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Villa Penna
Villa Penna

Villa Penna Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.villapenna.com
  • Phone: (586) 566-9900
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 12:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, American
  • Executive Chef: Santino Polidori
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a banquet halls available for 50 - 500 people with smaller rooms through the restaurant to accommodate between 20 - 70 people. Our bocce room is available to play bocce or for private events.
  • Private Party Contact: Danielle (586) 566-9900

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Corner of Hayes and Shoreline, half mile south of Hall Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Villa Penna
In business since 1968, our new location has been open since 1995 to bring you authentic Italian food. Come in to play bocce and enjoy dinner and drinks. We can accommodate all your needs from 2 - 500.
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Diner Reviews
  • "We had an early dinner before going to Freedom Hill to see Tony Bennett, so the restaurant wasn't very busy, but as we were leaving the people started flocking in. The decor was rich yet pleasant. The service right on; not too fussy but aware of what we we needed and when. I'd recommend this to anyone."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "This was our first time to this restaurant. The food is excellent - classic Italian nicely done. We ordered appetizers all of which were good-tasting, especially the calamari - one of the best I've had than in any other restaurant in town. I had the veal scallopini which was very tender and the sauce light and flavorful. Everybody in my party enjoyed their dinner. They commented on how fresh all their dishes tasted, especially the pasta. Portions are sizeable and the food quality and taste are excellent. Our waiter Fabio was fantastic - very attentive and friendly. The hostess was especially kind as she accommodated our party even though there was a mixup with the reservation. We will all definitely be back."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We had a great time and the food was EXCELLANT .Service was great and so were the prices."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Everything was good except: I ordered the Fettuccine and the pasta stuck together. I cut it with my fork instead of twirling it because it wouldn't twirl. Also the Italian music, though good, was too loud. My party and I had to speak loud to hear each other. Otherwise it was a good experience. Oh, one more thing..on our bill there was a "rounding fee" of 2 cents. We asked the waitress and she didn't know what it was either. We paid it."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Villa Penna served us great filet minion. The quantity of the side items was surprisingly low for a $27.00 meal."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We wanted to go somewhere we had never been. Went to Open Table to look through Detroit restaurants and saw Villa Penna. We are west-siders but will go far for a good meal. We were so pleasantly surprised. From the time we walked through the front door until we left, we felt as welcomed as if we were regulars. Our waitress -- Rebecca -- could not have been more helpful. Her suggestions were spot on. We were also pleased with the quality and pricing of the wine list. One of the excellent wines we had recently at another restaurant (for $35 a bottle) was priced at $21. The food was outstanding. We ordinarily do not take food home -- but it was too good to leave. The entire experience was absolutely worth the 50 minute drive."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Found to the food to be very good. A pleasant surprise as that I had no knowledge of place"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "It was great as always every one was happy .We will be back you know how to please guests."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "had a great experience at villa penna. the food and were outstanding."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Good value for the money. Food came quickly despite the fact that they were very busy. Great bread. Large portions. Service was efficient even though they were very busy."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Waiter was excellent and attentive. Chicken Parm was excellent as was the prime rib dinners. Overall a great place for dinner."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I took my boyfriend to Villa Penna this past Saturday for his birthday. The service was fantastic, the food was awesome (and plentiful), and their birthday cake was yummy. The time from arrival to ordering to soup to salad to dinner to dessert was just right. We were never stuck waiting but we did not feel rushed either. Both of our meals were great, including the soup and salad. I would highly recommend Villa Penna and we'll definitely good back again."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The overall experience was exactly what we expected. Very good quality food at a very reasonable price. All four of our meals were very good. My wife's salmon was cooked just right. My son had the filet which he really liked."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Much better than I had expected for this large a restaurant-really excellent Italian food,equal to any other Detroit Italian . I can think of."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Thank you Open Table! I made reservation for Valentine's Day dinner and I am so glad I did. The wait without a reservation was 3 hours. Even though we still had a wait a little bit I didn't mind. The hostesses were patient and courteous with so many guests waiting for tables. I was worried our dinner was going to be subpar due to the busy night. I was surprised how delicious it was and the service was great."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Valentines Day 2014. My wife and I booked via OT. When we walked in the restaurant was PACKED! We were greated by a bright smile and we're sat within 5 minutes of our reaso. The food was great and the service from Rebecca was even better. Great place!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Wanted a great Italian place since there's none in Alabama. Penna's really fit the bill. It was excellent."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "On a quiet, cold winter evening, Villa Penna was perfect to cure our cabin fever. The food is terrific and I love the ambience. Of course the service was perfect. Bianca was outstanding."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Great food, good taste , nice service. The host area was the only unorganized place. Seems like it is family operated. Great place. We will be back!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I love the relaxed feel of this place...just enough Intimacy without feeling isolated. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The filet mignon was to die for. Service was well-timed and friendly, drinks were affordable.""
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Our server forgot about us at times, and we had to ask another server questions about some menu items. Then we waited some time before our server returned so that we could order dinner. Food was good, service was fair. Would recommend to others for dining, but with a caveat about the service."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "I really enjoy that when I have to pull together a family party Penna's is always a friendly place with consistently great food!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "We loved our device there but was a bit disappointed in the good. They have the best soup but the rest was just ok nothing special. Was hoping for a really good meal but was just an ok one."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Very disappointed. My chicken piccante was supposed to be a lemon sauce and it was chicken and gravy. My husbands pasta and sausage was tasteless, I couldn't recognize the tiramisu was unrecognizable and tasted like a bad torte, my espresso was one sip and the waiter could care less. He didn't even offer cream. The food tasted like bad hall food. I'm amazed they're still open. If you can imagine, Olive Garden is better. I never thought I'd say that!! Oh and I was stuck staring at an awful portrait of the Bernstein family. They really should get some decent art!"
    Dined on 9/1/2013
  • "My dinner was good but my colleagues' dinners weren't good. The pasta dishes had way too much sauce and the ravioli wasnt good. The meatballs were very spicey; the veal picatta looked and tasted awful. So becareful what you order."
    Dined on 7/27/2013
  • "Very bad experience food cold, no taste, put dated plating, stale bread. No service. Would not recommend. If you like very cheap tasting banquet food at expensive prices the you will love this place."
    Dined on 7/26/2013
  • "food was good. prices are reasonable. service was spotty - courses were not timed well and some people got food while others waited."
    Dined on 3/15/2013
  • "Very disappointed. Went on Valentines Day and even though they have a fabulous banquet meal, the dinner we experienced was very disappointing. The staff working were very, young and not to mention inexperienced. Waitor did not know the menu or the specials and could not even explain them after he went and asked someone. I probably will not have dinner there again unless its an event."
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "I've been to Villa Penna for the wine dinner and for a private party and thought it was worth the 1.5 hours one way drive from home to the restaurant. However, this particular night was off. Jeremiah was our waiter and he was working very hard, however, he seemed to be alone out there....there were many other servers standing around, gabbing and basically leaving him to fend for himself. The lamb chops were delicious, but each of the four were done to varying degrees (very well done to very rare)...this may be how they do it, but it would have been nice to know. I recommend Villa Penna, but am disappointed with my experience this time. It will be a while before I make the hike again, I'm afraid."
    Dined on 1/12/2013