Villa Berulia

4.7
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24 Reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian
This family-owned gem, nestled in the heart of Murray Hill, has been serving delicious food since 1981. There is a warm Mediterranean feeling to the setting; a perfect showcase for the exceptional Italian & Croatian food that is served.

The menu features many homemade pastas, wild game dishes, classics and Croatian delicacies, such as seafood Buzara (traditional Dalmatian stew with sea bass, shrimp and clams) and Pasticada (traditional meat with gnocchi). Seasonal items are also available throughout the year, such as soft shell crabs and lager-infused roast pork. Also featured is the Osso Buco, braised veal shank over rice or gnocchi, Vitelli alla Griglia, a signature dish showcasing the broiled king veal chop, and the Pollo Berulia, a chef's special of chicken sautéed in white wine with wild mushrooms and artichoke hearts. Gluten-free and vegetarian options are also available. The extensive wine list features an array of Italian and Croatian wines.
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KO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Villa Berulia. It's our "go-to" neigborhood spot, and never disappointing.

J
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Delicious food and great staff. They were very attentive

OT
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

We loved this restaurant the first time we came for my birthday about a year ago. My boyfriend raves about how perfect the steak was cooked. We decided to come back for a date night. However, the steak that he ordered as rare as possible came completely burned on the outside. I’m shocked that something so visually unappealing left the kitchen. The very middle was rare but just the very middle. Every other part of the steak was well done. We would have sent it back to get a proper cook that was asked, but not a single person checked on us until we had to basically beg for the check (after sitting for 15+ minutes with an empty table). We were very disappointed with this experience as it was horrible compared to the first. The only plus was that my salmon was great.

KJ
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner and her brother greeted us warmly. Great ambiance, comfy. Service as impeccable, waiter knew the menu and was funny. Food came out quickly and was delicious. Great presentation of the desserts, A wonderful lunch.

j
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, Great Food, Great people our go to Italian in the whole city, makes you feel at home...

MW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I work in the area, but had never dined at Villa Berulia before. It was a delightful experience. My friend and I loved that the restaurant is on 2 levels and that there are separate areas that offer some privacy and that minimize the noise that can often make for unhappy restaurant meals. Everything we ordered was delicious, the wine recommended was perfect, and the staff was friendly, relaxed, and welcoming. We've already recommended Villa Berulia to many of our friends and we will certainly be back!

L
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Food was mediocre at best. Old monkfish. Old lobster in the pasta special. Very disappointing.

S
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best restaurant in NYC.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful as always. 38 years of incredible food and impeccable serving ce. A true gem!

LZ
New England
20 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the BEST Italian food we have ever had in NYC. The chef did an excellent job in making this our go to restaurant when we visit NYC. Enjoyed the decor and service. A un

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in Murray Hill. Very friendly and accommodating. Fresh food, great selection of wine. Perfect place to have good conversation. Will be back!

j
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the family feel of this place, Food was amazing and service was great!!! It’s our first time here and it’s already a favorite, look forward to coming back!!!!

s
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent service and excellent food

p
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with delicious food and very efficient service.

BD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian Restaurant in Murray Hill -- Highly recommend.

E
New York Area
96 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always have a good meal and a good time here. The best service, great food and you feel like you are in good hands.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is the gem
Of Murray hill. The food and service are impeccable. It has that old world charm and nice touches like a complementary after dinner cordial . We go there for special occasions and it never disappoints.

OT
New York Area
273 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place. Superb attentive service. Very good food. ..nice atmosphere. .. I'll be back..

m
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I ordered from the Restaurant week menu and had the fish was spectacular. My guest ordered from the menu and had to send it back because it tasted funny and then order the Salmon which they said was "Just OK"

Since i did not have any issues I definitely will return but without my guest

AW
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely room with gracious service. The food is excellent. It’s just a bit too expensive!

JB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem in a city crowded with excellent choices! A=plus

EC
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another excellent meal at Villa Berulia. I was in New York for a business meeting and took a group of co-workers to Villa Berulia. The food was excellent. Everyone enjoyed their meal very much. The wait person worked with me to customize a dish to meet my dietary requirements and the meal was delicious. I try to visit Villa Berulia each time that I am in Manhattan because they are consistently good and I do not have to be concerned about recommending the restaurant to friends/business associates.

LS
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As the CEO of a nearby tech company, this is my "go to" place for important customer meetings. All that we bring there, love this place (as do I). The staff is extremely accommodating . The food is great. I would definitely give VB 5 Stars!!!

OT
New York Area
273 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really pleasant. Very good and very friendly service. ...excellent food. ..moderate prices...and quiet enough to talk. . Highly recommended