Villaggio Ristorante and Bar

4.8
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63 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Born amid the storied walls of The Magnolia Inn in the heart of Pinehurst Village, Villaggio Ristorante promises an exquisite fine dining experience second to none. Traditional Italian dishes and regional specialties are crafted for your enjoyment by Executive Chef Michele D'Oto from Modena, Italy. Trained in Italy, France and Spain, the flavors infused in his cooking make each dish a special treat. House-made pastas and breads are made daily, and the freshest fish, chicken, veal, steak and chops are perfectly prepared for your enjoyment. The carefully curated wine list features both popular favorites, distinctive finds, and premium wines for the most discerning. After dinner, enjoy a special dessert made by Michele with a specialty coffee, dessert wine, cognac and more! Villaggio Ristorante & Bar wants to make sure your evening is an experience that will keep you coming back for me. It is our honor to serve you.
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Rick
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded a day ago

Thanks very much, Rick! We greatly appreciate your wonderful review and look forward to serving you again soon! Julie & Ron Milton

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Nightowl
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming atmosphere, great for special occasions. Delicious food and attentive service! Would highly recommend!

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded a day ago

Thanks so much for your 5-star review! We hope to serve you again soon! Julie & Ron Milton

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TrevieS
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was wonderful!!!

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded 2 days ago

So glad you enjoyed your dining experience at Villaggio. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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SteveL
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great service, cocktails, meal and dessert. Great way to spend an evening in Pinehurst!!!

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks, Steve! We appreciate your 5-star review and hope to serve you again soon! Julie & Ron Milton

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LMCD
Pinehurst
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks very much for your 5-star review. We greatly appreciate it! Please come back and see us again soon. Julie & Ron Milton

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SarahC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fresh, delicious and beautifully presented. We will definitely be back.

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vipGw33
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!!

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks for your 5-start review! We greatly appreciate. Please come back and see us soon. Julie & Ron Milton

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vipDick
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience in all ways

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded 7 days ago

Thanks, Dick! We really appreciate your review. Hope to serve you again soon. Julie & Ron Milton

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Local
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful cuisine, personel and ambiance. It was a very delightful evening and very special for us. We will be back.

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on July 27, 2020

Thank you so very much! We are very grateful for your review and look forward to serving you again soon. Julie & Ron Milton

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markh
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fine Italian food and nice ambience. Will definitely revisit this establishment.

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Rickaroo
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on July 23, 2020

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

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Cheri
Pinehurst
19 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for our anniversary dinner.

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on July 21, 2020

We greatly appreciate your 5-star review and look forward to serving you again! Julie & Ron Milton

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StuartG
Pinehurst
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding! Safety protocols firmly in place. Food was excellent!

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on July 21, 2020

Thanks, Stuart! We greatly appreciate your wonderful review and look forward to serving you again soon. Julie & Ron Milton

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Should address the cat on the front porch sitting on dining tables

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on July 21, 2020

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.

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BetsyS
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience1

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!

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MarkN
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on July 21, 2020

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

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vipChristineC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on July 21, 2020

We greatly appreciate your wonderful review and look forward to serving you again this week! Julie & Ron Milton

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vipBurgerAficionado
Pinehurst
36 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on July 17, 2020

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.

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MLS2
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delightful ambiance and great food!! Already looking forward to our next night out!

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on July 18, 2020

Thanks so much for your wonderful review! We greatly appreciate it and hope to serve you again soon! Julie & Ron Milton

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SeanP
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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??

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on July 18, 2020

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

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Alexandra18
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

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.

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vipDick
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great addition to Pinehurst dining. Great experience every time we've dined there.

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on July 18, 2020

Thanks so much, Dick! We are so happy you had a great experience and appreciate your 5-star review. Julie & Ron Milton

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TrevieS
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food!!! And the service was perfect!!

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on July 17, 2020

Thanks, Trevie! We greatly appreciate your 5-star review and hope to see you again soon. Julie & Ron Milton

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LeslieM
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 !

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on July 17, 2020

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

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SusanC
Montana
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience over all! Would definitely make another trip.

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on July 17, 2020

Thanks so much, Susan! We hope to serve you again soon. Julie & Ron Milton

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vipOpenTable Diner
Omaha
12 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal and service. Very unique atmosphere.

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on July 18, 2020

So happy you had a great experience and liked the atmosphere! Hope to serve you again soon. Julie & Ron Milton

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Tami
New England
25 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on July 13, 2020

Thanks so much, Tami! We are so delighted you had a good time and look forward to seeing you again soon! Julie & Ron Milton

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Rusty
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new place with a nice selection of wines and excellent service

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on July 13, 2020

Thanks, Rusty! Happy you had a good experience. Hope to see you again soon! Julie & Ron Milton

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Frank
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on July 13, 2020

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

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AliceinWimbledon
London
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on July 10, 2020

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!

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RichardS
Western NC
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on July 11, 2020

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

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Chuck
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Caesars Salad followed by the Osso Buco will cause you to come back for sure. It was the best I ever tasted.

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on July 11, 2020

Thank you, Chuck! So glad you enjoyed your dinner. Hope to serve you again soon! Julie & Ron Milton

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OpenTable Diner
Pinehurst
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on July 9, 2020

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

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rbskfs
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great outside music while enjoying a fabulous meal

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on July 7, 2020

So glad you had a wonderful time! We look forward to serving you again soon. Julie & Ron Milton

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JimS
Pinehurst
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience4

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.

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vipNeilM
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Took too long to get cocktails and they are expensive for what you get. Otherwise it was ok.

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on July 7, 2020

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!

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Disappointed
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

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 .

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on July 8, 2020

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!

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MichaelL
Western NC
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on July 4, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, Michael! We are delighted you enjoyed your experience. Hope to see you again soon! Julie & Ron Milton

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Great service

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on July 1, 2020

We are delighted you loved your experience at Villaggio and hope to serve you again soon. Julie & Ron Milton

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Greggj
Pinehurst
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Just a few small start up glitches. Waitress, Cierra, was outstanding. Owner was involved and very cordial.

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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.

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