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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
Our server was knowledgeable, friendly, and genuinely interested in the food. We had a great time and food was delicious.
This was our first experience at Novella Osteria but it definitely won’t be our last! The food was authentic and absolutely delicious. Our server was very attentive and interactive with us which we loved. Can’t wait to return!!
Wow! What a treat! We had an amazing meal; from start to finish. The menu is true showcase of Chef Matt’s talents. We will be back!
Danielle was outstanding! Very helpful and extremely personable!
We were excited to try Novella Osteria and booked a reservation as soon as we secured a babysitter. We were seated at the one table in the bar area directly under the air conditioning unit, making for a chilly dinner with glasses in our menus so they wouldn’t blow away. The food was good, but the service was just ok as our waiter was also the bartender with a full bar of patrons. It took awhile to put in a drink order let alone food. Because our table was in the bar in a corner, we didn’t get to experience the ambience of the restaurant dining area. For us, we would return if invited, but will not go out if our way to return on our own. If you are booking a reservation, I would note that you want to be in the dining area.
We were so excited to try Novella, and it did not disappoint!! What an incredible meal! Sophia was a wonderful server and the wine selection was quite nice!
Always enjoy our time at Novella. The halibut fish special was so yummy. The service was impeccable and she offered insightful suggestions. It. Is interesting to try Italian wines and I was surprised with how good the limoncello was!
Can’t wait to go back!!!!
Great food and excellent wait staff. Temperature of the room could have been a little warmer.
The rigatoni with short rib ragu was amazing! So flavorful!
The food was absolutely amazing. I had the chicken and fingerling potatoes. It was the best chicken I’ve ever eaten. There were six of us in our party. Everyone loved their meals. The service was perfect. I highly recommend Novella Osterio. We can’t wait to go back.
Novella was a very nice experience and I would recommend it to all. The food was fabulous and absolutely will go back again.
Overall we had a good time at the restaurant but not likely to go back any time soon - three stars for the food and five for the waitstaff and ambience.
We had reservations and were promptly seated upon arrival. The waitstaff were super attentive to our needs and are an asset to the restaurant. The challenge was that the food we ordered was a hit or miss affair:
a) Antipasti: Burata was very good, Ricotta was okay (couldn’t tell if there was any spice in the spicy honey!). Good size portion.
b) Mains: Bucatini cacio e Pepe was excellent, eggplant parmesan was very average (not worth $20), mushroom risotto was way below average (unsalted semi-cooked mushrooms & corn with mushy liquidy goop).
c) Sides: Enjoyed the excellent crispy fingerlings and right on cue the Asparagus Cacio e Pepe was barely edible - the waitstaff noticed how we had barely touched the dish and were kind enough to take it off the final bill.
d) Dessert: The olive oil cake was good while the sorbet had a weird cardboard tasting off note.
Wiw, what a little jewel in Powell. From time I walked in the door there was friendly, professional service from greeters, to bar tender, server. Very quick service, very reasonable prices.
Tables are well spaced giving it an airy feel. I ordered the goat, kale, strawberry salata with strawberry vinagrette which was exceptionall fresh, and just right amount of dressing. Freah bread was also brought out with drink order. My friend had the same salad and the veal meatballs which she enjoyed. Nice Rose on menu. Make ur reservations early in week for weekend as they fill up quickly.
We have been here twice and will definitely be back! This last visit we had quite a long wait to get our drinks due to a shortage of wine glasses (there is a glassware shortage thanks to the pandemic) which was disappointing but after securing our wine glasses everything else was spot on! The menu is in the smaller side but the eight or so things I have tried so far have been absolutely excellent. Employees are very knowledgeable and friendly and service was very good.
The food is always outstanding. I highly recommend the cavatelli and rigatoni with short rib.
there for our anniversary; was just a great time, food,. knowledgeable and made wonderful suggestions. expensive but worth it for special occasion.
Everything great. Food and service. Russell was great.
Good stuff, but, geez, take it easy on the salad dressing and pasta sauces. Restraint on the amount of saucing would be appreciated.
Came here for my birthday dinner. Food and drinks were delicious, but the service was very very slow. We waited about 30 minutes for our drinks to arrive and then had eaten and finished our appetizers and we’re sitting and waiting for about 10 minutes before our waitress had come back to take our dinner order. Restaurant closed at 9 and we were there until past 10pm
Amazing everything time!
Weren’t able to accommodate adding anything deviated from the menu. Disappointed not enough vegan options or vegetable options.
Amazing food! From starters to dessert --- absolutely delicious!
I appreciated the homemade cavatelli, as I rarely see this as a menu option in other Italian restaurants.
Food was amazing. Waiter hovered too much, uncomfortable.
Excellent dining experience!
Overall, thought the restaurant is very good. Great addition to the area. However, acoustics made it difficult to hear what others were saying at our table. Print on menus so small you can hardly read the words.
Great food, great service. 5 stars
An easy review: go here! Novella is a fine new restaurant. The food, service and atmosphere were commented on most favorably by all 4 of us. Enjoy!
Had a fabulous meal. Would highly recommend.
An absolutely perfect meal. The food was amazing. The service was so helpful with terrific explanations and suggestions. Did I mention that the food was amazing? Wow. Amazing. Definitely at the top of our list of stellar meals in Columbus Ohio. We will definitely be back.
Food was excellent - and served hot, as it should be. nice location.
Enjoyed my dinner but my wifes entree was very disappointing. Service was good until the end of dinner when it became very busy and our waiter disappeared. We had to eventually flag down another employee for the bill. The couple who accompanied us were so upset that they vowed never to return. We do plan to return but will expect more accurate descriptions of the entrees. On the positive side , we have been to Italy over a dozen times and my pasta dish was as good as anything I've eaten there.
This was our first visit to Novella and we can’t wait to return. The restaurant is simply beautiful and lively.
Our server was very good , attentive, efficient and quick.
Very good wine and cocktail selection. Large pours on wine!Focaccia was warm and served with good evoo.
Meatball appetizer was very good; tender and not spicy; large enough to share.
Burrata was outstanding.
Rigatoni with short ribs was incredible: beef and sauce were perfect. Cavatelli with mozzarella was also excellent.
We were too full to get dessert or after dinner drinks. Maybe next time!
Service slow as far as seating and drinks. Mussels were very good, dessert was very good, salad & pasta entrees were fair. Server very personable but slow
We celebrated our wedding anniversary at Novella Osteria and it was the perfect choice! Our meals were amazing, our server was friendly and helpful, and the atmosphere was relaxed while still feeling elegant and festive. We highly recommend Novella and can't wait to return!
Excellent dinner… a little pricy will save for special occasions!
Great all around evening.
Family in town
Best Cesar salad I’ve ever had. The food was delicious.
The food was excellent and the service was friendly and efficient.
Novella Osteria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 389-6698.
Novella Osteria is rated 4.7 stars by 312 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.