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“One Bad Experience with Delivery Meal” 3 of 5 stars
Review of La Villa Pizzeria

La Villa Pizzeria
261 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 499-9888
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Ranked #722 of 4,515 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“One Bad Experience with Delivery Meal”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We have had really good meals at La Villa, but recently ordered delivery to the house. We had 4 meals delivered. The real low point was the Spaghetti with Clam Sauce. When ordering, we were asked if we wanted the clams in or out of the shell. We asked for them out of the shell, since we wouldn't have to have smelly shells in the trash afterwards. Big mistake!! The dish arrived in a small, side-dish size tin (the same size that accompanied the chicken parmigiana), yet this was a main course (same price as the chicken parm + side of ziti). But what's worse, there were no clams in the sauce. The pasta was swimming in oil, and there was a grey substance, like ground up clams, in the oil. I called to complain, and they explained that when clams are ordered out of the shell, they chop them up; these were ground to a paste, not chopped. I said that they should be embarrassed to serve an dish like this. He also said that they measure portions by weight, which explains the small portion. To their credit, they offered to send a replacement dish, in the shell, which arrived within 30 minutes and was quite good. While I'm railing about the spaghetti with clam sauce, the other meals that were delivered were fine. You just need to be forewarned about this dish.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Nice dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012 via mobile

When is really feel like for a beer and pizza the best place la villa. :)

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Prescott, Arizona
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Affordable Pizza and Wine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

We had a small veggie pizza for $14 that was more than my wife and I could eat, and generous decanters of the house red for $6.

Visited April 2012
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Brooklyn, New York
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119 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Love La Villa”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

La Villa does not get a lot of love on the food message boards but it's really popular and very consistent. Their pizzas are as good as many of the better known high-level pizza spots in Brooklyn; also love their cherry tomato and mozzarella appetizer - a big serving that always disappears at our table. Pastas are also good, and the servings are quite large. This is a hustle bustle place with lots of big parties and families, but with swift, efficient service.

Visited March 2012
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Brooklyn, New York
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Good Family Fare”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

Extensive menu, friendly atmosphere and good food. Individual pizzas should you so desire.

Visited November 2011
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