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Tep's Villa Roma

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3450 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8913
+1 530-541-8227
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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83 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, good service, long wait during popular times. We had a party of 15 and waited for over an hour. They do not take reservations.

Thank jergmar
Davis, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been to Tep's many times and will continue to enjoy this South Shore fixture. They have an extensive salad bar that can be your main course or the prelude to one of their fantastic dinners. The eggplant rototini (? spelling) and the veal piccata are my favorites. We knew this was the place to go for a good meal... More 

Thank Gary R
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came to dinner after recommendation from a friend...so glad we listened. Awesome food and staff! Amazing salad/soup bar and meals were really enjoyable. Many dishes to choose from; there is definitely something for everyone. Will be back!

Thank Fran T
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107 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We were looking for a local place with a range of menu choices, easy access to where we were staying, and couldn't have done better than Tep's. I had veggie primavera which was deliciously prepared and a very generous portion. Husband had eggplant rolatini (stuffed with spinach and ricotta) which he loved. The all u can eat salad bar is... More 

Thank Lisa627
Mount Vernon, Washington
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We have been guests at Tep's Villa Roma for over 13 years, and have always had an exceptional meal. The salad bar is exceptional, and almost a full meal in itself. The entrees are delicious. I had the meat ravioli and found the portion to be just enough. My son had spaghetti (angel hair pasta) with meatballs, and found this... More 

Thank rainier1954
Merced, California
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I do not eat at the buffets. Cost too much and I don't eat that much. I was referred to this restaurant by a local as it is not real close to any of the casinos. There food is not your typical chain Italian restaurant. You get a salad and soup bar with your meal. A salad bar as big... More 

Thank kathy w
Wilsonville, Oregon
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111 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

This is very good food. Probably the best in the South Lake Tahoe area. The service is very fast and good but there is no rush to get you out the door. We will be back

Thank David S
San Francisco, California
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

It is a pleasant place, but don't expect great food. The soup and salad bar are a nice anachronism, and the food is decidedly average and reasonably priced.

Thank California88
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We love this place. We stumbled on it on our own. While not very fancy on the outside and rather dark and old fashioned looking inside, this restaurant was our best find in the area. The food is excellent Southern Italian style cooking, the portions plentiful, including a terrific salad bar, which would make the price of the meal a... More 

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Coram, New York
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Not sure why we had a long wait here for a table. Food was just average. Chicken Cacciatore could use some improvement, had no taste. I expected more.

Thank 8cats

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3450 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8913
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
  • Phone Number: +1 530-541-8227

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