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“Not super fancy or gourmet but great for the price” 4 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: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Goleta
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Not super fancy or gourmet but great for the price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed a quiet dinner here, we could actually hear each other. The food was plentiful, wholesome , filling, and nicely priced. They have a very nice salad bar and soup. I had eggplant rollatini which had really nice fresh spinach and ricotta in it. Spouse had baked ravioli. Also very good, but I liked mine better. There were some very well priced, decent, wines by the glass. We each splurged on dessert. My cannoli was fantastic, his cheese caked thick and dry/creamy. A style I like very much. Our service was excellent, and we had a great time.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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kmclifford
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Average italian”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Nothing special. Large portions of well-done Italian food. The salad bar is not as large as they advertise but it is adequate. Wouldn't go again.

Visited September 2013
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Destelbergen, Belgium
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Good food, lousy decor”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Tep offers an excellent and exhaustive salad bar (with soup!), complimentary with all main dishes. My wife had the ossobuco, I had chicken cacciatore. Both dishes were very tasty, be it a bit overwhelming. Luckily you can take any leftovers with you. Good service! The decor however is a real eyesore. A makeover is long overdue.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Maryland
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37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We ate here on a weeknight. The restaurant was fairly full, but service was efficient. We ordered the meat lasagne, which was a large portion and verY tasty--lots of ricotta and meat, with a tasty red sauce. Salad bar had a large variety of items and dressings. Minestrone on the salad bar was very good. Took home a piece of cheesecake with strawberries which was very good. The strawberry sauce was sliced berries in a sauce that was just the right consistency and seemed homemade, as did the bread. Only downside--they were out of cannolis.

Visited September 2013
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San Jose
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“It's good.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The food here was pretty good. There was no waiting over the Labor Day weekend, and the service was good too. They let you get your own salad and soup before your meal which was actually nice, because it was much faster this way and you can pick just what you want. I'd return here. The prices were pretty reasonable too compared to a lot of the area restaurants.

Visited September 2013
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