Villa Bistro

4.5
85 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary European
A casual European dining restaurant with high end comfort food.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 85 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Linea
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service!
We will be back for another date night!
Thanks!

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Debbiem
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was cooked to perfection. The salmon was excellent and the accompanying squash was best we have eaten.
Steak was grilled nicely and tender, liked the grilled asparagus and half baked potato too.
Seafood fettuccini was very tasty and the mussels cooked perfectly.
Chorizo meatball appie was also delicious.
Finished with lemon meringue partida which tastes as good as it looks. Real lemon flavor.
Service was great and drinks reasonable-try the Winter Mule.
We were there 2 days prior to Covid closures so we will have to wait a bit to return. our first visit but definitely not our last.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

I was starving from a long day of work and my wife hadn’t seen me for days so I ate, exchanged pleasantries and paid the bill.

But let’s be honest. Your entree recipes taste like they were written by children and carried out my line cooks @ McDonalds.

Service was good & willing.

Drinks were okay.

Decor was cheap and ideas were very poorly executed.

I had high hopes at first due to location.

To reiterate; our server was good...

The rest of the experience was completely lacklustre.

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jeffb
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great date night spot with cool delicious menu options.

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KayD
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Incredible food, fantastic staff. The quality of the food vs the price was insane. Usually, food that fresh, well prepared and in such large portions would cost quite a bit. I had the crab ravioli and my wife had the seafood fettuccine. The fish fell apart in our mouths, the pasta was handmade and cooked perfectly, flavours were so good, we didn't speak to each other until we were done eating. We couldn't. We were too busy savouring every delicious bite.

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BriannaL
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and atmosphere were amazing! Such a great place for a date night

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LuckyU
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was amazing. Food was excellent. The baked Brie, the bruschetta, the seafood fettuccine, crab ravioli were the best out of all the dishes ordered.
Or server was fantastic, she made sure all our drinks were full and answered all questions we had.

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ChristaE
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We had an out standing meal! The pasta was clearly homemade and cooked perfectly. Started with appetizers and the perfect lemon gin cocktail. An incredible meal, we will be back!

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jeffb
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was awesome and was a great place for a lunch meeting. Head chief was personable and friendly and even served our table. Great experience and can’t wait to go back

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went here for a date with my boyfriend. It was very modern and clean. The wait staff were professional and the food was great! Get the garlic prawns!

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food at reasonable prices. Covid-19 precautions are fully enforced. 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great anniversary drinks ❤️

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Goowin
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service. Server was very helpful and knowledgeable. She provided great menu suggestions. Will definitely return. Great value.

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RalphS
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Good variety on the menu. Service was friendly and efficient. Fettuccine and the short rib were both awesome. The prawn starter was excellent. We will definitely return!

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TaylorK
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Overall happy with the meal/dining experience. We had a great server (Kyle) who knew the menu very well. We ordered the Short Rib Ravioli and Seafood Linguine. Short Rib was fantastic but the Seafood Linguini was a bit bland and the sauce was very watery. Overall a good meal.

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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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
3 reviews
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
11 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.

JD
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
11 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
8 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
3 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
14 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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You can order delivery directly from Villa Bistro using the Order Online button. Villa Bistro also offers delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes.

Villa Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 85 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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