Nestled in the heart of Henry is the Italian Villa, a local staple that has been offering its customers a variety of tasty dishes for many years, and definitely worth a visit.
The Italian Villa is open from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. from Tuesday to Thursday and from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
With recently completed renovations and a long history of serving hungry local customers, this “pizzeria” offers so much more than that.
Italian Villa’s menu features fresh, homemade pizzas, a wide variety of tasty entrees, specialty sandwiches, salads and fan-favorite tacos.
During my visit to the Italian Villa, my guests and I started with orders of fried pickle chips ($6), mozzarella sticks ($6), and cheese fries ($5.50).
The pickle chips were crispy and served with a side of ranch. They were also available in a spicy flavor, but we opted to stick with the original side.
The fries were hot and fresh, and the mozzarella sticks were definitely something that would bring me back again and again. These served as the perfect opener to what would become a great follow-up.
We ordered a large pepperoni pizza ($16.50) to share between us. The pizza was really fresh and handmade, as a look around the back of the shop showed the owners were constantly stretching and making the dough.
The sauce was incredibly flavorful and the pizza was topped with a hearty helping of pepperoni and just the right amount of mozzarella cheese. This was all baked on a crispy pastry which all together created a wonderful pie.
Besides the traditional pizza, we also tasted a delicious pocket pizza ($9.50). This specialty had everything great about the original item, but completely wrapped in a pocket of dough and large enough to make up an entire meal.
Wanting to get a full feel for the wide menu, we enjoyed a few orders of tacos ($7.50) which were very tasty and truly one of a kind.
The tacos were made in an almost Italian way with perfectly crispy shells made from the restaurant’s pizza dough. These tacos were served with a delicious taco sauce which, when drizzled over the food, was definitely a fan favorite.
To top it all off, we also ordered an Italian beef sandwich ($8). The sandwich was great and served with a side of peppers to go with it. It was flavorful and had just the right amount of meat to fill his bun without becoming a mess on the plate.
Having tried what Italian Villa has to offer, it’s no surprise that this restaurant has been around for a long time and is truly a staple in Henry’s town.
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WHAT: Italian Villa
OR: 414 E. Park Row Street, Henry
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