All reader reviews by JessicaH1

Villaggio Italiano

I have been coming here for over a decade. For the first half of that this restaurant was perfection- bustling, great service and food.

In recent years despite great service from Italian waiters who have been around for over a decade, the restaurant would be half empty, and portions smaller and often luke warm and half cooked. I decided to give it another try and recently went back for a family meal. It was completely packed and bustling with the same great attentive and chatty service from the Italian waiters. Some dishes had changed but my favourites remained. Everyone at the table was more than happy with their meal. My crochette di Mozzarella- pan fried coated in breadcrumbs- which had been cold in the middle in past years was once again delicious and hot enough, my avocado salad which had been served with limp lettuce and bruised avocado was ripe and served with the great creamy house dressing. My tomato ravioli- in the past a thicker tomato- maybe out of jar sauce, with too hard pasta, was clearly a totally fresh, lightly creamy tomato sauce and the pasta cooked to perfection.

This place must have changed chefs or had a visit by Gordon Ramsay and I can only say, please give it a chance again, as we had a great night- for the standard of the food, the dish sizes and the ambience of this restaurant- also very very good value. I really hope they donít let it slip again as this is a gem.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Overall rating 9 stars
Food 8 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 9 | Value for money 9


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