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“Best meal we had in Key West” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Virgilio's

Virgilio's
524 Duval Street, Key West, FL
305-296-8118
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Ranked #157 of 366 Restaurants in Key West
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
hoover1011
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Best meal we had in Key West”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

We sat at the bar, the atmosphere was fun...chattery but not loud. We love our food and we are pretty picky...well extremely picky. :) My husband and I split the tortellini Virgilio was to die for, we also split the fish special and it was also amazing. The martinis were great. Erin was tending the bar, she was on her game...and the restaurant and bar were packed! I will be returning!!

  • 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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Richmond, Virginia
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Cocktail stop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Have not dined here - Can only review the "back room" which is a WONDERFUL cocktail bar. Really, 2 bars: One an outside patio with a tree canopy, and the other right beside it but more enclosed and with a roof. Both rooms have seating in chairs around a table, or at a sofa, or at a bar. Every time we have visited the band has been fantastic (usually of the alternative or county rock varieties, but can vary). And if you like martinis, these are the best on the island! Why? Poured to the brim, smooth and unique (the selection menu is 2 pages long). This is a good choice for the "older" (30 to 80) crowd. Mondays often offer discounted pricing. What fun!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tampa, Florida
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Dance Salsa, No Drink”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

The salsa band is pretty good but the dance floor is a little small, especially when non-salseros stand around on the dance floor drinking. The bartender poured two awful drinks for us- just about the worst we've ever had.

Visited January 2013
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Arlington
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Christmas Eve Dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

My husband and I had a very good meal. We ate in the resturant area. We had the veal piccata and a wonderful bottle of wine. Service was great, considering how busy they were. Would recommend. I suggest reservations.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Douglassville, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
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31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Dessert Not Allowed.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

We entered through the back entrance to find a cozy bar area. We asked for a dessert menu and it looked great. Then we asked if we could be seated at an abandoned pub table. The same nice man with the dessert menu then cleared the table for us.

Next our server came to take our drink order. In addition to our drinks, we mentioned that we wanted to order dessert. The chocolate mousse and vanilla ice cream were very tempting, among other choices. She told us we were not allowed to have dessert or any other food at the table until 11:00 pm! If we wanted food, we needed to sit at one of the two bars. Since there was no space available at either bar, and since we did not want to wait two hours for dessert (it was 9:00 pm), we chose to leave this cozy neat place. Very sad. Based on the prices of the drinks(4) and desserts(2), we probably would have spent more than $50 and we always tip at least 20%.

I just don't understand why the nice man bothered to clear the table for us, seat us, and present a dessert menu to us, if we were not allowed to have dessert at that table. He knew we wanted dessert, and the woman running the back bar knew it, as well, because she told him to give us the dessert menu. The staff should understand the policies and inform the customer prior to seating. In this case, since we were already seated and nobody else wanted the table, an exception could have been made to satisfy a new customer.

Very embarrassing.

Very sad.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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