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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, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Old world comfort in an upscale casual atmosphere. Regional Italian cusine,...
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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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great little place

I think this restaurant deserves a higher rating than it has. We enjoyed ourselves greatly. The food is pretty authentic Italian and the decor is awesome. This is not Olive Garden-- don't expect free salad and breadsticks and 20lbs of cheese on everything! And it is pricey, but so is everything in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I think this restaurant deserves a higher rating than it has. We enjoyed ourselves greatly. The food is pretty authentic Italian and the decor is awesome. This is not Olive Garden-- don't expect free salad and breadsticks and 20lbs of cheese on everything! And it is pricey, but so is everything in the area that's not junk food. But if... More 

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Thank aymtraveling
Appleton, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Exceptional dining experience for gourmet italian cuisine. The salads are outstandingly fresh and interesting. My spinach salad tasted like someone hand selected each leaf for freshness, flavor and quality before presenting, the dressing was the perfect blend of savory and sweet and complimentary to the meal in quality. I selected the Quatro formaggi pasta which was crisped on the top,... More 

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Thank Jennifer H
Petoskey, Michigan
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

fantastic restaurant. There is a wide choice of main courses . Every one we have tried has been great. They also have great salads to start your meal. If you enjoy dining this is the place to go in Petoskey. Great Italian wine list. The staff is friendly and can offer great advice on food or wine. A bonus they... More 

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Thank frederick k
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything is great. They also have an extensive wine list and the owner is great for suggesting which wine to get to compliment your meal. The bib salad, lasagna and Osso Bucco are fantastic.

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Thank Wrobak
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102 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

If you enjoy dining and think it should be an experience than this is the place. We have been dining here for years every time we are in town. It never fails to impress us. The decor is a little eclectic but that is part of the charm. The owner and staff seem to like patrons to dress(a little) and... More 

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Thank Anesthesia-man
Ann Arbor
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Although the food was very good, the wait time and service at this restaurant i are unacceptable. We arrived a few minutes early for a 6:30 reservation. Our server darted around to other tables but did not say anything like "I'll get to you soon". She just ignored us like we weren't even there. After 20 minutes and no server,... More 

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Thank Joan J
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

My wife and I had an Anniversary dinner at the Villa Ristorante recently and thoroughly enjoyed the dinner. The service, wine and meal were excellent--I especially enjoyed the Risotto. My wife said the Cannoli dessert were excellent. The atmosphere definitely gives the feel of a quaint Tuscany restaurant. Highly recommend a visit as we will return again. Don't forget about... More 

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Thank John H
Greenville, Michigan
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30 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

We came in at 8:30 on a Saturday night for dinner. About half the restaurant was full. After looking us up and down (we weren't dressed up), the waitress told us there were no free tables and there would be at least a 30 minute wait. We felt very judged and disappointed. Just because we were wearing sweatshirts and jeans... More 

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Thank Aswarts
South Branch, Michigan
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136 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We had a really wonderful evening and meal here. Is it pricey, yes. Is it a good place to bring kids, not really. Seems like all the lower rated reviews were from people who brought kids or didn't like the price. Everything we had was great, well thought out, well presented, and wonderful tasting. From wife's nice wine and my... More 

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Thank James S
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

We had the most incredible meal tonight at Villa restaurant Italiano! Garlic bread is out of this world with fresh garlic. Garden Fresh Caprise salad was to die for! And their Italian meat sauce was out of this world!!

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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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