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“Very Good Dining Experience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Villaggio Piccolo

Villaggio Piccolo
Fakhreddine Street, Beirut none, Lebanon
+(961)1371155
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Ranked #261 of 501 Restaurants in Beirut
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Beirut, Lebanon
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Very Good Dining Experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

It's all about the overall dining experience which I would rank 4 stars as the service and value are excellent with very good food and atmosphere. This restaurant is still new and they have set up a nice wooden decoration which adds up to a remarkable atmosphere. We were a group of 10 and we came up to notice that some of the items on the menu where made to perfection while others were just good. Note that reservation is a must especially in weekends.

  • Visited March 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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  • English first
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English first
Montreal
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Amazing setup in the heart of the city !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

It's really rare to be seated in a wonderful garden surrounded by lemon and orange trees! In the heart of Beirut this restaurant is perfectly setup for a family get together a romantic date or a girls night out ! The wonderful bar and wine list makes it perfect for an early drink and dessert!
I went there with my Italian friend who happened to be quite the foodie, and we loved the roman carciofi, and the bruschettas ! it was a real authentic dining experience!
Pizza was done to perfection, with just the right mix of ingredients . We shared a penne that was to die for, and ended the night with three different scoops of gelato!

The wine list was pretty impressive although we ordered by the glass, and the bill was perfectly reasonable, around 35$ per person.

Grazie Villagio for a wonderful night out !!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Beirut, Lebanon
1 review
“amazing !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

one of the best Italian restaurant in town,Villagio is not about food and service,its about an experience,from the moment you enter to the restaurant till the moment you leave... friendly staff,food is great, you will love it. it will meet your expectation...

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Beirut, Lebanon
1 review
“The overall experience was ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

What I liked about Villagio are the courtesy of the staff, the food and the decoration. Below are some of the points that might be taken into consideration for a better dining experience:

• The place is overcrowded (since it recently opened and everyone wants to try it, as we did!).

• There are so many tables all next to each other making it difficult for the staff to move around and even hitting the customers from time to time. It will be better if you could remove some tables.

• We had the spicy oil placed on our table when suddenly the waiter asked us if it is ok to give it to another table so that they use it and bring it back us... They should have enough for each table. Anyway, he took it and brought it back to us.

• “The main difference between ice cream and sorbet is that ice cream has milk and sorbet has no milk at all”. On the menu they claim offering sorbet, but when we ordered it turned out to be with milk and not sorbet at all.

• The place is already too noisy, music added to it makes it not so enjoyable.

The overall experience was ok, some things should be corrected but that doesn't mean that we won't visit Villagio again.

Hoping to see some improvements in the future…

Best of Luck!

  • Visited February 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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Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
1 review
“best italian restaurant in beirut”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

villaggio piccolo is my favorite italian restaurant, i highly recommend it, for the best food and best place, the decoration is wonderful and so unique.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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