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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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "Had the Veal Parmesan, and it has to be the best tasting dish I've had lately. Prices are decent as well."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Food was excellent and the waitstaff was friendly and efficient. dropped by just enough and kept us on time yet relaxed. I will return."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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."
    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 "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "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. "
    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."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "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."
    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