Fabulous Event LocationThe outdoor accommodations for this restaurant are simply divine. The burger is incredible and the beauty of the outdoor area is unmatched. Definitely a neighborhood gem!6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThe carmelized brussel sproutsThe carmelized brussel sprouts were one of the best vegetable dishes I have ever had.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFound The Villa through friends'Found The Villa through friends' recommendation, and this was our second time there. It was equally impressive this time: good food and service, and nice atmosphere.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe ahi app was a nice sizeThe ahi app was a nice size serving & close to being a real winner, but needed some seasoning...some heat, capers, cracked pepper, shallots,parsley, etc...I took some home & added seasoning & it was delish! Brussel Sprouts were fantastic! Wine prices were very high for the SFV, more like West Side prices!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways love sitting outsideAlways love sitting outside at the villa. Lucy always treats us like royalty4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMQuite splendorAs usual, The Villa was a very nice experience. Great food & service. Not noisy at all, which is a major positive for me.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMElegant and delicious dining at anWe recently rediscovered this wonderful restaurant in Woodland Hills. The crowd at the bar as well as the staff are very friendly; the interior upscale and comfortable, and if you prefer to dine al fresco, the Villa has one of the most romantic patios in Los Angeles.
As for the food, Chef Robert Lia has totally revamped the menu and frequently comes out of the kitchen to chat with diners, answer questions and make sure guests are completely satisfied. Choose the calamari or the charcuterie plate to start and you’ll begin to see the new level of sophistication Robert’s brought to the restaurant. Then go on to try the Branzino, Osso Buco or Duck. You can’t miss!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AM5 of us went for Saturday5 of us went for Saturday brunch to celebrate a birthday. Since the patio is first come first served, we arrived when they opened at 11:30 AM and had the pick of tables. The patio is serene,brightly colored, and has comfortable tables and banquets. Each of us ordered an entre and we all shared so that we could get a sampling of different items. The food was OUTSTANDING. Hard to say which we loved the most...the "Mix it Up", "Where's the Bagel", "Wendy's Waffles", "Crab Cake Benedict", or "The Wedge". All were really beautifully presented and delicious. For dessert we all shared the Molten Lava Cake. YUMMY! Server was attentive and very sweet. Can't wait to try the dinner menu.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat local dining. TastedGreat local dining. Tasted great, decent price, beautiful place. It was slow for a Wednesday night, but we were treated very kindly.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMReally nice diningHad a really great meal with friends here. We started by sharing appetizers which were all of a good size to share. I like to large selection of appetizers and the fact that the pasta dishes could also be ordered in an appetizers size. All of our main courses were so good that we ended up sharing those as well. The fish dishes were fresh and well prepared. The wine list is somewhat limited but the selections were good. Our server was very friendly, attentive and extremely patient with our girl talk keeping us from ordering. We never felt rushed. The restaurant is well decorated but not stuffy. Elegant but casual. I would recommend this restaurant for anything from a girls night out, to a romantic dinner, to a group gathering3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMSeriously...one of my favoriteSeriously...one of my favorite restaurants and so close to home. Couldn't be better.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent. ServiceFood was excellent. Service was okay. We were automatically charged 18% gratuity (on the tax as well !) for a party of six, with no indication of this on the menu. Not appropriate, and the service was not worthy of more than 15%. This was the only drawback though. Nice place overall.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI had never been here before.I had never been here before. Very pleased that there was self parking and a lot of it in the back of the restaurant. Server was very attentive and the meal was excellent.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service is betterFood and service is better with new ownership/chef. Used to be Villa Piacere.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMYou'll want to go back ....We go to Woodland Hills every year to get our taxes done and need a place for dinner. Even with all the choices on Ventura Blvd., The Villa is our favorite go-to spot for this once-a-year event. My partner had the day's special, pan seared scallops over couscous and purple Brussel sprouts and he declared it “excellent!” I had the Prosciutto and arugula flatbread, a great combo and the crust was “perfect!” They brewed us a fresh pot of decaf coffee ….not something one usually brags about, but it was really good!1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM