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“Nice setting, good staff, average food” 3 of 5 stars
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The Villa Restaurant
167 Riddiford St | Newtown, Wellington 6021, New Zealand
+64 4-380 1100
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Price range: $8 - $23
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Seafood, Central European, New Zealand
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Description: The best kept secret in Wellington!
Wellington, New Zealand
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“Nice setting, good staff, average food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

This is a new restaurant, it has only been open for a couple of months, location is great in Newtown and close to where we live so we were excited about hopefully finding a good restaurant within walking distance. Our waitress was friendly and welcoming, lovely to have an open fire, ambience was good, wine and beer selection were also good.
Food selection looked really great but sadly did not live up to it's description, the Blue Mussels cooked in wine were small and quite mushy, the prawns with a citrus salad were over-cooked, however, the garlic bread was nice as were the fish and chips.
The menu is apparently changing and we would be prepared to revisit the restaurant to try other dishes.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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