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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

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (17)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Special Occasion (13)
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Good for Birthdays (11)
Casual (9)
Romantic (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Fun (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Business Meals (5)
Cozy (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
People Watching (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Authentic (1)
Waterfront (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Everything was spectacular as usual.

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·Dined 3 days ago

We went on Valentine's Day, they had ourbtable within minutes of arrival. The atmosphere was great and the food was excellent. Their wine list is extensive. Service was great. We will be back.

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·Dined 3 days ago

First time here, enjoyed everything about Villagios. Definitely will go back. Food, service and atmosphere very good.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Mobile)·Dined 3 days ago

One of our favorite restaurants, and we had the best meals ever. Grouper and Spareribs. Olga was our terrific waitress!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Nashville)·Dined 3 days ago

Villagio never disappoints. They are consistently good. I eat there often and can recommend everything on the menu. From appies to entrees to flatbreads. Good wine list as well. Best restaurant in Orange Beach.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent meal, good service, nice ambience all make for a nice dining experience! One of our favorite restaurants in Orange Beach.
Consistently good!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Met some friends for dinner and had a wonderful meal. All of us raved about our meals. Besides the food, our server Marshall, was excellent. He was very attentive but not overly hovering. Would definitely recommend to friends and love to come whenever we can.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The staff and food at Vilaggio is worth stopping to enjoy. The prices are very fair and the food is nicely presented. Most items are ala carte, which gives diners the opportunity to order their meal to satisfy individual appetites. The tenderloin and shrimp entrees were excellent choices on a recent evening out with my husband.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Mobile)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent meal, and the service (by Olga) was fantastic. Anxious to dine there again!

Tags: Scenic View, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Waterfront
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I thought the service was wonderful, prompt but not overbearing. The food was excellent.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Wonderful service and tasty food. The waiter was attentive and the food came quickly. We had a lovely evening there and wish we could return.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Spicy, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Wonderful overall. There was an issue with the first soup they brought out to us, but after a request, another was brought out and it was tasty. Atmosphere and service were perfect

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 (Mobile)·Dined on January 19, 2018

I took my seven year old out to dinner. He had the best time making his own Pizza. Our server was very nice.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Overall good experience. Server seemed a little uncertain e g. When I presented a coupon. Food was excellent.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great meal as always. One of the best restaurants in Orange Beach with great outdoor seating when weather is warmer. Service was good. It can be a little loud when the restaurant is full. We celebrate many occasions here!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Love this restaurant. Good food and nice wine selection. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Omaha)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We have always been pleased with Villagio at the Wharf. The food is tasty and well presented. The wait staff does a really good job of serving and also making recommendations.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

NYE great time!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went to Villagio to celebrate New Year's Eve. The dinner was wonderful! The fire roasted lobster tails were prepared perfectly. Because it was New Year's Eve, and even at our early reservation of 6:30 p.m. the place was very busy and staff were staying busy, so service was not as attentive as it has been at other times when we have eaten there. However, the food was excellent, they have a good selection of wines and we did not feel we were being rushed to finish our dinner.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had New Year's Eve dinner at Villagio's this year. At first I was disappointed as it was a Fixed Menu. We had reviewed the Menu on the website all the way down on our way from Atlanta. The options were plenty on the Fixed Menu so it turned out OK. The food was excellent. We were not rushed at all. The best part of experience was our Waitress, Kristie. She was wonderful and appreciated. We give it two thumbs up. The food, table, service was above par for a New Years Eve dinner, in our estimation anyway. The Oysters were very nice, Rock Lobster Tails were grilled perfectly and the bone in ribeye was cooked perfectly to my request for 125 degrees. Am always impressed with a kitchen that cooks to Temperature versus the Rare, Med Rare type designations because that always leaves things to interpretation.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Had a very bad experience! Contacted restaurant via their email address twice with no response! Will not go back

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 (Mobile)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent food and service. And great ambience. They were very busy but we were seated and ordered promptly, and our food came quickly. The crab bruschetta as an appetizer was fantastic. The lamb chops and beef short ribs were wonderful. Also a good wine list.

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Came for Christmas Eve dinner. They were clearly understaffed which is unacceptable when you are spending that much money. Our poor waitress did a great job considering how slammed she was. The food was great though.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Salmon was above average, but the sides (roasted potatoes and white beets) left a lot to be desired... Potatoes were dry and cold.. The beets were beets, you either like or not.

Tags: Casual
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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 2, 2017

Anniversary

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 2, 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 21, 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 15, 2017

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

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 (Panama)·Dined on November 11, 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 10, 2017

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

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 6, 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 20, 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 20, 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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 (Mobile)·Dined on October 18, 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 13, 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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 (Mobile)·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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