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“6 Stars if I Could”
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 4 weeks ago

It's not very often that I rate restaurants 5-star, but La Villa truly deserves top-notch rating. Not only is this a romantically candle-lit oasis of calm away from street honking, but it also serves Pondicherry's best dinner. I chose crab soup for starter, followed by slow-cooked slipper lobster then Indian chai panna cotta: three courses for a total of about 25USD. Value-for-money is amazing and service is superb and not too intruding. So how else could I give this place less than 5 stars? In May, the mango season, you might be able to taste La Villa's fantastic mango dessert, with mango mousse, mango sorbet, mango sago, fresh mango (locally grown at the property) and coconut crumble. This is (tropical) heaven I can't wait to go back!

Date of visit: May 2019
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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
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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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