Villa de Flora at Gaylord Palms Resort

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Mediterranean
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.
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Orlando
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Family Birthday dinner

DM
Orlando
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and our service was really on the ball and made our dining experience a delight

r
New England
31 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This restaurant under the atrium at Gaylord Palms Resort is lovely. My husband & I celebrated our anniversary here with their buffet dinner. While the selections are somewhat limited for a buffet, we found the choices well prepared and tasty. There are cheeses, meats, breads, soup, salads, seafood, a made to order pasta station, a carving station with roast beef and pork loin, veggies and a dessert station including ice cream and some pastries. For $37 pp one really can't complain. Alcohol is a bit pricey and soda is $4, but those glasses are refillable. All in all, we paced ourselves and had a very enjoyable evening. And we were surprised with a delicious anniversary plate of chocolate cake and 2 glasses of champagne!

OT
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good experience.

MM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience with delicious options! Never disappointed.

RK
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we are in Orlando for Sunday, we come here for brunch - it’s fantastic.

V
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

VILLA DE FLORA - brilliant - great food, efficient and great staff!
What WAS a massive problem was getting INTO Gaylord Palms Resort. A wonderful facility let down by two disinterested women dealing with parking! No directions to the car park at ALL - so I spent HALF AN HOUR in the heat faced with the Staff/Facilities Car park with Tanker Trucks and massive petrol trucks of equiv blocking the way. Found a space, but it was so small I grazed the hire car. Near to tears I tracked down "humanity" and was told to move car. Revisited original 2 women who vaguely pointed at where to go. Shame this place is let down like this. Restaurant gave me a free cocktail and lunch to make up for it. But who needs that kind of intro to a beautiful hotel? Not me.

KW
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great variety, excellent distinctive flavors, fresh!

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made my big day very special.

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Not a great value unless you're a big eater. No menu service, only buffet. Half a bagel with cream cheese and lox, cup of coffee - 38.00.

G
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Not a lot of variety for the price. Service was good.

KC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a beautiful brunch. The food and service was excellent. Will definitely be back!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent however parking cost was extortionate ..$24 disgusting for two hours.

JS
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Let me start off and say!, one star for one reason. The food is 5 star and the service is 5 star. Are waiter is Alex! He is hands down one of the reasons we go. The environment is wonderful! It’s never really crowed!

It’s $37.00 a person. The prime rib, it’s wonderful! Tonight we had the head Cheff or the manager come out with a free drink sampler. They are always doing things to switch it up a little, incentives! We are regulars. But here’s the kicker. $25 to park for a few hours to eat dinner. That’s just a bad flaw! I understand they have to pay for the parking garage, but come on! Really! That’s just stupidity. I’m not a cheap person at all, but come on. When for a few more $ you can go to Texas De Brazil. And get free parking, plus a huge variety!

I really hope they go back to taking care of parking for people that come just to eat!

G
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good but lacked variety for a buffet.

RM
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful experience. The food was great except we ate too much. The variety of food seemed to be less but it was very good anyway. The ambience was excellent considering it was our 4oth wedding anniversary. My husband and I love this restaurant. I wish we could visit more often but the price is too much for our budget so we take advantage of special occasions.

JC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

We have been coming here for five years now, have never had a bad experience. Omlet Station excellent as always. Pancakes, French Toast, waffle station at 9am was literally down to one item in each selection . Omlet chef had to stop and refill other items. However my biggest issue is that parking ticket ( and I paid for 6 people was not validated- when did that change?). Wait staff extremely friendly and constantly checking if we needed anything. We always bring out of town guests for breakfast and “tour” of the grounds. Everyone always impressed. This not validating parking tickets must be changed back to doing so.

RB
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I would recommend the Sunday brunch if you happen to be staying at the resort but I wouldn't go out of my way to eat there. The food was good but not spectacular. It's roughly the same as any resort buffet. The price is much to high given the options. However, all food at this resort is ridiculously priced, so it might be a good option if you're really hungry and can eat 2-3 plates of food.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

t
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent buffet wide range of choices.

LB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! This was our second visit and was even better than we remembered!

t
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

was a great brunch eggs benedick omelttes shrimp walffels prime rib ym

MW
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful Sunday brunch. Plenty of healthy options and delicious food, great help, and nice space for seating.

DL
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch is the BEST! The food is very well presented and tasty, with lots of offerings to ensure even the pickiest eater will be satisfied. The omelet station and the carving station is always my favorite but my husband loves the shrimp and charcuterie station. There is also eggs benedict, a pasta station, lots of salads, along with many other options and a nice dessert display that includes ice cream sundaes. Sitting under the atrium is wonderful since you hear the water falls, see the tropical plants, and enjoy the sunshine all while being in air conditioned comfort! We often go as a couples meal, have enjoyed business meetings there, and love going for family get togethers since the hotel is gorgeous and there is lots of stuff to keep the kids busy while we eat a leisurely brunch. Alligators, turtles, and multiple fish ponds are a nice distraction for multi-generations to enjoy.

LK
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The buffet was wonderful! Everything was delicious, but the antipasto bar was my favorite! Loved the eggplant and squash. I would definitely visit again!!!

TM
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a must experience! The buffet is always fresh and delicious and the resort itself is a great time! Great for groups, great for date night, great to get quality food and deserts!!

CB
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome menu for breakfast!

L
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious. We did wait a bit for a server to get our Fri is, but then Fter that they were attenti e.

JA
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

It is difficult to review a restaurant that is closed when you arrive. We had confirmed reservations from Open Table less than 24 hours prior to arrival!! The restaurant was also closed on Monday, the day we made reservation. We will not be using Open Table for reservations in the future and will alert friends & family to your disappointing service.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best brunch in town.

KC
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love villa de flora I just wish it was cheaper or had happy hour

MH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selection of foods for everyone. Food was prepared very well and tasted great. Little pricy for kids 12 and under since most children that age don’t eat much. Our 3 grandchildren hit the pasta and salad stations with dessert after and that’s all
If you go take small portions and try a lot of the dishes otherwise you will fill up fast and miss out on all the goodness. Brunch prices too high we can’t eat that much food.

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service is amazing

RH
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The buffet set up was good and lots of choices. Overall the food was good, not outstanding. Somewhat pricy at $37.00 + tax and tip. With that, it was still one of the less expensive choices at Gaylord Palms.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frank has been there long time and he is always consistently Amazing. Staff and Chef was good to address my daughters food allergies

OG
Orlando
25 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service!!! We will be back.

SF
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, excellent service and good value for money. We've been going for Sunday brunch every time we're in Florida.

L
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 5

Great service and good buffet. Lots of options for kids and adults. Staff was very attentive. Made accommodations as we were late for our reservation. We will definitely be back!

SN
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Buffet was very limited. Thought it was a sit down dinner place until we got there. Found out they changed it to buffet for the evening. Loud open air.

AO
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

This was my 3rd visit to the restaurant and my 2nd time staying at the resort. I was excited to take my brother in law and his family to this restaurant and I have been hyping him up the day before our reservations. I made a reservation via opentable I requested 1 highchair and it also asked if there was an occasion, I put down birthday since this month it is my youngest son's birthday turning 4, no one acknowledged him, no one mentioned happy birthday, nothing, as if I didn't put this down as an occasion, not a big deal but why ask if there is an occasion if you cannot meet the expectations, I expected some type of acknowledgement since you asked. Also the food was limited, the best thing there was the salad and chicken fingers sadly. There barely was any meet options and barely any sides, but I did fill up on salad and chicken fingers, $19 worth.

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