By reporter Steven Smalley
A new restaurant called The Villa, located in the old Rudy’s Place location (3656 34th Ave. W.), is opening the doors for the first time Tuesday (June 11) with little fanfare. New restaurants don’t have insects, but they invariably have bugs. Owner Stefan Petrov hopes for a few customers to give the new place a spin, but doesn’t need the throngs to overwhelm a new crew or the kitchen.
Without taking notes, Magnolia Voice got a sneak peek into the new digs and a quick word with the owner. A glance at the freshly printed menu showed Italian entrées, salads, and appetizers that all sounded delicious – if delicious makes a sound. There were pasta dishes, a vegetarian entrée or two, antipasti, and old favorites such as Veal Scallopini and Clams Linguine.
Bar Happy Hour with mixed drinks, beer and wine 4-6PM. Dinner served 5-11PM. Open later Friday and Saturday nights. That’s it for now. Bon appétit.