De Novo European Pub

275 Bellevue Ave, Montclair
(973) 893-5008

Recent Reviews

G Hope

Disappointed... four of us, not too busy, ~$380 w alcohol & tip... for that amount, I expect little things... you know, like getting our order correctly. Also, the food was good, but I don't know if it was good enough for the price.?. The best thing about the place was the key lime pie. I don't plan on going back.

Erica Hitchgraham

The food looked good and tasted great. The waitress was attentive, friendly, knowledgeable and professional Excellent ambience and beautiful restaurant decor. I like the large outdoor seating area.

Elliott Castillo

Came here for drinks and food and left very happy and full.Apps: grilled octopus is very flavorful and perfectly cooked.Clams were plentiful and well seasonedMains: halibut- it was the special of the day and it was cooked to perfection and tasted amazing.

Paul Woodiel

Very fine spot! We had a table on the patio. The train is loud when it comes by, but it's just occasional! Very kind server, and all our dishes were good, even the coffee! Lively atmosphere. Highlights: fried artichoke hearts, and the occhi di lupo, a spicy veal bolognese pasta dish. Will return!

Tim O.

I used to order the ink squid pasta with lobster. Until I learned it was not and they started using "lobster" and made it a very small portion.

Lyss D.

Overall the food is very good if you like Italian cuisine. The calamari appetizer was a little too chewy for my taste and it can get crowded here on a weekend so expect to be seated very closely to other people. There is seating in the back outside and a good spot for parking which can be tough sometimes in Montclair.

Buji's Mom M.

We're locals who used to frequent denovo often. But the last 2 times I ordered takeout, I've been sorely disappointed. Tonight for $30 I got a pasta order that was supposed to include peas and pancetta--there were a few peas and a few pieces of pancetta. The Caesar salad was abysmal--brown lettuce cut into small pieces, a couple pieces of park, a few croutons and gelatinous dressing. I guess they think you won't notice your meal is terrible until you get it home, so think they can get away with it. Oy.

Angela Gregg

Excellent gnocchi, literally melts in your mouth. Friendly service and nice décor. Love the flowers!

Chrisitine S.

Wonderful chic atmosphere. Cocktails and elegant food. Great place to meet friends. Always a lovely time.

Pam Rafferty

Had lunch there today. The salad was tasty but the smallest salad I have ever had. Added shrimp, got 3. Would have been okay as a before dinner salad but pretty skimpy for lunch. Have ordered this before and it was much bigger. Time to try somewhere else!

Paul B

Kitchen is small on top of a dishwasher that sprays while people pass with food. The food is kept downstairs where there is dust and dirt. Then you have to walk it outside before bringing it up to the kitchen. And the train comes by and guests sit outside breathing in 10xs the emissions from a car while eating. And if your lucky the train blows it's horn right there making you deaf. But as long as you like poison with your meal this is the place to eat.

Ana E.

Great atmosphere, delicious food and drinks. My friends favorite spot when they visit me in Montclair.

Nicole S.

Beautiful restaurant and the food was delicious! I ordered the Burrata Ravioli (on their specials menu), covered in pesto on top of bolognese sauce and it was AMAZING. The cocktails were fancy, and mine was really good. Gin and pineapple - it was called Lavénda. Shared a brownie with sea salt caramel gelato for dessert and it was heavenly. I would definitely eat here again!

Stan B.

I have visited many times and they never disappoint. Great atmosphere, service and food, every single time. T


Super cute spot!!! You would not even think there was restaurant in that location. Gets very busy so I suggest make reservations. Open at 5pm. Lots of drink choices. Food was tasty, you Can tell they take time and make an effort to make sure the food is good. Food presentation awesome. Great customer service. Very attentive servers. creative desserts, super cute!! Great date spot or hang out spot with the girls or guys.

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