Diane's Villa Nova

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 25 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Pizza + 4 more
100% of 20 votes say it's Celiac friendly

5 Brimfield Road, Holland, MA 01521 Directions

(413) 245-9090
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    5 ratingAugust 18, 2017

    Don't think, just go here. Worth the 5 mins off the highway through a beautiful town. Gluten free onion rings!!!

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    5 ratingJuly 14, 2017

    Went here when it was pretty quiet and Diane talked with us the whole time. Her son, one of the chefs, has celiac himself. They understand and can appreciate the difficulties of eating out. She said she would answer any questions and wanted to make sure that my mom and I (we both have celiacs) were comfortable. They have a separate fryer (also soy free) and most items can be made gf (marked with an * on the menu). Items like meatloaf, meatballs, and lasagna are still not available gf, but she mentioned she doesn't make them gf because she hasn't found the right quality gf ingredients and won't serve anything she doesn't approve of. I had the fried mozzarella, house salad (which was fresh leafy greens not just iceberg) with Dijon ranch, and the chicken Parmesan. The spaghetti sauce was a little peppery for my taste, but i am in no way saying that it was bad. The portion was huge, I had plenty to eat and still took half home. The chicken was breaded and crispy golden brown. If anyone is interested, she posts her weekly specials on their Facebook page. Will definitely return to try something else on the menu!!

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    5 ratingJune 23, 2017

    Family owned business that provides a vast assortment of tasty gluten free options. From pizza, to grinders, to fish and chips, to onion rings you can find plenty of options to satisfy what your stomach is craving. Worth stopping by, if you are in the area.

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    5 ratingMay 12, 2017

    Just about everything is gluten free from fried mozzarella to pizza and even grinders. This place is gluten free heaven! Must try!

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    5 ratingMarch 25, 2017

    I discovered this restaurant a few years ago and have become a regular customer. It is family own and they make you feel like family when eating there. Diane will always come over to greet us and let me know what items on the special board are GF. There are also many GF options on their regular menu. I have never been disappointed with my meals. Last night I had the stuffed cabbage that was excellent! There is always a home made GF dessert which is a special treat. This is a restaurant diffently worth checking out.

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    5 ratingMarch 04, 2017

    My family and I stopped here on our way back to CT after a day trip to Sturbridge and I'm so glad that we did!! The food was fantastic and such friendly service. Diane was so nice to talk to and even gave my boys a tour of the kitchen. You will not be disappointed here!!

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    5 ratingFebruary 26, 2017

    Outstanding home made food, almost everything on the menu can be made gluten free. Great service in family run restaurant that 'gets it'. Worth the trip, you will not be disappointed.

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    5 ratingDecember 07, 2016

    Great Italian food. Owners are on site and extremely friendly and attentive. So obvious they take pride in their food and serving people. Definitely will be going back. So easy to get to on our trip from Boston to CT. Chef is celiac so they know what they are doing. I had GF eggplant park and would recommend it, although I can't wait to try many other items.

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    5 ratingOctober 23, 2016

    The BEST gluten free menu and food around. Fried Mozzarella appetizer, breaded chicken parm and pasta (with bread) and the gluten free apple crisp might be my favorite but so many other options. If you are anywhere in the area it's worth the trip :)

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    5 ratingSeptember 02, 2016

    Excellent service! Huge Italian American gluten free menu. One of the chefs is GF so they cater very well. Diane let my kids back into the kitchen and let them help serve dessert. Family owned, food was delicious, great portions. I would recommend this place highly!

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    5 ratingAugust 29, 2016

    Lots of GF options, including fries and their other fried items (like chicken parmesan, mozzarella sticks, fish and chips, etc.). The food was good and the portions were huge!

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    5 ratingAugust 21, 2016

    Very good food, friendly staff. The chef has Celiac so he understands the challenge. They said they have a truck / cart at the Brinfield Flea Market - will have to find it next time we go!!!

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    5 ratingAugust 05, 2016

    Excellent variety of choices! Stopped by during a 400 mile bike tour. What a treat! A surprise oasis in the middle of a long, hot day. Greta chicken parmigiana sandwich!

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    5 ratingFebruary 15, 2015

    Awesome gluten free menu! The food was amazing! Wonderful staff that welcome you like family. Overall amazing experience

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    5 ratingOctober 13, 2014

    Where can you find the food you used to love to eat? At Diane's Villa Nova! I haven't had fish and chips in years and it was a feast to finally be able to taste it again. Their shepherd's pie is to die for and it is GF. Egg Plant Parmigiana, yummmm. Here is a family owned restaurant that tr eats you like family and goes to any extreme to make sure you are satisfied. Finally a place where my son and I (Celiacs) can eat all together with the rest of the family who do not have to be gluten free.

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    1 ratingAugust 19, 2014

    I almost puked. Watched the cook in the back scratch his but and then go back to cooking without washing his hands.

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    5 ratingJune 26, 2014

    Absolutely delicious! The chief has celiac disease and has completely converted the kitchen to allow gluten free meals. They have all the comfort foods you can think of and may have missed since going gluten free. He is very educated and friendly! The family welcomed us with open arms and gave us hugs when we left. We will be going back very soon.

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    5 ratingMarch 22, 2014

    Delicious GF fish and chips, pizza, and GF cones for the ice cream!! Extremely friendly owner and chef! Strongly recommend!

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    4 ratingFebruary 02, 2014

    I had the gf fish and chips which were very good. I'm looking forward to going back to try something new soon.

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    5 ratingDecember 28, 2013

    The gluten free menu is fantastic. Very friendly atmosphere, family oriented. Thanks guys!

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    5 ratingSeptember 08, 2013

    I am the chef at Diane's Villa Nova, I have also suffered from celiac disease for 2 1/2 years. We have a very extensive gluten free menu, which includes, beer battered fish and chips, pizza, pasta, eggplant parm, chicken parm. Family owned and operated with a family atmosphere. Bring your appetite, you will not leave here hungry. Gluten free beer and ciders available.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pasta
  • Pizza


  • Italian
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
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