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“good food, table service slow at start”

Villa Rosa Restaurant
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Ranked #6 of 199 Restaurants in Penticton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$22
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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!!
Reviewed 3 June 2014

a special occasion dinner found us partaking in the good food at this Italian restaurant. seated quickly as we had called ahead, we were greeted by a very knowledgable and caring head of house who provided two complimentry glasses of an agreeable white wine. All food was good with a special nod to the curry/seafood veal dish that was divine. Good host with a friendly attitude and strong knowledge of menu. Def can recommend the VR.

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Thank Dale P
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

We spent several weeks in Italy last year and loving the food so much we have been searching for great Italian restaurants and have now found one In Penticton at Villa Rosa. The dinning room is warm and inviting and the patio is spacious and comfortable. The menu has all your typical Italian favourites along with a number of "speciality dishes" created by the restaurant and the wine list has many good Okanagan wines as well as some nice Italian wine. The staff we friendly, professional and very attentive. We thoroughly enjoyed the food! The brushetta was lovely, our salads were good and then came the main course. My wife had one of the specialty dishes which was excellent with great flavour from their special sauce. My Tortellini was flavourful and plentiful. A most enjoyable meal and evening. We are very much looking forward to our next visit.

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Thank GKNKamloopsBC
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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.

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Thank Bowerfan
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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.

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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.

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