There isn’t a story here to be found, not at least in my research. The founder, Michele “Michael” Scotto came from Italy with some Italian pizza recipes and opened a store in New York City (next to the Ed Sullivan Theater). I’m sure there is a story in there somewhere with Villa Italian Kitchen or with Michael, but that was all I could find in my research.
General Restaurant Information
Food Type: Italian & Pizza
Restaurant Type: Fast Food
U.S. Locations: 220
States: 39 states, Villa Italian Kitchen Locations
Company Slogan: New York Original Since 1964
Contact & Ownership
Questions: Contact Information
Phone number: 973-285-4800
Email: Contact Form Only
FAQ Page: No
Who Owns Villa Italian Kitchen? Villa Enterprise Management
Headquartered: Morristown, NJ
Employment: Villa Italian Kitchen Employment Page
The History of Villa Fresh
Original Location: Next door to the CBS/Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway, New York, NY
Founded: June 12, 1972
Founded: September 17, 1964
Name Origin: Villa means house; the house of pizza
History Page: Company History Page
Current View of Original Location: Coming Soon
Pizza Hall of Fame (pizzahalloffame.com)
Discounts At Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen
Rewards Program: Villa Fresh currently has an eClub for rewards and discounts. Check their page for current information and promotions. Also, make sure and check out our Rewards Program Page for links to all restaurants featured on Back of the Menu.
Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen & Related Items on Amazon
Food & Nutrition
Kids Menu: No kids menu offered
Most Popular Menu Item: Pepperoni Pizza
Coke or Pepsi: Pepsi
Serve Alcohol: No
Nutritional Information: Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen Nutrition Guide
Vegetarian | Vegan Options: There were no internal or external resources found.
Clean Eating (farm to table, organic options, non-GMO, etc): No resources found.
Allergen Information: Their website has no information on allergens.
Gluten Free Options: No resources found
Dairy Free Options: No resources found, but the following may be helpful to you.
Restaurant Guide For Dairy-Free Dining (godairyfree.org)
Peanut Free Options: No resources found, but the following may be helpful to you.
Food Allergy Guides For Many Chain Restaurants (verywellhealth.com)
Ways to Eliminate Risks of Peanut Allergy When Dining Out (healthguidance.org)
Does Villa Italian Kitchen Have Any Secret Recipes?
Zuppa Toscana (allrecipes.com)
Fettuccine Alfredo (allrecipes.com)
Did You Know?
Fun Facts: Sadly, no fun facts were found.
Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen Opens in a Hurry on Florida Turnpike (qsrmagazine.com)
Pumpkin Spice Pizza Is A Thing Now Whether You Wanted It Or Not (thrillist.com)
Villa Fresh Italian & Related Items on Amazon
For an alphabetical listing of all our restaurants, go to our Restaurants Page.
With over 200 locations and having celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2014, the chain must be doing something right, but I can’t find it. There is no personality or story to their company; it merely screams fast food pizza chain. The customer reviews don’t speak a lot to the chain either with an average of 2.81/5 or 56%. Even their Facebook followers are only giving them 76%. As far as it relates to discounts, there is no appeal there either. Also one of the very few chains researched that has no mention of charity work or involvement. One of the most disappointing chains we’ve investigated thus far. If you were at a mall and craving pizza, I guess they could be an option. Otherwise, I’ll pass.