Alma Nove
Alma Nove

Alma Nove

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.almanovehingham.com/
  • Phone: (781) 749-3353
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday Lunch 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Monday - Thursday Dinner 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Friday Lunch - 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Friday Dinner - 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Saturday Lunch - 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Saturday Dinner - 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Sunday All Day - 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Paul Wahlberg
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Any special notes for the Maitre D' should be left in the reservations details section of your online reservation. We ask that you also contact the restaurant to confirm these requests as soon as possible.

    FOR ALL CAKE ORDERS: Please call the restaurant directly to place all cake order requests; unfortunately, online requests cannot be accepted. Thank you for your cooperation.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lincoln
  • Public Transit: Boat: Commuter Boat from Rowes Wharf to Hewitt"s Cove; Bus: 220 from Quincy Center
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: There is also plenty of public parking available.
A word from Alma Nove
Paul Wahlberg presents Alma Nove, a stylish and contemporary restaurant and bar offering classic Italian cuisine amid the bountiful flavors of the surrounding Mediterranean. Located in the historic Hingham Shipyard steps from the beautiful shoreline of Hingham Bay, guests can enjoy a scenic view whether they dine inside with panoramic floor to ceiling windows or on the patio furnished with lounge furniture and a fire pit. The wine list at Alma Nove is approachable, affordable and fun, very similar to the menu.

Please Note: All Outdoor Seating Is Done On A First Come, First Serve Basis.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Alma Nove reviews from OpenTable diners
332 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (239)scenic view (220)great for outdoor dining (172)fit for foodies (169)romantic (153)hot spot (106)great for lunch (105)neighborhood gem (96)notable wine list (87)vibrant bar scene (70)good for groups (70)great for brunch (37)late-night find (24)kid-friendly (18)Show More
  • Blah food in a wonderful setting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    After eating here previously and having a good food experience, my latest visit was totally disappointing. I ordered the Mediterranean Salad with grilled chicken. The chicken breast with skin on was obviously steamed and then briefly set on a grill so that grill marks were visible. The skin was not crispy and unappetizing with little seasoning. The salad also lacked seasoning and any taste of lemon which was in the description. And cappuccino: a thimbleful of coffee (definitely not espresso) and lots of steamed milk. I won't be back anytime soon.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome as always
    tgunns18
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    My wife and I love Alma. This time we celebrated her birthday. The food was just spectacular. I highly recommend the duck. This place is good for special occasions or is you just want a good dinner any night of the week.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Echeecky
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I have been wanting to try Alma Nove for a long time and was not disappointed!!!!!! Amazing ambiance, as well as food, the waitstaff was helpful and extremely pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will be coming back soon!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Alma is located in a beautiful waterfront cozy area just south of Boston. The food was delicious; my wife said it was her best meal ever! Everything from the starter, the drinks, salad, main course, and dessert was delicious. Service was wonderful, never felt rushed. We celebrated our 5 year anniversary there and it won't take 5 months for us to return. Thanks for an amazing experience!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth The Drive
    CherylVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Decided to drive down from Cambridge to try this place out and well worth the trip. There isn't a bad table in the place. The service was amazing the food was delicious and the wine was perfect. Everything was cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner was OK
    BrenB
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Went for our anniversary. I wasn't blown away by the food. Both of our main dishes were a bit bland. Appetizers were great though. Would I go back? Not sure.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alma Nove met my expectations
    xoxo1
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Great food. Nice staff. Only thing that could make it better would be if I saw Donnie. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, not up to expectations
    Jaesmom
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    We had a nice table by the window. We ordered oysters and calamari for our apps. Oysters were great, calamari was chewy and lukewarm. Our meals were fine. My husband has prosciutto wrapped cod. He said it was too salty. Apple pie dessert was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sunday evening dinner
    twodan
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Our first visit was pleasant. Good waitress, excellent menu choices, delicious meals. Yes, we paid for the location. Yes, we paid for the notoriety. However, the meals were fantastic. online reservations were super too. We will return for another special dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorites.
    Junel52
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Consistently great food and top notch service. One of my new favorite places to go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very inviting
    Inviting
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Very clean, pleasant staff, great food, beautiful view
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Some Hits, Some Misses
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We were excited to finally try Alma Nove. It was just the two of us, celebrating my fiance's birthday. We started at the bar and had a drink there, and enjoyed that experience. A nice bar, and we enjoyed some conversation with the bartender (woman, don't recall her name). We then headed for the host stand and were seated by a very nice gentleman. Salumi Platter - We were disappointed when the 'assortment of cheeses' from the menu turned out to be shaved parmesan and bleu cheese crumbles. It seemed like the usual selection had run out, and had been replaced with cheeses used to top salads. When we asked our server, she said it's usually more meat than cheese, but didn't ask if we liked it. Tenderloin special was very good.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • luv2golf
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    It is a lovely restaurant; the food and service are always great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AMAZING
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    This past weekend was my second visit to Alma Nove and it was even better than the first time. I made an online reservation and was seated at the same table with the same waitress I had the first time I went. That made it even more special. The food, service and overall ambiance was outstanding. Kuddos to Paul on an amazing menu and food that is first class..
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful dining exp tho far for us
    loscoz
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We drove 82 miles/ 1.5 hrs to get to Almas and it was worth the trip for such a very good experience. A bit pricey for a monthly dining place but for a special trip/ event it was good. They were very accommodating in making our reservations; have plenty of allergy options be it actual allergy or 'intolerance'; bountiful wine list/martini menu; and all food was well presented at serving and just delish! We also got to meet and take photos with owner/chef Paul Wahlburg!! that just made my hubbys day!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food and Service @ Alma Nova
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Ate early. Good thing, as the noise level was stifling by 7 PM. Lights from street outside and Walburgers, across the street, were tough to take if you were seated near and facing the front of the restaurant. Food was very good. Prices OK. Some portions were small--especially the cheese cake dessert. Appetizers and entree's were brought to us quickly, as was dessert and the check. Server was very attentive, answered all our questions and made good suggestions--right-on about the apple cider cocktail being sweet. Service was excellent, hopefully, not just because we were early.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic celebratory dinner
    Marian
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    My daughter was turning 30. We wanted a special place , with great food, great atmosphere...Alma Nove had both! There were 6 of us and we all loved it. The restaurant even threw ion a complimentary dessert for the birthday girl! I highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quiet Sunday Night
    Jippy
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We've usually found AN to be crowded and loud, this was an unusually quiet Sunday night dinner. Food was good, but not spectacular. Waitress was very friendly and accommodating.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous as always
    greatfoodbut
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Alma Nove for lunch is a wonderful treat. The food is fabulous, the service is top notch, and the location is great fun. Well worth the trip!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just awful
    Jenni436
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We had reservations and only 5 minutes late. Upon arrival they already given our table away. We waited an additional half hour. When seated waitress didn't even come greet us until 15 minutes later yet was helping other tables. When I asked her what she recommended between sirloin and rib eye she had no idea what the difference was so I ordered cod and my guest ordered lamb. An hour later we're still waiting. Meanwhile other tables were on dessert. 65 minutes later food comes. Smell of the cod was so fishy and tasted even worse. Prosciutto was overdone I couldn't even eat it. My guests lamb was not seasoned,dry and mashed potatoes were instant from the box. Waitress didn't even check in until after we put our napkins on top of our plates.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • out of this world!
    love2eatseafood
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Alma Nova was spectacular and a great way to spend our last evening in Boston. The scallops and swordfish were so silky it was hard to believe someone could prepare these dishes so out of this world. I want to go back to Boston just to eat here again! I would highly recommend and the only negative I could see was how loud it was during dinner, I tend to like it a bit quieter for that type of experience, however it was a friday night! love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Consistant Winner
    Claudia
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Food is always delicious and well prepared. The "lobster" mashed potatoes with the swordfish were incredible, big chunks of lobster meat. A pleasant surprise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Maddie
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Celebrated my anniversary with an absolutely amazing dinner. The ambiance was perfect and our waitress, Maryanne, was very attentive. Would definitely be back..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    ragulina1
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We went to Alma Nove twice while we were in Massachusetts last week. The first time we went around 4:30 in the aftrnoonand found it very nice. In fact, Paul Wahlberg came out and spoke to us when they told him we were from Brooklyn, NY. Then 2 days later we tried it again just before we went back home and both times we were very satisfied! Would recommend this place to everyone! GREAT!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Diner
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Dined here several times and have never been disappointed-Compares to Boston restaurants
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My new favorite app!
    BlessedMom
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    It was our 1 year Anniversary, we wanted a window seat to see the sunset. We made a Special Request through Open Table, and we received that window seat. The food was incredible, the view was perfect and the service was outstanding. Ambiance there is stunning.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Made the drive and was happy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    My wife and I went here for lunch on our two year anniversary. It was great. Worth the drive out to Hingham. Service was just a tiny bit slow but still great! They weren't rushing us out the door and we were able to sit, talk, and eat at a comfortable pace. Food was excellent. Top notch. And at the end they knew it was our anniversary so they gave us two pieces of chocolate cake FOR FREE. How awesome was that? I was not expecting that and they just came out with it at the end. My wife and I are foodies so we are always willing to make the drive to try new places and foods. We will be making the over an hour drive to go to this place again. Great place. Outdoor seating is awesome as well as long as its nice out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our first time
    robs
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My girlfriend and I went for dinner on a last second decision. The hostess was extremely nice and accommodating when I called in to let them know I'd be 10-15 minutes late for our reservation. When we got there they were just as friendly and didn't rush us to our table or anything. The entire experience was excellent - our waitress was funny and knew the menu inside and out. Drinks didn't stop until after our meal either. The tasting plates for $10 were awesome because there were so many delicious sounding meals we couldn't decide. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Scallops were simply delicious
    Sandy
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Delicious scallops. Butternut ravioli were a bit over cooked and lacked flavor. Creme bruelle was good. Eyores Requeim (drink) was not to my liking, too bitter. But I suppose it is as the name suggests...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    LadyThor
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The whole dining experience was amazing! The staff are knowledgable and friendly. The food was fantastic and the resturant itself is beautiful! Must try and you'll be back. I went two nights in a row since i was on vacation in area only for weekend! Chef Paul even came out to deliever my dessert himself!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girl's Luncheon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Another outstanding meal and get together! Alma Nove is absolutely the best restaurant to enjoy not only the food and service, but overal ambiance. Looking forward to our next visit!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    spionnadh
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Not going to lie, we watch the show regularly and had an opportunity to visit Boston so we decided to have dinner here. By far one of the top 3 meals I have ever had. The food was cooked to perfection, the drinks were well mixed, and the desserts were heavenly! The wait staff was very polite and attentive. Overall if we lived closer we would definitely make Alma Nove a regular date spot!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for special occasions
    Smiley
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We've been here twice in the past month. Both times for special occasions. It can be pricey but the food is well worth it and won't leave hungry. The noise level can be a bit much if you're on the floor - but better in a booth. We will definately be back and spread the word.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Margie
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Great food, great place. Nice views Informative attentive waitperson Wish they had more fun shops in area to stroll
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pay for the celebrity name
    Duffy
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    On the expensive side, nothing special about the food. You pay for the view.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They surpassed high expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Excellent professional, welcoming staff with excellent food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alma Nove - Hingham, MA
    hinghamshipyarddining
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I got the butternut squash ravioli with scallops, which was very well-prepared. The waitress was very friendly and attentive, as was the hostess who seated us. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone and look forward to dining there again soon.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Experience!
    cburke
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Alma Nove provided a wonderful dining experience. From the moment we arrived we were well taken care of by a knowledgeable and well-versed staff. And the food, from start to end, was really delicious & memorable - with tons of attention paid to the small details.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great atmosphere and menu. Grabbed lunch on a Saturday. Service and food were great! Pumpkin cheesecake was delicious! Will be stopping in to try dinner next time around!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • batman
    batmanVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We arrived and were promptly seated for our reservation. Several varieties of Bloody Mary's were on the cocktail menu. We ordered two different ones and both were excellent. Appetizers of pork meat balls came with a light tomato sauce on a polenta base. Would go back in a minute. Lunch for three was a bit pricy, but well worth the trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.