Winner of many appetites in Midlothian
When Villa Italiana owner Al and Mukades Elmazi opened their first Midlothian restaurant in the spring of 1994, the two decided to bring a little bit of Italy to Midlothian.
Most nights you’ll find Mrs. Al greeting guests out front and Chef Al supervising the busy kitchen. As for Venice, the two are planning a 25th wedding anniversary trip for next spring.
Every business has a beginning, and this is where you talk about yours. People want to know what opportunity you saw or how your passion led to the creation of something new. Talk about your roots--people wanna know you have some.
Meet the Team
Just as it take a village to raise a child, It takes a family, the Elmazi family, to create a wonderful experience at Villa Italiana.
Chef Al Elmazi
Chef Al brings decades of international kitchen experience to your table. His love for food comes through with each meal. Ask about his daily special.
Mrs "Al" is the true heart of the business and keeps everything running whether at home or at the restaurant. Muka brings the heart of service with her to each and every table.
As this is a family restaurant don't be surprised if some of the wait staff resembles Chef AL and Ms Muka - the WHOLE Family helps out on occasion.