Villa Macri Ristorante
Brought another family with us who also was celebrating their daughters graduating Notre Dame and our sons graduation. Her father owned several restaurants and I was embarrassed at the start our dining experience our waitress appeared poorly trained and not attentive. Our server knew little about wines served and our not so sweet wine was very sweet. The calamari was over cooked to rubber bands but worse was cooked in old grease that should have been changed before service as rancid grease taste spoils a meal. The chicken Marsala entree was rubber chicken with could not identify sauce. Don,t waste your money here.Now I know why they had open reservations.
Nicely done Mother's Day Buffet! Busy but no waiting, kept food stocked, took the reservation on time! Thanks!
Seated promptly for Mother’s Day Brunch at a spacious table. Friendly serving staff; buffet had a multitude of options...at times waiting for additional items to be replenished on the buffet table; I’m sure just a consequence of the large crowd. Salmon Picatta was delicious. We’ve dined here multiple times in the past; I really like how there are different seating areas to choose from, ranging from more casual to more elegant. Will definitely be back.
Had been in Villa Macri for 50 mins and still did not have bread, salad and some of us did not have drinks.
Food was very greasy, meatballs tasted like they were from spagettios. Not impressed with butternut squash ravioli--it was greasy, the sauce had no flavor at all...just looked like yellow water.
Green beans that were side dish with 2 meals were barely cooked at all...we do like vegetables fresh and crisp but these were more on the cold and raw side.
Chocolate cake was still frozen in spots.
We Chose Villa Macri for a family dinner after a family members funeral viewing and wanted a place to get delicious food, good atmosphere and we were so hungry after 4 hours in the funeral home.
Villa Macri was a huge disappointment for us and we were all too tired and sad to discuss it with a manager, we just wanted out of there.
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I wouldn't call loud noise "energetic", loud is loud. it's not a good thing.
The design and ambience of the restaurant is very unique especially for the area. It’s very much the Italian feel of a genuine deli but mixed with a spacious layout for and event space and a well appointed dining room. We were able to have a wonderful dinner and little conversation beyond closing time with no one making us feel rushed to leave. It was a wonderful evening.
Wonderful food in a fun atmosphere. Keep up the great work!
We always enjoy our dining experiences. We did have to wait a bit to be shown to our table even tho no one was ahead of us and we had the reservation
We made reservations for our first and last visit. We were seated in the “theater”. Two young boys 5-7 yrs were standing on the tables and jumping to the next table in the booths on both sides of us. The basketball games were blasting. Children screaming. When we left I told the hostess who seated us that is was like Chuckie Cheese which I haven’t been to in 35 years. Here is a hint... when a senior with a cane and her young adult grand daughter have made reservation for Saturday night dinner they may NOT want to be in the middle of chaos. Hostess might have asked if they wanted to be in this horrible room or if they came to the restaurant to have dinner and conversation. This is a great place for families with out of control, misbehaved children. Will NEVER RETURN OR RECOMMEND TO MY ADULT FRIENDS!
mother’s 93rd Birthday
Great service and food! Presentation was good and knowledgeable staff.
Excellent service, food, ambiance, everything! Simply the best!
We enjoyed our visit to Villa Macri, but found it to be an unusual blend of sports bar and Italian restaurant. However, we really did enjoy the higher quality of food and the wider range of menu choices from the usual sports bar. We plan to return on another trip to the South Bend area.
Another wonderful meal at Villa Macri. Our family's go-to for special occasion meals. Portions are always generous and the food is flavorful and authentically Italian.
Always a great time at Villa Macri Ristorante!! We've known the owners since they first opened Macri's Deli in the strip mall on Grape Road. Good people, Good Food, Good Times!
This was a nice way to spend Valentines day. The room we were in was clearly all couples celebrating the holiday. Only drawback was we were at a small two top table that was wrought iron with table cloth and right next to an outdoor entry way. A little cold and not much of a view for my wife.
The waitress was great as was the food. Watching all the romance of the couples around us exchanging cards and such reminded me of just how terrible my marriage has become.
The server was slow and overly talkative. The food is always excellent. This was my first time with server issues.
Not something I would recommend. All relative to what your definition of Italian food should taste like but for my experience, the pasta was way over cooked and mushy when I asked for a al Dente, the pesto was without taste, and the chicken was comparable to a pre-cooked, reheated frozen patty from Sam’s.
Upon arrival we were greeted and seated by a very courteous young lady. We were then greeted by our waitress who was very pleasant and new the beer, wine and appetizer list right off the top of her head. Our visit was very pleasant and we will be returning in the near future.
They have definitely stepped up their game since they first opened! We had a party of 7 and the service and food was great! There were several couples dressed up for a high school dance dining out the evening we went too; therefore slower service was anticipated, but we were proven wrong! I had Seafood Alfredo (amazing) and my mom was all about the Chicken Parmesan. Highly recommend this restaurant for big groups.
Worst service of my life. Our reservation was at 530. We ordered around 615. Our food arrived at 743. We were never offered even our complimentary bread. And when we asked the waitress what the hold up was, she said she would check on our food... and never brought it back up. The manager was weak and had no excuses either. I will absolutely never go back there. The food was cold, and not the quality I would have expected for the pricing.
Villa Macri was a great dining exprience! My family and I went in for my son’s birthday and we sat in the round room. The hostess that sat us was very friendly and welcoming, she offered us many seating options! As we sat down our server came over right away to take our drink and appetizer orders. We ordered the bruschetta and the hummus and pita, it was a great option, not too filling and tasted wonderful. For dinner my wife ordered the seared scallops and I ordered the pork osso bucco and may I say, it was WONDERFUL! I highly recommend coming to Villa Macri!! Fantastic experience!
First time visit. Food was exceptional, Sierra, our waitress, answered all our questions, was attentive and very helpful! It was a wonderful experience and we will definitely return!!!!
Everything great as alway as far as the food and ambiance. Unfortunately no one was there to great and after waiting we had to wander through the restaurant to find our party and seat ourselves- we walked by 2 employees on their phones as we did. Also, we ordered chicken tenders for our 12 year old and she received a regular adult meal which she couldn’t eat. We asked about the size and were told the waitress assumed we wanted a adult portion because we didn’t specify the children’s menu. Given that my 12 year old looks like she’s 9 (very petite) clarification would have been nice. An offer to adjust the bill would have been nice as well.
Aside from that a great time as always although I’d be concerned that the kids and the phones are going to tarnish your reputation.
Great food, service and value
Warm, not hot food; slow service and out of three things we ordered/asked for.
Always top notch!
We were in South Bend for the NHL Winter Classic at Notre Dame over new year's. I booked on line ahead of time based on reviews and menu. Our family of 4 had our New Year's Eve had a very enjoyable dinner there. Very good food and service. One issue came up: My salmon meal was not as warm as I wanted so I sent it back. The owner stopped by and apologized and took that dish of the bill. I really appreciated the response understanding it was a very busy night. The salmon dish was very good.
We would definitely go back if we are back in the area.
Was not happy with 2 small pieces of cod fish, all pasta dishes and lamb were good. Waitress was attentive and pleasant.
We learned about Villa macri from a friend. #1 recommendation is the baked cheese in marinara. It is simply wonderful!!! It doesn't sound like much but the flavors they pair are delicious. If you are in the mood for dessert, their chocolate eruption is also marvelous!
had company Christmas party here on Friday night and all was great: food, service, environment were all very good. Would definitely recommend!
Food was incredible. Restaurant was beautiful and so was the overall environment! Waitress just didn't want to be there. Everyone could tell. Had to ask someone else to go find her so we could pay and leave.
It was a little noisy but there were many Christmas parties so it was understandable. Even with the parties our meals were not delayed.
a very large restaurant. friendly service that seemed a little overwhelmed by the volume of customers. food good but arrived cool to warm rather than hot.
Great place to eat with a small group of friends or a large group. Great wait staff and amazing food.
Always a great place to watch a sporting event, hosting a party or stopping in for a quick bite. The staff is friendly and very knowledgeable. The owners are very present and welcome all of their guests.
Went here for our annual work dinner and the food was good but a little more expensive then a lot of Italian places however the service was wonderful and the restaurant was beautiful!
I must thank them for being so accommodating. We had to change the reservation twice due to drive time and traffic and airplanes. Especially for a Friday evening g I gratefully thank them.
I have been going to Macri's and Villa Macri's for well over 20 years. It continues to be excellent. We were there for an ND game. I made reservations on Open Table. I was running late and called to make a 15 minute change. They did it! We arrived to see a line waiting outside but got right in. The server was outstanding. Always doing the right thing and never a bother. Kind and courteous. The food was as perfect as it always is. Thanks Macri's.
We were seated late. Once we were seated we were out in the bar were it was crowded and noisy while there were plenty of other tables available. The waiter messed up our order and didn’t get it corrected properly when we made him aware. Wouldn’t return.