Alma Nove
Alma Nove

Alma Nove

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.almanovehingham.com/
  • Phone: 7817493353x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:30pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Alma Nove reviews from OpenTable diners
363 reviews since April 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (276)special occasion (260)great for outdoor dining (224)romantic (189)fit for foodies (171)great for lunch (121)notable wine list (113)neighborhood gem (107)hot spot (107)vibrant bar scene (84)good for groups (82)great for brunch (54)late-night find (32)kid-friendly (22)Show More
  • 2nd time disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    3 of us went for dinner on a Wednesday night. We had a reservation. We were disppointed for a second time. It took awhile for a waiter to come to take our drink order, and another good while to bring them to the table. The bread was very stale and dry. The special appetizer and cod cake appetizer were good. My chicken was very dry. My husband's salmon was "ok." The dish seemed to be overloaded with black rice. My son's bacon-wrapped cod was good, not great. We were disappointed because unlike the first few times we dined there, the last two times have not been great and yet the prices are in the high-end. Maybe Paul has "too many irons in the fire?"
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • From Philly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    My husband, 4 children and I went to Alma Nove's to celebrate my birthday. I must say the service was excellent and the food and cake was delicious among other things. The restaurant was beautiful and the staff (not just our waitress) was overly attentive to us. I was a little nervous to take 4 kids (6-12 years old) initially but from the moment we arrived everyone was so sweet and it was obvious that the kids were more then welcome. The prices were also very reasonable. I would highly recommend Alma's for any and all occasions! My family loved it and will most definitely return!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hats
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I know you have no control but wearing a white baseball cap at the dining table ruins a perfect setting. Knucklehead looked like he belonged on Dot Ave
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    This restaurant is in the old Hingham Shipyard with an outdoor patio where patrons can watch the sunset over the harbor. You can either eat at on the patio or have a before/after dinner drink. There is a fire pit if it is cool in the evening. I had the beet salad (delicious) and the linguini and clams. The linguini was a little dry but served with fresh clams and flavor was great. My partner had the grilled swordfish and lobster mashed potatoes. The swordfish was done perfectly and the potatoes had real pieces of lobster in them. No complaints on service as our waitress was very attentive. While we were too full for dessert, they looked amazing. Good people watching place - especially from the patio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The food at Alma Nove was fantastic. Both my guest and I had amazing meals....he went with the swordfish and I with the duck. We also ordered a great bottle of wine from the recommended wine list. Will definitely be going back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Crushed, I loved this place!
    Pate
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This was our special occasion restaurant for the past 3 years. Everything was always perfect. On our last 2 visits not so much. On one of last two visits the chopped salad had tasteless hard tomatoes and cucumbers, this visit the service was really bad, my drink was served in a tin cup, the filet was over cooked and the dessert tasted like a previously frozen chocolate hostess dessert. The ambience was still wonderful. We may try one more time but with the prices the way they are and the fact that you have to book well in advance, that will be the last time if it is not great! This is from a person who was so excited about this place I was filmed to do a promotion for the restaurant!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • enjoyfood1
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We had a lovely table by the windows. The outside seating was perfect and had we been more adventuresome we may have chosen that area for brunch. We were able to blend our brunch with a dinner option. Great atmosphere. Eclectic food and very calming and relaxing décor. Would recommend Alma Nove to all.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night at Alma Nove!
    happycouple
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was our first time at Alma Nov and my wife and I were very pleased with the restaurant. The food was excellent and the service was very good. The whole experience was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant!
    foodie2
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Loved Alma Nove! Great menu and wonderful area for outdoor dining. Good service too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Alma Nova Experience
    Kandyeiq
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I had planned this trip from NC to Hingham for several months and was well worth it.Everything was great. Food was awesome and overall visit was all I expected..Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alma Nove
    DinnerGarden
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The atmosphere on the outdoor patio is phenomenal, but only second to the beautiful, artistic and succulent dining. Food allergies were addressed without the embarrassment that usually accompanies them. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All around fabulous!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The scenery couldn't be better, and the community feel of the area was magnificent. The cocktails are enticingly delicious and the food from first course to the last was outstanding. We will definitely fine here again. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Joe Q
    Joe2
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food, service and ambience outstanding. Not as expensive as I was led to believe. A Gem on the South Shore.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience...
    cuzinlove
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The food was superb! The customer service, royal. Outstanding. Our table was delayed, as the couple before us were dallying. The hostess and the manager were so apologetic...more concerned than we were!!! So concerned that they gave us the appetizer and dessert free...a lovely gesture. And the leftovers were as good as the were the first time around. My cousin was in from Arizona. She is quite the traveler and definitely a foodie. She could not stop thanking us for the treat.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Abdux
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Food was good as usual, bar was hopping. Beautiful display of food.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hard to beat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Food was phenomenal. Noise level was a bit distracting, hard not to overhear the conversations around us. Waitstaff was extremely attentive, knowledgeable and professional. Parking was a bit confusing but the first time at any location can be challenging. Looking forward to returning soon, hope to sit outdoors next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    MapleLeafMarches
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We were visiting from Canada and had to try this restaurant(as well as Walburgers). The food was fantastic. Our kids loved it too. The flavours were incredible. Right from the moment we were seated we knew we were in for a special night. I wish it wasn't raining. We would have loved to sit outside. The setting is beautiful. Despite the rain it was a perfect way to start our Boston adventure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing food/ horrible staff
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The hostess was incredibly rude, snobby and unaccommodating. She acted like she was doing us a favor for letting us dine there. The cocktail waitress was very nice, no problem there. The waitress was also elitist and not attentive. You got the general sense that because this is a very nice and popular restaurant that the staff lets thinks they don't have to work to please customers and they let you know that. The food was fabulous and the atmosphere was beautiful so it's a shame this ruined the experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nothing special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I was a bit disappointed in the food. I had expected it to be much better, given the setting and price. Very bland...nothing I would make that drive for again. Hype did not live up to experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best food ever!
    DiningDiva
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Some of the most delicious food I have ever eaten and very reasonably price. The service was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal, nice view
    SouthShorediner
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Had a wonderful meal on a Sunday evening. Beautiful night and we were able to enjoy a nice table outdoor. Food was great, view lovely, just a great overall experience
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TwoeatersVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Food was very good but our waitress was hard to find when we needed her. Took a long time for drinks to arrive and then when we asked for check she went and took meal order from another table before bringing our check.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kelley
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We appeared to be first party for lunch indoors. Liked black salt on butter, but bread tasted stale. Later on noticed other people had fruit bread, so we asked waitress for some. So she brings two descent pieces and a small end for the three of us. Had cod cakes appetizer. Really salty...and we like salt. Would not recommend. Husband had lobster sandwich. Nothing special he said. Fries came with his lunch instead of the greens he ordered. The rest of us had gnocchi and mushrooms. We would not recommend. A lot of tasteless mushrooms and the gnocchi was gummy. Good coffee, but punch drink tasted watered down. This restaurant can do better.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Simply Amazing!
    BostonGirl
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food was to die for. Service was great! Was a little loud inside but it's also not very big. Will definitely be going back again and again!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Well thought out business plan
    Love2eat
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    My wife and I traveled up from CT for our anniversary dinner! We weren't disappointed! We were pleasantly greeted by the hostesses, who sat us upon arrival. I had a micro brew pilsner and my wife had a rum based drink called whatnot punch both were very good drinks. We had two appetizers, the calamari and pork meatballs which hit the spot very nicely. They also gave us a roll each and a piece of raisin bread, with some black salted butter which was delicious. For the entree I had swordfish and mash potato lobster. I also had a side of scallops. I totally loved my entree. My wife ordered the duck at the suggestion of the waitress, it came with risotto. My wife wasn't thrilled with her duck but loved the risotto. She also loved my entree!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alma Nove
    dinetown
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    A fabulous experience. Beautiful restaurant, great service, and THE BEST food !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey but good!
    JKDiners
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The food, atmosphere was excellent. The location was nice but can be a little inconvenient and pricey for tourists who use public transportation. The menu pricing is on the high end! We came to the restaurant from Colorado to check it out because of the Wahlberger TV show. It was fun!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent! A must to try!
    Nikki
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The food was and service was simple" Marvelous". After dinner I called my brother, who loves a fine cusine and told him about the place. I will definitely be returning there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch time visit
    Rene
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    This was my first time at Alma Nove. We were all impressed, fist with the decor, location, and most importantly with the food. I appreciate that when we arrived before our reservation time, they graciously sat us early. We had a very senior man with us, who is quite used to nice restaurants. Yet, he commented positively on his visit several times. We enjoyed everything about our lunch and will definitely return soon
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Amazing
    providence510
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Had a great time, the short rib pasta dish was delicious. Can't wait to go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Time
    Sungoddess
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    this was my first time here. I had a friend home from CA and she really loved the food and setting. My pan seared Moroccan spiced scallops over couscous was absolutely delicious! Others enjoyed the duck and swordfish. Would definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday night date
    RichardGere
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Arrived early, bar staff very attentive and friendly.. Then when was seated Gwen was a true pleasure as our server and a phenomenal ambassador for a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Food Burrata- good, give more tomatoes. 4 small tomatoes wedges, that's it Short ribs.-Small rib pieces instead of beefier chunks. The meat was good and tons of flavor. The pasta and sauce ,very good, could of had a kick in the sauce. Scallops-Asparagus, only shavings. If mentioning a vegetable, serve a few.We know asparagus is expensive. Garnish and not mention. For the scallops- good. $8/ scallop. More wow factor if there were 6-7. Service- Don't like to complain. Make sure the server stands and faces the party. Our server, was nice, stood next to my wife and mainly talked to me and sometimes looked her way. Defending a bit, the place is beautiful. Atmosphere is really nice. Only want to help get better and not condemn.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently good
    Dirk
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I dine at Alma Nove every couple of months with an elderly friend. My friend dines there more often with other friends and her family. During our most recent visit our waitress was Mary Beth. She has waited on us numerous times and we are always pleased to have her as she delivers very good service and is quite personable.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expensive but excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Excellent dinner, expensive, special occasion spot. Ordered the duck, excellent! Wife had scallops which were excellent as well. A bit noisy, but we had a nice table by the window with views. Would go again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent drinks, dinner & dessert
    GiGi
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Started with a fabulous Kissing Whiskey cocktail. Swordfish with lobster mashed potatoes for dinner - delicious! The Spiced Chocolate Cake was one of the most interesting desserts I've ever eaten. Spices in the cake give it an unexpected delayed heat that's balanced perfectly with the vanilla ice cream. The candied orange peel adds another fantastic level of flavor and texture.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappointed
    NJK10
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I have been to Alma Nova numerous times with different people and have never been disappointed with the food, service or atmosphere... A must to experience!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We really liked it, but were a little disappointed by the food. You may see that we picked the wrong items for our tastes. So, bottom line, no problem.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch at Alma Nove
    luvtoeatoutdoors
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My daughter and sisters took me to lunch for my birthday. We sat outside and it was a lovely view of the harbor. The food was excellent, the service was fantastic, and we did not feel rushed in the least. We all chose a different dessert and they were all delicious. I would highly recommend the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Shipyard Dining
    DineInShipyardBoston
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We were visiting Boston and made reservations to dine here knowing that Paul Wahlberg was the chef and the food had great reviews. My husband and I had very different meals, but everything was delicious! The potato-crusted calamari was excellent, beet salad was flavourful and presented beautifully. I had the grilled swordfish on top of lobster mashed potatoes which was truly one of the most exquisite and delicious dishes I have ever tasted! My husband had the prosciutto wrapped cod and risotto which was very good, however the risotto was slightly under seasoned. We also shared the tasting portion of wild mushroom gnocchi which was also quite yummy. We loved our experience at Alma Nove but wished we could have met the chef.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.