Villa Roma Restaurant

4.4
54 Reviews
$30 and under
Argentinean
Villa Roma is a unique restaurant combining Argentine and Italian flavors. Our cuisine combination was inspired by “La Boca”, a neighborhood of the Argentine capital. La Boca is located in the city’s southeast near the old port. In the early 1900’s, Argentina had over 2 million Italian immigrants, most of them settled in this southeastern part of the country because of the similarity to their port town named Genoa, Italy.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 54 people are saying
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Scorpions14
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son and I had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner. The staff was awesome. Food was amazing!

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vipJerryAck
Orange County
34 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It's very nice place with good food. we had to eat outside because of the shutdown, but it was fine.

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GailB
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Villa Roma never disappoints. The tents they erected are first class The service and food is always delicious and I look forward to many more meals there💕

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vipeat2much
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good, and the service was attentive and prompt.

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vipLove2eat
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went during OC restaurant week. We ordered empanada and salad. We also skirt steak with chimichurri . It was so delicious. It was flavorful. We ordered Tiramisu. We found a new place to go for dinner!

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vipAndreaT
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, we all loved our dinners and desserts were exceptional!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and outstanding food

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DianaG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful choices from light to elaborate dishes. Pastas are delicious, rice paella an epicurean delight, and the tastiest choices of meat!!!!!!.
COME HUNGRY!!!!!!!

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Bluetulip1234
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We ordered empanadas, mixed steak plates and ciopinno. The steak was bland and tough. The ciopinno was mediocre and overpriced. The food looks good but has no flavors. One of the worst meal I’ve had. The service is not great either as the waiter gave us the wrong empanadas and forgot one of our orders.

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JohnA
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and freindly staff. They offer great portions aswell.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Father’s Day but often go here for every day dining. The food is always excellent and the experience is great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience2

The food was good and an excellent value. I was concerned about the social distancing but the restaurant didn’t seem to have that in mind when seating customer. Even after we asked to be moved they subsequently sat two other party to either side of us when there was a lot of room still in the restaurant. One person to our right was coughing the other was a very large group so we weren’t very comfortable. This was all before the forced closures and as a result I decided I wasn’t going to go out to eat anymore.

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Tore
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was great, large portion sizes. The service was not the best. With only 3-4 tables being occupied, we had to wait quite some time for food to be ordered, check brought, and to go box. What could have been a quick 40 minute lunch took over an hour with the service delays.

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vipTravelgal
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for special Restaurant Week menu. Chicken empanada was tasty. Skirt steak was medium rare as ordered and very tender. Service was very slow.

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vipHoVa
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place great food

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vipChefMagazineEditor
Orange County
36 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The restaurant was surprisingly quiet for prime lunchtime. Service was great, and we felt welcome to stay a while and get business done.

HV
vipHoVa
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place good food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful menu choices from an array of Italian dishes to Argentinian steaks. The portions were large, the prices were reasonable.

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MarkR
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great food and drink just lousy service by the 2nd tier help. We’ll be back...

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vipBethA
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The customer service and food were excellent. To be fair, there was a LOUD Christmas party in the main room of the restaurant that was so loud we could not talk at our table. The restaurant was very accommodating and moved our party to the heated patio area...and that was cozy and fine. Maybe my 3 stars on the ambiance was harsh, but the rest of the experience was terrific.

We will go back!

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vipCarylG
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience3

went for Thanksgiving dinner and it wasn't good. Turkey was dry, gravy was over salted, stuffing was mediocre, vegetables were good.

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vipHoVa
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place eating outside with the Dogs good food

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food and excellent service

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vipHoVa
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, service and ambience
Good food

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vipacarekids
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Please tone down the music volume. It is to loud and disturbing while we are dining.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Lasagna was not good. Eggplant parmesan was fair. Not a repeat

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vipHoVa
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinning place good food and ambience hv

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Joanna
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The owner only waited on Caucasian tables that were seated with families or the elderly. He went out of his way to ignore everyone else, especially couples, Asians and Hispanics. It’s obvious he only cares to get more tips. He tried way too hard attending to his favorites by bringing out their dishes and refilling their glasses of wine while everyone else was hungry waiting for their food. He made eye contact with us several times but never came by to see how everything was and kept attending to Caucasian parties.

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LauraW
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our dining experience!
Great food and great service!

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SamS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service, nice music - we all had a good time.

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IreneY
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Villa Roma is an excellent Argentinian - Italian restaurant. You have many choices to pick from their vast menu. Their preparation of their food is very good and also a very nice atmosphere. They have a pretty good wine list to choose from. Their waiters are very, very good and attentive. You do not feel rushed when you are there. You cannot go wrong in having lunch or dinner at the Villa Roma.

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AlvinL
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

WE enjoyed our brief stay at Villa Roma. We were in a conference and only a little bit of time to spend. Otherwise we enjoyed the ambiance and the taste of the food. The service was quite good also. Thank you

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ilikefoodlot
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

People were nice enough. However the place looked like a retirement home inside. The food was overpriced, mediocre, and the service was slow. There was a bowling-alley-style light display and overly loud music. They also stopped everything 3 times to sing happy birthday to people.

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vipakinlr
Orange County
34 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't tell from the outside, but this is a very nice restaurant on the inside. Delicious food, great portions, great service. My friend had the lamb chop special - 4 or 5 chops with a delicious sauce plus veggies. I had the Villa Roma Scampi w/equally delicious sauce plus veggies. Too full for dessert. All the food passing us by looked amazing. Highly recommend

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OConlai
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

First let me say the service was excellent! The food, however, was disappointing. Especially the pasta dishes. Twice I’ve ordered a pasta with shrimp dish and regretted it both times. The pasta was undercooked (I get that some people like “al denté”, but when your pasta crunches when you bite into it you’re entering the raw department), and yet the shrimp were rubbery and overdone. We also ordered the signature meat dish for 2, and it was a mishmash of meats that looked thrown together. It was okay—not great. Overall, the atmosphere was good and the servers were excellent. One dish that we did enjoy was the calamares Fritos, which was lightly fried perfectly and served with a very tasty marinara sauce.

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EveA
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

we are very disappointed that our reservation to celebrate our engagement with dear friends was ruined because no one informed us they had canceled our reservation due to filming .
unfortunately my fiance can not stay outside for long periods of time due to severe light sensitivity.
so we could not take the alternative of eating outside .
such poor service will not gain any good reviews from us and we will definitely not recommend the establishment to others.
we will not be recommending this location to our respective companies as a suggestion for company dinners or catering .
especially since we received no apology for our wasted time .

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vipLarry
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Outstanding food with a tremendous variety. Entertainment was great. We enjoyed our evening very much.

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Frsvat
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Entrana. Large portion of skirt steak made to order with delicious chimichurri sauce. The we had to save room for flan with caramel and whipped cream dollop. Yum.

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RonnH
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Majority of the dishes are Italian, and very tasty. Veggies were undercooked, not so tasty. Fried potatoes as side dish to Veal Parmesan seemed a little odd? Argentine dishes are limited and pricey. Would love to see more Argentine options, better pricing.

Overall experience was wonderful!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Villa Roma Restaurant using the Order Online button. Villa Roma Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 454-8585.

Villa Roma Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 54 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.