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Villa Italia

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37/41 University Road, Belfast BT7 1ND, Northern Ireland
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:30 - 21:30
Mon 17:00 - 22:00
Tue 17:00 - 22:30
Wed - Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A party of 16 booked on a very busy evening (St Patricks day). The service was excellent despite the restaurant being very busy and the food was superb.

Thank Martin W
Bangor, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place looks like a small bistro from the out side but it's really very big , ideal for family's parties etc .. I found it a little noises for a couples meal .. but still comfortable and nice .. Very affordable meat balls and a seafood linguini with garlic bread and garlic chips .. around £27 for both can't... More 

Thank 57EVE
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Been here loads, always fanastic great staff, quick service best carbonara out. Lovely desserts. Pofitarols and fudge cake are great

Thank Clareblack
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Turned up at 8pm on a Sunday, no reservation thinking it would be quiet... we were wrong. Luckily we were given a table straight away, but at least 80-90% of the tables were in use. Quick service on drinks and food alike. Bottle of wine, 3 pizzas, one carbonara, a side of garlic mushrooms and 2 starters to share with... More 

Thank Nicholas W
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had to walk past this restaurant to and from our hotel - so decided we had to pay it a visit. It looks good from outside - but boy from inside its very impressive. The meal we had was amazing - well presented - served promptly - good size portions - piping hot - very tasty - and not... More 

Thank TheDragonMidlands
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99 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in here more or less on spec and all four or us very pleasantly impressed. It's a large restaurant obviously geared up to give excellent service very quickly. The food was excellent, we'll be back!!

Thank Darrellcocup
Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Husband and family surprised me by taking me to Villa Italia for dinner on Saturday 4th March, we have been before and I have to say they never disappoint. The serve is brilliant and their waiting staff cant do enough for you, always pleasant and helpful. there where 9 adults and 2 children and we where all taken care... More 

Thank Annette M
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37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off here late on a Saturday evening with three hungry children. You can always tell how authentic an Italian eatery is by how they treat children. Like most Italians, they treat them good, it's in their DNA! Really nice pizza, really decent pasta ( seafood linguine ) and super friendly and cheerful staff. Wonderful buzz and nicely laid out.... More 

Thank mong90
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Upon arrival we thought we would have a long wait due to no booking and 4-5 couples in front of us, within 5 minutes we were sitting getting our order taken by a very friendly young man my wife had Carbonara, I had a chicken dish with ham and a creamy wine and cheese sauce, our daughter had a child's... More 

Thank patsyemz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been going to this restaurant for years and can honestly say it is my favourite restaurant in Belfast. The management are so welcoming and professional. Recommend if you are in a big party to book before hand to save everyone standing waiting around for a table. Menu covers everything from pizza, fish, chicken, steak and they also have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, 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
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?