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 Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Alma Nove reviews from OpenTable diners
378 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (280)special occasion (267)great for outdoor dining (237)romantic (194)fit for foodies (180)great for lunch (125)hot spot (112)notable wine list (112)neighborhood gem (110)vibrant bar scene (88)good for groups (87)great for brunch (52)late-night find (33)kid-friendly (24)Show More
  • Fantastic!
    Christine1529
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Great location, fabulous food and adult beverage selection! Spent a lovely evening with great service and no rush which was just what we were looking for...Alma Nove is a must...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Alma Nove is always our favorite
    KJ1915
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Everything we eat at Alma Nove is a new favorite. ...besides for Chef Paul being a friendly face you look forward to saying hi too the restaurant as a whole is wonderful ....always feels like we are with our family while we are there xoxoxo
    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.
  • Lovely place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    My husband is a picky eater. The waitress (who was excellent) assured him he could have a "plain" steak, roasted potatoes and green beans. All were perfectly done. My daughter had the gnocchi which was fantastic. And I had the cod with risotto which was very good and perfectly done. I wish I could remember the waitress's name because she truly was top-notch. She waited until we all were done with our meals before removing our plates, which shows real class.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    lovely lunch on the patio. waitress was excellent. food was delicious. codfish cakes and arugala salad with fresh figs, gorgonzola and prosciutto. we were sharing, so waitress had them split the salad without us asking. The gluten free rolls were very good as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PW AND OUR 41ST ANNIVERSARY
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The ambiance of this restaurant was beautiful...really fine dining at its best ! The menu required me to ask several questions because the mix of ingredients was unfamiliar to me ... However the outcome was tastefully done and delicious... Later in the dinner the chef, Paul WALBURGER, walked into the restaurant.... i asked our waitress if she thought he might take a picture with us since this was our 41st wedding anniversary... "of course" she replied and went to ask him... Within minutes he was at our table asking if we enjoyed dinner and congratulated us on the anniversary...most agreeable to a picture ! What a personable touch !! Would highly recommend this restaurant... Thank you for the opportunity to write up this review...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday, August 24
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Our party of six was seated right away, however, there was a mix up with the wait staff and no one waited on us for 15 mins. The front desk and others apologized and said it was there fault (apparently the waitress wasnt assigned the table?) Anyway, the food was delicious, as always. We enjoyed our time and would return again. Thinking more about it - filming was going on when we were there (in the front vestible) ..maybe that distracted the front desk and wait staff?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • beautiful & inviting area
    nancarm14
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Amazing spot...love fireplace.. stay outside next time .. super noisy inside.. friendly staff.. wine list excellent... food great...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thoroughly Impressed
    Grababite
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Attentive service and outstanding antipasti framed what was a very good dining experience all around. The lobster mashed potatoes are out of this world.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    As usual, the food and service was excellent. We were seated promptly at the time of our reservation. Our server was friendly and attentive without interrupting our anniversary dinner. Though pricey, it's worth the trip for a special occasion and we will return. I was a bit disappointed that the lobster ravioli wasn't on the current menu, but our meals were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!!!
    10stars
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I am blown away from how delicious the food was. The waitress was very nice and very well with communication. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone and anyone.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch with a view
    Foodlover2VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Sat outside, it was so beautiful & the drinks and lunch were great as usual!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food Great Atmosphere"
    RomeRestaurantReviews
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    From the moment you get you are greeted by helpful valets which I recommend due to the always full parking lot . The Host always smiling & friendly are nice and accommodating weather by design or demeaner Chef Paul always seems to make time to say hello and ask about your dining experience and I believe it's his demeaner that sets the tone for fun and relaxing night out . Weather at the bar making friends. ,outside by the fire pit having a cocktail ,table for two or in a group the menue Chef Paul and atmosphere make for a Beautiful Dining experience .
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too noisy!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We probably won't dine here again because of the noise level. Could hear each other speak without yelling.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Amazing Way To End A Vacation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I went to Alma Nove with my girlfriend to celebrate our one year anniversary, and was the last night before leaving from a three day vacation in Boston. One thing that truely stood out was the charisma and overall friendly feeling from each of the employees we encountered, and it is not to say the food was not top notch as well. The appetizer was encouraged by our waitress and it did not disappoint, and the main course was just as good. We finished off with a chocolate cake and carrot cake, and I feel secure in saying it is the best carrot cake I have ever eaten. I strongly recommend Alma Nove to any and all!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent ambiance exceptional food
    lovefood
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Such a beautiful location for dinner right on water surrounded by boats. Food was delicious. Portion sizes were huge. The prosciutto wrapped cod and risotto was delicious as was the steak special. We totally enjoyed our meals. The carrot cake was so moist and not too sweet. It was a perfect dinner. We went to b & g oysters the next night and were very disappointed. Alma nove was the highlight of our trip to Boston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • From Philly
    Philly
    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
    Harry
    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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful spot
    penc
    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!
    Alli
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
    Usedthe4ce
    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
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    • 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.
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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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Must!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The atmosphere, the scenic view, the staff and of course the food all made for a perfect lunch. Every trip to Boston must include a meal at Alma Nove.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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    • 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.
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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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic