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Villa Ristorante Italiano

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887 Spring Street, Petoskey, MI
+1 231-347-1440
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Elm Grove
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The food here was very good but a little expensive. Also, the wine was very expensive. I would expect that they would have some decent bottles of wine under $30.

Thank BarbaraS40
Olive Branch, Mississippi
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

After a tedious day driving we pulled into the lot. It's beautiful inside and at first we thought we were underdressed. They put us right at ease and said food is fancy, dress is casual. Service was impeccable, food delicious, restaurant was perfect! Price above average but worth every cent!

Thank Madolyn C
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134 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

The ristorante is quaint and small. Our water was on the table when we arrived - lemon added. We started with the buratta and heirloom tomato appetizer which was excellent. Although there were hundreds of bottles of wines on display throughout - the menu was limited. We ordered the only brunello they offered. It was pale and not full bodied... More 

Thank Ajoy2b
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Went with 4 ladies..Our first time.. We had ravioli,egg plant,chicken marsala,caprese salad.All delicious.

Thank tammy B
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89 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Our third trip to this wonderful spot confirmed its excellence. Base sauces and stocks are given lots of love and the hours needed to build depth of flavors and it shows in the luscious Minestrone and Tuscan Bean soups as well as in the base of the rich tomato sauces. The Antipasto platter is a dizzying array of flavors. Spaghetti... More 

2 Thank Scott H
Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Great Italian food, small but very romantic. You should make reservations they do not take walk ins.

Thank grantk487
Lakeside, Michigan, United States
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213 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

A friend told me about Villa Ristorante Italiano. He said it's hard to find; it's behind the Big Boy. That being said, that's how were found it. It's a surprisingly large restaurant, frequented by families. Cathie and I are big on sharing, so we started with the fried calamari - served in strips rather than "circles". Next, we shared a... More 

Thank Jim M
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

If you like Italian, this is a very good restaurant. The waitress was so informative as to all the food options, that it made it difficult to choose because all the entrees sounded wonderful. The décor is welcoming and the food was extremely good. We took the recommendation of other reviewers and had the spinach salad. Delicious salad! This restaurant... More 

Thank Julianne S
Port Sanilac, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Pasta hand made, sauces were exquisite, the hand made bread was great. Had my favorite beverage on stock, great spot.

Thank Andy F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Don't go expecting a quick dinner, but expect a great dinner. Lovely evening with just enough time waiting to enjoy the company of our group. Four different meals and each was fantastic. We couldn't resist the hand made desserts and they were just as good. Kudos to the owner/chef.

Thank Gary R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 887 Spring Street, Petoskey, MI
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Emmet County  >  Petoskey
  • Phone Number: +1 231-347-1440
Old world comfort in an upscale casual atmosphere. Regional Italian cusine, over 30 menu selections. Award winning Italian wine list. Full bar service. Reservations suggested. Casual attire, jeans acceptable.

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