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(Covid Update Dec 2021 – in business) Villa Rosa used to be one of my favorite Italian restaurants in the area. Executive Chef Vito Acconi (son of the founder) has been slowly but steadily moving the menu and prices more upscale. The food is good, maybe even a little more adventurous than it used to be, but it’s no longer the bargain it once was. I find myself eating there less often than I used to.
Villa Rosa was one of those strip mall restaurants with a pizza parlor in front and a “fine dining” establishment in the back. A decade or so ago, they took over the storefront next door to provide an even larger restaurant dining room, and provide a greater level of separation between the two establishments. Family operated since 1984, the staff is friendly and customer oriented. You can order pizza in the restaurant, a useful option if your kids don’t like more exotic Italian fare.
Yes, it’s Ewing, but other than Trentini’s, there’s no alternative in Trenton proper which provides informal dining, consistently good food, and BYOB. So it’s still a great place if you want to eat a good Italian meal, especially if you’re headed out late, live on the west side, and especially if you BYOB.
While the base menu is pretty “standard” for Italian restaurants in this area, the pasta options are more diverse than many local menus, and there are usually specials which can be quite interesting.