Pizza Nova Premiers Waterfront Location in Newport Beach

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New location offers coastal views, signature cocktails and rustic wood-fired pizzas

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All of our Southern California partners feel the Newport Beach location opens the door for us to continue our expansion up the coast.

Corrinne Bollendorf

Pizza Nova continues to expand West Coast offerings by opening its fourth Southern California location in Newport Beach. The prime location is off the historic Pacific Coast Highway along Mariners Mile, known for its breathtaking harbor views, dock and dine valet options and bustling nautical community.

The new seaside location provides a distinct and unique dining experience with views overlooking Lido’s Isle, and a 120-foot boat slip where patrons can dock their vessels and dine-in, or phone-in their order to have it brought out directly. The entire indoor dining space was overhauled by Costa Mesa boutique interior designer Rick McCormack, of McCormack Studio, whose renovations include the installation of a custom bar constructed from recycled oak wine casks.

Overseeing the new beachfront spot for Pizza Nova is Tyler Williams, Newport Beach General Manager. Williams previously managed the popular Fish Market Restaurant in San Diego. Pizza Nova’s founders Kelly Bowie, John Freis, and Charlie Muirhead, believe the new location and space will bring fresh opportunities.

“All of our Southern California partners feel the Newport Beach location opens the door for us to continue our expansion up the coast,” said Muirhead. “We are very pleased with the response from locals and will continue with our mission of serving great food paired with quality service in a comfortable setting.”

Pizza Nova prides itself on delivering excellent and affordable handcrafted cuisine, combined with a casual yet modern atmosphere. In addition to Pizza Nova’s popular handcrafted wood fired pizzas, the menu includes pasta, salads and new and eclectic dishes such as: fresh parmesan crusted Alaskan halibut, pan seared salmon with risotto, linguine and clams, and Korean sweet and spicy wings. The seaside venue also features a full bar with 16 domestic and craft beers on tap, an extensive wine list and a range of specialty cocktails.

Happy hour is daily from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. and late night from 9 p.m. – close and features $4 beers, $5 appetizers, and $1 off all well and craft beers.

The Newport Beach location is now open and located at 601 W. Pacific Coast Highway. Pizza Nova opened its first location in 1990 in Point Loma and has been specializing in gourmet hand stretched wood-fired pizzas, pasta and salads ever since. The eatery now has four Southern California locations: Point Loma, Solana Beach, San Marcos and Newport Beach.

For more information call (949) 574-4099 or visit You can also follow Pizza Nova on Twitter @Pizza_Nova or Facebook at

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