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About La Villetta Ristorante Italiano

Dining Italian Style is not just for sustenance, it"s the coming together of family & friends. At La Villetta, the meals prepared by Chef Maria are Old World recipes and her own creations prepared and served to her family and friends for over 25 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 where they worked as a team for eight years at the Hotel Simblone. In Montreal, the first of three 4-star restaurants opened and introduced Maria's style of Italian cuisine. Under the management of Maria's son & daughter, these restaurants still serve the people of Montreal Casa Cacciatore. In 1985 SALVATORE SELLITTO and MARIA COSTANZA opened Casa Cacciatore in Pompano Beach Florida. For 7 years their patrons from Boca Raton demanded they bring to Boca their real sense of Italian hospitality. CUCINA - RICERCATA E GENUINA BUON APPETITO

4351 N Federal Hwy
Boca Raton, FL 33431
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
NE 44th st

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(561) 362-8403

Website:
http://www.lavillettaboca.com/

Catering:
Please contact us for catering options for your next event, large or small, formal or informal. LaVilleta will prepare a custom experience designed to please your guests.

Parking Details:
LaVilletta offers free valet parking and self-parking. Our parking area is well illuminated and continuously monitored.

Executive Chef:
Maria Costanza / Salvatore Sellitto

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

La Villetta Ristorante Italiano Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (15)
Good for a Date (14)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
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Fit for Foodies (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Cozy (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Casual (3)
Good for Groups (3)
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Business Meals (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Seasonal (1)
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Local Ingredients (1)
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 4 days ago

La Villetta Restorante Italiano is a true gem. The House Specialty is whole fish (trout) baked in sea salt and deboned table side is a must try. The wine list is as expected and the service is par excellence. Salvatore and Chef Maria treat everyone like family.
My husband and I were out with our friends from the area and we just keep coming back over and over again. This is a sign of a great restaurant. Enjoy, Repeat, Enjoy!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

I made reservations for Valentine's Day a month ahead of time. The restaurant confirmed it the week before. We were seated promptly. Our waiter and assistants were there in a flash. We were presented with the specials after our drink order was taken and delivered. We were not in a rush and service was appropriately timed. The bill was reasonable and a 20% tip was fully earned and deserved. We are looking forward to returning sooner rather than later. For now, it's back to the gym.

Tags: People Watching, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
·Dined on February 11, 2018

The food is excellent and the veal recipes are unique. However you certainly pay for the experience.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We were late. Maitre d' seated us although they were fully booked. Nice menu. Great wine list.
Excellent food. Great service from our waiter, Gene.
A wonderful find and an outstanding neighborhood place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Service was wonderful, very professional. The special whole yellowtail snapper was fabulous, de-boned at the table.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This is the first time to this restaurant and we will certainly go back. The food was excellent, the staff quite attentive. We found the atmosphere to be quite enjoyable. While we were dining a bit early(6pm) tables filled quickly as the night went on but never was the noise level too high nor was the staff stressed to not be attentive.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Wonderful restaurant ,delicious food and great host,good service and consistently pleasant atmosphere.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Cozy, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Excellent service makes you feel like a valued customer. House wine is a real bargain as well. Dinners come with a tossed salsa... reminiscent of days gone by. Dinners were veal parm, veal with scallions, and chicken with eggplant. Portions were large enough to make lunch the next day.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 12, 2018

This is an upscale restaurant, and we made an Open Table reservation. We were met at the door and told we had a 'special table reserved'. Well that 'special table' was a booth in the bar area facing the door to the restrooms. We complained and were told by the owner that he had 'overbooked'. We took the table, but the meal was ruined from this seating.

In leaving, we found out that the real reason for our banishment to the 'leper colony', was that the owner was saving tables for his regulars in the main dining room. Since he did not know us he put us in the bar area. He said he could have put us somewhere in the dining room, but the meal would be rushd to make way for other guests.

The long and the short, excellent food, but if you are considering this on a Friday or Saturday night and have not been here before and have an Open Table reservation, be prepared to be treated like an intruder and placed at a table where the scenery is people going to the restrooms.

It was an awful experience that we have never experienced before. This was not a hamburger and fried place but an experience upscale dining establishment.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Great food and service.
It was delicious with nice ambiance. Will eat there again!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Fabulous Boca Raton, FL restaurant. Authentic Italian and been in business a long time. Extremely consistent and very friendly. Easy valet parking.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Always excellent. Authentic Italian. Table service and wine recommendations enhance a perfect meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

I have eaten in your restaurant many times and have loved the food and ambiance. This past Saturday night i decided to start my dinner with a shrimp cocktail. How disappointing to find only 3 shrimp for $16. They should have at least been prawns or at least 5 shrimp.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 9, 2017

As usual, wonderful food and service. Sal makes you feel special.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Always a favorite. Good food, good drinks, good service. Can’t miss

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent service here. House wine is an unbelievable value. Bread basket is great! Salads are included with dinners. Our entrees were lasagna, a Saturday special, and veal Pavarotti. Delicious!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food, excellent service. This was our first time here even though it has been in business a long time. I'm glad we finally dined here. We will be back.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Always great!!! Especially love their signature fish but other dishes are wonderful too.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very authentic Southern Italian cuisine. Excellent service. Extremely attentive and knowledgeable server. Hand-made fettuccini noodles with vine ripened fresh tomatoes was cooked to perfection. Tortellini in broth was fantastic. Chicken Suprema was supremely tasty. Jumbo shrimp cocktail was mouth watering delicious. House salad with vinigerette dressing was fresh and tasty. Flourless chocolate cake was delicious. Chocolate eclair was exceptional. Overall excellent dining experience. Fantastico! Brava!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Table ready when we arrived - good and service great

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 5, 2017

As always, service and food were exceptional. You know w when you recommend this restaurant, everything will be just so as you experienced it.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food good. Coffee much to strong. Would not switch out sides. Example. The dish I wanted had risotto and I wanted a potato instead no reason they couldn’t do that as all the other meals came with a potato very rigid restaurant

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Sal and Marie run the best Italian in Boca. Quite and relaxing, always good food, prices not bad either. We go there at least once per month. service is always a Ten and so is the food. Great desserts as well.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food is savory and superb like Mamma made. I had the lemon/caper fish with mushrooms. It was beyond great. My husband from Milan had the home made pasta. It was the Real deal- Best pasta in Boca!!! The dessert is a cart selection but the ricotta cheesecake is to die for.!!!!OMG!!!!The dining room is quiet and great for real conversation with friends. This is a go to place for a great meal every time. It requires a reservation. Wonderful service.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We’ve been to La Villetta many times and it was one of my favorites. I ordered the swordfish and was extremely disappointed. It was not what I would expect a restaurant of this quality to serve. Skinny and tasteless. Salad was also a zero. Our server was very nice... he even warned me!

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This is such a wonderful place. This is not a tourist stop but t home to regulars and they treat everyone like you are a regular.
Coco our regular waiter is un believable always attentive and great memory . I have dined here many times and never a disappointment. Try it and you will be a regular also . Try to house specialty whole baked fish it's amazing or go on Sundays for the Su day gravey and you will never be disappointed any day you go.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food was great and the wait staff very professional. I've been there a few times and so far every experience have been excellent!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Casual, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Waited 20 minutes for a wait staff, wine we ordered was not what was described on the wine list, my roasted peppers were swimming in oil, chicken dish my friend had was over cooked

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Good food and service is always experienced here. A pleasure to dine.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Had a wonderful meal with great service..excellent!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 22, 2017

i was a bit disappointed in La Valletta. The appetizer of poblano pepper stuffed with cheese was good. the waiter sliced it into 4 portions because we were 4 people. Very accommodating. Mu husband had a veal dish with eggplant. He said it was tasty but not enough on the plate. I had my all time favorite dish of Chicken Scarpiello. There was a taste of it being prepared many hours before and reheated. not what you would expect from a highly respected restaurant. The wait staff was always attentive.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We love this time of year when we can enjoy the soft shell crabs. THEY ARE OUTSTANDING. the service is wonderful and we will enjoy one more time until they close for vacation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Superb dining in a lovely atmosphere. Pasta, fish and veal dishes were excellent.
Owner/ host Sal was very gracious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Great soft shell crabs, great food , been around over25 years

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Very very good food

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on June 27, 2017

The food and service is outstanding.
The wine selection is fantastic.
Sal the owner is always friendly and continues to impress us with everything he does.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Best italian food in boca. A hidden gem for over 20 years!

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on June 7, 2017

We always enjoy eating at La Villetta and have never been disappointed. The food and service is simply superior and I cannot say that about too many restaurants.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2017

La Valletta is great for any and all occasions. Great pasta dishes with very good gravy, we always enjoy going back for a great Itslian fix!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Enjoyable. Have been there three Saturdays in a row. However, service is great, food delicious noise level is very loud.
Would never go back on a Saturday night. During the week might be quieter.

Tags: Casual
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