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“Old Time Italian”

Villa Nova Ristorante
Ranked #80 of 2,235 Restaurants in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Ohio
Level Contributor
95 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Old Time Italian”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

You'll be taking a trip back in time with the decor, but the food is absolutely wonderful. The service was also very good. Went about 7:30 pm and we got seated right away. Left about 8:45 and people were still coming in and there was a line. Sorry I didn't know about this place when I lived in Columbus. I will be making it one of my favorite spots in CMH.

  • Visited October 2012
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English first
Ohio
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Tradition like no other!”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

Going to Villa Nova is like stepping on a time machine! The bar side reminds you of Cheers, you want to look for Norm & Cliff, Woody ready to serve you a cold beer, 80s music playing on the background, with strangers talking to each other. Once your buzzer goes off, you are seated in a room surrounded by teakettles, people talking to each other, waiters taking orders and bringing food. Did I say food? Food gives meaning to traditional Italian, homemade sauce to die for, delicious doughy crust to a thick pizza that melts in your mouth. My fav is Eggplant Parm. Give it a try!

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank RLUVS2TRAVEL
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Columbus, Ohio
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91 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Home town feal”
Reviewed September 7, 2012

This is a great place for beer and a pizza but the food is average. Not many places anywhere that you can find a pasta dinner for under $10 but this is the place.

Visited March 2012
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Thank bongrno
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Stollings, WV
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84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Off The Hook GOOD!”
Reviewed August 22, 2012

Classic spaghetti house and pizza. This is a vintage family restaurant with wild unusual decor and comfortable atmosphere. The place is always packed but service is still reasonably quick. Everything is fresh cooked and amazingly tasty. The best marinara I can ever remember eating. And the price is right for a served meal.

Visited June 2012
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Thank Ramiedugan
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Worthington, Ohio, United States
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“What an independent neighborhood restaurant should be”
Reviewed July 11, 2012

There is a reason Villa Nova bought the lot next door and expanded their parking.... tremendously popular, easy place to go with friends, family, children, and small groups. Seem to retain staff for years and years which contributes to family atmosphere. Food is consistently good.... in 15 years have never had an issue with preparation of a dish and dishes are consistent from visit to visit. Spaghetti with meat sauce and gnocci are personal favorites.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank Mary H
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