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Villa Italia

37/41 University Road, Belfast BT7 1ND, Northern Ireland
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (165 reviews)
“lasagne” (32 reviews)
“garlic potatoes” (14 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
37/41 University Road, Belfast BT7 1ND, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

Booked this place for five of us, after a graduation at Queens. Two of our group ordered of the main menu, and three of us followed the set Christmas menu. which had set price of £26. Of the Christmas menu, one ordered steak, and two,...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Superb food and service as always at Villa Italia. Nice atmosphere, great staff and of course wonderful Italian food. We will be back, many times I would imagine. Kids love to see the pizzas being made in the open pizza kitchen. Great for kids, families...More

Thank ttjwallace
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best italian food we have enjoyed in a long time. Lovely setting and very attentive and efficient staff. Good range of options on the menu. Highly recommended.

Thank kate50cat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had Sunday lunch here.. Was great.. Chicken and chorizo pasta was great.. Got a few side to all great.. My partner got the lasagna and loved it.. Inside really nice decor and theam going on very Italian obviously.. Staff very nice and friendly.. Will Defo...More

Thank Mark619w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for family party, service was excellent but I can't say same thing for the food, starters was just ok and main courses taste was far from Italian test. Food could be better and upstair room was cold.

1  Thank Tarkan T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here on the hotel's recommendation and were so pleasantly surprised at the wonderful atmosphere, food and service. We had multiple people waiting on us, loved the lively, yet charming atmosphere (and fun0 and the food was exceptional!

Thank Rebecca W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food. Ordered the Minestrone and the Pasta Marcoantonio which were both delicious. Thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and the service was excellent too. Good crowd despite being Sunday evening. Prices are within what you'd expect to pay in similar type restaurant

Thank RjT_1973
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Got the lasagna it was over flavoured with some sort of herb or ingredient that spoilt it for me,I've ate here a few times an have had better food in the past,also pasta dish was a bit bland hardly a bit of sauce threw it...More

1  Thank Markhastingsmark
Reviewed 7 November 2017

The queue is out the door when you arrive and it's easy to see why. We had prebooked as a large group (they only take bookings for more than 6 I think) and didn't regret it. Restaurant is busy but manages to have a relaxed...More

Thank cbolger95
Reviewed 6 November 2017

excellent pizza at this busy lively restaurant, queuing at the door often, locals cannot seem to get enough of this restaurant every night of the week. Local authentic Italian run establishment, interesting to watch the chef toss the pizza dough and cook in special oven....More

Thank g0ldengirl7
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Response from Patrick M | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Kathleen O | Reviewed this property |
Our last booking was for 10 so no problem but we always book in advance. Have a great time I'm sure you will enjoy your meal.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37/41 University Road, Belfast BT7 1ND, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast>  > Queen's Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: Queen's Quarter
  • Phone Number: 4490328356
  • E-mail
Villa Italia is a family run pizzeria restaurant established in 1988 in the heart of South Belfast, just a stones throw from Queen's University. A listed Georgian building, its success as one of Belfast's most popular eateries with over 300 seats continues to grow and is obvious by the queues which form on a regular basis outside the door every weekend - rain, hail or snow! Inside you can enjoy the rustic Italian charm of our interiors; picturesque murals, terracotta tiles, hanging grapevines, the subtle smell of garlic in the air and with Italian speaking waiters amongst our staff, one cannot help but feel transported to La Bella Italia itself!
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