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Tep's Villa Roma

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3450 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8913
+1 530-541-8227
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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105 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

We were looking for a local place with a range of menu choices, easy access to where we were staying, and couldn't have done better than Tep's. I had veggie primavera which was deliciously prepared and a very generous portion. Husband had eggplant rolatini (stuffed with spinach and ricotta) which he loved. The all u can eat salad bar is... More 

Thank Lisa627
Mount Vernon, Washington
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

We have been guests at Tep's Villa Roma for over 13 years, and have always had an exceptional meal. The salad bar is exceptional, and almost a full meal in itself. The entrees are delicious. I had the meat ravioli and found the portion to be just enough. My son had spaghetti (angel hair pasta) with meatballs, and found this... More 

Thank rainier1954
Merced, California
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

I do not eat at the buffets. Cost too much and I don't eat that much. I was referred to this restaurant by a local as it is not real close to any of the casinos. There food is not your typical chain Italian restaurant. You get a salad and soup bar with your meal. A salad bar as big... More 

Thank kathy w
Wilsonville, Oregon
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106 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

This is very good food. Probably the best in the South Lake Tahoe area. The service is very fast and good but there is no rush to get you out the door. We will be back

Thank David S
San Francisco, California
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

It is a pleasant place, but don't expect great food. The soup and salad bar are a nice anachronism, and the food is decidedly average and reasonably priced.

Thank California88
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

We love this place. We stumbled on it on our own. While not very fancy on the outside and rather dark and old fashioned looking inside, this restaurant was our best find in the area. The food is excellent Southern Italian style cooking, the portions plentiful, including a terrific salad bar, which would make the price of the meal a... More 

1 Thank fineman2016
Coram, New York
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Not sure why we had a long wait here for a table. Food was just average. Chicken Cacciatore could use some improvement, had no taste. I expected more.

Thank 8cats
Fresno, California
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

We attended a wedding reception and were blown away by the quality of food! Best meal that we had our entire stay in Tahoe!

Thank Deeluvsg
Sacramento, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Waited or 25 min for a table, which was not bad, considering they mentioned it would be 25 min. Had a good drink in the bar. Once seated took waiter over 5-10 min to even acknowledge we were there. After that ordered water, didn't get water until food came at quite some time later. Food was good, but not worth... More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

My husband used to come here with his Grandpa and introduced me to it a few years ago. The Entrées are great the scampi is so good, but the best part is that it comes with the salad bar. We had our post wedding dinner there and our friends love to visit there when in town now too. The service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3450 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8913
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
  • Phone Number: +1 530-541-8227

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?