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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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vipminismom
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

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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!

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vipJenniferJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fantastic lunch on the back patio, the homemade pastas are amazing, especially the spinach fettucini with pancetta and roasted cauliflower.

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FrancescaF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely heated patio was very comfortable inspite of the chilly weather; staff was lovely; and food was delicious.

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Peggy
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience5

Unfortunately though this restaurant was recommended by a friend we were very disappointed. Veal parmigiana was dry and overcooked. The stuffing in the artichoke was dry and tasteless. The rice ball again dry and overcooked. The prosciutto wrapped shrimp was inedible as the prosciutto was hard. I picked the shrimp out and ate that but it wasnt tasty at all. Normally I would return a meal that I wasn’t satisfied with giving the restaurant another chance to prepare it as we all have bad days or an item goes out from the kitchen that isn’t up to standard. However in this case all three of us were unhappy with our meals and agreed we wouldn’t be going there again. Also despite the fact that we left most of the food on our plates, no one questioned why or even inquired if we enjoyed our meal. I don’t blame the servers for this oversight I blame poor management

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ForrestS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A delicious and memorable family dinner. Appetizers, entrees, and desserts were fantastic. The staff was very friendly and attentive. We commend Emilia's to anyone looking for an excellent meal while visiting Fordham.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favorite restaurant on Arthur Avenue. After over a year of Covid-19 quarantine this was our first time back. Other than a few changes to the menu it was as good as always. Feels like we’re back to normal!

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RosasIsAlwaysGood
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

10th birthday party on back terrace early in the evening. Food, atmosphere and wait staff were all excellent.

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vipAnnT
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Presentation was lovely but no taste. The linguine w clam sauce was bland as was the fish. We told owner and he said they cook differently but to try the pear tart then they charged us $12 for it. Outrageous

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LisaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The service was a little slow at first, but then wait staff and owner came over often to check on us. Food was delicious! Definitely will go again.

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rhteast
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mouthwatering Italian delights. Expertly prepared. We've been coming back for years and the experience is still fantastic.

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FatimaD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food amazing and the servers super kind. Definitely recommend going and dining.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food and atmosphere!

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vipfoodie65
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

The outdoor patio had a nice ambiance and the food was very good. I had the lobster ravioli and I licked my plate clean. However it took a very long time for the waiter to come to our table as he was having a long conversation with the customers next to our table. But overall I would recommend Emilia’s for the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time in a restaurant in one year because of covid-19.
We wanted Emilia's to be the first restaurant we went back to and we drove two hours to get there.
The food , ambience, service , hospitality were all excellent.

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DMariaE
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful. We will go back!

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YulianaP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cute place, delicious food, patio is really nice!

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KevinC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were from out of town and booked reservations for an extended family dinner. Reservations online were easy to do. They were so accommodating, the food was delicious, service friendly and they set us up in a semi-private area of the restaurant. It couldn’t have been better. We left well satisfied with all.

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 129 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.