This area is so beautiful; it is majestic and exactly where you would want to be if you lived in the Nashville area. The house is so amazing, perfect for a large family. There are many celebrities that live in Brentwood. This Italian restaurant is a hidden gem. Many folk’s do not know about it, but the food is really worth a trip whenever you live or are coming from.
The owner is Anna Amico and her son George is the Chef, it truly is a family affair. Mt server Charley was wonderful, she was charming and did a great job getting my food to me super fast. Anna’s son and daughter in law do a great job managing their social media. Their family restaurant business originally started in Brooklyn New York called Amico’s.
Here’s what I tried:
During Covid their take out orders were huge, they did more business then, their busiest time ever. Many restaurants could not survive during this time, but Villalba maintained its great food and satisfied their very loyal customer base.
Most of their repeat business is from word of mouth. They don’t advertise, mostly locals.
There have been some celebrity sightings, some are not being able to discuss, however a recent sightings was the Property Brothers, I heard that they loved their experience.
Insalata Villalba, with Artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, cherry tomatoes, roasted mushrooms with a fresh spring mix, and our house Italian dressing. This is a huge salad, healthy and fresh, really terrific.
Gamberi Pizza, with Shrimp, garlic, tomato sauce, mozzarella, and fresh basil. Their pizzas are amazing, lots of topping and a delicate crust, really fantastic.
Villalba Pizza, with Italian sausage, prosciutto, mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, and bell peppers, is a very traditional pizza, the meats are hearty and the sauce is just perfect.
Bruschetta Di Pomodori, fresh roma tomatoes, fresh garlic, fresh basil, extra virgin olive oil, and balsamic reduction, served over their Italian bread. These are large pieces of lovely Italian bread with lots of cubed tomatoes and the balsamic is drizzled like a piece of art.
Mussels Villalba, with mussels steamed in a nice marinara and white wine sauce. The sauce is so incredible, and there are lots and lots of fresh mussels, I just loved this dish.
Meatballs, their signature meatballs in marinara, topped with mozzarella and Parmesan and baked in the oven. The meatballs have big bold flavor and are super tender, a great start to my wonderful dinner.
Italian Spinach Artichoke, with spinach, artichoke, garlic, and creamy cheese sauce with garlic butter toast. Be careful, this is so rich and good, but you want to save room for the rest of your meal.
Toscana Salmone, salmon in a creamy garlic butter Tuscan sauce with spinach, sun dried tomatoes and basil. Served with penne or vegetables. This is a dish that I would order every time. The salmon is fresh, and is cooked to perfection, the pasta is equally astonishing.
Lobster Ravioli, with pink tomato. This is a dish that has resonated with all of their customers and you can understand why. It does have a bit of a kick, but it’s very worth the spice.
Fettuccine Con Pesto, is made with rich and creamy basil sauce with pine nuts. I love a good pesto, having been to Italy this is a fine art, and this pesto fettuccine does not disappoint.
Italian Cheese Cake, it is creamy, delicate, a true winner.
Limon Cello Mascarpone, layered lemon cake with white chocolate shavings. This was my favorite dessert; I just love anything with lemon.
Villalba Italian Restaurant
It’s really a find, the food is scrumptious and you really feel like you are at home. I was so happy to be able to try this super delectable food.
Villalba Italian Restaurant
15568 Old Hickory Blvd,
Nashville, TN 37211