Converted from the old compound of River Valley Primary School, LaVilla is a Mediterranean grill and bar that feels more like a rustic retreat than a restaurant just minutes away from Orchard Road. Stepping into this venture from the restaurateurs behind Senso Ristorante, your first impression will be one of spaciousness. And no wonder, because La Villa stretches out over 2,000 square feet, flowing from its indoor dining area and a bar into a large alfresco patio and garden. While modernised, its interiors retain the clean lines and simplicity of the former space.
The star attraction here is clearly the alfresco dining and the open-concept grill station, where you can watch chefs fire up a wide selection of grilled meats and seafood which changes with the seasons. Aside from the grill, the restaurant also offers wood-fired pizzas, pastas and desserts.