NOVY

4.7
376 Reviews
$30 and under
Greek
NOVY is a Greek restaurant in the San Francisco Noe Valley district. We are a family-run and woman-owned Greek restaurant. NOVY is our nickname for Noe Valley. We are a neighborhood restaurant serving Greek food alongside fresh California favorites.

In 1977, John Gianaras purchased the L and F Corner Market and turned it into a casual dining restaurant named Panos’ (after his father.) In 1988, newlyweds John and Vi expanded and remodeled the space into a fine-dining Greek restaurant. They operated the ever-popular Panos for a total of 20 years. Flash-forward 17 years and the Gianaras family has reclaimed the space, with daughters Kristen and Kathryn running the show. This time around, NOVY offers Greek food and California classics in a more relaxed atmosphere. All of our beer and wine is on tap to do our part in eliminating waste. NOVY strives to provide a personal and delicious dining experience in a polished setting.

Support NOVY during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 376 people are saying
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JoselynM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent job of taking care of our executives during a lunch meeting this past week. Will definitely be back. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside with my grandkids, our waiter was attentive without pushing, once again a wonderful meal and evening.
We ordered appetizers and main courses, they’re growing foodie kids and hungry - delicious!

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Ceci
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The meal was good except for the fried calamari, much too much batter in proportion to the calamari.

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RandyS
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent excellent food and service! We had the brussels sprouts and the calamari for appetizers and then Lamb gyros And the salmon pasta all which was fantastic for casual dining. It was a perfect night for sitting outdoors.

JD
vipJohnD
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, excellent food. Nailed it on all fronts. Thank you!!

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NeNaSy
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Good to sit outside near a heater. The staff were VERY friendly. My cobb salad did not feel fresh: the blue cheese, bacon, etc. felt right out of the fridge. My companion's lemon/chicken soup apparently was good, as was the calamari salad. As I didn't feel all too well after the salad, I probably would not rush back there, but I was pleased with how friendly the waiters were.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

One of my favorite spots in Noe Valley. Can always count on a great meal and service here for dinner no matter what you order

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vipHGSF
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food, warm, friendly, attentive service. Appreciated the heat lamps and enjoyed outdoor dining. Looking forward to going back! And, I recommend the Mousaka.

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vipSweetie
San Francisco
143 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early holiday lunch. Salmon perfect Moussaka lovely Hot tea welcome

Pretty crowded but good seat and a fine time

Check it out

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vipMariaD
10 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly & knowledgeable staff! Amazing food and a good choice of seating options. Will return :)

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Lucy
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service made our lunch with friends relaxing and memorable. I’ll be back.

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foodperson
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood restaurant. Friendly staff, good wine and food. We've been coming to NOVY ever since it opened and have always had a wonderful experience.

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vipMeghanR
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Nothing special.

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EdSa
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the service was excellent. I highly recommend the salmon main course and the lamb bolognese!

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Mondii
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great attentive service and the food was delicious.

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vipMax777
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Menu and service are excellent at NOVY. We met friends for dinner and found our outdoor table ready for us. Even on a cold night, the heat lamps warmed the parklet area nicely, making for an enjoyable meal and gathering.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service at Novy is always outstanding. All the staff seems like they are happy working there—there’s a very warm and comfortable vibe.

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HazelD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Very pleasant environment and the food was delish. It was my birthday and I expected something special (my fault, not the restaurant), so I would not recommend this spot for really special occasions unless you are in-love with Greek food and it has special memories for you. Other than that, this is a great spot

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SarahMNA2233
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Novy! The Cobb salad is delicious. The feta polenta is amazing. The outdoor tables are wonderful. It's all great!

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SF4483
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

This is a great little gem in Noe Valley! Their staff is attentive and friendly, their food is delicious and the ambience is perfect. I'll definitely be back!

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vipReginaSF
San Francisco
77 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have always loved NOVY - My last restaurant visit was March 2020 to NOVY. And my first restaurant visit was to NOVY November 2021. Great to be back - love the menu - the outdoor seating option is great!!!! Thanks NOVY!

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wilthefinn
San Francisco
56 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Start to finish. Excellent COVID 19 protocols, nice table, and such a wonderful menu. Portion size is very good, and the choices are all good. This time halloumi and moussaka. Heavenly. Great, warm service. The wine list is superb.
Enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Thank you for a lovely dining experience! We loved the neighborhood too and will visit again 😊

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MaryT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience2

Family birthday dinner

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
123 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Book club gathering. We love Novy!!!

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Lepus26
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a sisters 66th birthday with a wonderful dinner at NOVY. The waitress was very attentive, offered suggestions for our entrees. And was sure to have candles lit when our dessert arrived.
We all live across town in Japantown and Nob Hill, so the taxi rides were well worth it.

Side note, my Partner & I had our first date at PANOS over 30 yrs ago. And we were delighted that the restaurant is still connected to family. And most of all, the food is always delicious ! My Partner is Cypriot Greek, so the HALOUMI appetizer is a familiar start to our dining experience.

FIVE STARS for sure !

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vipLaCandy
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent. The food is always outstanding here. It’s a favorite spot.

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JeanL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite is the calamari salad and their desserts are very good.

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DestinyM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience5

They have built a lovely outdoor seating area.

Unfortunately, the service was a little slow.

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kevinw
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good Value..tasty food..great service. very comfortable restaurant, will be back

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Wanderwoman757
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Food was perfect! Will put it on my list for next visit to SF!

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Renegator1
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious spanakopita and e lamb gyro was finally actually sliced lamb!! I hate getting the at pressed meat. Delicious meal and good Greek wine.

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vipMax777
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outdoor dining experience at NOVY surprisingly comfortable and warm; food terrific; service accommodating. We will definitely return!

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foodperson
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, friendly neighborhood restaurant with a killer wine list!

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vipJohnG
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious soup and halloumi cheese with artichoke date tapenade and pita. Highly recommended. Outdoor booths are comfortable and well-spaced.

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stans
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Three of us ate outside at 530pm on a cool rainy night. The heat lamps kept us warm and the outdoor seating was comfortable and kept us dry. The service....impeccable. The food...dee-lish.

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WineAndDine
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great sangria, and very friendly staff.

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mimi
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a local gem. The food was great and they have a nice area for outdoor dining. The service was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice parklet - we really enjoy the outdoor dining here. Great service. Generous portions for the kids burger. Adults love the shrimp pasta, pesto pasta, chicken wrap, and the soup.

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MarkoK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic GREEK food! So so few places and this is Greek owned. It’s the old Pasta Pomodoro corner and it’s great service and food. The prices are right too. Will be back.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from NOVY using the Order Online button. NOVY also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. NOVY also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 829-8383.

NOVY is rated 4.7 stars by 376 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.

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