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Villa Ristorante Italiano

887 Spring Street, Petoskey, MI
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Ranked #46 of 84 Restaurants in Petoskey
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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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English first
Detroit, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

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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48 reviews 48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Best Italian food that we have had since returning from Italy. The wine list is also spectacular. Highly recommend for those who appreciate authentic Italian and a superb wine list.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

We were staying just down the road, at the Hampton. And starving! They have a Huge Grappa bar, which is odd, many people don't even know what it is. It's old school Italian decor. Service was good, but the food was way!!!! Over priced! I ordered some pasta dish with seafood. Lobster tail,shrimp...all the seafood was over cooked and no... More 

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Wolverine, Michigan
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The place is small but the service and food was excellent. Make a reservation to make sure you can get in.I had the Italian boar and wasn't disappointed at all.My server treated me like family. If you like grappa they have a huge selection.I'll be going back. Only bad thing if you consider it bad is they don't open until... More 

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200 reviews 200 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Make a reservation or risk not getting in! Fantastic unassuming spot at 31 & 131. Fresh homemade Italian food with excellent service. We had a fabulous meal! Try the veal saltimboca or the ravioli. A bit pricey but worth it!

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Additional Information about Villa Ristorante Italiano

Address: 887 Spring Street, Petoskey, MI
Phone Number: 231-347-1440
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Petoskey
Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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