We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Good food, lousy decor”
Review of Tep's Villa Roma

Tep's Villa Roma
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed September 23, 2013

Tep offers an excellent and exhaustive salad bar (with soup!), complimentary with all main dishes. My wife had the ossobuco, I had chicken cacciatore. Both dishes were very tasty, be it a bit overwhelming. Luckily you can take any leftovers with you. Good service! The decor however is a real eyesore. A makeover is long overdue.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank PascaldeMeyer
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (405)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

258 - 262 of 405 reviews

Reviewed September 10, 2013

We ate here on a weeknight. The restaurant was fairly full, but service was efficient. We ordered the meat lasagne, which was a large portion and verY tasty--lots of ricotta and meat, with a tasty red sauce. Salad bar had a large variety of items and dressings. Minestrone on the salad bar was very good. Took home a piece of cheesecake with strawberries which was very good. The strawberry sauce was sliced berries in a sauce that was just the right consistency and seemed homemade, as did the bread. Only downside--they were out of cannolis.

1  Thank Sometime_Wanderer
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 3, 2013

The food here was pretty good. There was no waiting over the Labor Day weekend, and the service was good too. They let you get your own salad and soup before your meal which was actually nice, because it was much faster this way and you can pick just what you want. I'd return here. The prices were pretty reasonable too compared to a lot of the area restaurants.

1  Thank travel6345
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 3, 2013

We go here every time we go to South Lake Tahoe. The food is great, the atmosphere is great especially in the winter with the fire. They have a good large salad bar and soup. The food is always good and hot and more than you can eat. You can't go wrong eating here. The entrees are very reasonably priced. We were there on a Friday evening and they were busy but the service was excellent as always.
Take the coupon out of the local coupon book for a free appetizer, I suggest the stuffed mushrooms they're delicious.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank madmax25
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is a very popular place in the middle of the Lake Tahoe action. The welcome was good, menu extensive and food pretty good. Only gripe was the slightly unhappy nature of the bar lady and waiting staff, raising a smile seemed a challenge. Our waitress also promised bread, but didn't deliver it.
Shame - I like bread too.

1  Thank Richard N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Tep's Villa Roma also viewed

South Lake Tahoe, Lake Tahoe (California)
Lake Tahoe (California), CA
 
South Lake Tahoe, Lake Tahoe (California)
South Lake Tahoe, Lake Tahoe (California)
 
Lake Tahoe (California), CA
South Lake Tahoe, Lake Tahoe (California)
 

Been to Tep's Villa Roma? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing