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Updated 3:39 pm, July 9, 2014

Pizzerias are everywhere, but nothing can compare to the satisfaction of indulging in a delectable pan pizza that has been carefully prepared in the true Italian tradition. Villa Nova, a specialty restaurant and banquet hall in Villa Park, has been serving the community for more than 50 years and is well-known for its pizzas. Offering deep dish, buttery-tasting crusts and thin, cracker bread-style pizzas, as well as a wide range of authentic Italian cuisine, this restaurant provides a real Italian culinary experience. 

"Come visit us and you'll feel like you're in Italy," Ceasar Curry, of Villa Nova, said.

Putting his heart and soul into every dish he prepares is the restaurant's new chef, Giulio, whose upbringing in Turin, Italy, under the tutelage of his father, Chef Valero, honed his culinary skills and passion for Italian food at an early age. His education and training in a culinary school, as well as his experience in different pizzerias and restaurants, has allowed him to develop his talent while remaining faithful to his family's traditions of real Italian cooking.

The presence of Chef Giulio has revived the Italian spirit in Villa Nova. Customers will taste the difference when they treat themselves to the restaurant's homemade risottos, pastas, sauces, pastries and salads. Chef Giulio treats diners to a new menu, with lasagna bolognese and seared ahi tuna steak to pastries and tiramisu, as well as a truly delicious veal piccata, quattro formaggi pizza, diavola pizza and salsiccia pizza.

"We believe in quality of food," Curry said. "You don't need to eat a ton to fill up. It's about the right balance of proteins and carbohydrates so that you feel full but don't over eat."

In addition, Villa Nova began serving lunch, starting at 11:30 a.m., on Dec. 3. Lunch combinations are available for only $9.95, and include a panini or pasta with a choice of soup or salad.

For a limited time, customers who print this press release and present it to the restaurant will receive a 10-percent discount on their dinner bill (dining room only).

For more information about Villa Nova, call 630-832-8430 or view banquet hall on the Web at www.villanovabanquets.com. Villa Nova is located at 237 W. St. Charles Road in Villa Park.

About Villa Nova

Villa Nova is a venue in Villa Park that specializes in authentic Italian cuisine. Its full-service restaurant offers only the finest dishes, including homemade risottos, pastas, sauces, pastries, and deep dish or thin crust pizzas. Villa Nova is also a full-service catering facility that offers professional standards of quality and service that are unsurpassed. Backed by years of experience, its staff will accommodate clients in planning every aspect of an event, down to the smallest detail or extra special needs. 

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