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Nova Ristorante

4.5
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58 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Welcome to Nova Ristorante, Scarborough's first Italian restaurant. With two specialized kitchens we deliver the very best classic Italian dining and the finest hand tossed pizza. Visit our beautifully renovated dining room for an elegant dinner, or bring the experience home with takeout and delivery.

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
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 58 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.4
Service
4.1
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Raja
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went with my wife and baby boy. the food was fantastic and price was decent . Our waitress was so polite and was one of the best waitress we ever had . I don’t know her name but she was a heavy set woman short curly hair . She made our experience memorable and we will come back for sure . Thanks

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Marbles
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service Was top notch, food came out hot and was extremely delicious. Perfectly cooked. Establishment was clean and take care off. Will def be back

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything about the food, service and overall experience was great. The only disappointment was the patio due to the location being surrounded by a parking lot and apt building. That said they’ve done everything to make it a move space for outdoor dining.

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ChristienS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

First time at this restaurant and won't be the last. Food was awesome.

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Phil
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Reserved a table and got in right away. But from there went all downhill.
Waited over 30 mins after ordering to get our food.
And when my wife order the special of the day, seafood ravioli, which cost around $18. She recieved a total of 5 ravioli.
Not impressed with this restaurant after hearing good things about it.

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RobertA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

My wife and I went to the Nova Ristorante for our Valentines dinner. We found the service, food and ambiance excellent and the price was quite affordable. If there was one thing, I found the veal a little dry, but we will definitely be returning.

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Katalin
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

all was great, as always! :)

i brought another first date here and we had a nice time!

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Anon
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The waitress was very friendly. She recommended the ravioli special and the seafood spaghetti. Both were amazing choices.

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YvonneD
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

A very excellent experience. We went with grand parents and our children. The food was delicious, the restaurant quiet and clean and inviting, and the service fast and incredibly friendly. We will definitely return. Nice to have something like this in the burbs.

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vipjdlc
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Vessey was an amazing host. Super knowledgeable about the menu and restaurant!

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JohnW
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

A little loud at first but when a couple parties left it became tolerable. Food was great and waitress did her best. Maybe more servers would help. Error on bill but corrected quickly and graciously. The food was excellent.

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vipAlvinN
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Good food, nice service. Enjoyed lunch for my friend’s birthday.

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vipFoodie
Toronto
45 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a family gathering of 40 people. Attention to service and food preparation were fantastic. Thank you Mova Ristorante!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent meal and service!

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Bridge
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Great ambiance of a local restaurant. It was my first time here with my friend & we really enjoyed ourselves. The food & wine were both delicious & I would definitely recommend it to a friend for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing and staff was great.
The fettuccine Alfredo was so tasty with an amazing cream sauce with wine and fresh herbs and freshly grilled chicken!
Awesome!

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Shelea
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience3

As long they will maintain their food quality and hopefully, they will bring back Angel Hair pasta.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Absolutely wonderful server, she made us feel very welcome. The food was really good, though the veal was a little on the skimpy side. The pasta primavera was delicious. It was quiet when we got there, but got quite busy, & people need to learn to use their inside voices. But altogether a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been going here many years. Recent updates are lovely, including new menu and better quality. Food is really good. MUCH more than pizza nova...this is now our go-to for family dinners. Love it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience4

The waitress keeps saying JESUS Christ

The pizza very delicious ✅
The restaurant is overall 8 rating

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AmandaC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food! Super friendly staff. I would go back in a heartbeat.

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MiroslavG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant. I would of missed it when passing by. Not a big restaurant from outside. The food was DELICIOUS. Great service. Good Parking. 3 people spent $105. 2 cokes (me), 2 glasses of wine, wings, soup, each of us had our own main dish.

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ConnieS
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had tickets for the ballet downtown but we wanted to find a nice place with good selections for the vegetarians in our party instead of the restaurants close to the theatre which were either too expensive or had limited choices for the veggies. Not only was the food and selection great for everyone at Nova, the price was very reasonable, it was easy to get to and our server made sure we were on our way downtown with time to spare!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Food was okay! Service was good!

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BarbW
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Lunched with 3 girlfriends ..great lunch specials offered ...quality and quantity excellent! Service was very good and courteous. Christmas decor was not overdone .. it was just right! The restaurant is bright and cheerful .. light colours.

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vipCitylights
Toronto
59 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good selection of menu items and great for kids ( pizza and pasta). Service was excellent. Like the real Italian feeling. Well done Nova !

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DanielleB
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We visited for our first time on Saturday evening. Went with a group of 8 for a family dinner. Everyone enjoyed their meals and the gluten free pizza was delicious!

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Katalin
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

I met a friend here for some drinks and an appetizer that we shared - calamari. I love this dish but this place had it a bit burned that day, so something was off with that and the seasoning.

I will definitely still come back to try other dishes and perhaps the calamari will taste better on another day.

DB
DaleB
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a large group of 28 friends and was the second time I arranged our dinner here. Service and food is amazing with reasonable prices. We will be back, probably for our Christmas get together. Highly recommend, and thank you to everyone!

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vippats
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Service was very good, food was also good. Had to pay for bread wish it was complimentary.

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LindaH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Dawn was our server and was great!! Asparagus salad needed a zip.. and we suggested lemon juice be added. Spaghetti was very good. Veal parm a hit and my artichoke penne was very good as well. Tiramisu was a disappointment ( no lady fingers to be found) but cheesecake etc was decadent and rich. We will go back!

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WendyM
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

First let me say that the staff was VERY pleasant and I enjoyed the food very much. We were dining with a toddler, and because of that, I would have expected a bit more attention and quicker service. It took a long time for anyone to take our order so it might have been nice if they had brought something small for our little guy to snack on - crackers? juice?
The noise level was quite high - and on this occasion it helped to hide our rowdy toddler... BUT... I would probably not choose Nova if I wanted a quieter meal.
The place was not full - but there did not seem to be enough waitstaff to look after all the tables in a timely manner.

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John
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food overall is good, main entree is great. Dessert menu can be improve

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PrimaL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We were a group of 6. Waiter was attentive. Food came quickly and hot. The only complaint, one of the 6 meals was much smaller in size, noticably so, not sure why.

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Lindam
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I had a very enjoyable anniversary dinner. We definitely will be back.

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PattiN
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Didn't realize the restaurant was closed for renovations when I made the online reservation. I went there from quite a distance to find it was closed. It would be wonderful if the online reservation service could let patrons know such important information when booking online.

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WendyG
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My first visit, however, not my last. Excellent food and service and I will return.

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JohnR
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The pasta was extremely flavourful. The staff was very nice. The price was affordable. Great meal.

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NaranG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Food was expensive when pizza is being brought out from Kitchen next door (Pizza Nova). Ambiance was OK. Owners can certainly work on reducing the prices to get customers back at their location.

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Jazzy3
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Hadn't been to the restaurant in years so the renovations were a nice surprise. There were 8 of us, 6 adults and 2 children. Even though I had indicated that it was a Birthday when I made the reservation, the restaurant never acknowledged it. The waiter was very nice and attentive. Pizza was great, a little skimpy on the Cesar salads. Disappointed to learn that we couldn't order a large order of wings, apparently can but only for take out. Overall a good experience, would definitely go back.

FAQs

Nova Ristorante does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Nova Ristorante also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 751-1200.

Nova Ristorante is rated 4.5 stars by 58 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 reservations at the moment.