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Italian Villages Restaurant

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715 Main St, Adel, IA 50003-1523
+1 515-993-3180
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

We go to Italian Villages when we want a good pizza. We always order the Combo which is piled with all the goodies. Last night the pizza's crust was a little "off". More like a cracker than dough plus the pizza wasn't hot. It was still good so that is saying something. The cavatelli is always another good choice. The... More 

Thank D. B
Adel, ia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Italian Villages is new to Adel. Which means it's been around over 20 years, which means new by small-town standards. The management has changed twice in the past couple of decades and the newest batch is doing a fine job. The menu tries to be upscale, which can be a little challenging when you're looking at cheap Merlot and Budweiser... More 

Thank zedition88
Adel, Iowa
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Like the small hometown businesses. I think the food could be better quality and made fresh. Average overall.

Thank Kevin N
Boone, Iowa
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336 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

I arrived at 11 am and the buffet was still setting up. The salad bar was ordinary lettuce with a few sides, the dressing was just ok. I was hoping for spaghetti but they only had some sort of macaroni dish, not that good. The pizza was not appealing enough for me to try. If I go back, I will... More 

Thank Azona50036
Indianola, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Food was just OK. The patty melt sandwich, traditionally served with rye bread was served with just plain white bread. The pizzas are OK, but the front crew with the pizza oven has a difficult time if there are more than one or two orders outstanding. If I could give it 2 and a half, that would be more accurate... More 

1 Thank GpaDave
Adel, Iowa
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

A very nice attentive staff but the pizza buffet for lunch will not bring me back. It was boring, disappointing, but not poorly prepared. I am sorry I was bored each time I went here. I always go else where in Adel.

Thank Neil O
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Very cozy, relaxed atmosphere. You could tell everything was fresh and homemade. Server was very nice, she did mix our order up but problem was solved fast and i would definitely go back!!

Thank Justin P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Food was very good. We had the buffet/salad bar, small but good choices available. We were not impressed with our waitress. Asked for a real (metal) knife to cut the pizza into small pieces for a family member who has trouble biting down with force. Asked for one first thing, never did get one. Had to find her to ask... More 

Thank k-and-3j
Des Moines, Iowa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

The salad bar was old, unappetizing, & dry. The server didn't check on us or get us refills. The manager was rude & refused to fix a problem with our check. No wonder this place wasn't busy....There are too many wonderful places to eat, to make this mistake again!

Thank Cathy F
Mediapolis, IA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

They were able to accomodate a wedding party of 25 with only 15 minutes notice due to a power outage in a neighboring town. The food was great, prices reasonable and outstanding service.

2 Thank Mepo_Chris

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $17
American, Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 715 Main St, Adel, IA 50003-1523
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Adel
  • Phone Number: +1 515-993-3180

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