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Villella's Ristorante

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795 Rainbow Blvd., Niagara Falls, NY 14303
716 284 9778
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Open for lunch & dinner. Casual Italian restaurant featuring home made...
Open for lunch & dinner. Casual Italian restaurant featuring home made specials. Located inside the Super 8 on the corner of Rainbow & John Daly Boulevards.
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  • 9
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food

We dined here last night. Had a great meal. Place is small and not much to look at but the food was excellent. Sevice was good. I had lobster ravioli and wife had warm salad. Both were great.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Tim S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We dined here last night. Had a great meal. Place is small and not much to look at but the food was excellent. Sevice was good. I had lobster ravioli and wife had warm salad. Both were great.

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Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
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135 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

What a turnaround from an excellent Italian restaurant to a mediocre joint. The service felt rushed. The server clapped his hands twice when he asked to take our order. When my wife hesitated for a second he walked away to another table. We ordered Shiraz wine from the wine list and the server tried to substitute Baco Noir. He obviously... More 

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filippovillella, Owner at Villella's Ristorante, responded to this review

Dear guest thank you very much for your review and i personally want to apologize to you and your wife for the bad experience you had,I'm sorry the waiter disappointed you and me,our waitress had an emergency and we used this guy for a couple hours, as far as food we still do the same as before i am the... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Tiny hole in the wall but worth any wait. Excellent service, ambience, and food. We had the lobster ravioli and spaghetti and clam dinners. Superb

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filippovillella, Owner at Villella's Ristorante, responded to this review

Dear guest thank you very much for taking the time to review our restaurant, i'm very happy we met your expectations and hope to have you as our guest again.Owner Filippo More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Husband and I visited Niagra Falls for the first time with my parents and this restaurant was within easy walking distance from a newer Hampton Inn. We were pretty discouraged by the food selection nearby but luckily we stumbled upon Villella's. It's small and intimate, and popular for good reason. Give them a call ahead and they will gladly accommodate... More 

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filippovillella, Owner at Villella's Ristorante, responded to this review

Dear guest thank you very much for your review and i hope to see you soon again.and i'm happy to know that we met your expectations Owner Filippo More 

Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This little restaurant in the corner of the Terrapin Inn Hotel, is a wonder. The food was simply fantastic, the server was lovely and kind, and the owner attentive. I was finishing my house salad with balsamic vinaigrette (best I've had in a while) and overheard the woman at a nearby table exclaim how wonderful the salad was--literally everything I... More 

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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This was by far the best food I've had in a long time. A cozy atmosphere with authentic Italian food. It's not often you can find a place like this. My wife and my two kids enjoyed it. Combine with the service, and we could not ask for a better experience. The owner made sure that everything was perfect. We... More 

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Lewiston, New York
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69 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Villella's is a true gem of an Italian restaurant in a small motel on Rainbow Boulevard. It is very easy to overlook this restaurant, but Villella's offers the best Italian cuisine in Niagara Falls, NY. Celebrated my brother Jimmy's birthday last night here. He had a combination mussels and clams appetizer and Chicken Marsala, while I had lobster bisque and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The food at this restaurant is amazing. Me and my girl friend drive from Toronto about an hour and a half away just to eat this food. Being italian I know good italian food and this food is amazing (especially the riceballs). The owner and all the staff are great. I recommend this restaurant to everyone and anyone. Good Job... More 

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Beloit, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

After visiting the frozen falls on our first night in town we found Villella's by chance and what a fun and rewarding experience it was for our taste buds. We had bruschetta for an appetizer and pizza for dinner. The pizza was outstanding and was one of the best I've ever eaten! The sauce was so flavorful. The owner stated... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

We saw this little place after leaving Niagra Falls and I am so glad we stopped! The pizza was authentic and absolutely delicious. The owner visited our table and made small talk. I highly recommend this restaurant! We are still talking about the meal.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 795 Rainbow Blvd., Niagara Falls, NY 14303
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Niagara Falls
  • Phone Number: 716 284 9778

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Open for lunch & dinner. Casual Italian restaurant featuring home made specials. Located inside the Super 8 on the corner of Rainbow & John Daly Boulevards.

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