Definitely a new favorite
Absolutely delicious! We were so happy to find this restaurant in Anchorage. Wonderful Italian! We ordered the carbonara and spetsa with a bottle of wine. The leftovers were amazing as well.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good food & service but pricy
The prices were pretty high for the amount of food you get. The waiter was very friendly and nice. The food was very tasty.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
We enjoyed a wonderful, leisurely
We enjoyed a wonderful, leisurely meal. Our server Andrea knew the menu and was friendly, solicitous, and attentive. The food was good (not great, except for the gnocci), and the live classical guitarist provided a pleasant, relaxing atmosphere. We'll be back!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Italian food
I took a friend to dinner for her first visit to Villa Nova. I've visited many times over the past years and always had a lovely experience. We enjoyed a wonderful, leisurely meal. Our server knew the menu and was friendly and attentive. The food was very good, and the atmosphere was pleasant, relaxing. Since we had an evening concert to attend, we ate before the restaurant was busy. It can feel crowded and noisy, but comfortable later in the evening. We'll be back!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is fabulous! Always
The food is fabulous! Always has been. The location and decor could use some updating, and the tables are a bit crammed together too tightly, which makes it a bit noisy, but the delicious food makes up for these inconveniences.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is our third time at
This is our third time at Villa Nova. We love the atmosphere, and the food and servce have been great.
We went for Mother's Day dinner, and had a different server than previous visits. His service was a little off. He missed some details and made a mistake on the check. They were busy, and the food took an hour. He didn't come by to say anything until we'd waited about 45 minutes, and then he just said "your food should be up in a few minutes." I think he was overwhelmed, but a sooner check back with an apology would have been appreciated. I totally understand what happens when it gets busy in a restaurant, and this will not deter us from going back.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was my first time at Villa Nova. It was for dinner. The food was great, service was great, and ambience great. Noise was so quiet that my frind and I so good conversation could be had while enjoying our dinner. Fantastic desserts!
My husband and I will definitely be returning.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is more than just a dining experience. It is an assault on the senses of pleasure with the ambience of Italy (the live music giving you the real feeling of being there), with tantalizing smells of the “old world” kitchen that is only surpassed by the actual meal. Every dish provides tantalizing morsels of wonderment. Leaving us with comments of ahs and oohs. They make you feel as though you are being served a private dinner as each wish is anticipated. You continue to make this my favorite place to dine.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Disappointing Dining Experience
I had heard that Villa Nova was an extraordinary restaurant that was noteworthy for its food. I was very disappointed in the quality of the overpriced food and its cluttered ambience. The food was very bland, and not seasoned well. The pathetic shrimp dish (for $31) consisted of a small number of shrimp. The spaghetti was floating in almost a half bowl of lemon sauce that was more like lemon water. The server brought out a side dish of shrimp tail ends and commented on the lack of shrimp. My wife ordered a veal dish that was also bland and "swimming" in a very bland brown sauce. She commented that the best part of the meal was the spinach side dish, which was quite good. The desserts were equally disappointing.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Usually Very Impressive
I have eaten here before and absolutely loved the food, the atmosphere, and the service. The food at my last visit was a little off, but hey, we all have off days, right? It is a little pricey, so be prepared for the bill. Overall an excellent restaurant.
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of my Anchorage favorites
Villa Nova is consistently excellent. Food and service are exceptional. Great menu. Accommodated my gluten and lactose intolerant friend. Located in a not-so-attractive strip mall, much better on inside. Menu has almost TOO many choices.......something for everyone and I have never been disappointed. The fresh fish dishes are wonderful and save room for the decadent desserts!
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great, atmosphere was great, wine list
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Anchorage culinary treasure
Macademia crusted halibut or cod special is spectacular. Appreciate that Villa Nova is 100% accommodating to customers.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Italian Food in Anchorage
Villa Nova is truly a hidden gem in Anchorage. Without a doubt the best Italian restaurant. Great menu selections and fantastic service. We have never been disappointed here.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Craved Italian...got it!
Last night in Anchorage on a business trip with my colleague. Find this unassuming gem of a place. Absolutely family owned and run as the owners are warm and mingled with customers who frequent the place. Ordered the spaghetti with Sausage and Peppers...wow. Great portions and fantastic flavor with a nice spicy kick. Only complaint was the wine pours per glass were on the light side. Cmon! ;-) Wait staff we're pleasant and attentive. Definitely will go back on next trip up.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had not beenhere for awhle but the service and food were great! We had fresh fish dishes that were awesome.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall outstanding. Our servers
Overall outstanding. Our servers where excellent, everyone working together refilling water, bread and checking in on tables without being overbearing. Apetizers, salad and entree where all timed perfectly not to early and not to late. Our overall meal time was approx 90min. Nice ambience, a guitarist started about halfway through the meal and it was a nice touch and not overbearing. I ordered the Alla Puntanesca which was described as Hot , i found it just above mild and perfect temp my pasta was just under al-dente. My guest ordered classic spagetti and meatballs, the meatballs are fabulous and the pasta good. Both meals where very salty and we both found ourselves becoming very thirsty, hence all the water filling going on in the room.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had Macadamia Nut encrusted halibut w/ a lovely sauce. It was excellent. The sides were not as good a normal... a little tasteless and greasy. The server was good..and would apologize for the delay... However at Villa Nova there is ALWAYS a long wait because of the kitchen.. our wait was about an hour for the food. Most of the time it is worth it. So do not go there unless you have a lot of time to kill... Do not bring young children as the waits are to long.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best food in Anchorage
I have been coming for years and this is by far my favorite restaurant.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Italian Food
Had some of the best Italian food here. Each of us (4) had something different and it was all very, very good. Large filling portions and good wine to accompany. The waiter was excellent and helpful. We ordered an organic wine that he thought we might not like so brought us a sample. We did not care for it so made a different selection. Very nice atmosphere and great food. I highly recommend.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful service and great food
We never go wrong with Villa Nova - the Calamari was tender, the steak was cooked just right with a very tasty wine sauce and the Chicken Au Feu was spicy and tasty as always. Fast and attentive service with good recommendations.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Villa Nova offers a true Italian experience, from the attentive wait staff, mouth watering appetizers, the ample wine choices, delicious entrees, and decadent desserts, exemplary of Italy's finest. The soft dinner music provides a perfect setting for an intimate dinner, or background for group settings. The decor is true Italian with it's warm Tuscan colors and old-style Chianti wine bottles featured throughout the dining area. Don't be deceived by the location in a strip mall and exterior building. Once you enter, you'll be welcomed into an evening of fine dining in true Italian style.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food makes up for the claustrophobic seating and slow service. If you can stand being a foot away from your neighbors and their conversations long enough to receive your dinner, it's so worth it. Best italian food I've ever had! Oh and VERY pricey I might add. We went knowing it would be an expensive night so there were no surprises there luckily. Just come prepared to drop some serious cash.
10/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
My wife and I went out on a date night with some friends and we decided to try Villa Nova since nobody has been there before. We made a reservation for 7:15 p.m. but had to push it back to 7:30 due to both of us was running a few minutes behind. Upon getting there about 7:20ish we had to wait about 20 minutes for our table for 6 to be ready. Once we got to our seats everything went great. The service was wonderful and the food was great. Although it took a little longer to cook it was well worth the wait, needless to say it is a place that the wife and I will be going to again.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had dinner with a friend, neither of us had been to Villa Nova for a long time. What a pleasant experience. I am a vegan and their menu accommodated my dining needs. Appetizers of bruschetta and caponata prepared without feta were wonderful. This is a true gem.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lasagna need some help
Everything at our table for 4 was great except for my husband's lasagna. It was soupy and had very few noodles. It was extremely greasy too. Not sure what happened since everything else was excellent.
The restaurant is quiet and easy to have a nice conversation. Cozy and warm.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went to celebrate our friends wedding, it was a wonderful evening, not to crowded. The food was great and we didn't feel rushed at all. I would definantly go again
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Caesar salad was small for price -8 dollars disappointing and nothing to write home about/ white wine selection not too impressive-marinara best I have ever had
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
non ho potuto chiedere un servizio di ristorazione meglio la mia esperienza a Villa Nova
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM