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Villa Nova - CLOSED

3131 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4082
+1 949-642-7880
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
4 Dec 2013
“Romantic Dinners”
9 May 2013
“Gorgeous View and Great Food”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3131 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4082
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Reviewed 19 June 2008

Old school Italian restaurant with an incredible harbor view and a classic piano bar. Favorites include the Osso Buco with NY style brown sauce

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Reviewed 28 April 2008

there is no parking. you have to pay. dessert selections was not that good. there was one dish that smell like rotten egg

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Reviewed 7 February 2008

fine dinning with your girl! good service and excellent wine!

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Reviewed 9 January 2008

I must have gone to a different restaurant than the other member who found Villa Nova to be expensive. We dine here about four times a year and always have a great time. The veal is not market price ($22-$25) and prepared perfectly. The wine...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2008

nice ambient, good food

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Reviewed 13 November 2007

not very good and kinda cheesy inside.

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Reviewed 22 October 2006

Overpriced, over-gimicked, and over faux finished. Villanova imitates those seemingly "authentic" restaurants one finds in Italy that actually overcharge Americans and take advantage of their desire for "true Italian cuisine." Tonight my family and I chose Villanova to celebrate a birthday, thinking it would be...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2006

This place is a perfect place to impress your date or significant other without breaking the bank. The service is excellent. The waiter we had our last visit, I believe his name was Michael, was perfectly professional and attentive to our needs and desires. He...More

1  Thank SvenMancrus
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Reviewed 4 July 2005

We ate at Villa Nova for a graduation dinner. The environment is "Old World nice", especially when seated where you can see out the waterfront from the big windows. While we went to celebrate a graduate's achievements, we could see how this could easily be...More

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Reviewed 19 January 2005

this is the place. On the water, romantic, fun, older than average Newport age group. Food is good, but come for the atmosphere & to hear 'Piano Man!'

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3131 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4082
    (55 & PCH)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-642-7880
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