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Italian Restaurant offering a variety of traditional dishes. Special dietary requirements can be catered for.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, European
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect food, perfect ambience, perfect staff. A wonderful evening, nothing was too much of an effort, a top restaurant.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 11 March 2024 via mobile

It had been a long time since we had been to Villa Marina and our memories of excellent past dining experiences were reinforced once more, with this recent visit. An absolutely delightful Sunday lunch. Friendly efficient and knowledgeable staff served a superb three courses to...a table of five. Superb cuisine and lovely ambience. Thank you for a very enjoyable experience.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 March 2024 via mobile

Excellent lunch with friends We went Sunday 3 March. 9 of us in total. Three is a three course meal available for £25.50. The food was excellent, the restaurant buzzing and service excellent. Would we come again. Definitely.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 28 February 2024

Such warm and friendly service and a lively atmosphere where you are made to feel most welcome. Always top of list for a fun night out. Thank you.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 25 February 2024 via mobile

Ate here twice in a month. Once for Birthday and the second time for Valentines. Excellent food, large portions, veg that is actually fresh and beer that is cold. Very clean restaurant with nice linen and cutlery. Love the staff who are all Italian. Well...worth a visit and the Thames is directly across the street.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 12 February 2024 via mobile

Nando and the team hosted 18 of us for my wife's birthday! It was absolutely flawless, don't know how they do it! The food, wine and service were all exceptional - genuinely could not recommend more highly.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 12 January 2024

Really enjoyable evening. Service was attentive but not over bearing, and the food wine was sublime. Go - treat yourself!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 31 December 2023

This is a well situated restaurant close to the river specialising in high quality Italian cuisine. I had the salmon served with prawns, which was wonderful accompanied by spinach. My guests had the shoulder of lamb, chicken, and pasta arribiatta all well presented.. service was...efficient and a good selection of wines were on offer. Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 10 December 2023 via mobile

I love this little Italian in Henley. It’s what I would call ‘old school’. The staff are very professional and smiley and the food and wine is delicious. We chose from the set price lunch menu and a couple from the party had the specials....Great for any occasion and when I come here my only regret is not coming more often.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 15 November 2023

We did a walk in today for lunch, the place was full and now we know why. A table was found for us four and menus were presented by smiling waters. The lunch menu is not massive but caters for every taste. I ordered prawns...they were superb as was all the other starters. My main was the Lamb again superb, piping hot and served correctly. We all enjoyed our food and had empty plates. The food is served on nice plates and well presented. We then got the desert menu and after seeing the deserts offered on the next table we could not refuse and were not disappointed . Why has it taken us so long to find this little gem. The Lunch menu is a fixed price and offered good value. We can not wait to return but will book ahead to ensure we get a table. There is a service charge included in the price, the waiters deserve every penny of this as they are so professional and attentiveMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 29 October 2023 via mobile

Wonderful cosy little restaurant with a great atmosphere throughout. We were there in a Thursday night and it was almost full. Always a good sign. Hard to fault, food service faultless. We will be back very soon :)

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2023

From a really warm and helpful welcome to the very professional and friendly service, from the delicious food to the sophisticated atmosphere: add all these together and the result was a wonderful family birthday for five. Long may they thrive and thank you very much...indeed!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 10 October 2023 via mobile

From entering the restaurant it was heaven. Friendly welcome into a wonderful restaurant. Sitting down you notice the attention to detail by the table setting and unique cutlery. We just stopped here on our way to Marlow and popped in for their set lunch. Incredible...choices cooked up to 5 star standards and good portion size. Served and presented with impeccable style. Could not believe how reasonable the cost was for such quality.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 7 October 2023 via mobile

I actually cannot find fault with the service. ☺️ It was impeccably timed without being over bearing. Our glasses were never empty but I didn’t feel like I was being rushed. 🍷 The wine was advised by our friendly waiter and a good choice. We...had scallops and prawns to start. Calves liver and a huge T-bone 🥩 steak for mains. I cannot fault the food quality or presentation. It was superb. My only complaint would be I wished I lived nearer so I could go here more often! 😆 Keep doing what you’re doing Villa Marina.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 7 October 2023 via mobile

Came here for early dinner - what a treat! Good atmosphere, smart decor, first class service, very nice Primitivo red wine and the star of my meal was the seafood pasta - delicious. The courgette fries were also excellent. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Response from Avril H | Reviewed this property |
Morning and I'm sorry I don't know the answer. Have never seen a dog in there so you would have to check with the Restaurant direct.
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Response from Adrian F | Reviewed this property |
Look on their web site, menu on line. They do have specials on the day. The desert trolley is something to be seen.
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Response from Jill R | Reviewed this property |
There were no outside tables at the front of the restaurant and I don’t think there were any at the back
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5