In 1989 Vasco & Teresa Ferraro from Naples, Italy came to Lutz, Florida and opened Villaggio Ristorante Italiano bringing authentic Napoletana cuisine ... More
In 1989 Vasco & Teresa Ferraro from Naples, Italy came to Lutz, Florida and opened Villaggio Ristorante Italiano bringing authentic Napoletana cuisine to the area.In 1999, Giuseppe Mascali, (of Sicilian origin), but raised in Torino (north), Italy, became the new proprietor of Villaggio's. A master chef, Giuseppe has honed his skills at some of the finest restaurants in the Tampa Bay area. He has been associated with such acclaimed restaurants as Francesco, Primadonna, Caffe' Amaretto, Donatello & Lauro.
I ve been to Villaggio twice since moving to Tampa. I have yet to be disappointed. It s been a great dining experience so far. The staff is extremely courteous and very attentive. The food is fantastic. It s authentic Italian cuisine. The harp player adds to the relaxed atmosphere. I will definitely be visiting Villaggio again.
This is a very nice Italian restaurant with terrific food. The owner chef used to be one of the main chefs at Donatello's, an expensive and famous restaurant. We have never been disappointed by anything we ate here.
Excellent authentic Italian cuisine. One of the best around, I recently moved to Orlando and we have to goto Villaggio everytime we go back to Tampa to visit family. I have had many dishes on their menu and each one has been fantastic.
Must have been an off night. The waiter smelled like stale smoke, no condiments on the table, no water was served until we asked for it, didn`t hear about the days specials until a big party came in later and we were done eating,had our bill combined with another couple, it just didn`t end. Food was acceptable,it was hot. The waiter couldn`t even get the bottle of wine opened with out spilling. Amazing to say the least.
Best Italian in the area in my opinion! The owner/chef is very friendly as are the rest of the family. Food is excellent and atmosphere is nice & quaint. Way better than Benedetto's and more reasonably priced, too.
excellent service,modest prices,and excellent food! ive tried nearly everything on their menu and have not been disappointed. i take all of my visiting friends and family there, but please, dont let our secret out!