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Villa di Roma
Posted by Fran & Michele S on 08/22/2012
Stopped in for very late lunch on a weekday with the place a but empty. Waitress very courteous and helpful with menu. The fried asparagus appetizer was simply the best we have ever had, crispy, buttery and full of flavor. Same with my veal and wife's lobster franchais, she loved it. While a little pricy for the late lunch the experience overall was a 5.0 and we will certainly be going back!
Posted by Anonymous on 08/18/2012
Live in the neighborhood and guess pre-baby we never paid attention to prices. What a shame they charge outrageous prices for simple things that have caused this local couple to vow to never return. $4 for a 12oz cola, $7 for house poured Chianti. Seriously? And the food is wonderful - such a shame!
Posted by G Freezman on 07/26/2012
Ive been eating at Villa for over 35 years. The people that reviewed the waitresses as being "this or that" don't understand South Philly. That's what its suppose to be! Basil, Frankie and Pip are the best, they learned from Dominick, may he rest in peace. Go, eat and enjoy true south Philly Italian!
Posted by ashley on 07/10/2012
its absolutely amazing ....best gravy meatballs salads and a ton more! the waitresses are so friendly and welcoming & very Italian. its makes me feel just like I am at home. I don't care what anyone says, this is the BEST & whoever disagrees is crazy and doesn't know great Italian food. I love it!
Posted by T. Matthews on 03/25/2012
Met friends in Philly after a day of touring the city. Our friends said that this place was great as I asked for somewhere casual. I did not want to get dressed up. It is not a fancy place but it was definitely busy. We went and were seated without too much of a wait. The menus are paper and while there were no descriptions of the dishes, the waitress did offer explanations. My friends ordered a salad to share that never arrived and overall the food was ok. I might try them again if I am in that neighborhood but I am not sure I would go out of my way to eat there. Overall my experience here was average.
Posted by anonymous on 03/22/2012
Went to dinner with my friend, the decor is old, my waitress seemed annoyed by our questions, the food was over priced and the entrees came with nothing but 3 pieces of asparagus. The menu said you could get spaghetti on the side for 3 dollars extra, but only in a red sauce. Are you kidding me, you can't add some olive oil and garlic? And only spaghetti, no capellini? Our eight dollar salad had russian dressing that tasted like it came from a bottle. I would never go back, there are so many other restaurants cheaper and have a better atmosphere and better tasting food. I felt like I was so ripped off when I left.
Posted by Phylstu on 02/24/2012
We decided on VDR from a friends recommendation and it didn't disappoint. Who cares about fancy decorations when the food and service are tops. You can't get any closer to the source than in the Italian Market. We shared are dishes family style and the asparagus appetizer was so good I could of eaten it as a main dish! This will definitely be one of our top choices whenever we get back to Philly.