Best Italian food in Boca,
Best Italian food in Boca, includes free salad with every entree. Sal and Maria (Owners) cook everything to order. Boca police guard the place every night, you will be safe!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
The service was great and
The service was great and the food was amazing! We had veal chops, filet, yellow snapper and a pasta dish! The four of us will be back!
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good food I would highly
Very good food I would highly recommend it to try out
4/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good for any Occasion
We love this place......there are many restaurants to choose from in Boca but this is one of our favorites......we love the ambience, friendliness, service and most of all the food.......especially the yellowtail snapper cooked in sea salt and the black linguine with lobster.....the fish is always the freshest and the food is always cooked perfectly......I highly recommend this place.....you won't be disappointed whether you like meat , seafoood or pasta dishes....they are all delicious.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
World-class fish dish
My wife and I shared the salt-baked fish (yellow-tail snapper, I think) and the fresh pasta dish, Fettucine Zia Theresa. At $35, the fish may seem a bit pricey, and there is not a large amount of fish to eat. That said, this superlative dish surpassed any fish we have been served anywhere in the world. Perfectly fresh, perfectly prepared, the salt crust seals in the flavor. (The salt is the cooking medium; it is not a seasoning.)
The fish was accompanied by a pedestrian salad, slightly overlooked zucchini and perfectly roasted potatoes. The fresh pasta, while not as spectacular as the fish, was excellent.
Our impression was that this is a serious food-lovers' restaurant.
5/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Natural Italian Food
Italian Food at its finest. The main dishes & desserts are superb!!
Beautiful restaurant. Try to get seated around the windows for privacy.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Italian in Boca
Fabulous food, Sal and Maria are the best chefs in town!
Veal dishes were great, wonderful dessert selection, free salad with entrée.
5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We wanted to go some place different and had read wonderful reviews about La Villetta Ristorante so we decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed. The food was incredible. We ordered the whole yellowtail snapper which they are known for and you can see why. The homemade pasta was delicious. Desserts were great. The entire evening was wonderful. Will definitely be back soon.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a great meal....terrific service.....beautiful friendly atmosphere.....and will definitely return again !
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Frank & Lucille
A CLOSE FRIEND HIGHLY RECOMMENDED LA VILLETTA TO US, USUALLY IN THESE CASES THE RESTAURANT DOES NOT LIVE UP TO YOUR EXPECTATIONS. TO MY SURPRISE, NOT ONLY WERE OUR EXPECTATONS MET, BUT THEY WERE VASTLY EXCEEDED. WE WERE WARMLY GREETED UPON ARRIVAL AND FOR THE REST OF OUR TIME AT LA VILLETTA WE WERE TREATED LIKE FAMILY.
WE ASKED FOR SEATING IN A QUITE AREA OF THE RESTAURANT AND WERE SEATED IN A VERY NICE BOOTH BEYOND THE BAR AREA. IT WAS PERFECT QUITE, PRIVATE, AND QUITE ROMATIC. OUR WAITER WAS VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE, PLEASANT, VERY ATTENTIVE WITHOUT BEING OVER INTRUSIVE. FOOD WAS SUPERB TRY THE "PESCE AU NATURALE" AND YOU MUST HAVE CHEF MARIA'S RICOTTA CHEESE CAKE---ONLY WAY TO DESCRIBE---OUT OF THIS WORLD. WE'LL BE BACK...SOON
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great ambiance especially
Great ambiance especially the booths behind the bar.....there is also a good sized dining room for larger groups.....great service...the specialty of the house is yellowtail snapper ( fresh daily) and is cooked encased in a sea salt crust and perfectly de-boned at table......everything on the menu is wonderfully prepared.....this restaurant has been around for a long time and is run in the "continental" manner......I recommend this place for a special night or any night if you enjoy quality Italian food and great service.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
FRANK & LUCILLE
WE WENT TO LA VILLETTA ON 6/23/13, FOR THE FIRST TIME AND VERY BLOWN OVER BY FOOD, SERVICE, AND FAMILY TYPE TREATMENT. THINKING IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN A FLUKE, WE RETURNED 6/29/13, A SATURDAY NIGHT WHICH USUALLY WILL GIVE A GOOD INDICATER OF THE TYPE OF RESTAURANT IT IS.....WE WERE NOT DISAPPOINTED
EVERYTHING LIVED UP TO OUR EXPECTATIONS, THIS WILL BECOME OUR NUMBER ONE RESTAURANT IN SOUTH FLORIDA. WERE FROM THE NEW YORK , NEW JERSEY AREA AND HAVE TASTED SOME OF THE BEST ITALIAN FOOD THERE IS. LA VILLETTA MATCHES OR EXCEEDS ANY OF THE ITALIAN RESTAURANTS WE'VE EVER EATED AT.
THANK YOU SAL AND MARIA, WE WILL BE BACK...A.S.A.P,
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bravo La Villetta
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at La Villetta. The bar drinks were good, and the dinner specials were good.
I especially enjoyed their Yellowtail Snapper in a salt crust. The osso boco was plentiful and well prepared. The rack of lamb was very good, but on the expensive side. ($45.)
The whole fish was fileted to perfection, with no bones! There is virtually no salt flavor, and the fish is moist and fresh.
As full-time Florida residents, we particularly enjoy their "Summer Special" menu.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best of the best
I have visited this restaurant since 1993 and it continues to be one of the best, although not as well know as many of the other restaurants in the Boca Raton and Delray Beach area. The food is excellent and the specials always change. What ever you eat, the presentation is superb and different than the others. Some unique presentations. Small and intimate, owner Sal sometimes can be found in the kitchen cooking as he was on this Saturday night.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was a little
Service was a little slow, but expected on a Saturday night.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a pleasure
Food is always exceptional and the service is equally impeccable. A must try for every person wanting an awesome dining experience!!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A welcoming atmosphere
A very welcoming and warm atmosphere to this restaurant. Willing to modify a recipe for our pleasure and never rushed us to finish so that they could have the table. Clearly many of the customers were returning regulars with lots of hand shaking and kisses of welcome. The fish, the veal, the pasta and the espresso were all wonderful. We were very pleased with the evening and will be sure to return.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Looking for an Italian restaurant, I used Open Table to make a reservation. I was extremely surprised at how things worked out. This is a small restaurant with very attentive service staff, home made pasta dishes and a very nice ambience. I had the ravioli and it was out of this world. Highly recommend this place to everyone. I will be making it a regular stop when I'm in the Boca Raton area
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Saturday night dining in Boca Raton
We chose La Villetta for a birthday celebration and could not have made a better choice. From the moment we walked into the restaurant we felt the staff to be friendly, professional which made for a lovely dining evening.
We will be back and not just for a special occasion!
Thank you Sal and your staff.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was very impressed with the waiter. He was very knowledgeable, courteous, professional and accommodating. He made sure that we were very comfortable and satisfied the entire evening. Also, the room was very clean,decorative and inviting. The food was every good. There were seven of us, we all tasted each other's food. Everything was delicious. This restaurant has the perfect scenery for an elegant night out. I'll definitely come back.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
What Can I Say ?.....Fabulous !
Not our first time here and it won't be our last....the food is just wonderful...the staff is very attentive...the ambiance is great.....and Sal is most gracious as a host.....we would recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves good food very well prepared and beautifully served.....great place for a romantic dinner or a special occasion ......hope you try it and enjoy it as much as we do.....Marge & Peter T.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
For Serious Italian Food Lovers
Excellent service, homemade pastas, wonderful food experience.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT IN S.FL
IF YOU ENJOY REAL ITALIAN VS,AMERICAN ITALIAN THAN THIS RESTAURANT IS FOR YOU SAL AS YOUR HOST HAS MASTERED HOW TO MAKE YOU FEEL AT HOME AND WHAT TO SAY ABOUT MARIA IN THE KITCHEN EXCEPT PASSING ON GENERATIONS OF ITALIAN COOKING FROM FAMILY .
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best Italian in Town
Momma cooks every night, best food in town, best prices also,
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romantic for any Occasion
My husband and I just celebrated my birthday at La Villetta.....it was wonderful.....we love the food, wine, ambiance and attentive service and the owner is always very cordial.....we get there every time we are in Boca and we look forward to getting there again very soon.....we highly recommend it to all !
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
A taste of Italy right on Route 1
Went to dinner with a dear friend based on the recommendation of my favorite TV show. The entire dining experience was great from the moment we entered the door! The maître de was pleasant, wait staff excellent and very patient. They all had personality and humor. Important stuff! The food was awesome. I savor end every morsel. I had one of the specials. Homemade pasta with veal. Ummmm!!!
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Stay home on Saturday night
Food was great, service not good on Saturday in season. Very busy1
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM