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La Villa Restaurant and Bar
La Villa Restaurant and Bar

La Villa Restaurant and Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: (619) 255-5221
  • Hours of Operation: Happy Hour Monday-Sunday 3:00PM-5:30PM
    Dinner Monday-Sunday 5:30-Close
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian, Contemporary European, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Chris O'Donnell
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: At La Villa we offer four privet dining areas which can be booked for privet events. Our chefs table is located in our kitchen and seats 12 guests comfortably. We offer chefs tasting menus starting at $65.00 per head Lunch or dinner, off the menu is also available. We also offer a back patio space that seats 28 People. this space is perfect for sit down dinners as well as medium sized mixers. Our inside dining room is available upon request Monday-Sunday. We do offer our front patio facing India Street for privet events Monday-Thursday for day or afternoon parties.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Three Course Menu $45 a Head

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Date St. and Beech St.
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Street parking
A word from La Villa Restaurant and Bar
From the rustic stone exterior to the expansive and colorful interior, Little Italy’s hidden treasure, La Villa Restaurant & Bar, blends urban and rural life together seamlessly. Seated at wooden tables, reminiscent of the farmers’ tables in years past, diners enjoy fresh, sustainable Italian delights. La Villa’s seasonal menu emphasizes the “farm to table” concept by incorporating neighborhood farmers’ products and locally caught seafood in every dish. From the handmade mozzarella found on the Naples inspired pizzas, to the oysters, so fresh that the remnant flavors of the ocean are still present, La Villa pleases the palate time after time. Pasta lovers fawn over specialties like the Smoked Ricotta Pumpkin Ravioli, served with Toasted Oats, Parsnip Puree, Pomegranate, and Beech Mushrooms, and on warm San Diego days, guests can relax under the sun, surrounded by a brightly colored mural on the outside patio and bar. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The inside location was very warm, I know we should have sat outside. The service was not what I was expecting for a restaurant of this caliber (maybe the guy was new). At least they had a good tequila (Don Julio and good beer...Sculpin). But everyone enjoyed the food and each others' company and that is very important."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Very bad food, we ordered pasta and was so sticky, after we order we received our appetizer and after 45 minutes our entrees so long time and not hot. and the fettuchine with shrimp had only 3 shrimps. Bad experience"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This is the 2nd time we went to La Villa. The owner has another restaurant across the street called Bon Appitito which has excellent food and he convinced us to try it. It was right after they opened and we were unhappy with the food then. We decided to give it another chance and were disappointed again. We sent back the sea bass special because it was hard and rubbery. We also had to ask them to cook the brussel sprouts more so that they had some flavor. The pizza and beet salad were both very good. It is a beautiful space and the outdoor area is great. However, the chef needs to be replaced and the kitchen retrained. It was obvious to us that we were not the only diners sending food back and/or waiting too long for the kitchen."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Immediately after placing our order our salad arrived. Surprisingly fast. But then it took almost 45 min for our entree. The couple next to us came in after we were seated. They ordered after us and had their entire meal finished before we recived our dinner. The food was good but for what you get it was over priced. Would I do again? Probably not. Waiter was very apologetic."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had an outstanding Valentines nite dinner. We enjoyed the fact that they didn't have a fixed menu. It was a great new discovery of a resturant we had never been to and will be back again soon."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The service was outstanding & the food was beyond amazing. Will definitely return in the near future."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Been to this restaurant many times, food is great. Service was a little off this time, waiter seemed to have other things to do. I just write it off as an aberration."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Lots to like here. We thought the grouper was great, really tasty and a generous portion. The salad was fine. The setting is lovely. But the cauliflower starter was salty. And the service slow and perfunctory. Most annoying was the serving of a second glass of wine. It was the end of the bottle and the server brought a second bottle with him. He poured out the first and it left the glass a tad short, not very short, but a tad. He did not bother to open the second bottle, just left it as it was, slightly short. This was soon after we told him about the cauliflower. Not a good way to go, especially since we had waited rather long for the service."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Little Italy can be crowed. La Villa is good because it has a lot of nice outdoor tables. Our waiter, Lucas, was very attentive. He helped us choose a nice red wine from Capania. Two members or our party were vegetarians, but we managed to pick a set of a appetizers, pizzas, and entrees that we shared family style. The vegan leek and pear soup was especially good. The puree gave it the texture of cream."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "Server was stressed with too many tables. We have eaten here several times with excellent food and service. Unfortunately we did not receive the same on last visit. We will try again but can no longer give excellent marks."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "What a fantastic experience! Lucas was our waiter and recommended many excellent options. We stayed for several hours and ordered eleven different dishes- and each was very good. Definitely recommend this restaurant!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "We needed a last-minute reservation for 6 on a Sat evening. That La Villa was able to accommodate us was concerning. But we were pleasantly surprised to find that the food was great and the ambiance very pleasant. In short , the gnocchi, butternut squash ravioli, short ribs, and fried cauliflower were all fantastic. We'll definitely add La Viila to our list of go to spots."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Wait staff not so good. Acted as if we were somehow fortunate to have him serving us. Sad because the food was great but the poor service distracted from the meal."
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "Took some relatives there that were visiting from out of town. Such a great setting, and terrific food."
    Dined on 7/23/2013