Villa Palma At The Village

Looking for an upscale dinner to cap off a day at the beach? Once you’ve washed off the salt and sunscreen, head over to Villa Palma restaurant, located at 11 Riverside Drive, and enjoy some authentic Italian cuisine. Chef Peppe Mazzella, originally from Naples, Italy, brings a taste of Italy to the Florida coast. The original Villa Palma location, located in Indialantic, is a well established local favorite. Now, Peppe’s son Frank will be taking the reins at the Villa Palma’s new location in Cocoa Village.


When you arrive, take a seat and enjoy the view – Villa Palma’s cozy dining room overlooks the water, so you can enjoy dinner with a view. Start your dining experience with the calamari – lightly breaded and fried, this starter isn’t overpowered by the breading, so the fresh calamari and homemade fra diavolo sauce can shine. While you nosh on your appetizer, enjoy one of Villa Palma’s signature cocktails, like the Italian Margarita. These cleverly designed drinks are fun new twists on classic favorites.


Seafood and pasta dominate this menu, but there’s plenty here for the meat-eater at heart. The Filet Mignon Peppino is a signature dish at Villa Palma, created by Chef Peppe and passed on to Chef Frank. These tender beef tips in spicy cherry pepper gravy are a favorite of regular visitors to this restaurant. If you’re in the mood for seafood, try the Cioppino – a variety of seafoods sauteed in your choice of sauce. This delicious dish feels right at home at this waterfront location.


Try your best to save room for dessert, because the homemade chocolate mousse is light, fluffy, and incredibly satisfying. When you’re done, enjoy a walk along the scenic waterfront right across the road. Make sure you visit this restaurant early in your visit to the Space Coast, because you might just decide you need to come back for another visit before you leave