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Nuovo Restaurant
Nuovo Restaurant

Nuovo Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.nuovoworcester.com
  • Phone: (508) 796-5915
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Sunday 4:00PM until Close
    Saturday - Noon until close
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Aleksander Gjonca
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Nuovo offers a large catering menu. The menu is listed on line at www.nuovoworcester.com. We can customize based on your preference. All catering inquiries must be directed to Loreta Gjonca for further assistant.

  • Entertainment: Nuovo offers a full bar with a 46 seat lounge area and a grand baby piano playing live music every weekend.. There are two TV's for viewing as well as a patio area for outdoor dining. The second floor offers 2 private rooms, equipped with TV monitors and Wi-Fi, one private beautiful bar and a dancing floor. There is music playing for diners but private functions may bring a DJ, band or other live entertainment for their personal usage.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Nuovo will be hosting several special events throughout the year.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Walking distance from Union Station as well as bus stop directly in front of building.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There is complimentary valet on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights starting at 5 pm until 1 am. There is also a private parking lot in the back which fits about 20 cars.

A word from Nuovo Restaurant
Nuovo Restaurant is located on 92 Shrewsbury St, with ample parking in the rear of the building (Hill St), and complimentary Valet Parking service. Voted Best New Restaurant in Worcester. Serves Italian cuisine with Mediterranean flare, extensive wine list. It is a warm, friendly, food-focused environment. Perfect place to have dinner with family, a group of friends, or a date night. The 2 private dinning rooms with dancing floor and WIFI available are ideal for a seat down dinner up to 90 guests, or a cocktail party up to 150, and everything in between.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "We dined there on Saturday night and had a wonderful time. The staff and owners went out of their way to make us feel welcome. We are new to the area as our daughter will be attending school there in the fall and we want to find places to go when we visit. The cocktails and food were delicious. We look forward to going back again."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Really really delicious .. Our first time and I would go back any day.. Server was also pleasant.. The only area to Improve is the time taken to prepare the food .. Waited quite a long time for food to be ready while the whole place was practically empty.."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Wanted to treat my friend to a special birthday celebration and I hit the jackpot! The food was fresh and delicious (and beautiful)! The waitress was warm and personable and had wonderful insights in to the menu. I had chosen Nuovo because of the menu and photos I saw online. It did not disappoint. I will definitely be returning when in the Worcester area again!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "My out of town business guests routinely eat at great restaurants in NYC and they were very happy with their meals (delicious!), the location and the entire experience. It is wonderful for both business and personal meal experiences. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We had 6:30 reservations for two and were looking forward to tryng Nuovo and grilled shrimp with asparagus risotto on the menu posted om the website for about $18. Alas menu not updated on website. We waited almost an hour for my "special" entree of sea bass( $30+). Will not be returning."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Happy we picked Nuovo when deciding were to go in Worcester... excellent food and Live Music was a plus. Will be back."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I enjoyed this very much. Service was very attentive and the food was really excellent. Presentation and flavors were exceptional and different from other restaurants."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We went to celebrate a family birthday and the waitress and restaurant were very accommodating letting us bring in our own cake. Waitress was wonderful!!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "I was tasked with the job of picking a different restaurant for dinner with my wife and another couple. I searched Worcester restaurants online and thought Nuovo looked like a place we might enjoy. It was a terrific choice! From the valet parkers, the host, our server, and the dinner itself, we were treated in a first class manner. Absolutely loved the menu; there was something there for everyone and it was all prepared and presented beautifully. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Veal Parmesan is Delicious. Haven't found any better in the city."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "This was my second time dining at Nuovo. I went for lunch for my grandmother's birthday. The service was fantastic and they went above and beyond to make her feel special. The food was fantastic. I was disappointed because the site offers a lunch menu but that must only be for weekdays because they only had the full dinner menu for us at noon. Regardless, there were plenty of options and everything was delicious."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I was there on a busy Saturday night for a girls night out and I found that the service was a little slow. We were not in a hurry so it didn't matter that much. Most meals come with a size dinner salad which was very good but small. We all ordered a chicken dish which came with 2 very small chicken breasts and about 6 small raviolis. My friend requested to leave the mushrooms out of her marsala dish and to have spinach instead. She was told there would be an up charge. When the bill arrived the charge for the spinach was 6 dollars which we all thought was a little steep. We all enjoyed our meals but could have eaten more. If the husbands had been with us they would have definitely left hungry."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "If you're looking for a nice little bar to have a pretty decent martini, Nuovo is for you. If you're looking for gourmet Italian food, try elsewhere."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We were greeted upon arrival and seated immediately . We asked about a gluten free menu and The server explained that all food is cooked to order and most menu items can be made to accommodate a gluten allergy. After our drink order was placed, we were served hot rolls with dipping oil. Our drinks arrived and the pimmogranate and watermelon martins were wonderful! The caprase salad was displayed in a pleasing manner and the tomatoes were flavorful considering the time of year. The entrees were also beautifully served and each member of our party raved about their choice ... From grilled shrimp to veal parm and a seafood pasta dish, all were delicious. Dessert choices ranged from cheesecake to a flourless torte and were also a hit!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Complimentary valet parking was a treat. I asked that we be seated in a quieter section of the restaurant since the bar, along with the piano singer, can be a bit loud for conversation. For an appetizer, my wife ordered the brie - which was very good. The rolls (served with dipping wine/oil) were warm and very fresh. I ordered the Caesar salad - which was a bit disappointing. My wife ordered the Caprese Salad which was very good. Both entrees were excellent. I ordered the Chicken Marsala and my wife ordered the Veal. For dessert, we shared the Flourless Chocolate Cake - which was a perfect size for two. After dinner, we moved to the bar to watch the Bruins game with after-dinner drinks. Overall, an excellent dining experience at Nuovo."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This is my second experience dining at this restaurant and both times I give it 5 stars. This time we were with a group of 6. We were seated in the back room, which was a bit tight and a bit loud, but neither aspect was a negative and had any impact on how much we enjoyed out food/wine. It was Restaurant Week, so my expectations were set very low. But, I was very wrong to assume they couldn't deliver a fix prix meal that was creative and delicious. I had the chicken cacciatore, caesar salad and the flourless chocolate cake. All three were superb. There were some very nice choices for wines, we went with the Duckhorn and enjoyed it. Our waitress was excellent, she was there when we needed her but not overbearing."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We went for restaurant week. There were good choices to choose from. We all ordered something different and each enjoyed our meals.I had sampled Nuovo's food at Worcester's Best Chef and wanted to try the restaurant. It was my first time there. Well done!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "We have been to this restaurant twice. Each time we sat in the lounge area because we came to see the pianist having heard him before. The food is good. The wait staff are great and the music is great. The bar can get pretty busy so expect it to have a noise level that goes along with a lively bar. They have valet parking which is nice since it is a busy area with lots of restaurants. I had the Eggplant Parmesan which I loved."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The service was great at Nuovo. The food was all right. It was not awful, it was just ok for what I expected. I got the seafood spaghetti and they were generous on the amount of seafood they put in but the taste of sauce could have been better. My mother for the rib eye steak which was not that great."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We live in the Boston area and rarely go into Worcester. Since we decided to go to the theater in Worcester, we booked a reservation for dinner. The restaurant is nicer then any picture you find on open table or on their website. It is white table cloth dining - its very warm and cute inside. definitely not what we expected. The staff is super friendly and the environment was great. Food was just OK - nothing exceptional. We ordered the Mahi Mahi and fried lobster ravioli - it was nothing to brag about - ravioli would have been better with marinara sauce instead they put way too much thousand island type dressing - which is too heavy and takes the flavor away from the ravioli. I would stick to the traditional Italian food next time -pasta"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We dined during restaurant week. A good chance to try new restaurants at discount prices. Started with $5 martinis. They were OK but small and served in an awkward glass. Good appetizers, we both had tuna. The tuna was a litle overdone and not the best quality of fish. Dessert was OK, not made inhouse. They crowd a lot of tables together. Piano player in the lounge but you can't hear him in the dining area with all the noise. One of the good things was our server. Anna S. She was very good and was helpful and cheerful. Drinks, apps, dinner, dessert and wine was only $85.00. If you can't get into VIA or 111 Chophouse, you could go here but it's not as good. It's not bad but it's not great either."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We had a nice time. Loved the atmosphere. Staff was friendly and efficient. Good was tasty, nicely presented. It was too loud to carry on a conversation with anyone except those directly beside you and you had to yell."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Nuovo has good food, charming service and an interesting wine list. The fried calamari appetizer was good, but a bit greasy. The veal chop special tasty, and the lamb chops were also good, but under seasoned. Desserts are large enough to share, and our meals came with a tasty salad with house vinaigrette. The space is tight in the dining room. Servers had to dodge one another, but usually did so gracefully. A solid B plus all around."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "First time going to nuovo and didn't know what to expect. Had a 6:30 reservation on a busy Saturday night and we had to wait for 15 minutes at the bar for our table to open up. There was live piano playing (rather enjoyed it). Our waiter was very knowledgeable and very helpful. Nice extensive wine list. I highly recommend the antipasto mista salad (a meal in itself and only $7). Our main course meals were excellent also. 4 drinks each, two appetizers, and two meals was $87, not bad for a nice dinner :-)."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We went to Nuovo for Valentine's and we had heard the piano player before. The restaurant was charming and we sat in the lounge to hear the piano better. The was prompt cheerful. Warm bread with a delicious olive oil dip was provided. I had the veal chop special and my companion bad the shrimp scampi. We were both throughly delighted by our meals. We will return to Nuovo."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "In a neighborhood of a lot of great restaurants, this one was good, the food was good and the ambiance was good."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We really enjoyed the awesome food! i had the 16 ounce steak and my wife had salmon and lobster and both dishes were Devine! Plus the chocolate torte for dessert wad delectable :) over all the did was amazing but since we went on Valentines day the radiant was busy and packed, thus the service being slow. We went on other days and service was great!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife and i visited Nuovo on Valentines Day this past Friday night. We had an excellent dinner and the service was very good as well. The table we sat at was very small and very close to the table next to us. ( Maybe two feet away. ) I even commented to the couple sitting next to us to slide their table over and we will dine together !! The hostess told us we would be sitting at table four which that night was against the wall. When we were brought to table three, we did not complain. We also had the scallop app that night which was very good but very small. ( Three scallops ). Our overall experience was pleasant that evening. The only things we took notice of were the scallops and our table. Just an observation !!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This restaurant is very nice. Quiet if you sit away from bar. Parking situation is hairy and Don't park in the lot right after the restaurant the other restaurant near Nuovo will chase you out if they see you head toward Nuovo. My wife talked me into going as I dislike Worcester restaurants due to the parking issues that exist with so many of these restaurants. They do have Valet parking but also I will never forget that my in laws car was stolen by what appeared to be valet parking at the a local hotel. So yes I am skeptical. It was worth the trip only because we found a spot in the tiny lot behind the restaurant. The food is well prepared ,seasoned properly, and service was excellent. Very professional not overbearing. Will return!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "This was our first time visiting Nuovo and we were pleasantly surprised at how good it was. There were several interesting dishes we wanted to try, so we will definitely come back. I had the filet Napolean, which was very good, but it was the mushroom risotto that was most memorable. Delicous! Our service was good - nicely paced between courses. My husband love his chicken scaloppine. The portions were perfect, too - not overly huge, like some places give you... just right. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We booked reservations for six before the Jersey Boys show. Selected restaurant based on on-line reviews and we were all very happy with our selection. It was a perfect night and we will be back!"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "I took my mother here for her 81st birthday prior to seeing a show. I told the waiter our time frame (1 hour 45 minutes) for an app and meal and he assured us this would not be a problem. An hour later our appetizers had not arrived, When I suggested we forego the appetizers he brought them to the table within minutes. However, the hostess followed telling us our entrees were ready and she would wrap our untouched appetizers. We ordered seafood stuffed lobster tails and veal chop. The lobster was overcooked and did not easily come out of the shell, the stuffing was dry without a hint of seafood. Spent good money for a meal that was neither good or relaxing. Boxed appetizers that stay in your car for a few hours are not appealing."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "When we arrived the hostess did not have our Open Table reservation on her monitor, but they did find a table for us next to the bar. The food and service was very good. However, it was very noisy in that part of the restaurant."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "The entire experience was outstanding. From the attentive and pleasant wait staff to the delicious dinner. We are an Italian family that is used to home made Italian food. So, our expectations are high! The veal parmesean, the haddock, the lasagna, all were outstanding. The red sauce (or gravy as we call it) was delicious and tasted home made. The pasta was freshly made and it was well worth the wait. The atmosphere was cozy and we all felt like we were in a home dining room."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "This was a good place for dinner prior to a movie or a show at the theater. They were on time and the food was good."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "The food was excellent, however it took forever to get it. We ended up being late to the Jersey Boys performance as a result."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "I booked this restaurant from the reviews and was pleasantly surprised to pull up and have complimentary valet service. Then to walk in and see the modern,charming elegant decor. We were seated on the bar side and at first seemed a little noisy but not bad. The menu was phenomenal. So many interesting entrees we decided we would need to go back to try more. The food was just as tasty as the menu!!! We were on our way to a show and the next surprise was they took 10% off our bill. I will definitely find another reason to get to Worcester to eat at Nuovo's again. Very happy with our experience and topped off with a great show. Jersey Boys!"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Believed reviews, maybe an off day for cook but food barely resembled decent Italian. Didn't get dish I ordered. Was served pasta $ meatballs which I accepted, sorry I did as meatballs were hard & rubbery. Better off at Bertucci's."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Menu has many options. Also impressed with small serving options. The veal parm was particularly good. Wait staff was very prompt and attentive. Room temp was a bit chilly. We will go back for a second visit."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "A bit too noisy a place, but the food and service were great."
    Dined on 1/11/2014