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Villa Romaine Restaurants & Bar

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197 Nguyen Van Huong Street | Thao Dien Ward, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City 7000, Vietnam
+84 8 3744 6457
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30 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

It was one of the worst restaurant meals I've had in a long time. I got the feeling that the kitchen staff were either drunk or didn't give a crap what they were feeding patrons. Clock in, throw some shiz on the grill, clock out. Raw fin de claire oysters were warm, slimy, and definitely not fresh (not firm/crisp or... More 

Thank Tuxedomack
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2011

Eventhough we are living in HCMC, we stayed at the hotel for 1 night. I had booked this hotel as a surprise for my bf and we were really looking forward to a romantic and nice weekend. Nothing else then good food, sun and relaxation. We arrived with high expectations but I have experienced better stays in far lower priced... More 

1 Thank Ziska1
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2011

i came there with my partner for lunch, the food is normal, nothing special , service is average. i will never come back again.

1 Thank Jonh T
Singapore, Singapore
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2011

We just spent only 1 time here and would not think for the second time. A nice and huge villa, but not the best service, food is ok not much impressive. We ordered some drinks, the manager "i think" did not understand and brought us a wrong drink. There were just a few tables which are chinese and vietnamese, did... More 

Thank littlecat_hcm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2011

After reading lots of wonderful reviews.....me and my finacee went down with high expectations on New Year Eve. Had our massage at Spa Authentic before heading down for dinner. Was not informed about the buffet dinner when making reservation online. Was taken by surprise by the USD45/ person without drinks price tag. (Dinner must be not bad at least) Setting... More 

1 Thank Happyluck23
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2011

This restaurant is definitely over-rated! Decided to have my dinner at Villa Romaine after my massage session @Spa Authentic on New Year Eve(Happy and satisfied). Firstly, i was not advised on the buffet dinner. Initially, the ambience was quite romantic but the invited "band and singers" spoilt the mood ;( Me and my partner were frowning throughout the dinner. Buffet... More 

1 Thank HappyLucky23
Bangkok, Thailand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2010

Authentic (south) Italian food served in a great setting with the romantic colonial hotel in the backdrop and the river passing buy with the occasional traditional boat cruising by. Most amazing was the wine list, great choice and great prices (especially for us living in Thailand)! we'd go back just for that. Service was attentive and good although the English... More 

Thank marcdempsey789
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2010

When I first came here for a business meeting, the fantastic sight of the restaurant attracted to come back. And it was just wonderful they have boat service from District 1 directly to the restaurant, called Saigon River Express or sth similar. It is not cheap compared with a 15-minute cab, yet the experience is really good. The food and... More 

Thank L0nelyWalker
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2010

This is a very romantic spot to go for dinner- equally popular with wealthy Vietnamese and well-heeled tourists staying at the hotel or tripping out from District 1. The river backdrop to the palazzo hotel certainly adds atmosphere. Service is attentive, but too tutored and not natural- not unique in that respect. Spaghetti with shrimp and zucchini, Spaghetti with clams... More 

Thank HectorVN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2010

Last week I went to Villa Romaine with some of my friends. The food was fantastic and with the setting it felt like on holidays in Italy. The service was very friendly and attentive and we all had a wonderful evening there.

Thank m76m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 197 Nguyen Van Huong Street | Thao Dien Ward, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City 7000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phone Number: +84 8 3744 6457
It is difficult to beat this romantic setting along the Saigon River. Its spacious gardens and airy terrace makes it a tranquil location where everyone feels relaxed and right at home. This is also the place to be if you’re in the mood for authentic Italian cuisine, not far from that of the traditional restaurants of Roma. Whether you’re craving seafood, homemade pasta, pizzas baked in a wood stove or lamb shop, all based on exemplary produce, carefully handled to extract maximum flavor. Mouth watering dishes with attractive names like Seppie in Insalata, Tortelini in Brodo, Agnello Scottadito or Agnello Scottadito… Fantastic food all aided & abetted by charming staff & great location. The bar is also the perfect place to meet friends or for coffee break while watching silent boats pass by… So close to the city center but a world apart!

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