Villarina’s Pasta & Fine Foods

Apr 13, 2015 1063

Housed in a small pad site at Old Tarlton Center, Villarina's Pasta & Fine Foods offers Westlake shoppers everything they need to quickly put an Italian meal on the table—take-and-bake pasta, bread, sauces and soups. Owner and New York native John Imperial said the Villarina's style of food is "immigrant Italian."

A resident of Austin since 1982, he said he decided to bring this type of food to the area when he realized he was bingeing on it during visits home. Many of Villarina's customers are Austinites who have moved from other cities—such as Miami, Philadelphia, Boston or Chicago—and are looking for the Old World Italian food they enjoyed back home, Imperial said.

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