Pizza Nova - Newport Beach

4.4
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141 Reviews
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$30 and under
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About

We specialize in gourmet woodfired pizzas, pastas, and salads as well as a variety of entrees. This particular location is right on the water with a fabulous view from our dining room. Private boat dock is also available.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Pizzeria, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch Daily 11:30 am to 4:00 pm
Dinner Sunday thru Thursday 4:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Dinner Friday & Saturday 4:00 pm to 9:30 pm
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Phone number
(949) 574-4099
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Tustin Ave
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Parking details
Valet parking is required in Newport Beach. $5.00 per car
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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ME
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I always enjoy my visits to Pizza Nova. Took a girlfriend this time who hadn't been before. We enjoyed the food and a couple of Raspberry Mojitos each!

SS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We have eaten at this restaurant before and were looking forward to an enjoyable evening, however, the restaurant refused to accept our Open Table reservation. The hostess explained the restaurant was no longer accepting Open Table reservations - there's nothing to that effect on their website. They offered us nothing other than to wait in line for at least 40 minutes as if we had just walked in off the street. Terrible customer relations. We left and will never return to this restaurant.

NB
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Even though we live right up the street, we had never tried Pizza Nova before. We were underwhelmed at every turn. It started by showing up and them not having our reservation. Then we had revolving servers that didn't quite get any of our order right. Finally, the food was highly marginal. The one bright note was the Nova Mule. Their twist on a Moscow Mule was delicious.

M
Minneapolis
160 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed the pizza. Caprese salad tomato’s not ripe

ME
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I always enjoy Pizza Nova. My two favorite menu items are the Gorgonzola Pear pizza and Fettuccine, Prawns & Prosciutto pasta. Ambiance is casual and view is great on the enclosed patio, overlooking Newport Harbor.

C
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Looks very unassuming but inside has nice atmosphere and view.

K
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant and come for special occasions, when we have friends in town, or a date night!

s
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great pizza and the water view ain’t bad either

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Poor service. 20 minutes wait before I had to wave down a server just to get water. Afterwards server offered water but never came to refill until we were about to leave/paying the bill.

FT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibe and food. I rated my pizza and salad a 10 out 10. Definitely worth a try.

B
Orange County
32 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

They have a variety of pizzas and we always choose something different. Never have we been disappointed. Their Best salad is also a good accompaniment to share. It’s very casual but nice to get a seat by the window and watch the boats sail by. It’s a real treat to have that view and delicious pizza too!!!

JL
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Made reservation with Open Table, upon arrival we were told they could not find our reservation and that Open Table doesn’t work. We were seated near the windows with a view of the water, but then forgotten about. Our original server was totally disengaged with us. Service totally awful.

Very loud and marginal food - anybody could make the menu - no flare - temperature of food was luke warm. Stouffer’s frozen lasagna would taste better - shrimp on the salad came from a can and microscopic.

Plenty of other places in the area with far BETTER food.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the truffle pizza

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NJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious salads and pizza. We had a waterfront booth - such a pleasant view. The restaurant is cozy. The staff is friendly and on top of things. I love this place!

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food. Great view. Perfect place to kick off 2018.

M
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The friendliest service from all, excellent meal and drinks ...always an upbeat atmosphere with a great view of boats and holiday lights! A favorite place for any occasion! Happy New Year!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The food was over priced, and the service was bad, but the valet service was great. I would recommend the rusty pelican, great service always and great food, not over priced.

GB
Phoenix
53 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again the entire team knocked it out of the park. Brought business guests in and all were impressed with the food and service. I had my favorite- the Salmon with risotto while my guests shared a combination of pizzas and pasta. We all loved the selection of beers available.

GB
Phoenix
53 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great experience. Service and food were both superb. Had the pizza tonight. Perfect crust and wonderful toppings.

GB
Phoenix
53 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great experience at this beautiful restaurant. As always, Loren was the perfect server attending to our every need. The appetizers were wonderful. I had the Korean wings while my guest had the calamari. I then selected the lamb shank which was succulent and falling off the bone. Great selection of Merlot complimented the meal.

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We were seated right away and had a table overlooking the bay, it was very nice. I ordered the Thai chicken pizza but wanted them to leave off the sprouts....unfortunately when I received my pizza, it had sprouts on it, they remade my pizza right away and gave us a 20% discount. My husband's pizza toppings were slightly burnt, but he ate it anyway.

We'll go back, but will try different dishes.

GB
Phoenix
53 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience at my new go-to restaurant. The service was super and the food was excellent. It's location right on the harbor makes a great place to take guests.

OT
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Das gut Vorweg, die Pizza schmeckt hervorragend. Allerdings lief bei unserem Besuch alles schief. Trotz Reservierung mussten wir 15 Minuten warten, da uns die Hostess ganz offensichtlich vergessen hatte. Dann wollte sie uns zu dem Tisch führen, der war aber noch nicht fertig. Dann sollten wir uns temporär woanders hinsetzen bis unser Tisch fertig sei. Dort bestellten wir Getränke, jedoch wurden diese dann nicht an unseren richtigen Tisch geliefert und die Bedienung hat uns scheinbar nicht mehr gefunden. Der bestellte Beilagensalat wurde komplett vergessen und die Pizza mit falschen Belag geliefert weshalb wir diese immerhin nicht zahlen musste. Der Lärmpegel war extrem laut und der aussentisch entpuppte sich alles innen Tisch, da es kein außen gibt. Somit eigentlich alles schief gelaufen, aber die Pizza war sehr gut.

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VM
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Overbearingly loud 80's music in the dining room, why and why? Little rolls served before lunch were either stale or not prepared correctly. Ordered salad and pizza which with both very average and boring at best. The pizza arrived about 3 minutes after the salad, poor service. I would have liked to taken the time to enjoy the salad without pizza sitting on the table getting cold.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice to sit by the water, enjoy the sunset, food and company

GB
Phoenix
53 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ocean was the perfect server. I had the Parmesan Panko fish atop risotto. My wife had the chicken Alfredo. While our guest had the salmon. All were prepared expertly. We each chose something different from the bar. My wife had a rose, myself a craft beer and our guest- an exotic cocktail. Perfect evening

DD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was very slow and server was poor. Thai Chicken pasta was excellent. Pizza average.

IG
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Pizza Nova offers a lot variety on the menu. It's casual and fun to sit by the window. You can watch the boats come in to pick up their pizzas to go. The pizza is very good. The only disappointment was the Parmesan cheese shavings. Thry literally have no flavor st all. The prosciutto on the other hand was nice and authentic. The Caesar salad was a nice side with crunchy croutons. The calamari was tasty with a lemon aioli sauce. The noise level was deafening. The music is extremely loud and the kids in the next booth were basically screaming. The tables by the window are nice and the service is attentive.

GB
Phoenix
53 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Tried this restaurant with my family and was so impressed that I took my boss and his colleagues. Totally nailed it. The view, the food and the perfect service impressed everyone

FO
Palm Springs
39 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Treated my grandkids to lunch before our boat ride in the Newport Harbor. I have dined in the past for dinner and Pizza Nova is always a good choice when visiting Newport Beach!! Great views, food and exceptional service!!

LG
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

You can't beat the view! The pizza is really good. Our party of 6 shared many dishes, including Thai Chicken Pasta, Chicken Tequila Pasta, Caprese & Burrata salads, The Works and Portobello & Prosciutto pizzas. The only disappointment was the Slow Braised Lamb Shank - it was cold in the middle as if it had been in the refrigerator and nuked. All in all it was good time with good food and very well priced! We'll be back for sure.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience, food and service. We love docking our boat and hanging out at Pizza Nova!

AT
Central Coast
13 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you Jeff, the best and attentive Manager we could have had the pleasure of working with. Jason was a suburb server handling 30 women wanting separate checks. The food was like that of a 5* restaurant, my Chicken Piccata couldn't have been better!!

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great overall experience! Food was delicious and the atmosphere is cozy with a beautiful view of the bay!!

S
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Service was terrible. So slow. Whether it was getting drinks, napkins, dishes and the meals... Not to mention refilling water glasses! Also the noise was crazy loud. They need to turn the music and or TV's down some....if they want people to have a conversation. We were having to yell at each other and the waitress miss understood what we said. Also they reported we did not show up!!
We will not be returning

RJ
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Pizza Nova. It is one of our go to restaurants.

AB
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Horrible cold food, took 1 1/2 hrs to get our food for a party of 6, 3 kids & 3 adults.... Food came out out different times, pizza tasted like a fast food pizza restaurant made it..... How do you wait so long for bad pizza???? Had to ask many times for our waters & ice teas to be filled. Out reservations we're at 6:45, we were not seated until 7:10. Waited another 15 minutes before we saw a waitress....
Never going back....
Ice teas at $7.50 a piece!!!! Kids pasta $7.50 each, outrageous !!!
Small parking lot, poor parking!

TR
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good creative pizzas and a nice ocean view. Plus you get delicious little bread bites for free with your meal.

B
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The pizza wasn't cooked thoroughly, the cheese wasn't melted, the pizza was served lukewarm and it was really an overall disappointment. There was so much arugula on the pizza, it was almost like eating a garden. It was more of a "filler" than an accent. We had been here before and had a good experience but we won't return.

N
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, fun atmosphere and nice view. Would visit again in the future.