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The Villa
The Villa

The Villa Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.villawh.com
  • Phone: (818) 704-1185
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 11:00AM - 10:00PM
    Friday 11:00AM - 11:00PM
    Saturday 11:00AM - 11:00PM
    Sunday: 10:00AM - 10:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, French American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Dining Room available with full bar for large banquets, receptions, cocktail parties, rehearsal dinners etc. Please contact our event coordinator, Lucy at 310.213.7711 or events@villawh.com
  • Private Party Contact: events@villawh.com (310) 213-7711
  • Special Events & Promotions:

Getting there

  • Cross Street: San Feliciano
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Two Parking Lots Available. On East Side of Restaurant Enter from Ventura Blvd. Library Parking Lot Across the Street From Restaurant Front Doors on San Feliciano.
A word from The Villa
Recently remodeled, one will be impressed by The Villa's elegant and stylish interior, grand fireplaces,comfortable furnishings, charming patio, gourmet cuisine and excellent service. The intimate garden patio is billed by Here Comes The Guide as the 'favorite spot for outdoor celebrations'.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "Took my nephews here for their 23 bday. It was a beautiful setting outside. The service was horrible. Only one waiter for the entire area outside. I guess it was not the poor guys fault he was alone back there. The table next to us kept complaining. We felt bad to complain too. The food was so disappointing. The salad had a hair in it but I did not want to gross out the table. The lentils on my plate were not cooked enough. The bolognese was too much meat to noodles. Even the drinks were made wrong. The waiter said they would comp dessert but they did not. We had to ask them to take it off. It was not worth the $230 bill for 4. I dont mind paying for good food but when you spend and it is not good you feel cheated. Very disappointed."
    Dined on 8/28/2014
  • "It was a disappointment to learn that after we all settled on what we were going to order, the waitress told us the restaurant was not selling flatbreads that evening due to a problem with the dough. The happy hour martinis were the worst I had ever tasted. The lemon drop had a artificial sweetener taste and was very bitter. I would return for the lovely patio ambience, but the food and drinks were nothing special, unfortunbately."
    Dined on 8/28/2014
  • "Once you enter The Villa, it's as if you are in a private world; at least out on the patio. It is completely surrounded with its own "wall" of foliage that more than adequately shuts out the outside world. The music (which gives a French/Italian ambiance) helps to diminish outside noises as well, but still allows for easy conversation. The service is prompt, attentive without being bothersome, and quite congenial. The food was delicious with superb presentation and in sizes that are not over-filling. They have a nice variety of unique "taste" choices on the menu. Dress could be casual to semi-formal & all would feel comfortable. This is definitely a great find & worthy of special occasions."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "This is a particularily beautiful, well designed location with good food and excellent service."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Lovely evening to dine outside. Great food and service. Loved the butternut squash tortellini The salmon was delicious My first time there I would go back great service from the time we walked in the door. Welcoming"
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Great place for large group meeting with our management team and Board of Directors, or a quiet one-on-one private meeting with the Chariman! Great place all around."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Had a lovely evening dining on the patio. Wonderful service and great food. Only problem was two large parties there at the same time, so the calmness of the patio was missing. We left a lot sooner than we normally would have"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "This is always my go-to spot for a nicer-than-usual place to go. The staff is always remarkably helpful and friendly and I'd go just for the crispy Brussels sprouts alone!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "After repeated recommendations by our family and friends... my husband and I had dinner at The Villa to celebrate our anniversary. The food was spectacular - prepared and served exceptionally well - and the ambiance was perfect. Although, we did not have a table on the patio (ALWAYS ask if there's an available table on the patio), our table and view was wonderful. Appetizers... the Crispy Brussels Sprouts and the Prosciutto Flatbread are to die for. Seriously... what took us so long to go here?? Going back soon. Very soon."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Second time dining here ... first time was a weeknight and this time was on a weekend. The sound level sure is different when the room is full and there's a large party across the way ... a bit too noisy for my taste. The best part of the menu are the starters. Try the crispy brussel sprouts and the lamb meatballs. Our server was a bit too "gushy" but otherwise competent. And the room itself is lovely."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We all had salads that were delicious. The apple tart dessert excellent."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. The owner was there and was very congenial. Remodeled around 3 years ago and is a delight....beautiful chandeliers caught my attention. Noise level is high.it was way too hot to eat outside, but if the weather is mild, definitely would recommend it. Beautifully landscaped and designed. The same owner for 30 years and upscale remodeled done periodically so it's very appealing, both in ambience and decor."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Very comfortable patio seating for about 50 people, and it’s off Ventura so it’s quiet. There are trees over it, so it’s also not too hot. Food quality was very high, and service was attentive and friendly. Lamb shank was delicious, served with couscous and a grilled sausage. It comes with a spicy harissa sauce and a cool cucumber yogurt sauce."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "It was a beautiful day for lunching on their patio. Comfy benches with large pillows to get oneself just right at the table. We shared the Brussels sprouts appetizer which was amazingly delicious. Could have made a meal of it. My friends each had a cob salad which they loved and I had their trio of shrimp, asparagus and broccolini which was wonderful. Great food and great atmosphere. A wonderful afternoon treat. and very reasonably priced."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "What a lovely outdoor garden setting. Loved it! A very nice b-day dinner! Will be coming back"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Halibit special was very over priced and was dry and salty. The short ribs were tasty but also very salty, and they don't give you any vegtable with the meal, just a starch"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "First off, our server Gordon, was an excellent host. He wasn't over bearing. He gave just the right amour of space and service to keep me and my friends having a good time. The Villa is an excellent place to get away from the normal "noise" of a buzzing restaurant. The environment was perfect."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Had a great evening - extended dinner with full complement of appetizer, desserts and a bottle of wine. Recommendations from staff were spot-on and the food preparation was excellent."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The ambiance of the place was beautiful. It is romantic, cozy, and unique. I will definitely come back again with my significant other."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Wonderful place for outdoor dining, especially at night. A relax, family friendly environment brought us to a countryside like dining experience. The free parking area with its vaulted ivy high ceiling is a must see. My friends were charmed by its ambience and wonderful food, making it a magical moment for all of us to remember."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "A bit disappointed with the service, not enough attention to detail particularly whether we have silverware, and to think that their suggested tip was a minimum of 18%??? The food was mediocre at best, the ambience was good, but overall it was a bit pricey. Not going back and not recommending this place to my friends."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We were pleasantly surprised with our visit to The Villa. Great atmosphere on the patio and the food was average. I would stick more with the appitizers and salads the next time we go. It has a Westside vibe in the middle of the Valley. We will go back for another visit."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Thank you for a great experience. There were 5 of us and we enjoyed the patio dining area. We were able to talk and hear each other. Enjoyed the food and wine. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Excellent plate creations. Perfect timing with service - attentive, polite and timely but not intrusive. Good authoritative recommendations from staff. Deconstructed Brussels sprout salad was amazing and combinations of plates were light and creative. Excellent place for lunch when you want to enjoy your company and be able to hear your conversation in a beautiful and relaxed setting."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Service was perfect and food was delicious. Look no further for a go to place for all. The menu is simple but has something for everyone. The brussel sprouts were amazing. Even if you don't normally like them, you will love these. Burgers were giant and tasty and the apple dessert was a perfect end to dinner. We will be going back soon, I hope."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The Villa is tucked away in am inconspicuous spot, but it's worth finding it! If it's not too warm, take the opportunity to dine on the patio. The brunch menu is fantastic, and I highly recommend the french toast!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We love eating at Villa. The outside patio is simply the best. Sit outside on a beautiful night and you won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "They have a great and large patio with a varied menu of appetizers and some entrees. Most everything is in small portions so you're encourage to share with your guests. Hectic atmostphere but the waitresses are fast and we never had to wait for anything. Reservations strongly recommended."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The atmosphere is the best thing about this restaurant. The food is good, but not great. Everything is over sauced and under seasoned. There are better choices in my opinion."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My wife and I have been going to the Villa for a few years now, usually for special occasions. The food and the service is always excellent. It is definitely one of our favorite spots."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "great ambience on the outside dining patio! Food was ok, not great. Our party had the braised lamb shanks (good), the papardelle bolognese (fair), steak frites (good), and the veal piccata (fair)... waiter got our orders pretty mixed up, and brought us someone else's dinner, but got it straightened out. Pretty quiet for a Sunday night..."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Thank u for seating me on the patio. It made all the difference."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "this was our second visit to the villa. on both occasions we called the restaurant to inquire about the patio, knowing that there would be no chance of patio seating if a special event was scheduled there. both times the restaurant took the trouble to keep us informed by phone of the time that the patio would be available so that we could time our arrival appropriately. both times we were seated in the patio with a wait time of less than 15 minutes. the staff was most gracious and helpful. the food has been consistently very good--no inadequacies or complaints at all. the waitstaff was attentive. we will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We went to celebrate our daughter's 18th birthday and it was wonderful. The ambiance, service and food were all terrific. We look forward to going back again and again. It's a beautiful spot for a special occasion."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "One guest received her lunch after everyone was finished and it was cold. Dessert was brought very late. The bill was not adjusted at all."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The Villa is a reworked version of the former Villa Piacere which underwent a transformation improving both the decor and the menu. The result is a brighter, warmer, more welcoming space. The service was outstanding and knowledgeable, but admittedly it was a quiet evening coinciding with the Tony Awards. We enjoyed the diver scallops suggested by our excellent waiter and shared the mushroom flatbread, beet salad, lobster bisque, and a flaky apple pastry for dessert. All were excellent and scallops are very hard to cook perfectly. It is a wonderful addition to the west Valley, and hopefully it will kick competition up a notch. There is a inviting private room upstairs and a beautiful outdoor terrace, which we will try next time."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Posted already on yelp so I'm not going to bother to go into details. Loved sitting outside, but the food was ridiculously bad. The waiter tried though! I think most people read the fancy descriptions and love the ambience, and then think that the food is good. BAD COOKING!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I made a reservation a week in advance for approx 10 people and requested an outdoor table at 8pm. When we arrived, there was no table waiting for us and we waited a whole hour to be seated. They wanted to seat us around a huge, round table with a fire pit in the middle and that's not practical. We finally sat, ordered food and it took close to an hour for the food to come to the table. We started eating at 10pm and were starving and frustrated at that point. Overall very and experience, and embarrassing since it was my husband's birthday and we invited the guests who joined us. Food was good. One guest got a flat soda and the coffee was cold when ordered with dessert. Won't be going back."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Excellent food and ambiance...a must on the list of romantic outdoor restaurants"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We try to eat at Villa a few times a month. We love the service and the staff. They are all so friendly and we know them on a first-name basis. The food is always well-done and exactly how we want it. I've been here with a small group and a large group and each time was great. Must try the Brussel Sprouts!!! To die for. We always order at least two orders. :)"
    Dined on 6/5/2014