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“Pricey But Delicous Meal With Attentive Service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Villaggio Grille

Villaggio Grille
4790 Wharf Parkway, Orange Beach, AL 36561
251-224-6510
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Ranked #6 of 115 Restaurants in Orange Beach
Price range: $30 - $30
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Whaf Parkway
Orillia, Canada
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Pricey But Delicous Meal With Attentive Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011

Probably the best restaurant at The Wharf complex in Orange Beach, Alabama is the locally owned Villaggio Grill. Our group of 6 made a 7 p.m. reservation to eat outside, which is pleasant even though traffic at The Wharf drives right by the tables. A few potted palm trees on the perimeter of the tables might "soften" the site visually. I don't eat at Villaggio on a regular basis; it's a little pricey - salads, for example, are a la carte starting at $5.00 for a house salad (order with the delicous fig vinagrette - yum!). However, the food is WONDERFUL! I ordered the shrimp and scallops special at $30.00: the 3 huge scallops were perfect, better than the 2 shrimp on a skewer - which were still very good. The creamy worcestershire dipping sauce, served on the side, was delicious. Instead of the au gratin potatoes, the waitress was happy to accommodate by offering grilled asparagus - also very good. The complimentary olive, caper, parmasan cheese, olive oil dipping sauce and fresh-baked bread was very tasty appetizer. We were quite full but managed to share a delicous bread pudding for dessert, a true Southern favorite along with bananna pudding or Key lime pie.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Not worth your time”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2011 via mobile

The food was but you don't get much for your money. I ended up ordering another entree after my first because I was still hungry. also the food was very high prices. For being an italian resturant i expected more pastas. The service was excellent and they were very accomadating especially with gluten free options.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lake Charles, LA
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140 reviews 140 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
“Italian and Seafood With Nice View”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

This restaurant is lovely-on the pier with a nice view of the harbor. The food is Italian with a very strong seafood influence. The flat breads are excellent-thin, crusty, great for sharing as an appetizer. I had the shrimp risotto-best I have every had-the shrimp were grilled and then glazed with an incredibly tasty sauce and the risotto was rich but not overly so. Of course the bread was plentiful and great, served with the balsamic and olive oil. Two other people had whole grilled fish without the head and raved-my husband had a rabbit dish served over gnocci which he usually does not like and he said they were light as a feather. The only disappointment was the dessert-not the best tiramisu. Nice wine list and nice staff as well.

  • Visited July 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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Avon, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Wow, the snapper is awsome.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2011

The red snapper we had when we were down there was out of this world. It was one of the top two meals I have ever had. We always go here when we are down.

  • Visited June 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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Loveland, Colorado
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great food, service was a little slow.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2011

Food was excellent. I had the pan seared scallops, son had the white truffle honey shrimp. Both were excellent. Only down fall is that the service was a little slow.

  • Visited May 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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