Villaggio Ristorante

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$31 to $50
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Italian
Delicious, authentic Italian food, prepared by a chef whose family's culinary history goes back four generations, and served in a charming 18th century Federal style building that is on the National Register of Historic Places: this is one restaurant that Cape Codders and vacationers alike should not miss!

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Daily 4:30PM - 6:30PM

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New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The food was not authentic Italian. It was more like commercial American Italian, Eg Too many options like “eggplant parm”.
My husbands bolognese sauce had no flavor. My salmon encrusted with macadamia nuts was delicious. But both dishes were overpriced.

The restaurant building was lovely - that was the best part.

Bottom line: it is trying to be high-end and is priced high-end, but it’s not.

Villaggio Ristorante
Responded a day ago

Hello Alex, Glad to hear you enjoyed your Salmon Macadamia as does everyone who orders that meal, not sure why the bolognese had no flavor as most everyone raves about my sauce, but different strokes for different folks. I do offer a variety of dishes from Italian staples as you referred to, Seafood, we are on Cape Cod and Prime Steaks. As to trying to be High end, we try to be more Casual fine dining, as far as pricing goes, if you owned a restaurant you would know our pricing isright on.

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JN
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Last review was great!Returned and couldn't believe how the quality just disappeared-Food was way over salted-overcooked-and the fish was OLD!

Villaggio Ristorante
Responded 2 days ago

Hello Joe, Sorry to hear about your second visit, I can assure you however that we recieve our fish 3/4 times each week directly from the local fish market which gets picked up in boston every morning and I never add salt directly to any of my recipes. If you felt that your fish was over cooked I wish you had told your server when they checked on you while eating, which they are trained to do to avoid unhappy guests Chef J

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We came in with a party of 8 for a bachelorette on a Saturday night. We had reservations and our table was ready upon arrival. Our server, Tim was very accomplished and we had an awesome evening.

KR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambience of the restaurant which is an old home was really nice. Everyone in our party raved about the food. My veal dish was outstanding! They have a really neat bar as well. Well worth a trip to this restaurant.

NM
New England
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelling meal - never disappointed! Love the new bar area.

BS
New England
21 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were running very late for a reservation because of bad weather, motor vehicle accidents, Boston Friday Rush Hour, and who knows what else. Called them to let them know we probably wouldn’t make it anywhere near on time. They told us to just get there, and then they helped us have s great meal while leaving on time for a show.

The food was great, the prices reasonable, and the waitress was awesome.

We loved this place, and will be back!

M
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our anniversary in the cozy tavern on a quiet Monday night. Jenna our waitress was friendly, attentive and made the evening feel special. I started with the Feedomtini Martini which reminded me of a blue raspberry snow cone, delicious! We shared a well dressed Caesar salad and fresh baked bread with flavorful balsamic dipping oil. We both ordered our favorited dish the chicken Scarparelli and it didn't disappoint. The entre came with a long list of side dishes and we chose the AuGratin and mashed potatoes both were delicious.

BH
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, as usual. The prices have gone way up (50 for a steak) so sadly, we will not be returning there.

GL
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were great, I thoroughly enjoyed my meal. I'm looking forward to going again and trying more of the menu.

FT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect 👍

S
New England
41 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Quaint New England venue with above average food for Cape Cod. We will return.

F
New England
85 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Villaggio for the first time unplanned. We sat at the busy bar and received attentive service. We had the eggplant rollatini as an appetizer and were surprised by the overpowering bleu cheese. After that, we had a fabulous meal. I had chicken gorgonzola, which was outstanding. My husband had chicken francese, which he thoroughly enjoyed, commenting on how melt in your mouth the chicken was, as was my dish. The wine selection for glasses was great and I enjoyed Stags Leap. Highly recommend, will definitely go back.

F
New England
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal!

S
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Villaggio is a lovely restaurant. It's our local 'go to' place when we have visitors. It is also where we got engaged so it holds a special place in our hearts.

s
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Our daughter and son in laws birthday.
Great service and food . Espresso martinis were not as good as they usually are.

M
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good food, great server, slightly pricey! But overall very good! Thank you

CC
New England
22 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We’ve come several times here over the past few years, with somewhat mixed results. However, the food has generally been good enough for us to keep trying it. This meal was excellent! We were promptly seated and the waitress was pleasant and attentive. I had a Caesar salad which was very good, followed by chicken picatta with a side dish of pasta carbonara - excellent! Everyone else enjoyed their meals also - one of our friends, who can be fussy and had never been here before, gave his meal a 12 on a scale of 10.

JS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

That was one of the worst meals in several years. The waiter completely messed up the order and service. My appetizer showed up first, followed by my wife’s salad and entree that were served simultaneously. After pointing out that we were still missing an entree, the waiter admitted he forgot to include it in the order. Fifteen minutes later the entrees show up, mine a piping hot bowl of seafood stew that needed several minutes to cool down, and my wife’s bowl of pasta that had clearly sat underneath a heat lamp. During this comedy of errors, the hostess made a feeble attempt to check on our meal. We were offered a random cheese plate that look like a few Ritz crackers and some Cracker Barrel cheddar.

We couldn’t get the check fast enough and get out the door. And now my mouth feels like a desert from all the salt that was used in the stew.

Villaggio Ristorante
Responded on September 2, 2019

Hello Johnny, first off I never use salt and or pepper in any of my recipes, thats on the table should you wish to add it and secondly your wifes dish did not sit under a heat lamp, she was giving a completely new one by me. Unfortunetely the dish your waiter Jeff negected to order for you does take 14 minutes to complete, how or why he forgot to order it originally is beyond me. I know your upset and want to make your review as bad as possible, but we do not serve cracker barrel cheese.

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JN
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was terrific - the music by John Salerno was a wonderful compliment.

KK
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was great as usual. The proportions are huge so I always only eat one half and have it for another meal. They gave us a complimentary cheese and cracker plate because we ordered a full glass of wine. Service was lacking some. Waitress was attentive until a family came that preoccupied her. She never asked if we wanted anything to drink with our dessert and by the time I got it ordered it was after the dessert and then it wasn't delivered tell I brought it to her attention.

e
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

We went here last Spring and it was really fantastic. Then we went here this week and it felt like a different chef—very disappointing. The price is for elevated dining and it simply was not. The drinks were overly sweet with no nuance. The service was great. I don’t think we’ll be coming back $150-$200 is too much for hit or miss, In my opinion!

n
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely quaint atmosphere- Our server Jenna was lovely! Helpful- knowledgeable- great!! Had asparagus wrapped appetizer - absolutely delicious! I’m gluten free and was thrilled that they offered a gf fusilli- a great treat! My husband had chicken parmigiana- he loved it . Only two suggestions... tomato sauce was too sweet ... and my husband’s pasta was too soft, not al dente

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Terrific waiter. Very attentive and good humored.

GA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was excellent. The Tavern decor reminded me of some restaurants in the mountains of New England. Food was abundant. We each took some home. The cheese plate that came with a bottle of wine was great.
It was my wife's birthday and we were surprised by a dessert bucket. Nice touch.

MC
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

The interior of the restaurant was lovely and the waitress was excellent but they need to fire the chef. My veal was chewy, probably because it was reheated and overcooked. The batter it was dipped in was soggy instead of crisp. It tasted like it had been made earlier, reheated in the microwave and then had the sauce added. The side dish consisted of 3 cold pieces of asparagus.

LO
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was outstanding and the service was excellent as well. The veal dishes were the best we have had on Cape Cod. We will be going back for dinner very soon.

T
New England
18 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

It was a poor experience food took over an hour to come out and only after I asked for it. I did tell the waiter we were going to the show but it ended up being close. Waiter intercommunicated about my dish and put a real damper on my meal. After giving me the incorrect meal I got no break on my dinner which was actually cheaper than what I ordered but he still charged me the higher price even after I asked. Usually a great experience but this time not so good, I brought a party of four and raved about the place only to be disappointed.

MH
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The best most flavorful lobster tacos I have ever tasted and I don't like regular tacos. These were unique almost phylo dough filled with big juicy junks of lobster flavored with some light cream sauce and rich garlic - unbelievable and huge generous servings. A bit pricey but well worth it.

D
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Disappointed with the food quality at a recent visit in August. Chef unilaterally switched out the pasta style and We thought the quality of the chicken and veal dishes we had were mediocre at best. Expected better

K
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my parent 70th birthday. I can’t say enough about the staff and the food! We could not have asked for anywhere better!!! We will be back for sure!!!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a quiet corner table in the back near the bar. Atmosphere was warm and inviting, the pianist was wonderful and the food was even better. We had the stuffed peppers to start, the filet and lobster ravioli for our dinner and indulged in banana foster for dessert. Could not have asked for a better dining experience.

LZ
New England
12 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had never been to this restaurant before. It was a great place to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. When I made the reservation, I specified that it was an anniversary. I guess that doesn’t get transferred to the restaurant. No one mentioned a special occasion so it just seemed like a nice dinner out. Food was excellent. Pricey so it would have to be a special occasion for us to go again.

RG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around!!!

P
New England
19 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Tim the waiter made our dining experience extra special for a birthday celebration. Portions very generous.

SR
New England
18 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WOW! I've been to this restaurant a number of times over the years. I believe it's under new ownership since my last time. The food was AMAZING! Definitely going back SOON!

JB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic meal, great service and the place was so nice! We will definitely go there again when we are back visiting next year.

EB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

We (6) almost walked out. An unfortunate encounter with someone administrative was very unpleasant but we were all glad we stayed. Tim was our outstanding waitstaff and the food was excellent. We had the eggplant rollatini, crab cakes, Caesar salad, beet salad, chicken Marsala and clams in a Gorgonzola sauce. All six of us were pleased with our choices.

MS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The tap room is my favorite spot. It has an olde world charm A newly renovated horseshoe bar provides more seats for dining . We enjoyed chicken Parmesan, meatballs and gnocchis in a sweet and spicy bbq sauce , And very cheesy yummy eggplant rolittini. Wines by the glass were respectable. Our waiter was pleasant and attentive. It was a nice quiet atmosphere for catching up with friends

A
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Starting with the good. My wife had Lobster Ravioli which was delicious-no problems.
However, my dinner was a collective disaster. I ordered Veal Scarparielo and I got Chicken. I ordered the pasta side with Bolognese which I never was served. I ordered a second beer Coors Light and I received a draft Stella. In short I never received a single portion of my meal that I ordered. When I told the waitress that I ordered Veal and not Chicken, the waitress said "OH, that happened to the lady at the table behind you too!!".
Incredible!!

MM
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Nice place, good service, good food and plenty of it.

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