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 Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Nuovo Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
66 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (40)romantic (35)fit for foodies (32)neighborhood gem (29)good for groups (19)notable wine list (13)hot spot (8)vibrant bar scene (7)great for outdoor dining (6)late-night find (6)great for brunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • First Time and Very Impressed
    Cabdella
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This was my wife and my first time at Nuovo and one thing that stood out was the service. Everyone employed by the restaurant was engaging and welcoming. Our waitress was superb, but even other waitresses asked us how our meal was, whether we had been before, etc. If this is a culture that management has cultivated, then I'd say "job well-done." In addition, the food was excellent. I would recommend the Nuovo Antipasto which was a completely different twist on the classic antipasto. I would also highly recommend the Osso Buco, which every employee raved about and which lived up to the billing. It was an expensive night, so Nuovo is a "special occasion" place for us, but we had a great meal and a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Restaurant
    food4us
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    One of the best restaurants in the Worcester area. Authentic European Cuisine..., and the best Ribeye ever!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nuovo - Great meal, great service
    Pazzo
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Nuovo is a very comfortable resturant that is great for a romantic dinner or a an evening with friends. Piano music in the lounge is relaxing. Great menu with many selections, and the service was excellent. We had the Filet Napolean and the Salmone Atlantico, both were great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't dine in the bar !!!!!!!!!!!
    rewster
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Piano player in bar area was overpowering. Level only went down when after people were seated within 3 feet of him. Totally unacceptable. Two out of three of us had food they enjoyed. Service was not acceptable. Wait person would be gone for long stretches of time. Drink order was completely messed up. Too many restaurants that are much better to go back to then here.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing place
    Richmetellus
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Thinking about a romantic and night out with your lady, this is the spot!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely place
    MamaT
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    This was our second visit to Nuovo, and we enjoyed it again. We were a party of four meeting in Worcester for a weeknight dinner. The atmosphere is warm and gracious, the staff is welcoming and attentive to all of your needs. The servers are very helpful in describing dishes and their preparation and never rush through servings. The owner/chef came out to check on how we liked our dinners, and he was truly interested in our Nuovo experience. He also told us a bit about himself and how he came to owning the restaurant. The dinners were well prepared and beautifully presented. An added touch...serving their delicious bruschetta after you are seated and looking over the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ohnonothim
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    There was a wedding taking place upstairs and it sounded like a heard of elephants were on top of your head.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A classy place with lots of charm
    Mike
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Great atmosphere - quiet and attractive. Menu is complete with outstanding Florentine specialties. The service is very professional and efficient. Fantastic food and extremely good value
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Food excellent
    cous
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food was excellent, a little hard to hear the waitress being right up against the Piano; forgot our coffee but didn't charge thankfully.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pber999
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We went for our anniversary and couldn't have chosen a better place. Gracefully greeted, and brought to a window seat next to piano. Dinner was outstanding! I had the Filet Napolian and my husband had the lasagna which he said was fantastic! The service was the best we have had in a long time! I would highly recommend Nuovo's, and very anxious to go back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    staff was very accomodating when we asked for a table near the piano. Food was excellent. Absolutley loved the pumpkin martinis
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty Good
    bitsandpiecesVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Few tables were filled on a Wednesday night. The front desk and wait staff were friendly. I was a bit disappointed in the baked brie appetizer; it was good, not great. But the seared scallops and ravioli dish, one of their signature items I believe, was outstanding. Out guest mentioned her vodka penne was great, too.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worcester's Best
    FoodFanatic
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Lucky discovery two years ago when checking out function rooms, ended up renting the nicest function room (upstairs) for a pre-wedding party and am now a frequent diner. Since then Nuovo never fails to present fantastic food and quality wines. The atmosphere is Worcester lively, and the service friendly & professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fine Dining with a Great Atmosphere
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Had dinner with my sisters on a 9/13/14 to celebrate my birthday. The hostess, owner greeted us & was very friendly, we sat for dinner at reserved time. The atmosphere was classy & welcoming. Our table was in the front room by the window, next to a piano.. being played by Bobby. He played classics like Elton John, The Beetles.. the crowd chimed in during chorus. The server was profession, knowledgeable with the menu & wine list had wonderful recommendations. I had the bass special, was delicious, and all pleased with our choices. For the Birthday celebration the hostess sent over complimentary champagne, Bobby & the crowd sang Happy Birthday. Later the chef,owner came out to introduce himself, very pleasant. 5 Star Experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We stumbled upon this gem accidentally. We went with another couple and had a very enjoyable dining experience. The food was outstanding all around. The atmosphere is great... including a pianist in the background. The owners, a husband and wife team (hostess and chef) seemed eager to make our experience enjoyable and memorable. The chef also came out to greet us and is clearly passionate about making great food. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    Sterlingdiners
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    My husband and I recently visited Nuovo to celebrate our birthdays. Boy what a treat. Absolutely the best meal we have ever had in Worcester by far.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food and service
    hlg521
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We had a great experience at Nuovo overall. Our waiter Antonio wad excellent very attentive, friendly and professional. The decor was nice the only complaint about ambiance was occasional street noise. The food was excellent and reasonably priced. I had the Beef Filet with risotto which wad perfectly cooked and delicious. Others in my group loved their entrees as well. Excellent cappucino to finish the meal and I also enjoyed a Bomba which was a nice fruit sorbet inside a white chocolate shell. One nice touch was that the chef came out and briefly chatted with guests to check on their meals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • goodfor1stdate
    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
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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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a Surprise
    Bobby
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    My wife and I wanted a cozy spot for dinner and we got all that we had hoped for plus great food besides. It is a small 'Italian' restaurant with a taste of Albania. The chef specials were delicious with wonderful sauces. The staff, chef and maitre d' were all very pleasant! We can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food and service
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The title says it all: excellent food and service. We will return.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 35 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 281 reviews are from the Nuovo Restaurant reviews archive.
  • 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
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    • 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.
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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  • 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
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    • 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
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    neighborhood gem
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    • 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.
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    good for groups
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  • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic