Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Our waitress, Brittany, was fabulous ... friendly, helpful with wine and food selections, and simply a delight. The food ... from the wine to the appetizer to the main entree and vegetables to the dessert ... were all flavorful, prepared delightfully, and with attention to presentation. It was a nice touch to have the evening manager and the chef stop by our table to inquire if we were pleased, which we were! We were there to celebrate a major anniversary, and the evening could not have been better. We will definitely be back ... and will be recommending the restaurant to our friends. A nice addition to the Pinehurst village!
Thanks very much, Rick! We greatly appreciate your wonderful review and look forward to serving you again soon! Julie & Ron Milton
Charming atmosphere, great for special occasions. Delicious food and attentive service! Would highly recommend!
Thanks so much for your 5-star review! We hope to serve you again soon! Julie & Ron Milton
Our meal was wonderful!!!
So glad you enjoyed your dining experience at Villaggio. We look forward to serving you again soon!
We had great service, cocktails, meal and dessert. Great way to spend an evening in Pinehurst!!!
Thanks, Steve! We appreciate your 5-star review and hope to serve you again soon! Julie & Ron Milton
Food was delicious. My husband & I both had pasta dishes, followed by tiramisu. Nice wine list. Our server Brian was very attentive and personal. We’ll definitely be regulars!
Thanks very much for your 5-star review. We greatly appreciate it! Please come back and see us again soon. Julie & Ron Milton
Everything was fresh, delicious and beautifully presented. We will definitely be back.
Thanks for your 5-start review! We greatly appreciate. Please come back and see us soon. Julie & Ron Milton
A great experience in all ways
Thanks, Dick! We really appreciate your review. Hope to serve you again soon. Julie & Ron Milton
Wonderful cuisine, personel and ambiance. It was a very delightful evening and very special for us. We will be back.
Thank you so very much! We are very grateful for your review and look forward to serving you again soon. Julie & Ron Milton
Very fine Italian food and nice ambience. Will definitely revisit this establishment.
We were a party of 6 and ate indoors with tables spread far apart and all the restaurant staff wearing face masks. Our waiter was Juan Carlos, and he was patient and attentive. The owner stopped by our table for a small conversation and greeting. We also noticed the chef watching from the doorway to see how we enjoyed our meals. The decor was elegant, and the entire experience created a very enjoyable evening.
Thanks very much for your wonderful review. We are so happy you had a good experience. Hope to see you at Villaggio again soon! Julie & Ron Milton
Great for our anniversary dinner.
We greatly appreciate your 5-star review and look forward to serving you again! Julie & Ron Milton
Service was outstanding! Safety protocols firmly in place. Food was excellent!
Thanks, Stuart! We greatly appreciate your wonderful review and look forward to serving you again soon. Julie & Ron Milton
Should address the cat on the front porch sitting on dining tables
We have tried to address the feral cat situation on our property but there are many feral cats in the Village of Pinehurst. It is very frustrating for us as business owners as well and the neighboring houses feed the cats which keep them around the Inn. Tough situation for us and potentially for diners on the porch who may get an unwanted visitor. This is a first. Sorry it happened to you.
We were so excited to try the new spot! We are inside seated near a table of 6- the noise was so loud it was hard to even hear conversation between the 4 of us. The staff members were extremely helpful - they tried to move us, but there wasn’t any availability. They said something to the party and they quickly wrapped up their meal. The staff was very apologetic. Rugs or something on the wood floors would likely help buffer some of the noise. 3 of the 4 meals were perfect., the seafood dishes were outstanding. The spaghetti carbonara was a true disappointment. There was very little sauce and it was so peppery with peppercorns i couldn’t finish! We will definitely dine again and give it another chance because I think it will get better and better the longer they are open!
Second time there, this time for our 39th anniversary. we WILL be going many more times in the future. love to see a local business flourishing and hope others will too.
Wow! Thanks, Mark! It is good to be open and doing business, especially during these trying times. We hope to serve you again soon! Julie & Ron Milton
Terrific...we love this restaurant and this was our third visit in less than a month. Jessie makes a delicious Daiquari -- the traditional way (of course). We have a reservation for later this week when we have our daughter and sons coming from Colorado. They have traveled to Italy many times so I am interested to get their feedback. Thanks so much for coming to the Village of Pinehurst!
We greatly appreciate your wonderful review and look forward to serving you again this week! Julie & Ron Milton
The server, Vladimir, was professional and attentive. His recommendations were appreciated. The Butterfish seafood special: divine. Gamberoni shrimp and crab. Perhaps the best item I’ve enjoyed in 20+ years of Pinehurst dining. The hostess insisted I wear a mask to walk five steps from the reception stand to my table. If that happens again, I will exit. Pandering to hysteria is offensive and un-American.
Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your dinner! As for the mask wearing, we are trying to adhere to State guidelines. There are many people who feel more comfortable wearing masks and get upset if someone walks to their table without a mask. So we hear both sides. The guideline clearly states that if believe you are exempt, please tell the hostess and you can walk to your table without a mask.
Delightful ambiance and great food!! Already looking forward to our next night out!
Thanks so much for your wonderful review! We greatly appreciate it and hope to serve you again soon! Julie & Ron Milton
Food was exceptional, with plenty of choices on the menu. Service was top notch.
They did have a few odd small charges, that I have never seen before
getting your whiskey neat cost $2.00 extra??
Thanks for your wonderful review! We greatly appreciate it! As for the $2 extra for neat whiskey, it is a flaw in the Point of Sale system which we are trying to fix. When a drink is ordered neat, there is an ounce more of liquor which is an additional $2. It should be in the total price of the drink and not added as an extra. I hope that explains why. Sorry for that! Hope to serve you again soon. Julie & Ron Milton
Unfriendly service from management/host, very arrogant. Food was not as described on menu and the price was more expensive on the receipt than on the menu too.
Great addition to Pinehurst dining. Great experience every time we've dined there.
Thanks so much, Dick! We are so happy you had a great experience and appreciate your 5-star review. Julie & Ron Milton
Wonderful food!!! And the service was perfect!!
Thanks, Trevie! We greatly appreciate your 5-star review and hope to see you again soon. Julie & Ron Milton
Refined and comfortable with a knowledgeable friendly staff, Villaggio provides an atmosphere perfect for special occasions . We celebrated my husbands birthday there and had a superb meal . The staff and management have taken all the right steps to make the experience safe as well . Our favorite waitress from another local restaurant is now one of the managers there which seals the deal for a truly enjoyable evening.We will definitely be back !
We are so happy you had a wonderful experience! Karen is a gem and we are thrilled to have her at Villaggio! Hope to serve you again soon. Julie & Ron Milton
Excellent experience over all! Would definitely make another trip.
Thanks so much, Susan! We hope to serve you again soon. Julie & Ron Milton
Awesome meal and service. Very unique atmosphere.
So happy you had a great experience and liked the atmosphere! Hope to serve you again soon. Julie & Ron Milton
This was our first visit and we were extremely impressed. The food was amazing. My husband had the lamb and I had the seafood linguini pasta dish. Both were delicious! Our waitress was wonderful. She was very accommodating and helpful with our menu questions. We are very happy to have an upscale restaurant option in the Village. Is a wonderful addition to the area!!!
Thanks so much, Tami! We are so delighted you had a good time and look forward to seeing you again soon! Julie & Ron Milton
Great new place with a nice selection of wines and excellent service
Thanks, Rusty! Happy you had a good experience. Hope to see you again soon! Julie & Ron Milton
Dinner was amazing as was the service. Best restaurant in pinehurst and maybe as good as any I have ever eaten in. Good precautions for social distancing You won’t be disappointed
Thanks so much for your review! We are so pleased you had a great experience and look forward to hosting you again soon! Julie & Ron Milton
The east coast golf mecca of Pinehurst has scored big with this new restaurant in a historical venue which was purchased just before covid gifted the owners the opportunity to upgrade the premises during lockdown and inject their decades long major-city calibre restaurant experience, staff training, and service into creating a fine dining experience for both locals and bucket-list destination tourists alike.
Everything on the menu is exquisite, the chef a gem; the ambiance is fine-dining service combined with genuine friendliness and casual appeal within a historical setting.
The owners had invited staff from their highly-ranked Orlando restaurant to Pinehurst to open the restaurant whilst simultaneously training local staff. In addition, there is a pretty good chance that diners here will meet the owners as they make a concerted effort to make everyone feel welcome.
It is clear the owners and staff regard Villaggio Ristorante and Bar as a labor of love and all of their efforts come from the heart.
Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful review! For everyone to have a great experience is always our goal and while we can't be perfect, we are trying hard! It is indeed a labor of love for us and we are thrilled you are enjoying Villaggio!
The service is impeccable. Vladimir is a real pro along with all the rest of the crew. The owners have brought their crew up from their restaurant in FL to train and get the restaurant off on the right foot. Colossal shrimp app is mind blowing. It’s not cheap, but very well worth the splurge.
Thanks very much, Richard! We greatly appreciate your wonderful review and praise of our staff. Delighted you like the colossal shrimp too! We look forward to serving you again soon. Julie & Ron Milton
The Caesars Salad followed by the Osso Buco will cause you to come back for sure. It was the best I ever tasted.
Thank you, Chuck! So glad you enjoyed your dinner. Hope to serve you again soon! Julie & Ron Milton
This was our first visit to Villagio for two couples who enjoy the better restaurants of the Pinehills. We will definitely return. We were seated promptly and our waiter, Vladamir, was at our table immediately. He was very knowledgable and willingly gave us recommendations for dishes in all courses. We took his suggestions and nobody was disappointed. The food was served promptly, yet not rushed, and was hot when served. Desert and after dinner drinks were the perfect complement to a great meal. Prices are on the upper end of what you find in this area, but it was a good value for the food and service you receive. I hope this restaurant has a bright
future in Pinehurst, and if so we will return frequently.
Thank you so very much for your wonderful review of your Villaggio experience! We are delighted you had a great time and look forward to serving you again soon! Julie & Ron Milton
Great outside music while enjoying a fabulous meal
So glad you had a wonderful time! We look forward to serving you again soon. Julie & Ron Milton
This is a follow up to my prior review of our third visit to Villaggio. Our experience on the first two visits was excellent as to both food and service. My review of our third visit was fairly negative. I have since communicated with the owners by both email and phone. I had a very nice conversation with Ron Milton who owns Villaggio. He assured me that they have expanded the kitchen and are meeting with the wait staff to improve coverage and attentiveness. We are encouraged by their responsiveness and will be dining again at Villaggio.
Took too long to get cocktails and they are expensive for what you get. Otherwise it was ok.
Sorry you feel the cocktails are expensive. Our cocktail pricing is in many cases less expensive or inline with other similar establishments. As for the wait, we have a new bartender who was becoming familiar with the bar set up. So sorry for your wait!
Food was overpowered by the sauces. We went for our Anniversary, expecting a fine meal and time to enjoys each other's company. The food was mediocre and we were constantly interrupted by the staff. Our server interrupted us very five minutes (she kept apologizing for interrupting , but continued anyways.) A literal army of staff paraded by our table, asking us questions. We did not have any anytime to enjoy our evening. together. Extremely dissatisfied .
I am sorry the experience was not what you expected. We would have corrected this on site if we knew. The server told me she was trying not to disturb you and thought she did only as needed. As for the sauces, honestly this is the first time anyone commented on sauces. All meat, fish and pasta are fresh and every sauce is made in-house from scratch. I can assure you that you are dining on the highest quality food you will get anywhere in town. I hope you will give us another try!
Great food in a beautiful historic Inn in an old village. Service is impeccable and the owners are friendly. I live in town and the Villagio is the finest dining in town.
Thank you for the wonderful review, Michael! We are delighted you enjoyed your experience. Hope to see you again soon! Julie & Ron Milton
Loved it. Great service
We are delighted you loved your experience at Villaggio and hope to serve you again soon. Julie & Ron Milton
Just a few small start up glitches. Waitress, Cierra, was outstanding. Owner was involved and very cordial.
Villaggio Ristorante and Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (910) 420-2485.
Villaggio Ristorante and Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 63 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.