Nuvo - Seafood and Pastas
Nuvo - Seafood and Pastas

Nuvo - Seafood and Pastas

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cafenuvo.com/
  • Phone: 305-534-5822x
  • 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 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.9
    Service3.5
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
60% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (10)fit for foodies (5)romantic (5)neighborhood gem (5)special occasion (4)good for groups (4)great for lunch (3)scenic view (2)hot spot (2)late-night find (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Beautiful evening
    LisalisaVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Gonzales, our waiter made our evening very memorable. Food was awesome as was the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Challenging Evening
    cookingfool14
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The Chef was unexpectedly gone which backed up the kitchen on a busy Saturday. Took a while for the meals to arrive. Once they did they were excellent. The only complaint is running out of the "one" pinot noir they had = one bottle and that wine was offered by the glass as well. Instead of offering up another wine for the same price we were given the "opportunity" to buy another wine for the listed price. It was only $4 more and the next wine up was $40 more. Poor wine menu and poor management decision on charging us the extra $4 on a night that their kitchen was a disaster. Service was excellent. Second time there.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • service was off this visit
    miachuckVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    when asked for decanter was brought and set on table - decanted own wine after appetizer course there was obviously some food pieces that were knocked off the appetizer plate and were never cleaned off the table by the servers food was great as always (dine there monthly) but the poor service was not acceptable
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  • Too expensive
    Boby
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Too expensive for very simple pastas with sand. Plus on a top they charged us twice for glass of vine. Bye bye Nuvo
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Satisfied but...Wine Price Too High
    21hotsauce
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My husband and I took our two kids, food was good, service was good. We sat outside during a downpour and stayed dry! I enjoyed the ceviche sampler but the wine list was a little pricey for me...no red bottles under $50...I think that is a little unreasonable
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nuvo
    Niteout
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Lovely spot on Esplanola. Surf and turf was delicious. Expensive but enough food for 2.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Loved the food - came for seafood. Excellent choice!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Korinne
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My friend chose this restaurant for her b-day dinner that included 10 of us. They had the amount of people incorrect and then made it very apparent they weren't going to go out of their way to fix the situation. The "VIP host" was rude and ill-mannered. He almost knocked me down when he rudely brushed past me coming down the steps. The service was slow & we caught the server, host and "VIP host" giving us dirty looks and flailing their hands. Our party couldn't have been more patient and understanding. I will not be returning seeing as that there is a million restaurants in Miami and the majority of them MUST be better than Cafe Nūvo. Too bad because it's a fabulous location!
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  • Pretty good food, slow service
    ErinS
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Good food & a large mojito menu and the wait staff is attentive but be prepared for your good to come out very slowly. A but overpriced- came to $250 for 3 of us for dinner. There were several other restaurants in proximity that looked a little better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hot
    Gkennedy
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The restaraunt was very hot with no air conditioning. We were sat outside at first and it was a little humid. I then asked to be moved inside where they accommodated the request. But overall the place was just ok. Not worth the money the charge. And fish came out dry. Would not return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's an Espanola Way Must
    CityZ
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Delicious food, fantastic drinks, and a wonderful outdoor scene - great for people watching, large groups, or a small intimate dinner with a European feel.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Seafood and Pasta!
    eMaxVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We went here expecting a large seafood selection, with pasta options. Of course we didnt look at the menu, and coming from the Northeast, we are used to a seafood place having about 20+ fresh catch of the day options. Expectations aside, this place actually turned out good. Tiger shrimp and pasta with the creme sauce was very good. The antipasto appetizer was also very good. If you are looking for a shrimp,mussels, and scallops paired with pasta, this is your place. I believe they also have a bronzino, but we did not order it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 67 reviews are from the Nuvo - Seafood and Pastas reviews archive.
  • Father's Day at Cafe Nuvo
    Dekwan007
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I choose Cafe Nuvo for my Father's Day outing with my wife. Started with Ceviche sampler which featured 4 different arrangements (Mixed, Ahi Tuna, Shrimp and other I can't remember) with plantain chips. This was a great suggestion by our waitress and really enjoyed it. For refreshment I had the Sangria Mojito which was really good and my wife had a glass of Germany Reisling. Our entrees came out hot and fresh without a long delay. My grilled mahi-mahi was prepared nicely with a avacado-corn-tomatoe garnish and quinoa. My wife's fried whole snapper lacked flavour and seasoning so we asked to substitute it for the mahi-mahi; which they gladly accommodated. They prepared a new fresh entree with the mahi-mahi, plantains and rice. A+
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • they were a little off this time
    miachuckVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    i have been there a half dozen times with exceptional food and service. this visit it seems the portion size was much smaller and lacking the high quality flavor that normally has been. The service was also not as attentive as normal. I would still recommend based on my previous visits - but if this would of been my first time then i would not be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ¡Muy Bueno!
    BKDivaVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Our party of eight were quick accommodated after the hosted confused the reservation with another party of eight. We were able to negotiate two pitchers of sangria to compensate for the hassle. Snafu now settled, we were ready to order. Nuvo's Mediterranean Seafood Linguini and Pan Roasted Norwegian Salmon were awesome! Presentation competed with the amazing seasonings of each dish. We were seated outdoors which allowed you to people watch as folks strolled Espanola Way however our conversation over the food trumped the distractions on the street. This is a quality venue to definitely try while in South Beach and ¡Buen apetito!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    We had the best cold seafood appetizer! Crab legs, shrimp, oysters. Everything was fresh and yummy!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cinco de Mayo Party from Germany
    oxox111
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Cinco de Mayo in Miami....what else can I say??!!! The night started by walking up to a block party with music, energy and life. The food was tastfully developed with spices of the Mediterranean infused perfectly. The plush furniture made it cozy and romantic yet still appropriate for a company dinner. The service was very nice and helpful and willing to accomodate us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cool spot on Espanola Way
    SaksVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Not the best food in Miami but definitely an enjoyable meal if you're looking to take in the Espanola Way street scene. Sitting outside was awesome as you could witness all the people passing by, take in the warm weather and the colorful lights and architecture of the buildings around that area.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-Night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome!
    Greg
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Oh my gosh! The Lobster and seafood risotto was fantastic! I'm still thinking about it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Not Great
    Ejoyce1961
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    The fish was pretty good but way over priced and the host was down right rude. There are so many choices in South Beach I wouldn't bother with this ok place.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant Row
    samiVIP
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    Restaurant located on 'restaurant row' with mostly Italian themed food. Seated outdoors (on sidewalk) with many folks walking by trying to decide which restaurant to choose. Ambience was fine and service good. Food was only fair and cost medium to high. Salmon was overcooked and dry and Tuna came with a non-traditional sweet sauce. I will not choose it again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The place was outstanding.
    KajBall
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    The place was outstanding. Great location. Great food and great service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food-innovative
    ljcwf
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    This is a great place to go if you are on Miami Beach- a unique restaurant with great and innovative dishes including quinoa and local fresh fish. The music was a bit even when we were sitting outside so we asked them to turn it down, the waiter staff were very accomodating. I highly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • just a thought
    luisVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    typical of some ( south beach restaurants) you order a glass of wine and they bring you 2 oz for 12 bucks!! and to be honest not a very good wine selection and the food was warm at best when served. alex our waiter was a nice guy but couldn't do anything about the wine shortage. what a shame great ambience and great potential but I guess owner needs extra cash...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood spot
    DinerVIP
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    Had a great lunch. Try the lobster bisque with chorizo. Great presentation and flavor
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not recommended
    Raymond
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Crowded, bland food, noisy, cold. Had a reservation, requested a nice seat, and put in a noisy corner by the bar door where everyone stood around, despite there being many nicer empty spots that were unfilled all night. I did request the other tables and was told that we would be relocated shortly then was completely ignored all night. Will not return and do not recommend.
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  • Nearest the best of Miami Beach
    DLebedenco
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    Awesome restaurant, in a wonderful street. I think that the entres should be bigger, you have ask a appetizer before dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • merry Christmas??
    bruno
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    The restaurant was close!!! Big surprise for my Christmas night. Tks open table, tks nuvo.
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  • Food was mediocre at best.
    PaulVIP
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    Food was mediocre at best. I have the Mediterranean Seafood with linguini thinking it would be impossible for them to screw up. I was wrong.
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  • Great family get together
    groupof4
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Had a great dinner for 11 of us meeting from around the world
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • eh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    We got a red snapper. They fried it until itcompletely dried out. No flavor at all. The water had a bad taste. Very metalic.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, great service,
    JFVMTL
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Great food, great service, great atmosphere! The dishes were excellent. The server was sympatic and attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food! Great ambiance!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Fresh seafood and great service! Thanks Andre for making it an easy decision to come back with our friends'
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing Steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/2/2013
    Steak wasn't cook to correct doneness. Exchanged for 3 times. It is a $100 surf and turf steak. Steak should be taken off from the menu to avoid food waste.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NUVO NICE
    BOBBIZ
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    Excellent ambiance, service and food quality. Corvina was delicious, as was the spinach ravioli. Would recommend highly.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • beware
    WellTraveled
    Dined on 10/21/2013
    love the ambiance of Espanola Way . Nuvo seemed to be ok . The Goat cheese salad was awesome . and so was the tuna cevechi . The Grouper however was overcooked and dry . The worst part of the dinner was our waiter Alex . Had a horrible fake italian accent , and called all the women princess ( kind of offensive ) . He also tried padding the bill , so beware and check your bill ! They automatically add gratuity at most Miami Beach restaurants so don't double tip .
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  • Cafe Nuvo
    vandyvwVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2013
    We had a terrific dinner last week. The location was great, a nice change from the traffic and commotion on Ocean Drive. Our waiter knew his menu well and overall added to the evening. We ordered Mahi and a grilled fish platter special, both of which were excellent. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a break from hotel dining or Ocean Drive in South Beach.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.