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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
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Bucks
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We have eaten in here many times over the years, but for some reason have never got round to writing a review. Spurred into it as I think it should rank as no 1 in Marlow! It is not trying to be anything other than a great Italian restaurant. The outside looks small and fairly insignificant, and the location means... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Marlow is a favourite haunt of my wife and I: walks along the Thames towpath, a snack lunch in the new excellent Waitrose cafe etc. We'd frequently passed the Villa D'Este raustaurant and said we must try that some time (we'd been to its sister restaurant, the Villa Marina in Henley a couple of times - once good, once average).... More 

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We have had nothing short of great meals here and highly recommend it to everyone to come and see for yourselves, you won't be disappointed by either the food or service which is excellent, the wine selectionis also good and the proces are fair and reasonable for what you get.. Do yoursleves a favour and don't miss it!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We recently visited Villa D'Este in July on a Monday Lunchtime after reading some comments on Trip Advisor. Great selection of starters and mains and was good value for the quantity and quality that you get. Would recommend the Livers or gnocchi for starters and the Lamb Shank for main. Only problem was we then full up for a journey... More 

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This is our favourite Marlow restaurant: if you want truly excellent great value family style fresh Italian food in a friendly location then you need look no further. Lunch during the week when the set menu operates is just fantastic value and is when we would normally come with family and friends. This time we sought out their air conditioned... More 

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Thame, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

This place is the real deal – an authentic Italian restaurant with attentive staff and exquisite food. Definitely coming back. One warning though: the bill is not carefully itemised (the four of us just had a single listing "mains"). Compared to the (very reasonably priced!) printed menu anything extra, e.g. from the (extensive) orally listed specials, turned out very pricey... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

Went here having read reviews on Tripadvisor. There was a really lively atmosphere and the staff were really friendly and helpful. The food was excellent - very well cooked and presented. The desert cart was a bit of a through back to the 70's but they were excellent and there was a large choice. Well worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Everytime I visit Marlow, I require a visit to this restaurant. The ambiance is fine for a bit of romance or dinner with friends, but its the fine meal you come for. The dessert cart is absolutely to die for (PANNA COTTA!) There are many Italian restaurants, but I truly enjoy this chain. They are very personable and always throw... More 

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Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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227 reviews 227 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

What good value - £13.50 pp for the set lunch with plenty of choice. I had chicken livers followed by veal escalope, my wife had the chicken livers and the pork dish.A beer, 2 glasses of wine and a soft drink with two coffees and 10% tip all for just under £50. A good find for lunch.

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Sonning on Thames, United Kingdom
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50 restaurant reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

From the outside, Villa D'Este resembles Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe. But inside, it's decor is more akin, at least in part, to that of the '70s hugely successful Mario & Franco chain. Mario & Franco, the folk that changed the face of London eating or at least, London Italian eating. It had an interior 'look' that withstood the test of... More 

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Additional Information about Villa D'Este

Address: 2 Chapel Street, Marlow SL7 1DD, England
Phone Number: 01628472012
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Buckinghamshire  >  Marlow
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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