Villa de Flora at Gaylord Palms Resort

3.9
1436 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Villa de Flora has reopened after its extensive renovation with an enhanced atmosphere and fresh and seasonal dining options. The buffet restaurant evokes modern coastal Mediterranean countries, including Italy, Spain, France and more.
What 1436 people are saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.5
ambience
3.4
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Noise · Moderate
69% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PayalP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great variety to choose from for the dinner buffet ! Great value, and great ambience! Our server was amazing as well.

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AngelaB
Orlando
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

It was just pizza and pasta night

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LizaH
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service and ambiance. Like it so much my family ate there twice.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was by far one of the best buffets I’ve eaten at. From the meat and cheeses to the pasta station to the hand carved brisket station. Every dish was delicious! The ambiance was perfect. It really was just a perfect night. Our server Ali was very friendly and on top of things. We would duplicate this night if we could!

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MichaelR
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The pasta was bland and uneventful, the meat wasn't bad. Desserts were good.

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JohnL
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Not nearly as good as all of my previous years enjoying dinner at this restaurant. After closing for many, many months, they have opened with a red decoration and design of the serving area which at least to me, wiped out all of the Mediterranean homestyle I came to enjoy. The stations are more clinical, the pasta station reduced to a sterile looking and hard to find corner and they totally eliminated the ice cream station. Sadly, there were many people in line wearing bathing suits and other attire that I’m not used to ever seeing before at the restaurant. our reservations were for 7 PM and a party of six so I would’ve thought at that hour that while leisurely attire would be approved, there would still be a higher level after of a dress code present. sadly, after we paid our bill we never saw our server again. Water glasses were not refilled. And dessert plates were left on our table. And even though the tip had been added to our table in advance. We still chose to leave extra knowing that we would be sitting at the table a bit longer talking and enjoying the special birthday occasion. Lastly, management should consider developing a layout plan to place families with small children on the outer perimeter and in the same area with other families having children. Sad that they set a party of five right next to us with two loud rambunctious crying children who absolutely affected our ability to enjoy what could’ve been and should’ve been an amazing time at the Gaylord palms. Clearly this is not the review I’d hoped to of left and sadly as a result of this visit I’m doubtful that I’ll be choosing to go back as often as I have in the past This is a Voice to text transcription so I apologize in advance for the spellings or mistakes in grammar.

I miss the old charm! This was not a good change for me!

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MirelisD
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Pricey for quality of the food and the small amount of options.
The service was excellent. I think the price it’s only because the restaurant it’s located at the Gaylord.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Was at resort for conference. Had lunch here. The server, Jackie was very nice and attentive. Only problem seemed to be with the amount of people trying to get thru the buffet lines. Very crowded and slow. Food was ok, just not replenished fast enough so felt rushed to keep line moving.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was good. Service was excellent. Jackie was our server for both our lunch and dinner on the same day.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Great opportunity to have fresh pasta a la carte instead of a buffet.

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ChristineG
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found the restaurant to be relaxing, food tasted very good. My daughter has many food allergies. The chef came out and cooked an individualized meal for her. They brought out a candle and dessert for my granddaughters birthday. Cost is not cheap, but it is typical for a resort.

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VictorD
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Expensive. Good quality was poor. For a buffet they has very little choices. Not worth the money

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SebastianF
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

I had no idea this was a buffet restaurant, I think the listing should have made that more clear. The hostess was not very friendly, though our server Luisa was magnificent. Still, its a buffet, so there weren't many demands place on the service people. The food was very good, and the selection of food was modest. $279 for 6 people for a buffet.... I won't be back.

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PaulS
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The selection wasn't as good as it use to be which affects the value and we were there at 5:30 and the food was warm at best and not replenished fast enough.

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NickF
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Parking upon arrival was a nightmare. The valet was nowhere to be found, cars were backed up to the point where I was unable to drop off others and self park. Upon entering the restaurant the staff was not very pleasant and were visibly frustrated and irritated with the fact that they were busy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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JeffM
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great, the service was outstanding!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

We have gone here quite a few times & food quality & choices this time were poor & the cost of the meal was not worth the quality.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Update your file on Villa de Flora. It’s incorrect :)

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StaceyS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

This was our first time here and I just felt like $38 per a person was alot.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Way overpriced for the food options. Regular buffet- nothing special at all.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

I was there for their special event for Easter it was $70 per adult I’ve been there before but this time it was awful I got sick while I was there my husband and my son got sick the same night wrote a report out told the manager and I have still been waiting for their phone call very disappointed was there with six people and out of six people four of us got sick

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

The quality and abundance was definitely not as good as it was pre new construction. The dinner was not worth the cost. Villa de Flora definitely needs to improve. We frequently stay at the Gaylord and have always eaten there, we will definitely be looking for other options for dinning.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love Villa de Flora. We eat there every time we stay at Gaylord Palms in Orlando.

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StephanieW
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

We had a wonderful server and the atmosphere was terrific. However the food was awful. All of the places we ate at the hotel had terrible food.

We used to go the Gaylord Palms often and always had quality meals....this trip was a disappointment.

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lushgirl
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Cathy our server was amazing!! So nice and attentive. The evening we went there was a buffet. I think its always buffet style I am not sure. The food was good but was not hot some items were cold. The Prime rib and pork tenderloin were very tasty. We were walking around at 5pm so we decided to check the restaurant out in advance. We were greeted by Calvin the host. I explained it was my birthday and we wanted a nice table. We reserved a certain table for my reservation at 7:30 that evening, Calvin assured me it was not a problem. Unfortunately, when we arrived back for our reservation at 7:30 the table we reserved was already sat!! No Happy Birthday or apology from Calvin. Our server Cathy however, made it up to me she was the best!! Gaylord Palms is very lucky to have her!!!

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JamesJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! Our server was outstanding! He went above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed ourselves!

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SherryN
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible waste of money barely any selection and now the servers at the buffet are extremely rude!!! Save your money and go somewhere else it’s totally not worth 50 dollars a person

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and service

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angelaK
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food offerings was very limited. Small servings now they serve you which is a shame as it has a nice ambience since it’s been renovated especially in the evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From breakfast then dinner it was amazing. The service was beyond excellent. Staff were so attentive amd made the experience very enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect meal for our first night staying at Gaylord Palms. The pasta station made my son’s night. Had just about everything on the buffet and enjoyed every bit of it. Although it is buffet style , they had servers for each dish with glass in front to keep it covid safe. Would definitely recommend heading here for one of your meals during your stay.

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RonnieK
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The service by our server, Rad, was outstanding. He was extremely attentive and personable. The contactless approach to the buffet was very well done. The overall variety of food offerings was good. As for the food itself, most entrees seemed to be on the dry side. The ambiance was too much like a cafeteria, very open and people constantly walking about. During these pandemic times, it was disappointing that Management and servers were not enforcing people to wear face masks while walking to and from the buffet

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LivedAllOver
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice dinner, server was wonderful. All the people serving the buffet were very hospitable.

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KarlM
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I understand they needed to change format from what it used to be due to COVID, but was taken aback by how much the buffet offerings have been reduced! Price has not been reduced proportionately! And our particular drinks server was friendly but very inattentive. Long-time customer, but won’t be going back anymore...

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CarolinaD
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant the service was amazing food was delicious

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

No longer the same quality of food compared to before renovations. One seafood dish (mahi mahi) and that was about it.

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EddieS
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Extremely disappointed. The food quality and selection has gone down considerably, price has remained the same.

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

After eating there for many years we will never be back. The buffet was not very good. The selection was poor and the price went up

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience during the holidays

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Villa de Flora at Gaylord Palms Resort is rated 3.9 stars by 1436 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.