Novello Restaurant & Bar

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389 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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!
What 389 People Are Saying
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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great service which is rare in South Florida. Owner very friendly. First time here and will go back

BH
Meath
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always delicious food and excellent service. Sometimes it is harder to talk in the room with the pianist, although the music is lovely.

BF
Miami
44 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great local location with good wine list, friendly servers, staff, owner.
Generous portion sizes. Very tasty food!

B
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

6 of us decided to enjoy Rosh Hashanah at Novello this year as Marco put together a lovely holiday menu at a reasonable price. Sal was a terrific waiter, also! Two of our party were vegans and they did a lovely pasta primavera for them. My only comment to have made it a 5-star meal would have been to give the vegans a lentil soup as a choice instead of the chicken matzoh ball soup, which by the way was delicious! This way when the other 4 got their gefilte fish, the vegans could have had soup and salad for their appetizer and first course. Also, the brisket needed a gravy. The salmon was delicious with a champagne cream sauce. Dessert was also very nice. We will be back.

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is always good the food is always good the atmosphere is always good it's a homerun what could I say

CC
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a very pleasant evening and the staff and service was excellent. The salmon and steak were delicious! The best was their homemade bread and the Pistachio crème brûlée! We will definitely return, especially for the crème brûlée!

LW
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marco and his team truly know how too run a first class restaurant. Great food, great price...an amazing place!!

Y
Miami
98 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food impeccable as always! A real gem. Definitely one of our favorite restaurants.

D
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was excellent from start to finish . Great service. Wonderful food. Relaxing atmosphere!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the service was helpful and friendly

M
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular. Pretty deep wine cellar as well. Marco is a very gracious host and owner

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Novello was an absolute gem. Amazing food and service. I cannot wait to go back again

a
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were first timers and decided this will be our go to restaurant service excellent food delicious and they made accommodations for our needs

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Responded on September 5, 2019

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OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A true Italian meal with high quality ingredients, excellent service, and an awesome selection of food. This was my first visit after getting several recommendations, and it did not disappoint. They have a great wine and drink selection as well. Novello will be my go-to choice for a perfect Italian meal.

Y
Miami
98 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant never disappoints. The food is always perfection and the service impeccable. Bravo Marco! This place is perfect for special occasions and every day dining. It’s a must try!

Novello Restaurant & Bar
Responded on September 5, 2019

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience at Novello this evening celebrating my daughter’s birthday. We were warmly greeted and the entire evening was flawless. Ambiance, food, and staff were all superb. Highly recommend and will be returning soon.

HA
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

A couple of years ago I gave this restaurant a fairly decent review in my published column in BOCA News. I have been back many times. Yet tonight it was different. The food was good but not great. The service was good but not great. The worst part of the evening was the unwanted “sharing charge”. Eight dollars. Never mentioned on the menu or by the waiter. All we requested was one entree, two plates, two forks. After the owner embarrassed me, made the table uncomfortable, and reluctantly deducted the sharing cost he allowed a good patron (and food writer) walk out with the feeling of never returning. With all the competition in BOCA these actions are not a good formula for longevity in our local dining scene.
HUNGRY AL

m
Miami
30 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Pricey food, expensive drinks at $12.00 - between 2 glasses of wine and 2 soups added $42.00 to the bill. Service was awesome and the food was fresh.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience from the moment we stepped in the door food was fabulous

AB
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I have dined at Novello many times because it is our favorite restaurant in Boca-Delray
The food is wonderful. My favorite is the shrimp parmigiana and my wife will tell you the branzino is outstanding
especially if you order it prepared in salt, a specialty of the restaurant. The ambiance is cozy but elegant. Every
Friend we have brought there shares our enthusiasm. And Marco, the owner is warm and welcoming. (My wife loves
his special greeting. Your wife will too.)

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, service was superb

OT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just awesome in every way!

a
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was terrific

AL
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We discovered Novello about eight months ago. There's a reason why we travel from West Boca, where there are numerous Italian restaurants, to East Boca. We believe in traveling for quality food and service.

From the moment that we walk in to Novello, we are ALWAYS treated like family. Marco and his staff are extremely welcoming, friendly, and warm. The food is always fresh and delicious, the portions are generous, and the service, top notch.

FYI- Try not to fill up on the basket of garlic bread and the plate of bruschetta which is delivered to your table while you are waiting for your food. And, then leave room for the complimentary, "Novello cookies," which are yummy. Dessert, if you choose to order, will have you feeling very satisfied.

I highly recommend Novello.

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant. Best food the bronzino was delicious the service was excellent. A must to go to!!

t
Miami
48 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The best fish baked in Salt in all of Fla. We love this restaurant.

JF
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Owner was extremely friendly and helpful. Our server was excellent, making recommendations which which wonderful. Would definitely return to this place.

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great and the food was delicious!!

S
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food prices were higher than posted on line
Menu
Appetizer/ entree/ simple bottle wine/ no dessert
With tip almost $200 for two persons
Just got a response that prices are same as on website
If i look at prices on open table full menu
Prices are cheaper
Definitely!!! No further response is required!!

Novello Restaurant & Bar
Responded on July 14, 2019

Mr Stan, the prices are the same on the web site and we serve premium quality ingredients. Thank you

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Y
Miami
98 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a spectacular dinner. A real gem!!

C
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service, truly wonderfully prepared food. Nice selection of wine bottles.
Parking is plentiful as it’s located in a corner shopping center. Reservations are highly recommended on weekends.
This is fine dinning so don’t expect your side of pasta.
Highly recommend for a special evening out.

J
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I am going to try and make this quick. I am Italian and eat at an Italian restaurant almost every Saturday. This restaurant is nice and kind of quaint, tables are small and a little too close together. The prices are a bit high especially the drinks. Most meals come with potatoes and vegetables, to substitute pasta is $8.00, the waiter said it’s fresh. Stop, remember I’m Italian and this is an Italian restaurant. Do me and your other patrons a favor, forget fresh buy De Cecco pasta and don’t charge anything. Hello you are an ITALIAN RESTAURANT, PASTA is Italian not potatoes and vegetables. I had to have the chicken parm because it included pasta. I wanted spaghetti garlic and oil $4.00 up charge. There are at least 10 Italian joints in this immediate area. The food was excellent but this will be our last time here, no one else had availability, I can see why this place did.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere. Will definitely go back.

TJ
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delightful experience from the personal service to the menu selection to the delicious food.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service .

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time awesome, delicious and very friendly.

t
Miami
48 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love to dine here. The food and service are fabulous. Outstanding is the fish cooked in Kosher Salt. No SALT taste at all. You are not pressured at this restaurant. It is truly a great experience in either room. Many people also option to eat outdoors

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed the meal

BF
Miami
45 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good wine list. Good friendly service. Very good appetizer and choice of main.

B
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently delicious food and exemplary service.

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