I found out about this restaurant
I found out about this restaurant on Groupon and decided to purchase the deal. I can honestly say that this was the best deal I've ever purchased. The location was beautiful, the ambiance was amazing, the service was awesome, the food was unbelievable! I'm running out of adjectives to describe this restaurant. I would definitely go again.
oh, and the next day at work someone asked me how was my weekend. I said "I went to a fancy restaurant in chesterfield." She replied "Villa Farotta? I went there on Saturday because I had a groupon and it was AWESOME!" I laughed and told her my story. Now we have other coworkers checking groupon daily hoping to find a deal.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
The band was too loud in the
The band was too loud in the dining room. The rib eye cut was too fatty 60/40 meat/fat ratio. Server was excellent as was the Bentley tenderloin.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Villa Farotto only has brunch
Villa Farotto only has brunch twice a year Easter & Mother's Day so don't miss it. Their brunch is awesome with omelets, french toast, a carving station with beef & of course pasta. They have the usual veggies & fruit and then to end a nice table with cookies, brownies & make your own crepes. The service is great & the food yummy. Too bad it's only twice a year.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a 2 p.m. reservation
We had a 2 p.m. reservation for the Easter brunch. It took some time for them to seat us as one of the employees at the front stated, "we have too many chiefs". There were 2-3 people trying to figure out where to seat people, so it created confusion.
We were seated in the very back, which was nice. Some people had to sit in the bar area and we would not have liked that at all, as we are not drinkers and sitting in the bar area is not our idea of going to a nice restaurant for an Easter buffet.
If we were to do this again next year, we would try to get an earlier reservation as it was obvious there had been many many customers by the time we arrived.
The food was delicious.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
We went to Villa Farotto to
We went to Villa Farotto to celebrate our anniversary, and it was every bit the wonderful experience we had sought. The food was excellent; steamed mussels for an appetizer and two different steak dishes for entrees. The Bentley Tenderloin, topped with its bacon Gorgonzola Cabernet sauce was exceptional, grilled to absolute perfection and served atop a mushroom risotto. Our other steak was a ribeye special topped with a red pepper and roasted tomato relish that was simply amazing. Service was attentive and personal, although perhaps just a little bit on the slow side of romantic. Overall, we had a highly enjoyable experience and would happily recommend Villa Farotto as a great special occasion dining experience.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Celebrated another birtjphday at Villa Farotto... LOVE this place.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our waiter wasn't very attentive.
Our waiter wasn't very attentive. Difficulty understanding his broken English. Unfortunate.
Food and presentation very good. Would recommend and definitely go back.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
better than expected. I'll
better than expected. I'll visit often. the food was off the chain!
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Filet Mignon was delicious!!
The Filet Mignon was delicious!! Melts in your mouth. Mmhhh.
I can't wait to have it again.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
My Chilean sea bass entre was delicious. The service was attentive, but unobtrusive, as usual. The restaurant can be noisy, but on this particular night, table conversation was easy.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very nice. We were "allowed"
Very nice. We were "allowed" to eat at our own pace and to me that's important.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had the beef tenderloin which
Had the beef tenderloin which was very good! The service was also great by Jonathan!
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
The staff was very accomodating
The staff was very accomodating to our needs. The evening that we went there were no specials told to us. I twas our first time eating there, which we told our server. I wish she would have taken time to help us with menu choices...recommendations. Also there was a huge table that came in during our dinner, which required extra staff to wait on them, therefore we had to wait quite a while for our dessert and bill.
5/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
try the sea bass
excellent sea bass, prepared different ways. I had it with a little lobster meat and stock.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Back for visit,and Faroto's
Back for visit,and Faroto's still as good as ever.I'm a big lover of their Osso Buco and it was excellent as usual
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very enjoyable evening during
Very enjoyable evening during West County Restaurant week. excellent menu offerings at a great value
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
A solid choice for Italian
We were there fairly early on a Friday, 6:00 pm, so it was relatively quiet and service was very good. They did not rush us out, good timing between salads and entrees, and very friendly. Our waitress did not know much about the wines, but she was only 20; she could have offered to have someone more knowledgable come over, though.
The tortellini carbonara was outstanding. Lots of flavor, tortellini cooked just right, bacon and peas well balanced, and a white sauce that was not runny like many others. My wife's dish was excellent, also. The salads were not as flavorful as we expected, and had too much dressing, as we have come to expect in the St. Louis area. But good.
Reasonably priced, good service, easy to get to.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian food!
Villa Farotto in the Chesterfield Valley is a great choice if you like Italian food. The ravioli was not your typical ravioli in the sense that the sauce was different in a delicious way!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I moved to Seattle 7 years ago. At that time, Villa Farotto was my restaurant of choice. So when I came back for a visit, it was the first place I considered to take my wife to celebrate her birthday. The experience and the food were just as I remembered. It is remarkable to me that this restaurant has maintained a high level of quality after all this time.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Place for a Celebration
We recently celebrated our 44th anniversary here. The food was very good and the service was outstanding. We will definitely be back!
7/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
We returned after a few years.
We came back after being absent a few years and found it to still be quite good. The wine pour was on the lame side.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, great ambience; service rather slow. Enjoyed hearing live music, but being able to still talk in the dining area. Great evening out.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I really enjoyed this restaurant. The crabcakes were delicious and our entrees were as well. I would definitely recommend this to a friend.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Lunch specials
Great bread..Great Toasted Ravioli..amazing red sauce and wonderful service.
8/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Quality you can count on
I've eaten here several times. The service is great, the food is consistently good. Nice atmosphere.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is my 2nd trip to Villa Farrotto. Had a "Black & Blue" Pizza then. Had a Ribeye steak this time. Food exquisite. Music from the bar area perfect background. Best part---service personnel who are casual, but knowledgable & attentive. My son is culinary student. Easily is favorite place.
My taste buds are still standing & applauding.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been to this restaurant
We have been to this restaurant many times and have never been disappointed.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Chesterfield find!
We usually have a more casual dinner in either the bar or cafe here but the finer dining is really very nice. Hard to believe the lively bar area is steps away so if you're having a meeting or romantic night out it fits the bill! The food is well prepared with very nice selections offered. I had the Osso Buco which was flavorful & falling off the bone as expected. The marrow a fabulous addition, and paired with a wonderful risotto. My husband had seabass....very tender & delicious. A good experience overall!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
What can I say about Villa Farotto that regular patrons don't already know!! Service was excellent, service was superb. I highly to ANYONE looking for a remarkable and memorable dining experience.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went on a Thursday night for our 1-year anniversary. The overall experience was pleasant: food was excellent & our server was hilarious, but I could have done without the cover band that was WAY too loud and not very pleasant on the ears. We had calamari that was seasoned well and not rubbery but I didn't care for the sauce that came with it. My soup was yummy & 2 pizzas we ordered were great & tasted even better as leftovers for lunch at work the next day. My husband's beers were served in tall frosty glasses and my Chianti was good as well. I wish there was a little more wine in the portion size. Service was a bit slower than we would've liked since the restaurant wasn't extremely busy but it didn't detract from the experience much.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friendly reception from the minute we opened the door by the Hostess to the service at the table. Overall my guest enjoyed themselves. "Thank You" for a relaxing time at lunch with excellent food.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night out!
Ambiance was nice. Table to view live music but far enough where it didn't disturb. Glass separated our table from bar area. Service and host were extremely friendly and personable. Antipasta was excellent! Food was well prepared. Our anniversary dinner was intimate and provided entertainment with the live music. We will return.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent. Their
The food was excellent. Their fish is the best. My son also raved about the steak.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We thouroughly enjoyed our dinner. The waiter was extremely attentive and nice. The manager and other employees even check to see if our dinner was up to standard. Which of course it was. I have already recommended your restaurant and will continue to do so. The food was amazingly wonderful!! Thank you for a nice dinner.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service & food
My husband & I went to villa forotto for our first wedding anniversary. Upon arriving we were greeted with two glasses of champagne for our anniversary which we loved! The meatballs were huge, as were the portions. All of the food was delicious and we are already planning a return trip. Our waitress was great. She was friendly and attentive but she also let us enjoy our dinner without being bothered which we really enjoyed. Great food & great service!
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Online reservation was very simple, I got a call that morning to confirm. Overall experience was very positive. We were seated promptly, greeted by our very friendly outstanding waitress within minutes. She was very well versed on the menu and specials as well as the wine list. Our drinks were never empty. The food was outstanding! I highly recommend!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Italian restaurant
Being an old Italian who appreciates an excellent cellar and a gourmet quality meal, Villa Farotto is my first choice. The food quality, taste, and presentation is first class. All of St Louis seems to think the most authentic Italian meal is served on "The Hill" however Villa Farotto is the exception to that rule. Sami's service and the excellent osso buco are the ingrediants for a fabulous evening!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our second time to Villa Farotto and again the service was outstanding. Our waiter took the time to explain the menu and make recommendations. There was always someone nearby to refill drinks, bring more bread, etc. The food is good but not great. If the food matched the service this would be at the top of our restaurant list. Overall a great experience and highly recommended (the mushroom risotto with chicken is our favorite).
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM