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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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“garlic potatoes” (15 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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37/41 University Road, Belfast BT7 1ND, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed today

We visited Belfast for a long weekend and to say that Villa Italia was good would be an understatement. We in fact ate their twice! The food was fresh, good size portions and the decor and options for little people made the whole experience brilliant....More

Thank Perrie P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We arrived at the restaurant around 5pm thinking it would be quiet but it was buzzing with a welcoming atmosphere .The restaurant reminded of Italy with lovely quaint setting with vines hanging from the ceiling and painting on the wall of places in Italy.A young...More

Thank JEreviews1
Reviewed 5 days ago

I very much wanted to like the pizza my server recommended, the 'house favourite', and when it arrived it looked really good, but the crust was wet. I did notice that there were tables around us with pizza and theirs was crusty so for some...More

Thank Mick K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for mothers day food and we were certainly not disappointed. There was 6 people in the party and everyone of us loved wot we got. The food was delicious and very reasonably priced. There is lots to choose from the superb menu....More

Thank johnboyhammers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really good value for money, big portions so had to take some home which is a bonus! Lovely surroundings, friendly staff.

Thank benthedog1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly let me say that it is maybe 20 years since I last dined here, whilst living in the area, and I won't wait as long for my next visit! Our group of 4, 2 adults/2 kids, arrived without a booking on a recent Sunday...More

Thank StickmanK73
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time visit on our trip to Belfast, food was top notch as was the service, waitress was very friendly and efficient !! Next time we are in Belfast we will be dining there 👍

Thank Torturous
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 5 February 2018

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

1  Thank Athlonemendac
Reviewed 4 February 2018

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
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, 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
  • 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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