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Villa Nova - CLOSED

3131 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4082
+1 949-642-7880
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
4 Dec 2013
“Romantic Dinners”
9 May 2013
“Gorgeous View and Great Food”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3131 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4082
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Reviewed 5 December 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...More

Thank tallguy92056
Reviewed 9 May 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.

Thank Allyoop77
Reviewed 6 April 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...More

Thank pfschafer
Reviewed 6 April 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...More

Thank wachi60
Reviewed 11 March 2013

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

Thank Warrior44
Reviewed 23 February 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...More

Thank BrokerPaul
Reviewed 21 February 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...More

Thank onlysometimes
Reviewed 14 February 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...More

Thank Mila K
Reviewed 10 February 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...More

Thank blessedbymoore
Reviewed 26 December 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.

1  Thank ChatWithMatt
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3131 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4082
    (55 & PCH)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-642-7880
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