Villagio
Villagio

Villagio

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.villagioitaliankitchen.com/
  • Phone: 4045497925x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch : Mon-Fri : 11.00am 3.00 pm
    Dinner: Mon-Thu: 5pm - 10pm
    Fri-Sat: 5pm - 11pm
    Sun: 11.00am - 3.00pm
    Sun: 5pm - 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, French American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: North Decatur Rd
  • Public Transit: Marta Public Transportation Services
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary parking is available to at the front of the restaurant. Wheelchair accessibility is at the back.
A word from Villagio
Villagio Italian Kitchen marries a casually sophisticated dining experience with the intimate, old world hospitality found in Italian village restaurants. Our food draws from the time honored, ingredient-driven principals of the Cucina Italiana.Our food strives to remain grounded in time honored tradition while allowing patrons to consider Italian food in a different light. The wine list encourages guests to experience the craftsmanship offered by boutique vineyards, develop a comfortable understanding of European wines, & enjoy exceptional value. The staff is dedicated to delivering highly competent service & practicing the art of hospitality.
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Villagio reviews from OpenTable diners
17 reviews since April 29, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food3.6
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelModerate
50% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (7)good for groups (3)kid-friendly (3)romantic (3)special occasion (2)fit for foodies (2)great for outdoor dining (2)great for lunch (1)late-night find (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Needs some work
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    At the entry, there was water on the floor form the condensation from the air conditioning. Server was kind, not attentive. Nothing was special. Rice on kebobs was over heated, or cooked long ago. Vegetable alfredo was a runny sauce. Cannoli was chocolate goo. - But viewing other patron/waiter interactions, everyone was having problems with service and food. They will have work much harder to do to keep up with the other establishments in this restaurant strip. Not planning a return.
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  • our first visit
    jws3378VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Though it was our first visit and we had a discount coupon from Restaurant.com, three of the four at our table had different entrees and all were very pleased with their respective selection. The two servers were very attentive without 'hovering'. We will return, and choose other items from the many on the menu.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • pleasant patio dining
    TarbyVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Salad with fresh grilled chicken and a pizza made a complete meal. Patio dining was great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • docj1s
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Get the butternut squash ravioli. I added shrimp to the dish.
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    romantic, neighborhood gem
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  • DonnaSue
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I looked this place up online before going. They must have used pictures from another restaurant. Not much to say about the taste either. No need to go back.
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  • New menu much better
    Bubbie1VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Hadn't been there in a while, but it was geographically convenient for both couples. Seems like it had also been renovated. Looks very nice. I loved my eggplant dish and my husband enjoyed his pasta with veggies. Friend got salmon over risotto, which she thought was WAY too much risotto!! I wasn't too thrilled with Caesar salad: croutons unedible and shaved cheese slices not as good as in other salads. Coupons were given for return visits, and we will go again.
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  • Disappointing
    Mbethw
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Was happy to have a new Italian restaurant in that spot but was so disappointed with the food. Ordered eggplant Parmesan and it was so tough, I could not even cut into it without a knife. My companions pasta entree was cold and gummy. Our server offered to bring me something else so I ordered the lasagna. It came cold with the mozzarella cheese not even melted on top. I am not very high maintenance but it was all very bad. On a positive note, our server, German was very nice, attentive, and apologetic. I hope for the restaurants sake, it was just a bad night or a temporary cook, but I don't plan to go back.
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  • Oasis in Decatur
    Joep63
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    We had a 5:30 reservation with our two grandchildren as we were visiting them in Decatur to give mom a break for a few days. We our flight was very late and we didn't even get to town till after 8:30 and not expecting to find it serving at that time we were looking for anything. We drove right by it and found it was open and very welcoming. We had a great meal and enjoyed it especially after a long day of travel.
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    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • Needs Work
    TarbyVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Food OK and different. Service very poor, waiter forgot our salad and wifi not working. May try again to see if service improves
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 20 reviews are from the Villagio reviews archive.
  • Very Pleased
    TarbyVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Service was excellent, had the lamb with mushroom risotto and it was excellent. Will return
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • understaffed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    The waitpeople were working very hard; but there apparently weren't enough of them, as the service was pretty slow (tho that hasn't been true on other visits).
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    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was just ok
    Birdygirl1007
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    I ordered the Chicken Marsala and there was no Marsala to be found...it said it was served with angel hair but it was a huge heap of lunguini a few pieces of chicken and not many mushrooms and no real hint of Marsala. This dish should be called Luinguini with Chicken. My husband ordered the lamb shank but they were out- he ordered spaghetti & meatballs instead and seemed ok with it.
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  • Nice Place - Good Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Very nice people and good food at reasonable prices. We had some friends in town and needed a quick reservation late on a Saturday Night.... all our 'go to' places were booked for the time slot we wanted, so we tried something new. This place was great, busy night (which made it look like we had reservations well in advance) and our guests from out of town raved about the place. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food and atmosphere were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    The food and atmosphere were both excellent! I was initially covercharged (more than double) on a glass of wine, but my request for a correction was honored without any problem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food but service problems
    PCF38
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    The food was great, but we didn't receive our salad, were offered bread towards the end of our meal, were given complimentary but cold fresh-baked cookies, and came home with someone else's leftovers. Yesterday around noon, I sent a polite email to the restaurant about the experience, thinking it might be constructive for management, but I have not received a response (roughly 25 hours later). The servers were friendly, but we're unsure whether we'll return given our experience. We loved Capozzi's, the Italian restaurant that previously occupied the space, and we hope our experience was an anomaly, because we enjoyed our entrees and would like Villagio to fill the void left by Capozzi's closing.
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  • Eggplant Parm
    DecaturD
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    One of the best eggplant parmesan dishes I've had in years, huge serving too! Also had an app that came with fried kale, surprisingly good.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We Made The Most Of It
    AmusedValentine
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Interesting is an understatement for our experience at Villagio on Valentine's Day. We made reservations for 8:30, but waited about 20 minutes behind 4 other couples. When the host finally called our name, and we said "that's us"; he responded "no, it isn't"...AWKWARD! The night got even more awkward when a live "singer" started his act. His guitar skills were pretty good, but his vocals weren't and he kept going off key. Some diners were so turned off they left before ordering their meals. OUCH. Also...3 of our 4 courses came at once. We made the best of it, and actually had a pretty good time people watching and joking around, but the food was sub par and the overall experience was pretty bad. We probably won't return.
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  • Mediocre food*
    EastAtlantaEater
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    *We went on valentines day so the menu was prixe fixe. The calamari appetizer was bland, but the bruschetta was better. The salad came out after our dinner (service was very hectic - our server seemed overwhelmed) and was fair. I ordered the steak which was half medium-rare and half well-done, not too happy there. We also had the eggplant parmesan which was good, but again, nothing to write home about. We may try it again when the normal menu is available and they are perhaps less busy, but we were not impressed with this first visit.
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  • Outstanding
    MrsCrawford
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The resturant and the staff was awesome. The host even gave out long stem roses to the ladies that came for Valentines. There was a live musician playing the guitar with a nice selection if music played.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Very Promising Beginning
    GordonFVIP
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    New restaurant in the Clairmont area that has just recently begun to serve lunch. Three of us visited after having read a review in the AJC. The featured menu item (salmon on pasta with sun dried tomatoes) was ordered and was quite good. Another ordered the lasagna and rated it fair. I had the baked penne with Italian sausage and it was delicious. Salads were fresh, soup was hot and tasty . All servings were quite ample. Restaurant well worth a try and I predict it will be successful!
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    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Dinner
    Amanda
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Great Service. Good Food. What more could you ask for? We had been in one time before and they remembered us. They were very Friendly. The bartender was great so I was happen to find out he was also out server. He made an excellent wine choice for me.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Impressed
    JenA
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    I have been looking for a good moderately priced Italian restaurant in Decatur for a while, so I was very hopeful when Villagio opened. However, I wasn't impressed. We went for New Year's Eve, so the menu was pre-fixe and therefore I can't say how their general menu is, but what we had on the pre-fixe menu wasn't great. The rolls seemed semi-stale and cold. Salad was not included (which isn't always the case in Italian restaurants, but always a plus). The entrees weren't terrible, but also not memorable. I had the chicken piccata and my husband had the spicy shrimp pasta. The desserts were the best part of the meal, but desserts alone won't draw me back to Villagio.
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  • Elvis night
    JandR
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    We went on their "Tribute to young Elvis night". The impersonator / singer was a lot of fun as was dancing to the music! We had the shrimp special and their signature lamb dish - both were excellent and ample portions. The cannoli was OK but not traditional.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had an Elvis Presley impersonator
    JimF
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    was not only terrible but incomprehensibly loud..came and sat at diners' tables uninvited. Not appropriate for a dining experience. Restaurant is not a night club. Out of one wine I ordered yet was charged the price of this wine for the one available which was $2 a glass cheaper. Next table was also told restaurant was out of various things. Guest made joke about how the situation sounded like a Monty Python sketch....."Well, what cheeses DO you have?" Second time I was there. Won't be back.
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  • 1st time since under new management
    Bubbie1VIP
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Friend & I shared the "tapas" plate, which was more than ample and very delicious... Especially the braised greens. Waitress was very good (and pretty).
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Disappointing
    JTATLVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    Villagio took over Cappozzi's space. They should have kept the old menu. Villagio's menu was severely limited in scope and sadly uninspired. There were a couple of bright spots: The linguini with fungi was really good as was the side of goat cheese polenta. However, the pizza was terrible. It was served warm, not hot. The crust, grilled on both sides (?!?!?), had the texture of grocery store frozen pizza and the sauce was bland. The wine list was supposed to be an exploration of European wines, but again was sorely lacking in depth or interest. The server also didn't know much about the wines on the list either. They need to get their act together quickly or they won't last. Can we have Cappozzi's back, please??
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  • First Visit to a New Resturant
    Alibi
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    The food was excellent; traditional Northern Italian dishes served in large bowls. I had a scallop dish with large noodles and my wife had lamb ragu, both of which were very tasty. Service was attentive, but a little slow The grilled salmon appetizer with a heavy sauce was a nice touch. The martini with fruit juice jarred my traditional concept but was a worthwhile experiment. The main dinning room is not handicapped accessible. My wheelchair bound wife was graciously carried down and up a short flight of stairs to the main dining room. There is a deck that can be reached in a wheelchair. So, my next visit will not occur until spring when the weather permits outside dinning.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very enjoyable evening
    PeteVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Great neighborhood gem. Staff was wonderful. Food very tasty.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Going to Give Them a Second Chance.
    ShawnWVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    We went to this restaurant the first week since their re-opening under new owners. The menu is interesting and isn't just another Italian restaurant. We had their version of a Caprese and it was good (not great). We both ordered the Beet salad which was exceptional. Great flavor and color. But the entrees were a big disappointment. The staff handled this really well and we'll give them another chance in a couple of weeks once they fix some of the issues. I'd give them a chance.
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