Nuovo Restaurant
Nuovo Restaurant

Nuovo Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.nuovoworcester.com/
  • Phone: 5087965915x
  • 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: 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Nuovo Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
61 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (37)romantic (29)fit for foodies (26)neighborhood gem (24)good for groups (20)notable wine list (10)hot spot (9)great for outdoor dining (8)vibrant bar scene (7)late-night find (6)great for brunch (2)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food and piano singer were excellent. Very friendly waitress and very good service.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nuovo Delivers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Outstanding Italian restaurant! Service was knowledgeable, quick...sometimes a bit too visible, but I'd rather haver some 'hovering' than being abandoned. Salads were fabulous. Did not have any appetizers. Entrees were PERFECT. Good portions. Meats and fish cooked to ideal temperature. Pasta accompaniments were more than just 'sides'...each could have been a meal on its own. Vegetables were fresh and cooked perfectly. One dessert was ordered: tiramasu. Everyone thought it was some of the best they have ever enjoyed. The Chef came out to check on the preparation of a veal dish, as it was ordered with some concern over the proper preparation (expressed to the wait staff during ordering). Nice touch! Shows genuine concern for the customer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great ...
    kcharby
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    everything was four star ... except the carbonara had so many vegetables we thought it was a primavera !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, good prices.
    NboroGirl
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Five of us dined here last Saturday. We've only been here once before. The food was good, but my Filet Napoleon was supposed to come with mushroom risotto and it came with raviloi instead. I said something to the waiter and he apologized. About 10 min. later came back with the risotto. Someday I'll save room and try the desserts. The prices, I thought, were reasonable for the amount and quality of the food. Their phone lines were down that night so there was an issue paying by credit card, but they took down my number, and I checked my transacations a couple of dsys later and the correct amount, including the tip I indicated, was charged to my card.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food and service
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The title says it all: excellent food and service. We will return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special attention from chef great
    aka1
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    go to thisoutstanding restaurant! truly dedicated to making this a positive experience all around
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and staff!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Food was great...staff was wonderful...no complaints!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Looking for a nice restaurant.
    derekmurph101
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I have to say the food is a bit pricey but my girlfriend and I had nothing but great food ! She ordered the Chicken Cordon Bleu and I had the Chicken Parm and the chicken was very thin and breaded perfectly. Great for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    ampm
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    From the welcome at the hostess station to seating and waitress and through the whole meal this was a very pleasant experience. Our waitress, Alexa, was more than capable and attentive but not intrusive. Very familiar with the menu and everything came as ordered. Only negative was one of the "specials", a beef dish was not the best cut of meat. A little disappointing considering the other 3meals were excellent. The chef even came and checked in with us, a very nice touch. I would not hesitate to recommend Nuovo for a great night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our new go-to restaurant!
    Curlynux
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Service was great. Antonio was personable, professional, service oriented, and a pleasure to deal with. The food was prepared perfectly, looked great, tasted even better. The calamari and marinara sauce were the best we've had in the area. Hands down, Nuovo beats the competition near and far. We will be back again and I can only highly recommend Nuovo.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st time. Great place.
    Mpoc17
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This place is a must. Great food. Excellent service. Very nice piano bar. We met the owner/chef. Entrees were over the top.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Find
    Hippie
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Bobby Gadoury provided wonderful and talented music playing on a Grand Piano for the entire evening. ALL the staff/owners were pleasant and professionals who provided a remarkable service which greatly contributed to the dining experience. I definitely plan on returning (repeatedly) to this neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    Martinisearch
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Had the Veal Parmesan, and it has to be the best tasting dish I've had lately. Prices are decent as well.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice find
    MamaT
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We were meeting friends at a central location - Worcester - and read some very good reviews for Nuovo. Our experience there was wonderful. The service was excellent , and the atmosphere was quiet and welcoming. We all tried different entrees and found them to be top notch. Valet parking is helpful, but there is also a lot behind the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    It was a busy affair due to a street tasting festival. The restaurant was hot, and not great for dining experience. The service was not great, and the food was okay, not over the top. Nuovo was rated as one of the best restaurants on Shrewsbury, but didn't meet our expectations.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner before a show
    Dave
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Food was excellent and the waitstaff was friendly and efficient. dropped by just enough and kept us on time yet relaxed. I will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice evening
    TheaterCrowd
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    This was our first visit. The staff (bartender, host, wait person) were extremely pleasant and attentive. The food was wonderful and the portion size and price were perfect. One of our party was gluten free and Nuovo went out of their way to accommodate her dietary restrictions. We had tickets to the Hanover that night, and the wait staff was attentive to our time restraint and offered the specials that Nuovo had for theater patrons, a free appetizer and 10% off, without our having to ask.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Anniversary Dinner
    goodfood1
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Went here for the wonderfully cooked Italian food. The service was amazing, our waiter knew all the specials what were in them and the difference between the fish and he had good wine suggestions based on what we wanted to go. he recommended a wonderful appetizer that was as good as he said it was. I will be going back here again and not only on special occasions
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ok setup
    FoodFlavors
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    My fiance and I were celebrating our anniversary there. It was our first time. My fiance was not that impressed with the service or food. His food was pretty bad. It wasn't what he or I were expecting. My food was really good and the portions were just right and their Margaritas are delicious. The only thing was that it seemed a bit crowded and noisy. We were aiming for a more romantic and quite scene but it didn't happen. It wasn't an unpleasant first visit but it might be a while before I get my fiance to go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Thanks for a lovely evening.Food is very good .Excellent wait staff,mature, natural, which is important .Nancy our principal waitress, was very nice and made our evening(even lent me a pair of glasses to help me read the menu!) even more enjoyable-my wife's birthday. Hope to be back again soon. Thank you, David
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    JRFC
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Classic Italian food - not bad, chicken parm and chicken Marsala fine... Dinner special - thinly cut steak - shrimp scampi lacked taste. However it was the service that disappointed the most. They need learn how to open a bottle of win and serve.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Graduation dinner
    FussyEater
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Graduation dinner for WPI graduate daughter. Great selection. Devoted waitstaff. Energetic environment. Delicious food and many smalll servings to share.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Graduation 2014
    foodie
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We could not have picked a better place for my daughters graduation celebration. The service was awesome...making us feel like V I Ps. The food was made to order so everyone had what they wanted the way they wanted it. The wine list is extensive too. From appetizers to desert the food was delicious. Perfect place to end our perfect day!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food, small dining area
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Took my mother here for mothers day. Food was good, live music was nice not to loud, server was polite and attentive, valet parking is nice, only drawback was it felt like the tables are right on top of each other.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT food but service a bit slow
    JasonS
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Food was amazing. Super flavorful, juts right size portions, enough but not too much. Service was slow. long gaps between courses while restaurant seemed empty.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love2eat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Dinner was fabulous, the food was top notch and the service was very attentive without being in your face. We will definitely return here, great food at a reasonable price!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 35 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 268 reviews are from the Nuovo Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Better Than Via
    burner416
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    If you are thinking about going out to eat at an Italian restaurant in Worcester, skip Via and go to Nuovo. The food and service is better. My wife and I ate at Nuovo before a show at The Hanover Theatre. Nuovo offered a complimentary starter for guests that were on their way to a show at The Hanover. We both really enjoyed our meal and would recommend the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Wonderful Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Our dinner at Nuovo as for a birthday and the food was outstanding with a wait staff that was attentive and pleasant. Everyone in our party had different entrees and each one raved about their meal. Our waiter was truly attentive and even was considerate enough to bring us some dinner rolls to tide us over while we waited for the rest of our party to arrive. The Chef visited our table as well as the other diners at the time and explained his preparation technique for some of our entrees. We had previously visited with friends and had been impressed ... but this visit has placed Nuovo on our favorites list and we will be frequent visitors.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy Surprise
    BobnPhilly
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    From Philly we found a gem in Worchester. Coortable,generous table tops well spaced so you can have your bread and salad dishes with your wine and water glasses at the same time! But the real star is the food. Outstanding dishes with creative interpretations. The cocktails are generous and reasonably priced. Pastas are fresh with a perfect balance of sauce/gravy. The fish was done to a turn, moist yet firm the scampi ell seasoned not overwhelmingly garlic. Our only disappointment was that we didn't have room for desert. The service was warm and efficient. The chef/owner was a delight and the care he takes is reflected in his meeting guests and asking for their feedback after their dinner. You don't see that too often any more.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Surprise
    Karen
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food ..nice service
    Oreofam
    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..
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great addition to Shrewsbury street
    mja13
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful find!!
    HappySoxFan
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find !!
    Patty
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Happy we picked Nuovo when deciding were to go in Worcester... excellent food and Live Music was a plus. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice evening
    Widow
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We went to celebrate a family
    Anonymous
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    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!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food small portion
    jessie
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Pleasant Surprise!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great birthday lunch!
    Mc319
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Martinisearch
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Veal Parmesan is Delicious. Haven't found any better in the city.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate