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Novara, Milton, MA

Novara

4.7
4.7
2238 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

9:00 PM


Booked 7 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 2,238 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
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food - we had Brussels sprouts, seafood scampi and the short ribs - all memorable!
  2. WM

    WilfredoM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing as always!! Keep up the good work.
  3. DY

    DianeY

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The bolognese was delicious. Love the setting. Pizzas look great so will try next time.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I booked a table at 8pm - I thought it was too late but it wasn't. The tiramisu is bomb ! But a little but overpriced for just small piece. Must try the Parmesan Crusted Cod, and chicken marsala. Everyone is talking about the seafood scampi but for me it's overrated, not worthy. Overall 7/10 not satisfying
  5. P

    Pand

    New England

    44 reviews

    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat stayed at the bar because the interaction was so personable. Great time!
  6. AB

    AlisonB

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On November 1 my boyfriend and I had dinner outside on the patio. It was absolutely lovely. I had the salmon special and it was incredible. I hope you bring it back again soon. It was tasty, unique, and my boyfriend’s chicken piccata was a smashing success as well. I like eating in the bar area At the high tops, however, I prefer the outside patio. It’s your own little piece of paradise why you dine in the city.
  7. KF

    KirkF

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was awesome! Always a great time, great atmosphere, great menu!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Never a bad experience at Novara. Food and drinks are always great.
  9. MH

    MichelleH

    New England

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Service was terrible. Server never even came over to refill water. 10 minutes into meal before we finally got salt and pepper shaker.

    NovaraResponded on November 3, 2022Michelle, thank you for taking the time to let us know! We would love to give you an incentive to give us another try so we can make it right, as that experience is not in line with the type of service we pride ourselves on. Please reach out with an email to management@novararestaurant and we will be happy to address these concerns in greater detail. -Novara Management

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were friends getting together to celebrate a birthday. The 3 course meal for lunch was a fabulous hit! 2 had the Parmesan crusted schrod and the other had chicken parmigiana and pasta. Cesar salad was delicious and dessert was spectacular. It made a special occasion a 5 star 🌟 experience.
  11. ML

    MollyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing anniversary dinner at Novara. The staff was friendly, food and drinks were wonderful, and we even got a complimentary glass of champagne at the end to celebrate. We will absolutely be returning!

    NovaraResponded on October 27, 2022Thank you for coming, and happy anniversary!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend moving out of state
  13. RM

    RickyM

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great fun atmosphere and large variety selection of wines by the glass.
  14. C

    Charles

    New England

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food is decent service was ok. The people delivering the food have no clue where anyones food goes.. if your not paying attention youll start eating someone else’s meal.. leaving none of the four standing at hostess station said good bye, thank you for coming, how was everything, they just stared at you when leaving.. weird, like children of the corn.. it was a business dinner so there wont be any hurry to go back. drinks were good…
  15. DM

    DanaM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is amazing!! It's been a while since we went to Novara so forgot how good it was. Highly recommend. It's a bit pricey but totally worth it! Bonus is the parking lot which leads to a side door to the restaurant.
  16. D

    Diane

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food & fabulous drinks; can't go wrong with whatever you order!
  17. EL

    ELMS

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A+ food and service. Always expect and receive an excellent meal. Never disappoints.
  18. SD

    SandraD

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is 2nd time we visited this restaurant, Great food, good service , elegant environment.
  19. PW

    PeterW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great time, great food and presence, beautiful place, very large but very Loud
  20. P

    Phantom

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for my sons birthday, food was delish, atmosphere was wonderful and our waiter was amazing! He was very friendly and very attentive.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No complaints everything was outstanding
  22. M

    Megaberry

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had never been here before but it was a beautiful open space with TVs (in your face at the bar) and a huge screen, playing classic Frankenstein. Food was wonderful and service was always there to check on us and see if we needed anything else. Great time! Went with friends but what a great date night location, literally dinner and a movie. Will definitely be back!
  23. d

    deezy

    New England

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Some creative Italian dishes, some standard Italian dishes, plus burgers, fish and chips, pizza. Something for everyone in a very friendly atmosphere. We waited too long for a waiter to show up between orders - very busy even on a Wednesday night. But overall, one of the best restaurants just outside the city.

    NovaraResponded on October 24, 2022Thank you for the feedback! We're glad you enjoyed the food and would love to hear more about your service experience if you would take a moment to email us at management@novararestaurant. We pride ourselves on our food as well as our service and a three star review on service certainly falls short so we would love to address your concerns in greater detail.

  24. SM

    SteveM

    New England

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family loves Novara!!
  25. HB

    HeatherB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great atmosphere, very nice staff! Food portions were large.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was on point. The drinks were good, focaccia bread was great, not sure about the cold tomato sauce that its served with. Fig pizza was a hit, while the margarita pizza was a miss. Overall very good!

    NovaraResponded on October 20, 2022Thank you for taking the time to write a review! While we love the tomato marmalata with our focaccia, you can always request our warm marinara next time instead! We make every effort to accommodate guest requests whenever possible. Thanks again for dining with us, and we hope to see you again soon! Novara Management

  27. EK

    EllenK

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent. It was loud but not too loud to enjoy conversation.
  28. a

    adventurousdiners

    New England

    147 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    147 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Great food, as always.

    NovaraResponded on October 20, 2022Thank you so much for the feedback! We appreciate the opportunity to address some of these concerns and will continue providing ongoing training for our food running staff to help them better serve you in the future. We appreciate your continued business! Novara Management

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seafood scampi was outstanding!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Have been going here for years. Wine list and food has gone downhill

    NovaraResponded on October 20, 2022Thank you for taking the time to let us know! We would love to hear more detailed feedback in order to help us improve. If you would be so kind as to email our management team at management@novararestaurant so that we may address your concerns in greater detail it would be much appreciated. Novara Management

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took mother out, great food and service!
  32. SP

    StephaneP

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! The food is great, the service is very friendly and the atmosphere cozy... I will definitely be returning!

    NovaraResponded on October 12, 2022Wonderful to hear! Thank you so much for taking the time to review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Novara Management

  33. SD

    SandraD

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Good is great, service is better thank ok, not as good as the food.

    NovaraResponded on October 12, 2022So glad you love the food! If you have any specific feedback that would help us to improve upon our service, we would love to hear from you at management@novararestaurant. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review! Novara Management

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and service was great! Our server was attentive and quick to take care of any requests we had. Our apps and main courses were delicious. The room was hopping so it was a little difficult to have a conversation.

    NovaraResponded on October 12, 2022Thank you for coming and for the positive review! We look forward to another opportunity to serve you soon! Novara Management

  35. CO

    CarolO

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was very nice; the dining outside was lovely and the food was delicious!

    NovaraResponded on October 12, 2022Thank you for the review! Come see us again soon! Novara Management

  36. KD

    KerylD

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All food was great! Cocktails were delicious and the service was amazing! Love it here!
  37. RS

    RosanneS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Regular customer at this restaurant and Abby Park. No need to go into Boston with these two local restaurants. Love them both. Never disappoints! Get treated very special since I’m a regular but everyone gets treated with utmost respect and service. Bring a lot of my friends here and they end up bringing theirs. I highly recommend! Special shut out to Lori!!!

    NovaraResponded on October 12, 2022We love our regulars! Thanks so much for your continued support and for taking the time to share your experience here in a review. We appreciate you! Novara Management

  38. h

    harris3

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Our server Jen was amazing! Definitely our go to place for a night out!!
  39. w

    winendine39

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal! Stopped here on the way to Logan and it was an amazing find. Great menu, big portions, quality ingredients, good prices, comfortable ambiance. Recommend!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was great. My waitress was over worked. Lack of service.

    NovaraResponded on October 12, 2022Thank you for the review! We are glad you enjoyed the food, but would love to hear more detail about where your dining experience fell short in terms of service. Please send us an email at management@novararestaurant so we can address any concerns! Novara Management

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 2238 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 7 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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