Novello Restaurant & Bar

4.4
662 reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
From the moment you walk into Novello, there is a feeling of comfort and warmth. Owner Marco Turano takes immense pride in the integrity of their food and the quality and professionalism in their staff.
For old world charm, dine indoors. For a tropical "Addison Mizner" feel, opt for a table on the patio. Order a bottle from their well stocked wine cellar as you peruse the menu. An Italian Super Tuscan, Moscato, Montepulciano D’Abruzzo or Chianti by the bottle or the glass sets the mood.
At Novello, we suggest that you dine like an Italian...share!
Take out and delivery available! Live piano music Wednesday to Sunday.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 662 People Are Saying
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBillF
78 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local place with good food and excellent service

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vipOpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience - great food, great ambience, attentive staff - Marco is a wonderful host!

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vipOpenTable Diner
11 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful evening, The service was impeccable! Our waiter anticipated our needs before we could ask. Food selections were amazing.
The special lobster entree was wonderful! Portions were large…. Sitting outside on the patio was perfect….fans kept us cool.
Wine choices great and the lemoncella at the end of the meal topped off a perfect evening. Can’t wait to return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
7 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been there many times every time I go it gets better and better love the place give it a try

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vipCulinaryGuy
60 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a treat. Just walking on to the patio brings back memories of the ‘60s and then descending even deeper in the restaurant. The furniture is ancient. The decorations are at least that old too. The menus have to be seen to believed. But the food… Classic Italian that transcends comfort food. Incredible number of features each night where they play with the classics to make them new. Kind of loud due to close quarters and low ceilings. Just a wonderful Italian experience and it will be in our regular rotation. A winner on all counts.

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vipscotsteve
10 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Total surprise to me , it’s been there a while but I had no idea
Staff , owner helpful attentive and engaging
Great dishes at reasonable prices versus their not inconsiderable competition nearby
Definitely will be a regular stop for me
See you after our travels , Marco

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vipOpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

All was wonderful except the service was slow.

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vipOpenTable Diner
75 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Solid good food!

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vipJettalady
31 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food. Never had a bad meal. Servers are very knowledgeable.

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vipLm214
23 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a family reunion for 8 adults here. It was a wonderful meal and evening. The food was incredible. The service was excellent. The owner made us feel very welcome. Complimentary cookies and limoncello at the end of the meal was a perfect finish. Will be back soon!

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vipKaryn
11 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always return & have been for the past 7 years since the restaurant has been open .. great food, great wine, great host! Be prepared to sometimes wait for both a table and or your food as it gets really busy in- season.. but it’s worth the wait!!

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vipBillF
78 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local place with good food and great service

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vipRSLMDandJfoodies
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner for four was seated promptly as requested, with a bottle #1 of wine we brought opened on and sipped as we waited a not uncomfortable time for out busy waiter to get to us. We were served the usual hot garlic bread. The orders were taken with what seemed a longer than normal time for the 2 courses. As our waiter had a bunch of tables, another waiter helped clear and provide clean silverware. The appetizer course was great!
The table was a little small for the dishes, flatware water and wine glasses, so when a knife was retrieved by a bus boy , down went a glass ( 1/6 full ) of red wine onto my wife, staining the inside of her left arm jacket sleeve. We were quickly attended to and they asked they should have it cleaned or do we want to bring a receipt. The main courses were great, and my wives veal chop was gigantic and was served on a enormous plate (enough for all 4 of us to eat!) We had delicious expressos, yummy canolies, a [plate of cookies, but declined the offer of Lemonchello by the owner. A bit expensive ($230 per couple) but excellent food quality and taste. The check included 2 corkages @ $35! As we left very full and happy, veal chop parm and spagetti in a bad to go, the owner chided "don't put anything else on that dry cleaning bill", We will surely go back soon for another 5^ dinner!

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vipOpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

We waited for food 1 1/2 hours and when it came everyone’s food was overly salted. Service was slow and inattentive. $12 was charged for changing from red sauce to oil and garlic when pasta was part of the meal.

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vipLarryW
10 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, fabulous!! I live in South Beach, and I drive for an hour to eat at this phenomenal restaurant. Thank you Marco for running such a great place!

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vipLainer105
90 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We have been to Novello several times, but this time it did disappoint. The Cesar salad lacked taste, no anchovies which usually add to define that salad. One of us had the seafood special, which had 4 teeny tiny lobster tails if you can call them that along with 3 shrimp in a light pink sauce over pasta. Certainly not worth the 64.00 price tag charged.
The shrimp francese sauce could have had abit more lemon flavoring. The veal chop parm special was huge, but not great. Food this evening was a let down.

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Cruiseprof
13 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food & service & lovely atmosphere. Marco is always the most wonderful & gracious host. Love Novello. Best fine dining Italian restaurant in Boca.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Classic Italian and great ambiance and service. We will be back regularly

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vipOpenTable Diner
7 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been there many times the food is excellent can't get better also the service is great . I must go!!

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Beano
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were great.

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LarimarM
6 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent meal. The food was great and the owner was hilarious. The outside eating areas is gorgeous.

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Judysm
5 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We have been dining at Novello since it opened. The outdoor patio is lovely, with a very European vibe. The food never fails, and owner/host, Marco is welcoming, charming and a bit flirtatious; in an Italian way, of course.
My significant other is a huge fan of the veal chop and I usually order lamb chops. (If it ain't broke don't fix it, right?) The branzino is also pretty wonderful. The garlic bread is to die for.
The wait staff is impeccable and attentive.
We never feel rushed and we always feel valued.

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vipBillF
78 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places! Great food and service. Good portions and always well paced!

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vipcindi
206 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was good, not extraordinary
The service left a lot to be desired. The waiters were brusque, and we were in and out in an hour. Felt rushed throughout.

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vipHate2complain
67 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

We’ve eaten here before and enjoyed it so we went again. Both times on Saturday night. Although the food was exceptional, the service was not. Yes, they were short handed but no excuse to be totally ignored. Never got the pasta I asked for. Never got the grated cheese I asked for. Never ever got a refill of water.
I may go back but just not sure.

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vipJudyS
4 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Novello was a great restaurant. Great food and service and ambiance. Saturday night we sat in a dark overcrowded room and our poor waiter was so overwhelmed with all the tables he had to serve. The only good thing was the bottle of wine. Veal Sorrento our favorite dish tasted shoe leather. it definitely was not baby veal. My Bronzino was frozen - smelled fishy and was full of bones. The other dish of oysters - dried up and chewy and the veal chop was so bad - not edible. I am used to enjoying a delicious meal - outside - with great service and incredible food at Novello. Diners that came in after us were served first. It took so long to clear the table of the awful food - then waited for a check.
Out of compassion, we left our normal 25% tip and will never return again.

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vipnana
20 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was adequate, service slow

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vipVivianC
10 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual. Outstanding service and food

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Jeremiah
2 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was very good. Reservations are a must.

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vipMyraC
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Too noisy to me. Does everybody has to scream?Why?

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vipDessertgrl
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

First time here. Loved that the bartop was reserved per my request. Owner and bartender knowledgeable and friendly. However, I was shocked at the $18 price of a belvedere martini, especially with the extremely small size. Ordered the pear filled pasta and it had no pear taste at all. The chicken with red pepper sauce was flavorful.

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vipluv2eat
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Very disappointing. Friends had raved about it. Too expensive. Penne Norma was good but not great.
The veal piccata was a little tough and the vegetables with the dish were sent back- too hard.
The hostess said they can’t get the vegetables right! REALLY???
Positano is way better!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience

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vipAlbertS
12 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant is in a small strip center in Boca Raton, FL. It has remarkable food. Excellent ingredients and preparation. The two times we ate there, we had different waiters. Each one was very professional and very knowledgeable about the menu and all of the many specials. I highly recommend this place for all occassions.

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vipshellyk
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Novello! My favorite restaurant in Boca!

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vipBarryS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to place. Eat here 2X per week. Wonderful food, great service and the ambience outdoors is very nice. Marco (tell em Barry sent you) knows how to create a 5 star dining experience.

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vipshellyk
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Novello is the best! Best food, service and owner Marco is always so nice!! My favorite in Boca!

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vipBillF
78 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go here often and have always been pleased
Good food and good service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

I believe they were understaffed. Nevertheless, I really liked the food and ambiance. I would visit again.

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KarenH
3 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

so sorry to say this was one of the worst high end restaurants my family and I have ever experienced

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You can order delivery directly from Novello Restaurant & Bar using the Order Online button. Novello Restaurant & Bar also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (561) 994-3495.

Novello Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 662 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 bookings at the moment.