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Casa Novello

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2016 Winner
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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went to Casa Novello for the first time since the ownership had changed hands. We had "given up" going to eat there, due to being disappointed time and again. I am SO glad that we went back. The food was amazing!...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Donna N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with a friend for wine night. I am not one for gimmick nights but my friend wanted to so I went along with it. It’s a bottle of wine with dinner for two for 50.00. I have been there before and enjoyed myself but...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank arewehavingfunyet4
casanovello, Manager at Casa Novello, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for caring enough to write a review and I am happy that the food was up to your standards. I am sorry that you feel that we are trying to trick you into something that is not. It is as simple...More

Reviewed August 18, 2019

Had read a recent newspaper review lauding this place's authentic Italian cuisine. We tried the eggplant parmesan and it was humdrum. If someone else wanted to eat there, I wouldn't say no, but I would probably never choose to eat there again myself.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank LCR3070
casanovello, Manager at Casa Novello, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

thank you for giving us a try we hope you try us again and order a different dish. Please let the manager or owner know when you come in again and let them know about your previous visit so we can accommodate you. And in...More

Reviewed June 20, 2019

My friends and I went for dinner last night. The wait staff were very attentive. The food was phenomenal! The owner came over to check on us and even delivered our second round of drinks. The desserts...omg...the limoncello cake, oh my...and the salted caramel cheesecake...woohoo...the...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank AndreaRH78
Reviewed June 6, 2019 via mobile

The fried calamari was delicious, but unfortunately it was served on fresh greens with too much dressing which got the shellfish soggy. My eggplant parmigiana was great! Very well cooked and served on a heated plate which kept it hot. My friend’s penne with pesto...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Barry M
Reviewed May 11, 2019 via mobile

Well, It just wasn't the wonderful Casa Novello that opened its doors some 20 years ago and held us as customers the entire time. This visit was a huge departure from those years. New owner, new staff, new menu, and new, much higher, prices. It...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Springerlvr02
Hope L, Owner at Casa Novello, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I wish you would of let a manager know what was going on there is always one available and we would of been able to compensate you. As the new owner I want to assure...More

Reviewed May 7, 2019

I recently went to Casa Novello after years of not being there. It is under new ownership and it did not disappoint. I got the eggplant dish which was very good. Rumor has it it is the old recipe from the village. The wait staff...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Joyfullyinme
Reviewed April 1, 2019 via mobile

A quaint little gem in the heart of Westbrook you will find Casa Novello. It has wonderful Italian favorites to offer from the menu along with a pleasing wine list. The service is outstanding and the ownership has recently changed bringing in a great new...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank mrsoctober44
Reviewed March 8, 2019

This used to be my favorite Italian restaurant until recently being sold. What we all feared has happened, small servings, terrible wines and double the price! The staff has all changed as well. This restaurant used to be standing room only and you would have...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank CountyGirl81
Hope L, Owner at Casa Novello, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2019

Thank you for your feedback but I am confused we have the same staff and the same menu. I truly wish you let the manager on duty know so we could of spoken to you. Sorry for your dissatisfied. I can assure you that if...More

Reviewed February 25, 2019 via mobile

Under new ownership, this place is small and noisy but friendly and has above average food. It is not pretentious at all.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Stephanie L
September 19, 2018|
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You can walk in or make reservations. Either way works.
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Diane D
February 18, 2017|
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Response from Bill S | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry I don't know if they serve lunch.
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