Villagio Restaurant

360 San Lorenzo Ave.
Coral Gables, FL 33146


  • Daily 11:30am-11pm
  • $$$
  • Wheelchair accessible, Banquet Facilities, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Metered Parking, Valet Parking
  • Reservations Required, Reservations Accepted
Can a sprawling suburban temple built to entertain the joys of rabid consumerism really be home to a moderately priced Italian restaurant with the sensibilities of an authentic Tuscan trattoria? Actually yes, if the restaurant is Villagio. Working in a big space (300 seats) off a big menu, chef Francisco Ramirez carefully executes dishes whose focal point is flavor and not flash. Succulent rock shrimp with plump cannellini beans, arugula, radicchio, and tomatoes tossed in a mild balsamic dressing is as delightful as it is elemental. A sizable veal chop thinly pounded and topped with a lusty melange of roasted potatoes, artichoke hearts and radicchio is even better. The tiramisu is perhaps a little heavy on the mascarpone but delicious nonetheless.

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