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Villa Nova - CLOSED

3131 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 642-7880
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Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 55 & PCH

61 reviews from our community

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English first
Vallejo, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

I have enjoyed many romantic dinners at this fine restaurant. The tables facing the harbor offer wonderful views. This is one of the few restaurants on the harbor you can boat up to, I recommend you call in advance. Also valet parking makes for a pleasant experience. There is a very nice bar for a cocktail before dinner and the... More

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Orange, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We had a company dinner here at Christmas time and the food and view was wonderful. The food is very tastey and great presentation. You can watch the boats in the harbor which are decorated in Christmas themes in December.

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Newport Beach
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

one of the best restaurants in orange county. unfortunately the guy who owns joes crab shack down the street bought it and he is going to redevelop it. if he had any clue what he was doing, he would leave villa nova as is and tear down joes crab shack - an awful restaurant in every sense - and put... More

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Bangkok
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50 reviews 50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

What I love about this place is their wine seek. They have a really good one. 1983 Ch. Margaux at $550 is quite a bargain in the restaurant. A good vertical of Masseto at around $5-650 is also very good. Food is ok , nothing is spectacular but the wine is.

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San Diego, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Service: Excellent View: Beautiful Food: Wonderful Presentation on Plate - Meal was just ok. Very nice setting for a date.

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Irvine Ca
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Thought it would be a good and appropriate time to have dinner at Villa Nova, in view of the fact the place is up for sale auction shortly. We had Chicken Marsala and Chicken Parmigiano...which was excellent. The server Cliff, was a real pro and was a real character. Thoroughly enjoyed the dinner experience. Give it a 5 Star rating!

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Darlinghurst
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

We noticed the building on our way from the hotel to the pier earlier in the day, and I took a photo of it because it was so pretty. When we got back to the hotel we were trying to decide where to eat, and remembered the photo we had taken. It was about 9:30pm but they were happy to... More

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Rancho Murieta, California, Usa
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121 reviews 121 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Originally it was a restaurant at Sunset Strip. It was the place where Joe DiMaggio had a blind date with Marylin Monroe. However,in it was moved to Newport Harbor. I love this restaurant. Live music and great food and wine. It is opened late. Gnocchi with Italian sausage, Lobster Fettuccine, Osso Buco and Scallopine Piccante are my favorite dishes. Done... More

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Aliso Viejo, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

My husband and I usually eat at our usual haunts..... Nick's, Javier's, Rock-n-Fish, Gulfstream BUT we wanted to try something different for our 1 Year Anniversary and we loved it! We thought it would be an older crowd since the restaurant has been there for such a long time but it was just the opposite. We had a reservation and... More

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Arizona
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93 reviews 93 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Went for Christmas Eve dinner! Sat us at the window during sunset... very nice. Great food. Prices are comparable to any other Italian restaurant. Certain dishes are a little high, but still a nice place. Worth every penny if you're out for a romantic evening.

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Additional Information about Villa Nova

Address: 3131 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663
Phone Number: (949) 642-7880
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

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