About The Villa

Recently remodeled, one will be impressed by The Villa's elegant and stylish interior, grand fireplaces, comfortable furnishings, charming patio, gourmet cuisine and excellent service. The intimate garden patio is billed by Here Comes The Guide as the 'favorite spot for outdoor celebrations'.

22160 Ventura Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Californian, Bistro

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Weekend Brunch: Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Cross Street:
San Feliciano

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(818) 704-1185

Website:
http://www.villawh.com/

Parking Details:
Valet Service required.

Private Party Facilities:
Private Dining Room available with full bar for large banquets, receptions, cocktail parties, rehearsal dinners etc. Please contact our event coordinator, Lucy at 310.213.7711 or events@villawh.com

Private Party Contact:
events@villawh.com: (310) 213-7711

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
To plan a special event for a large party please contact our event office at 1(310) 213-7711

The Villa Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.0

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (954)
Special Occasion (831)
Romantic (823)
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Neighborhood Gem (797)
Good for Groups (581)
Fit for Foodies (426)
Great for Lunch (338)
Great for Brunch (319)
Notable Wine List (117)
Hot Spot (116)
Late-night Find (84)
Kid-friendly (83)
Vibrant Bar Scene (81)
Scenic View (71)
Good for a Date (51)
Good for Birthdays (41)
Good for Anniversaries (36)
Cozy (28)
Business Meals (24)
Casual (22)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Happy Hour (16)
Worth the Drive (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Fun (12)
Healthy (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Outstanding Value (9)
Authentic (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Seasonal (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Great Beer (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
People Watching (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Organic (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 15, 2017

The Villa is a lovely restaurant and the ambience is outstanding!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on February 15, 2017

Outside dining for lunch was perfect. Sunny but we had the perfect umbrella to avoid direct sunlight. Food was very tasty. Only one drawback, behind us was the speaker that played non-stop music. Although the music was refined, the speaker was located right behind me at chair/bench level, it was very hard to have easy conversation and distracting at times. Maybe, they can move it to a higher location.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Love this restaurant...eat here often..Food is always great!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Went for Valentines Day. They had a special present 3 course meal menu. Food was really good. Steak was amazing and so was dessert. The only problem was the service. They really were rushing people out the tables. I even overheard one of the waiters telling the other " you need bring the food quick so the leave quick". It might be because of Valentines. But iverall recommend this place. And the atmosphere is beautiful. Good for dates!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 12, 2017

Nice place but food was underwhelming and service was slow. Due to slow service 25% was deducted from our bill which was much appreciated.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Cozy, Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2017

We felt very welcomed. Even though our table was not quite ready we sat at the bar and decanted our wine. We sat adjacent the fireplace which was lively.

The only challenge was the party of 10 next to us. They were so loud it was difficult to hear ourselves let alone the waitress. Just too loud for a quiet romantic dinner. Door was excellent. Service was good

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Would recommend but warn about the terrible noise level

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Good was good, but it's nothing special. Location is loud.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Great time and always amazing food!!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2017

I made a reservation for 10 people a week in advance and confirmed the reservation the day before we were scheduled to dine. We arrived at the scheduled time, 6:45PM and were told it would be a few minutes. By 7:00 I was getting worried, the kids were hungry and so was my 86-year old mother. I was told they were "working" on a place for us to all sit. At 7:20 we were brought to a table for 6, which had 4 extra chairs squeezed in to it. It was so tight that one of the chairs was on the literally on the edge of a stair. Once we sat down, it was painfully obvious that unless we wanted to be on top of each other while trying to enjoy a special family dinner, we could not sit at this table. We were going to leave when the manager said she could find another table. After looking at the option, it didn't seem any different or more spacious. By this time, it was almost 7:30. The only available option at The Villa was the outside patio, having plenty of space as it was dark and 50 degrees outside. The consensus was to give it a try as we were going on an hour of waiting/deciding to stay or leave and everyone was now, very hungry. This is when things changed. The outside patio is lovely, quite, conducive to conversation and generally very nice. There are large heating lamps strategically placed to produce a fairly comfortable temperature (at least where we were seated). I asked to speak with the manager and she came to the table with an offer to comp a couple of appetizers and deserts for our trouble. The service from our waiter and the support staff was excellent! We wanted for nothing. A thoughtful busser even brought my mother a little blanket! Everyone was extremely attentive and the food was delicious. So what started as a disaster, ended as a wonderful evening. I am most appreciative of the manager and her wait staff for rescuing this evening. So the beginning, not great but the end was wonderful!

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Totally surprised at the service and quality of the food. They seem particularly adept at dealing with large parties which is a unique skill.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Enjoyable ambiance and good food. In the Summer, the outdoor patio is a fantastic area to dine.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Best of the best,
I love everything, food service
And more

Tags: Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Fun, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2017

We dine at Villa often. On our recent visit, with a reservation, we were seated at a communal table. Dinner was for a special occasion however there were no other tables available.

Cocktails have always been a friendly pour however, on this occasion our "on the rocks" drink was less than an ounce pour with a giant ice cube. Very pricy & disappointing.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2017

This was a great spot! The food and drinks were fantastic - we will definitely be back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 24, 2017

Came to the Villa for DineLA. I have been wanting to visit this place based on pictures I've seen, especially of the beautiful outdoor area.
The restaurant is really nice with low light which could be good for dates and special occasions. Food and service was good and definitely a great value with DineLA.
Will definitely come back when the weather is nice so we can enjoy the beautiful outdoor area.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 22, 2017

The kindest thing I can do is NOT review the meal we had on the Restaurant Week menu. The service was fine and even a bit overly attentive. These are nice people, but the food is not what it should be. We regretted our choice of restaurant.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 22, 2017

The two things I would like to say is that this is the second time I have been at the Villa in the last few months and the tables with the plastic brown leather too either need tale clothes owned to be replaced with nicer tops, they are worn and looks like someone chewed the corners.
Also it would be nice if wait staff would hold off until everyone finishes eating before removing plates. All restaurants should do this as a courtesy to the slower diners.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Very nice atmosphere. Good food. Good happy hour menu. Not a huge selection but enough to choose from.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 18, 2017

I wish the host read the note we left when we made a reservation on open table. We required a table by the fireplace knowing that the restaurant can be quite cold.
She didn't know but we told her and we waited. We also waited a long time for someone to come to our table to take the order!
She apparently didn't honor our reservation as well because after we left I received a message from open table that we did not show up to the Villa.
Beside the inconvenience we shared a nice meal and we hope to have a better experience next time.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 18, 2017

The Villa is always a great spot. Wonderful outdoors area. Great happy hour. Food always nice!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 17, 2017

I had also called the restaurant to ask what the corkage was and was told $15 per bottle. When I got the bill I was billed $40 for corkage (two bottles) and explained to the server that I was told differently over the phone the same day. He brought back the manager who told me I was wrong and that the person who gave me the information knew it was $20 per bottle and therefore that would be the charge--all this in front of my guests. So I was left with a very bad impression on a $300 bill. The manager should have discreetly removed the extra $10 charge.
Additionally, we had requested a table by the beautiful fireplace but we immediately noticed a gas smell which the server confirmed but the restaurant would not fix it and suggested that we move our table instead.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Made reservation at 7:45 for 13 people didn't sit us until 8:30. The waiter kept making weird faces.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Great food and great service :)

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 2017

Need to be away from bar area to be able to have quiet conversation. Food and service excellent.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Before they closed because of a kitchen fire, I used to go there every time and even order to take out several times a week. I know I am crazy. One day after the fire happened I called to get some news on my favorite restaurant and make sure that everything was okay. I was very disappointed by the way the manager talked to me. Very rude and unprofessional. I know that in order to create new habits, you needs 21 repetitions, so now, I am on my way to Monty's (next door) and I am not sure I will be back to the Villa if they open again one day.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 3, 2017

Good solid place for business discussion and reliable food.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2017

It was New Year's Day, service was really slow. I had a great waiter but it seem like he was the only one there that day, and he was serving all the other tables. It wasn't until later when other helped came in, and they were very helpful always kept checking on us. Will give this place another try loved the food and service overall.

Tags: Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Great place. I love the ambience there. Good food and great staff. Steve the bartender is amazing.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We always enjoy dining at The Villa. The atmosphere is semi-formal with a welcoming warmth. The dishes are never disappointing and the servers are attentive.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Brunch, Outstanding Value, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2016

An early dinner on New Year's Eve. The restaurant was lovely, the service very good, and the food between B+ (the large, tender, but not very tasty steak) to A's for divers scallops, salad, and wine. Not cheap, but it was an occasion. We very much like the Villa.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2016

The service was excellent and the food was prepared to perfection, portions were just the right size for clean, healthy eating. A truly excellent eatery! Well done ~Cheers

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Portions were a little small and the chairs were not very comfortable

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2016

We experience the worst service, don't believe the hype from the reviews. Food is average that came to our table in decent time. Drinks never did come they keep apologizing on how slow and backed up the bar was, we order 2 bottle beers and one mix drink not sure how many bartender's you need to open a bottle . Bottom line I was embarrassed with my wife and her best friend I thought I was taking my wife out to a great dinner for her birthday.

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2016

Such disappointing service ruined an evening. We are patient polite people, whose patience was sorely tested by extremely flustered wait staff, a glass of wine that took 35 minutes to arrive, and a waiter who abandoned her table. Dishes arrived at the wrong tables and, while our food was decent, it did not overcome the truly horrible service. Alas we won't be back to this lovely neighborhood restaurant until the management gets its act together.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2016

Nice and elegant restaurant with delicious and tasty food. The setting is gorgeous and perfect place to celebrate special occasion!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2016

A shorten menu for more than 12 guests? You have a kitchen, use it, serve the guests what they want off the main menu. That is an amateur move at best.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 26, 2016

We started off our meal with a few appetizers. I remember making the comment that if our entrees were as good as our starters we were in for a very good meal. I was definitely correct. I would not hesitate recommending The Villa for an excellent meal. There were eight of us and everyone had a great meal.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Three of us went for Xmas dinner. The place was chaotic. I don't know what was going on in the kitchen but my beet salad had pieces of grapefruit in it :( , my husbands apple salad didn't have any apples in it ?? We were very happy that our main meals were all very yummy! But unfortunalely I got sick from the meal I had. I dont know what part of the meal made me sick. Maybe the tiramissu??

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Worst $200 Ive ever spent for a meal. Everything was sub par. They need to hire a new chef.

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