Been here a few times. They also recently helped cater an event at my church. Yummmm! Staff is very friendly, food is amazing. Definitely in my top 5 favorite restaurant list.
14600 Lakeside Cir Unit 2360Sterling Heights, MI 48313
From Business: Villa Italian Kitchen was founded with one store, one family and one concept in 1964, when Michele “Michael” Scotto brought his authentic old-world recipes from N…
Yesterday afternoon 4-18-14 we had our 2nd visit here in a week, post fire-remodel.What a delight to walk in at 2pm & be seated by Chef Jeff himself, as he just happened to be near the door.He sat us & we chatted with him about how GORGEOUS the new decor is.We sat right in the middle of the dining room, which was perfect to take in the open kitchen, murals & famous quotes stenciled here & there.Whoever did the redesign was spot on with the colors- seating -flooring- fixtures.One cool thing for the gals is they placed a purse hook under the table so, you do not have to lay it on the floor.Thomas was our server & he truly did a very nice job.We both started with cups of soup, the bride had the butternut squash & I had the loaded potato .I really liked my soup a lot..but the aroma of the butternut squash was more than intoxicating . .so she offered me some..and I was I don't know..well I indulged & it was FABULOUS!..now I was coveting it and was wanting to bail on my loaded potato. .but I will just have get it next time. It just tasted like a melted sweet potato..oh man oh man!She ordered the sandwich soup combo with a grilled turkey wrap, which had avocados , bacon and all that, it was perfect. $12Last time here I enjoyed the batter on the boom boom shrimp & thought the fish & chips would be a nice change of pace.The presentation alone makes it worthy of a re-order.It came in a 1/2 deep fry basket, with 2 generous pieces of light fluffy, Not greasy fish & a host of hand cut natural fries, plus a nice little container of house made tartar & ketchup. $13Oh and the bread basket...many will say if a place cant do bread right..Well the rolls here are made in house, cooked to perfection ,plus the bread basket includes some crispy flatbreads & a dish of flavorful pesto.I'd also recommend trying the Chef Jeff's Zip sauce on the table & buy a bottle for at home.Sign up for there plastic card rewards program & get offers throughout the year.Thankful for the gift card from a dear friend .. and plotting a return..soon!
fabulous food and drinks!
Hadn't been there in awhile and apparently missed nothing. The food is pretty bland and not special at all. The calamari was too crispy, and cocktail sauce isn't the best choice to offer with it. The soup (white bean) was the most tasteless soup I've had anywhere, and the dinner salad was just some iceberg lettuce with 1 tomato bathed in dressing. Had the veal saltimbocca which was supposed to have a lemon caper sauce, but was more like some awful brown gravy. They have an extensive dessert menu, but nothing was actually available except the tiramisu and only the center filling was worth eating.The service was below average. The waiter's demeanor wasn't warm and friendly at all. He actually didn't want to give me a new tea bag for hot tea and just wanted to have me use the same one over and over, so I had to specifically request another one. We were in a booth by the stage area where live music was playing on a Friday, and there's a partial wall opening into the bar area where there's a huge TV which was distracting and very noisy. Will not return.
Good servers good pasta really nice inside
Service slow. Food great.
I like it a lot. I always choose it for my birthday dinner. I recommend their steak. And their bottled soda refrigerator is the best.
This restaurant TRULY DESERVES A 5 STAR RATING. From the quality of the food to the beautiful presentations of his dishes. He is TRUE ARTIST when it comes to the presentation of the dish!!!!When your food is brought to your table, take a picture of it first because it's just too beautiful not to. It's almost too pretty that you don't want to eat it.But it so delicious, you can't wait to sink your teeth into it.This restaurant delivers a High End, Fine Dining experience, with Family Dining prices in mind, no lie!!!They recently redecorated it and it is just beautiful. The atmosphere is so calming that it makes you forget there's a world just outside the door.My husband and I just celebrated our 7th anniversary there and the mural on the back wall was so beautiful, it has inspired us to take a trip to Italy within the next 5 years!!!Aurillio and his wife Linda, are the nicest, most charming people you can possibly meet.They both take the time and interest to come and chat with you while yourwaiting for your food or after your done. The waitstaff is equally exceptional. My husband and I feel honored to be included in their circle of friends!!!!We HIGHLY recommend this restaurant for EVERYONE who wants to feel like they're eating in an expensive restaurant but doesn't have to pay the expensive price. And for you lovers, it's the perfect place to go, for a romantic, intimate dinner, but go at night because it just exemplifies the romantic atmosphere.Did they impress me??? What do you think???Re cathym6777 : Maybe your just not use to QUALITY, fine dining food and are used to eating mediocre made Alfredo. Also, I find it VERY unlikely that the waitstaff said, what you said they did. They are professional in every way, at what they do. I know these people very well, and I worked for them for a short time as well, and the manager would never have let you leave without compensating you for your displeasure. Enlighten your taste buds and try it a second time, and if your still dissatisfied, ask to speak with Aurillio himself. I'm sure things will be done to your satisfaction!
My daughter didn't like her Alfredo and I also tasted it, I did not taste good and had bad flavor! Told the waitress and she said somebody just ordered it they didn't complain, also she said its not there fault my daughter didn't like it don't know if the manager would take it off our bill. She was rude to use after, we will never go back!
We just had my daughters bridal shower at the restaurant on Sunday, May 22, 2011. It is PERFECTION every time and you don't miss a beat. From a baby baptism we have had there, a graduation party, and our most recent bridal shower. The food is ALWAYS brought out promptly and hot. The wait staff is always friendly and act very professional and classy. Luciano's can host large parties with excellence as well as Saturday night dining as a couple. The food is wonderful and offers a very nice menu selection of Italian food. I want to give a special thank you again to Leo, Sabrina, Cynthia, and Debbie our server, for accommodating us to put on the most beautiful shower ever.Thanks again,The entire Schmidt Family