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La Villa Restaurant
Posted by Anonymous on 11/01/2007
to be straight forward, the pizzas at La Villa are excellent. A bit on the expensive side but once you taste them, you know what you paid for. I have never eaten at the place, always ordered for delivery. that's where the things gets less enjoyable. the staff answering the phone will give you the strong impression that you are wasting their time and will deny you the toppings you ordered last time-because they never did it-. then, the phone will be hanged up on you, leaving you with a big frustration on an empty stomach. Bottom line: it's a shame that ordering such tasty pizzas have to leave you in such a bad mood. i gave a 0.5 uniquely the PHONE service, and only because the person picked up the phone.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/22/2007
They have great servers, who are nice and friendly. They serve the best italian in brooklyn. All in all, they could give Italy a run for their money.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/16/2006
The food is amazing. The wine is delicious. It's a bit loud, and you definitely should reserve a table in advance, but you have to stop by at least once.
Posted by slopefoodie on 12/03/2006
First of all, I don't know where the previous poster who said Park Slope has some of the worst food in any of the five boroughs has eaten, but obviously, he or she hasn't looked very hard - Applewood, Al Di La, Brooklyn Fish Camp, Tempo, Blue Ribbon, Rose Water, Stone Park Cafe, Minnow - these are all world-class restaurants, and La Villa is nicely nestled in the middle end of the spectrum. The food is consistently good, but the pizzas are terrifically overpriced - the dough is bland, toppings are blah, and the pies seem lackluster compared with Peperoncino's or Franny's excellent attempts at Neapolitan greatness. Entrees are significantly better in value and flavor. One delicious surprise is the Penne Gamberi, exhuberant and luscious in flavor and a good mix of texture and color. I'm a big fan of their Chicken Soup - it's easy to overlook but that would be a big mistake. It's better than Mom used to make - wild rice makes it special, the broth is deeply savory and the big chunks of carrots & chicken lend to it's hearty quality. The Organic Baby Green Salad is also excellent, though they always tend to skimp on the beets, nuts & cheese. As for the space itself, the interior lacks the charm that the neighborhood is famous for - it's very modern and slick, and sticks out from the cozy bistros that abound in the Slope. It seems more like a place you'd find out on Long Island or New Jersey - frosted etched glass and shiny brass fixtures, overpatterned upholstery, and such. Service is reliable and we've never had a problem either getting a table or waiting for delivery. They're a kid-friendly place, so bambinos will be kept occupied but annoyances are indulged - beware the screaming baby interrupting Date Night. If ordering in, be sure to ask for a menu, as they won't bring you one otherwise.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/12/2006
Park Slope has pretty much the worst food of any upscale neighborhood in the five boroughs -- and bad food for any borough. So La Villa is a nice departure. Great pizza.
Posted by furrymonster on 10/18/2006
Sit where you can see the wood burning ovens, start with a delicious salad, have a glass of wine with your pizza, and you'll have a great eveing. The services is friendly and the food meticuolously prepared.
Posted by slope on 09/15/2006
Out of the 3 times i've ordered they'ved written my address wrong which took them 30 min. later than the time they said it would take which meant cold food. Also the last time i ordered- they said yo wait 45 min.-an hour later i called and it seemed they forgot i had placed an order but then said it would be here in 15. min because of a back-up. 30 min. later i still waited but then had to go to work-hungry...