In order to tell the story of how La Villa came to be in 1982 properly, we must go back three decades before. In 1955 my Uncle, Gino Branchinelli opened the family’s first Pizzeria on 5th avenue and Bay ridge. He along with my Other Uncle, Antonio opened more locations around Brooklyn and in 1960 opened Gino’s Italian Ices on 39th street as well. In the late 60’s My Father Benito joined my uncle at his current location in Long Beach, Long Island which opened in 1962. After 14 years there, my Father decided to leave Long Beach.
The award-winning culinary team at La Villa has established the resort as a world-class culinary destination. Their knowledge and experience of worldly flavors and distinctive culinary techniques, has garnered numerous raves from discerning publications, including Food & Wine, Esquire and Wine Spectator. Most recently, the restaurant was awarded the coveted Mobil 5-Star for culinary excellence.
La Villa and I are practically best friends. No, seriously. I grew up going to the La Villa location in... read more
Solid Italian meal every time. Staff is friendly. Clean environment. Fresh food that tastes great every time I'm here.
Love this place! I've only been to the Mill Basin location but the food is amazing. I would recommend the... read more
Amazing service! Pizza out of this world and the rice balls wow! Everything on the menu is amazing you can't... read more
This is the best pizza place around, I don't care what anyone else tells you! Some of the other food... read more
Absolutely my favorite restaurant of all time. Can't fail with anything you order. Calzones and any pasta dish are the... read more
The best place in this area! People are always nice. Stopping by just to get their coffee! Always good and... read more
This place is so delicious! The pizza is amazing with its fresh, authentic ingredients! It's PERFECT!! Also, the bread they... read more
Best pizza place in the area. I order here all the time. I always get the bufala margherita and it... read more
Tried this new location last night. It did not disappoint . Great food and great service. Def going back to... read more
Great bagels, good price ,my Sunday morning go toI love bagels and themuffins are delicious There's a nice seating area... read more
Amazing customer service. My order was slightly messed up and they replaced it free of charge. Have been going here... read more
The staff is competent and friendly and warm; the food is excellent and the environment is modern and nice.This is... read more
I am beyond impressed with La Villa's pizza and the house salad I had yesterday. I know, a house salad... read more
The place is so good The tomato sauce is so good Can't stop eating this food Eggplant Parm delicious Balsamic... read more