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Villa Ristorante Italiano

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887 Spring St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2852
+1 231-347-1440
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our third time to Villa and it was fantastic. Wonderful food and great service! We'll be back again and again. Try the combo pasta dinner.

Thank Bill C
Ann Arbor
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an unusual place. Sitting down I was reminded of the German Restaurants I used to go to as a kid. Steins and cuckoos, lots of wood. Italian Alps maybe? Turns out the owner is Hungarian (I think), and has been decorating with items from Europe that people have been bringing him for years. He also has an astounding... More 

Thank D K
South Haven
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a pretty standard Italian restaurant. My husband and I went here on our "mini-moon" and the food was above average. You get a decent amount, but I wouldn't call the portions large by any means. I feel for the amount of food you get, it is a little overpriced. Our server also seemed a bit cold and like... More 

Thank Kira B
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Villa Ristorante Italiano was recommended by friends and after our dinner, I can understand why. I started with the house salad (very fresh bib lettuce with mandarin orange, golden raisins, and cashews) tossed perfectly with a vinaigrette dressing. The Parmesan crusted halibut was superb. Dessert was homemade raspberry sorbet followed by an espresso. I do not drink alcohol but the... More 

Thank Janice W
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped in on a VERY snowy night, no reservations and they seated us immediately. Had a fantastic meal, and our server was superb !

Thank Redgrons
Detroit, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Our first time here, food was great! Our server was fantastic, reservations are necessary. I will eat here again.

Thank christine48322
Naubinway, Michigan
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

One of our favorite Italian restaurants. Consistently excellent food. My wife is part Italian and she confirms that the dishes offered are authentic. The wait staff is attentive and very friendly! Perhaps a bit pricey for some budgets, but we don't go there every day. Although, if we lived in Petoskey, we would visit more often!

Thank farq110
Grand Blanc, Michigan
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Wow, is all we can say! It was cold and blustery with lots of snow and here we were, at the end of a long travel day, with a Birthday to Celebrate! Inside the atmosphere was warm, artsy, tasteful, and delightful. We were immediately drawn in, and ready to begin our culinary journey. The food tasted as good as it... More 

Thank E9185FXjohnm
Grand Blanc, Michigan
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130 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This has been our favorite restaurant while vacationing in the area for years. It is consistently excellent and high quality dining. The bean dip, spinach salad, and mushroom gnocchi dinner are a few of the standout dishes we always have. I recommend reservations especially for larger groups since this is a small, quaint restaurant. The staff has been serving here... More 

Thank Anesthesia-man
Macon, Georgia
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8 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Very impressive from the start to finish! Breadsticks with delicious cream cheese mixed with herbs. The warm bread with bean spread melts in the mouth! My eggplant sat on a bed of pasta with sauce. It was too much for me for one meal ;) Service was prompt. I will return.

Thank Liz M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 887 Spring St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2852
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Emmet County  >  Petoskey
  • Phone Number: +1 231-347-1440
Old world comfort in an upscale casual atmosphere. Regional Italian cusine, over 30 menu selections. Award winning Italian wine list. Full bar service. Reservations suggested. Casual attire, jeans acceptable.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?