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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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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 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
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

After driving by Villa Ristorante for years, we finally dined here and were very pleasantly surprised. VR can best be characterized as "Old World" Italian, and it offers a balanced menu with a wide array of choices, very well prepared. The staff is accommodating, eager to please, and knowledgeable about the menu. The food is delicious, and in a town... More 

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Bartlett, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Nice wine selection and food was ok, $132 for dinner for two not worth it . Dinners do not include soup or salad and my salad was $12.00 ! Not worth it, sorry .

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The service here is terrible! My party of 8 (including 4 children) had dinner here. Immediately, the service was horrible. After being seated, we waited about 10 minutes for our server to even acknowledge us. She brought our drinks then didn't come back for another 10 minutes to take our order. We did enjoy our meal...we were commenting how good... More 

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53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

This was a second visit to this little gem of a place off Highway 131, though this time our adult kids were along. In our experience the food is deeply flavorful at every level. The antipasto platter is generous and loaded with unique savory flavors. The fried calamari had a different presentation (no ringlets but longer pieces of the body)... More 

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Wayne, Michigan, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We had dinner here on a whim and were very glad we did. The decor was very 1960s and we hesitated but we were greeted by a friendly hostess and were seated in a quiet corner. Then our meal began. The waitress answered our questions, suggested a very nice chianti and started us with a cheese spread and bread sticks... More 

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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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