Novo Cucina

4.5
433 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

About

Welcome to Novo Cucina, where we celebrate the finest of what Italian cuisine has to offer: artisanal pizza, hand-made pastas, alluring appetizers and house-spun gelato artigianale. We pair our menu with a refreshing list of boutique wines & spirits.
Join us for your special occasion. Our inviting dining room and open-air patio provide the perfect perch for private dining, with menu options that make a meal a celebration.
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vipEat2Much
Atlanta
10 reviews
Reviewed on January 3, 2020
Overall5foodserviceambience

Friendly service, and yummy food. A great, local, eatery!

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vipdooljim
Atlanta
14 reviews
Reviewed on October 9, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

So good...the food, the service, the staff!! Keep up the good work.

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BillH
Atlanta
9 reviews
Reviewed on June 21, 2019
Overall2foodserviceambience

Nice ambiance. Food was pretty standard for Italian. Gellato was great! Service was subpar. That's not so great for a table for 8 that already included a 20% tip. It shouldn't take 2 1/2 hours for a meal.

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vipGingerA
Atlanta
12 reviews
Reviewed on June 19, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Love the food here! The mushroom fettuccine is my favorite.

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CDATL
Atlanta
4 reviews
Reviewed on March 12, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

Enjoyed dinner and good atmosphere. The menu has plenty of options to choose from and was reasonably priced. Appreciated their "free samples" of the house-made gelato as well!

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MDHY
Atlanta
2 reviews
Reviewed on November 19, 2018
Overall1foodserviceambience

Really disappointed- I had read so many good reviews I decided to try this place with a friend from out of town. After being seated no one came to the table for over 20 minutes. When the waitress finally came up she was abrupt when taking our orders and rushed off leaving the menus with us. When someone else came up to our table I asked if I could order a glass of wine since the waitress didn't even ask. My friend was served his salad then we waited another 25 minutes until they brought my entree- which was tasteless. What a waste of money.
Terrible service and bland food, won't be going back again.

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vipPatriciaA
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Birthday good experience

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vipBrianP
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have gone to Novo Cucina since it opened. Great friendly staff, fabulous food, reasonable prices.

Another perfect experience. We would recommend you try it ou.

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MarlaB
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed the entire experience. Food was terrific

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MeleaE
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was amazing!! thank you!! We love the atmosphere!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner with my family! We were sat promptly and received wonderful service. Everything was delicious and we ended our meal with some gelato!

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vipMortviz
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the "outdoor" feeling in the window patio. We dined as a family of 6 including kids, parents and grandparents. We all loved our meals and had impeccable service. Will definitely come again!

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vipSteven
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Great place if you don’t mind eating in a Chuck-E-Cheese atmosphere

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AlanD
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleased. Would definitely go back again despite the fact that I hate paying $20/dish for pasta. Authentic, good date spot.

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vipLDCL
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Fantastic happy hour.

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OfirO
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, great service and great food.
We will defiantly come back.

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vipsalsaqueen
Atlanta
41 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience5

This place never disappoints! The food is fresh and interesting. Portions are large. Prices are reasonable. The atmosphere is wonderful: a perfect blend of industrial, modern and Italian. All the wonderfulness of sister restaurant Sotto Sotto without the drive or pseudo-foodies LOL

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PeterB
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure - the food and the service are outstanding.

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Edwin
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and dining experience! Quick seating and really good drink selection. The doors were open and it was wonderful to enjoy a light breeze through the dining area while we ate. Food was spectacular!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Made a reservation for a family dinner at Novo Cucina at the recommendation of a friend who lives in the area as we are new to Dunwoody. The hostess was very accommodating to our request for a large booth as we had an infant in a car seat in addition to 4 adult guests. As we were shown to our seats, we noticed almost every table had a child in a booster seat or high chair - clearly, this place is kid-friendly.

We ordered the steamed mussels as an appetizer, but immediately had to return it to the kitchen. The kitchen must not have cleaned the mussels, as every mussel we tried was gritty and the broth was extremely salty. The manager came by to apologize and insisted we pick another appetizer to replace the mussels, so we ordered the calamari. The calamari was fine, but my issue is that we were charged for it on our final bill. They took off the mussels, but charged us with the calamari when we said we were fine to just move on to our entrees. We only ordered them because the manager insisted and implied they would be on the house because of the terrible mussels. It's not like an appetizer costs much, but it's also not very good hospitality practice to push your customers to order another appetizer and make them pay for it unwittingly.

Otherwise, the remaining food was fine. We liked the chef salad and enjoyed the mushroom tagliatelle the most. The speck e rucola pizza was just ok, and the steak and fries were a bit bland. Overall, it's a decent neighborhood Italian restaurant that we may return to for a quick weekday dinner, but will likely not go again with guests.

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vipBrianP
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Novo is always a great experience. The staff and management are always friendly and make sure your meal is great.

They have a wide range of items on the menu. We had the seafood risotto again, outstanding. The sea salt Carmel Gelato was fabulous.

Reservations are recommended

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vipBrianJ
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food in a fun and casual setting.

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PeterB
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delight - the food, the service and atmosphere. You always feel welcomed.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved my experience. This is going to be my new go to place for Italian food.

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vipLFerguson
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall2food4service4ambience1

Disappointed! Had been there two weeks before. Good experience so brought friends back. Won’t go back. Asked for patio after getting seated but couldn’t accommodate. Entire night we were all freezing!!! Then it was a group of 6 sat us at this huge and wide table. Couldn’t hear anyone because it was so loud in restaurant and so far from each other. Food was ok. Got a salad with salmon on it. Couldn’t find anything in salad but the salmon. Paid $22 for it. Others food was ok but not great

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GinaG
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was absolutely amazing. The service was great and the food was unreal. We had to be moved due to a large party coming in during the meal but the wait staff and the manager made sure we were comfortable and were super accommodating. The gelato was fantastic. I can’t wait to be come back here.

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vipDealmaker
Atlanta
257 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent pasta dishes and very good pizzas. The meatball appetizers are to die for .

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TLCATL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always an enjoyable time at novo ! Waiter was very personable and did a good job and the food was very nicely prepared and presented.

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InaN
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We recently celebrated my 57th birthday at Novo Cucina. We had a family dinner for four and all of us had excellent food. The ambience was very nice, bright and airy with a low noise level that allowed us to have a great chat. We had a great experience and will certainly come back!

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vipBrianP
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always have a great experience at Novo. The staff from the front desk are always welcoming. The service is excellent along with the food.
We had the Seafood Risotto, tomato based. One of the best meals we have eaten anywhere.

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Cuby2323
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

A group of us went for lunch. We had a reservation based on a friend's recommendation. Service was good and the food was excellent. We will definitely be back!

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vipOverbooked
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience2

Went with my husband for a date night. Everything was good, food, service, etc. the only comment I have was that my husband was served first for EVERYTHING, except the Parmesan cheese topping on my pasta. Wine, salad, meal, pepper...not kidding! Since it was the 2 of us in a date would’ve been nice to have had life’s first honored.

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vipbobby
Atlanta
54 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food.great wine list.good value.rigatoni incredible.great spot

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StephanieJ
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Consistently good food -table ready on time and good value

Staff pleasant and although they are young do a good job

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KathrynW
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is very well-prepared and tasty. Service can be slow sometimes so don't go if you're in a rush. The gelato is to die for but all the dishes are really good.

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USALvr
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Been here on several occasions and never have a complaint. They make fresh pasta which is amazing. There is literally nothing on the menu that isn’t good. There meatballs appetizer literally melts in your mouth! If you’re on a diet, don’t go here. They do not skimp on portions. No matter how big your meal is though, SAVE ROOM FOR THE GELATO!

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LydiaS
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was delicious and we had great service.

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vipDealmaker
Atlanta
257 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Soggy, wet pizza. Enough said.

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intrigue
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection! Service, craft cocktails, cuisine.

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Novo Cucina is rated 4.5 stars by 433 OpenTable diners.