Villa-O Had a Fire Last Weekend and Now It’s Closed for Renovations

Firetruck outside Villa-O (photo by Elizabeth Lavin)

Our photographer Elizabeth Lavin just happened to be in the neighborhood on Saturday when she caught this fire at Villa-O on her iPhone. After trying to reach someone at Villa-O over the weekend, someone from corporate finally told us there was a (supposedly) teeny tiny fire over the weekend, and Villa-O will be closed for the rest of the week due to renovations. She didn’t tell us how the fire happened or how big it was, afraid that we’d leak a story that’d freak people out and have them wondering if it was the Second Coming. The restaurant is telling everyone it’s closed this week and will probably open this coming Monday.

Jump for a glimpse of this small fire.

The "small" fire


  • JB – Villa-O Fan

    Some friends and I stopped by there on Sunday for brunch and learned about the fire. They were cleaning it up so we were nosy and checked it out. It was a hood fire in the kitchen. The place didn’t have a heavy fire, smoky smell nor did there appear to be any dining area damage. They served potential diners complimentary mimosas, water and juice as they (and we) tried to re-route our guests to another location. We are just glad it wasn’t a big fire because they have a great brunch and we want to get back in there soon.

  • Pasta Lover

    Yum Yum…happy to report that I just made reservations for dinner tonight at my fav spot. Villa-O is open for business.