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Villaggio Ristorante

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102 Flagship Dr, Lutz, FL 33549-5457
+1 813-949-0572
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17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 17:00 - 22:30
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Columbus, Ohio
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fantastic atmosphere for a true Italian rest. Outside not so impressive, but once you enter your in little Italy. Food was very authentic, with the pasta dishes cooked to perfection. The veil piccata right on point. Pasta cooked al dented and fresh. The soups were very good as well. The wait staff were like family and not employees. Was greeted... More 

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1 Thank Joseph A
Lutz
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We have dined here many times over the years. The food is consistently excellant. Always ask what the specials are. Live music on the weekend. Reasonable $$.

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Thank adfb1818
Lutz, Florida
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

A bit of a hole in the wall if you are used to chain restaurants. On a busy night parking can be problematic. But the food makes up for it. I have never had manicotti in my life and I have eaten a lot of Italian. My husband had the lasagna and it was fantastic too. I would definitely recommend... More 

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Thank Kathryn M
Lutz, Florida
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best Italian restaurants in Tampa and the best in north Tampa. The Red sauce is incredible.

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Thank knowitall67
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139 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Where do I begin? We arrived at 8:05. They said it would be a 20 minute wait. Great! Then it went downhill from there. Seated at 8:23 The male hostess/manager approached at 8:45 to at least take a drink order. Drinks arrived at 9:00! Over 30 minutes just to receive a drink only! Server finally arrived at 9:15 to greet... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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83 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Villaggio is a quaint and cosey Italian restaurant located in a small slightly rural town of Lutz, about 20 minutes from Tampa Palms. Well worth the drive. When you walk in you feel that you're in Italy greeted by friendly inviting Italian waiters. At times there is live entertainers. Tonight a harpist played soothing music. Other times you could hear... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

As a frequent customer I hate having to say how disappointed I was with the service. Knowing it was Gasparilla weekend they could have been prepared.Our waiter was very pleasant but rarely seen. It appeared that he had tables all over the restaurant. He took our order, and then a young man brought the food. He never returned to ask... More 

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171 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Well established restaurant that escaped our attention until tonight. Very friendly and attentive staff from the owner who greeted us upon arrival to the girls who cleared our table. Most seemed to be Italian speakers. Cozy interior with lots of paneling and dimmed lighting. Comfortable seating. Excellent wine list that supplements the multiple house wines. We had an appetizer of... More 

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Thank Pisendel
Lutz, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Once for dinner with my wife. Ordered Veal Marsala. It tasted heavily of "freezer burn". I complained and I recd a new meal which was OK. This never should have happened. The second time, we decided to try the Take Out Pizza. We checked the www menu and the Prices. I then called and ordered the pie. At the restaurant,... More 

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Tampa
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220 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

You know that old saying: Don't judge a book by its cover. It fits this place to a T! From the outside, Villagio Ristorante looks like a dumpy pizzeria. Inside it looks old and worn. But this I is one of the best upscale Italian eateries I've ever beens to. The waiters are all old school Italian. The menu has... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:30
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 Flagship Dr, Lutz, FL 33549-5457
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Lutz
  • Phone Number: +1 813-949-0572
Description
Authentic Italian food. This restaurant has been at this location for more than 20 years. A local favorite, it has it's regulars and has stayed in business because of the quality food and the very warm and friendly staff. And everyone gets to know Giuseppe, the owner.

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