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Novara, Milton, MA

Novara

4.8
4.8
2085 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


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 2,085 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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  1. RC

    RobertC

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    My dinner companions were delayed so I called to let the restaurant know and to change the reservation time. They were more than accommodating and did not think getting a table would be a problem (of course, it was a Tuesday night). The waitress was cheerful, answered all our questions, and was unobtrusive yet efficient. We had a great meal and a great time. I have been to Novara many times and have never been disappointed. A great atmosphere with the huge bar, the multiple TV screens, and, of course, the "movie" screen above it all.
  2. DA

    DAVIDK

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    High prices. Mediocre food. No bread.
  3. AS

    AmyS

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious! Always wonderful service! We love Novara
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic time, the server was attentive, fun, and so kind.
  5. D

    Deeb1

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Novara the Food was amazing and the service was excellent. Will definitely be back!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went out to lunch to celebrate a colleague’s departure. I indicated that I preferred outdoor seating. The restaurant set is up in a semi-private tented area. The food was excellent and the service was great. Novara never disappoints!
  7. RH

    RobynH

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Italian food and has a variety on the menu & drinks were delicious
  8. SP

    StevenP

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always great service and unbelievable food, highly recommended
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    As always, it was a great experience!
  10. A

    Angie

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Entertaining visiting relatives Wonderful time
  12. TF

    ToddF

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our new favorite place. Easy to make reservations- great service and delicious food.
  13. LL

    LeeLee

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly, attentive service. Large portions and delicious food.
  14. EL

    ELMS

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always beyond excellent service and food. There was a lovely baby shower going on beside us in main dining and was still enjoyable and sound was not one bit of a problem. And of course food and drinks was as expected - excellent !!
  15. DR

    DianeR

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Novara. The food is delicious, the ambience is superb. The staff is fabulous. My favorite restaurant in the Boston area! I especially love the lobster role!!
  16. FL

    FoodLover

    New England

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can’t wait to go back! Our server was the sweetest and helpful. Everything was delicious. We had the rosemary lemon wings and lobster tacos to start. The steak with shrimp and truffle mash for dinner as well as the steak and lobster with mash potatoes and crispy Brussel sprouts. The strawberry basil mocktail was also Devine.
  17. DN

    DamienN

    New England

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Novara never disappoints. It is such a cool place (converted movie theater) and was vibrant on a Wednesday. The food is always great, the waitress was spectacular and the location is extremely convenient. We will keep coming back!
  18. a

    anthonym

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    First off - the venue is stunning - an old movie theatre converted into an amazing fun experience. It’s a little loud, but that’s a minor issue. OUr food was delicious (chicken Marsala and baked Cod)…drinks were good and service quite nice. I would definitely return.
  19. D

    Donna

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    You are usually my favorite restaurant that is why I chose to celebrate my birthday. The waitress was young and needs more training. I was not feeling well upon arrival and explained she said, no bread or crackers, little concern. Special - broccoli was BURNT- steak Marsala over done - she never came back to ask.
  20. KF

    KirkF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always a good time! Excellent server! Love the patio!
  21. KW

    KaraW

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delicious meal on Fathers Day
  22. S

    Swtrex

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The best eggplant parmigiana & pasta I’ve ever had. Good food. Very, very loud. My throat hurt after dinner with my friend. Not the place for a catch up… seems like a good place for a group… very lively. Nice big bar.
  23. JC

    JulieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I just dined at Novara on Saturday night (6/18/2022) and had a wonderful time. The food was amazing, atmosphere was great, and our server as well as the host/hostess at the front were so accommodating. This is one of my new faves!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came for an early Father’s Day dinner. My server was super nice. Went the extra mile for my family and I. The food was amazing, as always. Can’t wait to come back for the surf and turf!
  25. JD

    JulD

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding on all levels - exceptional food, outstanding service by every member of the team and Great space. Will be back!’
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday- everything was perfect
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jason is awesome!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    First time at Novara. Great drinks and food
  29. W

    Wendy

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We love Novara. Food is consistently great. Service is perfect. Restaurant is comfortable and there is decent parking. Novara is one of our favorites and we go often and it’s always the same. Awesome!!
  30. MG

    MiltonGirl

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Novara is the best restaurant in Milton- great menu, great drinks (decent pour) and great atmosphere. This restaurant really stepped up when the pandemic hit and they never looked back. Food is really good and portions are huge. Love this place!
  31. PO

    PatriciaO

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The vibe is just wonderful. Can’t wait to go back and see what the bar is like. Looks so fun! 2 of our 3 meals were wonderful: bolognese and salmon. The chicken in the chicken Marsala was tough. Hoping it was just a bad night. Flavor was delicious. We’ll be back soon!
  32. MB

    MeghanB

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server was fabulous so efficient and professional. Our food was piping hot. It was our anniversary and we had a great night celebrating! Thank you!
  33. R

    Rachel

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was AMAZING, drinks were as well! Loved the ambiance and the vibes!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Once again the food runner’s are just attitude towards people, food out to fast, food cold , definitely last time going here this place is a big hit are miss,
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always good food and service
  36. K

    Karen

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We sat on the patio and it was very pleasant. There are a lot of different steaks on the menu and this was a hit with our group.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is go to place for date night. From salmon picatta to the chicken parm to the house made Foccia, the menu is delicious. Been there many times and never had a bad thing! Great cocktails. If you like spicy, highly recommend the Some Like it Hot. Great house made sangria too
  38. JB

    JessB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was wonderful. Food was delicious. Manager got us a great seat outside.
  39. MF

    MargieF

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food and service. Novara never disappoints!
  40. L

    Locals

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Food was not great

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 2085 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


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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