La Villa Danshui – A Sublime Italian by the River

La Villa Danshui is a classy Italian located in Danshui, at the end of the red line.

La Villa Danshui
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Sitting in a prime location next to the Danshui river, it’s a large restaurant with two floors and some outdoor seating that offers beautiful views of the river.

La Villa Danshui

You can order a main course on it’s own or as part of a set for an extra NT$100. This will come with soup, bread, dessert and a drink.

They have pasta/risotto mains, while also serving meat and fish dishes, although it’s the former I would recommend. I’ve tried the Pan Fried Short-rib with Black Pepper Sauce and in truth, it was nothing special.

La Villa Danshui

The pasta and risotto dishes however are excellent. The Linguine Shrimp, Asparagus, Garlic with White Wine Sauce, with fresh pasta is delicious.

La Villa Danshui

The Saffron Risotto with Seafood is a rich bowl of al dente risotto still firm to the bite, with shrimp and clams.

La Villa Danshui

Also on the menu are salads, soups and other appetisers. One of the best and most refined salads I’ve tried in Taipei is the Salmon Marinated with Ginger and Orange. A beautiful looking plate that was fresh and light.

La Villa Danshui

Their Mozzarella Sticks, Caesar Salad with Parma Ham and Mixed Salad and are also worthy of a mention.

One thing we’ve yet to try are La Villa Danshui’s afternoon tea set. Judging by the pictures we’ve seen they do look good, although you must have a sweet tooth as there isn’t a savoury bite in sight.

The drinks menu is varied, with coffees, teas, milkshakes, juices, smoothies, sodas and beers, plus an extensive wine list.

La Villa Danshui

La Villa Danshui is in a prime spot to enjoy the amazing sunset in Danshui while relaxing with a high quality meal and great service. Probably the most well located restaurant in Taipei.

Menu

La Villa Danshui Menu
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Pros

  • Great setting with outdoor seating available
  • Pasta and salads are superb

Cons

  • Very far from Taipei city, only really an option if you’re in Danshui

Price: $$$

Level of English: Good (English on menu)

Traveller Tips

They have set menus available that offer soup, bread, desserts and selected drinks for only NT$100 extra.

Location

Closest MRT: Danshui Station (end of red line – exit 1)

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