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“return visit after 7 years” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Villa Italia

Villa Italia
Ranked #23 of 1,040 Restaurants in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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!
belfast
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147 reviews
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“return visit after 7 years”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

went for Sunday lunch as had given up trying to find a decent Italian restaurant in Belfast/northern Ireland.
had not been for over 7 years but following reviews of Sunday lunch on TripAdvisor we visited last Sunday for Lurch
what a lovely surprise.
good food, great service and great value.
staff extremely friendly and efficient, .
food good, best pizza i have had since Rome in February
Carafe of house red wine great value and good quality. .will be back.

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Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great food and value : )”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

Wanted to go here for ages after hearing people rave about it. Went today for the Sunday menu. So much to choose from it was hard to decide. All dishes were really reasonable. The place was packed out. We had 2 starters and 2 mains with wine.
Food so tasty and even gave us some pasta to try as we didn't order it but knew it would be amazing. Everyone working there is Italian (think it is family run). Were greeted and always checked on but not too much.
Cant wait to go back again and try something else before I leave Belfast : )

  • Visited June 2014
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Crumlin, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“First time visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

We've always heard a lot about Villa Italia but never had the opportunity to visit. As it was my birthday my husband brought me here. Menu, food and service were excellent and portion sizes were huge for Belfast standards.

Visited June 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Never a bad meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

Took my dad for his birthday (he won't eat anywhere else) he's been eating here for 30 years!

Sat at a lovely round table upstairs, food was fab, staff great - price for 8 people was brilliant!!

Visited June 2014
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“Great Choice for a Special Birthday Party”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

I had booked this for a special occasion and there were a group of 30 plus, adults and children. The service was excellent considering the numbers being catered for, the waitress had drawn out our table and wrote down our orders according to where we were seated which saved time when the food was being served. The food was fabulous, hot and plenty of it. Everyone commented to me afterwards about the quality of food and the excellent customer care. I would definitely recommend it.

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