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La Villa Bistro and Pizzeria

4.2
140 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups

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About

La Villa Bistro and Pizzeria has been serving Shelburne, Vermont and the surrounding areas with authentic Italian cuisine and rustic pizzas since 1995. Its menu is completely customizable and can accommodate a large variety of dietary restrictions. The La Villa Bistro and Pizzeria makes all its dough and sauces in house and it uses only the freshest, local ingredients in its meals.

La Villa Bistro and Pizzeria�s menu ranges from homemade pizzas like the Villa special, the toasted blue and the barbecue misty knoll chicken special. Other dishes include pastas like penne alla vodka, spicy crab cakes, house made spicy pickled beet salad and steak frites.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:30pm
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Phone number
(802) 985-2596
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Andrew Mannix
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Catering
From ten to 200. Near or far. Your gathering will be delicious, affordable and well presented. We don't miss a thing!
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Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
3.8
ambience
3.9
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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Party of four just had dinner at La Villa last evening, Thursday, March 29, 2018.
We had a reservation and were immediately seated. The restaurant was 'busy' but not full.
Our server, Michael, kindly took his time with us and allowed us to be leisurely in our ordering, which we appreciated.

We ordered calamari, greek salad, and four entrees. All were beautifully prepared and served. Everyone loved their meal and the kind attention throughout.

Thank you to all of the team at La Villa!

Carl

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4.0Dined on August 11, 2016

Good for what it is - a neighborhood Italian restaurant. Nothing fancy, but good variety, good food, pleasant service and reasonably priced. And the attached gelato store is always tempting.

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3.0Dined on August 10, 2016

The service on this visit was very slow, e.g. over a half hour before the waitress even took our orders. This could be explained by the fact that we were a large party of 12 and the restaurant was quite crowded, but nonetheless it was a disappointment in relation to our many previous dining experiences at La Villa. The food was excellent as usual, so our only complaint was the rather unusual lack of timely service.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2016

The pizza here is the best I've had in the area and I am from NJ, where we have pizza on every corner. I love the appetizers I have had, especially the mussels. The gelato is a great dessert option there, too.

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2016

Our meal was Excellent!
It's not a super fancy atmosphere, but clean and nice, and comfortable. I guess I'm saying that because the food was so good you'd expect it to be over the top fancy and pricey...
The food was cooked to order and delicious. Had a great Margarita too!!

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4.0Dined on June 18, 2016

Quality of food is very good. Really enjoyed the Gorgonzola flatbread appetizer - the added roasted garlic was a nice surprise. And love the fact they serve Switchback beer!

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2.0Dined on June 7, 2016

Ok for a quick bite, nothing at all special here. There are plenty of other places in the area that are better.

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2.0Dined on June 4, 2016

Service was horrible. Waited to long to place our order. Then waited way to long to just get our drinks. Which they forgot mine. Finally received an attitude when my cousin, who is vegan, had to send back his meal due to cheese being in it(which there is no mention of on the menu). Their response was "So do you want us to make you a new one?" How about "So sorry, we'll get you a new one right away".

Food, on the other hand, was very good. Salad was perfect and the Pizza was one of the best in the neighborhood.

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4.0Dined on May 29, 2016

The food was really good. The server was friendly, however, not very present. She was being overworked. She had too many tables. Our salad came out long after our pizza. It was definitely forgotten and we had to remind about 3 times. She did end up comping the salad because of how it kept getting forgotten and she was very nice. You could tell she was doing her best.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2016

The chicken parm was very flavorful and spicy. The Shrimp with tomato and herb was not what I expected, but it was good. You could definitely taste the wine in the sauce. I would have preferred more garlic. I could not taste any. The calamari had sliced black olives, chopped tomatoes, hot peppers, with a drizzle of balsamic reduction. Tasted great. Service was very good, friendly, and helpful. Will definitely go again.

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5.0Dined on November 19, 2015

Great, easy place to meet up with friends. Warm friendly atmosphere with great food and service

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4.0Dined on October 17, 2015

Good homestyle food. Better than expected. We ordered mussels, pizza, chicken w/vegetables and mushroom ravioli, also a salad. Overall, good quality. Try the gelato, it was delicious, we had the apple cider donut and apple pie (seasonal flavors). Both were great.
This is a good restaurant to take the family too. The decor is stuck in the early 90's, definitely not trendy. Doesn't have ambiance, but makes up for it in charm.

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4.0Dined on September 20, 2015

Great food and great draft options. We'll definitely be back for pizza and appetizers!

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4.0Dined on August 24, 2015

Hidden gem!

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5.0Dined on August 14, 2015

Misty knolls Maple bourbon chicken to die for. Service is always excellent. LOVE LOVE LOVE this place!

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2015

Food was very good. Service was attentive and the kitchen was very accommodating to any special requests (e.g. Leave onions off, etc.). Food is very reasonably priced and parking is ample making it a good stress free choice for dining out

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3.0Dined on July 19, 2015

We have dined at La Villa several times in the last year in general the food is good, the service this last time was very good but then it was not very busy. They take their time preparing the food which we actually appreciate. I ordered the La Villa pizza, we have lots of good pizza places and I am not counting Uno in the mix. Their crust I really liked, it was thin and crispy but tender. I was disappointed in the topping, I could not tell the sausage from the meatball, the pepperoni was good. I brought it home and doctored up with some zucchini and mushrooms and mozzarella. My husband has had the fried xhicken several times and says it is absolutely excellent. Isn't that unique having fried chicken (Misty Knolls) with garlic mashed potatoes in an Italian restaurant? It is supposed to be some white and some dark meat, this time it was mostly white which my husband is not fond of but he said it was cooked so nicely he had no complaints.
The Tiramiso was not what I had expected and have had in several other restaurants, it was a good desert but to me it was not a lucious serving of one of my favorite deserts. The Tiramiso gelato was better..

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2015

From starting to end. Waitress was very nice and was able to answer all our questions. The food was actually hot, not Luke warm like other places.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2015

We went with friends for my birthday. It had been two years since we last went. The restaurant was the same, quaint, romantic, friendly. We had the artichoke dip as an appetizer, which is still to die for. Everything, including the service was memorable. This restaurant is by far one of the best hidden gems in the Burlington area. We will definitely return.

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3.0Dined on June 21, 2015

Hav been here many times, and keep returning. Waitstaff are friendly and prompt, food quality is good. I especially like that they use some local produce in their menu. Always an easy place to get an early supper after a day shopping in town.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2015

i would prefer not to sit near noisy, fussy, children. but was a nice experience.

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2015

We arrived an hour early for a 6:30 pm reservation with our party of 5 on a busy Mothers' Day. The hostess graciously welcomed us and was able to seat us immediately and without issue despite the crowded scene.

Food was very good with our table ranging from goat cheese and prosciutto pizza to eggplant parm with special requests and pasta carbonara. All but the eggplant were served together. Eggplant arrived almost 10 min later. Kitchen needs better planning to coordinate timing of baked dishes with pastas. Waitress was apologetic and cordial.

Gelato was excellent with a light creamy texture and was the perfect conclusion to this lovely meal. Our waitress was seen a bit less than we might have liked during the latter half of our visit but we can't fault her for that as we had arrived early and the restaurant was expectedly very full and busy.

Overall, this was a satisfying dining experience and we will not hesitate to return and to recommend to others.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2015

We've been to this restaurant several times. The food is consistently good and the service friendly. I had the lamb ragu special and it was excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2015

Our entire group of seven was unanimous in praise of the quality of the food, the ambience, and the service. We look forward to going back to La Villa often.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2015

Our first visit and will not be our last. Good fresh local food prepared perfectly. Housemade Pasta, wonderful maple bourbon sauce on the Chicken my Husband ordered. Food and Service very well done. Highly recommend this Chef Owned Restaurant.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2015

A nice neighborhood restaurant, busy on a Monday evening. Family-friendly, attentive waitstaff, down-to-earth atmosphere. Nice wine but my dish (chicken ravioli) was not as tasty as I had hoped. Friend pleased with her salmon salad. Might be worth returning one day to sample other dishes.

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2015

Food was great, but our waitress started ignoring us toward the end of our meal. She was good in the beginning so we don't know what happened... Desserts are the best part!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2015

The food was great, but one of the meals someone in my party chose was more fatty than meaty. They were a little disappointed. The meat they did have was delicious. My meal was amazing! Great flavors! The atmosphere was great and service was impeccable. We will be going back for sure!

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2015

Everything we've had from the menu has been excellent. Very fresh ingredients and, just the right size portions.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2014

My family has been going to La Villa for the past few years and we have really noticed that the quality of cuisine keeps getting better and the prices are remaining reasonable. This is a great place for a romantic dinner or a nice get together with friends. Please try it out for yourself as you will not be disappointed.

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4.0Dined on November 15, 2014

It is great to be able to have conversation and sharing with a friend without having to shout or feel that the table next to us is in our conversation. Atmosphere is lovely and relaxed at the same time. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly. Food is good and there are diverse options to meet all needs.

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3.0Dined on October 31, 2014

This is one of our favorite places for a date day lunch... but this time the food was not as good as it usually is. The Caesar Salad dressing was terribly watery and not very appealing. But the pasta was excellent and the truffle fries are amazing. Overall... this is a great little hidden gem for good pasta and pizza... but probably not a great idea for a salad! Looking forward to our next visit.

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4.0Dined on October 4, 2014

We took my parents here for their 40th Anniversary dinner and it was perfect for the occasion with a party of 7!

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4.0Dined on September 26, 2014

The pasta sauce was excellent without the overpowering taste of garlic which is present in many competitors sauces. Our server (Alexis) was very efficient and pleasant often commenting on the positive attributes of the meal choices that our foursome made. The meal was served in a timely manner but we did not feel rushed. Although the overall ambiance could be improved, I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone that wants to enjoy an Italian meal that is well prepared and at a fair price.

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5.0Dined on September 19, 2014

We had a party of 12 easily accommodated in the back room. The menu is diverse making it very easy for all 12 of us to find entrees we loved, salads for those not as hungry, and a friendly, helpful wait staff.

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4.0Dined on September 13, 2014

Food was excellent and served hot. The waitstaff was very helpful. Nice variety menu.

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3.0Dined on September 11, 2014

We were the last table seated on a very busy night, fair enough. Michael, the server was very efficient in light of the load of tables he was handling. Gorgonzola Flatbread was limp and rubbery. Shrimp with herbs pasta dish very bland. Large Toasted Blue Pizza was limp, bland and unappealing. Two bottles of Seghesio Zin at $45 each saved the meal experience. We dine here fairly regularly and went this time to turn family onto La Villa. Bummer.

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4.0Dined on August 30, 2014

Excellent food, decent wine list and great beer choices. Service was very good. A local gem and one of our go to places for any occasion, small or large group.

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2014

Made a night of it to see a favorite local band (Deja-Nous) not knowing what to expect for dinner. We had a tough time deciding on a dish, as everything sounded so delicious. No one was disappointed! Salads were wonderful and creative, entrees were delicious and plenty to take home and enjoy the next day. The Brussel sprouts were the best ever. Great service, and of course the music was great too. Look forward to the next visit. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2014

In South Burlington to attend a wedding and Used Open Table app to locate a restaurant that could seat our party of 20. We all love Italian cuisine and were happy to see La Villa Bistro could take our Thursday night reservation. After arriving we were delighted to find ourselves seated in their private dining area. Lauren our server was a gem--very cheerful, patient and accommodating throughout the evening. The food was delicious, with everyone loving their choice of entrée and, after Lauren helped us take group photos, we left happy & contented. My wife and I look forward to our next visit so we can treat ourselves at La Villa!!!

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