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“Rather Have My Finger Nails Pulled Out Than Go Back!!”

Villaggio Ristorante
Ranked #2 of 106 Restaurants in Lutz
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Authentic Italian food. This restaurant has been at this location for more than 20 years. A local favorite, it has it's regulars and has stayed in business because of the quality food and the very warm and friendly staff. And everyone gets to know Giuseppe, the owner.
Reviewed 10 May 2008

Where do I begin? I don’t think that I’m allowed enough space here to put all the details of everything that was wrong about dinner here, so I’ll put it in a nutshell for you. Seated quickly, but then waited 10 minutes before the waiter came to the table. Lasagna was ordered, unimpressive garlic rolls and salad were brought out shortly after ordering. Then 1 hour after ordering, finally the lasagna was put on the table. I kept telling myself that this was going to be some really awesome lasagna, considering the wait, but let me just say that not all good things come to those who wait. Perhaps I would not have been so irritable about the wait if it weren’t for the fact that 2 tables of 4 were seated after my spouse and I were, yet they had their dinner a full 20-30 minutes before our dinner arrived. Sadly, this is 1 hour and 40 minutes of our lives that we will never regain. Don’t let the other glowing reviews here persuade you that our experience was unique. Well, perhaps the exhausting wait was unique, but the mediocre food in no way made up for that inconvenience. Succinctly put, I’m not Italian, but I make better garlic rolls and lasagna than this place will ever come close to.

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Reviewed 29 December 2007

Reliable, tasty food. Nothing great, but nothing bad either. Better, however, than chain restaurants.

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Reviewed 2 December 2007

I have eaten at Villagio approximately eight times over the last four months. I have never had a bad meal here, nor have any of my guests. I even celebrated my birthday here in early November with a group of 10 people and the owner went out of his way to ensure we had a great meal, even showing us his "wine cellar" in the back room that he had just remodeled. The prices are reasonable, food is great, and while the service is not always perfect, I have never felt like I received bad service here. Another positive I have found is that the restaurant does not gouge you with the markup on wine as is done at most restaurants. In addition, the owner also allows you to bring your own wine for a corkage fee of $10 per bottle. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys great Italian food.

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Reviewed 10 November 2007

We just spent over $800.00 on a group luncheon at Villaggio's. The service was a little less than adequate, and the owner extorted a 40% gratuity from us. Then called he called me a cheat and a thief in front of one of my guests. As I was leaving he barked like a dog at me. If you are into that sort of treatment , I could recommend Villaggio's, otherwise stay clear.

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Reviewed 2 November 2015
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