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Villa Ristorante Italiano

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887 Spring St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2852
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Olive Branch, Mississippi
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After a tedious day driving we pulled into the lot. It's beautiful inside and at first we thought we were underdressed. They put us right at ease and said food is fancy, dress is casual. Service was impeccable, food delicious, restaurant was perfect! Price above average but worth every cent!

Thank Madolyn C
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132 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

The ristorante is quaint and small. Our water was on the table when we arrived - lemon added. We started with the buratta and heirloom tomato appetizer which was excellent. Although there were hundreds of bottles of wines on display throughout - the menu was limited. We ordered the only brunello they offered. It was pale and not full bodied... More 

Thank Ajoy2b
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Went with 4 ladies..Our first time.. We had ravioli,egg plant,chicken marsala,caprese salad.All delicious.

Thank tammy B
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87 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Our third trip to this wonderful spot confirmed its excellence. Base sauces and stocks are given lots of love and the hours needed to build depth of flavors and it shows in the luscious Minestrone and Tuscan Bean soups as well as in the base of the rich tomato sauces. The Antipasto platter is a dizzying array of flavors. Spaghetti... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

Great Italian food, small but very romantic. You should make reservations they do not take walk ins.

Thank grantk487
Lakeside, Michigan, United States
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209 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

A friend told me about Villa Ristorante Italiano. He said it's hard to find; it's behind the Big Boy. That being said, that's how were found it. It's a surprisingly large restaurant, frequented by families. Cathie and I are big on sharing, so we started with the fried calamari - served in strips rather than "circles". Next, we shared a... More 

Thank Jim M
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

If you like Italian, this is a very good restaurant. The waitress was so informative as to all the food options, that it made it difficult to choose because all the entrees sounded wonderful. The décor is welcoming and the food was extremely good. We took the recommendation of other reviewers and had the spinach salad. Delicious salad! This restaurant... More 

Thank Julianne S
Port Sanilac, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

Pasta hand made, sauces were exquisite, the hand made bread was great. Had my favorite beverage on stock, great spot.

Thank Andy F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Don't go expecting a quick dinner, but expect a great dinner. Lovely evening with just enough time waiting to enjoy the company of our group. Four different meals and each was fantastic. We couldn't resist the hand made desserts and they were just as good. Kudos to the owner/chef.

Thank Gary R
Bay City, Michigan
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

Our first visit to this excellent Italian restaurant. The food was great, the wine list was extensive and first class and the staff was very friendly and very professional. Our waitress made the night even more enjoyable with her pleasant personality and her explanations of the food options. Every course was better than the previous - both in presentation and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 887 Spring St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2852
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Emmet County  >  Petoskey
  • Phone Number: 231-347-1440
Old world comfort in an upscale casual atmosphere. Regional Italian cusine, over 30 menu selections. Award winning Italian wine list. Full bar service. Reservations suggested. Casual attire, jeans acceptable.

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