Houston >Food & Dining > Villagio's Italian Grill
5777 San Felipe St, Houston, TX | Directions 7705729.749960 -95.479141
Lunch: Mon - Fri 11am -2Pm;Dinner: Mon -Thurs 5pm -9pm;Fri&Sat 5pm - 10pm
Neighborhoods: Great Uptown, Westside
Great food and good service! If you live in the tanglewood area this is a great neighborhood place to get good Italian food. AND it's BYOB... which is awesome.
Get the Capelinni Aglio e Olio w/ chicken or the pesto chicken... It might not be on the menu but they can make it for you!
DON'T BOTHER! – There are far too many restaurants in Houston to waste your time here. Don't get me wrong....the food was tasty,our server was knowledgable and polite......HOWEVER, the "new" manager (and the owner for that matter) did not care enough about keeping us as customers to do what any other restaurant worth it's salt in Houston would have. What's that, you might ask? Honor a Restaurant dot com gift certificiate for a measley $25. Apparently, since I bought my GC, the "new management" decided they didn't want to participate in Restaurant dot com. Too bad for anyone who's already purchased one..... The manager refused to take it, was indigant and stubborn and unapologetic about it, and all but huffed away from our table when we asked him to consider it as a courtesy. Frankly, its the only reason we went there. My final thought......and I quote the Rest dot com certificate itself: "The restaurant is the holder and issuer of this Restaurant Gift Certificate. As the holder and issuer of this Restaurant Gift Certificate, the restaurant is responsible for the final disbursement of this discount." Really? Really? Apparently not. Oh, and PS - despite the fact that I purchased the GC in 2009, the final sentence of the certificate disclaimer reads, "This Restaurant Gift Certificate does not expire." Beware, Galleria dwellers, of this restaurant, and beware fellow Rest dot com fans, of changes in management - for the worst - and restaurant closures! Way to ruin our evening.
Best Service – Our food server was young but had 5-star service etiquette. The GM was very personable and visited every table several times. This is a place for regulars or neighborhood VIPs.
The fresh bread was pretty good and the pizza was light and perfect for pairing with wine. If you are going to do wine by the glass, choose the Malbec.
Best Italian Place Ive been to – It was GOOOOOOD!! my girlfriend and I like to dine at BYOBs around town and we've been to most. My boss mentioned this place and we gave it a shot. Glad we did! the food was amazing.. best tenderloin ive had in a long time. the bread and oil with herbs was awesom. the owner pepe..I think it was pepe, came by our table to see how the service was and welcomed us. only complaint i have was that there was a group sitting next to us that was pretty rowdy but other than that im anxiouse to go back with friends and family.
it doesn't get any better!! – My boyfriend wanted to try a new italian place and I found Villagios online so we decided to check it out and WOW. I have never rec'd such wonderful customer service not to mention all of the AMAZING food and drinks that we had. They constantly replenish drinks, bread, etc. and all of the staff is so polite and nice!Everything we tried was simply wonderful, we left the waiter a nice tip and he actually came out of the restaurant as we were getting in the car and THANKED us for the generous tip!!! In all the restaurants we've eaten at such as Marks, Sullivans, Bertani, Grand Lux, etc we've never had a waiter "chase after" us to thank us for his tip. We will definitely be back soon!
Nice Alternative to the Usual Suspects!! – My fiance recently tried Villagios and were pleasantly surprised. We had been shopping all day and didn't want to wait 45 minutes for a table at Carrabas. we remembered seeing Villagios and decided to give it a try. Everything we tried was really good, there was no wait, good service and the prices were great.
I can't say it was the "best" italian I have every had, but very good and when you factor in the prices, it is right up there. We will go back.
Good Little Italian Place – Been there a few time and the food has always been great. Servers always seem stressed and overly apologetic. This is not enough to keep me from enjoying myself though.
Editorial Review – Convenient Italian destination for a business lunch or a low key evening out.
BEST ITALIAN FOOD IN TOWN! AUTHENTIC! – This is the best italian restuarant in houston. I just recently tried it and I loved it! The service is also wonderful...they bring water always and keep your bread basket full at all times. Its great. Their 4 cheese ravioli is amazing....never tasted anything like it before. You're probably thinking its just ravioli...but noo, this place makes it so falvorful and delicious! love it! would recommend it for anyone!
Great food, atmosphere and price plus great service – My husband and I eat here all the time. We love it! The food is wonderful and they have bent over backwards on the occassions when something hasn't been just right. Service is good and the atmosphere is nicely lit and romantic for the dinner hours and great for a quick business lunch.
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