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Villa Romana - Italian & Romanian Restaurant - VILLA ROMANA Italian & Romanian Restaurant, Hollywood, FL

VILLA ROMANA Italian & Romanian Restaurant

4.7
4.7
65 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Our restaurant is situated in the heart of downtown Hollywood Florida. At Villa Romana Restaurant the art of presenting exceptional cuisine in the most inspired of settings is the "joie de vivre" of Hollywood Florida.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Eastern European

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (954) 251-3698

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Manolo Guerra

  • Neighborhood

    Hollywood

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 65 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fort Lauderdale

    Hot spot

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Good for groups

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Hot spot

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Neighborhood gem

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Romantic

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Lively

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vacation with family. Food was excellent. Service was impeccable. Would recommend to dine here.
  2. NC

    NicoletteC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    very good dinner, service was slow but food was so so delicious.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Experience: I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Villa Romana— We had a reservation for 10pm, but were running late. After arriving 15 minutes prior to closing time, they were extremely accommodating after explaining that we were at an event that ran late and I hadn’t been able to eat all day. They offered us a table, which we decided to take our meal to-go and to wait at the bar. The bartender was personable and served us great drinks! Food: I would highly recommend the Gnocchi— sauce is cheesy and creamy, gnocchi is decadent, soft, perfectly paired with the cream sauce. Lasagna is hearty and flavorful, filled with lots of meat and cheeses. Barrata — mozzarella is fresh and flavorful, wonderful with the prosciutto A great experience with wonderful food! A must visit if you are in the FtLauderdale area!
  4. TF

    TammyF

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a special night planned a few weeks ago with another couple but had to cancel due to hurricane Nicole. We rescheduled our night and made reservations for last Wednesday. We had to look a bit for parking but found some fairly easily. We loved the ambiance when we walked in. We had great wine, 2 ordered Italian and 2 Romanian dishes and we all shared. Food was fantastic! Wait staff was professional and non intrusive. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and everything about it. Definitely recommend for a special night out.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints! We had a big party and the restaurant was very busy, which offered us a great ambiance on karaoke night :) . The service was outstanding from our server Ionela to the actual food runner which she made sure that we had everything that we needed to be able to enjoy our dinner! Thank you Ionela and Cody! Can’t wait to be back! 😁
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I made a reservation for 8 for a Bachelorette dinner. We arrived 10mins late but they were super accommodating. My family is from up north and the table was set up beautifully and the ambience of the entire place was very inviting and relaxing and gave me total NY vibes in the best way possible! All of the food was so delicious and freshly made pasta was amazing! We also ordered the lamb it was cooked to perfection! Drinks were really good as well the bartenders sure know what they are doing! We ordered their smoked Hennessy and it was really nicely presented enclosed smoke vase and tasted great! Our server was so friendly and very knowledgeable of the menu and everything we ordered came out perfectly! We will definitely be back again! I would recommend Villa Romana restaurant to anyone who enjoys real Italian and Romanian food because they are the real deal! 5 stars well deserved!!
  7. S

    Sweetsixteencelebration

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the booth on the terrace/porch with stone & greenery accenting the wall. Our waitress gave excellent recommendations. The pasta dish I had might have been the best I’ve ever had. Very fresh & flavors on point. Perfect meal & ambiance for my daughter’s birthday.
  8. D

    Diana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We made a reservation through opentable. We got to Villa Romana on friday evening and we had a table ready for us outside. It was my husband's birthday and we had a great time. Our server was Ionela. She was kind, professional, and provided great service. She was great at interacting with our daughter that at times would get tiny antsy. We will definitely go back. We ordered a few Romanian dishes and we really enjoyed them. Thank you. Keep up the great work!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Villa Romana was great! From the food to the service to the ambiance. I would recommend this restaurant highly!
  10. SV

    ScarlethV

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food the service and the ambiance are always amazing!
  11. L

    Lizzie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely love it here! The staff are so friendly and the food is delicious! Perfect cocktails as well. The Tiramisu was to die for, and they also had nice live music of the weekends. Will certainly be back
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Evening was great. Good to be at a restaurant that really takes pride in what they have to offer. From the bar to the check in staff, managers and all, including the LIVE MUSIC. Our server Mihai was always above and beyond his service. Enjoyed evening with all the kitchen staff for their delicious menu. JUST EXTRAORDINARY!
  13. f

    foodie

    Miami

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Chicken picatta’s sauce was very tasty, but the chicken was rubbery, stringish seemed cheap frozen stuff. Live music was very nice Bathroom’s garbage receptacle was overflowing of used paper: that gave a very bad sensation of a restaurant
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant was outstanding, great experience with live music and such a beautiful location.Our waitress was outstanding❤️ Surpased my expectations and a great place for any ocasion🔝💯
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience3
    Servers were amazing but we had fruit flies all over our table the whole dinner. Chicken was undercooked
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best beef carpacio in Hollywood! New York steak is also delicious! Food and service top notch! A nice place to date or just to hang out with live music.
  17. MO

    MichaelO

    Las Vegas

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    First of all I’d like to say don’t bother making a reservation they don’t honor them walk-ins and reservations are equal to them we arrive there wasn’t a table available we were told we have to sit outside Second the water that they gave us which was in a bottle which would make you think that they had some sort of purification system before they put the water into this resealable bottle horrid the worst tasting water I’ve ever had when I brought this to the attention of the waiter all he wanted to do was sell me bottle water flat or Pellegrino so we ordered a Coke $3.95 for a 12oz can he brought the ice on the side but the ice tasted perfectly fine so whatever they were using to purify the water should be looked at. We order Carpaccio as an appetizer it was good wasn’t great a fair size portion waiter never came out and asked if we liked it or didn’t and by the way we waited almost 15 minutes until the waiter showed up to take the order in the first place no one cleared the appetizer plates the main course arrived with the food runner we had to pick up all the appetizer plates and hold them while he put down our main course and give him the dirty plates I ordered spaghetti and meatballs the same thing I order every time I go to the Italian restaurant for the first time I want to know exactly how good their meatballs are these meatballs were terrible Hormel frozen meatballs taste better they had no flavor the consistency was rubber spaghetti sauce was terrible had no flavor had to add salt and Pepper just to get some taste to it I can honestly saying never can remember the last time I had to season pasta sauce my friend ordered FETTUCINE GENOVESE he substitute the shrimp with chicken chicken was dry and rubbery the sauce had a good taste during the entire meal the waiter never ever ever came back out and asked was everything OK did you like the food is there anything I can get you it was like we didn’t exist service was horrendous was terrible
  18. L

    Laura

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    The food was tasty! The gentleman who ran the food was great. The singer we loved he said he was the busser do not know if we believe him or not. But our waitress spent so much time talking to the bar tender and lady in the sequin dress that it really made for a bad experience. It took over 15 minutes just to get water and they weren't even busy. We did see other waiters working much harder so hopefully you would not have that experience and we did enjoy the food.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went to experience Romanian food and everything was good and great service too.
  20. IF

    InFL

    Fort Lauderdale

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This was our first time here. We ate outdoors in the front. Our waiter was excellent and very accommodating. He brought out a carafe of water and a basket of delicious bread while we were waiting for one more person in our party to arrive. We asked for suggestions on the Romanian menu. We tried the Salata de Vinete, an eggplant appetizer which was very tasty. For the main course, two of us ordered Pasta dishes (Fettuccine Alfredo with shrimp and Fettuccine Genovese) from the Italian menu. The shrimp on both dishes were plump and delicious and the fettucine cooked perfectly. We throughly enjoyed them. One of us tried the traditional Romanian Goulash which was described as "a traditional beef stew". He found it a bit salty and was surprised to find that it had chorizo in it, which he is not a fan of (but ate anyway). He thought the description should have been more detailed. Portion sizes were generous on everything we ordered. We had no room for dessert! We would definitely go back Villa Romana again and try other items!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You must go here! Food and service is top notch. The real star is the gentleman who sings! It’s amazing. He sounds like the original artist, no matter the song. Definitely check it out. It will be a great night!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great Italian meal in Charleston. The upstairs was a little noisy moving chairs around but other than that, great ambiance and great food!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic!!!! 11 out of 10 stars!!!!
  24. AV

    AngelV

    Key West

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I love this place, the food, the ambient, the service, the music, and the drinks are amazing. Highly recommended!!
  25. WS

    WendyS

    Miami

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The ambience was nice but the food was ok. Took mom for Mother’s Day she wanted lamb chops. The lamb chops were bland as well as mash potatoes which tasted like they were from the box. The lobster stuffed ravioli was ok nothing over the top. The grilled octopus on top of grilled veggies was pretty good. No need for me to go back.
  26. NF

    NancyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Found this place last minute for Mother's Day. Great find. Would highly recommend.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Live singer was amazing, great energy and service!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was 100+ stars and the food was absolutely delicious!! A band played live music, which made the night so much more special! We were celebrating a birthday and they sang Happy Birthday and brought out ice cream. It was such a sweet detail! Even though the place was packed, the girl was so attentive with the details and the order, and never rushed us with the order or the bill. Another plus was the option for 2 menus- Romanian (my favorite) and Italian..so you are guaranteed to ALWAYS find something for every picky eater in your group! Will definitely return!!! Thank you for a special night! Camelia
  29. B

    Bobby

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent along with presentation. Veal parm was tender and good portion. All 4 of us loved our meal. Drinks also excellent Service was fantastic Would highly recommend this establishment
  30. C

    Cezy

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, great place for any event.
  31. KB

    KBurnett

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food! The atmosphere was welcoming and we are glad we had our Easter dinner here. They had a live singer who was outstanding and a great personality. Worth a visit!
  32. JZ

    JohnZ

    New York Area

    409 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    409 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful local restaurant. If you haven’t been here, trust me it’s GREAT!! Beautiful ambiance inside, excellent service and amazing food at great prices!! What else can you ask for?? Book your reservation, you won’t regret it. PS Get the Chocolate Prorifitores for dessert with a shot of Sour Cherry dessert wine. Excellent
  33. a

    andred

    Fort Lauderdale

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Super noisy Slow slooooow slow service Food is average
  34. SP

    SouthPhillyDiners

    Philadelphia

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant! Service could not be better, food was excellent and the ambiance was wonderful. Will definitely be coming back here!
  35. E

    Etienne

    Charlotte

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Homemade ravioli with short ribs was excellent
  36. JZ

    JohnZ

    New York Area

    409 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    409 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can’t say enough good things about this family run restaurant. The food, the service, the ambiance all GREAT!! The Italian food is excellent but you are really missing out if you do not request the Romanian menu and try the food from there. The food taste as if your grandmother made it homemade. Excellent place and if you are not trying, you are missing out on a winner!!!
  37. DI

    24DINNER

    Fort Lauderdale

    284 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    284 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    First time guest at this Hollywood Blvd. restaurant. Not a favorite of this area for dining ,but looking for new dining spots. Outdoor and indoor dining available. Not a very Italian inspired menu with the exception of Red Snapper Livernase. which we ordered. Just average at best and served with bitter spinach ? Greek salad to start was overrun with onions .Prices moderate .Romanian menu offered as well and might be their specialty. Probably not returning for another try.
  38. ML

    MichelleL

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love music great generous food and exceptional wait service
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    The best part about our experience was making friends with the other tables. It seemed that we all were not having the best time so this brought us together. The restaurant seemed very unorganized. Maybe it’s related to the labor shortage. The food was great. What topped off our evening was getting an email from OpenTable saying we were a no show for our reservation. Also, I would suggest policing the patio tables on the sidewalk against people stopping to sit and have a smoke.
  40. JZ

    JohnZ

    New York Area

    409 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    409 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m glad I found this family run local place. Food is excellent, everything freshly made and delicious. Prices are great and owners are hands on and really care and are attentive.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

VILLA ROMANA Italian & Romanian Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (954) 251-3698.

VILLA ROMANA Italian & Romanian Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 65 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for VILLA ROMANA Italian & Romanian Restaurant

1909 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, FL 33020

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Hollywood

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Eastern European

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Manolo Guerra

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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