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Reviewed 10 August 2021

My wife and I raced into the restaurant very close to closing. The staff were EXCEPTIONALLY welcoming and gracious enough to feed us. They did not have to be so accommodating. I cannot overstate how grateful we were. The food was also incredible. We had...the daily special and were floored with how good the meal was. Let's just be honest and say that the food here is always delicious. If you have the chance to swing by Villa Maria, definitely do yourself a favour and eat here. Just a note, perhaps avoid coming in at closing time. ;)More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 4 December 2020

Remember going to Villa Maria in Calgary and experiencing the best in food and friendly service. Now, having Villa Maria in Carstairs and going there over the past year for amazing meals and experience has been a delight. We had to unfortunately cancel our much...looked forward to Christmas party this year, however, Danny is preparing some amazing Italian lunch items and deserts to send over to our office in the next week so we can treat the staff that are still in the office a nice luncheon and we will still be able to support such a great local business! Thanks Danny and Maria! Gord and TracieMore

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 23 November 2020

I have never been disappointed by the service or food, an absolute go to restaurant. Always great for some light fun and the food cannot be beat! I am always to busy enjoying friends, atmosphere and food when here so no picture available (sorry) BUT...I promise you will not be disappointed by this delightful couple in small town Alberta.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 5 September 2020 via mobile

Tried Villa Maria for the first time today for lunch and we were definitely pleased with our choice. My husband had their pasta special (seafood) and I had a chicken Caesar salad. Very good quality and large portions. The coffee was Outstanding!! We will definitely...be back to try other dishes. The owners are so nice and friendly, exactly what you Like in a local restaurant.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 1 August 2020

$40 for a 1 highball, a couple of appeys and a pasta meal with store bought pasta! I had some dish with zucchini, sausage and onion - greasy as hell, hardly any sauce or what there was for a sauce was so oily- i guess...from the sausage. the pasta wasn't home made or at least it sure didn't look or taste homemade. Didn't even get a piece of garlic toast with the meal...not worth my money for sure.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 14 July 2020

I am from Italian background, lived in Italy and had the opportunity to eat in the restaurant last week. It is amazing! the quality of Maria's food and the hospitality of Danny is so rare in Canada and I wish they could be located closer...to where I live. Told my in laws who live there that they are super lucky to have that in their small town! The antipasti were succulent, and the veal superb! Liked the variation of the traditional Tiramisu as well! well done!!More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 14 March 2020

We wanted to support a local restaurant and came across this hidden gem. Top notch service, atmosphere was amazing and the food was amazing! Excellent in every way. Thank you Danny and Maria. ❤️

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 21 December 2019 via mobile

Danny and Maria never fail to put on a wonderful meal. Were there for my wife’s birthday. We ate frequently at their restaurant in Calgary and were delighted to find they reopened in Carstairs. We both had the seafood platter which included soup salad and...pasta. The platter had calamari, muscles, clams, prawns and salmon. The meal was completed with coffee and Brûlée’s. Danny’s banter and attention makes you feel very welcomed.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 12 November 2019

We are SO very lucky to have the world's best Italian restaurant right here in our little town. We have eaten there on several occasions and I can't say enough about Danny and Maria and their stellar cuisine and fine dining. They have daily specials,...bruschetta night, tapas night and seafood night all featuring Maria's made-from-scratch delicious creations. A private room that will seat up to 8 diners is also available. Maria hosts cooking classes when she shares her talent and recipes. Their dessert menu is extremely extensive and equally fabulous. Simply put it is the best there is.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 7 November 2019

We have now dined in this restruant 3 times. Always great Italian food. I like to order from the daily specials to try something new. Never dissapointed. Last time I had tomato soup before my meal. Excellent, best I've ever had! It can be busy...sometimes so you may want reservations. Very good desserts with lots of choices.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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18 June 2018|
Response from Glenda B | Reviewed this property |
I am not the owner. I submitted a review of this restaurant when it was just new.
12 June 2018|
Response from Glenda B | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant may but I did not post a menu. Authentic Italian food, pasta choices with various meats and sauces available.
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Villa Maria Ristorante Italiano is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4