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820 N. Davis St. Send to Phone

Dinner Wed.-Sat.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED LaVilla Grill Restaurant Review

: LaVilla Grill is like the supper clubs of the seventies with a funky décor, art-covered walls and a regular clientele where it seems as though everybody knows everybody else. And if owner Virgil Woodard has anything to do with it, no doubt you’ll leave feeling the same way. For the last 25 years, Woodard has worked all over the country as a chef and restaurant consultant, and when he began plans to open his own place, he took the best from other restaurants and incorporated them into his own plan. As he says, the menu is a roadmap of his life, showcasing all his favorites. The result is a collection of over 185 different entrées that he will eventually experiment with and serve at LaVilla, keeping only those that pass with flying colors. So far, the shrimp Audrey, with its Cajun cream sauce, sun-dried tomatoes, artichokes, tasso pork, crawfish, and Woodard’s own special blend of seasonings, seems as if it’s on the menu to stay. Another customer favorite is the grouper breaded with roasted almonds and breadcrumbs and baked in a seafood sauce. There’s also the popular shrimp Creole and steak Diane. For dessert, homemade cheesecakes by Evelyn are the rage with the mango version being the house special.


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