Villa Rosa Ristorante

4.7
704 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian
The Villa Rosa opened its doors in May of 1996 in our same original location, right here at 795 Westminster Avenue West. We have built our reputation over the years by offering consistently great food & an extensive local and Italian wine list, that truly compliments our menu and makes for a unforgettable experience. We look forward to you dining with us!! CIN CIN

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4.7
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OpenTable Diner
Chile
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was excellent and it was quiet which was great for conversation with friends. The food was very good but it seemed to be very veal dominant on the meat dishes, which was unexpected.

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RegK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice fine dining. Food was great and wine was excellent. My son said total experience was as good as anything in Vancouver. Probably our favourite dining experience in Penticton.

JW
JenW
Surrey
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is always incredible! Food is amazing! Service is always friendly! Has a very welcoming atmosphere!! This is a MUST GO in Penticton!

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GerryP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food great wait staff very attentive and always smiling.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance. Great service. And yummy food. Restaurant trifecta!

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JohnS
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a reservation for six and the spacing from other guests was very good even though I think the virus restrictions are over done. Every person had a different dinner and all were happy with their choice.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. We both ordered signature dishes and they were so tasty. Would not hesitate to eat here again on our next vacation!

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Charles
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I would definitely dine here again.

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TracyW
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was presented well as always and full of flavour. A lovely evening enjoyed by us both.

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Carly
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

My husbands chicken was very overcooked. My cannelloni was undercooked in the middle.
When asked how his meal was, my husband was honest and told our server that the sides were good but that he didn’t eat the chicken because it was very over cooked. The server apologized and offered us free dessert, but we didn’t want dessert so we politely said we were okay.

Then the manager came to our table and wanted to know about the state of the chicken and said he had heard that we had “denied dessert” and the way he said it, made it sound like we had been rude in some way, but we just really didn’t want dessert. He almost seemed like he didn’t believe my husband when he said his chicken was over cooked but still offered to take his meal off of our bill, which we never asked for. We don’t like to complain, but when we’re spending a decent amount of money at a restaurant that was said to have won awards for its food in the past, we expected meals that were delicious, not overcooked and mediocre. And when we were asked about the quality, we were honest and because we were honest we felt like the staff was unhappy with us, rather than being apologetic about our experience.

Needless to say, we will not be returning.

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PaulS
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very enjoyable evening- we try to eat here whenever we are in Penticton! Food is delicious!

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BobB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I feel the bestest Italian restaurant in Penticton. Awesome food and service. I definitely will return, outstanding.

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vipSteve
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best place in Penticton !

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CorS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good but not excellent.
Made the effort for a heater outside.

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KathyS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A regular stop for us every time we are in Penticton. Flavourful and well prepared food served in a lovely environment. We recommend Villa Rosa to all of our friends and often bring guests who are visiting Penticton to enjoy this quality dining experience.

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LisaF
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Villa Rosa is always top quality. We have never been disappointed.

LJ
LyndaJ
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service for our anniversary dinner. Lovely patio to dine outside while the fall weather was still so warm. All COVID-19 precautions have been considered- well done!

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AngieE
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always this was the best meal we had while visiting Penticton

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RickL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A little too close to a very loud table, but otherwise great food, and wine. And good service as well. Centre table of 6 would have been better placed to a corner.

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GeraldT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were celebrating our anniversary and the location was very nice. Service was good and we my wife and I were given a special drink for the occasion. Thank you.

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Dorothy
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food is always excellent. Generally the staff are welcoming and enthusiastic. The ambiance reflects Covid requirements and I enjoy the opportunity to eat outside. Although staff are generally well trained sometimes there are some odd results. Why did the main course come before the second appetizer? The wine. list is excellent. Management are friendly. Although Open Table is a common booking method I find the threatening notes odd particularly if I am already at the restaurant.

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KarenD
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wouldn't hestitate to go back to Villa Rosa again! We arrived way too early for our reservation and Tyler gave us a wonderful referral of where to go nearby for a wine-tasting. When we arrived for our correct time, the service was wonderful and the food was fabulous. The special prawns in chile sauce were to die for!

We sat inside as it was getting chilly but the outside deck reminded of us our recent trip to Italy. Totally enjoyable!

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vipstacylee
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing appetizers and sauces on the mains are delicious!!! Best made in house cheese cakes, different every time.

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OlwynJ
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dishes were average and do not match up to the higher prices. Seafood items were from frozen.

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LorraineM
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was beautifully prepared. Lemon cream sauce garlic prawns was delicious! Tyler made wonderful wine recommendations which made the meal even better! Can’t wait to return

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KayB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

An average Italian restaurant but not thrilled by it. I made a reservation for 2 showed up on time and had to wait 10 min for our table. Not to mention because of covid we had to wait outside. The restaurant followed covid rules which was great except for the waitress wanting to refill our water by reaching over us. The risotto appetizer was more like a big rice ball ...it was supposed to be stuffed with crab which I didn’t find any. My husbands cannelloni was really tasty however my gnocchi was not good at all. The tomato basil sauce was over reduced and the gnocchi were more like chewy dumplings. No melting in your mouth gnocchi there...very disappointed. Maybe I’ve been spoiled by great Italian food but I really would not go back or recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is consistently amazing as is the service. Tyler takes great pride in selecting the finest BC wineries to showcase. By far the best place to eat in Penticton.

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EricH
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server. Kailyn was superb! Friendly, professional, gave great wine recommendations (she works at a lonely winery too). Coincidentally she was entering the restaurant the same time we were going in and gave us directions of where to go. The food was superb: the aranancini granchio with crab was excellent and didn't fill you up. Our veal saltimbocca and limona were delicious and the serving size was large. They have an extensive wine list, especially wines from the Okanagan with regular mark-ups. The music was varied and included Italian opera and light jazz...a good mix and the volume was not intrusive. This is probably one of Penticton's best restaurants...everything about it is first class all the way. The owner was seen throughout the evening attending to customers and making great wine recommendations. We will be back.

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ASHLEYBC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favourite place to dine in penticton! Service was exceptional and foods amazing! I’m never disappointed!

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CamanoGirl
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The rose sauce on my cannelloni is outstanding. Caesar salad also excellent.

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Bonnie
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance. Excellent service and great food. Staff were great from start to finish. They have ample parking. All good. We’ve already recommended this restaurant to friends and will definitely return on out next visit to Penticton.

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LisaW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our go to for all special occasions! Staff are fantastic. All procedures and precautions followed. Never disappoints!!

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GraemeR
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food nice hosts

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vipkk821
Vancouver
112 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here and we were pleasantly surprised! The service was amazing - both our servers were so sweet and the host was very welcoming. The food was absolutely delicious. We got the cannelloni, parmigiana and mussels with chorizo. All three dishes were so good! We will definitely return in the future.

JB
vipJoeB
London
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tyler and his team know how to make you feel special and welcome. The meals were to die for. Can’t wait until we are back in town.
Joe and Debbie

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RMH46
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent menu, very friendly and professional staff and good adherence to Covid guidelines. A very nice place to eat.

RC
RickC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This was my first time to Villa Rosa , we moved to Penticton a couple of years ago and this by far was one of the better dining experiences I've had .
All of our dishes were very good and flavorful. A must do

CM
ColleenM
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very good wine selection, great friendly service and delicious food.

RJ
RonJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were welcomed on arrival very pleasantly and the manager stopped by to chat a little. He asked if it was a special occasion and we admitted it was my wife’s birthday. The server was prompt, smiling and very helpful, also mentioning the evenings specials.

We thoroughly enjoyed the evening - the food, the wine and the ambiance were all everything we could ask for. After we were done, they topped it off by bringing a small desert with a sparkler blazing.

We definitely will be celebrating more special occasions there and will invite our friends.

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vipBrett
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time, everything was amazing! Will be back.

FAQs

Villa Rosa Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (250) 490-9595.

Villa Rosa Ristorante is rated 4.7 stars by 704 OpenTable diners.

Villa Rosa Ristorante does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://thevillarosa.com/gift-certificates.

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.

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