Novo Cafe - Westlake Village
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- 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
(Penne) eggplants, tomato sauce baked with mozzarella and parmesan cheese
Grilled, mixed seafood, on a bed of arugula, tomato, avocado
Fresh Garlic, balsamic vinaigrette, Parmesan cheese, croutons (no eggs, no anchovies)
I haven’t been to this restaurant before as I heard they were anti vaccinations. We needed a last minute reservation and they had openings. I walked in the restaurant shocked to see not a single employee in a mask. I Inquired the host about it and he said with a smile “the owner let’s us decide if we want to wear a mask.” Hmm. We chose to eat outdoors which was lovely with heat lamps. Food was good and outdoor ambience was nice. I do not recommend eating indoors and let you decide if you want to frequent a restaurant that doesn’t follow the rules. 👎😷
Good place for nice dinners
Fantastic food always .. a favorite local restaurant.
Amazing fresh made desserts & pastries- had the pumpkin cheesecake- it was delicious
We reserved out book club there. Music was way too loud inside. They were very understanding and moved us outside with heater lamps. Our server was attentive, very nice. We appreciated them understanding our need to be able to talk and moving us.
Perfect as always- food and staff the best in town!!
This is a really nice Italian restaurant in Westlake. You don't find a place like this typically in a Target shopping center, but if rises above it's locale. Our party had a smattering of pizza, lasagna, pasta and Chicken Alfredo. All of it superb! The service was great too. I would encourage you to tell the Mare e Monti, a great seafood pasta with great taste and just a small bit in flavor. Delicious! Definitely recommended!!!
We love it here! Been coming here since it opened, it’s the complete package, great food, service, and ambiance.
The staff is always attentive and courteous. The Food is delicious and the spaciousness of the venue still allows you to feel cozy and intimate with your dinner guest. Excellent place to enjoy!
We did not stay when we realized everyone who worked at Novo Cafe was not wearing a mask. Not safe!!
We ate outside on the patio, so I can't comment on noise level inside. I would have given it another overall star, but we were not happy that the restaurant was "mask optional". One of the waiters that helped us had a mask, but no one else that worked there did. If it wasn't a busy Saturday night we would have left and found another restaurant.
I overall loved Novo, with it being a busy Saturday night the waiter seemed a little stretched so drinks were not filled most of the time. Other then that is was wonderful! Definitely will go back :)
A friend raved about the restaurant. I decided to give it a try. I wasn’t a big fan of my salmon (a little over cooked & the spinach tasted very dry). My friend got her usual Chicken Marsala w/pasta. The berry pie appeared yummy but after a few bites, it was overly sweet (I’m assuming it’s how the pie is meant to taste). The texture was wet like a cake. The service wasn’t great. We had a server that was pretty off beat. A different server ended up taking care of us. I may or may come back, but will consider the pasta next time.
The women's bathroom was atrocious and not sanitary at all. There was trash on the ground of each stall, toilet paper was not replenished, toilets were dirty, hand soap was not replenished.
The price for the ravioli dish and appetizers were not fair to the amount of food was served. Way too overpriced for how little was given.
Employees did not wear masks inside restaurant where it is required for LA county for restaurant employees to wear masks. Also found a news article that this exact restaurant has over 60 citations for defying health orders and have about $90K worth of fines from the LA County Public Health Department. The Health Department also revoked Novo Cafe's public health permit on February 2, 2021.
I do no recommend this restaurant at all.
Amazing delicious food!!! Can’t wait to go back!!!
Had dinner with my wife and it was just great. The food is superb and the service was excellent. We go there frequently and always enjoy the food, service and the friendly atmosphere. Highly recommend this place for Brunch and Dinner. Gets 5 stars from us. Thanks Novo Cafe 👍🙏🏼
Outstanding as always.. fresh great food & desserts.
Seems other reviewers might be upset by no wearing here but I find it refreshing..
They don’t need to go there if they are that afraid of not wearing a mask.. go elsewhere but don’t complain.
It’s a fantastic restaurant & soon.. we will return to normal with no masks thank god .. are these people still going to want to wear a mask then because they’ve been trained to be afraid.
Breathe & enjoy the freedom to enjoy a fantastic meal while not being muzzled & actually able to hear what the servers say?
5 stars on all counts.. good for them
Great spot for dinner after the high school football game. Good food and even better service.
Great first time experience at Novo. Was surprised at the quality of the food and restaurant. I had the chicken parmigiana which was very good and the special salad was good- but the super draw here is an amazing bakery with out of the world desserts and great coffee to finish off your meal. Menu is somewhat small but the food was good and the service even better,
Love this place. They make all their pasta from scratch and it is yummy yummy
first timers for all 5 of us. Enjoyed the restaurant and enjoyed the food...very fresh tasting!!!!
Not wearing mask, even though required. And aggressively promoting extreme politics. Not an establishment I would go to again. DO NOT SAFE HERE.
Staff did not wear face masks. Restaurant did not require patrons to wear masks in establishment to and from their table.
We had a wonderful dinner and a lovely outdoor patio. The food was great and a great price. I would definitely go back.
I was very disappointed to see this restaurant not comply with the mask mandate. All wait staff did not wear masks. This created a very uncomfortable dining experience. The food was fine. We had 3 different waiters at our table and not one told us the daily specials. We do have other options and will dine elsewhere until after the mask mandate.
It was great
It was a nice venue.
The Tuscan salad is the best beet salad anywhere and the Puttanesca sauce is the best I’ve had period…. I get both every time I visit.
FABULOUS. Everything was wonderful - the food, the decor, the service, everything!
Great food and wonderful service, love this place and so will you!
We enjoyed a delicious lunch on the patio. The servers were friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. We will definitely return.
Always good food here. Nice ambiance. They were a little busy so waited a bit longer for the table but other than that excellent!
Highly recommend -
Great food and attentive staff.
The nearby fountain brings some delightful entertainment for kiddos as well.
This was our first time at Novo and we will definitely be back. The food was wonderful and the service top notch! My husband had the Osso Busco and loved it. So tender and the sauce was the perfect balance of flavor. I ordered the fresh, homemade fettuccine and meat sauce. The pasta was so soft and fresh-tasting; almost as if they made it to order. Our waiter (I'm so sorry I don't remember his name :() was EXCELLENT! He was kind, helpful and very attentive. All around it was a very positive experience and we will be back!
This was our first visit to Novo Cafe, but it will not be our last. Upon arrival we were warmly greeted and seated at a nicely positioned patio table. Several of the serving staff attended to us immediately without being intrusive. The menu is impressive and though it was difficult to make a firm choice on any of the offerings we were very pleased with what we selected. The food was attractively presented and absolutely delicious (I recommend the Drunken Pasta). It was great to discover a new place for us to enjoy a dinner out and we look forward to a return visit.
We love coming here. The service, drinks, appetizers, dinner and dessert are always amazing.
This place is one of the top restaurants we go to every Friday.
Wonderful service and great food
Great food and making a reservation was the way to go on fathers day!
We went for Father’s Day. Food was amazing and service was exceptional.
Novo Cafe - Westlake Village offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (818) 318-1466.
Novo Cafe - Westlake Village is rated 4.4 stars by 211 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.