Novara

4.8
1545 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.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1545 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.8
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4.6
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Noise · Moderate
99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful at Novara. The atmosphere is great, excellent food and wonderful service. We always enjoy taking out family members and out-of-state visitors.

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Sarah
New England
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my parents there for a Father’s Day brunch. This is our 3rd time there and we will be back again for sure. I love the ambiance and the food is delicious.

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Babsinmilton
New England
17 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had Father's Day brunch on the patio under an umbrella. Other than the noisy birds in the bushes, the noise level was quiet, which is what we were looking for. If you come in the evening, however, it will be much more "energetic" so I highly recommend the patio if you want to have a conversation. The food is always very good.

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OMcCloskey
New England
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pan seared scallops over lobster risotto and seafood scampi was delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. The food and drinks were amazing. We sat outside. It felt like we were in the North End. Very quaint. Can’t wait to go back again.

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vipwizzie
New England
39 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious food, fun atmosphere and excellent service.

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terryc
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was great. They have a great menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was great

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Novara is amazing. Certainly a go to for a night out. The staff is amazing and Jason is the absolute best. He really made sure my friend and I had fun.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was great and the waitress was very professional. Food was fantastic and came out quick! We will definitely be back in the future.

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ALJJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, and quality and speed of service were the highlights. I’d always like it quieter but it was tolerable. Kids dishes were unusually good!

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OUTSTANDING
New England
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was awesome food was excellent and the wait was 2 minutes

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SheilaT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious. Came to the table good and really hot. Busy place, server very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Guest loved the ambience. Noise level did not interfere with our meeting.

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southshorewriter
New England
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met some friends there for lunch.
We sat at the bar. The service was GREAT, the food was even better - had both the oysters and calamari to start! So delicious.

Can't wait to go again!

Thank you to the staff for a wonderful experience.

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DianeR
New England
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Novara is a fabulous gem in Milton. The food is outstanding and the atmosphere is perfect. We sat on the beautiful patio this time but I also love the bar area inside. The staff is professional and courteous. My favorite spot for sure!!

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vipJoeInBoston
New England
60 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place.

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BarbE
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar. Very attentive, friendly bartenders. Love that they still have partitions between patron.

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Sshoredude
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at this restaurant and we were pleasantly surprised - although some of the prices were a bit high you got what you paid for - had the broccoli and chicken pizza with real pieces of broccoli and huge chunks of chicken - the crust was the best I've tasted in years - my husband had the salmon burger and some risotto and left with a smile on his face - I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone for any reason at any time

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great food, place really busy and hopping and excellent cocktails! Note that if you ask for standard seating you may be seated at the bar, so best to specify. Burrata, stuffed mushrooms and parmesan crusted cod all terrific!

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CaraR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding and the food was delicious! I have a new favorite bolognese…

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susie
New England
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Novara has an patio that is great. Nice spot for a quiet summer dinner. Food was good. I only had a chicken sandwich, but it was good. The deserts were excellent. The lemon cake with with cream and rapberry sauce was very good. Truly that was worth the meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The six of us had a great time for our graduation lunch. Everything we ordered was good and the staff was mostly attentive and wanted us to have a good time. I would go back anytime, for a date night or with a group.

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vipTopNotch10
New England
242 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall, Novara is terrific. Front of house and wait staff and very attentive. Cocktails are well made and food is predictable and good. On the night we were there, a live singer was featured. He sang well but the volume of the sound prevented any conversation. Maybe that is just an occasional event - I hope. Otherwise, this is a place to be comfortable several times a month.

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BBAtlanta
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant, food was great, just all around great place to be!

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vipLizzie
New England
25 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We ate inside due to weather..eating on patio is a better experience.
Very current vibe which is great but noisy if you want good conversation.
Food was very good but service was a bit sparse. No check ins to make sure everything was ok.

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LorraineL
New England
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great reunion dinner with friends. Food and cocktails were fabulous! The sweet potato arancini were so delicious!

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vipmaureenw
New England
54 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday luncheon. Food was awesome. Waitstaff very engaging and accommodating had a great time

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was so nice! We were in no rush and she was great about it. The food was, as always delicious! The scallops were so tender! I’ve never been disappointed here!

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CindyK
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food very good and presentation nice, Ambience urban, a happening spot. Would go again if in the area.

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Tread555
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Ordered a glass of wine and it was about 1/4 in the glass. The food, however, was delicious.

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StephanieS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff and the food was also amazing! Wonderful experience!

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vipEric
New England
10 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was good to get out with friends for a ‘normal’ evening. The food was great - the papardelle bolognese was tasty. My wife had the scallop and risotto. Good beer selection. And a friendly and knowledgeable server. Highly recommend.

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vipDebF
New England
23 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Chicken Parm Wes delicious

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Rachel
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love Novara! The service and the food are amazing every single time. Definitely one of our go tos for date night!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and friendly staff

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CarolT
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was delicious, the restaurant was clean and busy

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vipSharonK
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous!!! Fun!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was great! Service too! Our reservation was for 6:30 and we seated about 6:45ish.

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Lucy
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blackened salmon was excellent, I like it well done.

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 1545 OpenTable diners.

Novara does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/807/novara-restaurant.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.