In 1996, Coach “Teddy” Novio introduced the greater Bangor area to our owner, Bob Cutler. It’s been more than two decades since that first meeting, and not a week goes by where Teddy isn’t coaching or encouraging Bob to be inspired in his personal and professional life. To that end, we have named our inspired bistro after Edward Saverio Novio, one of the most influential, kindest and most honest friends we could ever ask for. We strive to ensure that we do his name justice. Our menu is small, selective, and the items are representative of the education, training, travels and experiences of our chef and team.
We feature meats, seafood from local farms and purveyors and produce from our 1500 square foot greenhouse that is located ten minutes from the bistro. While small, the menu offers vegetarian and gluten free options, beautiful soups and salads, and inspired dishes from humble beggnings. The bistro offers a full service bar that showcases an elegant yet approachable wine list, craft beers, signature cocktails and an extensive whiskey list of over 100 unique offerings. Items on the menu will change often as the seasons change and as our team becomes inspired by the stories of experiences had by our guests. We look forward to sharing our inspirations with you and welcoming you to Novio’s Bistro.