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Trattoria Novello | authentic italian cuisine

In 2016, Trattoria Novello opened its doors. A classic Italian trattoria with a modern, rustic, cozy vibe and a soundtrack of Italian throwbacks shuffled with old and modern hits. We dedicate to presenting a menu, which balances the very best in traditional Italian cuisine as well as creative specialties. We welcome you to stop in to experience Chef/Owner, Pat's authentic and unforgettable creations.


PAT "PASQUALE" Solarino | Chef/Owner

Born and raised in Montreal, Canada among a kitchen of first generation Italian family, he grew a passion for cooking by watching, helping, and learning alongside his grandparents. From foraging wild mushrooms, making homemade pastas and wines to straining garden fresh tomatoes into tomato sauce, his skill set is impeccable.

Over 15 years experience and with a resume of working with some of the most influential chefs, Chef Pat decided that it was time for him to venture out into having his own restaurant. He is the heart and soul of Trattoria Novello and he invites the rest of us to celebrate the love of Italian food he grew up eating.


Kim Khan | manager/OWNER

A Montreal, Canadian native, Kim moved to South Florida in 1999 and attended the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale where she majored in Photography. With parents from Italy and Trinidad, she grew up with a palate of interesting cuisines and entertaining for family and friends. From that came a passion to photograph food and blog about it.

After her husband, Pat decided to venture into owning his restaurant, Trattoria Novello, she decided to help him out with her expertise in managing, photography, advertising, administrative work and so much more. She's also the founder and gift curator of Love & Bisous, a curated high-end gift box small business filled with unique small-batch products and florals for any occasion.