My first visit but definitely not my last. Such a great gem!!! Can’t wait to try their brunch.
Nice quiet brunch, amazing as always.
I've enjoyed multiple visits to Villa this summer. The patio is great for COVID safe visits with friends.
The service is great and the food is good. I'm hoping the patio will stay open as long as possible this fall. I'd be happy to bundle up!
Great little place good good good drinks. We’ll be back!
Amazing service and atmosphere at Villa. We enjoyed coffees with Portuguese creme liqueur followed by their delicious house salad and steak sandwich. They have a dog friendly patio with heaters and a lovely view of historical YEG buildings, some river valley, and large established trees. Our server went above and beyond to make sure we were happy and tended to, and she made special effort to get to know us and connect. I cannot recommend Villa Bistro enough and we are excited to return to try more dishes, especially the desserts!
Whole experience was very good. Would recommend this eatery to anyone wanting a nice quiet evening where you can converse without loud music or loud patrons.
Perfect! The chicken and brie sandwich was one of the best sandwiches I’ve ever had!
Nice patio experience. Food was good and service was excellent.
Great service, and delicious food. We will be back! Love the outdoor patio with the heaters!
Great service, good food. Would have eaten on patio but a little chilly. Wasn’t concerned however as the spacing of tables was good. (Covid).
Fantastic dining experience as always. Great service and mouth watering dishes that fit any occasion. Highly recommend to any foodie.
Had a wonderful time and the server was so accommodating in finding a candle at the last minute. So appreciated!
Everything was excellent. The restaurant staff were taking great precautions and sanitizing during COVID.
The food was again excellent, but our server, while friendly and obliging enough, made some serious mistakes (forgetting to order our salads) but he is young and can improve.
The wine list could stand to be upgraded with some more substantial Italian reds added.
Service was amazing! Loved the server we had. Food was cooked perfectly but definitely needed more seasoning to really push it to the top.
When I ordered the salmon I was not impressed. The salmon was described as "pan seared" so I expected it to be "seared". The salmon was soggy and there was so much quinoa underneath that I could not even taste the vegetables or even see them. I was EXTREMELY disappointed and I would not order it again.
Thank you Kelti and Rui for an AMAZING brunch!! The Veggie Benny, French toast and the Fried egg sandwich are highly recommended! Can’t wait to try more items!!
my steak was done to perfection! ... we were there early and there were only a few tables occupied inside and a couple on the patio
This is a great patio as the view is nice and the glass helps keep the wind down.
The service is very good. Happy hours is a bonus and we enjoyed the food again.
Definitely a neighborhood gem.
Just an awesome place for dinner and scenery
Went for bunch with the family. Food was great, service was excellent
Great for lunch ...................................
Little loud for my taste.The food and service excellent. Reasonable prices.
Have been to Villa several times since it's opening in the new location and have not been disappointed. The food, service and ambiance are great both inside and on the patio. The entire menu including beverages we found well priced. Decent wine selection for those who enjoy a glass or bottle with their meal. It's a neighbourhood gem for sure and worth a drive for great food and atmosphere.
This dining location has had quite a few changes in name and ownership. So Villa Bistro proceeds from a disadvantage in terms of the public's perception of the location. Service was uneven and inattentive, reflecting a need for more attention to things in the front of house. Investing in well-trained, professional wait staff pays off every time. This is not the place to cut corners. Now, about the food. The menu is varied. Unfortunately, so were the results from the kitchen. The pasta was very good: toothsome tortellini with unctuous, shredded short ribs on top. Yum! But we would not recommend either of the two appetizers we chose. One was a shrimp flatbread that had a mix of bad textures: flat bread with a hard, unyielding texture, and jiggly, under-cooked, under-seasoned shrimp. Then came lamb chops, accompanied by a puzzling, herbaceous sauce that was strangely bitter, bordering on acrid. That was a shame because the chops were well cooked - not presented to us hot, temperature-wise, as lamb should be, but at least they were tender. Was the dining experience terrible? No. That said, we will definitely look around before we try again.
Great new restaurant to have in the neighbourhood. Very affordable and delicious!
I'm very pleased that this space was taken over by Villa. The location is great and this space has always been a neighbourhood gem.
The dishes I tried were good. I really enjoyed the calamari however it did need more sauce. The lobster gnocchi was also very good.
We didn't go inside due to Covid but the patio is wonderful and the views of La Marchand Manor are great. Plus the area is perfect for walking around to burn off all those calories.
Service was v good but food was mediocre
The food was well prepared and presented and served by friendly staff. We will be back!
We were very impressed. The new decor was very pleasing , the outdoor patio is a good size. The food was great and we had a lovely server; efficient and personable. Our overall experience was delightful and we will be back.
Nice to see Villa open in the midst of the pandemic!! It's a great location with the walk score in the area. A wonderful patio, good menu a bit of something for everyone. Decent wine list nice for those of us who enjoy a nice glass of wine we had a bottle of the Colossal. Full body from Portugal much thanks for helping us select the bottle. Seafood linguine was wonderful as was the roasted chicken. Overheard a complement from another table about the salmon. All the food coming out looked great. Great service good ambiance will be back!
Went to Villa Bistro for Downtown dinning and had a great theee course meal
We ordered off the Downtown Dining week menu and found all 3 courses to be abundant and delicious. There were four of us and we ordered four different appetizers and shared and enjoyed them all. Excellent value. Service was abit slow as they seemed to be understaffed but we were in no real rush so it wasn't a big deal.
The waiter rushed us about the menu even when we had questions. he poured the wine and left a lot streaming down the side of the bottle.
We didnt get dessert folks when we asked. He forgot our dink orders . It felt like he was in a rush but there werent many people in there.
Top notch food and service every time. Definitely recommend!
Delicious food good atmosphere good service. Definitely a hidden gem we would revisit. Only critique is they should update their menu as there was an item I tried to order that they no longer sell.
Unfortunate that a major ingredient of three out of five entrees ordered was not available for use in menu items.
Villa Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.
Villa Bistro is rated 4.4 stars by 70 OpenTable diners.
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