Villaggio Ristorante and Bar

4.8
388 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 exquisitely crafted. 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 house-made dessert 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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vipDixonjar
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!! The staff and food were excellent!!

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded a day ago

We greatly appreciate your review and look forward to serving you again!

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RaymondL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great menu. Food was very good, the best we've had in Moore County by far. The server knew her wines and gave a very good explanation on the menu items and the way they are prepared. I only wish they didn't have to wear masks, it inhibits good communication.

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded a day ago

Thank you so very much for your wonderful review of Villaggio! We are so pleased you enjoyed everything and we hope to serve you again soon!

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vipBernie2013
Tahoe
46 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kelli did a great job! The food was excellent as always.

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks so much. Bernie! We appreciate your review very much and we look forward to serving you again soon!

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CurtisM
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

By far our best experience at Villaggio! The food, the service and the attention to the small things (crumb service, separate table side visits by the Chef and the Owner) made it a most enjoyable evening. If you haven't been - HURRY - ownership is changing at the end of the year.

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded a day ago

Thanks for your review, Curtis! We are delighted you enjoyed your dining experience at Villaggio! All of the staff and the chef will remain after the Jan 1 ownership change so we look forward to serving you for some time!

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JackO
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at 5 seat small bar with wife on 60th anniversary.
Katherine tending bar is also 5 Stars.

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded 2 days ago

We are so delighted you had an enjoyable experience especially for your milestone anniversary! We look forward to serving you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, atmosphere, and of course, great food

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you! We look forward to your return!

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TrishS
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Villagio is a fantastic newish restaurant in the Village of Pinehurst. Reservations should be made at least a week ahead, this place is really popular! All four members of our party were very happy with their meals.

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much, Trish! We are so happy you and your party enjoyed Villaggio and we look forward to serving you again soon?!

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MicheleD
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience4

It was very busy. There was not enough staff. The food was cold.

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BobJ
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Menus was eclectic and varied. Service was prompt but not "pushy", we never felt rushed. Cocktails were VERY nice. I was put off a bit by the manager? showing the area for what appeared to be a future party host, seemed out of place during dining hours, should be done when there are no dinners.

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on October 17, 2021

We are very happy you enjoyed dining at Villaggio and yes, a manager showing the space for a party while you were dining is not appropriate. Thank you for calling it to our attention! We hope to serve you again soon.

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KBPinehurst
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the beet salad, ravioli special, halibut special, frutti de mare, mousse al cioccolato, and tiramisu. All were fabulous - not a clean plate on the table! For drinks we ordered the pomegranate martini (very good!), the botanical 1865 (good, but not as good as the pomegranate martini, and after dinner we got the chocolate martini - also very good! Our waitress was amazing - wish I remembered her name - and the live music outdoor was a great addition to our dinner. Would definitely recommend this restaurant and will definitely be back!

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so very much for your review! We are very delighted you enjoyed Villaggio and we look forward to serving you again soon!

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GarryR
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service and cuisine. Always a great experience.

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on October 15, 2021

We greatly appreciate your review, Garry, and look forward to serving you again soon!

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DaleJ
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ms Gary was our server and she made our friend’s birthday dinner very special. The front desk staff was courteous, we had plenty of time to enjoy our cocktail then 3 course dinner. Villaggio is one of the nicest restaurants in the Village of Pinehurst and we enjoy the front porch, the dining room and the back patio. New owners take note—please keep the status quo!

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on October 15, 2021

Thank you very much for your review! We are delighted you enjoy Villaggio and we look forward to serving you again soon!

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StuartG
Pinehurst
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was excellent. Dinner was delicious. Server was very attentive. Perfect!

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on October 15, 2021

Thank you so very much! We appreciate your review and look forward to serving you again!

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LindaH
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great restaurant. Have dined here multiple times but have only sat outside on the patio. Wonderful ambiance. Would absolutely recommend.

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on October 15, 2021

Thank you very much for your review. We are so happy you enjoy Villaggio and look forward to your return!

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vipCaseyS
Fort Lauderdale
13 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This may be the best restaurant in NC! Our server, Tiffany was amazing and made our experience exceptional. I live in South Florida with amazing restaurants on every corner. Villaggio’s is special. We will come back!

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on October 10, 2021

Thank you very much! We are so delighted you enjoyed Villaggio and we hope to serve you again on your next visit to Pinehurst!

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vipLaverne
Charleston
52 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

A difficult review to write. I made reservations for my husbands birthday well ahead of time after reading glowing reviews and looking forward to some fine dining and the service that comes along with it. Parking was difficult to find so I dropped my husband and he went in to be seated. When I arrived I found him in the back bar seated in front of a black wall - two chairs facing a wall with a blowing vent under our feet...I was a bit put out. "Why are you here?" I asked. He replied that he had no idea, the hostess directed him to this "table"; but the bartender was pleasant and he had ordered cocktails. I asked the bartender/server why we were seated in the bar and she had no idea and asked if I had requested bar seating (I hadn't). No suggestion of being moved was offered only that she would make the dinner special, so figuring the restaurant was very full we ordered salads and decided to make the best of it. A manager came over after some time and said he was told we had an issue..."were you a walk-in?". No. "Did we want a table?"...no, because we were in the middle of our salads. Later we saw him speaking with the hostess and pointing our way. So, the hostess was in error, we had a reservation and I had included that it was a special occasion thru Open Table. Not one time did anyone apologize for the error. So it's hard to review the restaurant; I can however review the bar and food. The bartender is lovely, the Caesar salads were very good. We had pasta; Bolognese and Carbonara, both good. We were delivered a dish of chocolate mousse with "Happy Birthday" written on the bottom. Thanks for that. I would have liked to sat at a table with a tablecloth in the dining room but unfortunately by the time that was offered we were already eating (really, who wants to have your food moved?). Like I said, we made the best of it but the hostess messed up and no one fessed up. I hope to return and actually enjoy the ambiance of the restaurant, but it's going to be awhile.

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on October 9, 2021

Your reservation was for a table on the patio. It rained so we had to move you inside. The hostess asked if your bar seats were okay and your husband said yes. This was the best we could do at the time because of the rain. The GM said he apologized but we had no choice. He offered to relocated you when a table became available. He also offered to cover the air vent. We have no control over the weather. They were trying to do the best they could for you. So glad you enjoyed the food.

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barb
Pinehurst
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

All 3 of us were very disappointed with the food. The prices are inflated and the food was mediocre.

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BeccaL
Pinehurst
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to dine in The Village of Pinehurst - Repeat Customer :)

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on October 8, 2021

Thanks, Becca! We appreciate your review and look forward to serving you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service!

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on October 7, 2021

Thank you very much for your review! We hope to serve you again soon!

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MonicaC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely dinner for my husband’s anniversary! Thank you!

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on October 4, 2021

We are so delighted you enjoyed Villaggio and we thank you very much for your review! We look forward to your return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was great…beautiful dining room, great staff and delicious Italian food.

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on October 3, 2021

Thank you very much for your review. We hope to serve you again soon.

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PaulJ
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place - highly recommend it.

Thank you for having us and accommodating us.

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on October 1, 2021

We greatly appreciate your 5-star review and praise for the restaurant and team! We look forward to your return!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinners quite a bit. We were celebrating our 42nd anniversary and our waiter brought us a dessert gratis to cap the evening. We then stayed at the Magnolia Inn as well and everyone was extremely friendly.

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on October 1, 2021

Thank you very much for your review! We are so happy you enjoyed staying and dining at the Magnolia Inn and Villaggio Ristorante. We hope you will celebrate again with us in the future!

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vipDawnP
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great special occasion restaurant. The service was spot on. Great menu options and the pasta was fresh and home made. Wonderful wine list. Sitting outside on a beautiful evening added to the entire dinner. We will return for special occasions.

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on October 1, 2021

Thank you so very much, Dawn! We are so pleased you enjoyed dining at Villaggio and we look forward to your return.

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PeggiH
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first visit for my husband's birthday. Impeccable! Food was scrumpy! Service spot on! A wonderful "special occasion" place! Nice and quiet wo it was easy to converse. Just a truly wonderful experience.

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on September 29, 2021

We are so delighted you enjoyed your special occasion dinner and we thank you very much for your review!

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vipMariaG
Pinehurst
14 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on September 27, 2021

Thank you very much, Maria! We are so pleased you enjoyed Villaggio and we look forward to serving you again soon.

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Dock
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good food,
good service in a nice restaurant with a pleasant surrounding

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on September 27, 2021

Thanks very much for your review! We hope to serve you again soon!

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SallyH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Lovely atmosphere and great staff. Food was mediocre: veal chop undercooked & tasteless. Ravioli less than al dente and filled with braised beef that had no flavor. It was saved by the mushroom sauce was good.

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on September 27, 2021

So sorry this was your experience! As you can see from many of our reviews, that's quite unusual! We hope you will give Villaggio another try!

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LindaP
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an enchanting venue. I would rate it as romantic. Everything exceeded our expectations. I can't wait to return.

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on September 27, 2021

Thank you very much, Linda! We are so pleased you enjoyed Villaggio and we look forward to serving you again.

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CharlesM
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Sat outside on patio. Food was good but not excellent. Duck was dry and lacked flavor and taste. Wife’s pasta dish was good but sauce was mediocre. Live Music was good.

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on September 25, 2021

We are sorry to hear this. The duck is usually terrific and can you tell me which pasta dish you had? Also, can you tell me if the manager came to your table and if so, did you tell them or tell your server? That info would be most helpful. We hope you will give Villaggio another try. As you can see from our many 5-star reviews, our food is normally very good.

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Diner1
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, the service was fantastic. A lovely setting in this historic property. The owners and the staff made us feel special - we were certainly well taken care of.

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on September 20, 2021

Thanks so much for your review! We are so pleased you enjoyed Villaggio and look forward to serving you again!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Food was warm not hot. Service staff pleasant but our table of 3 took a back seat to other much larger groups. Just disappointing.

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on September 20, 2021

This is very unusual at Villaggio. We are so sorry this happened to you and we hope you will give Villaggio another try.

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JenniferD
Savannah
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding & waitstaff very attentive. We sat outside on the back patio which was just lovely. Excellent dining experience, we'll be back!

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on September 21, 2021

Thanks so very much! We are delighted you enjoyed dining at Villaggio and look forward to your return!

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PatriciaP
Pinehurst
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious, excellent wine selections, exceptional service, and charming atmosphere. Favorite restaurant!

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on September 20, 2021

Thank you! We greatly appreciate your review and we look forward to your return!

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lovemaui
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had just a wonderful dinner at Villaggio. The service was EXCELLANT, the staff could not have been more friendly or more competent. Our dinners were outstanding especially the Tiramisu. And of course, the Village of Pine Hurst is such a nice place to walk around after such a wonderful dinner.

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on September 19, 2021

Thank you so very much for your review! We are so pleased you enjoyed Villaggio and we look forward to your return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So wonderful we booked this coming Friday night as well

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on September 20, 2021

Thank you very much for your review! We are so pleased you enjoyed Villaggio and we look forward to serving you this Friday!

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2foodies
Pinehurst
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere, service and food quality were all impeccable! Highly recommend this restaurant for a fine dining experience.

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on September 21, 2021

Thank you so very much for your wonderful review! We are delighted you enjoyed Villaggio and we look forward to serving you again soon!

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Fscotty
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. I even made a request to modify a dish on the menu and the chef did it! Our server was wonderful and made us feel very welcome. We will definitely return!

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on September 19, 2021

We are very thankful for your wonderful review and are so delighted you enjoyed Villaggio! We hope to serve you again soon!

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WinInThePines
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

The noise in my room was annoyingly loud; needs some sound absorption.

The entree was outstanding.

For my taste, the Caesar Salad was chopped too small making it difficult to pick up and for me, it was too light on dressing. But, the croutons were fabulous. I am an admitted Caesar Salad snob so I may be in the minority.

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on September 17, 2021

Sorry if it was noisy that night! Often times it is quiet in the restaurant but every now and then we get an animated group! We are so glad you enjoyed your entrees and we will discuss the Caesar salad to find out why it was cut smaller than usual. I don't understand though why you would only rate the restaurant a 3 for value. Given you had two salads, two entrees, and two cocktails, your check was quite reasonable for a fine dining restaurant. We hope you will give Villaggio another try!

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vipJillP
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were staying at the Pinehurst resort and booked a reservation at the Villagio for dinner. We hoped for a nice dinner experience and were pleasantly surprised with one of the best dining experiences we have ever had. Thanks to our server Kelly who took such good care of us, and to the Chef for the excellent meals prepared for us. We highly recommend the Villagio Ristorante for an outstanding dining experience.

Villaggio Ristorante and Bar
Responded on September 16, 2021

Thank you so very much for your review! We are delighted you enjoyed Villaggio and hope to serve you again on your next visit!

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FAQs

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 388 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.