La Villetta Ristorante Italiano - Boca Raton

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$31 to $50
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Italian
At La Villetta Restaurant the meals prepared by Chef Maria are from Old World recipes and her own creations that she has prepared and served to her family and friends for over twenty-five years. From Caserta, Italy, she learned her culinary art under the tutelage of Chef Angelo Mirra. Maria with Angelo moved to Montreal, Canada via Basil, Switzerland. La Villetta Restaurant was created by Maria and Salvatore to bring to Boca Raton a real sense of Italian hospitality and traditional food.
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d
New England
54 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

great old school Italian! You would think you were sitting in Noona's kitchen! All fresh, all homemade, all just perfecto!

J
Miami
42 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was just ok. Won’t rush to go back. Service was excellent.

A
Miami
34 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner and cannot wait to return worthily!

OT
Miami
61 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eating at la Villetta is a wonderful experience. You are greeted by Sal, the owner, and he always makes you feel at home. The food is excellent especially the special snapper baked in sea salt. Very tasty.

NY
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding!!!! We loved everything. Fresh, homemade and delicious. Cant wait to go back.

M
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love La Villetta! The food is consistently amazing and the staff, led by owner Sal, is friendly and professional. We’ve been coming for more than 20 years and it never disappoints!

M
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian restaurant in the area! Sal and Mari do it RIGHT. Highly recommend

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful dinner as always. Attentive service. Food delicious as always. Will continue to go back

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fabulous. My Yellowtail fish was so delicious and cooked to perfection in a wonderful sauce. My boyfriend had their Lasagna which he goes there for. It is so amazing! We also started with a minestrone soup which was nice and hot and very tasty. The house Cabernet was very good. Dessert chocolate cake omg so good with our decaf cappuccinos! I highly recommend La Villetta. We love it there!

S
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

First time to this place. Very nice inside. A bit pushy in my opinion meaning we first wanted to order apps and the waiter said sorry but I have to take the whole order at once. Didn’t understand that. Before that as we sat at the bar finishing our first drink and the bartender put down the check and said the server will take your drinks to the bar... I laughed as maybe we weren’t ready to leave or maybe we wanted to finish our drinks first. Either way nice place. Lots of Italian restaurants in Boca so they all compete

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was lovely. Only suggestion: I ordered soft shell crab, which is a delicate dish requiring no sauce coverage, and I thought the chef should have deleted the strong sauce entirely. Everything else was just marvelous and we love this restaurant. I have been dining there most likely since it opened and plan to continue doing so.

MM
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The family took mom here for her birthday it was very nostalgic since our Dad took their there often in the 1990s and early 2000s. We loved the renovations and the comfortable feeling in the main dinning room. They still serve a whole fish deboned tableside which was fabulous. Shared several appetizers and finished dinner with coffee and dessert. Overall a wonderful evening, we will return again.

LE
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Italian food the best in Boca

M
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian Restaurant in Boca! Sal and Maria have it RIGHT!!! The staff are friendly and pay attention to each quest. Highly recommend!

BS
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great menu food very good although a bit pricey

MC
Clacks
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful staff, delicious meals to chose from, relaxing restaurant . It’s my favorite!! Never fails!!

F
Orlando
63 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had great service. They were very accommodating to us. Both couples ordered a pasta and fish done in salt. They split both pasta and fish for all of us. The fish was boned table side. It was moist and the pasta very tasty. I did not order dessert but tasted both that were ordered. I was not impressed with either one. I did have a decaf cappuccino which was excellent.

S
New York Area
115 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved this restaurant! The soft shell crabs were perfect and made me very happy. We shared a pasta course also and it was delicious. Our waiter Jeff was very good as was all the service.

P
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to the restaurant every year to celebrate special occasions. We love everything about it. The food, the service. Best Italian food in the area.

M
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fantastic dinner! The soft shell crabs were excellent! I highly recommend La Villetta. Sal is the best!

I
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was amazing as usual. The service and food was outstanding.

G
Miami
57 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant. The food is always delicious and the service is wonderful.

TO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Really excellent traditional Italian food with enough novelty in many recipes to make it unique. The decor is looking dated and could use a sprucing up. Service was first rate and our meals were fantastic.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our experience has been consistently excellent at La Viletta. The food and service never disappoints!

b
Caribbean
22 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

enjoy authentic Italian Cooking, they have many of favorites and some with a twist, if you are fish lover you must try the salt encrusted fish. They use the fresh fish of the day.
For a romantic dinner ask for the booths in the back of the bar they are quieter than the main dinning room.

M
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic Italian food! You will not be disappointed. Sal greets every patron. Maria, the chef, prepares excellent meals. Specials are wonderful as are the daily fares. Highly recommend!!!!!

OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

We had a 5:30 reservation and were the first ones in the restaurant. We were shown to a dark booth at the back of the restaurant. When we asked for another table, we were grudgingly show to the front of the restaurant and told there was only one table available for us. There were no reserved signs on any of the empty tables.
After we had our wine and appetizer, the waiter offered to move us to another table. We declined to move at that point.
We were the only ones in the restaurant until around 6:30 when we were pretty much finished with our meal.

The food was ok, Nothing spectacular and we felt prices were high. The service was good, but we felt the waiter was a bit condescending. After our meal, we asked the owner why we were limited to our table choices in an empty restaurant and he informed us that it was because we had used open table to book the reservation as opposed to calling the restaurant directly.

We use open table all the time to book the finest restaurants and have never been treated like this. If the owner is going to treat open table diners that way, perhaps he shouldn’t offer his restaurant on Open Table.

d
Miami
43 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The waiter Jeff was awful. He spoke back to us when we complained about one of the meals. The restaurant didn’t d anythng

M
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic Easter dinner at La Villetta! The host and owner, Sal, was so gracious. Our food was delicious and we’ll definitely be back!

BB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Villetta has it all. Food is delicious, service is great, there is room between the tables so that you are comfortable and there is music in the background that doesn't interfere with conversation.

p
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

If you are looking for a rarely enjoyed treat, LaVilletta prepares the best Yellow tail Snapper baked in salt and then either deboned at the table or served as a whole fish. So sweet and such a delicious meal. The pasta wasn't bad either.

MC
Clacks
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined in this restaurant roughly ten years ago when a friend took us out for dinner. The food, service, and ambiance is still the same! Delicious, great, and relaxing!! This is truly a fine dining experience I recommend highly and know they will become regulars there too.

f
Miami
124 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food!

f
Miami
40 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Saturday night my spouse and I had reservations at La Villetta. Upon arriving ,we were seated and a server come to our table within a few minuets. This was our first time dining at the restaurant. I read several online reviews and the majority were very favorable. So,I was looking forward to having a good dining experience. My experience was, as I hoped, top notch! -we thoroughly enjoyed the dinners!!
My husband is a lover of Linguine con la Vongole-his favorite Italian dish. He ordered the house special linguine with clams and shrimp-he requested that it be in the white sauce (not in the pink sauce). Our waiter smiled, and said," certainly,no problem!" I selected a veal dish and we were both happy with our selections. Portions are the right size and the preparation excellent! My husband, said his linguine was perfect! One of the best he has had in the Boca/Delray area!
The service was good, and the house offers a serving of a tasty bruschetta-with just the right amount of garlic. The bread basket is filled with a delicious Italian bread-so good! It was our first time at La Villetta and I can say that it will not be our last time.I am ready top go again and again...it was a wonderful dining experience that I intend to repeat soon and often!!

M
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal.

W
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Very noisy and a bit expensive. Service good. Not much room between tables. Difficult to maneuver to get up to go to the restroom.

NS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service is outstanding. I had the swordfish and it was so fresh with a beautiful sauce.
The ambience in the restaurant is just lovely, old world...w Frank Sinatra playing in the background.
The exterior ambience, involved walking through an area with cigar smokers before entering...which was very unpleasant. I know it is not against the law...but..it is also not a good introduction to the restaurant.

m
Baltimore
38 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Staff was great!

Y
Miami
98 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always an amazing dining experience at Sal’s restaurant. You won’t be disappointed. Dinner and service are always exceptional!!

FL
Miami
694 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had an enjoyable dinner. The food and service was very good. Jeff our server was attentive. The stuffed pepper appetizer was delicious. A neighborhood gem for good Italian food.

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