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Villa Ristorante Italiano

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887 Spring St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2852
+1 231-347-1440
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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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130 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This has been our favorite restaurant while vacationing in the area for years. It is consistently excellent and high quality dining. The bean dip, spinach salad, and mushroom gnocchi dinner are a few of the standout dishes we always have. I recommend reservations especially for larger groups since this is a small, quaint restaurant. The staff has been serving here... More 

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Macon, Georgia
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8 reviews
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Very impressive from the start to finish! Breadsticks with delicious cream cheese mixed with herbs. The warm bread with bean spread melts in the mouth! My eggplant sat on a bed of pasta with sauce. It was too much for me for one meal ;) Service was prompt. I will return.

Thank Liz M
Elm Grove
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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
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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137 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
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 

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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100 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
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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221 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
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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71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
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 

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 887 Spring St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2852
  • 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?