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.
A Stuffed Pie Is the Standout at One of NYC’s Best Pizzerias BrooklynBrooklyn is the true homeland of pizza. It offers the broadest range of styles, fuels, and toppings, and in Brooklyn,... read more
La Villa is probably my favorite restaurant in my neighborhood! I used to eat from La Villa in Park Slope... read more
They have the best Mac and cheese! It's probably the best I ever ate actually. It's just that good, it's... read more
This place is beautifully, clean and modern. I love the how it's laid out and still reminds me of Italy.... 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
Come to La Villa if you're looking for a high quality slice made fresh daily with high quality ingredients! You... read more
While visiting family in Brooklyn, my family and I couldn't pass up a slice of world famous Brooklyn pizza. ... read more
Have been coming to La VIlla for quite a while now - mostly the one in park slope... but this... read more
So good. Even bigger portions than the Howard Beach location. Same great flavors. Love all the La Villa locations. Service... read more
This is a hidden gem with an amazing grandma slice and delicious baked clams. This pizza has the one of... read more
Solid Italian meal every time. Staff is friendly. Clean environment. Fresh food that tastes great every time I'm here.
This place is so delicious! The pizza is amazing with its fresh, authentic ingredients! It's PERFECT!! Also, the bread they... read more
The best! I love them. I just ordered tonight, got a buffalo mozzarella pie. It was so good. Get from... read more
I had the pleasure of meeting the owner and she extended the invitation to visit the restaurant
I picked the... read more
Love this place!! There pasta is sooo good! You walk in & the atmosphere feels like your in Italy! Live... read more
Our favorite neighborhood pizza joint. Been coming for years, and the margarita pizza never disappoints. The crust is delicious, crispy... read more