About Villa de Flora at Gaylord Palms Resort
We welcome you into the magnificent Villa de Flora, a Mediterranean marketplace. Our chefs have created a feast for the senses, making this one of the most popular restaurants of its kind in the state of Florida. Chefs stationed at six markets invite you to sample their culinary creations, including a seasonal market-inspired menu with entrees from the Mediterranean.
In addition, the staff has an impeccable eye for hospitality, from the minute you enter until your warm send-off. This epicurean dance begins with a “market tour” and explanation of the day’s offerings, generously displayed in each station. A delectable wine list is offered, including the restaurant’s famed sangria.
Sunday Brunch is an additional treat, named Critic’s Choice for Best Brunch by the Orlando Sentinel.
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Daily: 6:30am - 10:30am; Sunday Brunch: 12:00pm - 2:30pm; Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Self and valet parking available
Private Party Facilities:
Villa de Flora offers four distinct private and semi-private locations for group dining. The Main Patio is located directly under the atrium offering a beautiful view of the St. Augustine Fort. The Key West Section is designed to resemble an old world mansion. The area overlooks our colorful Key West lagoon. Additionally, there is the St. Augustine Patio, a semi-private dining room adjacent to the buffet. For private dining, our Pineapple Room can accommodate groups of up to 40 guests.
Private Party Contact:
Restaurant Sales: 4075862353x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
Villa de Flora at Gaylord Palms Resort Ratings and Reviews
We attended the Ford Convention activiti ...
We attended the Ford Convention activities the weekend of July 14--16th. We did sign up to go the the Ford banquet in advance because I've been having bad back problems so wan't sure we'd even get to go at all to the convention. But we felt well so we decided and excited about replacing that meal at your restaurant. We had high expectations as we had been once before. Trust me, it exceeded what we had experienced eating years ago!!! It's now become one of my top restaurants! Best buffet ever!!
as an old time fan of villa de flora an ...
as an old time fan of villa de flora and native of Orlando,it is quite heart breaking to see how much this restaurant has degraded and lost their quality.they used to be the best buffet in Orlando,now the food is simply disgusting!!!,lettuce in the salad was so old and mushy,looked like 2 days old salad.the salmon had a funny smell to it.I did not even dare to try their shrimp.humus tasted so old.just terrible....health department should inspect this restaurant.
I have eaten at Villa de Flora for dinne ...
I have eaten at Villa de Flora for dinner, which was amazing. Brunch did not disappoint us in the least. There was so much to choose from and all choices were delicious. The staff took care of our needs and the omelet station cooks were so friendly!!! A must do if you stay at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando for dinner or brunch!!!
Great dinner and service by Kathleen !!! ...
Great dinner and service by Kathleen !!!! The selection of food was fantastic !! Great presentation of food and our service was outstanding ! I made reservations for 6:30 and was greeted by your awesome staff and we were seated immediately. My family whom I dined with loved the food and service . We live close by and have been here plenty of times and will always continue to dine here ! Thank you !!
Decided to bring my family here to celeb ...
Decided to bring my family here to celebrate Father's Day. Since we know the reputation of the hotel, we expected that the Father's Day brunch would be a place that would be memorable for both the atmosphere and food. The atmosphere was nice however our meal was very disappointing. The selection did not seem complementary of each other; the Cajan food/rice was cold, crawfish shells hard to open and the red snapper was very dry. Most of the staff walking around looking anxious for patrons to leave, as if they themselves were not happy to be there. Dessert - with the exception of the ice cream was also disappointing; the key lime pastry was dry, the chocolate flan tasted like a paste and the biscotti bread was hard. Overall we left quite disappointed as we had our hopes set very high that this would be a place to return. Our server was pleasant and gave us a 25% coupon for our next meal there, but my family and I were not impressed. Sorry to say, but our experience there was disappointing.
We have been to this restaurant several ...
We have been to this restaurant several years for Fathers's Day. The food was not near as good this year as previous years. Except for desserts, the selection of food and the quality was not good. The service and ambiance was great, but except for desserts, the food was just not good.
We have enjoyed a number of meals at thi ...
We have enjoyed a number of meals at this restaurant, have taken a number of family members in the past who are planning to visit when they are next in Florida. This restaurant never disappoints and as a definite when we visit Florida
My husband and I were disappointed in th ...
My husband and I were disappointed in this restaurant. Our server was very nice and attentive and the ambiance was quiet during an early morning Friday breakfast. However we were very disappointed with the price that we paid for the food and the quality that was given in the buffet. We thought that the price of the food and the quality of the food did not match. We compared our experience at this restaurant with a similar experience at an Embassy Suites. The Embassy Suites buffet was very similar but the food was moderately better and the price is always included with the price of the room. So we would choose that instead of paying over $50.00 for just two people to eat breakfast. We were also disappointed that this was the only breakfast restaurant opened at the time, which did not allow us much choice when it came to eating breakfast at your hotel.
Came back for breakfast for a group of 6 ...
Came back for breakfast for a group of 6 and had a great meal but was surprised to see an additional fee of About 25% for a large party fee.... This was an additional fee PLUS the buffet cost and automatic gratuity cost. I didn't mind the buffet cost or the gratuity charge, but on top of that another fee because I had 6 people?? Would have been nice to know the fees and costs and fine print before hand but I didn't see any postings regarding costs.
Wonderful selection of food for a fair p ...
Wonderful selection of food for a fair price. We paid $36.50 per person for dinner buffet and it was a very fair price for the location and selection. Beautiful sitting area. Loved it! Would have been nice to know the price before hand though, I was only able to find the price for breakfast and brunch from others who provided feedback; I may have missed the dinner prices posted some where but I don't remember seeing it on the website or in my hotel information pamphlets.
Our server, Cathy fantastic! The seafood ...
Our server, Cathy fantastic! The seafood offerings and the cold foods were good but the other hot foods and desserts sadly, missed the mark. The hot foods like the potato au and the penne pasta were all very bland. All in all though it was a great and my and I have been with the service. Thank you all so much!
A great Mother's Day brunch
This was a great experience for Mothers Day brunch the menu had some more to it than normal but really did not warrant the extra charge. We would usually pay $44 for the Sunday brunch but we had to pay $75 per head for Mothers Day .
Cost to high for what is available. Not ...
Cost to high for what is available. Not nearly as pleasing as previous times. Restaurant almost empty. Not enough for young children. Didn't even have the ceasar salad that they have had in the past. Most likely we will look elsewhere. Used to enjoy the brunch on special occasions because environment was pleasant.
Our waiter was very good. It seemed he really wasn't happy with some changes there.
bait and switch
when making reservations for mother's day lunch, we told $40 per person, but when we reached the place it was $75 per adult and $32 for children under 12. this did not include even a glass of mimosa!! very deceptive practice. will never go again, nor recommend to anyone. btw, the food was also sub-par. better options with transparent pricing available in central florida.
We have gone to this restaurant several ...
We have gone to this restaurant several times a year for many years. In fact we had our daughter's wedding there. This time the selection was poor and there wa little for entrees for those who eat no red meat. The vegetables were over salted. Much of the food was dry. The dessert table was under par. Additionally the price of $75 per adult and $40 for our granddaughter who was under 2 years was outrageous. I love this hotel resort but it is unlikely that we will dine there again.
I booked a table for 4 guests for a family get together Sunday lunch and we were really looking forward to our visit. We have dined there before and knew what to expect. So it came as a big surprise to find our server was not as attentive as I'd have liked and then we had to pay a very large surcharge for a large party, when in fact there was only 4 of us came as a shock, my bill came to over $300 dollars plus the tip,which has took the edge off our visit.
Very Nice Brunch
This restaurant has a great atmosphere and very good food for their brunch. Can add bottomless mimosas for a reasonable fee to your brunch cost. The atmosphere is AWESOME and the food is very good. They have many food options to choose from so there is something here for everyone. Service was outstanding as well. We will return to enjoy this brunch again.
Best place ever
We ate breakfast and dinner here and we couldn't say enough good things about it. The food was hot and fresh and all delicious. The waitress Sophia was excellent highly recommend asking for her. The value far exceeded what I had expected and even dessert was great. I would say the only downfall is beverages are not included in the buffet so when you have juice and coffee at breakfast be ready to pay for both. If your in the area or staying at Gaylord you shouldn't miss this buffet. I'm a picky eater and loved everything they had.
My husband and I went for the Sunday brunch. We were promptly seated and our drink orders taken. The breakfast buffet was bountiful ranging from salads, biscuits, shrimp, paella, prime rib, pork loin, bacon, an omelet and pasta station, desserts, etc. Our used plates were quickly removed and despite trying to eat slowly and just savor the repast we were stuffed. The atrium area is a lush tropical waterfalls area offering sites of koi, alligators, local game fish. Yes, it was a bit pricey but is worth it as a splurge.
It is a truly dining experience, not to be missed every time we come to Florida. We especially like the range of food available, the ability to take only the bits we liked, only as much or as little as we liked, and the fact that everything is not smothered in sauces we may not like. We had a table in a quieter corner and appreciated the space between tables, so we didn't feel squashed nor did we feel we were intruding on neighbouring diners. We also had to cancel a previous booking following Mrs Sim's serious accident and the online system made this very easy, especially as we live in Scotland.
Sunday Brunch Very Enjoyable, Beautiful Hotel
We took our 10 year old Grandson and his Mom to the Sunday Brunch and our expectations were pleasantly surpassed, I had read some negative reviews so I have to be honest we were wary. We are originally from South Fl. and would frequently take our kids to some famous Sunday brunch venues down there...Breakers, Fountain Blue....we are living in central now and wanted to continue the tradition, the food was fresh, there was a nice variety, could have had some more seafood but for the price you can't beat it. Only issue was the prime rib and desert station was intermittently manned. Our server was terrific. We strolled through the Hotel grounds after which was very beautiful. We will be back and bring the whole family next time. Thank You
Extensive buffet, well done, marginal deserts
You can't beat the surroundings, as the hotel is exceptional. Very good service. The deserts on the Sunday brunch were old and dry, not very good at all - and for the price, they should have been decadent. A bit pricey for a regular place, but nice as a treat or for a special occasion. You'll leave very satisfied overall. We travel from Tampa to enjoy the Buffet for special occasions. It's a nice way to spend a Sunday.
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