Trattoria Novello

4.7
44 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Authentic Italian trattoria with a modern, rustic, cozy vibe and a soundtrack of Italian throwbacks shuffled with old and modern hits. We dedicate to presenting a menu, which balances the very best in traditional Italian cuisine as well as creative specialties. We welcome you to stop in to experience Chef/Owner, Pasquale's authentic and unforgettable creations.
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New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food in a lovely setting. Noise level very moderate. Try the branzino or the pasta with seafood. Delicious fried calamari.
Good service also. Everything came out as ordered.

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DI
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food as always, attentive and personalized service with attention to details. Great ambience. Never had a bad meal here.

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BS
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful trattoria offering delicious food in a charming setting.

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ES
New England
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and excellent service. Great date night atmosphere. I will be back!

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l
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We returned to Trattoria Novello after being disappointed with the service several years ago. We are happy we did. This is a WONDERFUL restaurant. The food is delicious!! Be sure to get the antipasto platter. Beautiful presentation and very good appetizer. The pastas are homemade. The service has improved and is very good. This is a great addition to the Pompano Beach dining scene. Can't wait to dine there again!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service chef and staff very personable this was our second time

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CB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant. Everything was fabulous. My sister and I enjoyed it immensely.
Thank you so much!

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RT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic Italiano food made by friendly owners in a beautiful atmosphere. Not too loud and great, delicious items. This was our third time ... and my wife's pick for her birthday dinner with friends. We weren't disappointed. Oh, and the prices are reasonable too. Try it today!

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c
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What can I say? There service is attentive, yet not overbearing. The Branzino a must! The calamari is perfection. We got the Antipasto and it is not only a gorgeous presentation, but delicious and has so much to taste. We also got the Filet Mignon special and it was outstanding and perfectly prepared. The pastas were al dente as it should be and the wine suggested was delicious. My second time here and will always be a place I visit when I am in town. Like that it could be months that I come and the quality is consistent.

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KL
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was very good as usual, the big change for the better was the service.
This is a very nice, quite Italian restaurant with the just the right touch of ambiance that is perfect for an enjoyable evening out with your significant other or along with another couple

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CH
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A tiny gem in Pompano Beach between the ICW and the Isle Casino, just east of US 1. Yummy yummy food, great choices for wine (no liquor - just beer and wine), and not terribly expensive. Highly recommended for date night or small group of friends.

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TJ
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went with wife the food was a m a z I n g. Full stop amazing. Just go and yes it’s in a strip mall, just go the food is ...amazing!

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k
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, small place but cozy, just wish they has a liquor license. will definitely go back.

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j
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for authentic Italian

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c
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best "dining experience" I have had in a long time. We enjoyed dinner for over two hours and every course was outstanding. The Antipasti is amazing, get it! The dinners were all excellent. The pasta was al dente and home made, the seafood was fresh and the chop was succulent. Desert and espresso topped off a perfect evening. The waiter, Marco, was informative and made you feel as he was serving you in his own home. It's nice to have a waiter who spends time conversing and not just throwing food at you and running away. The owners, the hostess and the chef, both came to our table to see if we enjoyed our dinner and told us about the culinary history. Nice touch! I will be back for certain. Just a heads up that it is beer and wine only.

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JK
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Outstanding food. Top notch cooking. Chef came to greet us at our table, super nice guy! But our waiter left us wanting a younger, happier and more clearly spoken individual, but the two bottles of wine helped us survive it

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c
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a gem!!!

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This second visit confirmed our first impression that Trattoria Novello is head and shoulders above the typical Italian restaurant. It is cozy, attractively appointed and warmly welcoming. Chef Pat uses the highest quality ingredients and combines both traditional and innovative recipes to create a diverse menu that makes choices difficult. This situation is complicated further by the list of tasty daily specials. The only solution to this dilemma is to visit and dine often. Frequent visits are encouraged by the Chef and his wife Kim who are determined to make customers feel like family. With this sort of ambiance and delicious food, Trattoria Novello is the perfect “vicino casa” or local family restaurant that becomes a go-to destination for those in search of a fine meal and a warm, friendly atmosphere.

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NC
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The BEST food in our little Pompano Beach Atlantic Ave area. If you want some real authentic Italian cuisine, not the "pizza/pasta" regulars, Trattoria Novello will appeal to your palate. Thank you Chef Patrick. Wine selection is fantabulous!

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C
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!
Very good food!!! Impressived! Good service too!
A place to go and go and go!!!

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OT
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent restaurant , great food and caring owners.

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AG
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is very tasty, well prepared, pleasing to look at . Everything we ate was delicious.

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b
Miami
56 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and very friendly service. First visit but it won’t be my last. Enjoyed the entire experience

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S
Miami
47 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always a pleasure coming here for dinner chef /owner Pat and his lovely wife Kim are so hospitable and of course the food is amazing.
Love that it’s quiet and you can actually talk and enjoy conversation across the table instead of screaming
Great neighborhood gem. A must try

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H
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great secret neighborhood gem. Great food & great service. Can’t wait to go back.

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KB
Poconos
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!!

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DI
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic Italian cuisine. Never had a meal that did not express me. Nothing but the best fresh ingredients, great wine selection, attentive and friendly service. Pasquale is an exceptional chef.

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I
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

My family and I accidentally made a reservation at this restaurant (we thought it was in another Italian restaurant) but we figured we would try it anyway because the reviews were good. We must’ve came on a bad night because the server seemed to be managing every table and we were told that the sous chef quit in the middle of our dinner service. This would explain the prolonged amount of time it took to get our food. Our server did his best to accommodate and we recognize that it was not his fault. When the food did come out, it was generally pretty good but The experience was dampend by periodic interruptions of the smell of cigarette smoke which would waft in every time the front door opened. This establishment has outdoor seating and the table immediately adjacent to the front door was smoking. This created an unpleasant experience inside the restaurant due to the smoke being drawn in to the space. Considering all that happened, the value was pretty poor for the price. If you do not care about the ambience, the food was decent And I felt the chef had some talent.

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GS
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is truly a hidden gem. Fantastic authentic Italian food. Don’t let the strip mall stop you from going in. The food is reasonably priced, The specials are truly special, and I would highly recommend this restaurant. We need to support great restaurants if we want them to be around.

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KB
Poconos
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fell in love with this place! Best grilled octopus we've had, and the truffle/basil lamb chops were excellent! Definitely recommending this place to all our friends, and will return soon!

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NC
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite dish is the grilled Branzino. Skin crispy and well seasoned. Tomatoes in salad today were extra crisp and fresh. Straight from the garden, I bet!

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GS
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic authentic Italian food with daily specials - don't let the strip mall location sway you away - we make a point to go there every time we're in town. My wife is of Italian heritage and is an Italian food snob - she absolutely loves the food. Really really great!

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CM
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party of four had a wonderful experience at Trattoria Novello! Service and food was over the top, superb!!!

If you are seeking southern Italian inspired dishes, you must try Trattoria Novello when in southern Florida! We look forward to returning soon!

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o
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simple clean atmosphere-service was wonderful-food presentation and quality was excellent-Will definitely recommend and will return

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OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were amazing as usual! Can’t wait to go back!

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JL
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, pretty space, and charming owners who make you feel right at home!

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DO
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The second visit to this restaurant that we had and it was absolutely outstanding. Food is very fresh innovative and tasty. It is worth the drive from Pembroke Pines to Pompano Beach. The staff is very friendly the ambience is very nice. The noise level is low you can actually talk to people at your table. I highly recommend this place.

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OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was perfect!!

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S
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was very good. Grilled polpo,excellent. A very disappointed in the server, who had an additude. Will return again but hopefully on a evening when we can get a different server.

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NC
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden gem, truly family owned with Chef-owner cooking up an Italian Feast. Pasta and sauces are delicious, the Eggs Purgatory a treat.

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