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Villa Nova Ristorante

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5545 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214-1125
+1 614-846-5777
11:00 - 23:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Toledo, Ohio
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Been here several times, most recently with large group of friends for a birthday. Staff was very accommodating, let us bring in an outside birthday cake and provided plates. Great food, lots of choices from pizza to sandwiches to pasta. Highly recommend.

Thank Bellsc22
Columbus, Ohio
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a late lunch of pasta, meatballs, sausage cacciatore, salad, wedding soup and the house burgundy. Well done Italian food and larger portions than you can reasonably eat. The servers and other employees are eager to please and as friendly as I've encountered in Columbus. I'm recommending it to my friends.

Thank Franco1085
Centreville, Virginia
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271 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Went with friends and family and had a terrific time. Besides the wait (an hour), we really enjoyed it. The service was friendly and excellent, the food good, and the prices very reasonable. I had the gnocchi which were very good. Other dishers were very good as well including chicken parm, the rigatoni special, and alfredo. This is not high... More 

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Centreville, Virginia
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555 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

It's really popular and crowded, but the food is very good and you get decent portions and the service is pretty quick. They have tons of variety and lots of great specials, so you can easily get lost in the menu, trying to decide what to get. Everything our large group had was excellent, hot, fresh and delicious.

Thank RYC88
Columbus, Ohio
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

This restaurant serves great typical Italian food. Lasagna, gnocchi, spaghetti, ravioli - they offer it all and it is all really good. Almost every pasta entree comes with salad and breadsticks. The portions are very generous and the service is good. This is a great place to come with your family for a good italian meal. It is usually busy... More 

Thank BecSpark10
Raleigh, North Carolina
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154 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

We went here with family and found the service to be good and the food to be really good. The portions were definitely large enough to take half home for another meal later. Everyone enjoyed what they ordered and the bread sticks were soft, flavorful and never ending. i had the Gnocchi that came with meatballs. I specifically said I... More 

Thank Nyrken
Columbus, Ohio
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Wanted to take an Italian class to Villa Nova for a Sunday dinner. It is a busy time but with 3 hours notice they arranged a table for 15 in the back of the restaurant. The meals are American interpretations of classic Italian staples. The real "Spaghetti alla Carbonara" is listed as "Spaghetti Carabonari, made with capellini and Alfredo sauce",... More 

Thank 608sergios
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

I had high hopes for this place, but the pizza left me a little disappointed. Its more like a restaurant that happens to have pizza, not a restaurant that is focused on pizza. Nice atmosphere and the place seems to have a lot of history. The pizza in my opinion was average. It reminds me of Tommy's but not quite... More 

Thank Kramson
Columbus, Ohio
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193 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I remembered the my first visit, about 4 years ago being pretty good. It was as crowded as it was today, but that only tells you how good the food/ service is at this restaurant. Waited for a couple of minutes and slowly walked to our table since they were just cleaning it up. The bread was delicious. I had... More 

Thank pixiedreamer
Columbus, Ohio
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

You can't beat this restaurant for real Italian. It gets busy so go early or be prepared to wait. It's like stepping back in time. I don't think it's changed since my first dinner there 35 years ago. That's not a bad thing!

Thank Deber1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5545 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214-1125
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: +1 614-846-5777

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?