Novello Restaurant & Bar
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.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Pasta Pomodoro or Bolognese
Veal Chop or Parmigiana
Grilled Veal Chop 16 oz Wild Mushrooms Demi-Glace. (Add $20)
mediterranean seabass, capers, olives, onions, fresh tomatoes, white wine
The food, the staff and the owner were excellent
Wonderful meal. Food was exceptional. Great service. Can’t wait to go back.
Marco is the best host!
Always one of our favorite places. Good food and friendly service
Food was just ok however service was horrible. Not a place I would go back to.
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
Excellent. Really missed going there.
Very nice local restaurant with good food and excellent service!
Give it a try!
Fabulous food and overall experience. We will definitely be back!
Excellent variety of food even beyond the standard menu. Everything was as good as a five star restaurant in our rating obtains.
Food is outstanding!
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.
Excellent food and service as usual! Our "go to" place for Italian food.
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.”
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
Great local place with good food and excellent service
Always a wonderful experience - great food, great ambience, attentive staff - Marco is a wonderful host!
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!
Been there many times every time I go it gets better and better love the place give it a try
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.
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
All was wonderful except the service was slow.
Solid good food!
Always great food. Never had a bad meal. Servers are very knowledgeable.
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!
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!!
Great local place with good food and great service
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!
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.
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!
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.
Always great food & service & lovely atmosphere. Marco is always the most wonderful & gracious host. Love Novello. Best fine dining Italian restaurant in Boca.
Everything was great. Classic Italian and great ambiance and service. We will be back regularly
Been there many times the food is excellent can't get better also the service is great . I must go!!
Service and food were great.
We had an excellent meal. The food was great and the owner was hilarious. The outside eating areas is gorgeous.
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.
One of our favorite places! Great food and service. Good portions and always well paced!
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.
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.
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.