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May 12, 2007 05:53 AM

The Villa, Wayland

I remember going to this red sauce place with my family in the '80s. In the past couple years, I have driven by a few times and while it look like the place is still open, there is never anyone there. I'm probably going by at off times, but is it still open? Is it good?

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  1. it is still excellent,but old and tired.It does fill up at nite.

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    1. re: lobster lover

      The Villa is what it is and still has a strong following of locals. Like JJ McKay's, it also won't cost you a day's pay, as in The Coach Grille, Nothing at all wrong with the Coach but it's just two different niches.

    2. Thanks! I'm going to try it, a blast from the past.

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      1. re: Kat

        I recently moved back to Cochituate, (Wayland) Mass. after being gone almost 30 years. I ate at the Villa the other day and I was pleasantly suprised. I have been to Luigi's in Wayland a few times since I moved back, and I really enjoyed it. I have had their mushroom risotto, with scallops and shrimp in a lobster sauce. I really enjoyed it. But the other night when I went to the Villa, I had the veal saltimbocca, and I thought that it was really good. The service was friendly and it wasn't busy at all. I have been to JJ McKays a couple of times and I thought that it was mediocre at best.

      2. You might want to ask on the Boston board and see what they think. My parents live in Natick and we often end up getting takeout from there when we visit, and frankly I'm not wild about it (I too have fond memories of bubbly lasagnas in the 80s, but maybe it just doesn't travel well?)