Villa Bistro

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70 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Comfort Food
A casual European dining restaurant with high end comfort food.
What 70 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My first visit but definitely not my last. Such a great gem!!! Can’t wait to try their brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice quiet brunch, amazing as always.

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vipQueenofDesign
Edmonton
22 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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!

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CassandraB
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great little place good good good drinks. We’ll be back!

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BrittanyM
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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CarolD
Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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.

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Sash
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect! The chicken and brie sandwich was one of the best sandwiches I’ve ever had!

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Nice patio experience. Food was good and service was excellent.

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JoanneD
Edmonton
17 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, and delicious food. We will be back! Love the outdoor patio with the heaters!

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CarolD
Edmonton
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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).

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic dining experience as always. Great service and mouth watering dishes that fit any occasion. Highly recommend to any foodie.

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Samar
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Had a wonderful time and the server was so accommodating in finding a candle at the last minute. So appreciated!

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was excellent. The restaurant staff were taking great precautions and sanitizing during COVID.

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kz12
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Service was amazing! Loved the server we had. Food was cooked perfectly but definitely needed more seasoning to really push it to the top.

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LizS
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!!

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DaleK
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

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vipQueenofDesign
Edmonton
23 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just an awesome place for dinner and scenery

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for bunch with the family. Food was great, service was excellent

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vipStew
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great for lunch ...................................

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annam
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Little loud for my taste.The food and service excellent. Reasonable prices.

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ShelleyK
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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TerryT
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience2

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.

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vipSarah
Edmonton
16 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great new restaurant to have in the neighbourhood. Very affordable and delicious!

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vipQueenofDesign
Edmonton
23 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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.

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DeniseS
Edmonton
14 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

Service was v good but food was mediocre

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kz12
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was well prepared and presented and served by friendly staff. We will be back!

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CarolD
Edmonton
10 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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ShelleyK
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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vipTFree
Edmonton
18 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went to Villa Bistro for Downtown dinning and had a great theee course meal

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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JanetB
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

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.

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sharonw
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very pleasant.

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TrentC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Top notch food and service every time. Definitely recommend!

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AbbyOTR
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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DelM
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Unfortunate that a major ingredient of three out of five entrees ordered was not available for use in menu items.

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