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Novello Restaurant & Bar

4.6
220 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Daily 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(561) 994-3495
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ipswich St
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Parking details
Valet parking also available.
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Entertainment
Check with us for our entertainment schedule!
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Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 220 People Are Saying
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4.6
service
4.3
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4.1
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Love Novello best Italian in Boca and Delray for sure!

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4.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Warm comfortable environment

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Wonderful service

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Very good. Great service. Very good food.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Food ,service, and ambiance was exceptional .Prices were very compadable with other restaurants. I have been to the best of restaurants in Boca this is definitely one that I will highly recommend to anyone. Definitely a neighborhood gem .

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

I wanted a special restaurant for our 31 st wedding anniversary and we found it here. We were welcomed by Marco as if we’d been here many times. The ambience was old world warm and comfortable. My octopus appetizer was enough for dinner and the best i’ve ever had. Then came the presentation of my salted covered branzino which was tender and tasty. The bread was crunchy. My husband had the huge veal chop which he like as well. Next time I’ll save room for dessert. We did have a toast of limoncello (complementary and some yummy cookies) . Next time we get the cappuccino and delicious looking desserts I spied across the way. Oh the entire staff was so gracious too.

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2.0Dined on April 28, 2018

First time at this restaurant. Saturday night 7:30 and only 4 tables occupied. There is another side & outside as well, I don’t know how many people were over there.
We both ordered the special,which was Maine lobster tails 2 cut in half & 2 shrimp, over pasta.The lobster was stuck in the shell, which means they are old!
We were not asked if we wanted Parmesan over the dish. We opted out of desert. When the bill came the dish was $ 56.00 each. We have dined in some really upscale
restaurants and this definitely isn’t one of them. That price was definitely over the top even if the tails were fresh, they were only about 3-4oz each & 2 medium shrimp.
We will not return, too many good restaurants in this town.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We dined outside on the patio and experienced a very pleasant dinner. Our waiter and the owner or manager were very friendly and provided excellent service. The food was very good and the portion sizes were perfect.

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Food was excellent from beginning to end. Service was professional.
The only downside was noise. A small packed room with had surfaces is no place for a piano. The pianist would play, so diners increased their volume and then he would play louder...back and forth until it was a steady 85-90 decibels (I checked). That’s lawn mower territory.

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3.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Gave it a second shot and found prices not in keeping with delivery. Everything was "good" but nothing really shined... and not at the mostly low-mid $30's prices. Nothing bad to say and the owner is attentive, which means something to us. A nice evening with good wine and good food and good service. If the prices were in the mid $20's it would have been worth the 1/2 hr drive. Once we're into the 30s, our expectations jump... a lot.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

We enjoyed our evening - the place is small and located in the back of a strip mall. But we found the food and the wine to be very good! I had the ravioli and my friend had the veal - and shared the tartufo for dessert. Service was slow at times but it seemed that was because they were understaffed. We would go back if we found ourselves in that area.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Everything that came out of the kitchen was very impressive - veal francese, baked salmon, veal cutlet with arugula and tomatoes, caesar salads all excellent. Service was good, and Marco was as congenial a host as you could ever want to have. We were delighted to have tried it and would be happy to come back often.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Celebrated our daughter's Birthday.
Marco made us feel special and we had a lovely evening. The Branzino baked in salt and served tableside was fantastic!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Meeting friends for dinner. We had a great evening. The food was delicious & service was great too.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Always enjoy dining at Novello. Pleasant ambiance, courteous host and wait staff, delicious food!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

As always food was delicious. Recommend the piano room. Love the little cookies at the end of the meal.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Been here quite a few times and food and service never disappoint.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Delightful restaurant and excellent food. The pear stuffed pasta was likely the best pasta dish I have ever tried, including restaurants in Italy. Fantastic! Service was fantastic, and only downfall is that i was hoping for a nice outdoor patio, and was too small, and overlooking the parking lot with road maintenance happening. Other than that, everything was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Top level of service. The owner really cares and makes you feel so welcome. The meal was spectacular.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The owner/manager was enamored with my wife and it bordered upon inappropriate.
The food was fairly good but the specials were completely overpriced.

The Pasta Primavera was $33 ( this is usually one of the most inexpensive dishes) and the Papardelle with seafood was $52. None of these prices were provided ahead of time.
The vino was quite good. We had a Chianti and a Montepulciano.

It is very tight corners. The table next to us , through no fault of their own, kept bumping into us.
The music was a nice touch and the atmosphere felt authentic.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Great dinner with great friends & we were able to have a conversation during dinner. Food was excellent & the noise level was low.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Excellent service. Very tasty cuisine. Very good wine selection.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Marco the owner and the staff were excellent. Roland was great! The food was really outstanding. Sat out on the patio. We also noticed some very unusual Italian wine. It was a great night and we are sure to return.

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3.0Dined on March 27, 2018

This is good Italian food at haute cuisine pricing. The inside dining room provides a very nice atmosphere versus the outdoor and other option. The octopus appetizer, one of their specialties, was terribly overcooked or reheated so many times that the result it was an overcooked and chewy dish. It’s a shame because it was tasty and may have otherwise been enjoyable. Main courses were okay as was the service. The espresso was not good.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Everything was great but prices on the high side. Three places to sit. One inside with piano player nice but noisy, another outside great on a nice night, and another inside that's quieter. Let them know your preference.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Everything was great

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Our first visit but surely not the last. Food was well prepared and delicious. Service was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Phenomenal food
Quality northern Italian
One of my favorites

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Expensive ,food was just fair ,entree of
Short rib for $44 was one star

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Always great. Wonderful host. Sit as long as you like. Piano bar seating available

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Everything was excellent . The octopus salad was great, the veal chop was exceptional.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The food and service at Novello is outstanding every one is treated as though they were a guest in Marco’s Home.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

One of the best restaurants in Delray / Boca! Such a treat.

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

My bronzino was good but loaded with bones! Very very dark in the restaurant!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Consistently good food and great service. The menu offers a great variety of options with vegetarian options as well as meats and fish. We will return soon.

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Raphael, our waiter was terrific - attentive, prompt, courteous.
Wine selection was excellent.
Food was very good.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

The food was fantastic...the closest to food like you get in Italy I have had in the US.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We had out of town guests who really loved the food at this restaurant! The fact that the noise level is very low was a plus. The chicken piccata was excellent. So was the veal. Pasta Bolognese was fabulous! When you sit down the restaurant serves bruschetta and some yummy garlic focaccia. The creme brûlée and complimentary short bread cookies were excellent. The service was attentive.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great all around. Branzino encrusted in salt was amazing.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

This is a very good Italian restaurant. The food is authentic, tasty, served in generous portions and offered in a large variety. The restaurant has a live piano/bar room (a bit small and a bit too noisy for our taste), outdoor seating, nice but not very large either. So you may have to wait if you don't make a reservation. The third room is larger and quieter and very comfortable, so there is a place for every taste.....The service was very friendly although orders take longer to be served because the menu is extensive and dishes are prepared with individual care and not just rushed out to "turn tables" quickly. Prices are in line with the good value of the meals and the wine list and desserts are very very good. I surely return to Novello and will recommend to friends, family and business associates.

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