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Villa D'Este

2 Chapel Street, Marlow SL7 1DD, England
01628472012
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Ranked #4 of 59 Restaurants in Marlow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
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English first
Marlow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was our first visit and certainly not our last meal at Villa d'Este. The service was good; my wife's main course was not what she had ordered but it was replaced immediately with the correct choice - excellent service recovery. The atmosphere was good, staff friendly and very professional. Having recently moved into Marlow this restaurant will be on... More

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

This used to be a regular haunt of mine when I lived nearer to it. We went back again the other evening, and it was even better than ever! We didn't have a first course, but the lobster with spaghetti and baby tomatoes was one of the best meals I've ever eaten - each made with the flesh from a... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I haven't been to this Italian restaurant for at least ten years, as although the food was good last time, the atmosphere was a bit stodgy. Well, it's all changed, with a modern interior uplift, charming and competent waiters and a nice straightforward menu. The servings are large. I had a gallon of fresh tomato soup. The flavourings are perfect,... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Had 2 course lunch offer with generous portions and well presented. This is a secret Marlow has been keeping quiet about. With so much choice in Marlow I had not realised it was there. Will be returning again and again to this friendly amazing place. The pudding trolley had so many choices and it's so nice to see before you... More

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

If you are in Marlow on a busy Saturday night, you really should book a restaurant and not just hope for the best. That was the predicament we found ourselves in recently but someone smiled on us and we found ourselves in Villa D'Este. Fantastic bit of luck as I had one of the best Italian meals I have had... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My sister and I shared a starter, my sister didn't feel terribly hungry so had an aubergine bake as a main course off the starter menu and I had a pasta main without meat. We both had a beautiful dessert but no coffee. We shared a bottle of house red which was fine but nothing special and our bill totalled... More

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Took advantage of the lunchtime two course offer (£14.30pp) with a chef friend who cooked in Italy for a decade, so really wanted to impress. Had Gnocchi al Ragu Bolognese followed by Filetto di Maiale (Pork in a Mushroom and Truffle Sauce). Both dishes were delicious and the portion sizes were perfect for a hungry diner! My guest enjoyed her... More

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We visited as a group of 4 and ate from the lunch menu, which at £14.30 for 2 courses, really can't be faulted. The fettuccine with prawns to start was very subtle and just the right size portion so that it wasn't too heavy. For mains 2 opted for the lamb shank and 2 for the pork medallions in mushroom... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Food was out of this world, stunning restaurant and the staff were amazing!!...fab atmosphere too!!...will definitely eat there again on our next trip, highly recommended to anyone staying in the area!!

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Diss, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Friends recommended this restaurant from the outside it really didn't look much however inside was lovely. Staff very friendly and extremely efficient. The food was wonderful with amazing choices. Not cheap but made a excellent to place for our the last day of our holiday.

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