Nova Ristorante

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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Welcome to Nova Ristorante, Scarborough's first Italian restaurant. With two specialized kitchens we deliver the very best classic Italian dining and the finest hand tossed pizza. Visit our beautifully renovated dining room for an elegant dinner, or bring the experience home with takeout and delivery.
What 45 People Are Saying
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4.1based on all time ratings
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4.2
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3.9
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal and service!

B
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great ambiance of a local restaurant. It was my first time here with my friend & we really enjoyed ourselves. The food & wine were both delicious & I would definitely recommend it to a friend for sure.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and staff was great.
The fettuccine Alfredo was so tasty with an amazing cream sauce with wine and fresh herbs and freshly grilled chicken!
Awesome!

S
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

As long they will maintain their food quality and hopefully, they will bring back Angel Hair pasta.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Absolutely wonderful server, she made us feel very welcome. The food was really good, though the veal was a little on the skimpy side. The pasta primavera was delicious. It was quiet when we got there, but got quite busy, & people need to learn to use their inside voices. But altogether a great experience.

OT
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going here many years. Recent updates are lovely, including new menu and better quality. Food is really good. MUCH more than pizza nova...this is now our go-to for family dinners. Love it.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience4

The waitress keeps saying JESUS Christ

The pizza very delicious ✅
The restaurant is overall 8 rating

AC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Super friendly staff. I would go back in a heartbeat.

MG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. I would of missed it when passing by. Not a big restaurant from outside. The food was DELICIOUS. Great service. Good Parking. 3 people spent $105. 2 cokes (me), 2 glasses of wine, wings, soup, each of us had our own main dish.

CS
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had tickets for the ballet downtown but we wanted to find a nice place with good selections for the vegetarians in our party instead of the restaurants close to the theatre which were either too expensive or had limited choices for the veggies. Not only was the food and selection great for everyone at Nova, the price was very reasonable, it was easy to get to and our server made sure we were on our way downtown with time to spare!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was okay! Service was good!

BW
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lunched with 3 girlfriends ..great lunch specials offered ...quality and quantity excellent! Service was very good and courteous. Christmas decor was not overdone .. it was just right! The restaurant is bright and cheerful .. light colours.

C
Toronto
55 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good selection of menu items and great for kids ( pizza and pasta). Service was excellent. Like the real Italian feeling. Well done Nova !

DB
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited for our first time on Saturday evening. Went with a group of 8 for a family dinner. Everyone enjoyed their meals and the gluten free pizza was delicious!

K
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I met a friend here for some drinks and an appetizer that we shared - calamari. I love this dish but this place had it a bit burned that day, so something was off with that and the seasoning.

I will definitely still come back to try other dishes and perhaps the calamari will taste better on another day.

DB
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a large group of 28 friends and was the second time I arranged our dinner here. Service and food is amazing with reasonable prices. We will be back, probably for our Christmas get together. Highly recommend, and thank you to everyone!

p
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was very good, food was also good. Had to pay for bread wish it was complimentary.

LH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Dawn was our server and was great!! Asparagus salad needed a zip.. and we suggested lemon juice be added. Spaghetti was very good. Veal parm a hit and my artichoke penne was very good as well. Tiramisu was a disappointment ( no lady fingers to be found) but cheesecake etc was decadent and rich. We will go back!

WM
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience3

First let me say that the staff was VERY pleasant and I enjoyed the food very much. We were dining with a toddler, and because of that, I would have expected a bit more attention and quicker service. It took a long time for anyone to take our order so it might have been nice if they had brought something small for our little guy to snack on - crackers? juice?
The noise level was quite high - and on this occasion it helped to hide our rowdy toddler... BUT... I would probably not choose Nova if I wanted a quieter meal.
The place was not full - but there did not seem to be enough waitstaff to look after all the tables in a timely manner.

J
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food overall is good, main entree is great. Dessert menu can be improve

PL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were a group of 6. Waiter was attentive. Food came quickly and hot. The only complaint, one of the 6 meals was much smaller in size, noticably so, not sure why.

L
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a very enjoyable anniversary dinner. We definitely will be back.

PN
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Didn't realize the restaurant was closed for renovations when I made the online reservation. I went there from quite a distance to find it was closed. It would be wonderful if the online reservation service could let patrons know such important information when booking online.

WG
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first visit, however, not my last. Excellent food and service and I will return.

JR
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The pasta was extremely flavourful. The staff was very nice. The price was affordable. Great meal.

NG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was expensive when pizza is being brought out from Kitchen next door (Pizza Nova). Ambiance was OK. Owners can certainly work on reducing the prices to get customers back at their location.

J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hadn't been to the restaurant in years so the renovations were a nice surprise. There were 8 of us, 6 adults and 2 children. Even though I had indicated that it was a Birthday when I made the reservation, the restaurant never acknowledged it. The waiter was very nice and attentive. Pizza was great, a little skimpy on the Cesar salads. Disappointed to learn that we couldn't order a large order of wings, apparently can but only for take out. Overall a good experience, would definitely go back.

A
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place has healthy options too. Was surprised how a not so big area can have a cozy and quiet feel. The fried calamari was heavenly, the steak and salmon was nicely done, and the rest of our orders were pleasant. The overall service is friendly and personable.

d
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Overall it was rather disappointing to be honest. My girlfriend had the steak sandwich which needed to be sent back. I had a pasta dish that in my opinion was too small of portion. Service could have been better as well. Overall, I went once and wouldn't go back.

AJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We pass by this place all the time and we finally tried it. It's a great neighbourhood place and really good if you have a large group and/or kids. The service was warm, friendly and attentive. We were there for lunch and found that the portions were a good size. Definitely recommend trying the asparagus salad.

CG
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The chef was very strict on substitutions which meant we had to pay $2.50 for mushrooms instead of just taking artichokes out of my pasta. Overall the taste of the pasta was good.

P
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Food was delicious, as always. Nova never disappoints.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Recent increases in prices make this a less desirable destination.

M
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We ordered the spring menu of veal chop, it was like veal jerky, a bit burnt and so well done my mother could barely chew it. It came with mash potato instead of parsnip coz parsnip was sold out. The veg choice was broccoli, carrots, or peppers, why not one of each to make playing more colourful? No substitute allowed on the spring menu. The ribs on the other hand was decent. With potato wedge on the side. No vegetable.
Also had the mussels as a starter, good portion to share but some were tiny.
I liked how they warm the bread as not many places do.
Not sure why this place is 4 stars when it's pretty basic casual fare.
I guess I was looking for a bit more upscale and didn't know it was part of pizza nova.

GC
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service and the food is always on point. The menu is reasonably priced and has a variety of options.

U
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Opted Nova for our Mother's day lunch and it was a very pleasent surprise. The food quality was good, and the price poitn even better. I had the 10oz steak medium rare and it came exactlybas ordered...I have neen to steakhouse where they cock it up.

Overall everyone at the table came away happy with their meals and would definately come back.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nova is fairly old restaurant where they have kept to date without forgetting what made them popular to begin with. The service is friendly, efficient and professional.

W
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Heard good things from a friend so decided to try Nova Ristorante. The food was alright, just not as good as I expected. My husband had to send back his veal chops because it arrived lukewarm and was cold half way through his meal. Someone in our group ordered lamb chops and requested mint jelly but they didn't have any which seemed odd not to have. It wasn't a bad experience but didn't stand out either.

JD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Nova was recommended to us and we decided to try it on a week-night for Valentine's day instead of a special meal at home. They were not overcrowded but the servers were "run off their feet" and were not able to provide good service. After long waits for a first course, I had trouble getting the server's attention to get a spoon. Perhaps we should have chosen other "mains" but they were "so-so." A disappointment. Prices were moderate but I won't rush back to try it again.

JM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got together to reunite with cousins after the passing of our dear Aunt. I reserved the day before, the table was great, the food and service were great. The Manager (Veronica) was so helpful and accommodating.