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Villa Donna

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Italian, Bistro
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Rua Rolinha, 33 | Lj. 06, Monte Verde, State of Minas Gerais 37653, Brazil
+55 35 8859-1881
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Description: Small restaurant with Italian influences and an artisanal cuisine.

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Visitor rating
  • 347
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
If you visit Monte Verde, this is a mandatory stop!

Very nice place, good meal and excellent service. The restaurant has a close environment. Its specialties are pasta and risotto. We had rice balls filled with molten cheese, fettuccine with lamb sauce (home-made pasta), risotto with pepperoni sauce, a bottle of wine, water and an expresso, which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
PP_RJ
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Very nice place, good meal and excellent service. The restaurant has a close environment. Its specialties are pasta and risotto. We had rice balls filled with molten cheese, fettuccine with lamb sauce (home-made pasta), risotto with pepperoni sauce, a bottle of wine, water and an expresso, which cost 230 reais. The restaurant does not charge the service - but we... More 

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Sao Paulo
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Small family restaurant featuring dishes crafted with top notch ingredients. Specialized in pasta and risottos, the food is really good and carefully prepared. Service is very kind and attentive. The good dinner was complemented with a live jam by Mari Salvaterra, former Blitz Band member. Awesome experience!

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Americana, SP
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It's a very modest family friendly restaurant. We were in love about the Smoked Trout Risotto. Also loved the Villa Donna Lasagna. The restaurant is small, you should make a reservation in advance just in case... Um restaurante modesto e aconchegante. Amamos o Risotto de Truta Defumada e tambem a Lasagna Villa Donna. O restaurante é pequeno, deve ser feita... More 

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VINHEDO
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Small Bistro with Italian cooking accent. The risotos and pastas are their specialty. Try Fettuccini with mushrooms and confited duck leg. For desert, try the lemongrass ice cream.

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Birmingham
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

I liked the place and our server was such a character that I am going to let many things slide on this review. I ordered the fettuccine ao sergio, because I love duck leg confit. The pasta was average, more like a aglio i olio with some mushrooms that saved the dish. The duck confit was disappointing, the meat was... More 

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SP - Brazil
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139 reviews 139 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

It's a tiny restaurant, like a Bistro, with two rooms. I recommend to take a table upstairs, close to the balcony with a partial view of the mountains. I chose a Risotto with mushrooms and steak and it was delicious. I spent around U$ 28,00 with drinks. Lines are expected after 1:00 PM so don't get there too late.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Rolinha, 33 | Lj. 06, Monte Verde, State of Minas Gerais 37653, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Minas Gerais (MG)  >  Monte Verde
  • Phone Number: +55 35 8859-1881

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

Description

Small restaurant with Italian influences and an artisanal cuisine.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?