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The Villa

18 reviews
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$30 and under
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Perfect For:
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Bar Seating
Nestled in the heart of scenic Palmer Lake, Colorado, the Villa building itself is rich with history and old-world charm. Constructed around 1900 by John Lundquist, a Swedish carpenter, in 1912 the building was sold to Bruce and Alice Willis, who opened the Sundance Café and Hotel on the premises. During its history, the building has also served as a post office and ice cream parlor. The Romitti family opened the Roman Villa Restaurant in 1956 and operated in this facility through 1978. Linda Van Scoten Snyder served as proprietor from 1980 to 2000 during which time the lovely and romantic north dining room was added.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Italian, Pizza Bar
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Hours of operation
Tue 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
Wed, Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm
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Phone number
(719) 481-2222
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Anthony Ramos
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine


Mother's Day Menus & Specials

The Villa is offering Mother's Day Brunch so get your reservations in now!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 18 People Are Saying
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Good food, nice atmosphere , very friendly staff, outstanding service. Real Gem of a place , but don’t let the word get out. Don’t want it to be too crowded the next time we go.

5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Pleasantly surprised by the “new” Villa. Staff was attentive and very helpful. Lots of enticing menu options. We will be back.

5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Overall experienced is the reason to come back. Everything is great!

3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

First time back since The Villa came back. Great service, but the old vibe is gone. Food was great, dessert not so much.

5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great place! Looking forward to going back.

3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

The restaurant was very busy on Valentines Day. We did not have to wait since we had a reservation, but the service was very slow. Perhaps they were short staffed. Our waiter took our appetizer and drink order about 15 minutes after being seated, but did not take our dinner order until we had finished our appetizer, which was late being served. Our dinners came to us less than warm which was not good for the flavor of the dishes. It seemed that the kitchen was overwhelmed on that night. Perhaps we will try it again, but not on a holiday.

4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The owners were more than happy to help me in planning a little surprise for my girlfriend on Valentine’s Day, and I can’t thank them enough for going above and beyond during a very busy night! The wild mushroom gnocchi with truffle cream sauce was delicious! Good vegan option!

1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

One of the worst nights ever on Valentines Day
3.5 hours overall time spent.
Lost ticket, people walked by us constantly, never said a word.
Never again!

2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Have lived in the area for over 25 years and gone to the Villa as it switched from one owner to another; was optimistic given reviews. Very disappointed though.

Realize it was a busy night; however, we had reservations and were seated in an odd pass through room where servers and folks going to the privy continually cut through even after we brought up the issue up to our server. (Not to mention our table was structurally unsound and tilted significantly if you moved your glass.). Our order took over an hour and at no time did the server come to refresh the bread or see if we needed more to drink (which we did given the wait and spectacular view of the privy.)

The food was good, but the ambiance and service so poor I will not be retuning. I will go back to Bella across the street.

5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Wonderful atmosphere, service and food! Enjoyed the live harp music! Will be back!!!

5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Great food and excellent service, we will be back!

5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

New owner and staff are doing a great job!! Service was excellent, food was amazing and the owner chatted with us and told us about the new things coming in terms of the menu and entertainment. All sounds fabulous. We will definitely be back!!

3.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Food was good. However service was horrible. There was no background music and dining area was so loud you had to shout to be heard. Cocktails were not good so I’d stick to beer or wine. Shouldn’t have to wait 20 minutes for a simple drink
If they get their service issues and bar issues resolved it will be a very good local dining spot

5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

So great to have The Villa back! The new owners have put a lot of time and effort into the building and it shows! Menu is fun, service is excellent. I understand the will be expanding their menu in coming weeks which will make it even better.

5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Very nice experience and will definitely go back. Also booked our holiday party for December!

1.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Walked out!
Reservations at 5:30 on a Saturday
Didn't have any gluten free options although they advertised them
Then went to regular menu to order something that was gluten free
Ordered the Osso Bucco. They were out!
Then ordered a glass of wine from the menu
They were out!
We got up and went to a restaurant across the street to eat
Villa is deceiving the public by telling people they are open. They may be open but they're not prepared to service the public

3.0Dined on October 20, 2017

Food is a bit below average. Told hubby I could get more flavorful, cheaper meal at Fazoli's. VERY loud in bar area - no drapes, no wall hangings to absorb sound. Staff forgot our soup & salad, had to remind them, then entrées came outo right after. They have fine-tuning to do.

3.0Dined on October 20, 2017

Food was good, have been coming to Villa over the years, thought we'd try it out right after opening under new ownership. The service was cordial yet not the server's knowledge of the menu was only fair. Their wine selection was missing much of the items on the menu. I understand that there will be some growing pains and will probably give it another try. Expect it to be better next time.

Good luck, we all want you to succeed.