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“If in Anchorage, DO NOT MISS!!!”
Review of Villa Nova

Villa Nova
Ranked #148 of 897 Restaurants in Anchorage
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Midtown
Cross street: International Airport Rd.
Reviewed October 31, 2013

Villa Nova, a little piece of northern Italy in,,,,Alaska? Yep, it's true. It is located in a rundown strip mall (close to the airport so great to go to coming to or going from Anchorage) but don't be fooled by the exterior. When you walk through the door you are transported across the pond into northern Italy. And the food, unbelievable. Some of the best meals in my life have been at this quaint little restaurant. Chef Georgio taught at the Cordon Bleu. The food is FABULOUS, and he is more than willing to adjust most dishes to accommodate your tastes, especially to make things spicy (hint, try the Cacchucco [sp?] and order it "alla Bruno", if you like a spicy trip through the world's seafood). And the desserts, totally FABULOUS! The menu is extensive, the wine list eclectic, the atmosphere is very romantic, what else do you want. NOTE: if you are looking for a quick meal, this is not your place, plan on spending an evening and enjoy!

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Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

Went on a recommendation from my local. It was a spot on description in that she said the food was amazing but the Decor is a little funky. We added it to our "we will come back to this place" list. Calamari was a wonderful start to the meal but my egg plant stuffed Parmesan was incredible.

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Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

We have the shrimp scampi Alfredo and seven cheese rigatoni. Both dishes were excellent. The best Italian restaurant in Anchorage by leaps and bounds. We have lived in Anchorage nearly 10 years and had never tried Villa Nova. We won't make it 10 years for the next trip.

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1  Thank tlesteranc
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

Villa Nova served the best Vitello Marsala I've ever had and I've had it from New York to California! My wife had the pasta with mushrooms... also fantasic. Great owners. Excellent wine list. We were so glad to find this jewel of Alaska! Marvelous. Seek it out and enjoy!!!

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1  Thank SonderOffizier
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Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

My wonderful husband took me to this restaurant for dinner on our anniversary. It was wonderful! The meal was beautifully presented. We had the Osso Bucco and it was delicious. The atmosphere was a bit cluttered with many knick knacks and paintings. Heavily worded signs about the patrons needing to be patient waiting for food and service. That was a bit disconcerting. But overall the meal was great.

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Thank Heidi G
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