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“Delicious!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Villa Italia

Villa Italia
Ranked #24 of 1,040 Restaurants in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighbourhood: Queen's Quarter
Description: 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!
Bristol - UK
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136 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2014

Restaurant was recommended by our taxi driver, called in at 5pm on Saturday. Was already starting to get busy, a good sign! Had a delicious meal, my partner had steak and I had pork. Food came with vegetables and potatoes. Couldn't fault the food or service and the atmosphere was good. Great value and I would definitely return if in the area.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Consistently good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2014

I've been here a few times now, with groups of student and with family. It's a delightful restaurant, with elegant interiors designed to give you a feel for Italy. The staff are super, and really helped my Dad who is a highly sensitive Coeliac. They checked out the menu with the chef to make sure he could have a dinner as well prepared and delicious as everyone else. The food is very flavoursome, the staff are on hand to bring more drinks, and all in all it makes for a very atmospheric dinner out.

Visited December 2013
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633 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 791 helpful votes
“Efficient service in relaxed surroundings”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2014 via mobile

I've dined at this Italian restaurant on previous visits to Belfast and have always had a good experience.

Pros:
-Clean and well-maintained premises.
-Helpful and efficient staff.
-Plentiful seating.
-Tasteful decor including painted walls featuring Italian scenes.
-Wide range of food including chefs specials, pizza, antipasti, pasta, pollo, crane & pesce, contorni, dolci. I ate Soup of the Day (£3.95) for starters and Spiedini Saporiti (£11.95) for my main course.
-Wide range of drink including red wines, white wines, rose wines, champagne, beers, non-alcoholic.
Free jug of water on request.

Cons:
-Peroni 330ml bottle = £3.40

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Superb!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014

By far the best meal and date night ever! I will say it is pricey but you do get what you pay for, Well staffed, amazing atmosphere and decor and by far thee best steak i have ever had! The dessert was unreal. We sat for a good 3 n half hours due to having such a wonderful time! Everytime someone asks me were to go I do not even have to think about it! In my opinion no.1 place in Northern Ireland. Cant wait for my next night out!!!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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central scotland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Not the best”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014

The food was okay and was served very quickly, however the room was very cold most customers were wearing their coats and the service was not up to much at all.

Visited February 2014
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