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Villa Italia

37/41 University Road, Belfast BT7 1ND, Northern Ireland
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (182 reviews)
“carbonara” (20 reviews)
“garlic potatoes” (16 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
37/41 University Road, Belfast BT7 1ND, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food from appetizers to desserts. The owner was connecting with many of his regular families and spent time with us. A very family,local and traditional place. You will not be disappointed.Between the International Youth Hostel and Queens College. They have a sister restaurant nearby.

Thank DianeBill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I arranged to meet up with friends here, for a last minute meal on Saturday evening. Having not dined here for some time, I was unsure how things would go, especially as the last minute arrangements meant we had not made a...More

Thank Neil P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on Friday night with a friend and had a lovely evening. Was there for opening at 5pm and place filled up very quickly. It is a well known Italian restaurant and obviously very popular which is always a good sign. The food was superb...More

Thank lyn c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is fantastic! It was super busy on Saturday so we grabbed a drink at the bar. Well worth the wait. The wait staff were all very friendly. The food was amazing! Great prices for food and drinks. The owner came to speak with...More

Thank Chelsmm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited sat 22nd waited about 30 mins for a table.. the que was literally out the door however the girl on the door was so pleasant and accommodating. Food was amazing as usual. Great job villa Italia!

Thank Orlaith W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was lovey and our waiter Simon was amazing with us - very attentive and so on the ball, a real credit to the restaurant! :)

Thank Orla C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We waited 15 minutes to get a table which was no problem and a pleasant wait as we enjoyed a nice glass of Pinot Grigio by the bar. The service throughout was great and there wasn’t a long wait between the starters/ mains. The starters...More

Thank TheEagerDiner
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dined at Villa Italia recently before a show at the Opera House. We were seated swiftly by the friendly staff. We didn't have to wait too long on our starters coming out which was surprising as the restaurant was so busy. Food was amazing...More

Thank henning179
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Italian is absolutely fabulous! I have never been to such a polite restaurant with such fantastic food! Will definitely be coming back soon.

Thank FlorenceAmelia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nice restaurant and good customer service. Might need to consider booking if you are in a group. We went on a Sunday and it was packed. The food is great as well.

Thank Aline N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37/41 University Road, Belfast BT7 1ND, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast>  > Queen's Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: Queen's Quarter
  • Phone Number: 4490328356
  • E-mail
Villa Italia is a family run pizzeria restaurant established in 1988 in the heart of South Belfast, just a stones throw from Queen's University. A listed Georgian building, its success as one of Belfast's most popular eateries with over 300 seats continues to grow and is obvious by the queues which form on a regular basis outside the door every weekend - rain, hail or snow! Inside you can enjoy the rustic Italian charm of our interiors; picturesque murals, terracotta tiles, hanging grapevines, the subtle smell of garlic in the air and with Italian speaking waiters amongst our staff, one cannot help but feel transported to La Bella Italia itself!
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