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Villa Italia

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Queen's Quarter
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37/41 University Road, Belfast BT71ND, Northern Ireland
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed - Fri 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic food I've been going here for over 10 years and cannot fault it. Family friendly, great service lots of staff available, plenty of choice, very clean, spacious.

Thank Eileen M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been eating here for so long. As a kid I used to look forward to their pizzas, and still do a lot of the time as an adult! It's incredible that this place has managed to keep the same vibe over the years without becoming dated. The menu is quite large, but not too daynring, especially given that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited here for Sunday lunch and were pleasantly surprised at the friendly atmosphere. There was more than ample space around tables and the staff were very welcoming and efficient. The food was excellent especially the Sunday lunch special. Service was good. Would thoroughly recommend.

Thank hsarmstrong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Villa Italia is the perfect place to go if you want to catch up with family or friends. The menu isn't expensive but most of the stuff on it is delicious and suitable to all tastes. They allow you to sit on and chat and the staff are always friendly. Visit here about once every 2 months.

Thank emmajsmee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had a great family meal tonight at villa italia. My sister and I have allergies. Our waitress Michaela was fantastic at taken our order and making sure we had everything we needed. The chief made our chicken dish very tasty. Would most definitely return.

Thank shells79scott
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food but not great, good service but could be better, too many people too close together. Little things can make a good experience great or destroy a good experience .

Thank Robert M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here with our two children for dinner on a Friday night. The restaurant was very busy, which is always a good sign. I had the caprese as an appetizer--it was just ok--niether the tomatoes nor the mozzarella impressed me--but the pizza was great. The service was nothing to write home about but did the job. Nice atmosphere at the... More 

Thank american_expat_CPH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good restaurant, nice staff, they are fast, polite and nice people. The decor is nice, look like a small Italian village. For an Italian restaurant in UK I think it's quite nice. The food was great, and once more with a full restaurant the timing was very good. Congrats, keep up with the good work.

Thank Ruben S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great to come back since our last visit to Belfast. Not disappointed, meal was great, service was exception, staff were very friendly.

Thank Salmo01
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Italian restaurant is where the locals go. The service was amazing and everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. The decor inside was fun, it gives you the feel that you are dining outside.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza, European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37/41 University Road, Belfast BT71ND, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast>  > Queen's Quarter
  • Neighborhood: Queen's Quarter
  • Phone Number: 4490328356
Villa Italia is a family run pizzeria restaurant established in 1988 in the heart of South Belfast, just a stones throw from Queen's University. A listed Georgian building, its success as one of Belfast's most popular eateries with over 300 seats continues to grow and is obvious by the queues which form on a regular basis outside the door every weekend - rain, hail or snow!

Inside you can enjoy the rustic Italian charm of our interiors; picturesque murals, terracotta tiles, hanging grapevines, the subtle smell of garlic in the air and with Italian speaking waiters amongst our staff, one cannot help but feel transported to La Bella Italia itself!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?