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“Great Italian Dining”

Villa Rosa Restaurant
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Ranked #5 of 192 Restaurants in Penticton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$27
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Power St.
Description: Villa Rosa Ristorante opened its doors in the Spring of 1996 in our same original location, right here at 795 Westminster Avenue West. In Beautiful Penticton, British Columbia, Canada. Over the years we have built our reputation by offering consistently great food with an extensive local BC and Italian wine list. Together they truly compliment our atmosphere and make for a unforgettable experience.The Okanagan has been very good to us over the years in both providing world-class quality wine and the most amazing fresh produce possible, as well as a tremendous amount of guests over the years, many who have also become great friends!!
Summerland, BC, Canada
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great Italian Dining”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

We had wanted to visit this restaurant for awhile and weren't disappointed when we finally did. The owner and staff were very friendly and the service was very good. We had the escargot and enjoyed it. The sauce was thick and tasty. We wiped the plate clean with the bread. We both had different veal plates and enjoyed them. We were both satisfied with the meal and our experience. We will return.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Bowerfan
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

We decided to visit this restaurant due to the many excellent reviews and we were very disappointed. We shared a brushetta which was very nice. We then had 2 appetisers. Escargot and prawns. Both dishes were covered in a very thick glutinous sauce which lacked flavour and finesse. We had a very good local white wine with appetisers served in unpolished glasses. We then decided to splash out on a bottle of red which was $100. It was a delicious wine. My husband asked at the bar if they had a decanter and the staff looked confused. Maybe some training is in order so that the staff can better serve the very good wine selection?
Our main courses arrived. We both had veal. It was very average. It said on the menu that it was served with roasted vegetables. We got beets which is quite a strange accompaniment to veal in a lemon and white wine sauce.
For dessert we had tiramisu which was ok. We ordered a couple of espressos which had poor flavour and no crema. These were removed from our bill. Throughout the meal the service was poor. The waitress showed up at the table like she was doing us a favour and made little conversation. The host was delightful and the bus girl was also very nice. I wish she had been serving us. We will mot be returning to this restsurant.

2 Thank nalin56
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Lafayette, California
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184 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Pretty ordinary”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

Our expectations were improperly set by other Trip Advisor reviews for what we got. Yes, the staff were friendly and responsive. Unfortunately my wife's pasta order was entered incorrectly as confirmed by our server who was sincere in her apologies. My osso bucco was ordinary and the penne pasta which accompanied it was dry. As an unrequested compensation for the pasta mixup and resultant delay a complimentary glass of wine was brought to my wife. Although my Open Table reservation specifically stated we were celebrating our wedding anniversary it was not mentioned by anyone. Our server thanked us profusely for coming, another server just ignored us as she stood aside to let us pass on our way out and the chap who brought us the comped wine called out from the bar to invite us to have a good night but did not thank us for our visit.

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank MisterBuster
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Penticton, Canada
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable Monday evening at the Villa Rosa”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

We were pleasantly surprised at the atmosphere and décor. It looks one hundred percent better on the inside than the outside. Really surprised. They need to do an upgrade outside.
We were given excellent service and felt the quality of the meal was outstanding.
I would defiantly recommend it to anyone and also will return with friends and family.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Deanna S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Night!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

On our last night in Penticton we went to Villa Rosa on the off chance we could get a table. There was a half hour wait but another lady who was also waiting said "Don't leave as it is totally worth the wait". She was right. We had excellent service, delicious food and a beautiful bottle of Hillside 2008 Merlot. My Osso Bucco took a little longer than expected, not that we cared as we were enjoying sitting and chatting, but the owner kept us informed and gave us complimentary desserts because of the wait, which was totally unnecessary but greatly appreciated. My husband and cousin had the Vitello Parmegana and Coho Salmon and thoroughly enjoyed them. The desserts were very good.
All in all an excellent night and we were pleased we took that lady's advice and waited.

Thank SandyBargara
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