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Villa Italia

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37/41 University Road, Belfast BT7 1ND, Northern Ireland
4490328356
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16:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 - 21:30
Mon 17:00 - 22:00
Tue 17:00 - 22:30
Wed - Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Food; really disappointing, tasteless and sickening We went as part of a big work group. The starter was good and that was the best part of our 3 course meal. I had the Fried brie which was good but everyone at our table who had the prawn cocktail hated it. As for the main, there was only 2 vegetarian options;... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good service, good space. The food was a bit underwhelming though. The pizzas are bit lacking in the good stuff and the other dishes lack some common and tasty Italian options. It was particularly difficult to find something that would please the vegetarians in that area.

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Thank VictorHan
Belfast, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been here so many times and I could not fault it because the food is amazing but unfortunately on on Sunday 27/11/16 we went here and sat near the window were lots of very tiny flies started to fly round r table we could not eat in peace so asked the waitress if we could move to another... More 

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Thank _kathleenmck50
Belfast, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My nephew took the family here for a meal a few days ago. There were 14 of us, including 4 children. The decor is really Mediterranean and has a lovey atmosphere/ My only complaint was that it was cold, although, to be fair, it was an extremely cold day anyway. We were spoilt for choice on the Menu - great... More 

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Thank Irishflojo
Brussels, Belgium
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134 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the place on a Wednesday evening and it was a full house (after us there was a queue of 10-15 people), nevertheless the service was good and so was the food. Might be a good idea to book in advance...

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Thank Paul S
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to Villa Italia quite a few times and it never fails to disappoint. The food is great, it's reasonably priced and the staff are attentive. Would definitely recommend this to anyone in Belfast!

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Thank Zara Gibson
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We turned up last minute on valentines night and we were not turned away which was nice we were given a menu while waiting and took to the bar where we could order drinks whilst waiting. Service was good and the venue was typically italian and romantic. Food was also nice the restraunt was so busy but the waiters were... More 

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Thank Dearbháil M
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had to queue up on a Wednesday night about 7pm but well worth it. The whole atmosphere just makes you really believe you're in the middle of Italy not Belfast. Food excellent, staff brilliant. Well worth a visit but make a reservation if you can. Having said that we didn't have to wait too long for a table

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Thank Paul C
Lisburn, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I know people rave about this restaurant and perhaps my 2 experiences were exceptional. The first visit I had a fish dish surrounded in a sauce. I tried the sauce and grimaced. Thinking perhaps the taste wasn't just to my palette I asked my wife to try it. And she had the same reaction. I asked the staff to try... More 

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Thank David P
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Haven't been in years. Overall not much has changed in the menu but the food is good. Restaurant has expanded and queue for table wasn't as bad. No complaints about food or service but no outstanding comments. Portions reasonable size. Will definitely go back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 21:30
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37/41 University Road, Belfast BT7 1ND, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast>  > Queen's Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: Queen's Quarter
  • Phone Number: 4490328356
Description
Villa Italia is a family run pizzeria restaurant established in 1988 in the heart of South Belfast, just a stones throw from Queen's University. A listed Georgian building, its success as one of Belfast's most popular eateries with over 300 seats continues to grow and is obvious by the queues which form on a regular basis outside the door every weekend - rain, hail or snow!

Inside you can enjoy the rustic Italian charm of our interiors; picturesque murals, terracotta tiles, hanging grapevines, the subtle smell of garlic in the air and with Italian speaking waiters amongst our staff, one cannot help but feel transported to La Bella Italia itself!

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