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Villa Ristorante Italiano

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887 Spring Street, Petoskey, MI
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 Parak33t
Port Sanilac, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Andy F
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank curtishe
Farmington Hills, Michigan
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We fell into this place because it was so near our hotel. The atmosphere was beautiful, and our waitress, Jean was amazing. Mom had eggplant parmigiana and my Dad and I had Lemon chicken. The presentation was beautiful and the food delicious. Previous to dinner, my parents shared a yummy spinach salad. Bread and an herbed butter was also brought... More 

Thank Jan J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Food was delicious and service was amazing. Had a nice romantic date. Spinach salad was unbelievable and the garlic bread unforgettable. Will be back!

Thank Justin L
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Girls weekend away for the Lilac 10K run on Mackinaw Island. Second night we stayed at the Hampton Inn in Petoskey and they recommended the Villa. We were not disappointed. Delicious specialty cocktails, the spinach salads and meal were beyond amazing! I wish I could have sampled everything on the menu it all looked so good! My eggplant parmesan was... More 

Thank markopubl
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75 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We found this restaurant by chance looking on the internet when we were staying overnight at a local hotel. The food is traditional Italian and the list of Italian wines is extensive. We were on touring holiday in the USA and this was the best meal that we experienced. I would classify us as "foodies" and often eat Italian both... More 

Thank Stephen H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 887 Spring Street, Petoskey, MI
  • 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?