Novello Restaurant & Bar

4.7
226 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
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!
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Delivery or takeout
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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Additional
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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Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 5:45PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

What 226 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Miami
10 reviews
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service and food. The owner treats you like family and Roland our server was just awesome. We came for our anniversary and we couldn’t of had a better experience. Don’t look anywhere else, just go!!!

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AC
Miami
2 reviews
5.0Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful pasta, great service. We’ve been looking for a good Italian restaurant in the area and this is it

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OT
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent choice for a wonderful Father’s Day celebration. Can’t wait to go again. Food and service were outstanding

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A
Miami
4 reviews
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant is amazing. Service and ambiance perfect. Food fresh and delicious. And Marko tops it off making us feel like we have the place to ourselves! Highly recommend❤️

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LA
New York Area
31 reviews
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The owner of the restaurant and the servers are warm and cannot do enough to please the guests. The food is made t order and they kindly make changes as requested. Friday and Saturday night there is an outstanding piano player who plays quietly woh jazz and show tunes and classics. We highly recommend Novello. It is a special experience.

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F
43 reviews
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we ordered was delicious. The owner and wait staff are all very attentive and anxious to please. And courtesy after dinner drink and cookies were a nice touch.

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OT
Miami
1 review
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Novello best Italian in Boca and Delray for sure!

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OT
Miami
3 reviews
4.0Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Warm comfortable environment

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L
New England
17 reviews
5.0Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service

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j
New York Area
10 reviews
5.0Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good. Great service. Very good food.

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JA
Miami
1 review
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Miami
8 reviews
5.0Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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C
Miami
30 reviews
2.0Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

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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RC
Miami
5 reviews
5.0Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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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PR
Pittsburgh
1 review
4.0Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

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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RS
Miami
1 review
3.0Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

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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S
New England
83 reviews
4.0Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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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m
Miami
3 reviews
4.0Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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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j
Miami
1 review
5.0Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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C
Miami
15 reviews
5.0Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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D
Miami
35 reviews
5.0Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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p
Miami
98 reviews
5.0Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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a
Miami
26 reviews
5.0Dined on April 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

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

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EK
Austin
1 review
5.0Dined on April 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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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GW
Cleveland
1 review
5.0Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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FG
Miami
11 reviews
3.0Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

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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R
New York Area
9 reviews
5.0Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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RA
Miami
1 review
5.0Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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a
New York Area
9 reviews
5.0Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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F
34 reviews
3.0Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

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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m
Miami
11 reviews
5.0Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on March 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great

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n
Miami
1 review
5.0Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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LK
Miami
1 review
5.0Dined on March 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Phenomenal food
Quality northern Italian
One of my favorites

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OT
Miami
1 review
3.0Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

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

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OT
Miami
5 reviews
5.0Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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B
New York Area
3 reviews
5.0Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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OT
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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Philadelphia
3 reviews
5.0Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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K
Miami
27 reviews
2.0Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

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

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