2601 East 10th St
Greenville, NC 27858
(252) 689-6005

Villa Verde’s Chickpea Soup is vegan comfort food

  If you need a cup of comfort, a hearty and warm soup that fills you up and soothes you, Villa Verde has just the thing: Chickpea Soup. This creamy, delicious soup is packed with nutrients and is sure to give your body a boost. And it’s vegan and gluten-free! Chickpeas — also known as […]

Seafood Paella is a Villa Verde specialty

Paella is a classic Spanish dish  of rice cooked with shellfish.   Seafood Paella A Spanish-inspired dish with our secret Dominican seasonings. Shrimp, calamari, mussels, lobster, peppers, onions, peas and maduros. A must-try item that will keep you coming back for more. For 1 guest // 21.95 For 2 guests // 39.99 For 3 guests […]

Villa Verde’s pinto beans have a Caribbean twist

Villa Verde’s beans are a classic Caribbean side dish that’s served with the Dominican restaurant’s entrees . “They are amazing,” owner Yordanys Bastardo says. “They are very popular.” Pinto beans are a staple in the Southern United States as well as the Caribbean, but each region prepares the beans differently. Greenville residents may be familiar […]

Villa Verde Empanadas are a tasty turnover treat

If you’ve ever eaten an American apple turnover, you know the concept of a Latin American empanada. Now think about that flaky pastry filled with a hearty meat mixture or warm savory melted cheese — that’s basically a Villa Verde empanada. They’re tasty little half-moon shaped pies that are easy to eat for breakfast, lunch […]

The secret’s out: Villa Verde has a secret menu

If you’re a “foodie” — or just someone who eats out regularly — you may be aware that many restaurants have “secret menus”: fare that isn’t on the regular menu that the kitchen can whip up for you if you ask. Well, Villa Verde has a secret menu. So now it’s not a secret any […]

Got milk? Tres Leches Cake has three of them!

Tres Leches Cake — Spanish for Three Milks Cake — is the moistest cake you ever will put in your mouth! Light and airy golden sponge cake is soaked with a mixture of three types of milk: evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk and heavy cream. It’s not soggy and heavy — it’s heavenly! And it […]

Kids have a special menu at Villa Verde

The kids’menu at Villa Verde — for young guests age 10 and under — includes some great choices for $5.99 or less. Specially selected kid-friendly fare for youngsters includes: * 1 taco (chicken, steak or pork) served with rice and beans, $4.99; * Chips and nacho cheese, $3.25; * Grilled chicken strips served with rice […]

Villa Verde has a new TV commercial

A team from WITN-TV recently came to Villa Verde to film the restaurant’s new 60-second commercial, and a couple of other advertising spots. Here are some behind the scenes photos of the filming. Follow the Facebook page for Villa Verde Dominican Restaurant in Greenville, NC for specials and updates.

Weekday lunch menu is ready in 12 minutes — or it’s free!

Villa Verde knows you’re busy — but you still deserve a hot lunch. So the Greenville Dominican restaurant is offering a 12-Minute Lunch Menu, available from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, beginning March 12. The menu includes Caribbean specialties that are some of the restaurant’s most popular dishes. Oh, and if you don’t get your meal […]

Villa Verde’s fried cheese will make you smile

Want a Villa Verde appetizer that’s sure to make your taste buds happy? Just say cheese! Order some Queso Frito — fried cheese — with guava sauce. Queso Frito is made with a white, salty cheese that has a high melting point. The cheese is cut into cubes and pan fried to give it a […]

Celebrate DR Independence Day on Feb. 27 with Sancocho

Dominicans love to celebrate — and the entire month of February is one big party known as Carnaval! Carnaval is the most important cultural season of the year in the Dominican Republic. It’s celebrated for six weekends — not just the days preceding Lent — in every major city and province. Giant street parades, concerts […]

To try Dominican treats, pick a Picadera platter

One of the highlights of the new menu at Villa Verde is Picadera Familiar — an appetizer sampler meant for the whole family to share. The platter includes some of our favorite Dominican snack specialties: * Tostones — Sliced green plaintains, deep fried with a hint of salt. * Chicarron de Pollo — Juicy pieces […]

Special couples dinner planned for Valentine’s Day at Villa Verde

Villa Verde is offering a fixed-price Valentine’s Day menu for two from 5-10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14. Couples may choose two entrees and one bottle of red or white wine from the Villa Verde wine list, along with one appetizer and one dessert to share. Three outstanding special entrees will be offered to choose from: […]

Cuban Sandwich is a Villa Verde best seller

How many Cuban Sandwiches has Villa Verde sold? A billion? Well, not yet — but it’s been a part of the menu since the beginning and it remains one of the Dominican restaurant’s most popular items. It’s made with our famous, fall-off-the-bone pork shoulder that’s roasted for 14 hours, a slice of juicy ham, Swiss […]

Grilled chicken salad is a healthy feast

  A grilled chicken salad at Villa Verde is a hearty and healthy entree. It combines the best of both worlds: a cool nutritious salad and a hot  meal that fills you up without weighing you down! The star is the chicken strips, which are seasoned and then grilled with bell peppers and onions. The […]

Get to know a plate of Yaroa!

French fries are good, but they’re just potatoes. Villa Verde’s Yaroa takes them to a whole new level! The Dominican version of loaded American chili cheese fries, Yaroa (pronounced JA-row-a) is popular as a late night snack served from food trucks on the streets of Santiago, Dominican Republic. And Villa Verde’s Greenville, NC, customers have […]

Asopao is a bowl of Dominican warmth

The weather outside is frightful, but Villa Verde’s Asopao is so delightful! What’s Asopao? It’s a traditional Dominican gumbo-style stew that’s the perfect food for this frigid weather. Rice, onions, green peppers and red peppers are combined in a tomatoey broth with authentic spices. The serving temperature is hot, but the spice level is mild. […]

New menu for 2018!

A new year deserves a new menu, and here at Villa Verde we’ve unveiled a lineup of dishes we’re proud to serve Greenville in 2018. Of course, we kept our best sellers: The Pernil Plate, Cuban Sandwich, Mofongo and 3-pound Nachos. And thanks to popular demand, the Yaroa is still on the menu. But we’ve […]

Go bananas: Try these plantain dishes at Villa Verde

Plantains — also called cooking bananas — are a food staple in the Dominican Republic. Although they’re related to the sweet tropical bananas most Americans are familiar with, plantains usually are cooked before they’re eaten. And you’ll find them prepared in a variety of ways at Villa Verde. Plantains are a starchy fruit with a […]

Join us for our holiday party Dec. 11!

Villa Verde Dominican restaurant is throwing a holiday tree-trimming party from 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11 — and everyone’s invited. Owner Jay Bastardo bought a huge live Fraser fir tree from the North Carolina mountains — and it’s so big it won’t fit inside! So he’s set it up outdoors, in front of the restaurant […]

A tale of two cities: Greenville and Villa Verde

Jay Bastardo and his wife Eridania named their restaurant Villa Verde — which means “Greenville” in Spanish — as a tribute to their hometown in the Dominican Republic AND their adopted hometown of Greenville, NC. How are the two towns similar? Villa Verde is located on the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean. It’s not […]