Il Buon Gustaio!
As a young child growing up in Florence, Italy, my family members used to call me "il buon gustaio," which translates to "One who wholeheartedly enjoys Food!" They said it was a pleasure to see me eat during our family meals – and I would always make them hungry just by watching me.
It was easy to enjoy food growing up in a big Italian family where everything was cooked from scratch and made with love. But when I left Florence and started traveling the world, it was hard to find the good, simple Italian food that I knew so well back home. I discovered various cultures and cuisines in casual, well-priced restaurants that were warm and inviting, but when it came to basic Italian fare I could not find the same.
When I came to America, what was called "Italian" always seemed to be heavy on garlic and cheese and it often described dishes and recipes we don't even have back in my country. If I wanted good Italian food, I realized I had to go to the more hip and expensive parts of town, where I found the food was often overhyped and overpriced. I craved the Mom and Pop trattoria where you could eat delicious Italian food that tasted home-cooked and for a price that didn't give you indigestion
That's how Novo Café came about. "Novo" translates to "New" from the Italian dialect of my hometown – and it's this new concept of great-tasting, fresh, house-made Italian food at a reasonable price that I want to introduce. At Novo Café, our pasta is prepared from scratch in our open kitchen before being cooked to perfection, with every ingredient added in just the right amount. We make every pizza, panini and salad the same way.
Novo Café is for those like me who enjoy great, authentic Italian food in a nice, welcoming environment at a price you can afford, simple as that.
Enjoy great lattes and cappuccino, while savoring our great selection of dessert and pastries. Our Coffee is real 100% Italian coffee with the perfect blend of Arabica Beans and Robusta.
Arabica beans for a sweeter, softer taste. Robusta, fora stronger, harsher taste, and peanutty aftertaste. With our top of the line Galileo, Italian espresso Machine, you coffee will be just like you remember it in Italy.
Explore our great pastries selection from our in-house-production. Only fresh ingredients created by our Italian baker. You can find,Tiramisu, Tarts, Bigne, cheese cakes, Nonna cakes, cookies and much more.
We also have great option for gluten free and vegan treats.
Restaurant & Bar
Try our classic Italian menu, compiled with some of our national most loved dishes. Enjoy great cocktails and superb wines during your dining experience. We offer a great outdoor patio space with over 100 people capacity. Don’t forget to visit us forSunday brunch where we offer our lunch and breakfast menu with bottomlessMimosas, Bloody Marry, Sangrias.
Italian focaccia Roman and Genovese style, Ciabatta bread,Pizza. Best Gluten free bread and Pizza made with our in-house secret recipes we have a great variety of vegan and gluten free cookies, biscotti and Cakes.This is some of the items you can find in our bakery. We use the best Italian flour for our pizza and Breads, to keep our products as original as possible to mother land.