Brooklyn >Restaurants > La Villa Pizzeria
2615th Ave, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1121540.668167 -73.980065
Neighborhoods: Park Slope
Decent food, OVERPRICED, bad service... and a DELIVERY CHARGE!!! – Not happy with them, at all. While the food is decent, the staff is impatient and rude, and the pizzas are expensive. To top it off, they charge for delivery.
I urge everyone reading this, to boycott La Villa until they stop adding a delivery charge. If we let this establishment get away with that, others will follow suit.
SUPER WOOD BURNING PIZZA!! – we started ordering the pizzas for delivery a few years ago and always loved the margherita and sicilian style grandma... but when we ate it for the first time at the restaurant , well... it was that much better! Cool staff and nice atmosphere.. also Adam the bartender makes an awsome espresso!
Great Italian Food – La Villa has one of the best scicilian pizzas i have ever had. Also, try the Linguine in white whine clam sauce
Eat At Your Own RISK!!!! – My husband and I have been to La Villa in Mill Basin several times...and loved it! Their salad pizza is my ultimate guilt-free favorite thing to eat there.
Anyway...that was in the past.
We noticed they had another location in Park Slope, Brooklyn and decided to go try it out...I was in the mood for pizza, sans the guilt, so I ordered a “small pizza insalata”...mmmmm!
My hubby got a chicken cutlet Parm hero. That was it, no appetizers, no drinks, we drank water.
Our orders arrived; I took the first bite of my pizza and savored it...delish!!!
My next bite could have potentially been my last.
Now in all honesty finding a insect, fly, etc...Any type of insect would have been disgusting and gross...however, it wouldn't have caused physical or bodily harm.
As I began chewing my 2nd bite of insalata pizza, I felt something hard when I bit down. My immediate thought was it had to be an olive pit (since there were black olives in the salad). I was chewing and the food was starting to go down my throat...but at the same time I was trying to get my food back up (sorry to be so gross). I think a feeling of panic and anxiety set in when whatever was in my mouth was going down my throat...I started choking and spitting up my food to get it out!
Still anticipating it to be an olive pit...No!!! I discovered it was a heavy duty staple/metal clamp!!!!!!
I instantly called the waiter and showed him what I almost choked to death on....he said "Oh I will be right back"
We waited about 3-4 mins before he came back and said "I am sorry...we will make you another one!"
I told him “I don't want another one!!!”
“I want to show the manager or owner what I could of died of or had internal bleeding or ruptured my intestines from!!!!”
Again after waiting another 3-4 mins and about to just walk out the door…the "manager" came...seeming very unconcerned or bothered by the fact.
He didn't even say SORRY...just "so what seems to be the problem here...?"
WHAT SEEMS TO BE THE PROBLEM...that's how you approach the situation????
I said "THE PROBLEM IS THAT I COULD OF SWALLOWED THAT METAL CLAMP...STAPLE...THAT WAS IN MY SALAD!!!"
He responds by saying...
"Oh... well, it happens, it must have come from the crate where the lettuce was shipped in...I guess it wasn't washed well, I will take it off the bill and make you a new one to take home"
First, I do not want to take your pizza home so that I could god forbid find something else in it, and choke in the comfort of my own home.
Second, I cant believe he said I will take it off the bill...do you think I am paying for anything at this point...or the uneaten hero...my husband was now scared to eat anything from there!
The mere fact that this "manager" was so unsympathetic and didn't even say sorry is disheartening.
I explained to him, that we have been to the other location several times and how delicious their food is...he just responded by shrugging his shoulders saying "Oh well, the salad must not have been washed that good"
Everyone that I have been telling this story to keeps insisting that I have a law suit on my hands.
I don't want their money, I just want to spread the word about their "staple" pizza and if you do decide to go and eat there to proceed with caution and to thoroughly and meticulously inspect every morsel of food before it enters your mouth!
Italian Food Factory Feel – Great appetizers, great pizza, but the main dishes are really lacking. I got a meat sauce with no meat, and a very bland sauce. The restaurant feels more like a chain restaurant rather than an authentic Italian place.
Aunt Suzie's is right next door... I recommend taking a few steps down the block for much more authentic food and atmosphere.
Best Pasta I have had i awhile... – The Pasta dishes were very large and tasted great. I am looking forward to going back very soon to try the pizza.
Nothing special. – I just took my Manhattanite friends here for lunch. I wanted to show off my new neighborhood, just moved to Park Slope. Walked by here before, looked nice, menu looked great so we gave it a try. At 3 in the afternoon there were about 4 tables occupied but the service was so slow. They didn't refill drinks unless asked and it seemed like forever for them to take our order. Food was good. Probably won't go back unless someone I am with really wants to go, otherwise won't suggest.
Great Deep Dish pizzas and comfort food soups – We order from La Villa all the time, and they have excellent deep dish pizzas and soups, with great prices. I can't say the atmosphere is amazing, but it's a neighborhood spot where people can bring their kids. Recommended!
AWESOME... – I don't know what is wrong with the other people who reviewed this restaurant. The garlic bread and foccaccia is great...not "wonderbreadish." My Italian great-aunt enjoys eating there and at any other Italian restaurant she claims she can "make it better." But not at La Villa. Also...please explain how the decor is "garrish??" It is a warm inviting restaurant with good service and great food. I guess the other people who made reviews would prefer a cheesy fake marble, columns decor with waitresses with so much hairspray that they need to avoid an open flame.
Yummy Garlic Bread and Marinated Chicken – Pizza is great, the bread is delicious, the marinated chicken they have on their salad/s is juicy and delicious. I often order take-out from there and it never fails to satisfy. A neighborhood staple.
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