Novella Osteria

4.7
41 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian

Novell Osteria is a neighborhood Italian restaurant that focuses on true authentic Italian cuisine. We take pride in our hand crafted fresh pasta that is complimented by a unique and inviting beverage menu that is based on our philosophy of "less is more". We invite you to come and experience Novella Osteria where good food and sincere hospitality is done daily.

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 41 people are saying
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p3kids
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, delicious appetizers and perfect pasta with unique flavors. Doughnuts were the perfect ending. Great vibe!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

All the kids in for a special pre-Thanksgiving dinner. Great food, great place to spend together!

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614foodie
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, impeccable service, great ambiance. Love dining here with friends and family. It’s a great experience every time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food.

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vipMikeF
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Jena was terrific!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

I wanted to love this place. I read the chefs story and was so excited given his training, but the experience is a miss. The ambience is terrible. It’s super bright and reminiscent of an Arby’s. They tried rustic but it came out cheap. The booths are made of messy painted plywood. The food started out amazing! A great bottle of wine and the meatballs are to die for, perfect texture and amazing taste but it went down hill from there. My pasta tasted ok but was aesthetically unappetizing. My husbands pasta tasted like it had been sprayed with pledge. We split the steak and it was over cooked and even if cooked correctly it wouldn’t have been good. I absolutely loved Roman Italian food but would not recommend Novella Osteria.

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vipRonaldB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent local eatery. The food was high quality. The meatballs were amazing!! Highly recommend

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vipDianeA
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every thing was perfect and food was outstanding. They have made it very safe too!

Novella Osteria
Responded on November 20, 2020

Thank you so much for the review and dining at Novella Osteria. We look forward to our next opportunity to host you as our guest. Matthew Phelan

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vipKevinM
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The ambience was great. Service was very good. I ordered a Martini to drink. Unfortunately, it was the smallest martini I have ever had. The glass was essentially the size of a desert wine glass. My spouse ordered a chicken dish. The skin was left on the chicken. The dish had very little flavor. I ordered the rigatoni with “Sunday gravy “. It was good but not great. I will return at least one more time. My first visit was just okay.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance. Food was excellent and the cosmopolitan was one of the best I’ve had.

Looking forward to taking our whole family.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of our food was amazing, especially the meatballs and bread.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Our server was very nice and attentive.
In my opinion in Italian restaurant we need to be offered Parmesan cheese and fresh pepper with a meal.
Just a little suggestion.

Thank you for nice evening

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! Food is delicious.

Novella Osteria
Responded on November 15, 2020

Thank you so much for the review and dining at Novella Osteria. We look forward to our next opportunity to host you as our guest. Matthew Phelan

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

This new restaurant is worth a try. Authentic menu, very nice Italian wine list (osteria!), Nice decor.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Birthday dinner

Novella Osteria
Responded on November 15, 2020

Thank you so much for the review and dining at Novella Osteria. We look forward to our next opportunity to host you as our guest. Matthew Phelan

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EllenP
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside because of the beautiful weather, but the service was great and the food was delicious!

Novella Osteria
Responded on November 13, 2020

Thank you so much for the review and dining at Novella Osteria. We look forward to our next opportunity to host you as our guest. Matthew Phelan

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viphabk
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent experience and meal at Novello. We can’t wait to go back and try other items on the menu. We appreciate the safety precautions they are taking with plexiglass and masks .

Novella Osteria
Responded on October 29, 2020

Thank you so much for the review and dining at Novella Osteria. We look forward to our next opportunity to host you as our guest. Matthew Phelan

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Nana
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very nice place to dine. A little on the pricey side.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

82nd bday for our mom

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EricH
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matt and his staff are welcoming and very pleasant. They will only get better with time! Congrats!

Novella Osteria
Responded on October 28, 2020

Thank you so much for the review and dining at Novella Osteria. We look forward to our next opportunity to host you as our guest. Matthew Phelan

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vipBuckeye87
Columbus
18 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food! Unique menu. We got the Eggplant Parmesan (Saturday special) and Rigatoni (Sunday special). Both were delicious with big portions. The donuts for dessert were amazing as well. We'll be back!

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vipOlaS
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly one of the best meals I have had in a long time. Everything was amazing from the meatballs to the fish and chicken picatta. Upscale, rustic snd truly amazing. This is a real gem for Powell and will be a huge asset for our community.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food! Great new restaurant in Powell.

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JessD
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly outstanding new restaurant in Powell. High quality Italian, made fresh by a culinary expert.

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JBJB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both fantastic! The pasta was fresh made and the sauce was outstanding - very good taste. Cocktails were all very good as well, the Toronto (and the scotch drink - I can't remember the name) were both very nice. Would very highly recommend.

Novella Osteria
Responded on October 26, 2020

Thank you so much for the review and dining at Novella Osteria. We look forward to our next opportunity to host you as our guest. Matthew Phelan

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MichaelS
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Fabulous experience for a newly opened restaurant.
Food and wines were great. ( one pasta dish was under al dented.

Restaurant was far too bright. Needs to install dimmers to create warm ambiance.

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KacyB
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Excellent food and staff. Helped us celebrate my husband’s birthday in style.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the BEST meals we’ve had in awhile. We’ll definitely be going back!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at Novella for a meeting with coworkers. Everything from start to finish was excellent. We had a couple drinks before and after at the bar, love the ambiance. Hostess is very sweet, bartenders are knowledgeable and friendly (the drinks are so good!), our server was attentive but not hovering. The food is top notch and everything we ordered was amazing!! Can’t wait to go back.

Novella Osteria
Responded on October 25, 2020

Thank you so much for the review and dining at Novella Osteria. We look forward to our next opportunity to host you as our guest. Matthew Phelan

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vipLVGDFD
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, especially for a new restaurant. Food is outstanding and service smooth.

Novella Osteria
Responded on October 25, 2020

Thank you so much for the review and dining at Novella Osteria. We look forward to our next opportunity to host you as our guest. Matthew Phelan

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was wonderful and service was good!

Novella Osteria
Responded on October 25, 2020

Thank you so much for the review and dining at Novella Osteria. We look forward to our next opportunity to host you as our guest. Matthew Phelan

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RyanM
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, drinks and service! Love the feel of the place. Will be back many times

Novella Osteria
Responded on October 25, 2020

Thank you so much for the review and dining at Novella Osteria. We look forward to our next opportunity to host you as our guest. Matthew Phelan

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vipgloriaB
Columbus
42 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is off-the-hook delicious! The pastas are made in-house and tender and al-dente all at the same time with flavor popping sauces. The steak was cooked perfectly and oh so good! The Putanesca fish was delicious! We were too full for dessert, so we'll just have to go back soon! Looking forward to the next time we can eat here!

Novella Osteria
Responded on October 25, 2020

Thank you so much for the review and dining at Novella Osteria. We look forward to our next opportunity to host you as our guest. Matthew Phelan

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NateC
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Definitely a top restaurant in Powell.

Novella Osteria
Responded on October 25, 2020

Thank you so much for the review and dining at Novella Osteria. We look forward to our next opportunity to host you as our guest. Matthew Phelan

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ajy9113
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! Can’t wait to return and try more of the menu!

Novella Osteria
Responded on October 25, 2020

Thank you so much for the review and dining at Novella Osteria. We look forward to our next opportunity to host you as our guest. Matthew Phelan

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time in and we were celebrating a birthday. So happy to have this restaurant in Powell. Loved everything about! Congratulations!

Novella Osteria
Responded on October 25, 2020

Thank you so much for the review and dining at Novella Osteria. We look forward to our next opportunity to host you as our guest. Matthew Phelan

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter and the hostess - Sidney was very sweet and welcoming!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My friend and I had the best time at Novella! Dinner was phenomenal and I can’t wait to go back again for a date night with my husband 😍

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! From the time you walk in till you walk out you were treated like family. Felt that all safety precautions were taking. This will truly be a gem in the powell area, or should I say central Ohio area.
Food was fresh warm and delicious

Novella Osteria
Responded on October 25, 2020

Thank you so much for the review and dining at Novella Osteria. We look forward to our next opportunity to host you as our guest. Matthew Phelan

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markp
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent experience at Novella this weekend. The food was awesome and the servers and bartenders were knowledgeable, helpful and friendly.

FAQs

Novella Osteria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 389-6698.

Novella Osteria is rated 4.7 stars by 41 OpenTable diners.

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.