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Novara, Milton, MA

Novara

4.7
4.7
2287 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Novara rivals the quality and authenticity of Boston’s North End restaurants in a suburban setting while remaining a casual neighborhood bar and restaurant. The culinary team is led by Executive Chef Anthony DeRienzo who will incorporate elements of his Italian heritage in a menu that is appealing and approachable. Located in a heritage building whose entrance will amaze. Parking lot located behind the restaurant Church Street. Street parking also available.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 53 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American

  • Hours of operation

    Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 696-8400

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Tony DeRienzo

  • Catering

    Catering is offered through our full service catering company, Cypress Catering Company. Cypress Catering provides catering for weddings, corporate functions, private events, and much more. Visit our website at www.cypresscateringcompany.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    The Wine Shed at Novara is the perfect setting for your intimate dinner party. Rustic beams, glowing sconces and a decorative fireplace create the feeling you are in a Tuscan villa. The Wine Shed seats up to 15 guests and can be reserved for your private dining needs. We are also equipped with audio visual equipment to accommodate your business meeting needs. We can also accommodate larger parties and provide the full restaurant for up to 175 people on a given afternoon or evening. Contact private dining sales for details.

  • Private party contact

    Manager: (617) 696-8400

  • Neighborhood

    Milton

  • Cross street

    Church

  • Parking details

    Novara has a parking lot behind the facility and plenty of street parking, located at 10 Church st. The Abby Park lot can also be used for Novara diners.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,287 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. S

    Steve

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience. Quality food and tremendous service!
  2. LD

    LovesDiningOut

    New England

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very busy even at the early hour of 6:30- noise level is much better than previously. Pork, chicken parm, scallops and prime rib special were all delicious and our waitress was knowledgeable and personable. Very nice evening- highly recommend
  3. KB

    KathyB

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. quick service. upbeat and lively vibe
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Probably our 10th visit to Novara, we love it! Arguably the best restaurant in Milton. However this particular visit did not meet the bar; the lobster & shrimp fra diavolo underwhelmed. Sweet potato Arancini was better during previous visits. I will be back and always recommend this restaurant!
  5. d

    damw

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, drinks and the meals were excellent. We split two salads to start. Caesar and Beet salad, both very good. Entrees were salmon, seafood scampi and filet. Everything was delicious and we all finished our meals. For dessert we shared the molten lava cake w/gelato. So good. Will definitely be back.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was delicious. Service could use some work. Waitress got slammed with multiple big parties and we got pushed off.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and fantastic service. Our favorite date night spot!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    The food was delicious but we felt rushed by the staff.
  9. TD

    TheDiva

    New England

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, Novara never disappoints!!! Food and service is impeccable!!! We even overstayed our seating!!! That’s how great of a night we were having!!! So glad that you are reopened!! We truly missed you ❤️
  10. LP

    LorraineP

    New England

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent, from the service to the food. I will definitely recommend
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jen was a wonderful server and our food was incredible. Such a fun night for my family!
  12. S

    Scott

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely experience! As always! First time back after the fire. Looks even better than before!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Awesome - everything was perfect
  14. F

    Foodie

    New England

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!
  15. DR

    DianeR

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Novara is a favorite. You have to make your reservations for the weekend well in advance. Very popular!!
  16. EL

    ELMS

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Sunday brunch - it was out first time back after fire. The new changes were beautiful & as always it was such a lovely get together. The ambiance, the service and the food were as always flawless. Just love going there to relax and have a lovely time. Staff is always so pleasant and efficient. Can’t say enough but thank you for giving us such a wonderful venue close by to enjoy with friends and family. Sheer perfection.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Had to send meal back 3 times
  18. j

    jenbyrdebanks

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress, Jen, was amazing!! Love having here there when we dine! The food and drinks were unbelievable!
  19. SJ

    StacyeJ

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and quick seating
  20. NR

    NatalieR

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing experience the other night. I organized a surprise for a friend, and the staff working that night was so accommodating, seating everyone ahead of time and making sure our guest of honor was fully surprised when lead to the table! We had a bottle of champagne purchased over the phone, and our waitress delivered it over immediately. The whole night was a blast and the food was amazing!
  21. F

    Foodie

    New England

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappointed
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great. Love it there!
  23. SG

    SusanG

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So happy you’re open again! Common rendezvous spot for my friends and I. Love the food, service was outstanding and the space is airy and bright
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    Food was horrible!
  25. DD

    DiningDuo

    New England

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Out of the many times we have been to the restaurant, this was our very first time having brunch at Novara. We absolutely loved it! We decided to forgo the table & sat at the bar to watch the Sunday games. We really enjoyed the frittata and eggs in purgatory. Highly recommend both as they were outstanding! The bloodys and mimosas were also on point. Having Sam as our bartender is always the best treat. Thank you so much for an awesome Sunday! Can’t wait to go back for another brunch!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    All pasta overcooked. Service was horrific. Go to Steele & Rye instead.
  27. RF

    RussellF

    New England

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent time today at Novara. We celebrated a friends birthday and the food and drinks were delicious. The service was great too. Attentive to our needs, but didn't feel rushed. A great place for a group to catch up.
  28. g

    greatfood

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was fantastic. I love this place. Ambience and decor exceptional!
  29. M

    Molly

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always love celebrating at Novara! So glad you guys are back up and running! Great service, great food!
  30. EM

    EimearM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great vibe and very polite staff…will be back
  31. DD

    DelaneyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    My friend and I went for lunch mid week and they have a great special for a 3 course meal for $22! Everything we got was fantastic. Highly recommend.
  32. PD

    PaulaD

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    New Year’s Day
  33. R

    stephanieR5

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great NYE celebration!
  34. HW

    HeidiW

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Once again we had an exceptional experience at Novara. Our server, Erin, was personable and made our dining experience special. Food was outstanding. One of our favorite restaurants!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was amazing
  37. CJ

    CJMurphy

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was great; they have come a long way since they opened! Love the restaurant, our go-to! Happy New Year!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husbands and I favorite restaurant Order recommendations: Apps - chicken parm meatballs - focaccia bread - crispy Brussels Main - filet - scallops - all the pizzas Dessert - cannolis The drink and wine list is also hard not to excite! Enjoy!!
  39. G

    Goldilocks1041

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I went with 2 friends for the 3 course lunch. All 3 of us got the chicken parmesan and we all agreed that it was the best chicken parmesan we have ever eaten!! It was awesome!! One friend got the calamari for the appetizer, and really enjoyed it as well. I got the chocolate chip cannoli and my friends got the caramel gelato and they were all great. All in all it was a wonderful lunch with great food!! I am looking forward to going again very soon!!
  40. RP

    RhondaP

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I forget his name, but our server was excellent!!!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Novara using the Order Online button. Novara also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Novara also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 696-8400.

Novara is rated 4.7 stars by 2287 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 53 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Novara

556 Adams Street, Milton, MA 02186

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Church

  • Neighborhood

    Milton

  • Hours of operation

    Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Novara has a parking lot behind the facility and plenty of street parking, located at 10 Church st. The Abby Park lot can also be used for Novara diners.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tony DeRienzo

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 696-8400

  • Catering

    Catering is offered through our full service catering company, Cypress Catering Company. Cypress Catering provides catering for weddings, corporate functions, private events, and much more. Visit our website at www.cypresscateringcompany.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    The Wine Shed at Novara is the perfect setting for your intimate dinner party. Rustic beams, glowing sconces and a decorative fireplace create the feeling you are in a Tuscan villa. The Wine Shed seats up to 15 guests and can be reserved for your private dining needs. We are also equipped with audio visual equipment to accommodate your business meeting needs. We can also accommodate larger parties and provide the full restaurant for up to 175 people on a given afternoon or evening. Contact private dining sales for details.

  • Private party contact

    Manager: (617) 696-8400

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