Emil's offers authentic Italian food in a pleasing atmosphere that people describe as "unique" and "historic". Their moderately priced menu is considered a fantastic value. Emil's is a quiet establishment. Patrons report that service is slow but good. It features a full bar with a good wine list. The dining room is often cramped. Some customers complain about slow service, food quality, and poor service.
Known for its fantastic value and its authentic cuisine.
- spaghetti, lasagna, sausages, meats, salads, bread, soups
- Open today 11am — 11pm
Monday 11:00am — 11:00pm Tueday 11:00am — 11:00pm Wednesday 11:00am — 11:00pm Thursday 11:00am — 11:00pm Friday 11:00am — 11:00pm Saturday 11:00am — 11:00pm Sunday 11:00am — 11:00pm
- Lunch, dinner, table service, delivery
- Late night
- Dinner only
- Table service
- Reservations accepted
- Private room
The service lately is hit or miss. I heard "guess I'm not going home early" once when I arrived.
I do recall a couple bright spots, so I give a couple stars.
I hope beyond hope Emil's can pull up and put a distinctive mark on the eastside map again soon. Do not expect anything worth the trip until and unless that happens.
It's an old restaurant with lots of history and charm and excellent homemade pastas and sauces. They are even open on Sundays, which DeLuca's is not. (Love them both!)
Combined, we had two beers, about 20 oz. of pasta and I, with my broiled cod, had about 4 oz. of fish. In all, with tip (the service was still great) we spent $43. It was watery, underdone, cheaply produced and wholly lacking in the quality that once drew us to Emil's whenever we had a little extra money to blow on dinner.
I want very badly to write a good review for this place. It's an historical site in Lansing and I love spending my money locally. The service has always been spot-on and, again, many of my best memories are tied in with it. But I can't give a damn about a restaurant that doesn't seem to give a damn anymore. Emil's: I'll be patiently waiting for you to get your act together. Until then, I guess it's Bravo.
It still doesn't have any pretensions, and we still go there. Never had a problem with service, and the food is solid. Not brilliant cuisine but it's tasty. Rich, of course. LOVE their bean soup.
It's a neighborhood family restaurant, and we appreciate it for that reason.
Often the service leaves something to be desired.
Ok if you feel like some cheap spaghetti and a place to have a drink with a friend, but nothing spectacular, which is too bad.
Oh, yes, they also food poisoned me the last time I was there.
Food is ok.
Service is slow.
I have not been to this place for over a year and am not planning on going back anytime soon.