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“Love every dish and everything about this family run Italian Restaurant!!!”
Review of Villa Italia

Villa Italia
Ranked #18 of 464 Restaurants in Stamford
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Description: INTIMATE, FAMILY OWNED ITALIAN HIDEAWAY KNOWN FOR ITS REASONABLY PRICED ITALIAN AMERICAN CUISINE FAVORITES. LOCATED IN A SMALL SHOPPING CENTER VILLA ITALIA'S DINNING ATMOSPHERIC EXPERIENCE WILL MAKE YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE AND RELAXED. THE STAFF IS FRIENDLY AND ATTENTIVE. THE SEAFOOD IS FLAVORFUL AND FRESH. THE WINE SELECTION IS AMPLE AND A BAR ALSO OFFERS BEER AND SPIRITS. DESSERT RECOMMENDATIONS WOULD HAVE TO BE THE HOME MADE TIRAMISU. THE RESTAURANT OFFERS A SMALL OUTDOOR SEATING AREA EQUIPPED WITH A HEATING LAMP TO INSURE A COMFORTABLE TEMPERATURE ON CHILLY DAYS. WEDNESDAY THERE IS SOULFUL LIVE MUSIC TO HELP YOU GET ON WITH THE REST OF THE WEEK.CONVENIENTLY VILLA ITALIA OFFERS ONLINE ORDERING, FAX, TAKE OUT AND DELIVERY. THE ESTABLISHMENT ALSO OFFERS GENEROUS PARKING, WIFI AND CATERING SERVICES.COME AND VISIT US AND TELL EVERYONE WHAT YOU THINK, WE SURE YOU WILL ENJOY IT. BUON APPETITO!
West Hartford, Connecticut
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251 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Love every dish and everything about this family run Italian Restaurant!!!”
Reviewed February 16, 2014

Excellent Italian cuisine - the Villa Italia restaurant was located on East Main Street and is now on 26 Mill River Street in West Stamford off of West Main Street in the Hampton Inn. The food is traditional Italian but the staff always surprises us with their great specials of the day and standard menu fare. The pizzas are thin crust and the pasta dishes are all wonderful. We have been going there for years and we have many favorites. I love the Zuppa di Pesce which is so flavorful and loaded with fish, shrimps, scallops, mussels and clams in a delicious broth. In a recent visit, we had the Shrimp Scampi and Gnocchi in a Bolognese Sauce for the main course, Stuffed Chopped Clams in the shell for an appetizer and a special dessert which consisted of a meringue topped with caramel sauce, homemade ice cream with caramelized bananas - everything was cooked to perfection. I cannot say anything bad about Villa Italia - great food and great service - a family run business which has been in existence for 30+ years! Even the homemade Italian Bread Rolls and Foccicia is wonderful and comes with the meal. Yummy!!!

  • Visited February 2014
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Connecticut
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511 reviews
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“New location is great and food excellent”
Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

Visited their new location in the Hampton Hotel and it is Beautiful!

Nice Bar and Dining Room

Food is great as always

Nice cozy pizza oven area by the bar with an excellent variety to pick from like bbq chicken, hawaiian, and more yummy thin crust pizza!

Come one come all. You will not be disappointed

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“New Location but still the best.........”
Reviewed February 15, 2014

We recently visited Villa Italia's new location in downtown Stamford. The quality of the food and service remain impeccable and of the first quality. The physical accommodations of their new location are a significant improvement. The dining area is large, open and freshly remodeled yet was still able to generate the charm and warmth we look for in a restaurant. The accommodations also now includes a bar/lounge which is nicely situated and nearby the dining area but not so close as to overwhelm diners with the noise that typically accompanies bars. And, when this winter finally subsides the park directly across the street from the restaurant will afford diners the ideal area for a post-dinner stroll. So, Two Big Thumbs Up on this one.

  • Visited February 2014
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Milford, Connecticut
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“Great time”
Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

We stopped by for our first time today to get some lunch. I love the environment it's so bright and cheerful in there. The food was delicious the service was wonderful. I would definitely go back again

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Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
“Excellent Italian Food”
Reviewed December 3, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food made with care. You can taste the care that they take in cooking every dish for you. Expect to take a little time to partake as they prepare whatever you order. Check out the Specials daily for to die for specialties

Visited November 2013
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