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Villa Italia

37/41 University Road, Belfast BT7 1ND, Northern Ireland
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (161 reviews)
“carbonara” (20 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
37/41 University Road, Belfast BT7 1ND, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were looking out for an Italian restaurant in Belfast, and much to our delight there was one not far from our hotel. As soon as we walked in we were greeted very warmly, the place was very busy but we had a very nice...More

Thank twovisitors
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We chose Villa Italia from the excellent score that it had on Trip Advisor. We phoned up around 6:30 to book a table for 8 but were told it was first come first serve on a Saturday night. Ok, we phoned an hour and a...More

Thank Calum B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Regularly reviewed as Belfast's top Italian and I would say, yes it deserves it. i ad the schicken and my friends had pizza/pasta. No complaints from anyone. Very busy, but service was prompt.

Thank mconnor042
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended this restaurant by our taxi driver who said it was the best Italian in Belfast and we certainly couldn't fault it. Food was excellent and staff very attentive. We really enjoyed the very relaxed atmosphere - would definitely return on our next...More

Thank Elaine1232014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food always really good. Staff very nice and helpful. A favourite place of the whole family.

Thank Sylvia C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit to this restaurant and from reading previous reviews of the place I figured this would be worth the visit.a There was a queue and we had to wait a few minutes but I was expecting this to happen since it...More

Thank staceyan2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My hub and and I used to go here every Sunday night when we were dating. We loved the atmosphere and food then and still 18 years later it's just the same. Lovely carbonara and pizzas.

Thank warren c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The steak is so delicious, I always get it with garlic potato cubes. I could eat that everyday, no one makes it like Villa Italia! Also, the atmosphere is truly amazing. It's like being transported to Italy. The decor and vine leaves just really makes...More

Thank Kimmy K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

please don't get spaghetti Bolognese ,you could make it better at home ,very bland ,like a microwave dish ,I am surprised it being a Italian restaurant and turning a dish out like this ,mr chef get it sorted .

Thank eddie s
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Had dinner in Villa Italia Belfast tonight. Service was excellent very friendly and helpful staff. The restaurant was very clean. As we had a baby with us our table allowed for a pram to be beside the table without being in anyone's way. Just let...More

Thank Wilfiej10
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Response from Kathleen O | Reviewed this property |
Our last booking was for 10 so no problem but we always book in advance. Have a great time I'm sure you will enjoy your meal.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37/41 University Road, Belfast BT7 1ND, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast>  > Queen's Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: Queen's Quarter
  • Phone Number: 4490328356
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Villa Italia is a family run pizzeria restaurant established in 1988 in the heart of South Belfast, just a stones throw from Queen's University. A listed Georgian building, its success as one of Belfast's most popular eateries with over 300 seats continues to grow and is obvious by the queues which form on a regular basis outside the door every weekend - rain, hail or snow! Inside you can enjoy the rustic Italian charm of our interiors; picturesque murals, terracotta tiles, hanging grapevines, the subtle smell of garlic in the air and with Italian speaking waiters amongst our staff, one cannot help but feel transported to La Bella Italia itself!
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