As I write this post honestly I feel like I am losing a friend. Most people in Newport Beach have been to Villa Nova many times and is a place I highlight to newcomers looking to buy a home in Newport Beach. Located on Mariners Mile in Newport Beach, It was on the water, had great food, great wine and a great staff. On February 28th 2013 Villa Nova was sold at a public auction for $6,000,000. The buyer, Newport Beach resident Mike Moshayedi who owns Joe's Crab Shack says he will be entertaining offers to bring a new restaurant to the site with a hope of opening a new restaurant there sometime near the end of the year. Right now the leading contender is The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar currently located in Tustin. So for those who have been many times and for those who have never been, March 28th will be the last day you can experience a great restaurant one last time.