Villa O
Villa O

Villa O

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.villaorestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2147801880
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 10:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Vincenzo Indelcato
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Knox
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Under Ground Garage Parking
A word from Villa O
This neighborhood trattoria features classic Italian cusine, produced with the freshest natural ingredients. If available, everything is made with 100% organic, pasture-raised, wild, or imported products.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Villa O reviews from OpenTable diners
73 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (46)great for brunch (33)neighborhood gem (27)good for groups (26)fit for foodies (26)great for lunch (17)hot spot (15)romantic (13)notable wine list (12)special occasion (8)vibrant bar scene (6)scenic view (5)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Very good organic food.
    Patm214
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My Salmon was great and my husband loved his special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pasta pasta pasta
    TaTa
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The pasta was super fresh, everyone enjoyed their meal. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yikes
    Cinnamon
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    had been looking forward to trying this place but it was just a terrible experience. We waited forever for drinks, appetizers, water refills and eventually entrees. We both ordered pizzas and they were fine but not great. There was also no soap or toilet paper in the women's bathroom. These guys just skipped on all the basics.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Meal
    FineDiner
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Our food was very good and the service was ok. The waiter was too friendly telling too many stories and his history. His cappuccino making skill is definitely lacking. He used the wrong drink ware and they were watery. In the past we have had outstanding service and after dinner drinks so we will give them a pass on this one. It is still one of our favorite spots.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great as always.
    Gina
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Villa O always serves wonderful food. It's one of our favorite places to eat.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chicken Waffles!!
    Urban4
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    While visiting from a small town in Kansas, our son who recently moved to Uptown Dallas recommended Villa-O. He declared we had to try the chicken waffles! They were SUPERB!! What a great treat and a change of pace! We loved the atmosphere and the nice out door dining. enjoyed the mimosas and bloody mary's with our brunch as well! We will certainly make Villa-O a regular stop while visiting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unlimited beverages why yes!
    mytsexy1
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I love the Bloody Mary's. The Bagels and Lox make me miss the little deli's in NY and the chicken and waffles will make you hurt yourself it is such a big portion with just the right crisp. Wow
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch Spot!
    DeterminedDemetria
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Villa-O has a great ambiance, nice covered patio seating and a friendly staff. The chicken and waffles are to die for and you can't beat the $10 unlimited mimosas, suffuzi's, bloody mary's and peach bellini's.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Favorite Brunch in Town
    Ropo
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Great service. Never keeps you waiting longer than necessary for food, beverage refills, placing order, etc. Villa-O is always my go-to restaurant for out of town guests. Never disappoints. Food is consistently good and bottomless special is best deal in town.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RioGrande
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This was our second visit. The food is reliably good - and healthy. The service was excellent. We combined the evening with a little shopping in Knox Village.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cute space
    GA2TX
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The restaurant was very cute. Loved the outdoor dining. Servers were very friendly. The food I felt was good just a tad on the sweet side.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vibrant
    FIFIVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The food and service were great and the vibe was fun for all.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Inconsistent
    ParkCitiesFoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Overall the food was good. The eggplant parmean is great (It is the same as the old Sfuzzi). The fried Calamari with peppers was about 2/3 peppers and not much Calamari. Also the Vodka sause pasta was overyly sweet and creamy, almost uneatable. There are many good items on the menu, but there needs to more improvement before I will come back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bottomless Brunch, enough said!
    ltd0713
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    $10 bottomless mimosa, Bloody Mary and bellinis! You don't have to choose just one, you can have however many of each you want. I had the egg white omelet with spinach, mushrooms and goat cheese. It came with breakfast potatoes and two slices of fruit. It was a decent omelet and the fruit was ripe. I didn't try the potatoes because they looked like they had butter on them and I'm allergic to cow dairy. One tip, if you sit outside in the summer ask for the bellinis on ice (it is not frozen like other places) because the drink warms quickly and isn't quite as good. Basically for a little over $20 before tip I had plenty of tasty beverages and a large omelet for brunch. I'll be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Villo O - Our First Visit
    Nona
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I truly enjoyed our evening there. My husband and I split everything - appetizer, salad and main course. They brought it out plated for each of us and the service was fantastic. The food was fresh and very tasty. I would recommend to anyone!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always enjoy Sevys
    Blair
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We took at out of town friend to Sevys for dinner. Excellent food--the special was surf and turf, with a small lobster tail and a small filet. Drinks were nicely done, and service excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Eye Candy.
    CKlekar
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Small brunch menu. Mediocre food. Was a big let down since I had heard nothing but rave reviews from my friends about brunch. I had a Caprese salad that was just chunks of mozzarella and tomato, each should have been sliced and drizzled with EVOO and Balsamic Vinegar and topped with fresh basil. My shrimp crepes was just OK. On a good note, good bottomless mimosas and excellent people watching.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best BRUNCH in Dallas
    AndrewPettke
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Great drink specials + awesome food! This is hands-down our favorite place to bring guests for BRUNCH. Their food is always tasty, fresh & they have great healthier options. Great, energetic lunch crowd makes for great people watching, too!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We visit here a lot for the great patio and the food. Organic choices, handmade pastas, good Neapolitan pizza.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice outing
    Goodtimes
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I went here with a friend this week and had a great time. We went early so were able to take advantage of happy specials. Our favorite dish was hands down the mussels. I was tempted to order a second order; just yummy. We had the Italian salad also which was light and tasty. I wish dessert options were a bit more plentiful but none the less we will definitely be back to try more things on the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls Night Out!
    GirlTalk
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We went on a Monday night and sat outside on the patio. The weather was perfect and we had a wonderful evening! The food was amazing, soo delicious! The bread they serve there is amazing. Be careful you don't eat so much you fill up! Their house wine was delicious. Pair it with good company and you have a fantastic evening!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice for a romantic evening
    WMReid
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We had a wonderful time at Villa O. The food was wonderful. We shared a couple of appetizers - Tuna TarTar and Calamari - both were great. Thought the wine list contained mostly lesser known brands, I chose based on vineyard location, Anderson Valley, and was pleasantly surprised since this was a moderately priced wine on their list. I didn't go wrong choosing this wine. We ate very little of the main courses but they were great the next day - ravioli and lasagna. The dessert was eaten entirely. A great place for a birthday dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    DallasfoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Tuna crudo appetizer was great. Pinot was so so and really dislike the new brand of sparkling water they've changed to.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the vodka sauce
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    This is a great Italian restaurant. You don't get typical plates that are way too big and over sauced like many Italian places. The decor and atmosphere is great as well. Definitely a top date spot.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to relax
    Nicedallasguy25VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Villa-O has always been one of my favorite places to go for brunch ever since I was introduced to their chicken and waffles--which I'd argue may be the best in the area--the food always tastes fresh and service has always been prompt and friendly. The place is always alive and busy for brunch. At dinner time, Villa-O tends to be much quiter, well suited for a glass of wine with a friend or two to relax.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stella
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The food at Villa O was okay. The best thing was an appetizer we had that was not not italian, but more asian in flavoring. Our server was nice, but brought dirty wine glasses to the table and then took quite a while to bring clean ones. After reading reviews we were expecting outstanding food, but it was just okay. Nothing over the top great, nothing that was horrible either. There weren't full so the delay in bringing the wine glasses seemed very unnecessary. The server said he was polishing them. We won't be returning there.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good dinner
    julidear
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Restaurant is replacing A/C units, so it is very warm in some spots. We had to move from the table where we were seated. The restaurant was not busy on a Friday night, which concerned us. But the food was delicious and ample. Our waiter did a nice job, but the support staff not so much! I think a good re-training on basic service is in order. By the time we left at 8:30, the restaurant was still mostly empty...odd for the Knox-Henderson area on a Friday night. The patio was pretty active and is apparently pet friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wouldn't go back
    Callieann
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Way too noisy, and the food was so-so. Rather disappointed as the ambience is quite nice. Outdoor seating is great. Nice place to have a drink after work, especially if the weather is nice. Now, I have had dinner there in the past and it wasn't as noisy, and, as I recall, the food was better then.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Confounded
    MarioDallasVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    The waiter kept rushing us even though the restaurant was almost empty. We were clear that we were not in a hurry and he acted as though it were the lunch time rush. My lasagnette was only warm. The waiter never filled our wine glasses and we had to call him over to get another bottle.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My go-to Dallas brunch spot
    Realist
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Great service and great food like always. I entertained three out-of-town guests this weekend. They're still talking about how much they enjoyed brunch!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 43 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 571 reviews are from the Villa O reviews archive.
  • Worst Service in Dallas
    DallasCriticVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    We were the only ones in the restaurant and our server was horrible! Inattentive and aloof. The food, however, made up for the horrible service. You can never go wrong with the food at Villa-O
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We have been going to villa-o since it opened. It has been a good place to go when we have 6-8 people. Good food and reasonably priced. Great atmosphere. This time there were 7 of us and not one meal was good. The waitress was mediocre at best
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  • Great Easter
    mdporter
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Though the earliest we could get a table was 2:30, we had a great time. Jade is an amazing server. She made the afternoon even more enjoyable. I always have a great experience at Villa-O
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice outdoor seating
    kdbensonVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Went for Easter Brunch. Had challah french toast and ricotta blueberry pancakes with side of potatoes and turkey bacon. French toast was good-nothing amazing but good. Pancakes were way overcooked so very hard on the outside. Turkey bacon was as expected but the potatoes were delicious! They were seasoned with something and then there was a slight crispy outside so they were really tasty! Really nice large outdoor seating area! It was a beautiful day so even though the food was just "ok" we would definitely go back and recommend. Easter is always a hard one to judge a restaurant . Bottomless Mimosas and Bellinis were great!(not just juice!)
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome fresh food
    Rick
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Great atmosphere, open to the outside, exciting A's vibrant patio scene, delicious fresh fishes and pasta. Server was not attentive and messed up the Bill. Don't let that stop you from enjoying this great restaurant.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exactly What I Was Hoping For
    richneason
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    I just moved into this neighborhood and I wanted to treat my parents to a nice dinner. I've walked past Villa O several times and thought it seemed sufficiently fancy enough for the occasion. My first impression is the patio. That whole street is lined with patio restaurants and it provides a very pleasant atmosphere. We opted to eat inside, which was also very nice. I expected a little bit of snobbishness from the staff, but we found them all to be very friendly and accommodating. And the food was delicious. I'm not much of a food critic, so I won't try to elaborate, but it was all very good and we very much enjoyed ourselves.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Work Trip Find
    StephanieC
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Was searching for something tasty on a recent work trip. This place did not disappoint. My cucumber salad and pizza were both delish and the lasagna my coworker had he was very happy with. Our server was very pleasant and attentive. Beautiful interior.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love Villa O
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    We dine at Villa O very frequently and have only had delicious meals and fantastic service
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ordered sea bass and paid
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Ordered sea bass and paid for sea bass - got tilapia
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Spice mistake
    NotgreatanymoreVIP
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    The place used to be really good. We recently dined there and one of the dishes was terrible. The cook must have accidently put cinnamon in a white wine pasta sauce (pasta with lobster). After telling our server, they told us they would fix it. However, the same dish came back, they just added tomato sauce to mask the cinnamon flavor (which the cook did not succeed in doing). So sad to see this place go downhill. With so many restaurants to choose from in Dallas, we won't be coming back here.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet