***Now Serving Sunday Brunch*** Lake Charles finest Italian Cuisine restaurant. From 1986 to 2004, The Italian Villa, was a beloved local restaurant that featured traditional Italian cuisine. The Villa Restaurant opened in 2017, combining the authenticity of traditional Italian cuisine with Louisiana flair. In August of 2019, another beloved Lake area restaurant, Harlequin Steaks and Seafood, announced a merger between the two restaurants. The result is an exquisite dining experience that’s unlike any other in the region.
“Villa Harlequin,” the name of the new venture, brings together two of the oldest restaurant family legacies in Lake Charles. The menu will consist of a fusion between Harlequin and Villa favorites. The official start date for this new venture will be in mid-September 2019. Villa Harlequin will be located in the Historic Noble Building at 324 Pujo St. in downtown Lake Charles. The Harlequin’s College Street location will cease operations after August 31, 2019. The Harlequin opened in Lake Charles in 1956. The Villa, which was originally called “Italian Villa,” opened in Lake Charles in 1986.