Villari's Lakeside

4.4
242 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Villari's Lakeside Restaurant has been a destination point for avid Italian cuisine fans for close to 30 years. Our dining room and outdoor patio, both of which overlook Sun Valley Lake, create an absolutely incredible backdrop to what can only be described as the perfect dining experience. From our delightful appetizers to tantalizing entrees - for instance the Filet Sinatra, possibly our most renowned dish - our menu will undoubtedly have something for everyone in your party. If it's a large private event that you are hosting, well once again you've come to the right place. Our two private halls can host 50 to 200 guests, respectfully. No matter what the occasion or celebration, you will be pleased with the personalized attention that you receive from our staff.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Bar
Mon–Thu 11:00 am–12:00 am
Fri, Sat 11:00 am–2:00 am
Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
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Phone number
(856) 228-5244
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jose Zhinin
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Catering
We offer a variety of choices for breakfast, lunch, dinner or specialty trays to fit your private, corporate or social function. We cater many events including weddings, engagement parties, birthday parties, rehearsal dinners, corporate functions, fundraisers and networking events. Our culinary staff is more than happy to work with your party in creating a menu that will meet your guests expectations. We can cater any size event at private residences, public venues, business offices or any other unique location.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Garwood Road
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Parking details
Our restaurant has a full parking lot located around the building, we also offer handicapped parking.
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Entertainment
Our lounge has the perfect setting for enjoying a beverage of your choice and listening to the sounds of the many live acts on our stage. If it"s DJ entertainment you like, well we offer that too. Or perhaps you may want to sit back and enjoy a sporting event on one of our five large screen televisions.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Villari's Lakeside Restaurant in Sicklerville ... Featuring Family Style Turkey Feast Which Includes a Delicious Whole Roasted Turkey, Sweet & Mashed Potatoes, Homemade Stuffing & Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, Medley of Peas, Carrots and Corn. Your Meal Comes Complete with Dessert and Fresh Brewed Coffee.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

What 242 People Are Saying
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Atlantic City
47 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and phenomenal food! Top quality, service and ambiance!

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w
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

have always had a great meal n service, always mention to others when asked about a good place to eat

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MR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my husband and we loved it. All the food was amazing and the drinks were very good

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M
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a nice birthday that my sister Donna paid for 13 family members and 2girl friends. Was so nice and food is always good. 1 thing 2waitrers instead of 1 sharing the table and tip would have been better. I was a waitress in my early young woman years. I love team work still. He did a great job. But l think over 10 people need 2wait staff.

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BG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

music is way to load for a dinning room when we were the only twp people dinning

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B
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I have eaten here on numerous occasions and most always have a very positive experience and this last time was not an exception. Our appetizers were exceptional as well as our main meal. We had so much to eat we could not stick around for dessert.

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TC
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My birthday dinner was superb
Kayla our waitress was very attentive.

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G
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I haven’t bern to Villari’s for quite a few years and was thrilled with every aspect of our experience there. Will be back again!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Blackened chicken was a bit over cooked, but overall good experience. Would recommend to others and will be back.

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c
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I was impressed that the chef had no problem making what I wanted which wasn't on the menu. Lovely outdoor setting.

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A
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 5ambience 1

The only thing that was good was our waitress. She was nice, friendly and on top of things, but other than that it was nothing memorable. The food was a little bland and while they had a nice patio with a nice view of the lake there’s a tiki bar right next to it with nothing but bushes separating them from us so you could hear a bunch of drunk people yelling and loud music playing. It wasn’t a very nice atmosphere. There were even two girls walking around the patio trying to sell these mixed drinks while were eating like it was a club! We won’t be back.

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l
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Joe the waiter was very fre and friendly
Lobster bisque was the best I ever had.
Had calamari..not that great...no taste at all.
Bring your own water ...can't get any...it's their only job (the two girls working) to survey the patrons glasses and they failed miserably. There were only two other tables occupied.
Food looked good as the waiter handed the plates to us but it was so bland. Bring your own seasonings!

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1st Time there. Meals were phenomenal. And very reasonable Joe was our server. Nice fellow. Never felt rushed. Plan to go back soon

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CZ
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Only negative. Ceasar Salad was like soup ! Entrees were delicious.

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D
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We have been here many times but today was not the best experience. Our waiter was not attentive. He didn’t bring us the right drinks and absolutely no bread. This is an Italian restaurant- you need bread. We asked for bread and when we got some it could chip your teeth . Didn’t ask if we wanted dessert or coffee. Very disappointed today.

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PM
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, service was right on point. This is a great date spot.

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NQ
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Villari's is always awesome! The service, food, drinks and value are unparalleled.

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K
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server, Kayla was wonderful. Provided drink recommendations and was very knowledgeable about the menu. The food was good. We sat outside and it was cool enough to enjoy the beautiful landscaping.

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GM
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal and the wait staff was excellent. We will go back.

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RP
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service was great, but the noise level was extremely loud also choice of music was strange for Italian restaurant.

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AM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food great experience!!!!!

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JI
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a real nice time & dinner for my brother-in-laws 65th BD.. Everything was just right & Fun, starting with the drinks , appetizers then dinner.. Our table was just perfect by the window, which I requested. Service was super. Also, dinners were huge. Half of us took home 1/2 our entrees. THANK YOU & WE WILL BE COMING BACK!!

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FN
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply never fails to provide a great dining experience...one of my go to "I need food that tastes like I cooked it" places.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

We ate outside with the Tiki Bar music in the background which was fine with us. The service was good. Although the waiter brought the wine bottle already open (it should always be opened in front of you!) The seafood is AWFUL!! Do NOT order seafood. It is clearly frozen and reheated like they bought it at Sam’s club, Costco, or BJ's. Maybe their Italian food is better but please do NOT order seafood!!!!!

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E
Philadelphia
75 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They continue to deliver with service an cooked to order food at reasonable prices. The veal is fork tender, moist and flavorful.

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F
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

I had requested a table outside so we could sit by the lake for a Father’s Day dinner. No one contacted me to let me know that this would not be possible. If I had known this, we would have gone elsewhere, as that was the primary reason we were going there. I called on the day of the dinner to confirm the reservation and see if we could add one more. At that point, I was told that it was a “Cigar Night” outside, and it would not be possible to honor our request. I was not able to get a reservation at another restaurant, because it was so late. I was irate!! At dinner, the water had stuff floating in it, the seafood bisque was watery and tasted terrible, and the meals took a long time to come out because of a backed up kitchen. I was extremely disappointed! The best part of our evening was the excellent service by our waiter.

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j
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the best Italian Restaurants around. The atmosphere is always beautiful. The service is always great. The food, no matter what you order, is delicious. The price tag doesn't hurt either. During the warmer days, I love to take advantage of the outdoor dining. The view overlooking the lake is breathtaking. I've been eating there for approx 10 years and I go at least once a month. 5 star experience with a 3 or 4 star price tag.......

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n
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Seemed like there were not enough servers working the night that we ate there. It took 30 minutes to get our dessert and coffee. If we knew that, we would not have ordered dessert. That was our only complaint.

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TB
Philadelphia
95 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The calamari here is quite nice. There is a great scenic view, and they also have a good outdoor cocktail lounge, weather permitting. Yes indeed live good music would be a plus .

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J
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Enjoyed lunch with a friend on this visit. Highly recommend the arugula salad and carrot cake. Although there were only two other parties dining at the time, noise level was high. Service was very good; attentive but not overly so. Will definitely return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 2

Skip this one. Food was subpar at best the chicken meal had a broken cream sauce the chicken was unseasoned, dry and leather like. The prime rib I had was tough and came out cold. The fried calamari had onions and peppers in it that's not a good combo. We didn't even finish it. My recommendation is to Skip this one and find a better restaurant.

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LG
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were fantastic! In the future we'll get a sitter, as this isn't a place meant for toddler shenanigans. The server handled those shenanigans with ease, though! We truly enjoyed the meal and the view of the lake during a rain storm.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Dish came undercooked. Meal was reheated in microwave. Service could have been better. Young wait staff needs further training with communication skills.

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CT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food.and service was great. Got to relax and not rushed.

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MB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

food was fair at best- service was good -it was cinco demayo.. ordered a margarita...very disappointed- I got salmon, it was edible..but very bland...my husband felt same way about his entray- did not take leftovers home.. and we always do

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MM
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

My boyfriend and I took our 2 boys for dinner. Our drinks and appetizers were amazing so we were feeling really good about this place. It was raining so we sat in the dining room with a view of the lake which was very nice. It wasn't very crowded with it being a rainy Tuesday evening, but for some reason we waited for more than 30 minutes to receive our entrees. He got the Veal Piasano and I got the Mahi-Mahi special - both were so overcooked and dry, his pasta wasn't cooked enough and sauce it was in was pure butter, no flavor at all. Because we waited so long for our meals, we were starving and ate some of it. We did tell the waitress and they gave us a free dessert, which was nice of them, but the part that bothered us the most was that a party of four came in long after we did and received their dinner the same time as us. It is super disappointing when you go out to eat, spend a lot of money and leave unsatisfied.

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TB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Even better reception, by host, Isabella!

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RD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always go for the outside Tiki Bar. It is a great go to spot for a fun night and the outdoor dinning. We decided on going for Mothers Day. Everyone enjoyed their meals, food was perfect! Service was great. I usually avoid restaurants on a holiday but glad we had a change of heart! Thanks for a wonderful Mothers Day!

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OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

"Special" Mother's Day menu. $28
00

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FS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Like always delicious.

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