Villa Verde, Rockwell Green, Wellington, Somerset

Rural Somerset might be the last place you’d expect to find an authentic Italian restaurant, but here it is, just a few miles from Wellington. Villa Verde opened early in 2022, and is family run; the setting is elegant-modern, and the food is excellent, cooked to traditional recipes that have been passed down through the generations, given an original modern twist by the creative chefs who work here.

The menu, as you’d expect, features pasta, risotto, pizzas, meat and fish dishes, and salads. How’s about Fettucine con Salmone (smoked salmon, cherry tomatoes, garlic and white wine in a pink sauce), Risotto alla Gorgonzola dolce (Arborio rice with fresh pear and Gorgonzola dolce, finished with walnuts and a touch of garlic on Parmesan, a classic Margherita pizza, or Angello Brasato (slow cooked lamb shank with smooth mashed potato, vegetables and Valpolicella red wine jus)? Sounds delicious, and according to reviews, it is.

Add to that a relaxed and informal ambience, and very attentive staff and it’s easy to see why Villa Verde is fast gaining itself a very good reputation for miles around. They’re happy to accommodate big groups, but book ahead of course.

Open: Mon-Sat 12.00-3.00 pm and 5.00 pm-10.00 pm,    Sun 12.00-9.00 pm
T: 01823 802498                 All information correct at the time of writing

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