3131 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA | Directions 9266333.621058 -117.926660
Mon - Sat, 5pm - 1am; Sun, 4pm - 1am
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!
Amazing Food/Location – 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 this was delicious....
My husband and I just celebrated our 1yr marriage anniversary and we couldn't have pick a better place to enjoy dinner. Its a great place to sit back, relax and just enjoy. I can't stop bragging about it to my family. What a great way and place to celebrate my 1st anniversary!
Nice Location – 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 surprise, there were also very decently priced dishes. Our server was also very friendly. Great view to go with the heavy food. It makes you want to fall asleep there right after you're done eating.
Great atmosphere - food ok – 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.
the view was a plus but the service was not – 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 attention at all. in fact, we couldn't even find our server half of the time. i definitely would not recommend this restaurant.
stay away! – disgusting food, terrible service, ridiculous prices! DO NOT take your chances with this restaurant!
WORST DINING EXPERIENCE EVER – 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 usually not one to go out of my way to write a negative review on a restaurant but my dining experience at Villa Nova was absolutely appalling.
Basically, Villa Nova's food was horrible and overpriced and the service matched the poor food.
Lovely location and seating, ok food. – 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 romantic spot to take my boyfriend for his birthday. We were able to get a booth facing the view out onto the water, which was excellent and really made for the romantic night. I probably wouldn't recommend this restaurant if you can't get a spot by the windows facing the water. We went on a Wednesday night, so we didn't have any problem getting one of the boots directly facing the water. The service was really nice, and our waiter even had a nice Italian accent. Because it was a birthday, they provided a nice little birthday desert w/ candle and all. You can tell this place has a great wine list and the waiters are really helpful in helping you choose one. If looking for a romantic restaurant, this is definitely the place. The food is not HORRIBLE, not even bad, just a bit plain. My boyfriend, not having seen any of the reviews, actually liked it! :)
Great view but horrible food and service – 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 school's cafeteria (absolutely NOT exaggerating). My party consisted of 15 people, each ordering relatively different dishes and they all agreed with me on the taste. Our waiter had a very indifferent attitude towards us the entire time. It was my birthday dinner and he rushed my friends and I out because there was another large party that had reservations for OUR table only an hour and a half after we arrived. He even waited next to our table and stared at us until we paid. I am not one to speak poorly about food or service (since I am a server myself and I usually give other servers the benefit of the doubt) but this restaurant really pushed me over the edge. I would never return to this restaurant and would also never reccomend it to anyone.
The food was great but the service was insulting – 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 this restaurant could use some fresh meat to serve their dishes with. Its a shame because the view was beautiful and the food good as well.
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