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Villagio Ristorante - Basildon
Villagio Ristorante - Basildon

Villagio Ristorante - Basildon Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.villagiorestaurants.co.uk
  • Phone: 0126 828 6748
  • Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Cafe, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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A word from Villagio Ristorante - Basildon
Villagio restaurant in Basildon is found right where you want it -- the bustling Festival Leisure Park – perfect for days out with the children. This is a family-friend Italian restaurant in the new style that retains all that is best about classic Italian restaurants. The décor is bright and cheerful and fresh, the ambience relaxed and easy and the menu a delight. The service retains all the warmth of a true Italian welcome and the freshness and universal appeal of the cuisine is undimmed. From classic antipasti to sharing boards of fine charcuterie, from stone-baked pizzas to grown-up grills and steaks and popular children’s choices, the menu offers everything you are seeking, even Villagio’s own stupendous burger. Open from breakfast through late supper, Villagio is your new local Italian.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Tried this restaurant for the first time having looked at the reviews. We all enjoyed our food very much, the service was excellent, nice atmosphere, would go again, no negatives on our part."
    dined on 29/03/2014
  • "We had lunch after visiting the cinema this Sunday. Started with some tasty olives, followed by pizza and coffee, it was all very nice and the waiting staff friendly and helpful. As an added bonus if you have your cinema tickets you get 25% off your food order. Overall a very good meal in a nicely decorated restaurant. We would definitely return!"
    dined on 23/03/2014
  • "Our first visit to this area, mainly for the cinema. Friends recommended Villagio and it came up to expectations - perhaps with the exception of the music. The staff were extremely friendly and efficient. We all loved our desserts, especially the chocolate fudge cake! We will return.............."
    dined on 16/03/2014
  • "Had a nice lunch here. Food was of a good standard, including the food on the kids menu, and liked the little touches like all the vegetables that came with the kids' garlic bread. Staff very friendly and understanding with the children, even when mine spilt apple juice all over the table! Reasonable prices too. would recommend."
    dined on 01/03/2014
  • "Delicious food, prompt service, great value - would definitely recommend and will be back! Early sittings are ideal for families (the staff were very accommodating of our children), if you want a romantic or quiet grown up meal book a little later - but definitely book for weekends as it gets busy!"
    dined on 28/02/2014
  • "If you are a family looking to celebrate with very young children it is recommended that you get the earliest booking possible for dinner. So the noise of the young ones will not disturbed any diners trying to have an intimate dining experience. Otherwise it is a nice place for a change from the regular fast food places to take the kids."
    dined on 28/02/2014
  • "Thursday 27th Feb'14: We arrived at 1715 hrs to dine prior to going to the adjacent cinema at 1900 hrs. Very happy with the quality of the food & found the staff friendly & helpful. However service was extremely slow, starter came fairly promptly, long delay before the main course arrived after 1830 hrs, hastened our order. Despite having to rush eating had no time for a sweet or coffee & missed the start of the film. Consider the wines are over priced , £18.50 for a run of the mill Pinot Grigio."
    dined on 27/02/2014
  • "I took a friend to Villagio's at Basildon as a Birthday treat last week - we had a wonderful evening - i have been before and i liked it then too... a lovely ambience, staff are very efficient and professional - and the foods is great - what more could we have wanted! I like looking out by the windows as it makes yiou feel like your eating in a restaurant on holiday along a promenade...soooooooooo relaxing mmmmmm!!! Jackie of Wickford"
    dined on 26/02/2014
  • "From the time we arrived to the time we left every thing was great waitress helped with the menu explaining dishes we where not familiar with making sure all was well thank you"
    dined on 19/02/2014
  • "This place is ideal for a pre cinema meal, the food is good, my starter of goats cheese was full of flavour and just the right amount, and the lemon cheesecake was excellent. The food all tastes freshly prepared. The service is efficient and friendly, and our experience was certainly better than the film we went to afterwards!"
    dined on 08/02/2014
  • "Welcoming front of house Rather cramped tables Very friendly helpful waitresses Good Menu Excellent bottle of Merlot Enjoyable experience"
    dined on 31/01/2014
  • "A good evening was had by all. Good food, good company and very good service. What more could you ask for? Staff very helpful and accomodating. Would recommend."
    dined on 24/01/2014
  • "Good food but why are restaurants so noisy these days? Have been before for lunch and restaurant was not busy and the meal was peaceful. This time - Friday evening at 18.30pm - it was busier and the noise level was getting uncomfortable. Is it due to solid floors/walls etc and no soft furnishings to absorb noise?"
    dined on 24/01/2014
  • "Never been before, met a business colleague with my husband so we were a party of 3 - therefore I requested a booth and we got one. Attended to from the start by charming staff, mostly female. Food excellent (I had the calamari and sea bass). Bill £120 for 3 with a tip so quite high. You can hear the cinema noise from the back wall which did not bother us but would a couple having a romantic meal, but that is not the restaurant's fault."
    dined on 16/01/2014
  • "Visited early on a Saturday evening before the cinema. We had booked and the restaurant was quiet when we got there. We didn't like the table we were given and asked to be moved - the waiter was completely unhelpful. Said he would look at getting us another table but never came back! From there on the food and service were both poor."
    dined on 18/01/2014
  • "The food was just fantastic , very reasonably priced too. Will definitely return ."
    dined on 09/01/2014
  • "Went for dinner on Saturday evening, and the restaurant was packed. Good job we had booked a table, as we got there 15 minutes early, and had to wait for our table, but better than the people who had not booked in advance as they were turning customers away as there was over an hours wait for tables if not booked in advance. Only problem with waiting for our table was there was nowhere to wait as no bar area, so we just had to hang about by the door. Food was good, service excellent, and we were finished our meal in just over one hour, as there was little waiting time between courses. Would go back again."
    dined on 11/01/2014
  • "I booked a reservation at Vallagio Ristorante in Basildon, after going to see our friends son in Rapunzal at the Towngate Theatre, which was excellent. We had not visited Basildon before and therefore were not familar with the area at all. We were not disappointed and would definitely recommend it to anyone."
    dined on 04/01/2014
  • "First visit to Villagio and initial impression is very good. Place was busy but not over crowded which is always a good sign. The atmosphere is and surroundings was very relaxing, not to loud but cosy. We felt we were being looked after at all times. Service was good, varied choice on the menu and when it arrived it was warm and very tasty."
    dined on 04/01/2014
  • "I REQUESTED A TABLE IN THE CORNER WHICH I KNEW WAS REASONABLY QUIET. THE REQUEST WAS HONOURED AND I WAS VERY HAPPY. THE SERVICE WAS OUTSTANDING; EFFICIENT AND FRIENDLY: SOMETHING THE MANAGEMENT SHOULD BE VERY PROUD OF. THE STAFF SHOULD BE CONGRATULATED AND TREATED TO A FREE MEAL."
    dined on 04/01/2014
  • "another great meal looked after by a attentive staff"
    dined on 28/12/2013
  • "This is the second time we have visited this restaurant, loved it the first time and it was just as good this time. Three of us only meet up once a year and we all like Italian food. The food was very tasty and nicely presented. The staff were very pleasant and attentive, but not overly so. A very pleasant experience and one we hope to repeat."
    dined on 13/12/2013
  • "I booked my table online and requested a booth, even though it was a table for 2. The restaurant were unable to initially accommodate this request and phoned me to discuss this. However, they did seat us in a quiet area of the restaurant and were able to move us to a booth later on. The staff were very understanding of our needs. The food was excellent and very good value for money. I've eaten here several times now - birthdays, couples night out, girlie night etc. Highly recommend it."
    dined on 23/11/2013
  • "Myself and my husband ate here. We were greeted by a waitress so full of cold and sniffing so loudly i was instantly put off! We had the bread, oil and vinegar with olives to start. Bread was small in portion and quite rubbery. I had the seabass for main and this was extremely oily and quite burnt. My husband had the lamb steak and was also disappointed. i had the cheesecake for dessert and my husband had the lemon sorbet. The cheesecake wasn't too bad but the sorbet actually tasted like cleaning liquid! Very disappointed after spending £50 on a meal that had fault from the off."
    dined on 23/11/2013
  • "We booked this restaurant to meet up with a relative who was working on a short term contract in the Basildon area. It was therefore something of an unknown quantity. It was a good job we had booked! It was a relatively small restaurant and we were there on a Saturday evening. Casual callers were being turned away albeit very politely. The staff were all friendly and efficient. There was a wide menu choice and the prices were very reasonable. Catching up with familly news we were not rushed and it was overall a pleasant dining experience."
    dined on 23/11/2013
  • "We use Villiagio's when visiting the cinema at Festival Leisure Park, the lady manager is excellent, as are her staff. The Manager is polite and welcoming as well as being efficient and professional."
    dined on 21/11/2013
  • "Very enjoyable meal with friends, food was well cooked, good portion size and excellent value. Busy on a Friday night, which meant the atmosphere was great, and service didn't seem to be slowed down by it either which was good. Only minor disappointment was the dessert menu - nothing there to really tempt any of us!"
    dined on 08/11/2013
  • "Went for a family occasion on Halloween, the place was not exceptionally busy but service was a bit slow with different waiters each time. Other than that, the food was pretty good and in an adult atmosphere (good antidote to the loud family restaurants nearby in Bas Vegas)."
    dined on 31/10/2013
  • "We enjoyed our meal which we had before going to the cinema. My wife had dined there the Friday before and recommended the tiramisu, which is my favourite desert. I therefore took her back on Wednesday to try the Tiramisu myself, which I thoroughly enjoyed."
    dined on 30/10/2013
  • "Great food served hot and with care. A great place to dine before or after the Cinema as a couple, with friends or with family. Service was very good."
    dined on 26/10/2013
  • "A party of seven of us out for a post-cinema birthday treat turned up unannounced on a Saturday evening, having been refused a table we'd previously tried to advance-book at another local restaurant. Villagio managed to squeeze us straight in with no fuss and gave friendly and very speedy service with delicious food and drink. And all for a very reasonable price. So three of us came back the next week and got the same friendly service and excellent food. As Arnold Schwarzenegger would say - we'll be back."
    dined on 23/10/2013
  • "Lovely food nice place for a pop in meal without any fuss. Staff very good"
    dined on 05/10/2013
  • "Lovely menu, great choice and excellent quality , great offers etc eat after the cinema and recieve 20% off cant be beaten as staff friendly and proffesional cant wait to return"
    dined on 27/09/2013
  • "It was my first vist to this restaurant and I would deffinetly come back again and recommend to other people."
    dined on 27/09/2013
  • "Biggest problem is that even when you book you are likely to be asked to wait for your table. Food is well prepared and presented but don't expect foody standards. Ambience is a bit in your face ie noisy and you are likely to be viewed as goldfish through the large front window. All in all a place to visit if you need to rather than have a dining experience."
    dined on 21/09/2013
  • "Food was good in places weak in others. Prawn starter very tasty but the squid was over cooked and rubbery. Main was ok best part was the garlic spinach Sea Bream was somewhat butchered but nicely soft. Chicken with spaghetti was mediocre and somewhat bland. Choc fudge cake was as expected very rick and tasty as was the lemon mascarpone cheese cake. Service was prompt and friendly."
    dined on 14/09/2013
  • "I have ate here twice and enjoyed both occasions. The service is great and the staff are helpful and approachable. The menu is varied and there is lots to choose from. Your food is fresh and there is no lengthy delay between ordering your dish and it being brought to your table. I've been on a Saturday night and although they are busy, you do not feel rushed through your meal to "free up" your table. There is a comfortable atmosphere in the restaurant and overall, eating here is a pleasant experience."
    dined on 17/08/2013
  • "For a place to eat before going to the cinema this would be hard to beat. The food was excellent and piping hot. The staff were very friendly and service just right. There is also a good wine list. This was the first time i ate here but it definitely won't be my last!"
    dined on 03/09/2013
  • "The restaurant was very nice although a little noisy for our taste. Food and service very good. Space tastefully decorated and liked the cubicle set up as this allowed the feeling of privacy."
    dined on 28/08/2013
  • "Food was ok, service ok. Staff this time were friendly. Bit pricy."
    dined on 22/08/2013