used to go here all the time
used to go here all the time when it was chez mimi's. . it's been redone and updated but the general ambiance remains charming and unlike other restaurants since it is a historical set of buildings. . the food was great - light for lunch and presented very nicely. the only negative was that only one other table was filled. since it is one of the few restaurants open for lunch on saturday, I highly recommend it.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
I saw mixed reviews but our
I saw mixed reviews but our experience was very nice and we would return. Food was very good and the menu diverse. The service was very attentive and we dined early enough that the noise level was quiet enough for conversation.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great meal, great service
What a great restaurant! We had an impeccable meal with great service. Could not have been better. We came with another couple early on Saturday night and stayed for over 2 hours, without the slightest sense of rush from the staff....even though though it was clearly a busy night. We will definitely return.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food with an unusual
Great food with an unusual indoor/outdoor design that permits an interesting combinations of private and public spaces for dining. Wonderful friendly and knowledgeable staff.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Unbelievable experience from
Unbelievable experience from the food to the service and the incredible atmosphere they have created. The owner whose dream has come true with the creation of this restaurant made us feel at home from the moment we walked in the door. Everything we had was so fresh and delicious. All of the produce tased as if it was just picked from a hidden garden in the back of the restaurant. We had a margherita pizza, the salad with arugula, artichokes and pine nuts, the salmon, the branzino, and butternut squash ravioli. All were off the charts.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent ambiance with a
Excellent ambiance with a up beat feel.
Food has been consistently good and new
desserts are a hit.
The only negative would be their red sauces on pizza and pasta taste like it came from a jar.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food has been excellent recently.
Food has been excellent recently.
Antonio is a wonderful host but his wait staff needs help.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food. Great ambiance.
Great food. Great ambiance. Great & friendly service.
I meet my parents there one Sunday
A month for dinner. We call it our little
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had dinner on our anniversary
We had dinner on our anniversary based on Internet search for romantic restaurant. Villetta was beautiful, food great (filet and salmon), service superb. Overall 5 star+
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hitting its Stride
While the place has always been special with the nicest garden dining on the west side, a gracious staff and party atmosphere, the kitchen wasn't always as good as it could be. That has changed dramatically and the food being served to happy diners is now at or above the level of the Villetta experience.A new team direct from some of the best restaurants in Italy has fine tuned old favorites and added specials that actually are special. A new lunch menu may be the best kept secret in town.
5/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed the experience immensely!
We took my mother to Velletta for Mother's Day lunch and she loved it. The food was amazing and the service was impeccable.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, great ambience
This is a great restaurant I recently discovered in Brentwood. The patio seating is great, the staff is fantastic, and the food is wonderful.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Villetta Consistently Excellent!
The headline says it all. Antonio, the owner/GM has put together an excellent team. We sit outside and one of two
tables for two along the wall. We are comfortable and the food is terrific. We've found one pizza that we love and
try different dishes all the time. On this occasion a rizzoto with assorted shell fish and saffron was outstanding.
Lynn our favorite waitress and the rest of the staff are terrific. Monica the greeter/seeter is very experienced and wonderfully hospitable. All around this is a terrific place that we frequent often.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
When Villetta first opened a few years ago it was very good. Now the food is strictly third-rate and very overpriced. I took three friends for lunch last week and we had salads--really almost inedible! Something must be done or it will close!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We made reservations, and waited at the bar for a patio table. Bartender was friendly, Franco, and made good drinks. The entire staff was very accommodating. This is our 2nd visit and the food was still good (our party had several dishes of pasta, pizza, desserts, and lots of wine). The only disappointing part of the meal was the Limoncello, but it was taken off our bill per our request.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A little on the pricy side but food was delicious and very hospitable staff
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I wet over the weekend and had a wonderful time. The restaurant is beautiful and we sat outside and felt like we were on vacation in Italy. The space is very unique, I haven't seen anything else like it especially on the Westside. The food was amazing. We dined on Pizza, salad, pasta, and Dover sole. The restaurant was very busy but our server was very attentive and did a great job. I cant wait to go back!! Its my favorite place to go and relax to have some great wine and great food!!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Service - Great Food.
Great Service - Great Food. Not a place for children.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Positano in LA
Perfect romantic Anniversary dinner spot with my husband. The food and service were outstanding. We felt like we were in a trattoria in Positano, Italy.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
My review is very simple and
My review is very simple and to the point. Great Food!! Great Wine!! Great service!! Great atmosphere!!
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Relax and enjoy
Villetta allows you to relax, talk and take your time in a way that is reminiscent of a "Mi casa es su casa"
philosophy. I loved it and my date felt the same. The Bar Room has a great feel to it. It is like some other restaurants price-wise in the area- if you work at it hard enough it would tend to be an expensive meal. As an experience though, that same reality was fantastic! The filet, the mussels, pasta and right thru dessert was very tasty.
Go and have fun!
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Girls Birthday Party
Had a fabulous time - service, food - all just amazing - Loved it.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous! Different restaurant
Fabulous! Different restaurant compared to the first month of operation.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food & Atmosphere
First time I have dined there and was very pleased. It may be my new favorite Italian restaurant in Brentwood, and with the competition in the surrounding area that says a lot. Best butternut squash ravioli I have ever had (and I have tried many!) Sitting outside on the patio at night under the trees had a great atmosphere that you don't get at other restaurants.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Although their street front is quite small, this is a restaurant with a big heart. One is made to feel like a returning family member, even if you only dine there occasionally. The food and service are excellent. The wine list is a little short, so you may wish to bring your own bottle. Overall, a really good choice for an intimate dinner or family gathering.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
The perfect dining experience
We let our waiter choose his favorite items, he did not disappoint! It was a wonderful atmosphere, with incredible food.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Better portion sizes than expected, excellent service, great drinks and food. "Dealer's choice" for the drinks is a fun option
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Iconic Italian restaurant
This restaurant creates an atmosphere that takes one to the Amalfi Coast. You don't feel that you are in L.A. The food is top notch and the service is impeccable. It is a bit expensive, but worth it overall.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband, mother and I dined here for my birthday. It was delicious food and excellent service. The chef sent out a little appetizer as soon as we sat down. We love when restaurants do that! Such a nice touch! The owner is there to greet you with a smile when you walk in. He is buzzing around the restaurant to be sure everyone is happy. He knows the business and I believe this is a neighborhood restaurant that will be here to stay.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful evening experience!
We had a wonderful time. Giorgio was so patient and kind in explaining the specials and wine. He allowed us to "taste" before deciding on our vino! The attention to detail and personal attention was outstanding.
The ambience incredible as we were set right before a gorgeous burning fire!
I would say this is one of the BEST places I have ever been.
The food, wine and service! Total 10!
The squash ravioli was a melt in your mouth....delight!
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
The outdoor patio seating is so comfortable and inviting and the meals are always superb. But best of all, Francesco is an amazing waiter that always makes the evening memorable.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous dining experience
Everything was better than we had ever expected. We will definitely be back.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect evening great service attentive owner beautiful decor
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service and food were
The service and food were excellent. The last time that I dined at Villetta it was for a Girls Night Out Christmas event and the staff went out of their way to make sure it was an enjoyable night, even helping us carry in our gift bags!
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM