Villa Verde celebrates birthday with a new patio

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A Greenville Dominican restaurant that began with a food truck recently celebrated its first anniversary at its 10th Street restaurant.

"Villa verde" means Greenville in Spanish. Owners Yordanys Bastardo -- who goes by "Jay" -- and his wife Eridania grew up in the Villa Verde section of La Romana before relocating to Greenville. They have become local ambassadors for the Dominican culture and for their adopted hometown of Greenville.

Just in time for its first birthday, the Bastardos added a patio at the restaurant, built a bar inside and began offering beer, wine and pina coladas served in a hollowed-out pineapple.

And Villa Verde now offers free delivery anywhere within the Greenville city limits with a $25 minimum order.

For a complete menu, visit the website.

Look for the Villa Verde food truck at area events.

Villa Verde

2601 E. 10th St. 252-689-6005