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“Superb”
Review of LA VILLA

LA VILLA
Ranked #1 of 468 Restaurants in Pondicherry
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $12
Cuisines: French
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Reviewed April 2, 2019 via mobile

This was a very nice dining experience. The restaurant itself was in the lovely grounds of a hotel I think. The outside devor was very nice. In the end we both had 3 courses. Starters were a Greek salad which was done very well. My dining companion had crab which was soaked in a soup like sauce. She had the ray fish (not sure exactly what that is) but pronounced it lovely. I had a steak with veg and sweet potato puree - excellent quality meat and well cooked. For dessert I had the chai pannacotta which was nice but not brilliant. My partner had a chocolate dessert which was excellent.
In short it was hard to fault this place. Food, service, decor were of a very high standard. Considering the quality it was good value for money. Well worth a visit.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank furb71
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Reviewed February 28, 2019

The dimly lit outdoor setting with candlelight and lanterns on the trees created a warm and pleasing ambience to have French / continental with a reasonable choice of dishes.The food was excellent but the service was slow . Cons: mosquitoes inspite of spray which was given and the coils beneath the tree.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank lilyramah
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Reviewed February 24, 2019

Lovely layout & environs. Equally great ambience - whether lunch dinner or even coffee! Outdoor does get a bit hot (even in December) but service is very good. Food is average - just enjoy the atmosphere !

Date of visit: December 2018
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Thank RasikaTM
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Reviewed February 24, 2019 via mobile

It is always difficult to continue success and meet great expectations, but they did it. Marie was informative and engaging front of house with the chef, Suresh, producing consistent high quality dishes. Great team great place

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank MoandIanWiles
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Reviewed February 24, 2019

'La Villa' was rated as the finest dining restaurants in Pondichery (India) and we were keen to try it out. The first time we went on a weekend we were sent back saying that the place is full and no tables were likely to be available for at least an hour. On our last day in Pondy, we went again and though it was a week day, we were told the same story at around 8.45 pm.(They do not accept bookings after 8 pm).
This time we said we will wait although we were not offered any hope.Surprisingly, a table became vacant in 20 minutes and 5 minutes later, 2 more tables were vacated. ( A thought crossed my mind that either they were trying to dissuade Indian patrons or they wanted to close shop early).
The dimly lit outdoor setting with candlelight created a warm and pleasing ambience, it being a garden with trees and shrubs all around. What was off-putting however, was the proliferation of mosquitoes( in spite of the smoky coil).
The menu was mainly continental with a reasonable choice of dishes.The food was excellent but the service was slow and not too efficient.... they forgot the starters that we had ordered and brought the main course after a long wait !!! tThe portions were generous though.
his restaurant is located in the 'White Town' area of Pondichery and is popular among the expatriates. It is attached to a hotel which is among the most expensive in Pondy. But the food prices were reasonable for a place like that..

Date of visit: February 2019
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