[I would like to introduce a new segment- Good Foods, I will be reviewing restaurants that I believe need a shout out- Today I will be reviewing La villa the Italian restaurant in Russellville, Arkansas.]
It was Valentines day, and I had no plans, no reservations, only Google could help me that night. I didn’t want any McDonalds, or Burger King; not even Colton’s Steakhouse could be good enough. So, I pulled up all the restaurants in the Russellville area. One name caught my attention, and it seemed to offer everything I desired in a restaurant. La Villa didn’t seem like another worn out franchise branded restaurant, no it was something else. This restaurant was close to campus and had calamari! and that was enough to bring me in. I of course read the online reviews before i went and saw that a large majority of the people that had went there loved it (http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/75/1598694/restaurant/Arkansas/La-VillaRussellville)
Upon arrival, I heard two Italian cooks screaming at each other(in Italian) while one was walking out the back door to the food storage, and I thought to myself, “my god I did it! I found an authentic Italian restaurant!”. We walked through the viney entrance and opened the door, as expected on a valentine’s day night it was packed. The waitress greeted us and found us proper seating at a booth. The waitress handed us our menu’s and was quick to order our drinks. I opened the menu and ordered my beloved calamari as an appetizer. I remembered how some of the reviews about this restaurant complained that the waitresses were below average on their job skills, but that was not the case here. The waitresses were quick on their feet and handled their customers with fast service, and before I even noticed the calamari was sitting on our table and the waitress was ready to take our order for our main course. My girlfriend ordered the Sea Food Diavolo, and I was in the mood for Fettuccine Alfredo, while we waited for our food we started on our calamari and bread rolls. The fried calamari was amazing, and so was the marinara sauce that came with it. I highly recommend that if you do go to this venue order this item, because by the time you finish it(depending on how hungry you are)your meal will be out, at least that was the case for us.
Our waitress brought out our “Portata Principale”(main course) the strong aroma of this incredible food tantalized me, it was so good, but there was too much to eat in one sitting. You really get what you pay for at La Villa, not only did I eat more than my fill of good Italian food, I also had some to take home. The Alfredo has always kind of been my favorite meal, and La villa made did a commendable job on their fettuccine Alfredo. My girlfriend’s plate of Seafood Diavolo smelled amazing, and I even got a bite, it tasted top drawer and kind of made me jealous that i didn’t order it, I also highly recommend this plate as well ,probably over the Alfredo!
Overall I enjoyed my experience at La villa, whether it be Valentines Day or Any other night of the year, La Villa is perfect for a date night. Good service and fast food at a reasonable price(compared to other Italian restaurants i have been to.) and the waitresses were not at all like how some reviews put it “The worst thing about the restaurant”. They never skipped a beat and were always on task and nice. So if you are ever in Russellville and you have no idea where to eat, you can always try La Villa! –