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Villa Ristorante Italiano

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887 Spring Street, Petoskey, MI
231-347-1440
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Old world comfort in an upscale casual atmosphere. Regional Italian...
Old world comfort in an upscale casual atmosphere. Regional Italian cusine, over 30 menu selections. Award winning Italian wine list. Full bar service. Reservations suggested. Casual attire, jeans acceptable.
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  • 29
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  • 14
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 2
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Superior Italian Restaurant

Villa Ristorante is good, and deserving of a much higher ranking among local restaurants than it is given here. When various chain outlets and sandwich shops score higher you have to question the the reviewers. I live here, by the way, and I say top 6 or 10 in Petoskey. I do agree that it is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Tom D
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Bay Harbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I are fans of Italian Food and were delighted to find this lovely place in Petosky, Michigan. We arrived without reservations and were quickly settled into a comfortable booth. The menu is extensive and has lots to offer. We loved the old Italian feel of the restaurant. The food was everything we had hoped for. Service was... More 

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Plymouth, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We had a wonderful dining experience. Food and service was terrific. My husband had the pasta combo plate and I enjoyed the Manicotti. We also enjoyed the antipasto appetizer. Everything was exceptional. Next time we are in Petoskey, we will definitely going back.

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Bloomfield Hills
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

First stopped here 25 years ago and it has only gotten better. Tuscan Bean Soup was flavorful with a great stock and excellent beans. Antipasto Salad reminded us of our last trip to Italy. Entrée of Seafood Risotto was the best dish I've eaten this year not made by my spouse. Creamy, wonderful pieces of halibut and seared scallops, even... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

From the charming retro decor to the excellent service and gourmet dinner, this restaurant was a wonderful experience. It wasn't busy, even on a Saturday night. We were seated immediately at our choice of table or booth. White tablecloth, cloth napkins, friendly server. We were brought a bit of specially prepared horseradish flavored spread for our breadsticks-hubby who hates horseradish... More 

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Petoskey, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I'm a local and know the area restaurants well, so I'll give you the low down on Villa Ristorante. The owner prides himself on a total quality experience. That means you should call ahead for a reservation, you should expect to pay around $20-$25 for an entree and $8 for a salad. This is not a chain restaurant, but a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My family have looked forward to dining here every time we are in town. This restaurant deserve a much higher rating based on our experiences. The decor is old world Italian and this may be off putting to some but we love it. Service is always great. I believe a reservation helps with this. Excellent and extensive wine list. White... More 

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Bay Harbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Villa Ristorante is good, and deserving of a much higher ranking among local restaurants than it is given here. When various chain outlets and sandwich shops score higher you have to question the the reviewers. I live here, by the way, and I say top 6 or 10 in Petoskey. I do agree that it is expensive, but this is... More 

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Lindenhurst, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went on Valentine's Day with family on weekend ski trip. Priced way too high for my teenage boys. (Pasta & meatballs in the mid $20s) Would not bring the 'family' again.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

If you're looking for good authentic Italian food and don't mind slow and sometimes forgetful service, this is the place for you! The food was incredible, well made using fresh ingredients and the meals were clearly planned out well. However, the service was very slow and items from our order or that we asked for were forgotten several times. I... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We met friends who had suggested this restaurant and we'd passed it many times and were intrigued to try it. We had a wonderful experience! Great service, delicious food! Best bolognese sauce we've had in ages. All six of us were more than pleased with our meal"

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 887 Spring Street, Petoskey, MI
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Emmet County  >  Petoskey
  • Phone Number: 231-347-1440

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Old world comfort in an upscale casual atmosphere. Regional Italian cusine, over 30 menu selections. Award winning Italian wine list. Full bar service. Reservations suggested. Casual attire, jeans acceptable.

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