A pre-Thanksgiving, escape-the-kitchen meal found Villa Barone in top form. Our waiter was superb.
Lasagna is apparently made on the spot, to order, garnished with a pair of excellent meatballs and a well-spiced patty of Italian sausage that tastes homemade.
A shrimp appetizer special featured shrimp cooked not a moment too long, with tomatoes, pungent olives, and plenty of butter sauce that we were told would be a little spicy. It was not, but we enjoyed cleaning the plate with bites of warm bread.
Fried calamari was the first less than stellar food we’ve had at Villa Barone. The squid was utterly flavorless. This is not unusual in restaurants, but the good stuff, rare as it may be, has a pleasant taste of the sea. Gotta give them credit, though: there were plenty of tentacles, our favorite part of the squid.
We love the warm freshly baked pizza dough rolls.
38 Robbinsville Allentown Road
Robbinsville NJ 08691
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Villa Barone is an unobtrusive neighborhood restaurant at the end of a strip mall off 130.