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Via Emilia

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47 E. 21st St., New York, NY 10010 40.73953 -73.988713
nr. Broadway  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-505-3072 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$

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  • Critics' Rating: ****

    Key to Prices and ratings

    Upscale
    • Almost Perfect
    • Exceptional
    • Generally Excellent
    • Very Good
    • Good
    Cheap Eats
    • Best in Category
    • Excellent
    • Delicious
    • Very Good
    • Noteworthy
    • Very Expensive
    • Expensive
    • Moderate
    • Cheap
  • Reader Rating:

    8 out of 10

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Official Website

viaemilianyc.net

Hours

Mon-Thu, noon-3pm and 5pm-11pm; Fri, noon-3pm and 5pm-11:30pm; Sat, 5:30pm-11:30pm; Sun, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 23rd St.

Prices

$10-$23

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Lunch

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Not Accepted

Profile

According to the menu at Via Emilia, tortellini came about centuries ago when an innkeeper caught a keyhole glimpse of a beautiful woman undressing, inspiring him to fashion her navel in dough. We're not sure what that pervy pasta-maker would think of modern-day belly-button-baring Manhattan, but in any case, he'd heartily approve of this spare but homey trattoria's soulful tortellini in brodo. The inspiration for some of the other Emilia-Romagnan delicacies here—gnoccho fritto, the puffy fritters served with cured meats, and calzagatti, a sort of stuffed polenta—is left to the imagination.

Extra

Via Emilia only serves wine from the Emilia Romagna region.

Recommended Dishes

Tortellini in brodo, $13; gnoccho frito, $11

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