Villa Christina is a jewel of an experience, tucked away near a cluster of condos just south of Perimeter Mall. It is the only three-story, stacked-stone Italian villa in Atlanta and is surrounded by professionally landscaped rose gardens, meandering streams and majestic waterfalls.
Villa Christina has remained a favorite Atlanta wedding location for years with ballrooms overlooking their beautiful gardens and their gorgeous outdoor wedding pavilion. During the week, it is a popular place for business meetings or lunch dates. Anytime of the week, it is a great escape into a lush getaway to enjoy fine dining in a cozy, European atmosphere.
Café Christina is located just inside the entrance of Villa Christina and reminiscent of a family-owned Italian bakery, with its large wood-burning oven, glass showcases filled with tasty items like tiramisu and handcrafted Italian marble floors.
The restaurant’s dining area is spacious and inviting, with lots of natural light coming from the spectacular garden view looking out to the outdoor terrace. It offers a more contemporary vista of elaborate glasswork, iron accents and an arresting ceiling mural that spans the center of the dining room.
I’ve enjoyed lunch at Villa Christina on several occasions and am always impressed with the freshness and quality of ingredients. The service is excellent and features a very knowledgeable wait staff. Having sampled a number of items off the lunch menu, everything I tasted was delicious and well prepared.
Lunch entrees include such delicacies as Pignoli Crusted Chilean Sea Bass, Chicken and Fusilli Pasta and Seared Yellowfin Tuna Carpaccio, to name a few. Dinner entrees include Filetto di Manzo (Grilled Filet Mignon), Costola di Vitello (Grilled Veal Porterhouse) and Agnello Osso Bucco (Braised Lamb Shank), among other favorites.
During the summer, Villa Christina presents their annual Summer Jazz Series, which showcases some of the finest talents in classic and contemporary jazz. Guests can bring blankets or lawn chairs and relax with some cool jazz while dining al fresco on a warm summer day. I can’t think of a better way to enjoy good food, music and drinks.
Villa Christina is located at 4000 Summit Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30319. For more information, visit VillaChristina.com or call 404.303.0133.
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