Rose Villa Restaurant

368 Portage Lakes Dr, Akron OH 44319
$ Italian Top 10 Recommended New Editor's Pick

The Rose Villa Restaurant was established in 1928 in the heart of scenic Portage Lakes, between Akron and Canton, Ohio. From the beginning, it quickly became famous for its fresh lake perch dinners. This tasty local tradition expanded in 1974 when Domenic and Anna Fana purchased the restaurant and renamed it Domenic’s Rose Villa. Today, while still famous for our fresh pike dinners, we’re even more popular for our fine Italian cuisine, fresh seafood, excellent steaks, and freshly baked homemade pies. We pride ourselves in using the finest available products, expertly prepared, for your ultimate dining pleasure. Anna continues to create our signature pasta sauce, meatballs, desserts and more, running the day-to-day operations together with her son Domenic, daughters Linda and Rita, and an impressive, welcoming staff. Be our guest. Feel like part of the family. We look forward to meeting you! Kitchen Hours of Operation Monday thru Saturday 11:00am – 10:00pm Sunday 11:00 – 8:00pm

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 368 Portage Lakes Dr, Akron OH 44319
  • Cross Street: South Main Street
  • Location: Summit County
  • Cuisine: Italian | Pasta | Seafood | Steak |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Available
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Private Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 330-644-5522
  • Features: Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout Available, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Special Occasion,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
All Day - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday
All Day - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday
All Day - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday
All Day - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday
All Day - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday
All Day - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.66 out of 5 stars based on 190 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 26, 2022
Natalie E.
We enjoyed ourselves to the fullest! The bar decor was nostalgic & its history was shown. Our bartender/server was very pleasant and made our time there so comfortable! The food was delicious! We had the fried green tomatoes for an appetizer. Our main entrees were gnocchi and walleye. They came with a healthy salad (dark greens, beets, etc.) and homemade bread. We took chocolate and banana cream pie home for dessert. Yum!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 09, 2022
Thomas C.
Service was, like always, phenomenal and the food even better! Always look forward going there and the cleanliness is second to none. The best value and experience in the area!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 25, 2022
Jeff S.
Domenic's Rose Villa has become our go-to restaurant. Came with 5 of us. 2 were from Kent and neve rhad been there. They loved it. Liked all the fish selections and thought their salads and meals were excellent...and the service was 5-star.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 06, 2022
Cindy F.
Excellent service and food!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 24, 2022
Tony C.
Been coming here for 13 years ever since moving to the Lakes. We were very good customers to Dontino's but no longer. We do miss seeing Anna and have never met the new owners. We only come in now a couple/few times a month. I will say the service is much better in the main dining room than it is in the "sun room".

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 20, 2021
Becky P.
Server was excellent!!!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 15, 2021
Lisa C.
Our bartender/server always takes care of us when we come in for lunch through the week. This time we came with a larger party and she still took very good care of us. We appreciate her!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 24, 2021
Gary C.
Rose Villa is a go to place when you want to relax, have a casual meal without spending a lot. Food is consistently good and the service is the friendliest!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 31, 2021
Toni N.
Excellent all the way around!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Jan 03, 2021
Patrick H.
Food and service was great! The place could use some remodeling, everything seems worn out. Price was great too!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 18, 2020
Michele B.
Amazing food and service!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 17, 2020
Shirley G.
My family and I were very pleased with our whole experience..thank you..

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 28, 2020
Teresa M.
Outstanding service and selection. Our meal was a delicious. Will definitely recommend

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 25, 2020
Mary Ann S.
I am definitely going back. I am recommending this restaurant to everyone.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 23, 2020
Shannon N.
Delicious as usual

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 27, 2020
Fred T.
Great food. Will definitely return.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 4/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 18, 2021
Leann J.
Party of 6. Most enjoyed their meal. Couple said it was alright but would come back and try something else. Was a bit loud and hard to socialize. Overall enjoyed our evening and would come back again.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 11, 2021
Jim G.
Great old classic restaurant. Service was great and the food was priced right and very tasty. Will come back again.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 7/10
Mar 28, 2021
Rod W.
Our dinner and service was very good however my martini was not good. I should have asked for e refund for it.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 8/10
Feb 20, 2021
Tina T.
Great service and food. Table was not well lit..darker and difficult to see menu.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jan 19, 2022
keith c.
The bad, they didn't seem to know we had a reservation. Steak ordered rare was clearly well done. Some food was just warm, need better timing on getting all orders done together. Service fine, politeness fine, value fine. Definitely would return to try other menu items which look interesting. Oh calamari was fantastic!!

Overall: 7/10
Food: 4/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 5/10
Jul 26, 2021
Andrea L.
The lake perch was questionable if not was lake perch. Dry and Freezer burned. Friendly staff. Pies were good. Will not get lake perch again,