Emilias Ristorante restaurant
Clock Tower, Enniskerry
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Reviewed 20th October 2014 (visited 17 October 2014 )
Oh I feel so bad writing this review but really the food is awful. Ate here with three friends on Friday night. I had the antipasti plate to start and the meats were so cold as was the mozzarella balls. Convinced the tapenade and pesto was out of a jar - and not an expensive good quality jar! I had the frito misto for mains and it was dry and tasteless. It had a garlic mayo with it which was very cold, thick and lumpy. And flipping ice berg lettuce with everything. One of the party had a mozzarella and tomato to start and that is literally what arrived - no garnish, no oil or dressing. For main she had ravioli and the sauce looked like it was out of a packet or jar. Staff were pleasant and the wine good value but overall I wouldn't go back.
Reviewed 22nd May 2012 (visited 19 May 2012 )
Went here Saturday night with my husband. I received a voucher at Christmas. Every time I tried to call the phone rang out (I auctually thought they had gone out of business). So when I finally got through it was at 7.15 at night & the guy on the phone was a bit rude. I asked were they open & he says they only open from 7-10 they could of had this on a phone recording. I asked if we needed to make a book for Sat nite & he told me "if I wanted to" needless to say we were not expecting much when we got there, however I was pleasently surprised. The place was lovely cosy & friendly the food was fab. Wine was not great. The staff was friendly enough. I would put the guy on the phone down to a bad experience & would go back. It was not expensive. So all in all & happy meal in the end !
Reviewed 20th May 2012 (visited 19 May 2012 )
Tomato soup and brushetta starters were great. beef in balsamic vinegar was fab and proportions were generous. chicken cacciatore was delicious. Desserts very disappointing- stodgy choc cake and doughy apple pie. Would return again but skip dessert!staff nice.
Reviewed 29th July 2011 (visited 2 July 2011 )
I have eaten here before and it was fantastic. I got a take awaay here a couple weeks ago and it was amazing!! THe calamares here is the best calamares ive ever had! They are so crispy and fresh, and the tub of aioli that comes with it...wow. THe pizzas are fantastic, but the seafood risotto is gorgeous!!! Great place. Cheap. Love it
Reviewed 29th March 2011 (visited 24 March 2011 )
The atmosphere in Emilia's is the best thing about it. Nice relaxed vibe and nice wooden interior. We had high hopes when we sat down. However, we didn't really enjoy our food. So much oil on the bruschettas that it was offputting, and the pasta felt very stodgy. The service wasn't great either unfortunately. I was ordering from the early bird, and asked could I order a main from the other menu that was virtually the same as one on the early bird menu but had cherry tomatoes (was ordering a vegan meal and wanted a bit of bulk!), and the waitress said it wouldn't be possible.... We were one of 3 tables in the restaurant. This kind of thing drives me a bit nuts in recession Ireland!!! The service wasn't very friendly in general. It wasn't a very expensive place, but as we didn't really enjoy it I couldn't say it was good value. Very unlikely to be back.
Reviewed 12th March 2011 (visited 15 February 2011 )
Enjoyed a family meal here last month for my brothers birthday. This was the second time eating here in the last 6 months and cant see it being the last. The restaurant itself is very homely, nice decor and good atmosphere in the place. The staff were very friendly and helpful and I couldnt fault the food either! Everyone went for something different on the menu and we all enjoyed our meals while looking on in envy at the next persons plate! Would definately go here again and would recommend it for a quiet romantic meal or one with the family.
Reviewed 09th April 2010 (visited 27 March 2010 )
Emilia's is in the heart of beautiful Enniskerry and is a great place to relax after a nice stroll in the surrounding hills. The staff are friendly and welcoming and the menu is full of comforting Italian favourites. I had the rigatoni with amatricana sauce which were super tasty and not to spicy. For the main course I had the rack of lamb which was cooked to pink perfection and was served with delicious potatoes and washed down with a pleasant enough glass of house red. The final espresso was a perfect way to finish a great meal and good value too. Will be back!!
Reviewed 25th October 2009 (visited 17 October 2009 )
If you visit Enniskerry you must pay a visit to Emilias! We have been visiting Enniskerry on weekend breaks for 10 years. On every trip we make sure at least one visit to Emilias is included. Emilias provides a friendly personal service and some of the best Italian food we have tasted outside of Italy. The menu is refreshed regularly making it even harder to decide on which dish to have but fortunately staff are happy to advise!
Reviewed 14th September 2009 (visited 12 September 2009 )
Went here on saturday night with my boyfriend. We had 2 starters, 2 mains, shared a dessert,2 glasses of wine and coffee for €70! Def recommend it. I have bruschetta con fungi for starter which was kind of bland but the ravioli in cream sauce for my mains was beautiful. My boyfriend had steak and said it was one of the best he'd ever eaten,was cooked perfectly. Service is good, friendly not intrusive. I would definitely recommend it for a relaxed night out.
Reviewed 10th April 2009 (visited 5 April 2009 )
Enniskerry is a lovely little spot, unfortunately this place is not. Bland food - not real italian for sure, below par service and no atmosphere. I wont be going back.
Reviewed 12th January 2009 (visited 12 January 2009 )
avoid this place like the plague, ive had more authentic italian food in my office canteen, the stuff is slapped together along wth a service charge of 10%!!!! ( this isnt mentioned on the menu anywhere, for two people on a buget it ads up, i was going to leave a tip but thats a bit cheeky) needless to say, i wont be going back
Reviewed 05th December 2008 (visited 4 December 2008 )
Whilst there is an impressive menu, For the fans of pizza & pasta, the decor leads something to be desired for. The open space is somewhat draughty & ehoey. Value for money, id fair. Tasty & hearty meal.