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

Villa de Flora at Gaylord Palms Resort Details

  • 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 (407) 586-2353

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
Diner Reviews
  • "Wonderful selection of various foods. Service was great. They did not rush us. We dined for a total of 3 hours and never felt like we had to go. I would highly recommend you give Villa de Flora a try. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "There was an excellent variety of food available to appeal to all audiences. The service was great and the food was excellent!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The food was the best I've ever had, the entire brunch experience was absolutely worth it, it's all highly recommended."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Don't let the buffett setting stir you away from Villa de Flora. The food was excellent. Many choices for all palates. All were well made and flavorful. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Everything was great. Warm welcome, lots of smiles, great food, great ambience, great server."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I did not know it was a buffet. Thought it was a nice sit down Mediterranean restaurant."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "The food is phenomenal! Fresh! Abundant! No one will be underfed, that is for sure. Staff is super friendly and attentive. Even if you do not stay in the Hotel, it is a fabulous option for any occassion or just because. Heavenly!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "This was a local family vacations, first time staying at the Gaylord Palms Resort and everything from the stay to the dining experience, was exceptional :)"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I'm not one who typically eats at a buffet. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. The carving station was awesome and they had many healthy options. My one complaint was that our waiter did not refill our drinks in a timely manner. Our glasses at empty for quite awhile before they noticed."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Beautiful, fantastic food, great service, views are fantastic."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Although the Sunday Brunch is a bit pricey the variety, quality, and quantity of food makes it worth it. Skip breakfast before you go."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "My wife and I chose this buffet style restaurant on our honeymoon mainly for its moderate price in the beginning. WOW were we surprised! It is absolutely amazing! Very elegant and comfortable setting for a celebration. Waiters are Excellent. Very well trained and professional. They catered to our every need. Every time we left the table to go to the top notch buffet the waiter was at the table removing the used dishes and refilling our beverages as well as refolding our napkins. We had mentioned we were on our honeymoon and got a glass of champagne on the house. Food was excellent. carving stations, variety of breads and butter flavors, high end desert selection and full bar. Absolutely best buffet style dining for the money."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I have been here several times and always a good meal with attentive staff, however on this evening they were short staffed with only one host and limited servers. The only availability was 9.00pm which was normally too late for us. We were asked to make our final buffet visit quickly as they were starting to remove the dishes but it wasn't a problem. It is quite pricey but for a once in a while visit, well worth it."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I attend a conference at the Gaylord each year and Villa de Flora is the primary destination for every lunch. You could eat here several times in a week and never repeat your selections. It handles large groups easily and everyone can find something they like/love. It can also be very fast in/out in needed but they don't rush you off if you want to linger/converse."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Great buffet and made to order station. Variety of food choices. Everything was good."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Have been visiting this restaurant for many years now and will continue to do so. My wife and I are Snowbirds and visit the Orlando area every year. We stumbled on this place almost by accident and have never regretted it. It is located in the Gaylord Palms, a massive Marriott hotel and convention center with a truly incredible theme of sub tropical trees, streams with fish and even alligators. There are four or five restaurants, a sports bar and various shops. We have a few of the restaurants and Villa de Flora is the best. A amazing buffet with for under $40 and a setting you will truly love. We recommend this restaurant to all our friends and advise them to take a camera. I suggest making a reservation to avoid disappointment."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Perfectly prepared food for a great experience . Leisurely dining at it's best!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We have been dining here for years and love taking our out of town friends with us to share in the experience. We are never disappointed in the quality of the food. We have had some issues with servers in the past but never with the food. On this particular visit one of the chefs came out and asked how I was enjoying the food. I told him it was delicious and that's why we bring our friends here. They have a great selection of cheeses, breads and salads as well as the carving station. I especially love the chick peas that they spice up and put in the deep fat fryer. They are crunchy and yummy. We have sat with friends for up to four hours and they do not push you out since there is ample table space."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Always a lovely evening here, though very busy, so drink service was rather slow, also we didn't get seated on the veranda but indoors, so not as pretty, though quieter. Food was excellent, & staff polite despite being under pressure."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Although this was not my first experience with Villa de Flora, it was the first time I had visited in several years. Some friends and I were celebrating some business successes and we wanted to go somewhere that was special, but not particularly romantic. Our waitress was a lot of fun, taking some good-natured teasing from the group, making suggestions, and keeping our water, tea, and coffee cups full. My dining companions were especially impressed with the pesto salmon, smoked salmon and dessert bar. I really liked the prime rib and lamb carving station and chicken marsala. The fruit was a little lacking, consisting only of honeydew and cantaloupe. The atmosphere was nice, despite sitting next to a large family. We had a great experience."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "This restaurant is always top notch. Great carving station, soups are always excellent, a fine pasta bar, good seafood selection and wonderful appetizers, cheeses and bread. We always love having dinner here. Can't wait until we find an excuse to go again!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Villa de Flora is a great way to get the family together over a delicious meal where everyone gets exactly what they want. A delicious and well prepared buffet at a reasonable price as far as buffets go. Service is friendly and attentive. We look forward to another visit."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The food was great with many choices. Wife loved the fresh fruit bar! As a guy who loves bacon it was awesome; the bacon was crispy without being too well done. It was just the start we needed for the long days @ Disney!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "For $50 a head on Valentines this was utter rubbish. Ok I made a mistake booking and not realizing it was a buffet, but the food was very, very poor and It was a waste of money. Won't be back. Fortunately it did not negatively impact the reason for being there but between us we probably ate $3 worth of food."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great tasting food and a wonderful e=setting. I tried many of the items on the buffet and was very pleased with everything I tried. The dessert line was fantastic. I would be happy ordering anything from the buffet from a regular menu if the taste was as good. The only complaint would be the valet service. They are not connected with the restaurant but I thought I would mention that they were extremely slow at getting my car, at least 10 minutes from the time I paid for the parking until the car arrived."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "One of several nice places in the Gaylord Hotel. We like to take out of town guests, because they always want to see the gators. The service was great, very attentive, and the buffet is spectacular. Something for everyone, and it doesn't cost an arm and a leg."
    Dined on 2/7/2014