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Villa Italia

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Queen's Quarter
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37/41 University Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland
90328356
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Today
12:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed - Fri 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 240
    Excellent
  • 144
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Worth a wait on a Wednesday evening

On a two day business trip to Belfast we opted for an evening stroll and dinner in a restaurant rather than at the hotel. On a Wednesday evening we expected to be able to get a table straight away. Such is the popularity of the restaurant that we waited almost 30 minutes for a table for 5... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
RogerB254
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Preston, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Preston, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

On a two day business trip to Belfast we opted for an evening stroll and dinner in a restaurant rather than at the hotel. On a Wednesday evening we expected to be able to get a table straight away. Such is the popularity of the restaurant that we waited almost 30 minutes for a table for 5. Unfortunately, there isn't... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
181 reviews 181 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I ate here during a business trip to Belfast. The restaurant is a little away from the main group of restaurants in Botanic Avenue but well worth searching out. The staff were very friendly and quickly found a seat for me. As this was a business trip I was eating alone but still got very good service despite the rest... More 

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Lurgan, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

My Girl friend and I recently Visited Villa Italia for lunch after not being for many years, I had the ham and pineapple thin base Pizza, she had the pasta (which i had to try). The Service was fantastic - it was busy when we arrived - so we had to Q at the Bar, but the food was worth... More 

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Wexford, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Every time we visit Belfast were drawn back to this great restaurant, great service , great food and good prices, plenty of choices to choose and try, must visit when in the area .

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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Myself and close friends were looking for a lovely night out with excellent food, good service, relaxing atmosphere and attentive staff. Villa Italia tisked all the boxes agin. Loved it:-)

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Newtownards, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We went here last Sunday with my Sister her son, My Son and his girlfriend for lunch. We had a mixture of main courses, I had the carabonara (soooo good). We were not going to have a pudding but wanted to look at the desert munu anyway and we actually did Oh My Goodness these puddings are amazing. I had... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I have three Italian restaurants that I have been to in my life. this is my favourite so far. The decor inside is lovely, it feels like you are in Italy. although very busy sometimes they staff are always very friendly and the wait for your meal is not long at all. I got the salmon dish on the main... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Perfect place to unwind food is freshly made price is fare selection of wines very good service is very good Tony the owner is about and very nice to his customers

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My first visit to the restaurant. I am very impressed as it is a family run local Italian with authentic true flavoured dishes. The wine menu is reasonably extensive and the main menu offers a wide range of dishes. The service was excellent and the food was hot and fresh on warmed plates. Would definitely recommend especially if you fancy... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I would often visit villa Italia when I am out for something to eat and after my disappointment with the vault in Banbridge I decided to go where I know the service and food never fail to deliver. I went with my wife and 2 kids. The youngest was able to colour in and keep entertained. The pizza was great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 37/41 University Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast>  > Queen's Quarter
  • Neighborhood: Queen's Quarter
  • Phone Number: 90328356

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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