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Villa Italia

37/41 University Road, Belfast BT7 1ND, Northern Ireland
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (171 reviews)
“lasagne” (33 reviews)
“garlic potatoes” (15 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 via mobile

My husband and I used TripAdvisor a lot while on our Ireland vacation and that is how we found this restaurant. We both loved our meals here! I had a pepperoni pizza and my husband had chicken Parmesan. Our waitress recognized our accent as we...More

1  Thank nbcarden
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love Villa Italia. It is worth queuing to get into. The staff are excellent and the food is lovely.

1  Thank Athlonemendac
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Villa Italia continues to be our Favourite place to eat in Belfast on a night out. Food is amazing (no matter what you eat) and the service is first class - this place is usually busy with queues that can reach into the street but...More

1  Thank JASantos73
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There was no soap in the dispensers in the ladies bathroom st 5pm on Saturday evening. Luckily I had antibacterial wipes in my handbag. 2 other girls were not as fortunate. There was no rota of checking bag the bathroom displayed. I informed an employee...More

Thank Angela M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently visited this restaurant without a reservation after reading some of the reviews. What an excellent choice it was! When we arrived the restaurant was fully booked but, after a very short wait, we were shown to a large table for our group of...More

Thank Patricia P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Villa Italia has been one of my favourite restaurants however I have to say that I was disappointment on our recent outing for my birthday. Firstly we were a group of 10 and the table we were given was right beside the door and every...More

Thank deelister
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As visitors to the city, restaurants can often be hard to choose from by looking at a picture on trip advisor but we selected this as it was an Italian and looked from the outside to be a "proper Italian" and we weren't disappointed! Great...More

Thank Adam T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I just wanted to take the time to review what is my favourite Italian restaurant in Belfast and one of my favourite restaurants in general. Since I was young my mum and dad took me here and as an adult it still holds a special...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Quality of pizza was not good. Loaded with cheese and undercooked- soggy and gloopy base. Also arrived at least 10 minutes later than the rest of my party. The whole meal felt quite hectic and rushed. Disappointed as I usually love Villa Italia.

Thank Advisingyourtrip123
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Hadn't booked but called in around 6 and had no problem getting a table. Seated promptly. Usual menu (predictable but great tastes). We'd squid and shrimp in a light batter for starters. Nice sized portion, fab taste. Mains - chicken with tomato sauce and mozzarella...More

Thank Nuala T
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
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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