The Patios

If you ask people what one word they associate with Novo, the answer you’ll most likely receive will be “patios.”

Novo’s creekside patios are famous, and Robin has taken careful steps to ensure that the patio space is comfortably heated and aesthetically designed. The patio, and the space, are a treasure for the San Luis Obispo community, and Robin recognizes the honor of being a proprietor of a famous public landmark.

The Latin Patio

The Latin patio is easy to recognize. Colorful chairs and tables (they’re French, actually, not Latin, but that’s another story…) sit underneath a palatial, old oak tree. Close to the creek, the Latin patio offers a beautiful view of the bridge that crosses over to Mission Plaza and Monterey Street. In the day, enjoy the added color from the nearby angel trumpet flowers and geraniums. In the evening, antique bird cages, filled with lights, add a special glow.

The Brick Patio

The most intimate patio is the Brick Patio, which sits tucked next to a brick wall of the nearby building, on the south side. Fifty-year old camellias climb the walls, and lush greenery completes the ambiance. Fifty people can sit comfortably in the Brick Patio space, making it perfect for larger parties that desire a unique outdoor venue.

The Grappolo Patio

The largest creekside patio has been coined the “Grappolo patio” after an Italian restaurant that used to use the space. When Robin remodeled the patio in 2008, the deck was much lower—it hung just above the creek. Raising the deck made it easier for the wait staff to serve guests, and since the area had formerly belonged to Grappolo , the name stuck. Dining on Grappolo is a stunning outdoor experience, and it is a favorite among guests who sit outside.

The Grappolo Patio is surrounded by potted plants and native vegetation. In the evenings, flickering candelight and warmth from the heaters make Grappolo an especially stunning space to gather and enjoy a delicious meal. SUBMIT YOUR EVENT INQUIRIES HERE!