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“2nd visit, superb again”
Review of Villa Ada

Villa Ada
Ranked #3 of 320 Restaurants in Luton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Villa Ada is a family run Italian restaurant, established since 1996.We pride ourselves on serving all our dishes cooked from fresh. Our large menu includes fresh fish, steaks, chicken, veal and pasta. Many vegetarian options are available, aswell as gluten free pasta. We also have weekly chefs specials, along with an extensive wine list and homemade desserts. Whether you are looking for just a meal out, romantic dinner for two, friends/family celebrations, or a business meeting, a relaxed and friendly atmosphere awaits you. Should you have any special dietary requirements, please ask to speak to the manager who will be more than happy to advise you. "WINNERS OF LUTON RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR AWARD 2015"
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I first visited Villa Ada a couple of weeks ago when working in Luton. Visited again tonight and made a trip from Dunstable, and again it blew me away. Don't let the area put you off, this is a little oasis in quite a run down part of town. If you're a foody or just appreciate good, home Italian cooking, there is, in my embarrassingly extensive experience, nothing to touch it. If, however your idea of Italian food is pizza, then there aren't any, thank God, so go to Pizza hut or something.

There's a good range of starters on the menu. This time I went for king prawns with parma ham. Well cooked, fresh prawns with a good, not too salty ham got the taste buds going. My colleague had seafood antipasti, which was generous in size, tasty and looked good. Mains were superb. My monkfish was tender, fresh and well priced at £17. You have to add sides, so went for rosemary potatoes and a portion of spinach. Rack of lamb was the best my mate had ever had and, as the designated driver from Dunstable, this stopped his moaning about the long-ish drive which I'd been trying to convince him was worth it.

Service is friendly and personal. Prices are good for the excellent quality. Well worth the visit if you are anywhere in the Luton area. A real find.

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Thank RobbyJBridlington
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jballuton, Manager at Villa Ada, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

Thank you for your lovely review and great comments! We do appreciate you making the longer journey to visit us, and very happy to hear it was well worth it. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back, when you are next in the area. Many thanks for recommending us to others.

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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent food...what a fabulous selection. .could have had 3 starters and 4 mains. Friendly service, not overbearing. Had a lovely evening and will return

Thank sianyb69
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jballuton, Manager at Villa Ada, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

We're very pleased to hear you did enjoy our set valentines menu. We had a full house so whilst it was busy , the staff worked very hard to make sure everything was perfect for such a special evening. We really appreciate your positive feedback. Many thanks for posting a review of your experience. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

I had not been in this restaurant for a number of years and was pleased with the experience. A small family run authentic Italian restaurant that serves good quality dishes at very acceptable prices. Party of four choosing a wide selection of dishes and in all cases the diners expectations were completely satisfied. A good ambience and table service was provided in a friendly and unpretentious manner. A good selection of wines priced fairly to accommodate their quality. I have no reservations in recommending Villa Ada for an enjoyable dining experience, I certainly will be returning.

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Thank Peter M
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jballuton, Manager at Villa Ada, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

Thank you very much for posting a review of your experience at Villa Ada. We're very happy to hear you chose to return and enjoyed your evening.We do appreciate your kind comments, and recommendation to others. We look forward to welcoming you back again.soon.

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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Fabulous food. A great welcome.
Love the fish dishes. A great meal out with friends. A party of 6 and all very much enjoyed our meal.

Thank suelake16
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jballuton, Manager at Villa Ada, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017

Many thanks for your kind comments and recommending us to others on tripadvisor. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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Reviewed 20 February 2017

Dined here this weekend.
No frills dining experience. Food decent, Authentic Italian.

Party of 4 cost £140. Two courses each. This did include 6 small bottles of Peroni at £3.80 each and two glasses of wine !!!

My only disappointment was that they did not offer a pizza on the menu. ?

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jballuton, Manager at Villa Ada, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017

Thank you for your review. We hope to welcome you back in the future.

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