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
Breakfast with Charlie Brown & Friends
Nov. 18–23, 25-27 ; Dec. 2-4, 9-11, 16-18, 21-31 ; Jan. 1
8:00am - 10:30am
$32 per adult | $21.99 per child (4-12 years of age)
$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, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Villa de Flora at Gaylord Palms Resort Ratings and Reviews
We have eaten at this location on numero ...
We have eaten at this location on numerous occasions and have never been disappointed--until this time. We brought another couple to share the date with and
the service was terrible. We had to ask who our waiter was after sitting there for 10 minutes and being ignored. Finally, another waiter came and took our drink order but said they were not our waitress and they would find out who it was. Another 10 minutes later and someone finally came. We asked for a child booster seat..and she forgot. We had to remind her after waiting and waiting. This was the worst experience we have had at Villa de Flora and disappointing for our first time guests.
As usual the fluff was great, but the se ...
As usual the fluff was great, but the server was terrible. He did not give us a wine list, but he did the other table and he took forever to bring the check even after he was signaled buy another server that we were ready for the check. I have been to villa flora many times but I think it's time for a break.
We ate here with 2 other couples and thi ...
We ate here with 2 other couples and this was their first time visiting the Gaylord Palms. We all stayed over night with the ice package and everyone had a great time. I booked breakfast the next day & they loved the food choices and the character breakfast with Charlie Brown was great. We were all 6 adults but still have the kid in us. Our waitress was so sweet & was always prompt on re filling our waters. The food was great with so many choices. Great place for breakfast for the whole family....
We went to have breakfast with Charlie B ...
We went to have breakfast with Charlie Brown. He has just passed out table as we were seated so we met with Lucy and ate breakfast. We had to wait 15 minutes after finishing breakfast for Charlie Brown to come back. Unfortunately Snoopy didn't arrive until later that morning, a fact that I wish I had known prior to booking our reservation. I'm glad they offer this new experience but as someone that's been to character dining many times, the handlers need to do better at making sure they follow the same path and not skip guests.
Food was delicious, as expected for the price point.
Poorly managed. Reservations were at 9:3 ...
Poorly managed. Reservations were at 9:30 and waited in a thirty minute line with others who had reservation. Finally reached hostess and she took the name of three other people who had not waited the line before acknowledging my presence. All to dine with Charlie Brown characters who appear one at a time and then go to the Alpine village and see Charlie and Snoopy, together, for free. Also, forgot to mention that as we went to get our plates of food because breakfast was closing soon, they were seating another party at our table.
Staff is very friendly and helpful! Food ...
Staff is very friendly and helpful! Food options were good. It would be more helpful if the food labels started if it was gluten free, dairy free, vegan, vegetarian, nut free, soy free. Even though the chef will come out and walk you through and tell you it would be nice if it was labeled.
This was our second time there, and just ...
This was our second time there, and just like the first, the food was excellent. This is a buffet, but the food quality feels more like grandma made it just for you. Comfortable seats, and attractive decor. Ask for a quiet table if you're there for a date...
I enjoyed it a little more than my wife. ...
I enjoyed it a little more than my wife. I don't think it was that great, just okay. we've been there a few times already, was thinking about going Christmas Eve, and maybe staying the night, but with the price of the room, can't believe we still have to pay for parking, and the price of the buffet, we'll probably not go.
Their breakfast buffet is delicious. The ...
Their breakfast buffet is delicious. They have so much to choose from: fresh fruit, made to order omelettes, biscuits & gravy, fresh waffles/pancakes, pastries, frittatas, sausage/bacon... I could go on. The service is always friendly and good. We indulge every time we stay at the resort.
We didn't know our party of 7 would have ...
We didn't know our party of 7 would have a gratuity automatically added. To add $10 per bill for a buffet was ridiculous! We had 3 separate bills for the table so ended up paying $30 more for a buffet. We served ourselves and didn't even order alcohol. Not good.
We love going to Villa de Flora when the ...
We love going to Villa de Flora when they are open for lunch. The food is delicious and the ambience is wonderful. The service is always good. There are, however, two complaints that I have:
They used to include non-alcoholic drinks as part of the meal. This has changed and I did not know it. So when we recently went and I treated for five adults I spent $28 for non-alcoholic drinks alone (coffee, hot chocolates, soft drinks, juice, chocolate milk - they charged $4.00 per drink that I thought was part of our meal ). I did not say anything as it was a special occasion, but I left feeling frustrated.
We only like to go for lunch when it is open during the weekday since it is less expensive than dinner or a weekend brunch. My complaint is that they are hardly ever open for lunch and it is hit or miss.
Arrived in plenty of time for our 6.30pm ...
Arrived in plenty of time for our 6.30pm reservation and were told they only had tables in the public area. We were shown to a table in the far corner of public area which we refused. We were told would have to wait for 30-40 minutes for an alternative table.
When I complained they miraculously found a table for us.
Not impressed and will not be going back.
Reservation made well in advance yet the ...
Reservation made well in advance yet they had us seated in the worst area. There was plenty of large tables that remained unoccupied in other areas but weren't willing to relocate us. (There were children running around in better area so it wasn't the fact we had 10 adults, 4 children, & 2 toddlers.) Spent over $1K. Food wasn't anything better than a regular buffet. The only plus was the dessert - very good & nice selection. We were told beer & wine was included. However, when we arrived, the restaurant manager said we had to pay in advance to receive that. I made the reservations & I can promise I was never told that part. We had over $2k in our room rate alone, that would not have been a big deal to prepay buffet to include the beverage deal. Very disappointed but I let it go being Thanksgiving. Otherwise would have walked away & enjoyed steak & lobsters down the road for 1/2 the price.
The night before, we had dinner at Moor restaurant which was very good & fun atmosphere. Waiter was humorous & very professional. Staff very accommodating with our large party. Next time, will eat there again & definitely avoid Villa de Flora's buffet.
Very nice place to go to for special occ ...
Very nice place to go to for special occasions or Sunday brunch. Food is good and there is a nice variety. It is doable for a vegetarian, but really does need a little more to offer. The Atrium in the Gaylord is very beautiful and gives the restaurant a nice ambiance.
We went for the Thanksgiving brunch. Was ...
We went for the Thanksgiving brunch. Was disappointed to see the shrimp in the shrimp display was not even deveined. I have never seen a peel and eat shrimp display where that has happened. Also at the Turkey carving station it took me asking three different times to get a cut of white meat instead of dark. Our server Oscar was WONDERFUL though and really made the difference for us. Large selection of food as well.
We have been here at least 6 times, onc ...
We have been here at least 6 times, once for brunch and the rest for dinner. It is a buffet, but the food is always fresh and delicious. Even the fish is not overcooked. The variety is wonderful. We really love going here. It is in the atrium area of the Gaylord Palm Resort, so you feel like you are dining outside. We are never disappointed when we go there.
We visit this restaurant every time we a ...
We visit this restaurant every time we are in Orlando as we love their Sunday Brunch buffet. There is a huge array of very varied and tasty dishes and one never feels rushed. The wait staff are attentive and friendly.
Excellent place to dine. Our waiter (fo ...
Excellent place to dine. Our waiter (forgot name) he was the best. Really great food. Enjoyed so much. The different islands were great. All of us ate a little to much but what the heck it was my birthday. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. The salad was fresh, the desserts, oh my.
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