Villagio Ristorante - Basildon
Villagio Ristorante - Basildon

Villagio Ristorante - Basildon

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.villagiorestaurants.co.uk/
  • Phone: 01268286748
  • 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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  • Parking: No
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.
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Villagio Ristorante - Basildon reviews from OpenTable diners
63 reviews since 31 October 2013
Average Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambience3.9
    Value3.8
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (29)pre/post theatre (19)group bookings (17)business meals (16)romance (16)fit for foodies (12)outstanding value (12)good vegetarian options (11)child friendly (10)brunch (8)disabled access (7)sunday lunch (7)outdoor eating (4)afternoon tea (2)Show More
  • Service was terrible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 20/10/2014
    Food was amazing service was terrible. There was about Four other tables so not very busy . We were left long periods of time without drinks .
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    fit for foodies, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really enjoyed it
    Sarahls
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    Went here for a meal with my boyfriend before cinema, service was good, friendly staff, didn't have a long wait for food, food was lovely, so compliments to the chefs outback :)
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    brunch, business meals, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • excellent all round
    BrillFood
    Dined on 19/9/2014
    Everything about this restaurant is excellent, great service very prompt and most important the staff are friendly! everything is well maintained, organised and clean. they use the space well fitting in a good amount of tables without making it to cramped. Then onto the food, by far the best Italian restaurant I've been to. My starter main and desert was delicious, not a fault in anything. My friends also thought the same. I recommended this restaurant straight away to anyone who asked how it was. I will 100% be coming back again.
    Special Features:
    business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good as usual
    Bedders29
    Dined on 25/8/2014
    Nice atmosphere, not too noisy, but light background music was acceptable. Gave me the chance to catch up with friends, in a comfortable area.
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    special occasions
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  • Beautiful food
    Tru4you
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food was beautiful and although mire expensive it was worth the money one of the nicest Italians we have visited and if you have a cinema ticket you get discount staff were very friendly and knowledgeable
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    brunch, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another lovely evening
    Tinkabelle
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Came we a group of friends, two of whom hadn't visited before. We all had a lovely evening. Food and service were great, as usual.
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    group bookings
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  • Ok .
    vaundale
    Dined on 25/7/2014
    Not great, but not bad. Run of the mill chain restaurant. Pizza was better than the pasta.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A family meal
    Tinkabelle
    Dined on 18/7/2014
    Five of us enjoyed a family meal, each choosing a different option from the menu. Everyone was very happy with their choice and there was also some taste testing.
    Special Features:
    business meals, group bookings, outstanding value, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Villago
    Snoopy
    Dined on 18/7/2014
    At last a lovely Italian restarant on our doorstep
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    group bookings, outstanding value, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Anniversary Dinner!
    AnnieFoodieLovie
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    My husband and I had a wonderful anniversary dinner at Villagio. The food was gorgeous and really good value for money - I would certainly recommend this restaurant to family and friends.
    Special Features:
    business meals, child friendly, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Shelley
    Dined on 25/5/2014
    Food was bland and the tomato and fed onion salad was very over priced for what it was
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    outdoor eating
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  • Robin
    Robin
    Dined on 17/5/2014
    I have been to villagio in basildon several times In small groups and larger and with a small child All are well catered for. The staff are polite and friendly. I am not vegiterian but my daughter is and has enjoyed meals there Many thanks
    Special Features:
    child friendly, disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • top class
    colin136
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    this has for me got to be the best place to eat out in basildon at the moment they cant do much to improve it
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, child friendly, disabled access, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely atmosphere -welcoming staff
    Celebrations
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    It can be a bit pricey for everyday eating but the food was lovely, served by very friendly staff who couldn't do enough for us but weren't over powering.. Loved all the meals last night. 5 of us dining and the conversation flowed because the ambience was good and the tables were set with enough room apart that you do not become a part of other peoples conversations. I dined here a few days ago, just 2 of us and had a beautiful trout for my main meal but thought the starters was a bit dry. But the service was also really good then.. I would recommend to anyone
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    good vegetarian options, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would
    Hannahp
    Dined on 19/4/2014
    A good restaurant with excellent service and lovely food. It was only slightly let down by the ambience, there is no music played and it is a very loud venue. The chicken Milanese was delicious though.
    Special Features:
    good vegetarian options, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day
    Riley
    Dined on 29/3/2014
    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.
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    special occasions
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  • Good Italian food in Basildon
    Roytheboy
    Dined on 23/3/2014
    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!
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    business meals, child friendly, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Villagio restaurant, Basildon
    Aggie
    Dined on 16/3/2014
    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..............
    Special Features:
    disabled access, outstanding value, Sunday lunch, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice food, good service
    Josie
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    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.
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    disabled access, child friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food, prompt service,
    Grace
    Dined on 28/2/2014
    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!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Dining
    familydining
    Dined on 28/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, special occasions, child friendly
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  • Dining Experience
    Gastro
    Dined on 27/2/2014
    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.
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    pre/post theatre
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  • Villagiolicious!
    Jake52
    Dined on 26/2/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, special occasions, good vegetarian options, brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Makeover/photoshot
    Sean63
    Dined on 19/2/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    business meals, disabled access, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, brunch, outstanding value, Sunday lunch, afternoon tea, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than cinema
    Paulo
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    business meals, child friendly, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st Visit
    Fussyfeeders
    Dined on 31/1/2014
    Welcoming front of house Rather cramped tables Very friendly helpful waitresses Good Menu Excellent bottle of Merlot Enjoyable experience
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    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable evening
    friends
    Dined on 24/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Villagio Basildon
    Trilogy
    Dined on 24/1/2014
    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?
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    brunch, pre/post theatre
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  • I won't be coming here again!
    BobbyG
    Dined on 18/1/2014
    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.
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  • Could not fault the evening
    BNICOLA
    Dined on 16/1/2014
    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.
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    business meals, fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Value
    Bedders29
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    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.
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    special occasions, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    happyhammer
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The food was just fantastic , very reasonably priced too. Will definitely return .
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SERVICE WITH A CHARM
    clooneynicholson
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    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.
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    business meals, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st Time Visiting Basildon
    satisfiedseniors
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    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.
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    special occasions, group bookings, brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First visit to Villagio and
    Terry
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    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.
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    romance, special occasions, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good night out
    Clairetig
    Dined on 28/12/2013
    another great meal looked after by a attentive staff
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    romance, special occasions, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal
    ash4711
    Dined on 13/12/2013
    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.
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  • would visit again
    Nomeo19VIP
    Dined on 26/11/2013
    Nice food, good value when used with cinema ticket 20% discount promotion. Cheesy garlic bread was lush! would go again
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  • A pleasant surprise
    Bouff
    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.
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  • Excellent service!
    Treacle
    Dined on 23/11/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, special occasions, outdoor eating, fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.