Villa Bistro

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59 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 59 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.3
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4.2
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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
4 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
3 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
1 review
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
21 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
7 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
22 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
5 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
7 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
17 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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CristyW
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience1

The food was amazing but unfortunately the service was probably the worst I’ve ever experienced. There was absolutely no one in the restaurant except for our table on a Saturday at about 8pm. We had to ask our waitress for side plates with our appetizer and she only brought us 3 for our group of 4 because “they were the only clean plates”. We didn’t get a water refill at all the entire time. She brought our bottle of wine, already opened, to the table and didn’t pour anyone a glass. Just put it on the table and left. She didn’t ask us if we wanted dessert at all, just asked how we wanted the bill split while cleaning our dinner plates. It felt like she was rushing us because they closed at 10 but it was still 9:30 when she told us she saved the cork for our bottle of wine when we were clearly not done it yet. If it weren’t for the food, our experience would have been absolutely terrible.

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RosemaryM
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food at reasonable rates....really enjoyed the restsurant

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KimE
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came in for Harvest Fest and were really glad we did! Everything we ordered was delicious and we were very impressed. My boyfriend ordered the Mushroom Soup and the Boneless Braised Beef Shortrib, and I had the Butternut Squash Soup and Roasted Chicken. The chicken included garlic mashed potato and fried brussel sprouts and cauliflower as sides and they were all fantastic!

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ladyG
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time patron (business lunch) and will DEFINITELY be returning. Excellent menu . Thank you

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vipSteveS
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

The food was very good, but the waitress was outstanding!
Very polite and attentive. A nice place to grab a meal at a very reasonable price.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

great meal and service was great,will be back'

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viprundiva
Calgary
29 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience1

We were quite disappointed with this spot for a date night. It has absolutely no atmosphere, and it appears to function mainly as the "hotel restaurant" for the budget hotel next door. The service was oddly slow for a night when there was hardly anyone else in the place when we arrived. Also, the waitress brought our "starter" salad WITH our dinners, all at the same time, which made the table cramped and our mains were cooling off at the table as we ate our salads. We will not return here for a meal.

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vipRJJohn
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I stopped in for dinner for the first time. We will definitely be back. We had the 3 course dinner which includes shared appetizer and shared dessert. We usually don’t order 3 course dinners because there is too much food. This idea of sharing other than the entree was great. My wife is celiac and needs gluten free, but there was plenty to chose from. We shared the spinach and artichoke dip which had nice consistency and flavour. I had the piri-piri chicken and prawns. It was a bit spicy, which I like, and very flavourful. My wife had the salmon which was cooked to perfection as were the asparagus. We both like Portugese rice so that was a bonus as well. We finished with the cheescake which was the best I have had. Not heavy like a lot of places.
The owner, Rui, was serving and was spot on and friendly. The bistro is only 1/2 block south of Jasper Avenue on 104 Street, but we didn’t know about it until last night. We are very glad we found it.

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AllisonR
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Really tasty food, friendly service.

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Ezkape
Edmonton
15 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

A literal hole in the wall restaurant, would never have known it existed if not for downtown dining week.
We had the baked brie and the mushroom soup as appetizers, "wow" is all i can say, the stars of the show! The brie was creamy and cheesy with a side of cranberry sauce to cut the oily taste which i thought was genius! the mushroom soup was very pungent and even though i'm not a huge fan of mushrooms, this tasted amazing!
Then the problems started, we ordered the lamb ribs and a salmon fillet which weren't bad but not great, average i guess. The fish came with a side of rice and asparagus, disappointing, the rice was dry yet soft and mushy at the same time, the asparagus was old and stringy.
Desert came, we ordered a chocolate mousse, that looked deceptively good, uh no! way too sweet and the consistency was just not there.
Value? The bill came to about 80$ which left us feeling unsatisfied.

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Cherry
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was good except one of us got the rack of lamb and it came out raw. Server came back and made an excuse for the cook stating he checked the temperature before sending it out. Was supposed to be medium rare. Instead of making excuses just apologize. Just looking at it you could see it was raw not even just rare. When it came back out it was cooked to a medium rare and the flavor was great.

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