Here's the scenario. You're in Lake Placid, a relatively expensive resort town. You don't want to blow your budget by always eating out, but you're on vacation and want something a lot better than a Stouffers frozen entree and a can of Campbell soup. What to do? Answer: go to Villa Vespa for great home-made food at half the price of a restaurant.
There is a five-star array of Italian food available at Villa Vespa to take home and reheat: pasta, sauces, lasagna, chicken cutlets, meatballs, sausage & onions, soups, garlic bread, salads, and desserts such as tiramisu and cannoli. My wife and I were so impressed with the quality of the food that we ended up buying a total of four nights' worth of meals there (including two that we took with us to our next stop in Vermont) for less than $100 total for both of us. As someone of Italian heritage, I've eaten a lot of lasagna in my life, and Villa Vespa's ranks among the best I've ever had. Likewise, the chicken pot pie puts its mass-produced commercial rivals to shame. All the meals took only a few minutes in the microwave or less than 15 minutes in the oven to reheat.
The women who run Villa Vespa and do the cooking are genuinely friendly and turn out a high quality product. For consistently excellent, delicious, and reasonably priced food in Lake Placid, there may be no better place than Villa Vespa.