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Novo Cucina: Is it Really THAT Good?

I tried a popular Dunwoody restaurant with amazing reviews to see if it is as good as people say it is
Novo Cucina brings its “new kitchen” approach to Italian cuisine to the surrounding area.

Located in the heart of Dunwoody, Georgia, Novo Cucina is a modern, yet homey, Italian restaurant. It is very popular among Dunwoody residents, and I decided to dine there this past weekend.

My table was in their beautiful sunroom, lined with French doors to let as much natural light in as possible. Because it was colt that night, they also placed space heaters at each door.

Quickly after I sat down, the server stopped by my table to offer me water and take my appetizer orders. I decided to order the polpette, or meatballs, and arancini, small fired risotto balls with sausage.

The appetizers were delicious. The meatballs melted in your mouth and were covered in rich tomato sauce with creamy ricotta. The arancini were perfectly golden brown, and the sausage was wonderful.

After my appetizers, I ordered a Caesar salad and, for my entree, their Rigatoni alla Salsiccia, which consisted of rigatoni pasta with a sage cream sauce, sweet Italian sausage, and Parmesan cheese.

When my salad came, it looked delicious. The focaccia croutons and dressing were obviously homemade. The salad was very good, but I do wish that there was more dressing on it because it was a large salad.

After finishing my salad, the server brought out my entree. The rigatoni was perfectly cooked, and the sauce was perfect. It was creamy, but it still tasted of tomatoes. The sausage complemented the sauce wonderfully. This pasta was by far my favorite dish of the night, and I will definitely be ordering it again.

After I finished my pasta, I decided to stop by the gelato bar to see the flavors. After sampling a few flavors, all of which were delicious, I settled on white chocolate raspberry, one of my personal favorites.

It was very tasty. The raspberry swirls mixed in did not overpower the white chocolate, and the flavors of both were perfectly fitted with one another. I wish I could have had more flavors because they had so many flavors which all looked appetizing.

Overall, my dinner at Novo Cucina was an overwhelmingly positive one, and I will definitely be returning as soon as possible.

About the Contributor
Ryan Hewitt, Staff Writer
Ryan Hewitt joined the The Blue & Gold newspaper at the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year. In addition to writing for the newspaper, he enjoys running for the cross country team in the fall and playing tennis in the spring. He enjoys playing the saxophone and reading in his free time. His favorite subjects include mathematics and Spanish, and he hopes to be able to study abroad in Spain in the future.