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Novara, Milton, MA

Novara

4.8
4.8
2197 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

8:00 PM


Booked 60 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

    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 2,197 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Boston Suburbs

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  1. K

    Kevin

    New England

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The braised short rib was excellent and my friend enjoyed the special: sausage and ragatoni.
  2. K

    Kathy

    New England

    40 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    It was very busy and a bit slow but the food was good and the room is great. Good to see the football game. Our waitress seemed a bit overwhelmed but everything was good.

    NovaraResponded 3 days agoThank you for the review, Kathy! We appreciate you being so understanding in regards to the service on a busy night. We look forward to another opportunity to wow you next time you dine with us! Novara Management

  3. EL

    ELMS

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always A+ experience. Meet once a month with a group of friends - one being 80 yrs old and love that she can navigate parking & walking all alone with no worries. Thank you for that and always excellent friendly staff. Food can’t say enough always beyond perfection !!!!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a recent lunch here. Not my first time so a good indicator of their quality and especially service. Only drawback is parking but doesn’t deter me from coming!

    NovaraResponded 3 days agoThank you for the note and for the review! Glad to hear you always enjoy your experience. In addition to the parking lot adjacent to the restaurant, you can also feel free to park behind our sister restaurant, Abby Park. Novara Management

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to Novara and it didn’t disappoint! We were celebrating my sons birthday and he had suggested we try the restaurant.Each of us had an excellent meal with all but one clean plate and will definitely be back !

    NovaraResponded 3 days agoThank you so much for choosing us to help you celebrate, and for the lovely review. Clean plates are no small feat with our portions so we very much appreciate that high praise! We look forward to your next time dining with us. Novara Management

  6. JH

    JayH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delish! Crispy cauliflower appetizer, and best chicken parm.
  7. EF

    EllenF

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jason (as always) was very accommodating. When our usual table was not available he found one for us that he knew we would be happy at. We had a great night (as usual)!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely mid-week dinner with a friend. The patio is very comfy, the food was phenomenal and the service on point. Server made excellent recommendations for drinks and food based on what we liked. Parking is terrible and that’s probably the one downside. Food is also a bit pricey but worth it.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere and fresh well prepared food.
  10. S

    Suttonfoodie

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambiance, food and service was wonderful! Great choice of meals etc!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So delicious and great atmosphere
  12. JK

    JessK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Such delicious food. Great ambiance. Not too loud.
  13. K

    Kiswaz

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    I went with my hubby for our anniversary, we have always enjoyed novara but they seem to be heavily deep frying some of our old favorites. Their crispy Brussels sprouts should be called cremated and soaked in oil . They also used to do a really nice side of sautéed fingerling potatoes and that’s now deep fried too which is disappointing. They did give us a lovely complimentary dessert as we were celebrating our anniversary so that was a nice touch .

    NovaraResponded 3 days agoThanks for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate the feedback as we are currently in the process of some menu improvements. The brussels are indeed an item we are focused on giving some attention to so I hope you will be pleasantly surprised next time you dine with us. We would love to offer you a side of brussels on the house next time you come to try them out and see, just mention this review to your server! Novara Management

  14. M

    Michelles

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great dining experience. The food was delicious and well cooked. The service was superb from the time we walked in the door. Everyone was pleasant.
  15. SW

    SandraW

    New England

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The food and atmosphere was very good. I especially like the arrival of the food which was extremely fast. Thanks.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Fair just fair

    NovaraResponded 3 days agoWe are very sorry to have missed the mark during your recent dining experience and would love to hear more about what went wrong. Please do reach out at your earliest convenience by email to management@novararestaurant or call the restaurant and ask for Amelia. Thank you! Novara Management

  17. RS

    RitaS

    New England

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time customer. Loved the GF options. Service was awesome as well as staff. Everyone very helpful and pleasant.

    NovaraResponded 3 days agoThank you for reviewing! We are glad to be able to provide a number of GF options for our guests. We should be adding a few to our expanded brunch menu in the coming weeks, so keep your eyes open! We look forward to seeing you again. Novara Management

  18. MS

    MichaelS

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hostess and wait staff were excellent and the food was outstanding. My wife and I sat outside and were very pleased with the ambience.
  19. ED

    EllenD

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Food & Service, I had the Delicious Chicken Marsala & my husband had the Chicken Broccoli & Ziti. We shared a fresh & crunchy Cesar salad. Red Sangria always my favorite. We celebrated my Birthday with Vanilla Gelato & Chocolate Mousse.

    NovaraResponded 3 days agoHappy Belated Birthday! Thanks so much for the great review. Novara Management

  20. KN

    KathN

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Novara is consistently great. Food was good. Ambiance is amazing we were outside on such an amazing patio
  21. LG

    LillianG

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me encanto todooo❤️
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food, Service amazing!
  24. K

    Kelly

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ended up sitting at the bar. Bartenders are very friendly and attentive. Nothing beats the lobster fra diavalo!!

    NovaraResponded 3 days agoGlad to hear it! Come see us again soon and check out our new fall cocktails that are coming up in the next couple of weeks! Novara Management

  25. DD

    DiningDuo

    New England

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, service & wine per usual! Can’t wait to go back. Thank you for a wonderful evening
  26. D

    Denny

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food. Had Chicken Marsala and Seafood Scampi.-- both delicious. Very generous portions. Shrimp was a bit overcooked, but all in all, very tasty. Great mushrooms in the marsala... not too creamy, perfect pasta. Dessert was a lava cake which was quite decadent; and a lemon cake which lacked pizzaz. Waitress was attentive and brought things in a timely fashion.
  27. MA

    MelissaA

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Was disappointed in our dinner at Novara this weekend. The salads and appetizers came immediately after ordering. I was done with my salad before our drinks from the bar came. The service was not consistent or attentive. I ordered salmon piccata which was ok. Not sure what was piccata about it. So wanted Novara to be our go-to for bringing friends visiting us, but will be thinking twice about that now.

    NovaraResponded on September 6, 2022Melissa, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very disappointed that your dining experience fell short of your expectations. We will be certain to address the importance of timing the courses of the meal appropriately with our newer staff, and we appreciate you bringing this to our attention. We would love to offer you an incentive to give us another try. Please send an email with your contact information to management@novararestaurant so that we may follow up.

  28. TW

    ThomasW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most consistent restaurant we go too. Food is amazing, service is always great and friendly. Always looking forward to the next visit!!
  29. MZ

    MichaelZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service highly recommended enjoy
  30. r

    ryanm

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu with plenty of options from starters to main courses. The staff was great and our server was so accommodating. She took pics of our party for us and did not seem bothered by it at all. She was so personable and made us feel welcome. We never had to wait for drink refills, food was brought to our table in a very timely manner, hot and delicious! We had a bday cake for a family member and the server was just on the ball with everything from bringing out the cake to plates, utensils and more pics.
  31. M

    Molly

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant! Thanks for a lovely night!
  32. CC

    CCD1963

    New England

    103 reviews

    4.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Very cool vibe..the big screen showing vintage movies is fun. Service was really good, at first. Very friendly and efficient. However, it became almost frantic with a busser coming over to remove dishes when we weren't finished with the food. This happened several times and made us feel rushed. The food was decent but not superb and we found the prices (in the mid 30s) for almost every dish a bit high. This is the second time I've been to Novara and I think I'm good for awhile.

    NovaraResponded on August 30, 2022Thank you for the feedback regarding the support staff! We will be sure to address this with our bussing team so they can work on improving their steps of service. It's certainly never our intention to make a guest feel rushed, and we hope you will give us another opportunity to serve you in the near future! Novara Management

  33. f

    foodie

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    everything was very nice. My only complaint is we went for brunch but they did not really have a good egg brunch menu. The food was delicious that we choose.

    NovaraResponded on August 30, 2022Thanks so much for taking the time to send feedback! We are currently in the process of a few menu updates, and will certainly consider adding to our brunch menu as well. We hope you'll visit again soon and see what we have in store! Novara Management

  34. T

    Tonya

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Bolanase is delicious!

    NovaraResponded on August 30, 2022Thank you for the compliment! Novara Management

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Service could have been better but that seems to be the case every where these days

    NovaraResponded on August 30, 2022Thank you for such an understanding and empathetic response to the service you received. However, I would be more than happy to address your concerns in greater detail if you care to reach out to me at management@novararestaurant. We strive for the best service possible and we care about your feedback. Novara Management

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had 4 different entrees and desserts and all 4 of us thoroughly enjoyed our choices. Service was excellent

    NovaraResponded on August 30, 2022Wonderful! Thank you for coming! Novara Management

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Foods always great.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!!AMAZING !! Simply Amazing !!

    NovaraResponded on August 30, 2022Thank you! Novara Managment

  39. t

    taz59

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful night to sit outside on the patio
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service 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 4.8 stars by 2197 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 60 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

    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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