Nuvo - Seafood and Pastas
Nuvo - Seafood and Pastas

Nuvo - Seafood and Pastas

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cafenuvo.com/
  • Phone: (305) 534-5822
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Daily: 12:00am - 4:00pm,

    Dinner:
    Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 5:00 pm-11:45 pm
    Friday and Saturday: 5:00 pm to 12:45 am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary European
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We can accomodate large parties and private events.
    Do not hesitate to contact us for additional information.
  • Private Party Contact: Nora Tharpe 3052979895x
  • Special Events: Please call Nora at 305-297-9895

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Washington and Drexel Avenue
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking at Drexel Avenue and Espanola Way or at Washington Avenue and Espanola Way
A word from Nuvo - Seafood and Pastas
Nuvo - Seafood and Pastas is a classic touch of the Mediterranean in the Historic Espanola Way Village in South Beach. Tucked among the lively shops and bars, it has an intimate setting with plush seating and excellent service. Offering lunch and dinner, guests can go on a gastronomic journey by exploring seafood and dishes with touches from France, Italy and Spain. It is the perfect place for a glass of wine on a romantic date or simply a conversation with friends.
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Nuvo - Seafood and Pastas reviews from OpenTable diners
17 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4.1
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (11)fit for foodies (6)neighborhood gem (6)romantic (4)special occasion (4)good for groups (3)great for lunch (3)late-night find (3)hot spot (3)scenic view (2)great for brunch (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Nice Ambiance and People Watching
    yzw200
    Dined on 8/5/2013
    We sat outside at Cafe Nuvo and had great people watching views. Wine list was solid and service was friendly. Food was average.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/31/2013
    Nestled among the many restaurants hawking their menus on Espanola St. is this gem which does not need to use such measures as the food, service and ambience are the excellent and reasonably priced. Salads were well executed and on the mark. Pasta entries delivered and were as good if not better than advertised. Waiter was attentive but not overbearing and genuinely interested in making the experience a good one without trying to recommend the most expensive items as their neighbors do. Would highly recommend eating here if in the area.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nuvolicious
    MissSoBe
    Dined on 7/28/2013
    Fabulous ambiance..española way creates that beautiful mediterranean feel. Food delicious..waiter was fantastic.. Great personality...there was a bit of a wait for my sangria and a couple of other items but overall great place!!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere
    KateVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2013
    The waiter was very helpful when choosing a wine. The food was excellent and we will return often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Oddly we made a reservation
    PamelaVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2013
    Oddly we made a reservation for 11:45 and the kitchen did not open until12. Nonetheless the brunch was good and the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very delightful from food
    NancyVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2013
    Very delightful from food to atmosphere to service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a great time and a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    We had a great time and a wonderful service/food experience at Cafe Nuvo with a group of 14 girls for my sister's bachelorette party. The only issue was that they lost our reservatio n and we had to wait for about 45 minutes-however, they comp'd us drinks and tried to make up for it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good choice in Espanola
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/25/2013
    Very good choice in Espanola Way. Very good seafood and pastas.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent seafood and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    First of all, the scallops appetizer is phenomenal. at first i just thought it was small, so as a joke i took tiny bites, but it was so good time slowed down around me. My meal was really good, I got the spicy shrimp pasta. I went on Valentine's day which turned out to be a rainy disaster for everyone, and the server there took really, really, really good care of my table. It also seems like a good girls' night out kind of place with a range of signature mojitos, that I did not get to try that night. I should go back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went for Valentine's Day with
    LaurenVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Went for Valentine's Day with my boyfriend. I ordered a steak with truffle fries and arugula salad. It was good, not great though. He ordered shrimp with pasta in a creamy sauce, which I felt lacked enough flavor/salt, and wasn't a large enough portion for the price. My glass of wine took foreeeeverrr to come out, and I don't want to fault them for it having been a busy night, but the service was less than prompt. Also, we sat outside but against the wall, and when it rained it leaked through the awning onto our food, so we were at a loss there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cannot recommend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/5/2013
    Pleasant, but inattentive service. Careless food prep. First attempt of their signature sea bass dish, the bass was uncooked. Really. Second attempt produced an equally ineatible rubber tire. We really wanted to like this place. Sadly, cannot recommend for any reason.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome place
    NapaloveswineVIP
    Dined on 1/24/2013
    Our server was exceptional and so attentive. Our meal delicious and served at the right temperature. Th wine was fabulous but all the wines were very pricey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • definetly to avoid!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/6/2013
    We never had such treatment in a restaurant before! We booked a table through open table, but they didn't take into consideration our booking. We wait for the table for 40 minutes at their bar (where they asked us to wait) and after that they clearly shew us we were not welcome bringing us the check of the cocktails we had while we were waiting for the table. First you ask me to wait at your bar because you've made a mistake in booking and then you ask me to pay 31 dollars for the cocktails? Where do these people have learnt how to deal with customers???
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • a happy foodie
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/4/2013
    I completely love this restaurant. First you'll fall in love with the decor, the service can be a bit of a turn of depending the person but the food is amazing. The location is perfect. Its comfortable for early lunch and bunch and romantic for dinner at night. Plus I swear I can live of the mussels espanola style. Omg so good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Glass of wine arrived with
    HenryVIP
    Dined on 12/23/2012
    Glass of wine arrived with lipstick on the glass. It was sent back. It returned, lipstick having been wiped off but same glass. Sent it firmly back with instructions to do it over. That happened.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beware of the practice among
    AlFrescoVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    Beware of the practice among South Beach restaurants to automatically add gratuity (18% at Cafe Nuvo).
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was good. The decor is
    JamesVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2012
    Food was good. The decor is Cuban, but the menu offers a variety of dishes. While there were no problems or disappointments, the experience wasn't notablein a positive way either.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great setting, okay food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/3/2012
    The food was mediocre, but okay. I view it as tourist-centric preparation. Good priced wine list and attentive service. Great area alternative to Lincoln St. Would go back but probably for lunch.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our experience at Cafe Nuvo
    FrequentDinerVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2012
    Our experience at Cafe Nuvo was excellent. Our server, Franco, was attentive to our needs and always there when we needed something. All of the employees were friendly and pleasant. The grouper and salmon were fresh and tasted great. It was prepared to our liking and the presentation well done.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a great meal. The service
    vitoVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2012
    Had a great meal. The service was great. We were able to dine outdoors so the noise level reflected the street noise. Wouls recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Atmosphere and Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/22/2012
    We picked Cafe Nuvo for a bachelorette dinner, and it was perfect. There was a lot of energy around the restaurant, and we loved the food! No complaints what so ever. If I'm ever back in Miami, I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice service! They are
    MagbaVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2012
    Very nice service! They are friendly and outgoing.Takes a little while longer if you seat outside to get your order, but the service is still very good. We've been there twice because of our waitress!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I enjoyed it, not amazing,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/22/2012
    I enjoyed it, not amazing, not horrible... Definately not a waste of time... Good fun..
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Arrived for 8:30 PM reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/5/2012
    Arrived for 8:30 PM reservation for party of 4 on 5/5/12 only to find out that the restaurant was not serving food that night, only drinks, due to Cinco di Mayo celebration. Even recieved a confirmation the day prior. Their only response was sorry.
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  • Food was good - service a
    slcking
    Dined on 5/4/2012
    Food was good - service a bit slow - had to ask for for bread that didn't come until after our appetizer. Then had to ask 3 times for cappucino.Also a lot of cigarette smoke from other tables and the bar, even though we were outside.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, the sandwiches
    AvSh
    Dined on 4/21/2012
    Great food, the sandwiches were excellent. Great service.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved the locationa and ambience.
    ANNIEVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2012
    Loved the locationa and ambience. Seond time there in one week. Great atmospshere,service and great shopping on the same side of the street.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reservation for 9 - Bachelorette
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/7/2012
    Reservation for 9 - Bachelorette Party. Table was not ready, but we waited at the bar for 20 minutes and enjoyed $4 Mojitos and wrote our names on the wall. Seated outside in eclectic lounge chairs. Menu offered many options (had seafood risotto, was supposed to have octopus? but was not on the plate - delicious never the less). Food was fast, service was good. Espanola Way is beautiful at night, good atmostphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Would definitely return!
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2012
    Went for dinner and chose to sit at one of the few tables inside, which still afforded a great view of the activity on Espanola. Love the assorted antique chairs! Husband and I split one of the chef's specials for two -- filet, caribbean lobster tail, seafood risotto, and tuna ceviche (appetizer) -- at the recommendation of our server. The food was very, very good, and the service was attentive. I had heard that they were known for their mojitos. I had a mango one, which was good, but I wouldn't say it was the best I've had. Finished with the creme brule for dessert, again, at the recommendation of our server. If you like creme brule, be sure to leave room for this one at the end of your meal! We would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sitting outside on Espanola
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/5/2012
    Sitting outside on Espanola Way was great. It's such a great little street and our table was great for people watching. The food was just okay, nothing to rave about. If anything it was overpriced for what we got. The 18% tip automatically added was annoying, but that's south beach for you.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome location, scene and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 2/11/2012
    Awesome location, scene and wonderful friendly service.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place in a convenient
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 2/6/2012
    Great place in a convenient food alley. Valet parking is about the only option. Food was good. Prices high.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JUST CORRECT
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/28/2012
    It'OK for a standard dinner. Nothing special. Just correct.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • seemed a bit touristy aka
    travelbyfood
    Dined on 1/10/2012
    seemed a bit touristy aka pricey for the food that you get. i had a nice white fish dish, the fish seemed to be cooked well but it was also topped with a lot of sauce (to me, this along with all of the other stuff on the plate just shows that it's just not a top tear place as its' prices may suggest). everything in the dish worked well together but just not worth the price. But the patio was gorgeous-great ambiance, great decor on a quant street.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was awesome, great taste
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/7/2012
    Food was awesome, great taste and great presentation, skirt steak was delicious!!!. Only thing I didn't like much was the creme bulee, it was cold. The 18% mandatory tip not so much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice romantic restaurant
    MarWestyVIP
    Dined on 12/23/2011
    We had lunch outdoor and were very pleased with our food and cocktails. The restaurant located on a quiet street with only few cars passing.The ambiance of this location is great as it feels you are dining somewhere in Spain or Italy.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not worth the trip
    Xteen
    Dined on 8/11/2011
    I am sorry we went here. First off we wanted no smoking and even though they brought us inside, the doors were all open and the smoke wafted in. The food is nothing special at all. I can do better at home. We were sorry we had chosen this place... I am hoping others will read this and the other negative review on this site and note that it is not an anomaly.. they are just ok and nothing special
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  • tourist trap
    MichaelVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2011
    I was very disappointed in this restaurant. The description did not at all match the experience. It is a tourist trap: a young lady stands in the alley and hawks the menu in front of potential customers, trying to lure people into what is essentially a noisy outside restaurant. THe menu is not that appetizing. Indeed the appetizers and salads are large (and pricey) so that a full menu would be very full. The waiter was very kind and understanding and cancelled my main selection once the ample appetizer arrived. I thought this was going to be a chic find; instead, I walked into a restaurant for undiscerning tourists. Not recommended.
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  • Loved the food!!! We've been
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/2/2011
    Loved the food!!! We've been there on August 2nd 2011 for a dinner. Just me and my wife. We ordered some of those amazing fresh fruit mojitos, then we got tuna mango salad which was absolutely great for the start and afted that I got chef's special eye rib steak and my wife had a seabass with fried king shrimps. OMG... That was great. Service was exellent, everything was in time, staff was friendly. That girl, a server from Miami, was really friendly and professional she's known food well and advised us what to eat. I seemed a little pricey but then that worth it for sure. We will definately be back there again, THANK YOU!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I was visiting from out of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2011
    I was visiting from out of town on business, so the size of my group was larger than I had planned for. The staff quickly adjusted tables and seating to accommodate. Our waiter was fabulous, attentive, and prepared separate checks without waiting to be asked. Our food was delicious, everyone enjoyed themselves. It was quite a warm evening, so perhaps ceiling fans would help keep the area a bit mor comfortable for outdoor dining. I would definitely recommend a visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate