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“Yummy Food....In need of re-decoration”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Villaggio

Villaggio
Ranked #232 of 2,246 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $13
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
lancashire
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Yummy Food....In need of re-decoration”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

Really tasty food, great value for money.

Deco is nice downstairs however walking upstairs you feel like your walking up a flight of stairs of some dodgy flats and the bathrooms are hideous and really need decorating. made us feel a bit nervous!

No complaints with the food it was tasty and arrived hot! Would visit again

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank suzy k
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fab place, run by rude & incompetent staff”
Reviewed December 27, 2012

Visited one evening with a group of friends - most were very disappointed with food quality, waiting staff repeatedly brought the wrong items and were unhelpful with questions. While they were idle and incompentent, the manager was obnoxious: declared that as one person was happy with their meal then others (who'd ordered different dishes) must just be complaining to cause trouble.

A gorgeous restaurant, it just needs the entire staff team replaced.

  • Visited October 2012
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3 Thank Nom119
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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Terrible service”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

The food was just ok, like something you could rustle up at home - nothing special. The various spelling mistakes in the menu didn't fill us with confidence that it had ever been checked by a real italian person. After our mains had been cleared away, we were simply forgotten. Not offered a dessert menu or coffees, and we literally sat for 45 minutes before we managed to get the attention of a waitress.

Visited December 2012
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2 Thank Gary S
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Nice restaurant with helpful staff. I will eat here again.”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

I was part of a group of 12 that went into Villaggios on a busy Saturday night with no notice - the place we were going to had double booked and could not accommodate us but Villaggios made room for us and moved a few tables to squeeze us in on a busy night.

The restaurant is bright and airy with a modern look and feel although they do have a couple of sets of stairs which one of my friends who was on crutches had to negotiate.

They seated us at a long table and handed out menus. The food is Italian but for those not in the mood for Italian there were other options on the menu of which steak proved the most popular. Because we were running late we skipped any starters and we skipped deserts for the same reason. Those who ordered steak where given the choice of chips (fries) or vegetables. We all pigged out and ordered chips.

When the food arrived it came all together. I have been in some restaurants where the food for a large party arrived in instalments so that some were finishing their meal when others where starting. That did not happen here. The food was hot and arrived promptly.

One point is that my steak was a little undercooked - more 'medium rare' than medium - as was everyone elses but they were delicious nonetheless, so next time I would order a 'notch' up for steak. One other criticism in this area was that the steak knives were blunt and the table knives were actually better.

Everyone enjoyed their meal and there were no complaints from anyone. Those having the Italian dishes said that they were very good. The staff were attentive and helpful at all times. I enjoyed it and I will go back again.

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank Beverley P
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“worth a visit”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

I've been here on many occasions. The food is consistantly good, it's priced reasonably, the decor is pleasant and the staff are friendly.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank 187069Tone
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