Trattoria Novello

4.8
27 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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4.7
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4.6
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Miami
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
35 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 29, 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 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent restaurant , great food and caring owners.

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AG
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 5, 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
55 reviews
Dined on December 2, 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
46 reviews
Dined on November 26, 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 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!!

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DI
Miami
7 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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Miami
6 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
17 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 24, 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
36 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
18 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
12 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
22 reviews
Dined on July 22, 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
San Francisco
1 review
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
36 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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MI
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing.

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K
Miami
39 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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O
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was INCREDIBLE and the service was great .

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