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Villaggio Grille at the Wharf
Villaggio Grille at the Wharf
  • Address:
    4790 Main Street, F108
    Orange Beach, AL 36561
    Neighborhood:
    Orange Beach
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Villaggio Grille at the Wharf Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.villaggiogrille.com
  • Phone: (251) 224-6510
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Italian, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: John Odom
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Big or small we can handle any event.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Whaf Parkway
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Villaggio Grille at the Wharf
Polished casual dinning with cuisine representing the gulf coast, local fishermen, and farmers alike.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Pizza cooked in a wood fired oven, mmmm. Our group had steaks, very good, pizza, excellent, pasta, very good, and fish, very good!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The place was full and seemed crowded. It was tough to get through the tables and chairs. The appetizers had the potential to be so much more. The bruschetta was a huge disappointment. We excepted the crab topping to be heated or room temperature. It was COLD RIGHT OUT OF THE FRIDGE! When we asked our server, Comet, if it was supposed to be freezing cold the answer was a curt "yes". No offer to warm it or redo it or offer another selection in its place. We had to put the menus in her hands after we ordered and she brought our drinks because she had not noticed that they were still on the table and there was no room for the plates. The entrees were very good and exceeded our expectations asked on earlier. The fish & scallops were A#1"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The food was good but timing was a problem. The appetizers (an excellent goat cheese/walnut salad and good baked oyster dish) arrived after almost 25 minutes, and the entrees less than a minute later. The server (not our primary waitress) was dumbfounded when we politely asked her to take them back and not to put either dish (tuna rare and a seafood pasta) under a heat lamp. The manager quickly arrived to apologize and said he would handle it. After another long wait (over 30 minutes) our entrees reappeared. The tuna was new and quite good. Unfortunately the pasta appeared to have been reheated in a microwave (excessive steam from the middle when stirred) and contained only two shrimp and two scallops). Overall a mixed dining experience."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Went for dinner during the week. The Devils on Horseback (bacon wrapped fried oysters) were my husband's favorite - and I enjoyed them, even though I 'm not a fan of oysters. The white truffle honey shrimp was probably the best shrimp I have had - at least in a very long time. It had a sauce with it that was delicious and went well with the honey and truffle oil on the shrimp. We did not get the risotto with this item and instead got brie and apples. Put that with the bread and the sauce from the shrimp...oh my goodness. The saffron risotto and the scallops were very good. Our server, Christina, was excellent in her recommendations and the service was good without being intrusive. We will be back."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "This is a very good restaurant! The food is fabulous and the staff is wonderful. It is one the high end $$, but it is worth every penny. When we eat out we make sure it is unique in every way, not like something I would fix at home."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I reserved a table for five outside during the weigh in Friday night. It started sprinkling and the women didn't want to get their hair wet. So we went and sat at the bar inside and waited for the rain to pass. But before going inside asked the waitress if we could have our table after it stop raining and she said yes. It really didn't rain that much so we asked to go back outside and someone had taken our table. We ask for another table but she said there were none available and clearly there were a couple open. And the pizzas are terrible!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We were seated right away. The food was delicious and the wine selection was well above average. It was a little loud but what do you expect for the 4th of July weekend. We try to dine there every time we travel to Orange Beach."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We come from Michigan and always make plans to eat at Villagio's. Wife and I have been here 6 different times and tried something different on the menu each time only to be completely overwhelmed by the taste and presentation of the food. Great service and very friendly. Makes us feel at home. Prices very acceptable."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We travel to the beach every summer and discovered this place last year. It was so good we came back. We were not disappointed and to top it off we had the same GREAT waiter.....James. Every bit of the meal was wonderful. We look forward to our next trip."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The service was exceptional. The food was not. We enjoyed the light show and the hula hoop contest. Location is great."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Went twice on my trip to Orange Beach. I have two small kids, and both times the wait staff was very sweet in accommodating them (and helping ensure they did not disturb other diners). The risotto was excellent, and I was particularly impressed the kitchen produced an excellent risotto when we were the final seating at 10 PM the second night - thank you. Only negative is the bruschetta - not Italian bruschetta; if you order it expecting that you will be disappointed."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great dinning once again. This is our faviotite Restuaurant in the area."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "They were very accommodating and the service was excellent!! The food was great as usual. I could without the seizure inducing light show though :)"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We're from Texas and decided to eat here for our wedding anniversary, our waiter John was wonderful, he went above and beyond for us! The food was the best food we have ever had!! The place was beautiful and the drinks were awesome!!! "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "I made a reservation at this restaurant for 5 people based on the menu posted on line. When I arrived the dinner menu looked nothing like what was on line. It was a bit over priced for what we got, but at the least service was excellent."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We booked our dinner from viewing the menu only, and were surprised by the atmosphere. It was such fun...especially with the musical light show in the courtyard ! We were not expecting it. We will certainly go back next year when visiting ."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "My husband and I had dinner here for the first time. We ate outside and were treated to a light show along the palm tree lined lane with music to match. The food was wonderful except a bit salty for my taste. We had the mussels, scallops and grouper. Each had it's own special flavor. We would definitely come again."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Brown butter grouper is always my choice. Also enjoy pizzas. I husband said his porkchop was one of the best he's ever had. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I had reservations for outside dining if possible. It was to chilly. Instead of a nice table inside we were placed in the back next to the drink machine. There were six of us and it was a special event. I am very sad about the evening."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Very nice atmosphere. Food was good. My risotto was a bit salty. Salads were delicious. Will defiantly try it again"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Could have more reasonable specials . Bar tender cannot make drinks, puts what taste like 7up in our Manhattans on the rocks , then when we complained & just asked for bourbon on rocks put in a tiny glass filled w/ ice. Drinks not worth the price!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "What a great meal for our entire party! We love your restaurant!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The salmon crusted with brown sugar and ginger was truly outstanding. Moist and delicious. It was over couscous,deliciously seasoned. The mustard greens were a little bitter."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "First time ever at the Villaggio Grille and were a little disappointed that was not able to receive Red Snapper as we had looked on the menu before coming. Waiter went out of his way to be nice and pleasant. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Food is excellent. Great lunch specials for the price and you are getting top-notch authentic food. Pizza is killer!!"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "We arrived for our reservation and were told about the special. My girlfriend and I ordered special and an appetizers. My daughter's friend ordered a menu pizza special with no mushrooms (she is allergic). 5 minutes later the waiter comes back and informs us that the restaurant is out of the specials and the appetizer I had ordered. So we re-order. 45 minutes later no food. They forgot the no mushrooms and had to remake the pizza So after an hour they served 3 luke warm meals and a hot pizza. We told them of the food temperature. They offered to remake them but we were too tired. Probably good food but the service was poor. They apologized and comped the entrees. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Best place in the area! We have gone each trip to the beach past three years, always amazing! Grouper is best ever!"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "The food was amazing. I think I got their daily special, and I was very happy with it. Big portions - I took half of mine home. The decor though was really modern. They have a large outside dining area, and it looks like they have music in that area often, so it would be cool to eat there when they have that going on."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "After discovering this restaurant last year, we make plans to eat here every time we visit Orange Beach. Entrees are mid $20's but worth every penny. The Brown Butter Grilled Grouper is my favorite.. a must try (you will be hooked)! We also tried the Seafood Pasta this go around and it was rich but very good. The lump crab meat mixed in the sauce was my favorite part. Overall, a great dining experience!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Fine dining at the beach is hard to find, however, Villagio has hit it out the park ! Our favorite in the Orange Beach/Perdido Key area."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Attractive, upscale but fairly priced. Vibrant scene, limited menu, food good but not great. Would go back, but not make a special trip."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I frequent the restaurant often and it never disappoints. Great food and service. Love the baked oysters."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "At at Villagio Grille and thoroughly enjoyed it. Especially yummy oysters!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The restaurant is in a new shopping complex. The food was very good and the service was excellent. Definetly would return very good value. The squash with crab meat soup was excellent, and the fire grilled oysters were on pointe!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Every time I have eaten here, if has consistently been amazing!! The food, wine and atmosphere is the best in the Orange Beach area."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We arrived a few minutes early for a 6:00 reservation on a Sunday evening. Once we were seated, we waited 8 or 10 minutes before anyone stopped by our table. The hostess came to check on us and quickly had the server at our table. The server was very polite, but our food took a very long time to arrive. Three other tables close to us arrived after we did and were gone before we got our check. Our meal was not complicated, and should not have taken nearly that long to arrive at our table. We had a meatball appetizer, a pizza, and a pork chop. The atmosphere was nice and the food was very good, but the long wait for food and service made it a disappointing experience...not what I wanted for our first anniversary."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Make a reservation before going and you will get right in. The scallop dinner was the best, full service bar and great wine list. Had dinner there just before see Jason Aldean."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I brought my wife here for her birthday. We made a reservation online and it actually worked. As we arrived at the restaurant 10 minutes early, they greeted and us and we were at our table for 6 quickly. The waiter was extremely knowledgeable of the drinks, food, appetizers and the activities going on around the town. Very impressive. The food was incredible. We all had something a little different (Steak, Snapper, Pork chop, etc.) and it was all excellent. The overall experience at this restaurant was Outstanding. I must say that, while we were there, we felt as though we were the most important people in this very busy restaurant. Great all around experience."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We arrived one hour early for our reservation...we were hungry and asked if we could be seated and give our time slot to another. We were accommodated and furnished a great meal. We will return."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Our food was great, pricing reasonable, service was very good. The noise level however was a little too high...really difficult to carry on a conversation. They need some sound insulation..."
    Dined on 3/14/2014