Adelaide’s Parkside has long been a destination for fans of Italian and Indian food, but with the addition of Villa 77 to the are those who pine for paella, find that tapas tickles their fancy, and in general like to say si to Spanish have a place that they’ll find satisfying and then some. Housed in a gorgeous converted house down the Parkside stretch of Unley Road – unmissable with its colourful banners strung outside – this Spanish tapas restaurant and sangria bar is one hot tamale. Reservations recommended.
Villa 77 flings wide its door down Unley Road in the Adelaide suburb of Parkside from 5pm Tuesdays through Thursdays and a little earlier, for lunch and dinner, at noon on Friday and the weekend. An authentic Spanish tapas restaurant and sangria bar, Villa 77 is perfect for any kind of occasion, whether you’re after casual drinks and nibbles with a gaggle of friends or a full Andalusian feast. Plus. this is one Adelaide restaurant that is capable of catering to all kinds of dietary restrictions, whether you need gluten-free, vegetarian or vegan dishes.
Perhaps the most popular item among Villa 77 regulars are the delicious, generous Spanish paella for two or four people. Seafood, chicken, vegetarian, or mixed paella are all available and a mouth-watering way to experience Spanish cuisine in a social setting. Make sure you order some sangria as accompaniment and, with the prep time for these lavish dishes being a little longer than the usual, order some tapas to tide you over – patatas bravas, smoked paprika chicken wings with Spanish tomato sauce, homemade chorizo, fresh South Australian squid. Don’t forget to see if you can catch some live flamenco next time you head to Villa 77’s Parkside, Adelaide premises.
The food is very good, service prompt and the ambience of the place will make me return in the future and try other foods in the menu.