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5.3 /6 Excellent 89 Reviews

Emporio Maria

Harborne Italian ££££ +100
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About Emporio Maria

Emporio Maria has a mission – to bring you their passion for Italian cuisine, a relaxing environment in which to enjoy your meal, great service, and opening hours that rival any authentic Italian ristorante. Residents of Harborne, on the outskirts of Birmingham, have every reason to go Italian now that Emporio Maria is up on their High Street. Plus they have great special offers to ignite your Italian cuisine experience.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 10:00 - 22:00
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 22:00
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 10:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 10:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday 10:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 22:00
Emporio Maria, 152 High Street, B17 9PN Birmingham

Further Information

Emporio Maria, ideally located along Harborne’s High Street, is the place to head if you want a taste of authentic Italian cuisine. Whether for lunch or dinner, Emporio Maria serves up classic Italian ristorante fare in surrounds whose trompe l’oeil decor gives the impression you’re dining al fresco in Tuscany rather than the outskirts of Birmingham. Emporio Maria’s menus are brimming with dishes that reflect a real passion for Italian cuisine – soups, antipasti, and bruschetta lead into delicious pastas and risottos; insalati keep things fresh while fish and meat mains jostle for your attention.

And, just as Emporio Maria have imported the best Italian culinary traditions into their kitchen, they also export their authentic expertise by providing catering to weddings, parties, and corporate functions in the Harborne and Birmingham areas. That said, there’s nothing like bringing the party to Emporio Maria’s High Street premises. Bring four or more friends to Emporio Maria to celebrate your birthday and you’ll get a complimentary bottle of wine. Dine early and you can enjoy three courses of exacting Italian cuisine for under £15. And, hot tip, check out Emporio Maria’s website for a voucher that can be redeemed against a glass of wine with every meal.


89 Reviews

5.3 /6 Excellent 89 Reviews
Quality/Price: great value
Food: heavenly
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Noise: quiet
Atmosphere: entertaining
Service: extraordinary
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1 review so far 6
08.08.2017 07:53

Amazing food and hospitality! I will definitely go back and recommend to everyone! The staff couldn't do enough for us, and then the food was incredibly tasty. Also very good value for money, it surprises me that it's not fully booked continuously!

1 review so far 6
18.06.2017 08:16

Food was very tasty, and portions were good. Service was also very good. The setting was relaxed, all in all would be happy to comeback and recommend

1 review so far 6
17.04.2017 16:43

We came here for my partners birthday with his teenage children and all went home very happy. The waitress was very attentive and the food was outstanding. This is the best Italian food I have tasted in England. We will definitely be coming back here again soon :)

2 reviews so far 6
02.04.2017 09:01

Lovely food, good value and excellent attentive service. Everyone in our group enjoyed their meal. Would recommend if you're after nice food in a casual ambiance.

1 review so far 6
08.05.2015 09:56

I don't have enough nice and kind things to say about our dining experience! The restaurant decor is lovely, there is a real feel of authenticity. When we arrived we were greeted with a warm smile and an eagerness to please from the off! Our waitress was kind and attentive without being too overbearing and nothing was too much trouble. Our waitress had an excellent knowledge of the wine list and the selection was excellent. We had the breads with oils as starters, we would have ordered two lots but were informed that they were a good portion size, so again showing customer service is paramount rather than taking our money. For my main I had the sea bass with the other sea food cooked along side it. The portion was incredible! The sea bass was cooked to perfection, succulent and tender. The seafood cooked with the sea bass were king prawns, mussels and squid - none of which were chewy or rubbery, just full of flavour! My girlfriend had the chicken and prawn in a rich chilli tomato creamy sauce which she described as scrumptious and after having a little sample I have to agree, the flavours were fantastic. All in all we had a real memorable night for all the right reasons and most importantly we left the restaurant with two beaming smiles. This is a real hidden little gem on the Harborne highstreet and if you get a chance you should definitely pay Emporio Maria a visit!

1 review so far 6
27.02.2015 20:12

It's easy to walk past the Emporio Maria, but I'm so glad we did'nt as the service and food are excellent. The food comes in generous portions and is reasonably priced, although the wine, in my opinion, is a little on the expensive side. All in all a very good restaurant, where the wife and I will definitely return to.

1 review so far 6
05.06.2016 12:42

We always have a great eating experience at Emporio Maria! The service is great and the food is hand made cooked exactly how you like it. They cater for anybody with food intolerances. The staff are friendly and polite they are not pushy in any way. A great night out was had by us in this wonderful restaurant.

3 reviews so far 5
20.03.2016 18:11

Our first time here. Nicely decorated, cosy. All staff appeared to be Italian. Very attentive without being intrusive. my Wife and i both started with seafood. Calamari dusted inn semolina, and fruits de mare. Follow by linguine fruits de mare and sea bass with calamari and prawns. All of which was very tasty and well worth the money. We shared a bottle of Merlot at £16.95, which i thought was a little expensive, but very enjoyable. Coffee followed and complimentary Limoncello.The bill was a reasonable £65 We shall return. well worth a visit.

1 review so far 5
25.06.2015 23:25

Excellent menu choice, food arrived quickly and was served by friendly staff. Everyone in our party enjoyed their meal, pasta to Sea Bass, cooked to a high standard. Good choice of wine. We all agreed to visit Emporio Maria again.

2 reviews so far 6
23.06.2015 08:10

The restaurant is fairly small so not too full and noisy and the decor creates a cosy atmosphere great for a relaxed meal. The menu choice was good with more than just the typical Italian dishes. We had 3 courses and all were delicious. Portion sizes are rather large so make sure you leave room for the Tiramisu for dessert, highly recommended.

1 review so far 6
17.11.2015 09:30

Excellent food and service. Lovely authentic Italian restaurant we really enjoyed ourselves and couldn't fault the food at all! Our main meal took a while to come out which we didn't notice as we were too busy drinking wine and chatting but the waitress brought us over a bowl of olives to nibble on while we waited which was nice.

1 review so far 6
12.03.2015 12:47

Lovely food, friendly service. Will definitely return. The restaurant is small but popular and I quite like that it is not big. Having been to Italy quite a few times and eaten in very small family run places off the tourist track, this is the closest you will get to a genuine, non stereotypical Italian restaurant.

3 reviews so far 5
19.09.2017 09:57

As usual great food and wine. We went on last Friday night. After ordering our food we were told it is now cash only. Worth asking if you go there. There is a cashpoint next door. However it is a nice place to go. Normally on Friday it would be full. There were nine people dining. Never the less we had a lovely evening. Many thanks again.

1 review so far 5
27.08.2017 18:05

The food was absolutely excellent, some of the best Italian food we have tasted in the UK. The staff are friendly and helpful. Because the room is small and all tables were full it was quite noisy at times. That isn't a complaint, but something to bear in mind if you are booking. We will certainly go again.

2 reviews so far 6
19.06.2016 09:22

Lovely little restaurant. The service was excellent, nice ambiance and good food. This was the second time we have been and both times everyone in our company enjoyed their meals. There is plenty of competition in Harborne and this little place holds their own. We will be returning.

1 review so far 6
03.07.2016 09:28

Such a lovely authentic restaurant and so different from the other Italian chains. A great menu to choose from. Staff were friendly. We only had time for a main but the service was quick, a good Portion and it was hot and tasty. Will definitely be going back!

1 review so far 5
09.06.2017 16:42

Very pleasant and accommodating restaurant. Location is a problem as parking is a no-no out front and the side streets but on the whole it's worth the hassle. The menu quite comprehensive if you like chicken, otherwise go for the vegetarian if you want choice. Will go again is only for the antipasto board

1 review so far 6
07.05.2016 23:37

The food is delicious and reasonably priced. The menu is extensive and the portions are large. We booked a table but there was no need, although it was quite early in the evening. The staff are pleasant and the service was good.

1 review so far 6
12.12.2016 09:12

The food was great value for money and very generous in portion size. The food was amazing, the service great and the ambience was lovely, could not ask for more. Have recommended friends, family and other work colleagues to come here.

5 reviews so far 5
01.11.2015 20:25

This restaurant was very welcoming and friendly. The food and ambience were very good. We went the night before Halloween and the restaurant was trimmed up and the staff were also dressed up but they were not intrusive with it. Would highly recommend this place to family and friends