Villa Nova Restaurant

★★★★★
  • 3131 W Coast Hwy

    Newport Beach, CA 92663

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  • 949-642-7880

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Ask for a "view" and get on or close to the harbor :) - this restaurant has come a long way from 2008, as you can tell by the reviews. Great food, great service, great ambiance!

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Ask for a "view" and get on or close to the harbor :) - this restaurant has come a long way from 2008, as you can tell by the reviews. Great food, great service, great ambiance!

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Villa Nova has outstanding service, amazing food and a romantic view; if you sit by the window that is! I would definitely recommend Villa Nova to friends and family. A must try is the Mozzarella, and Calamari-I'm not a seafood lover but

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Villa Nova has outstanding service, amazing food and a romantic view; if you sit by the window that is! I would definitely recommend Villa Nova to friends and family. A must try is the Mozzarella, and Calamari-I'm not a seafood lover but

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Food was good, but felt pretty heavy. Got extreme food coma after. But the price was actually much better than expected. I expected extremely expensive dishes (which they had) since it is a nice restaurant on the water. But to my pleasant

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Food was good, but felt pretty heavy. Got extreme food coma after. But the price was actually much better than expected. I expected extremely expensive dishes (which they had) since it is a nice restaurant on the water. But to my pleasant

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Absolutely beautiful, wonderful food, great friendly service. Just got having dinner at Villa Nova, and celebrating our 13th year wedding anniversary. Everyone was friendly and the food was amazing and the view was spectacular. Definitely returning for other celebrations.

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Absolutely beautiful, wonderful food, great friendly service. Just got having dinner at Villa Nova, and celebrating our 13th year wedding anniversary. Everyone was friendly and the food was amazing and the view was spectacular. Definitely returning for other celebrations.

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Love it! I give it 5-Stars for Orange County. People that live in O.C. Don't have restaurants like in the real spectrum of things. The streets roll-up and 9pm in O.C. --- the Villa Nova is serving upto midnite and the bar closes at 1am, which is better than closing everything up at 9 o'clock. Italian Cuisine and French Cuisine is where we spend our money from fod to wine, the Villa Nova is great, we don't need another run of the mill mexican restaurant. Stay forever Villa Nova, O.C. needs the class you put in the neighborhood. Thx!

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Love it! I give it 5-Stars for Orange County. People that live in O.C. Don't have restaurants like in the real spectrum of things. The streets roll-up and 9pm in O.C. --- the Villa Nova is serving upto midnite and the bar closes at 1am, which is better than closing everything up at 9 o'clock. Italian Cuisine and French Cuisine is where we spend our money from fod to wine, the Villa Nova is great, we don't need another run of the mill mexican restaurant. Stay forever Villa Nova, O.C. needs the class you put in the neighborhood. Thx!

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If you really like authentic Italian food - this is not the place to go... It is ok.. the view is amazing... so it's a great place to go if you want a good atmosphere... The lounge area is great! Great place to go, have drinks, and listen to music.

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If you really like authentic Italian food - this is not the place to go... It is ok.. the view is amazing... so it's a great place to go if you want a good atmosphere... The lounge area is great! Great place to go, have drinks, and listen to music.

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If you really like authentic Italian food - this is not the place to go... It is ok.. the view is amazing... so it's a great place to go if you want a good atmosphere... The lounge area is great! Great place to go, have

3
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If you really like authentic Italian food - this is not the place to go... It is ok.. the view is amazing... so it's a great place to go if you want a good atmosphere... The lounge area is great! Great place to go, have

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i have to admit the view was a big plus for this restaurant but unfortunately, the pros stop there. the food was pretty mediocre for such high prices and the service was anything but personable. my date and i received little to no

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i have to admit the view was a big plus for this restaurant but unfortunately, the pros stop there. the food was pretty mediocre for such high prices and the service was anything but personable. my date and i received little to no

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disgusting food, terrible service, ridiculous prices! DO NOT take your chances with this restaurant!

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disgusting food, terrible service, ridiculous prices! DO NOT take your chances with this restaurant!

Pros: none!

Cons: prices, food, service.

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To keep it short: The food was almost inedible because the taste was SO poor. The service was slow, which is something I wouldn't have minded if our server hadn't rushed us out of the restaurant. And the waiter was UNBELIEVABLY rude. I am

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To keep it short: The food was almost inedible because the taste was SO poor. The service was slow, which is something I wouldn't have minded if our server hadn't rushed us out of the restaurant. And the waiter was UNBELIEVABLY rude. I am

Pros: n/a

Cons: food and service

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This restaurant is one of my family's favorite for the last 3 generations. The food is wonderful and the view of the Harbor is breathtaking. My only complaint is that for the last 2 or 3 years the service has suffered major setbacks - bad order timing, lack of checking back, seems flustered or stressed, etc. If you can get past some service failures, definitely go and enjoy the food and view.

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This restaurant is one of my family's favorite for the last 3 generations. The food is wonderful and the view of the Harbor is breathtaking. My only complaint is that for the last 2 or 3 years the service has suffered major setbacks - bad order timing, lack of checking back, seems flustered or stressed, etc. If you can get past some service failures, definitely go and enjoy the food and view.

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Just like many of the reviews suggest, the food is not the reason to check this restaurant out. I am big on quality food when going to restaurants, but from reading the reviews about the romantic setting, I really couldn't find another

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Just like many of the reviews suggest, the food is not the reason to check this restaurant out. I am big on quality food when going to restaurants, but from reading the reviews about the romantic setting, I really couldn't find another

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Villa Nova's location, atmosphere and ocean front view is beautiful. On the other hand, the restaurant's food and service was the worst I've ever had. The food looked just as bad as it tasted. I've had better italian food at an elementary

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Villa Nova's location, atmosphere and ocean front view is beautiful. On the other hand, the restaurant's food and service was the worst I've ever had. The food looked just as bad as it tasted. I've had better italian food at an elementary

Pros: The view

Cons: The food and service.

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Score a waterfront view with delicious food and great wine selection. It's dark and intimate and the waitstaff is very friendly and knowledgable. Plus they serve late!

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Score a waterfront view with delicious food and great wine selection. It's dark and intimate and the waitstaff is very friendly and knowledgable. Plus they serve late!

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We enjoyed the food but could have done without the waiters surly attitude. Insulted at every turn with no worry of the outcome, our waiter was a real piece of work! As the waiter hobbled out and used our table as a crutch, i thought

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We enjoyed the food but could have done without the waiters surly attitude. Insulted at every turn with no worry of the outcome, our waiter was a real piece of work! As the waiter hobbled out and used our table as a crutch, i thought

Pros: View, ambience, food

Cons: Service

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I just moved from the east coast to Newport Beach and I am very impressed with Villa Nova. The whole crew is attentative, friendly, and on top of your order. The one bartender John provided me with a wealth of knowledge about the area

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I just moved from the east coast to Newport Beach and I am very impressed with Villa Nova. The whole crew is attentative, friendly, and on top of your order. The one bartender John provided me with a wealth of knowledge about the area

Pros: very reasonable price for the great atmosphere and food you get, friendly staff, free valet parking

Cons: haven't found one in my 3 visits yet!

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Imagine oversized booths facing the twinkling lights of newport harbor with waiters dressed in tuxedos, a musician in the cocktail lounge and several affordable entree choices--this is an EXCELLENT choice for a date after a movie or show.

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Imagine oversized booths facing the twinkling lights of newport harbor with waiters dressed in tuxedos, a musician in the cocktail lounge and several affordable entree choices--this is an EXCELLENT choice for a date after a movie or show.

Pros: Twinkling lights of the harbor, free valet parking

Cons: Food is average

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We always have a great time at Villa Nova. The wine list is fantastic and the service and food are great. The piano bar is the best in town. We enjoy the people watching and taking friends there who have never gone before. We also went

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We always have a great time at Villa Nova. The wine list is fantastic and the service and food are great. The piano bar is the best in town. We enjoy the people watching and taking friends there who have never gone before. We also went

Pros: Wine List, Excellent Service, Fun Bar Scene/Music

Cons: Turning in from PCH

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Was the most overpriced BAD Italian food ever. It's sad when even the specials are bad. I ordered the Veal Parmigiana with a side of spaghetti. Both came cold. The marinara sauce was tasteless. My boyfriend ordered lamb chops, which

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Was the most overpriced BAD Italian food ever. It's sad when even the specials are bad. I ordered the Veal Parmigiana with a side of spaghetti. Both came cold. The marinara sauce was tasteless. My boyfriend ordered lamb chops, which

Pros: View

Cons: Crowded/noisy, Bad Food

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Negative. I know this restaurant gets lots of props because of the location and the decor but I give it a 2 star because of the service. I came here three years ago with one of my college friends and we were treated so rudely. I will never go back but I do hope they've improved their manners. I was astonished to see the waiters so unfriendly and snooty. I did report my views to the management on my way out and I hope they took my advice. Try it at your own risk.

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Negative. I know this restaurant gets lots of props because of the location and the decor but I give it a 2 star because of the service. I came here three years ago with one of my college friends and we were treated so rudely. I will never go back but I do hope they've improved their manners. I was astonished to see the waiters so unfriendly and snooty. I did report my views to the management on my way out and I hope they took my advice. Try it at your own risk.

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This is an absolutely beautiful Italian restaurant/ lounge right on the water in Newport Beach with a beautiful view. They have an extensive wine selection and delicious food on the menu, and live Jazz in the piano bar lounge area. The service is always good and there is always a hip relaxed vibe here. This is the perfect place to come on a date, or with family for a special evening. Highly recommended!

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This is an absolutely beautiful Italian restaurant/ lounge right on the water in Newport Beach with a beautiful view. They have an extensive wine selection and delicious food on the menu, and live Jazz in the piano bar lounge area. The service is always good and there is always a hip relaxed vibe here. This is the perfect place to come on a date, or with family for a special evening. Highly recommended!

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This restaurant made famous by the star power that has graced its dining room is now slowly fading from the sky. It has almost everything it needs to be a top location. It has a great location in Newport Beach, an interior that is dark and romantic, an excellent view of the harbor, and a piano bar. So why is it fading? The valet boys were unprofessional and underdressed, the bathroom walls are turning yellow with age, the piano singer was dull, and the food and service were poor. The ungracious and disturbingly fake server recommended Bistecca Arrabiata - Homemade Linguine with Fresh Tomatoes, Onions, Garlic, White Wine and Crushed Red Chilies Topped with Seasoned Strips of New York Steak. Sounds excellent, however, the menu over promised and the kitchen under delivered. This Bistecca Arrabiata could also be called: spagetti-con-ragu-e-stake. The accompanying description would read: Store bought spaghetti with a dull mass produced Ragu sauce topped with tender but uninteresting portions of stak

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This restaurant made famous by the star power that has graced its dining room is now slowly fading from the sky. It has almost everything it needs to be a top location. It has a great location in Newport Beach, an interior that is dark and romantic, an excellent view of the harbor, and a piano bar. So why is it fading? The valet boys were unprofessional and underdressed, the bathroom walls are turning yellow with age, the piano singer was dull, and the food and service were poor. The ungracious and disturbingly fake server recommended Bistecca Arrabiata - Homemade Linguine with Fresh Tomatoes, Onions, Garlic, White Wine and Crushed Red Chilies Topped with Seasoned Strips of New York Steak. Sounds excellent, however, the menu over promised and the kitchen under delivered. This Bistecca Arrabiata could also be called: spagetti-con-ragu-e-stake. The accompanying description would read: Store bought spaghetti with a dull mass produced Ragu sauce topped with tender but uninteresting portions of stak

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This gorgeous ocean front Italian restaurant in Newport Beach off of PCH manages to be both romantic and hip at the same time. The food is excellent, and they also have a wonderful wine selection. They serve their dining room menu until 12:00 and theyhave a live Piano Bar, so it's the perfect place to come for a late, romantic evening!

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This gorgeous ocean front Italian restaurant in Newport Beach off of PCH manages to be both romantic and hip at the same time. The food is excellent, and they also have a wonderful wine selection. They serve their dining room menu until 12:00 and theyhave a live Piano Bar, so it's the perfect place to come for a late, romantic evening!

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This beautiful, ocean front restaurant has a warm, cozy atmosphere and an upbeat vibe. It's plush piano bar/lounge area is the perfect place to go out with a couple of friends or bring a date. The food is wonderful, and they even serve their regular menu until 12:00, and the bar menu until 1:00 am.

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This beautiful, ocean front restaurant has a warm, cozy atmosphere and an upbeat vibe. It's plush piano bar/lounge area is the perfect place to go out with a couple of friends or bring a date. The food is wonderful, and they even serve their regular menu until 12:00, and the bar menu until 1:00 am.

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Always a pleasurable dining experience. Oustanding wine list amd excellent service is par for the course. Valet parking can be a little ardous due to the P.C.H. location, yet typically it's worth the wait. Waterfront tables are in high

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Always a pleasurable dining experience. Oustanding wine list amd excellent service is par for the course. Valet parking can be a little ardous due to the P.C.H. location, yet typically it's worth the wait. Waterfront tables are in high

Pros: Wine list, Fair value

Cons: , Slightly crowded

 

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