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We had a family style meal with a small group and it was absolutely delicious. The butternut squash ravioli was outstanding and the piccata was a huge hit. Their red sauce, particularly the arrabiata sauce is mouthwatering good. Ask for extra bread and sauce to dip it in. If you are looking for a traditional, home cooked Italian meal ... read more
Paulina Piekarska-Léveillée via google.com - Nov 20, 2020
Fantastic food! Garlic knots were incredible, the Alfredo was the best I have had anywhere locally. And the desserts were amazing too. The carrot cake was gigantic. In addition the servers and staff were also top notch. Very friendly and out going. Fast and efficient.
Tim Sawyer via google.com - Oct 30, 2020
Great food friendly atmosphere ... read more
Raymond Pelletier via google.com - Oct 24, 2020
I don't usually like going to Italian ...
I don't usually like going to Italian restaurants. Coming from an Italian family, I always preferred cooking it myself. My mother talked me into going here and I'm so glad she did. The staff was super friendly and the food was great.

Tip: try the butternut squash ravioli (pic below) You're welcome.
Matthew B. via yelp.com - Oct 10, 2020
Wonderful food and ambience. Lovely people. Friendly and cozy.
Richard Crecco via google.com - Oct 4, 2020
my wife and I just went there for dinner tonight for my birthday, it was by far the best Marcella I
my wife and I just went there for dinner tonight for my birthday, it was by far the best Marcella I've ever had in my entire life. she had the chicken parmesan and that was absolutely amazing as well. highly recommend this place, the staff was amazing as well!
David Bradt via facebook.com - Oct 1, 2020
The food is delicious! Best chicken parm around. Staff are awesome too. Great prices.
The food is delicious! Best chicken parm around. Staff are awesome too. Great prices.
Cindy McGovern via facebook.com - Sep 30, 2020
The food is delicious and the staff ...
The food is delicious and the staff are wonderful! Best chicken Marsala I have ever had !!
Sarah H. via yelp.com - Sep 24, 2020
Great as always!
David Boissonneault via google.com - Aug 27, 2020
Great service, delicious food! Will be going back!
Deanna Anderson via google.com - Aug 22, 2020
Great service ! Great Food !
Great service ! Great Food !
Sumner Philbrook via facebook.com - Aug 15, 2020
Great Parmesan meals ... read more
Daniel Mercer via google.com - Jul 5, 2020
The food was great. New lasagna recipe was amazing, best around by far. Service is as wonderful and friendly as ever.
Kristen Larrabee via google.com - Jun 20, 2020
Been getting take out once a week for ever. This was the best! Knocked it out of the park and the Carrot Cake looks awesome, thats for later!!!
Kenneth Winton via google.com - May 24, 2020
Thank you Casa Novello for take out tonight... How I missed your Chicken Marsala ❤️
Thank you Casa Novello for take out tonight... How I missed your Chicken Marsala ❤️ ... read more
Shannon Campbell Fowler via facebook.com - May 16, 2020
Really great food , made how it’s supposed to be ... cozy restaurant, good service, solid portions.
Really great food , made how it’s supposed to be ... cozy restaurant, good service, solid portions...
Bruce Davidson via facebook.com - Apr 9, 2020
Always delicious, always friendly, always lively conversation!!!
Always delicious, always friendly, always lively conversation!!!
Billy Charters via facebook.com - Apr 8, 2020
A few months ago we got the carrot cake. A single piece was more than enough for 2 people. Deliciou
A few months ago we got the carrot cake. A single piece was more than enough for 2 people. Delicious!!!
Angela Kuhn Oliver via facebook.com - Apr 7, 2020
Customer service was outstanding, the Owner was there doing stuff even came over and chatted and as
Customer service was outstanding, the Owner was there doing stuff even came over and chatted and asked wife and i if we were good if anything she could do. The was tasty each time we have been and cant wait until we go again!
Chris Miller via facebook.com - Apr 7, 2020
If you've been missing the chicken ...
If you've been missing the chicken or veal parmesan from Portland's old Village Cafe, this is your place. The red sauce was just as I remembered it, and the chicken was crunchy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Hope, the owner, had been the general manager of the Village Cafe, so she knows what she's doing. My thanks to whoever ... read more
Julie O. via yelp.com - Mar 16, 2020
Our big weeknight date location is Casa Novello. The food is wonderful and the price on Wednesday f
Our big weeknight date location is Casa Novello. The food is wonderful and the price on Wednesday for a delish dinner for two with salad and a nice bottle of wine is a mere $55. But don’t let the price fool you... the portions are generous and the quality is superb! We love our favorite waiter, Chris, who’s an old (but young) pro who ... read more
Brenda Garrand via facebook.com - Mar 12, 2020
Held a baby shower at Casa Novello ...
Held a baby shower at Casa Novello a couple of weeks ago.  Amazing food and owner is a real gem.  Server Lucy was awesome. Extremely accommodating and could not ask for a nicer location to hold our party.  Owner Hope was the absolute best!!!

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Janice S. via yelp.com - Mar 11, 2020
Food good but slow service ... read more
Linda Allen via google.com - Mar 4, 2020
Great service and delicious food. Great place!!!
Tyler Dunphy via google.com - Feb 29, 2020
Great food! Nice atmosphere. We were a large party and still got great service!
Alison Conner via google.com - Feb 27, 2020
The service was impeccable the gentlemen who served us was so much a pleasure to talked to so fast was our food and steaming hot will be back many more times ... read more
Daniel Rubito via google.com - Feb 18, 2020
Very nice dim atmosphere. Wait staff extremely friendly. Pasta meal was so so. Would definitely go
Very nice dim atmosphere. Wait staff extremely friendly. Pasta meal was so so. Would definitely go back ... read more
Lisa Rideout-Lymburner via facebook.com - Feb 16, 2020
Great food and amazing staff. The ravioli was perfection.
Great food and amazing staff. The ravioli was perfection.
Raylene Amoroso Estabrook via facebook.com - Feb 3, 2020
Always great food ! And wonderful staff ! Love them drinks as well 👍🏻
Always great food ! And wonderful staff ! Love them drinks as well 👍🏻 ... read more
Carrie Magnant via facebook.com - Feb 2, 2020
Loved it! Great service, great atmosphere, comfortable chairs, and every single thing we ate was delicious. We'll absolutely be back!
Lex Lyon via google.com - Jan 25, 2020
Monday Night Pasta and Meatballs Did Not Disappoint!We will be back. Thank you, Sarah. You were f
Monday Night Pasta and Meatballs Did Not Disappoint! We will be back. Thank you, Sarah. You were fabulous!!
Kimberly Kumiko Seely via facebook.com - Jan 21, 2020
Good stuff. Fun place with awesome friendly staff. And the best food...
Eric Sawyer via google.com - Jan 14, 2020
OMG great food. Real Italian, reminded me of my days in Providence and all their Italian restaurant ... read more
deborah eaton via google.com - Jan 12, 2020
Atmosphere was good. All plates were pasta. No anti-pasta options other than salad or an appetizer. Food was good, but not any better than what I eat at home. So, for the cost I would have to say that I would go elsewhere or eat at home.
Teresa Libby via google.com - Jan 3, 2020
Great food and great service.
Vince Quintana via google.com - Dec 31, 2019
Always the Best. Couldn’t think of a better place to have our anniversary dinner
Always the Best. Couldn’t think of a better place to have our anniversary dinner ... read more
Brian Lowell via facebook.com - Dec 28, 2019
We were on our way back from seeing ...
We were on our way back from seeing the Garden's Aglow in Boothbay and needed to find someplace for dinner.   We hadn't used our Portland Dine Around very much and the year was almost over.   We looked for someplace that was along the way to West Baldwin.
It had been awhile since we ate at an Italian restaurant.  Casa Novello seem
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Keith S. via yelp.com - Dec 28, 2019
A Pleasant Surprise
We were on our way back from seeing the Garden's Aglow in Boothbay and needed to find someplace for dinner. We hadn't used our Portland Dine Around very much and the year was almost over. We looked for someplace that was along the way to...More ... read more
baldwin44 via tripadvisor.com - Dec 28, 2019
Best Food to Eat!
Feline Missy via google.com - Dec 26, 2019
The new menu was great! The waitress ...
The new menu was great! The waitress was very helpful and had me try something new. The chicken Florentine was AMAZING. Highly recommend!
Kaitlin M. via yelp.com - Dec 23, 2019
Come see us at Casa Novello, for ...
Come see us at Casa Novello, for some of the best Italian food north of Boston!
Fresh & Delicious!
Nightly specials.
Wine down Wednesday 2 meals & a bottle of wine for $49
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Chris T. via yelp.com - Dec 21, 2019
Great food and nice atmosphere, easy access from the street
Great food and nice atmosphere, easy access from the street ... read more
Gary Fecteau via facebook.com - Dec 15, 2019
A friend and I attended Wine Down Wednesday this evening. Great food and wine. Relaxed, fun atmosph
A friend and I attended Wine Down Wednesday this evening. Great food and wine. Relaxed, fun atmosphere. Great service too! I highly recommend.
Tracie O'Keefe via facebook.com - Dec 12, 2019
Dinner with sister
Has been some time since I have visited this restaurant because I thought after the original owners it had gone down hill. A pleasent surprise! Seems Hope has brought this staple in Westbrook back to the top! I had the baked scallops and they were...More ... read more
Funkenstien via tripadvisor.com - Nov 29, 2019
Where has this place been?  Been ...
Where has this place been?  Been around for years, but it was my first time.  All you need to know is delicious.  Waitress was great.  Kept the bread and water coming.  I had the chicken parmigiana with spaghetti and it was the best I've had in a long time.  Dessert was molten chocolate cake.  A terrific meal with a cool small Italia ... read more
Jim G. via yelp.com - Nov 16, 2019
Thanks to everyone at Casa Novello for an amazing experience. Just like being back in Nonni’s kitch
Thanks to everyone at Casa Novello for an amazing experience. Just like being back in Nonni’s kitchen!!
Mark Munroe via facebook.com - Nov 9, 2019
We had dinner at Casa Novello last night for the first time with the new owner/chef. It was delight
We had dinner at Casa Novello last night for the first time with the new owner/chef. It was delightful and delicious—fresh flowers, votives, and yummy fresh-tasting food. I have celiac disease and have been gluten free for 25 years. Hope, the owner, came to our table and explained their extensive GF options. I chose the pizza, and ... read more
Marge Quinn Sampson via facebook.com - Nov 2, 2019
Exceeded my expectations!
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 ... read more
Donna N via tripadvisor.com - Oct 27, 2019
Most amazing food~~ if you go away from here, hungry, it's only because you didn't order!!
Most amazing food~~ if you go away from here, hungry, it's only because you didn't order!!
Tina Frederick Bradley via facebook.com - Oct 24, 2019
Fantastic restaurant with fantastic food!
Fantastic restaurant with fantastic food!
Andy Woodall via facebook.com - Oct 23, 2019
Food was very spectacular here we loved it pricey though ... read more
John Marescot via google.com - Oct 19, 2019
Amazing food , lovely staff
Amazing food , lovely staff ... read more
Marianne Latini via facebook.com - Oct 10, 2019
Great Italian food..my server was a woman named Cindy and she was fantastic..bubbly personality ...very courteous ... read more
SAM Dalfonso via google.com - Oct 3, 2019
This is one of my favorite local Italian restaurants. This is a more genuine italian restaurant, not at all olive garden. The aromsphere in the restaurant is great and the service is even better. Get there a little early if you dont want to wait, because it does fill up fast. The portions are large and the price is good for the size ... read more
Stephen Bishop via google.com - Oct 1, 2019
Excellent food tonight. Great service. Nice atmosphere.
Paul DeBaker via google.com - Sep 13, 2019
Very good food ... read more
Michael Smith via google.com - Sep 13, 2019
My finance and I went there for wine down weds. The chicken parm was outstanding. We love our ser
My finance and I went there for wine down weds. The chicken parm was outstanding. We love our server Sarah. She is the best. My finance got the veal and he loved it too. We love this place.
Bonnie Downs via facebook.com - Sep 12, 2019
What a fantastic place! Went last night and had an amazing dinner of chicken marsala and chicken p
What a fantastic place! Went last night and had an amazing dinner of chicken marsala and chicken parm, with salads to start, and a bottle of Chardonnay for only $49.00!!! The food was delicious! Spoke with the owner and she is a doll and explained she makes everything from scratch. Bartender was more than amazing as well - very f ... read more
Amanda Davis via facebook.com - Sep 5, 2019
Delicious food, a bit pricey, but huge portions and friendly service.
Ma Jammel via google.com - Sep 4, 2019
Loved the food and my service! Definitely will be going back! Yum! 😋👌🏻👌🏻
Loved the food and my service! Definitely will be going back! Yum! 😋👌🏻👌🏻 ... read more
Kim Zousoumas via facebook.com - Aug 27, 2019
I love Hope the owner & all her staff! They are always on point! Food = AMAZING!
I love Hope the owner & all her staff! They are always on point! Food = AMAZING!
Alejandro Rovira via facebook.com - Aug 20, 2019
Visiting from Canada. I found the restaurant on restaurants near me. I gave it a try and totally enjoyed the food. So cozy and romantic. Polite staff.
Nisha Mohammed via google.com - Aug 19, 2019
Best Italian in town. Treat yourself to an amazing evening out at Casa!
Best Italian in town. Treat yourself to an amazing evening out at Casa!
John Burke via facebook.com - Aug 18, 2019
It was a favorite of ours prior to a change in ownership and it will remain a favorite given last n
It was a favorite of ours prior to a change in ownership and it will remain a favorite given last night’s meal with my love. Nice work to the team and thanks Kimmy for the great service. Matt and Ruth Anne ... read more
Matt Coro via facebook.com - Aug 18, 2019
Excellent food and fabulous service. This place has one of the best red sauces I have ever had and I’m from Brooklyn! They have many gluten free offerings. Everything is fresh and homemade. Try the sausage and the Italian Egg Roll - it’s really a ricotta and spinach filled calzone. The drinks are fantastic, beautiful, and well priced ... read more
Barbara Freedman via google.com - Aug 18, 2019
Excellent food and service both times I've been there. Would gladly go back if I end up in the area again.
Nicholas via google.com - Aug 18, 2019
Great night! Able to walk in with my fam of 6 and we all loved the food and atmosphere! Perfect s
Great night! Able to walk in with my fam of 6 and we all loved the food and atmosphere! Perfect spot for a dinner date or a meal out with a large crew. We hadn't all been able to visit Casa for years, we will back for sure! Friendly, accommodating service. Thanks--we had a really nice time tonight ♥️ ... read more
Melissa Lombardi via facebook.com - Aug 18, 2019
Atmosphere.. Service..Blueberry Ale, Chicken Parm & sauce over angel hair..House salad & dressing.Warm Italian bread with olive oil. Large servings.
John Cormier via google.com - Aug 15, 2019
Staff is FABULOUS! Drinks are amazing. Food is extremely pricey and there are no more 2 for 1 speci
Staff is FABULOUS! Drinks are amazing. Food is extremely pricey and there are no more 2 for 1 specials on Monday and Tuesday. Food was hot and delicious BUT a Pasta dish, Haddock dish, 2 alcoholic beverages and a beer = $105 with 20% tip. Definitely a place we will reserve for special occasions and not frequent. :( ... read more
Jess Dickson via facebook.com - Aug 13, 2019
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