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About Villaggio Grille at the Wharf

Polished casual dinning with cuisine representing the gulf coast, local fishermen, and farmers alike.

4790 Main Street, F108
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Italian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Sunday -Thursday 11:00am-10:00pm
Friday - Saturday 11:00am -11:00pm

Cross Street:
Whaf Parkway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(251) 224-6510 ext. 1

Website:
http://www.villaggiogrille.com/

Catering:
Big or small we can handle any event.

Executive Chef:
John Odom

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Villaggio Grille at the Wharf Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Special Occasion (12)
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Casual (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Fun (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Worth the Drive (8)
Romantic (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Cozy (6)
Good for Groups (6)
People Watching (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Scenic View (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Business Meals (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Authentic (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Great Beer (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Very good service and ambiance but food and drinks were disappointing. Wahoo special was overcooked and dry. I ordered it medium, but it came well done. Martini was watered down. Was charged $12.50 for a call brand but might as well have gotten the house brand.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Anniversary

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We went to celebrate a friend’s birthday. The atmosphere was great as usual. The server was friendly, but not really on her game. We ordered drinks, then appetizers/salads. A little later, we ordered our entrees. We weren’t nearly halfway finished our salads and appetizers when the entrees came out. We felt really rushed and the restaurant was not even full. Most of what we ordered was good as usual, except the crab bruschetta was just a pile of cold crab on top of a warm tomato on toast; lacked seasoning/flavor. Two in our party ordered the Seafood pasta, which had such a thick sauce, was difficult to eat. We’ve been to Villagio many times and have to say we were quite disappointed with this experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Don’t put in a reservation. They will seat you at a high table in the bar next to the drink machine.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 22, 2017

The oysters Rockefeller were outstanding. So were the honey truffle shrimp. The scallops were excellent. Waitress was attentive. Modern and vibrant. Would recommend to anyone.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Average food. Italian restaurant using precut, bagged Parmesan instead of Parmigiano-Reggiano. Unacceptable.

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 (Panama)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Villaggio Grille is our favorite restaurant in Orange Beach---and we are locals. The food, atmosphere, and service are all outstanding. Great place for a dinner date!

Tags: Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Villaggio never disappoints. Food was excellent as always, and our favorite server, Jim, was on his game!

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Sat for 10 min before a server came by. No interduction. No one asked what brought us since it was very obviously we were not from the area. Took 3 visit from the server and us asking what her name was before she perked up but only for that conversation. Only other time patty was excited about coming to the table was when she dropped off the bill.
Food was good, tasty, creative but with the service the way it was not sure if I will return. We are here for a 13 days

Tags: Casual
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Outstanding food, very good spot for outdoor dining. Really enjoyed it and plan to be back soon.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Our favorite restaurant in Orange Beach. The bologenese and brown butter grouper were fabulous and the Hendry wine very nice. We will be back on our next trip to the area.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Girls night out! It was fabulous.

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Been here multiple times and food/drinks/service are all first rate. I do recommend this restaurant to others.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We had a 7pm reservation on open table. We were told because we did not specify that we wanted a booth or window seat we were sat at this awkward high top by the waiter service area. My husband and I choose to ignore it after being told many times there was no other available seats for them to reseat us at. The waitress was super sweet and the food was great. I do think I remember reading that well house wines were $4.50 and I was charged $6 per glass. In general, lessons learned. Make sure to specify that you don’t want an awkward high top in the comments of your open table reservation.

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·Dined on October 2, 2017

We really enjoyed everything about our experience here!

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Fun
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Excellent food and service. Very knowledgeable server. Worth every penny and the 10 minute drive from the beach. Setting is great also at The Wharf.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, People Watching, Fun
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

excellent service and great tasting dinner! We had the seafood pasta and tiramisu. Perfect dining experience...

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Excellent food and service. Six different entrees - all outstanding. Great appetizers.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Memphis)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Wait staff was very attentive, food was delivered quickly. Overall experience was great!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

We really enjoyed our dinner. We ordered the crab encrusted salmon and the grouper. They were both excellent. We had no issues with our reservations. Service was quick.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 15, 2017

I had high expectations due to the reviews. I ordered a filet that came out rather quick. However the mashed potatoes were cold and the steak was under done. The cheese and meat plate had two cheese that were pretty small for $18 and nothing exciting. We were not even told what was on it. It turned out to be a Gouda ( smoked) and a pineapple cheese (which was decent). My wife like her salad. They are known i guess for there wine however again I ordered a glass of red which came out extremely warm. I would not go back again as it was expensive and the food was not worth the cost.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Very accommodating to special requests and personalizing the menu items.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Our group of 8 was looking for a nice dinner on our last night in Orange Beach. Jackpot! Everyone enjoyed their dinner, even the person who ordered a medium well steak that came medium rare (she should have sent it back). I had the special grouper with grits, and boyfriend had a steak with crab... both were delicious!! Also had to have some broiled oysters that were excellent. Travis was very helpful with menu selections and put up with our somewhat loud antics...luckily the place was not crowded on a Sunday evening. Ask for Travis!! Would definitely recommend Villaggio!!!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Posted a happy hour sign at the entrance and would. It honor it, why put it up?

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Good atmosphere. I highly recommend the garlic and butter wood fired oysters.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We dine here fairly often because we enjoy it, but Saturday night was not up to par. Service was good, but almost too quick. Plates were picked up as soon as one of us finished. The bill arrived almost before I took my last bite. Most disappointing, however, was the seafood pasta. Usually one of my favorites, it was oily and had very little taste to it. Too bad. I would now hesitate to order it again.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Baton Rouge)·Dined on August 28, 2017

I definitely wasn't impressed with my dining experience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on August 27, 2017

The meal was very good! Was happy that the staff was able to make a vegetarian meal at my request, since none were offered on the menu. Waitstaff was incredibly nice and helpful.

We got desserts to go. They were disappointing.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Very nice outside dining ! Brunch was very good
Little heavy on the garlic but tasty!
Service was quite good !
Crab cake Benedict was pretty good
Great presentation
Salmon was perfectly prepared!

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 25, 2017

This was the best food and service of our entire vacation!! Jim was our server and he went above and beyond several times for us. The seafood was simply perfect!! The light show up and down the street outside was pretty cool too! Def will come back!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Fun, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We had a great lunch with family today and Payton was our waitress and she was excellent! Her recommendations for food choices were spot on. So delicious!!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Visited Gulf Shores/Orange Beach area and was looking for something a bit nicer and less chain/standard. Villagio Grille was an awesome choice. Right near the wharf, great views and shopping. The brown butter grouper was excellent and my husband had a shrimp and risotto dish, equally good. Skip the dessert--nothing special or unique and definitely not made by the restaurant.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We visited Villaggio Grille before attending a concert at The Wharf. We loved the Crab Bruschetta appetizer. We also ordered a pizza and a salad. Our waiter was fantastic.

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·Dined on August 17, 2017

We enjoyed our experience so much. Great service and atmosphere, and great food to top it off. Was quite romantic as well.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Cozy, Casual, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Fun, Good for Groups, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 14, 2017

We've eaten at the Villaggio Grille many times and the folks there continue to come up with great food in unique ways. This time, four of us got together for a super meal...with really good service. I have to tell you about my swordfish dinner. The fish was cooked perfectly but it was the sides that really were pleasing. The dish included grilled cantaloupe...something I'd never had but will have again...and squash blossoms stuffed with cream cheese and strawberries... so very different but so very good. All in all, we enjoyed a great evening of delicious food at the Villaggio Grille!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 13, 2017

If you have the ability to have Marshall as your waiter I highly encourage you to do so. Even with reservation we were sat outside in the rain at first and then moved to the private dining room which is where we met Marshall. From beginning to end he made sure we had all we needed to enjoy our meal.

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Date night while on vacation. Made a reservation online was was sat immediately upon arrival. Greeted right away by our server. Drinks were a little pricey for cocktails but were tasty. Nice variety of foods offered. Service was quick and professional. Everything was delicious including dessert. Would definitely return again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 7, 2017

The food was very good here. Even the waiter was very good. It was the total lack of concern by the management (Amber) which concerned us.
We ordered some oysters as an appetizer. After waiting some time, our waiter came back to inform us that they had no oysters because Kenny Chesney was in town (not sure why, but that is what he told us). He went to the manager to see what they could offer us as a replacement for free to apologize for the inconvenience. The waiter came back and said Amber said there was nothing they could do (and apparently when she said “nothing” she meant it. No replacement appetizer, no apology, nothing). She never came by to even check on us. Even though the food was good, management’s total lack of concern for us is why we will never go back.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Having looked forward to a meal here, we were disappointed especially have very early (5:15)reservations for 4 on what we knew would be a busy pre-concert night. Without going into detail we struggle with service through the entire meal, and the food seemed bland and unseasoned (brown butter grouper and the scallop salad). Not sure we'll go back, but we would like to try it again.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 4, 2017

I like this restaurant for the food, it's always very good. I feel like the wait staff could be improved some but I also don't know if they are just overly busy.

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