First time dinners celebrating my wife's 74th birthday. The meal and service were excellent with 2 appreciated pluses - 1) The seating was very appropriate and 2) The small cake with a sparkler in it was not expected but also appreciated.
Very good service with great explanations of the menu items. Our dinner was delicious from homemade Caesar salad dressing to Veal entree with a light lemon white wine sauce and the portions were just right.
Great food choices, great service and setting. Perfect place for a date night or special occasion.
Ordinarily, I would give Villa Rosa a 10/10 rating in all respects - food, service, atmosphere. We live in the Lower Mainland, visit Penticton/Summerland several times throughout the year and make a point of eating here often. This past Saturday (04/14), however, our quality of food was sub-par and i was a bit disappointed. The Brie appetizer, that we've had previously, was overheated - the cheese came out like soup, I had the Beef Tenderloin (which was excellent) special - my pasta however, cold at best - another with our party had a pasta entre' that was "warm", my mother and wife each had the Lemon Veal & sauce was too tart (my wife has had this previously as it is a favorite). Our waitress comp'd some dessert to the ladies for the veal, our hostess did replace the "brie" for the appy but overall the experience was less than perfect for what was a 58th wedding anniversary celebration ... again, we have patronized Villa Rosa many times over the years & will do so again. This past weekend, though, for whatever reason was disappointing. All other times, highly rated !
I haven't visited Villa Rosa for a number of years and haven't because of the noise level in your restaurant and I have to say it did not disappoint again if you were looking for a very noisy atmosphere, this is not the fault of the servers or kitchen staff it is a problem with the layout of the main restaurant area. I don't know if the owner has ever pondered the idea of some dividers, not all diners want to basically be sitting at the next table with strangers as the closeness of tables does not provide privacy or ambiance to the dining experience. The staff should be commended for their service and the food was delicious.
We went here for my Mother's 82nd birthday and the food and service was incredible. We were told by a friend that this was a great place and he was right.
A favorite for my family and I. Service was a little off this time but definitely not the norm from our past experience. Great menu, great ambiance. A hidden gem.
This restaurant was recommended to me by my brother-in-law Rob so I thought I’d take a chance and actually was very impressed.
Villa Rosa is a Great spot for a special occassion but it doesn't have to be. The prices are reasonable and portions are generous so its easy to share. That way you can go more often! The staff are very amenable and fun to talk to. The table arrangement allows good spacing between table. the food is consistnetly good.
We have enjoyed this restaurant on other occasions for the ambiance, the menu and great tasting food, so chose it to celebrate our anniversary.
Given it was our anniversary, our server offered us a complimentary sparkling wine (forgot the name). It was a lovely gesture and a nice drink to muse over the menu.
The Wine and Dine feature was still on so we selected from both options, I for the Linguine with smoked salmon and my wife enjoyed the Ravioli Al Funghi. I started with the soup of the day -creamy mushroom and crab cake for my wife.
Every mouthful was a pleasure to enjoy, rich and flavourful.
We agreed that we had to return in the not to distant future to enjoy more of the menu.
I must add the server was perfect in her attendance on us. She was timely, responsive and interested in our enjoyment of the evening. Thank you!
Great food and environment! Service was awesome and we were out for a birthday and they can the birthday girl a complimentary cake with sparklers. It was a great night out!
Excellent menu choices, with attentive polite server.
The lighting in this restaurant is mellow and appealing. The tables are well placed.
This is a wonderful dining experience food is great, ambiance is excellent a place that makes you want to return.
I gave the noise level a moderate as the restaurant grew to be almost full after we arrived. Since it was dark out during our dinner (7:45 pm), I'm not sure what the views would have been like. Overall a very nice place to eat.
This restaurant had no “negatives”. We liked the food & wine, & the service was above average.
Amazing service and ambiance. The food was perfect, wine was affordable (and good.) We will be back again!
We chose La Villa Rosa for our 1st Wedding Anniversary, we have lovely food, and great atmosphere. With their special menus we got good value for our money. My father was very impressed and pleased with how hot his food was, better than most restaurants.
We were looking for a place to celebrate 2 birthdays. My wife and I celebrated our Anniversary at Villa Rosa and were very pleased with food, service and ambiance. We chose Villa Rosa on recommendation of some friends. We will be going back.
Have been going here since it first opened. Great service and food as always
Excellent food along with excellent service. Great wine selection. This restaurant never disappoints.
Best Italian food in Penticton, I will be back for sure.
Great food and excellent wine list.
We had a wonderful experience as usual, with exceptional service and attention to details. The food was done to our liking, served promptly, but not rushed and desert was very delicious! We will be back! :-D
Always such a great experience at Villa Rosa. We tried this place a few months ago and it is so amazing, that we keep coming back. Its our favorite place in Pentciton. Amazing Staff, Amazing Food. Great Job Villa Rosa. :)
All food that came to our table was presented nicely, was hot & tasted great! The ambience is quiet & comfortable... good for a quiet dinner or romantic date. The patio area had a fun family party going on & was nice that it was in another area where they could be loud & noises & not bother any of the other customers. I would book this for an anniversary or surprise party!!!
The service was elegant as well... great & courteous servers.
Had a family dinner there...so nice. Excellent food and our server was awesome!
Loved this restaurant, food is amazing and the wine list leaves nothing to chance. The only problem I have had is when the front door opens there is a rush of cold air that flows to where I always seem to be sitting which is unpleasant. My guest felt the same way.
We regularly dine at Villa Rosa as the service, food and friendliness has always been excellent. We will return.
This was our first time to Villa Rosa. We had family visiting from Calgary and we wanted a nice meal with quiet ambience where music isn't blaring in the background. We each had pasta and the portion sizes were plentiful! Adding prawns to my dish was a nice addition as they were meaty and fresh with a flavourful seasoning.
Everything from the staff, the atmosphere and the amazing food keeps us coming back to dine at Villa Rosa. Excellent Italian cuisine and by far the nicest staff we have come across. We highly recommend this restaurant for a romantic evening of good wine and excellent food!
Food was great. Will definitely be back. It was packed due to Jerry Seinfeld show a block away, but that never hindered the service or food. Strongly suggest reservations if there is an event at the SOEC, as many people were turned away
We had excellent service and a delicious meal. Loved the Bombay di Vitello. Danielle was lovely and we had a great evening.
Very enjoyable experience! Great food, pricing, and service!
Always a great treat to go there. Food is always good. Service amazing.
Worth the trip from Kelowna.
Our server was lovely. The food was excellent. We were very very pleased, and will definitely be coming back.
Villa Rosa is one of the nice restaurants in our little town of Penticton. Lots of parking available, great wine and beer list, good food, and friendly staff.
Always great since I use to work there as a dishwasher for three years from 1999-2002.
This is the second year that we have been to Penticton on business. The food is awesome and the people working there are also awesome. We went back a second night during our stay there because it was so good. The prices are very reasonable and you have to try the bottled water that they have, amazing ( I know it's water but there was no bad taste when you get around this time of the year).
If I lived there, I would be there 2 nights every week and they also have take out. My hat off to this restaurant. They also had a very good wine selection with very reasonable prices.
We were in town for a concert and the restaurant was very busy-so glad we thought to make a reservation! The food was lovely-very flavourful and the service from start to finish was attentive and professional. The restaurant has a wonderful wine list which was a very pleasant surprise. There was something for everyone and at a range of price points. This was our first time here but we will be back when we have the chance. So glad they offer half portions. I know I could never have finished a full order of pasta. Good food, a great concert-all in all a very successful date night!
Always enjoy our meals at this restaurant. Staff is friendly and accommodating. Fresh bread is delicious and always warm. Specials are always good and of variety.