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Novara, Milton, MA

Novara

4.8
4.8
2134 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Novara rivals the quality and authenticity of Boston’s North End restaurants in a suburban setting while remaining a casual neighborhood bar and restaurant. The culinary team is led by Executive Chef Anthony DeRienzo who will incorporate elements of his Italian heritage in a menu that is appealing and approachable. Located in a heritage building whose entrance will amaze. Parking lot located behind the restaurant Church Street. Street parking also available.

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 48 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 696-8400

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Tony DeRienzo

  • Catering

    Catering is offered through our full service catering company, Cypress Catering Company. Cypress Catering provides catering for weddings, corporate functions, private events, and much more. Visit our website at www.cypresscateringcompany.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    The Wine Shed at Novara is the perfect setting for your intimate dinner party. Rustic beams, glowing sconces and a decorative fireplace create the feeling you are in a Tuscan villa. The Wine Shed seats up to 15 guests and can be reserved for your private dining needs. We are also equipped with audio visual equipment to accommodate your business meeting needs. We can also accommodate larger parties and provide the full restaurant for up to 175 people on a given afternoon or evening. Contact private dining sales for details.

  • Private party contact

    Manager: (617) 696-8400

  • Neighborhood

    Milton

  • Cross street

    Church

  • Parking details

    Novara has a parking lot behind the facility and plenty of street parking, located at 10 Church st. The Abby Park lot can also be used for Novara diners.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,134 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. AL

    AniLobo

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience celebrating my husband’s birthday. Food was delicious, impeccable service.

    NovaraResponded todayThank you for choosing Novara to celebrate, and thank you for the positive review! Come again soon! Novara Management

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat out on the patio which is so lovely. Service was great, food was even better. Got a few meals to share including the grilled focaccia, bib lettuce salad and margarita pizza. Each dish was delicious, but specially going back for the salad!!

    NovaraResponded todayThanks for the lovely feedback! We just recently added new salads to the menu, so I'm very glad they're a hit! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Novara Management

  3. k

    kathleenf

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Good was great but service was awful. We ate at the bar and the bartender barely paid attention to us. And when she did she didn’t make eye contact or talk to us. So rude!

    NovaraResponded todayKathleen, Thank you for taking the time to bring this to our attention. We strive for excellent service and hate to hear of instances where our staff missed the mark. I'd love to offer you a gift for your next visit to make it up to you. Please give me a call or email amelia@novararestaurant so that I can make sure we take care of you. We look forward to another chance to serve you. Amelia, Novara Management

  4. BB

    BirthdayBrunchBeauty

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing (as usual) sat at a high top at the bar this time and surprising the noise level wasn’t too bad! My friends and I could here each others conversations without having to shout 😉 Service was attentive, pleasant and handled specialty orders with ease. Great girls night out!

    NovaraResponded todayThank you for the positive feedback. So glad you enjoyed your night out, and we look forward to seeing you again! Novara Management

  5. BB

    BiancaB

    New England

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was excellent. Some of the tables were a little loud, but we will definitely come back!

    NovaraResponded todayGlad you enjoyed your meal! With the high ceilings, it can be a bit hard to control ambient noise, which we very much appreciate your understanding about. We look forward to serving you again! Novara Management

  6. DM

    DeniseM

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    WE were greeted by a lovely Hostess. The waitress Angela was very personable. Appetizers were wonderful. I always get Chicken Parm when I go there. The only disappointing thing always, is no bread or rolls available. I think all people that eat I Italian food love to mop up the sauce. I would recommend Navaro for a luncheon, it is great treat also for those who don't drive at night. This is the first time I went for lunch. You can order from the Dinner menu as well. I do prefer to go at night. Atmosphere is very inviting. Best Denise
  7. MR

    MarieR

    New England

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Went on a busy summer Friday night and had very high expectations based on recommendations from others. While every dish in our party of 3 ok none of them were exceptional. The lobster fra Diavlo special did have generous portions of lobster but the sauce overwhelmed the taste. The noise level is something that I am not sure they can control given the high ceilings. Will try again in the Fall.

    NovaraResponded 2 days agoWe are sorry to hear that none of the dishes impressed you and your dining companions! We strive for excellent food and service and value feedback when we miss the mark. I will pass the feedback regarding the lobster special to the chef. The indoor noise is indeed beyond our control, but the patio is lovely and much more quiet! Please ask for me next time you check in for a reservation and mention this review so that I can help to ensure a better dining experience. Amelia Novara Management

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husbands birthday
  9. M

    Marc

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We were seated promptly, the server was amazing, the food came out super fast and both looked great and tasted yummy. It was a little loud, but a lot of fun. Felt vibrant. Loved the movie throwbacks / vibe. It was a great menu with a lot of choices, including for kids. Will definitely be going back!

    NovaraResponded 2 days agoThank you so much for the great review! We look forward to serving you again! Novara Management

  10. MM

    MaryM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    It was great. We sat on the patio which is a lot quieter than inside. Very enjoyable!
  11. KH

    KrystaH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Maggie provided great service will definitely be back for sure!

    NovaraResponded 5 days agoWonderful! We will be sure to pass the compliment along! We look forward to having you again soon. Best Regards, Amelia Browning, Novara management

  12. TP

    TracyP

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service, food and drinks were fabulous. I love that they have a lot of gluten free options. The gluten free chicken marsala is tasty and the home made gluten free pasta is wonderful. I highly recommend the pomegranate martini. Absolutely refreshing on a hot summers night. A+ Novara!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love, love, love this restaurant
  14. JH

    JojoH

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excellent service had a great time and will definitely return.
  15. AL

    ALJJ

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nothing to complain about, because everything was outstanding. One thing that stood out to me in particular was the speed with which our food was brought out. Bravo!
  16. JC

    JaniceC

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the chicken parm, it was so good. The ambiance is really nice. There’s a diverse group of people there. The staff was very friendly. I would recommend making reservations because they get very busy
  17. LC

    LeslieC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place to enjoy amazing food for any occasion or just a date night!
  18. FF

    FabriceF

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The food wasn’t great, but we loved everything else about it.
  19. KG

    KinGgh

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bread would be nice to be served . One of my favorite things when dining out
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner and time with family as always. Service was amazing from the moment we walked in the door
  21. JW

    JamalW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is AMAZING from the food to the customer service. Will definitely become one of my local favorites
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience1
    Food was awful and expensive. The waitress was very good, though.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great I definitely will be back
  24. SM

    SteveM

    New England

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went to Navara Sunday after returning from vacation to Miami. The food scene was not to my liking to say the least. Navara's meal made up for such a poor food experience while on said vacation. I love Navara and the service provided. We had a wonderful waitress, but I forget her name, I believe she stated that she was from Montenegro. She was very attentive and had a lovely personality. P.S. I was informed that my server's name is Vera. Thank you so much Vera!!!😊😊😊
  25. J

    Jane

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant has gotten better, year to year. It's well run, nice range in the menu, prices reasonable, excellent service.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food like always
  27. CF

    CFetter

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent on everything, especially the appetizers were really good. We had 4 apps meatballs, calamari, Mediterranean plate, and chicken wigs. Again ALL great, but chicken wings were the winner. The entrees were all great as well. I had fantastic Paperdelle Bolognese!
  28. RD

    RosaD

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  29. A

    Alnoney

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    FANTASTIC FOOD & vibe!!! Our first time there & we can’t wait to go back!!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food and cocktails were very good! Dessert was amazing! Great environment for a Friday night dinner with friends!!!
  31. TD

    TrishaD

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Been there a few times. However, I don't like how they reserve seats at the bar. The bar should be first come first serve.

    NovaraResponded 5 days agoTrisha, Thank you for the constructive feedback. I can certainly understand your frustration regarding this topic and I will be sure communicate that feedback to the rest of the management team for consideration. Amelia Browning Novara Management

  32. MM

    MichelleM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and served in 10 mins!! Definitely going back!
  33. J

    Jacqueline

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely evening out for a special occasion. Great food, drink, and service.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really like space. The movie memorabilia and energy. The food and beverage was fabulous, I plan to return
  35. EL

    ELMS

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We usually go for brunch and always have an excellent experience but this time we went for late lunch in search of those lobster rolls we see coming out of the kitchen. Well they were over the top & sooo worth the price. Perfect roll - abundance of lobster - perfection !!! The menu never disappoints and the wait staff always extremely pleasant, efficient and goes above and beyond ! Thank you !!!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s my birthday
  37. AR

    AndreaR

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely amazing. Our waitress was awesome. Can't wait to go back. Highly recommend.
  38. CS

    CynthiaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved Novara. The seafood scampi was to die for. The NKOTB videos made our Blockhead hearts happy.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wanted to experience Novara…..did not disappoint. The service was top notch, Jennifer was fantastic. She helped find answers to all of my food allergy questions….I have quite a few. The food was delicious. I ordered the stuffed mushroom and they were so delicious I could have at 20 more. The salmon piccata was great and did not disappoint.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Waitress was nice, the atmosphere was nice.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Novara using the Order Online button. Novara also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Novara also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 696-8400.

Novara is rated 4.8 stars by 2134 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 48 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Novara

556 Adams Street, Milton, MA 02186

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Church

  • Neighborhood

    Milton

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Novara has a parking lot behind the facility and plenty of street parking, located at 10 Church st. The Abby Park lot can also be used for Novara diners.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tony DeRienzo

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 696-8400

  • Catering

    Catering is offered through our full service catering company, Cypress Catering Company. Cypress Catering provides catering for weddings, corporate functions, private events, and much more. Visit our website at www.cypresscateringcompany.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    The Wine Shed at Novara is the perfect setting for your intimate dinner party. Rustic beams, glowing sconces and a decorative fireplace create the feeling you are in a Tuscan villa. The Wine Shed seats up to 15 guests and can be reserved for your private dining needs. We are also equipped with audio visual equipment to accommodate your business meeting needs. We can also accommodate larger parties and provide the full restaurant for up to 175 people on a given afternoon or evening. Contact private dining sales for details.

  • Private party contact

    Manager: (617) 696-8400

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