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Villa Vespa Pasta Sauce Co

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2250 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1118
+1 518-523-9789
Mon 10:00 - 18:00
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Saranac Lake, NY 12983
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2011

Villa Vespa, in Lake Placid, NY, used to be a mouth-watering Italian restaurant not too many years ago. Now it's a mouth-watering Italian takeout restaurant. Everything is prepared from scratch the old-fashioned way. Like Mama used to make. Kim Vespa and crew are superb cooks and warm-hearted people. Check it out!

1 Thank Joe M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2011

Villa Vespa is a great place to pick up tasty, home-made, authentic italian food (delicious pasta, lasagne, eggplant parmesan, and soups!) that have been chilled or frozen for an easy meal later in the day/week. If you're staying in or around Lake Placid (and you have a kitchen for re-heating of food) there's no better place to go for an... More 

2 Thank Lucy W
Lake Placid, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2011

My son has an allergy to wheat and it can be challenging to find places to eat when you are travelling. Villa Vespa had a variety of wheat-free pasta selections and they prepared a delicious meal for my son. The food was terrific and we went back every night we were in Lake Placid. Everyone there was extremely helpful and... More 

Thank Dan D
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2011

Lovely people and delicious food. Was nice to get prepared dinners to make in our hotel suite - affordable and romantic. Lasagna was some of the best i've ever had, same with the meat sauce. The meatballs were a mis-step - skip those but definitely give the rest of their menu a try. You won't be dissapointed!

Thank TopAnd2K
Rye, New York
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2011

Villa Vespa is a takeout establishment that previously was a very popular restaurant in Lake Placid. Fresh daily entrees; homemade sauces (by the jar as well) and fresh made pastas. Can't beat it for the price. They fed me July, August, September.....Love them!.

1 Thank JoAnn C
Cathedral City, California
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2011

We were visiting Lake Placid and drove by the establishment. They have 2 little tables for eating there but their primary purpose is to have you take their delicious freshly prepared food home to heat up and eat. In our case, we took it back to our hotel and heated it in the microwave. The food was exceptionally good. I... More 

Thank psppete
Montreal, Canada
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2011

We were not impressed with our restaurant experiences in Lake Placid, so we decided to try this place and finally had a good meal. Unfortunately we didn't have a proper stove in our motel room, just 2 burners and a microwave. Because of this we missed out on what seemed to be some wonderful meals choices. We opted for a... More 

Thank travelcunnuck
Reston, Virginia
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2010

Here's the scenario. You're in Lake Placid, a relatively expensive resort town. You don't want to blow your budget by always eating out, but you're on vacation and want something a lot better than a Stouffers frozen entree and a can of Campbell soup. What to do? Answer: go to Villa Vespa for great home-made food at half the price... More 

3 Thank Vitez
San Francisco, California
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72 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2010

Nice selection of pastas and sauces. great white clam sauce and porcini marinara sauce. This is not a restaurant, but rather you buy your food and take it home to cook. Works great if you want to stay in and are staying at a place with a kitchen. Cooked dinner for 7 adults and 3 children for about $60. The... More 

Thank YankeeFan06
Key Colony Beach, Fl
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107 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2010

Been here many times, and the food is always excellent. This is a take out place only. There is no seating. You can call in advance or just pop in. The sauce, pasta, food, and desserts are homemade, no really, homemade. It is like mom is in the kitchen. Great if you are out all day and wife does not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2250 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1118
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake Placid
  • Phone Number: +1 518-523-9789

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?