If you are in the South Shore area, you must check out Novara in Milton, MA. Novara rivals the quality and authenticity of Boston’s North End restaurants in a more suburban setting while remaining a casual neighborhood and bar restaurant.

The culinary team is led by Executive Chef, Anthony DeRienzo, who incorporates elements of his Italian heritage in a menu that is both appealing and approachable. Tony’s passion for cooking was igniting at a young age thanks to his Italian mother as well as his great experience at Johnson and Wales University. Novara is the perfect place to head to for a drink after work, a date night, a celebration, or a delicious Italian dinner to treat yourself to!

Check out some of my favorite dishes and drinks that you must try when visiting Novara in Milton, MA.



Novara, Milton, MA

To start, be sure to try the Eggplant Napolitano Appetizer, the Stuffed Mushrooms, the Chicken Parm Meatballs, the Sweet Potato Arancini, and the Mediterranean Plate.

  • The Eggplant Napolitano Appetizer is served with fried eggplant layered with confit cherry tomatoes, a signature cheese blend, garlic, and basil.
  • The Stuffed Mushrooms are served with spinach, goat cheese, seasoned breadcrumbs, pancetta, and truffle aioli.
  • The Chicken Parm Meatballs are topped with a delicious tomato sauce, mozzarella, and toasted panko crumbs.
  • The Sweet Potato Arancini, my all-time favorite, is served with a gorgonzola crème and balsamic glaze.
  • And the Mediterranean Plate is perfect to share, served with white bean hummus, whipped goat cheese, an olive tapenade, tomato marmalata, and grilled panini.

If you are in the mood for pizza, you cannot go wrong with the Mushroom Pizza, Fig and Prosciutto Pizza, or the Margherita Pizza.

  • The Mushroom Pizza is topped with parmesan sauce, roasted garlic, truffle oil, and Italian parsley.
  • The Fig and Prosciutto Pizza is topped with gorgonzola, arugula, garlic parmesan white sauce, and a balsamic glaze.
  • And the Margherita Pizza is topped with tomato sauce, shredded mozzarella, fresh mozzarella, and basil. These pizzas are also available to order with gluten-free crust.

For your main dish, try the Seafood Scampi, Pappardelle Bolognese, Parmesan Crusted Cod, or the Sausage Rigatoni.

  • The Seafood Scampi is served with bucatini, shrimp, scallops, lobster, lemon, white wine and garlic butter sauce, sundried tomato pesto, and shaved parmesan.
  • The Pappardelle Bolognese is served with ground wagyu beef, veal and pork, a touch of cream, and shaved parmesan.
  • The Parmesan Crusted Cod is a great dish for seafood lovers, served with basil pesto risotto, arugula, and a tomato salad.
  • And the Sausage Rigatoni is served with pork sausage, smoked tomato, spinach, shallots, and a vodka cream sauce.

For dessert, try the Cannoli’s, Cream Caramel, or the Lemon Cake.

  • The Cannoli’s are served in two and filled with ricotta and a chocolate chip filling.
  • The Cream Caramel is served with a vanilla bean custard, caramel sauce, candied almonds, and whipped cream.
  • And the Lemon Cake is served with raspberry coconut cream, toasted almonds, and whipped cream.




Seaside Sips

Some of my favorite specialty cocktails to order at Novara include the Corazon de Tequila, the Some Like it Hot, the Salasso Sangria, and the Chai Latte Martini.

  • The Corazon de Tequila is mixed with Casamigos reposado tequila, hibiscus tea, pomegranate, honey simple, and ginger beer.
  • The Some Like it Hot is mixed with jalapeno infused tre agaves tequila, honey simple, lime and pineapple juice, and a cayenne salt rim.
  • The Salasso Sangria is mixed with red wine, brandy, and seasonal fruit.
  • And the Chai Latte Martini is mixed with vanilla vodka, chai spice liqueur, rumchata, and fresh brewed chai black tea.

Visit Novara: https://www.novararestaurant.com/


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