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About Villa de Flora at Gaylord Palms Resort

We welcome you into the magnificent Villa de Flora, a Mediterranean marketplace. Our chefs have created a feast for the senses, making this one of the most popular restaurants of its kind in the state of Florida. Chefs stationed at six markets invite you to sample their culinary creations, including a seasonal market-inspired menu with entrees from the Mediterranean.

In addition, the staff has an impeccable eye for hospitality, from the minute you enter until your warm send-off. This epicurean dance begins with a “market tour” and explanation of the day’s offerings, generously displayed in each station. A delectable wine list is offered, including the restaurant’s famed sangria.

Sunday Brunch is an additional treat, named Critic’s Choice for Best Brunch by the Orlando Sentinel.

6000 W. Osceola Parkway
Kissimmee, FL 34746
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Daily: 6:30am - 11am
Sunday Brunch: 12:00pm - 3pm
Dinner: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Open select days for lunch. Please call for inquiries on lunch pricing and menu items.

Valentine's Day Dinner 5pm-10pm
$55 per adult | $27 per child
Does not include soft drinks, tax or gratuity

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(407) 586-1114

Website:
http://www.gaylordpalms.com/

Parking Details:
Self and valet parking available

Executive Chef:
Greg Picard

Private Party Facilities:
Villa de Flora offers four distinct private and semi-private locations for group dining. The Main Patio is located directly under the atrium offering a beautiful view of the St. Augustine Fort. The Key West Section is designed to resemble an old world mansion. The area overlooks our colorful Key West lagoon. Additionally, there is the St. Augustine Patio, a semi-private dining room adjacent to the buffet. For private dining, our Pineapple Room can accommodate groups of up to 40 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Restaurant Sales: (407) 586-2353

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Villa de Flora at Gaylord Palms Resort Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (71)
Great for Brunch (58)
Good for Birthdays (54)
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Good for Groups (53)
Good for Anniversaries (48)
Casual (46)
Kid-friendly (45)
Sunday Lunch (42)
Good for a Date (39)
Worth the Drive (38)
Scenic View (36)
Fun (35)
Seasonal (33)
Fit for Foodies (31)
Romantic (31)
Great for Lunch (29)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Comfort Food (20)
People Watching (20)
Healthy (19)
Tasting Menu (19)
Authentic (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
Business Meals (17)
Good Vegetarian Options (16)
Cozy (15)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Disabled Access (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Vegan (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Tapas (6)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Organic (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Live Music (2)
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

Dry food , bugs by the fruits , you should give the guests who come in by 10:45 an option to stay for brunch at $29.00 approx for breakfast not at all worth it !! Pancakes dry , toast hard , bacon burnt , sausage burnt at $29 the only hot food was the omelette station !! Please revamp it , right at 10:55 am the crew put out all left over items on top of old items and then server comes to table to let us know that in 10 more mts the buffet would be broken down ! The guest who comes in at 7:00 am should receive the same quality of food and service at 10:45 am ! Very disappointed 😔!! Sorry tried to look at good things to say unfortunately it wasn’t

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·Dined on January 8, 2018

We have been to this restaurant many times, lunch and dinner. This time we took visiting relatives and they loved it as much as we did. I love everything about this restaurant. Exquisite food, amazing deserts. Wonderful service. Excellent atmosphere. Seated in a Spanish style restaurant, in an atrium with lush tropical plants and scenery; what could be better? No matter the weather, you feel as though you are outside. The lighting. Everything from family-friendly to romantic atmosphere. We will be back.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fun
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 7, 2018

To be truthful. The food was horrible. Everything was tasteless.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Our server was great the food wonderful overall great time!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Fun
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great food and sitting in the atrium area is very enjoyable . The foliage is so pleasantly pleasing to the eye. Last time we were there on the dessert table they offered Crème brûlée ,
Not so this time....I miss that dessert, but there was many more to choose from.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

I felt the food was good but very overpriced for the buffet. Also, we had to keep asking our server to take our dirty dishes.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu, Casual
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Buffet is very good with lots of choices. Price is very high for character breakfast.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We had a great dinner date

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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great restaurant and great food. The restaurant is beautiful and is in a pleasant location with great service. Nothing bad at all to say about the experience. It is worth going for those that will enjoy a big buffet meal as you pay a lot per person.
We went for breakfast and I do not feel that our $34 per person was worth on a breakfast experience. The experience of going during holiday break and being forced to pay more due to character hours (even though we were not interested in that at all) was not pleasant. During that time you are forced to either go extremely early or very late to pay less, if you want to go on a regular breakfast time you pay the character price only. We knew that when booked but it was the only time that worked for us and even knowing ahead, it is still very expensive for a breakfast buffet. Will not be doing that again.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Naples)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Holiday trip

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·Dined on January 2, 2018

We had 16 people in our group. We were we all seated at the same table and had an exceptional wait staff. The food was very good, but the price is a bit high for how little us seniors can eat. This is a special occasion restaurant in the future, based on the price. We didn't eat enough for the price paid.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Good overall

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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Food was cold, delayed service from waitress. Loved characters at breakfast buffet.

Tags: Seasonal
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Great breakfastbuffe and super friendly
Staff.
Great service!
We had a supernice birthday breakfast for my 12 Year old daughter
We love this restaurant and will come back many times

Tags: Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 2, 2018

They had "holiday buffet" pricing for average food. Most was cold and be sitting out for a while. Charged $75 per person.

Please ask for pricing before booking.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

This restaurant was lacking in choice and flavor considering the price. It simply was not a good value for the money. The setting was too casual considering the price. You can get the same meal at half the price, with better decor and more flavor at many places in Orlando.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Very disappointed in the quality. We have eaten there quite a few times but the New Year’s Day Brunch yesterday was not nearly as good as last years.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

just another buffet

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Awesome service and quality of good food and staffs are professional. Please keep the awesomeness and cleanly orderly always.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Casual, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Tapas, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Organic, Vegan, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Kid-friendly, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Healthy
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had a 9:45pm reservation for NYE dinner expecting to be outstanding. The food wasn’t good, perhaps it was served for too many hours on the buffet, so it wasn’t fresh, warm and it was dried.
The service was excellent though!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

My husband, daughter and I dined here for NYE. Adults were $75 a piece for buffet. The buffet looked fantastic with so many options. However everything was tasteless and bland. Everything from the salad bar to dessert. The Alfredo had no taste, the veggies.. tasteless. Dessert was also a let down. All completely bland. I had high hopes for our NYE dinner and was completely let down. Then then bill was $200 for 3 People for terrible food?!? Never again.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

If you want to eat a lot but low quality food, this is the place for you. I’ve paid a lot less for high quality and delicious dinner in more beautiful restaurants. I had high expectations for this New Year Eve family dinner; I’m very disappointed.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Hampshire)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food and ambience was lovely. The service was equally good too.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Restaurant not as Friendly as it used to be. The rear was very crowded. Like they added tables to get more people in for New Years Eve. Waiters were not friendly at all. Very Robotic. Food was okay but not spectacular. Dined here many times. Always special occasions. My wife said Not Again. We will stick with Capital Grill in Tampa. 100 mile round trip to Gaylord for us. $150 for the two of us to eat. Got stuck in the back with poor service. Hard to repeat that for a Birthday,Anniversary or Valentine's Day or New Year's Eve. . Too bad , we used to look forward to dining here and would tell all of our friends. Bring visitors over as well.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve. Over priced. For over $50/person I expected the food to be more flavorful and the tables to be nicer. Our table rocked so much on the uneven floor that we had to hold our glasses when someone sat down. It felt like a cafeteria instead of fine dining.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was above average but not for the price. Our server was excellent. Price was crazy high.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Healthy
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Charging $20 for each child in a party , particularly for pre-school children , is grossly excessive and an abusive business practice directed at families with small aged children .

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Beautiful restaurant located in a magnificent hotel. Excellent and friendly service. Our group consisted of 6 adults and 6 children who loved the Charlie Brown characters. Expensive but was perfect for our group.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Disappointing service no attention to drink orders. Server advised she would bring drinks and never did. We had two birthday celebrants and she only acknowledged the male. We go for special occasions but obviously they endeavor to make it memorable for a horrible experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food with no flavor and too pricey
Service ok
Hard to ger drinks in time even when not full

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Although the service was great, that was about all that was positive about the experience. I made reservations for 2PM and found out when I arrived with my party of 7 that 2PM is when they closed and they would be pulling all food off from the buffet at 2:30PM. This was made very clear to us by a very rude hostess who by the way gave a lot of grief to 4 members of my party that were 5 minutes behind - RUDE! RUDE! RUDE! Why would they take a reservation knowing this? I had to ask for more food to be put out on the buffet as what was left were slim pickings. Mine was not the only party that had issues with there being nothing to eat. The experience was extremely disappointing especially as we were celebrating my Mom's 80th birthday and of all the places we could have gone, we chose this one based on past visits. SHAME on you Florence Villa for not putting your guest first as I believe is the first rule in hospitality. Clearly, hospitality and guest service is no longer a priority for Florence Villa or the Gaylord Palms. As such, I will be taking all of my future business to an establishment that appreciates my business. The competition out there is fierce, remember that Gaylord Palms.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Value was horrible for what you get. Most of the food my kids wanted was empty and took way-to-long to refill. It appears quality of food and selection has dwindled over the years. Save your money and buy a bagel next door or leave the property and buy food nearby at a fraction of the cost.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

I took my son and his girlfriend who came down from up North to see ICE but before the show I made reservations at Villa de Flora There was a buffet that night and every station we went to the food was great and there were so many choices to choose from I think we tried them all
Our server was from Yonkers NY and very attentive and friendly, polite and professional
I would recommend Villa de Flora in a heartbeat

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Agata was wonderful waitress who accomodated our requests. The Sous Chef who explained the allergy free food seemed annoyed and wasn't friendly.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent service, excellent food, great atmosphere

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fun
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

We were left quite disappointed by our experience at the ‘Breakfast with Charlie Brown and friends’ on 26th December 2017. Our table was booked for 10am and we arrived slightly late at 10.15am. The restaurant was not busy and we were shown straight to our table and the Lucy character brought to us immediately even before we had a chance to sit dow, which was awkward. We then went and made our selection at the buffet. The food was okay, but nothing really special, but there was plenty of it. As we arrived back at our table Charlie Brown was directed to us. This was a quick interaction as our breakfast was going cold in front of us. After breakfast we paid our server, who while very pleasant, hadn’t told us that the characters, including Snoopy, had now finished for the morning and therefore we couldn’t have our photo taken with Snoopy. I wrote to the restaurant manager via their Twitter account as I couldn’t find contact details on their web site. I received, what I consider, a perfunctory response which did not offer an apology but said “I appreciate your feedback given of your experience for the Charlie Brown Breakfast. I have shared this with the appropriate parties involved to help make our dining experience even better moving forward.”

So our experience was on the whole very disappointing considering we had paid paid a premium price ($200.00 inc tax and tip) for 5 of us. There is a lot of choice in Orlando for character breakfasts, in our experience this is one to avoid.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Not worth it! I was excited to have my children meet Charlie Brown and friends, and I also happen to love a good hotel brunch, so I was ok with the overpricing. But the food was not good, kind of like a cheap Las Vegas hotel buffet and Charlie Brown and just one friend were not exciting at all.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The desserts was really without flavor or taste the pie was horrible I do live to go to Villa flora I been eating there for years once at a month but the past 24 of December. Christmas Eve buffet was the worse Christmas dinner ever ,. The taste was so out line, the flavors and the weird part is that is almost the same buffet always and that's why I go but these past 24 OMG I don't even know what happened with the food there and the desserts the desserts really bad

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

This was my second time eating here. Never thought they would raise the price by $40 just because it was Christmas Eve. $254 for 3 of us. Ridiculous. Same food as before but since on our receipt, it said “Holiday Buffet”, I guess they can charge more. It wasn’t mentioned or signed anywhere about this price increase. Never going back. Could have just gone to Outback for $75 total and had just as good as a meal.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Surprised it was a buffet style meal, & quite expensive, but service was excellent & food was good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Coffee, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu
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