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.
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!
Very good food!!! Impressived! Good service too!
A place to go and go and go!!!
Excellent restaurant , great food and caring owners.
The food is very tasty, well prepared, pleasing to look at . Everything we ate was delicious.
Outstanding food and very friendly service. First visit but it won’t be my last. Enjoyed the entire experience
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
Great secret neighborhood gem. Great food & great service. Can’t wait to go back.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
Simple clean atmosphere-service was wonderful-food presentation and quality was excellent-Will definitely recommend and will return
The food and service were amazing as usual! Can’t wait to go back!
Delicious food, pretty space, and charming owners who make you feel right at home!
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.
Food and service was perfect!!
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.
A hidden gem, truly family owned with Chef-owner cooking up an Italian Feast. Pasta and sauces are delicious, the Eggs Purgatory a treat.
The food was amazing.
Small restaurant with incredible service. Two of use had the veal chop and said it was the best, most favorable they have ever had. We two ladies had tuna and bronzino and both were excellent. We shared calamari, mussel and clam appetizers and all were fresh and delicious. Our waiter Bill recommended the semifreddo for dessert and it was light and the perfect dessert.
The food and the service are impeccable every time. I don’t have enough great things to say about this restaurant. A true hidden gem. The food is very authentic and the attention to detail is second to none. The food is always fresh and they make everything from scratch. Is officially my favorite Italian restaurant period!
Food was INCREDIBLE and the service was great .