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.
I went here recently for my girlfriends graduation luncheon, it was six us. The place is very clean... read more
This is a hidden gem with an amazing grandma slice and delicious baked clams. This pizza has the one of... 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
I've been ordering from La Villa for over 9 years. The food is always excellent. There is another... read more
Love this place!! There pasta is sooo good! You walk in & the atmosphere feels like your in Italy! Live... read more
Another Masterpiece at LaVilla! The Nutella calzone ...filled with homemade sweet ricotta cheese and Nutella sprinkled with cocoa and powdered sugar!
So good. Even bigger portions than the Howard Beach location. Same great flavors. Love all the La Villa locations. Service... read more
Its gratuitous baked onion strips are delicious and addictive. We particularly like its Focaccia Della Nonna (Grandma pizza)---the wood fired... read more
Food was amazing. Everything from salad to pasta to desert. No complaints at all. Only negative is the service was... read more
Amazing and always good as usual. Staff, food, and service are A1. It's very family like and home feel
La Villa is probably my favorite restaurant in my neighborhood! I used to eat from La Villa in Park Slope... read more
Guys, hubby and I wanted some good Italian...therefore we decided to stay in the neighborhood and went out to try... read more
Being from Long Island, I have high standards for bagels. Standards met here! Classic tougher outside texture, soft fluffy... read more
Love this place! I've only been to the Mill Basin location but the food is amazing. I would recommend the... read more
To start.. this is one of the very few places, if not the only that uses real deal grated cheese,... read more