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“Overpriced food and poor service” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Tep's Villa Roma

Tep's Villa Roma
3450 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 541-8227
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Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Reservations
Phoenix, Arizona
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Overpriced food and poor service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2011

The food is definitely over priced. The interior of the restaurant looks good and cosy. The food as such was ok nothing great for the expensive price,however,the biggest let down was the waitress,she was kind of rude and did not have a positive body language.I would not recommend this place if you are looking for good food and a good dining experience.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Average food and atmosphere.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2011

We went here for dinner when it was quite crowded.
The atmosphere was not that impressive: Plastic table cloth and wobbly chairs.
The major point of criticism was the food: Pasta was overcooked and the sauce was very greasy. I have been to Italy many times, and this was nowhere near those experiences.
Service was slow but nice. Prices are moderate (entrees between $12-16).

  • Visited September 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Roseville, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great meal with Family Atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

We love Tep's in S. Lake TAhoe! Every meal I have had is great. The Pasta Primavera with chicken is absolutely fabulous. I get that most of the time and it never fails to impress. Another favorite is the Salmon special on sauteed spinach.....mouth watering. My husband gets the lasagna which he loves. Salad bar is plentiful, soup is homemade. Service is fast paced as the place is usually packed and is very "kid friendly". A bit noisy and bright but we don't care because we love the food and people!

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Santa Rosa, California
2 reviews
“OMG great food great value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

Where else do you go to enjoy an wonderful meal and reasonably priced? Been gong here for years - the stffed salmon is to die for.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rovereto, Italy
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Overpriced Cafeteria Food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011

The service was nice but the food was bad. It tasted like something you'd get from one of those large trays at a buffet or in the mall or perhaps in a TV dinner. There was too much heavy sauce with overcooked soggy pasta. The eggplant sauce had a bunch of weird random vegetables in it and didn't taste anything like eggplant, it actually tasted like bell peppers. The pesto was made with too much cream and you couldn't taste any basil and it was way too salty. The complimentary bread they give was nothing special, the garlic version they brought had too much garlic. I got the feeling they overdo everything when they should really try to just make the sauces and breads more simple and fresh.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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