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Villa Donna

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European, Contemporary, Italian
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Rua Rolinha, 33 | Lj. 06, Monte Verde, State of Minas Gerais 37653, Brazil
+55 35 8859-1881
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sun - Sat 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Great food and great service! Recommended! We had lunch on a sunny saturday. We ordered the Ravioli and the amazing fettucine al ragu de cordeiro! My husband even asked Sonia about the recipe! They are great there!

Thank Daniela M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is fantastic. The food is delicious and they are very helpfull. Great food, beatiful place and a excellent location.

Thank Lucäs P
Belo Horizonte, MG
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

Although it is a fancy place to have dinner, they charge too much for the little things, in my opinion. The food is delicious and everybody should visit if they have the chance.

Thank Pedro Ian M
Marcelo K, Proprietário at Villa Donna, responded to this review

Thanks for sending your evaluation, we employ the best quality items that affect the cost. More 

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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

Good service, good food, quality ingredients. Compared with other restaurants we've been to, it really stands out. Deserves its #1 place (as of today).

Thank ronaldocv
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84 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

Definetly that is the best restaurant in Monte Verde. No doubts for its first place position. The space takes us to a farm's grandma house in Brazil countryside. The staff is one of the most well prepared I have ever known. They make us feel like home. The food? Ah, the food is simply amazing. An special uau to the... More 

Thank Marcio C
Marcelo K, Proprietário at Villa Donna, responded to this review

Thank you for your evaluation and for the compliment! More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Very nice place, good meal and excellent service. The restaurant has a close environment. Its specialties are pasta and risotto. We had rice balls filled with molten cheese, fettuccine with lamb sauce (home-made pasta), risotto with pepperoni sauce, a bottle of wine, water and an expresso, which cost 230 reais. The restaurant does not charge the service - but we... More 

1 Thank PP_RJ
Marcelo K, Proprietário at Villa Donna, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sending your review! More 

Sao Paulo
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Small family restaurant featuring dishes crafted with top notch ingredients. Specialized in pasta and risottos, the food is really good and carefully prepared. Service is very kind and attentive. The good dinner was complemented with a live jam by Mari Salvaterra, former Blitz Band member. Awesome experience!

2 Thank rangelino
Marcelo K, Proprietário at Villa Donna, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are happy to have pleased you. More 

Americana, SP
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It's a very modest family friendly restaurant. We were in love about the Smoked Trout Risotto. Also loved the Villa Donna Lasagna. The restaurant is small, you should make a reservation in advance just in case... Um restaurante modesto e aconchegante. Amamos o Risotto de Truta Defumada e tambem a Lasagna Villa Donna. O restaurante é pequeno, deve ser feita... More 

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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Small Bistro with Italian cooking accent. The risotos and pastas are their specialty. Try Fettuccini with mushrooms and confited duck leg. For desert, try the lemongrass ice cream.

3 Thank Kao M
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

I liked the place and our server was such a character that I am going to let many things slide on this review. I ordered the fettuccine ao sergio, because I love duck leg confit. The pasta was average, more like a aglio i olio with some mushrooms that saved the dish. The duck confit was disappointing, the meat was... More 

Thank kbuk

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $26
European, Contemporary, Italian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Rolinha, 33 | Lj. 06, Monte Verde, State of Minas Gerais 37653, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Minas Gerais (MG)  >  Monte Verde
  • Phone Number: +55 35 8859-1881
Small restaurant with Italian influences and an artisanal cuisine.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?