Villa de Flora at Gaylord Palms Resort
Villa de Flora at Gaylord Palms Resort

Villa de Flora at Gaylord Palms Resort

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Phone: (407) 586-1114
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast Daily: 6:30am - 10:30am; Sunday Brunch: 12:00pm - 2:30pm; Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Joe Wilson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Villa de Flora offers four distinct private and semi-private locations for group dining. The Main Patio is located directly under the atrium offering a beautiful view of the St. Augustine Fort. The Key West Section is designed to resemble an old world mansion. The area overlooks our colorful Key West lagoon. Additionally, there is the St. Augustine Patio, a semi-private dining room adjacent to the buffet. For private dining, our Pineapple Room can accommodate groups of up to 40 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Restaurant Sales 4075862353x

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Self and valet parking available.
A word from Villa de Flora at Gaylord Palms Resort
We welcome you into the magnificent Villa de Flora, a Mediterranean marketplace. Our chefs have created a feast for the senses, making this one of the most popular restaurants of its kind in the state of Florida. Chefs stationed at six markets invite you to sample their culinary creations, including a seasonal market-inspired menu with entrees from the Mediterranean.

In addition, the staff has an impeccable eye for hospitality, from the minute you enter until your warm send-off. This epicurean dance begins with a “market tour” and explanation of the day’s offerings, generously displayed in each station. A delectable wine list is offered, including the restaurant’s famed sangria.

Sunday Brunch is an additional treat, named Critic’s Choice for Best Brunch by the Orlando Sentinel.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Villa de Flora at Gaylord Palms Resort reviews from OpenTable diners
59 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (42)special occasion (34)good for groups (31)scenic view (26)kid-friendly (22)romantic (19)fit for foodies (19)great for outdoor dining (17)great for lunch (17)late-night find (6)hot spot (5)neighborhood gem (4)notable wine list (3)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Pricey Orlando Norm, But Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    We did enjoy The Shrek Character meal, but it is so hard paying an adult fee for a 13 year old that eats like a bird at a breakfast buffet.LOL
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    The buffet at Villa de Flora is beyond compare. I am not a fan of buffet food at all but this is incredible. Many different themed stations and food is always fresh and hot. Always go there when in the Orlando area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    We love going to Gaylord Palms for a special event. Went this time for the Christmas Décor and Show. Beautiful decorations, the food in Villa de Flora was great. The lighting of the Christmas Tree was magical and the show really put you in the Christmas Spirit. Just beautiful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great deal
    C3LMRGM
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We love the fact that after a leisurly meal, you can stroll around in a very pleasant atmosphere. It makes dining with friends a totally satisfactory experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gaylord Palms Orlando - Villa De Flora
    Jersey
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Excellent food !! Dined at this bistro twice during our Orlando stay. Excellent service and variety of food !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real plus in the Orlando dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The whole experience was very positive, good food, for a running buffet all of it was very fresh and full of flavours, the service was reasonable good, but the restaurant was busy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrate Birthdays
    Celebrate
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Great selection of perfectly prepared items. One of Orlando's best dining locations. Exceptional brunch menu which list a variety for all ages. Simply delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glendy
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Excellent dining experience -wonderful service and delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always just fantastic
    OldGrump2951
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    After discovering this fantastic dining place many years ago we have never been disappointed no matter if it is just my wife and I or a medium size group. Service, ambiance and of course the top shelf food says it all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    The ambiance at the Gaylord Palms is super especially from on the veranda. We frequently come in from the east coast for special occasions. Unfortunately, since we are over an hours drive away we no longer come in for evening dinning. This special occasion was our wedding anniversary and my husband and I want to tell you about the truly superior service we received from Cathy our server. Besides being very gracious and courteous she went to extra special lengths to add to our special day. She treated us to one of your special ice cream treats, offered to treat us to a capachino (which we both declined but appreciated her offer) and took our picture with my camera to send to our children. Mary Thomas
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Gluten-Free
    gforlando
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Our party had both gluten-free and non gluten-free members, and the majority of the items on the brunch buffet were gluten-free friendly. This included breakfast items, meats, seafood, fruit, salad, and desserts. The chef can even make gluten-free pasta if you wish. Also, they offer gluten-free bread upon request. I'd recommend this for anyone as being non gluten-free myself, the food was the best quality in the area, especially the meat, and definitely worth the $40 a head.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exceptional experience
    SimFamily
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    location was an experience in itself. The quality of food and great service from the staff made this a day out to remember
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Brunch, Great Atmosphere
    LoveStAugustine1
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The food was above average, the setting is lovely. The fruit was fresh, and delicious, servers were friendly & attentive. There are several areas set up with a variety of salads, breakfast foods, meats, cheeses, side dishes, &desserts. They have a waffle station, an omelet station & a carving station. The cons to this brunch r: the actual staff that seats you,& the staff that replenishes the foods. guy, at the meats &cheeses station touched few items with his bare hands& proceeded to have an attitude with the man in front of me because he asked if anything that nuts in it- the response was" do you see nuts?" It was rude. The front staff that seats you was all confused, sat people at our table, when we had a reservation, so we had to wait.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beyond Belief - A Dining Experience
    TA001
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Our visit here was really such a truly amazing experience from all perspectives, the food choices and quality, the ambience and best service experienced in any restaurant, the staff truly amazing and make your dining experience so unique and special. The beautiful gardens and sitting next to the Koi pond was so special for celebrating our anniversary again at the Gaylord. What an amazing experience. The staff so wonderful but also speaks of the management to deliver such fine foods and #1 service....we felt #1 in the world for that visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a treat!!
    Alltimefavorite
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great variety of food, delicious prime rib ..tried a little bit of everything. The only disappointment was the salads were wilted, which I have seen this in another review to. I would still go back..i just love my salads Sangria!!! yum coffee, wow!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Sunday Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We enjoyed a great brunch at Gaylord Villa de Flora on Sunday Sept. 15. Food was excellent at a scenic view
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • awsome
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food and staff were great!!!!!!!! Highly impressed.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good
    Newplacetodine
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Food was good but limited selection. Food was warm but not hot. Spaghetti sauce selection limited. Very pretty place but hard to find
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very enjoyable brunch!
    Murph1282
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We had 6 adults in our group to celebrate a 50th birthday at brunch. Restaurant was moderately filled, noise level was fairly low--pleasant environment. There was a nice assortment of hot & cold food: breakfast items like cold smoked salmon-large peeled cold shrimp-eggs benedict-individually prepared omelets, plus salads and tasty salad additions. Entrée meats were tender prime rib or baked salmon, & pasta choices. Good variety of yummy desserts including fresh Belgian waffles with fruit & cream toppings. Each food item was delicious & attractively displayed. No cheap or gloppy filler foods. We all remarked the food was carefully prepared. Service was perfect, very attentive & friendly. Definitely plan to return here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced
    Donna
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Service great, ambiance good, mixed drinks $13 each, food was ok, nothing outstanding for a buffet.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • It is very nice, the service great
    Clpmyers
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was very good we had brunch it was $22 a person. Omelette station, several breakfast meats, waffles& real french toast, hot cereals, fruit and yogurt station. Beautiful setting!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tracytkd
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We are from the UK, but have a holiday home here and whenever we are over we try to come for Sunday Brunch or an Evening meal, we always enjoy this.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Villa de Flora
    JTWinterHaven
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Only 45 minutes from our home in Winter Haven, Florida, it's always a nice drive. Food is plentiful and presentation is very good. Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights they feature prime rib that is incomparable. Great staff that make you feel welcome and special. Not a typical hotel dining room.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday Brunch
    Brunchnews
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We always come for the Sunday Brunch. Great selection and atmosphere. Love the appetizers! A dining out/in experience no matter the weather or temperature!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Interesting
    foodie4life
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Interesting the sensation of dining outside during a rain storm and not getting wet. Also interesting dining outside in 90 degree heat and being fabulously comfortable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful !!!
    Melycat
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Loved the breakfast selection. The shrek experience was fun.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We visited for breakfast and there was a great variety to choose from and the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    Yummy
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The food was delicious! Our waitress was outstanding! Never wanted for anything!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    SouthernQT
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    A small group of six friends celebrated a birthday during brunch time. The atmosphere was inviting , the food taste and display were good also. All the service was awesome as expected at this level of dining. I will dine here again. In fact my husband and I were so pleased with the resort grounds and atmosphere we are going to stay over a weekend. Very pleasant staff everywhere we went when exploring the resort.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing restaurant...
    mcp032908
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    It was a beautiful restaurant, the food and wait staff were amazing, but the price (it is buffet style) were not listed! We really enjoyed ourselves so we felt like it was worth the $38 a person, but others might not think so, so make sure you know before you go.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 51 reviews are from the Villa de Flora at Gaylord Palms Resort reviews archive.
  • Villa de Flora at Gaylord Palms
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    table by outside wall as requested. great view and great food. pleasure walking thru the other areas.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Snowman1
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food was wonderful and so was the service. I would recommend to everyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tonyc22
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    everytime we come to orlando we go to the Gaylord palms for sunday brunch. its always been good & we enjoy it very much.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • expectations
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Food selection was okay. Dessert selection was okay as well my ice cream had hair in it, and it was only two flavors to choose from
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Evening
    Excellent
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    This was our first visit to Villa de Flora. Our waiter was Havier he was amazing, nothing was to much trouble for him. The food is simply amazing. The restaurant is beautiful lovely and quiet. We normally eat in Disney Hotels, however we will be visiting this restaurant more often now we have found this gem. It was our 37th Wedding Anniversary and we are so glad we chose the restaurant to celebrate. We will be going back to Villa de Flora and have already recommended it to Family & Friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sunday brunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Sunday brunch was a really nice treat. From the friendly greeting hostess, an exceptional server, to a great selection of quality food and wide selection of dishes. Definitively worth it! I'll drive from Miami again for this great treat.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Variety of food fare
    mashmeup
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Villa de Flora is a buffet, unbeknownst to me when oI made the reservation. However, it isn't your typical buffet and has plenty of fresh veggie options, nice selections of quality meat and great desserts. I would definitely go there again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Blah0
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Everything from the host and hostess to the server fantastic. The omelet station was on point and the wait was minimal. All action stations where handled in the same fashion. The deserts where absolutely divine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunny
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We had a great time for father day brunch, food was good and service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sumptuous dining and GF available!
    GFdiners
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We've enjoyed the Sunday brunch both on Christmas and vacationing. The food selections are superior and their presentations eye candy especially all those gluten free tags labeling the nicest array of selections! Oh, you GF foodies be sure to ask for GF bread and desserts from your server!!! They will bring from the kitchen....
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.