Novello Restaurant & Bar

4.7
678 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
From the moment you walk into Novello, there is a feeling of comfort and warmth. Owner Marco Turano takes immense pride in the integrity of their food and the quality and professionalism in their staff.
For old world charm, dine indoors. For a tropical "Addison Mizner" feel, opt for a table on the patio. Order a bottle from their well stocked wine cellar as you peruse the menu. An Italian Super Tuscan, Moscato, Montepulciano D’Abruzzo or Chianti by the bottle or the glass sets the mood.
At Novello, we suggest that you dine like an Italian...share!
Take out and delivery available! Live piano music Wednesday to Sunday.

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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
  • 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 678 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
West Palm Beach
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the staff and the owner were excellent

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vipAJ22
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. Food was exceptional. Great service. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipPamelaK
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marco is the best host!

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vipBillF
West Palm Beach
79 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of our favorite places. Good food and friendly service

KE
KarenE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Food was just ok however service was horrible. Not a place I would go back to.

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vipBarryS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marco the owner/manager is an amazing host
The wait staff is fabulous
So many specials
Food cooked as ordered
outside dining on a nice night is delicious

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Really missed going there.

BF
vipBillF
West Palm Beach
80 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice local restaurant with good food and excellent service!
Give it a try!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and overall experience. We will definitely be back!

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viplesb
Fort Lauderdale
47 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent variety of food even beyond the standard menu. Everything was as good as a five star restaurant in our rating obtains.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is outstanding!

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vipOpenTable Diner
West Palm Beach
79 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We go regularly- and that means often. This time was a little disappointing. Maybe COVID or maybe end of summer. Food was good, though not as special as it always is. Not like the many, many times we dined there. Atmosphere seemed subdued that day. Well, every business can have a down day. We are still going back regularly. Over the years it has always been great every time and we hope this was a mere “blip” on the radar screen.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
13 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as usual! Our "go to" place for Italian food.

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vipBocamode
West Palm Beach
51 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Continues to be perhaps the all-around best Italian dining experience in Boca! Grab your Amex Black and hustle down to Federal and Ipswich for deliciously prepared, elegantly served, superb Italian cuisine. And tell Marco: “Doc sent me.”

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SharonH
West Palm Beach
41 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Garlic Bread is superb. Branzino was fresh. With olives, capers & tomatoes was good, A bit too much sauce. Cappuccino with cinnamon & lemon cookies was tasty. A complimentary Limoncello hit the spot

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vipBillF
West Palm Beach
80 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local place with good food and excellent service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience - great food, great ambience, attentive staff - Marco is a wonderful host!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful evening, The service was impeccable! Our waiter anticipated our needs before we could ask. Food selections were amazing.
The special lobster entree was wonderful! Portions were large…. Sitting outside on the patio was perfect….fans kept us cool.
Wine choices great and the lemoncella at the end of the meal topped off a perfect evening. Can’t wait to return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been there many times every time I go it gets better and better love the place give it a try

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vipCulinaryGuy
West Palm Beach
62 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a treat. Just walking on to the patio brings back memories of the ‘60s and then descending even deeper in the restaurant. The furniture is ancient. The decorations are at least that old too. The menus have to be seen to believed. But the food… Classic Italian that transcends comfort food. Incredible number of features each night where they play with the classics to make them new. Kind of loud due to close quarters and low ceilings. Just a wonderful Italian experience and it will be in our regular rotation. A winner on all counts.

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vipscotsteve
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Total surprise to me , it’s been there a while but I had no idea
Staff , owner helpful attentive and engaging
Great dishes at reasonable prices versus their not inconsiderable competition nearby
Definitely will be a regular stop for me
See you after our travels , Marco

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

All was wonderful except the service was slow.

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vipOpenTable Diner
West Palm Beach
79 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Solid good food!

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vipJettalady
Fort Lauderdale
34 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food. Never had a bad meal. Servers are very knowledgeable.

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vipLm214
Fort Lauderdale
23 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a family reunion for 8 adults here. It was a wonderful meal and evening. The food was incredible. The service was excellent. The owner made us feel very welcome. Complimentary cookies and limoncello at the end of the meal was a perfect finish. Will be back soon!

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vipKaryn
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always return & have been for the past 7 years since the restaurant has been open .. great food, great wine, great host! Be prepared to sometimes wait for both a table and or your food as it gets really busy in- season.. but it’s worth the wait!!

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vipBillF
West Palm Beach
80 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local place with good food and great service

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vipRSLMDandJfoodies
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner for four was seated promptly as requested, with a bottle #1 of wine we brought opened on and sipped as we waited a not uncomfortable time for out busy waiter to get to us. We were served the usual hot garlic bread. The orders were taken with what seemed a longer than normal time for the 2 courses. As our waiter had a bunch of tables, another waiter helped clear and provide clean silverware. The appetizer course was great!
The table was a little small for the dishes, flatware water and wine glasses, so when a knife was retrieved by a bus boy , down went a glass ( 1/6 full ) of red wine onto my wife, staining the inside of her left arm jacket sleeve. We were quickly attended to and they asked they should have it cleaned or do we want to bring a receipt. The main courses were great, and my wives veal chop was gigantic and was served on a enormous plate (enough for all 4 of us to eat!) We had delicious expressos, yummy canolies, a [plate of cookies, but declined the offer of Lemonchello by the owner. A bit expensive ($230 per couple) but excellent food quality and taste. The check included 2 corkages @ $35! As we left very full and happy, veal chop parm and spagetti in a bad to go, the owner chided "don't put anything else on that dry cleaning bill", We will surely go back soon for another 5^ dinner!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

We waited for food 1 1/2 hours and when it came everyone’s food was overly salted. Service was slow and inattentive. $12 was charged for changing from red sauce to oil and garlic when pasta was part of the meal.

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vipLarryW
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, fabulous!! I live in South Beach, and I drive for an hour to eat at this phenomenal restaurant. Thank you Marco for running such a great place!

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vipLainer105
West Palm Beach
93 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We have been to Novello several times, but this time it did disappoint. The Cesar salad lacked taste, no anchovies which usually add to define that salad. One of us had the seafood special, which had 4 teeny tiny lobster tails if you can call them that along with 3 shrimp in a light pink sauce over pasta. Certainly not worth the 64.00 price tag charged.
The shrimp francese sauce could have had abit more lemon flavoring. The veal chop parm special was huge, but not great. Food this evening was a let down.

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Cruiseprof
West Palm Beach
14 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food & service & lovely atmosphere. Marco is always the most wonderful & gracious host. Love Novello. Best fine dining Italian restaurant in Boca.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Classic Italian and great ambiance and service. We will be back regularly

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been there many times the food is excellent can't get better also the service is great . I must go!!

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Beano
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were great.

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LarimarM
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent meal. The food was great and the owner was hilarious. The outside eating areas is gorgeous.

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Judysm
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We have been dining at Novello since it opened. The outdoor patio is lovely, with a very European vibe. The food never fails, and owner/host, Marco is welcoming, charming and a bit flirtatious; in an Italian way, of course.
My significant other is a huge fan of the veal chop and I usually order lamb chops. (If it ain't broke don't fix it, right?) The branzino is also pretty wonderful. The garlic bread is to die for.
The wait staff is impeccable and attentive.
We never feel rushed and we always feel valued.

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vipBillF
West Palm Beach
80 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places! Great food and service. Good portions and always well paced!

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vipcindi
Miami
206 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was good, not extraordinary
The service left a lot to be desired. The waiters were brusque, and we were in and out in an hour. Felt rushed throughout.

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vipHate2complain
West Palm Beach
69 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

We’ve eaten here before and enjoyed it so we went again. Both times on Saturday night. Although the food was exceptional, the service was not. Yes, they were short handed but no excuse to be totally ignored. Never got the pasta I asked for. Never got the grated cheese I asked for. Never ever got a refill of water.
I may go back but just not sure.

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You can order delivery directly from Novello Restaurant & Bar using the Order Online button. Novello Restaurant & Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (561) 994-3495.

Novello Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 678 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.