Exceptional Dining Experience
The staff and food is exceptional. The food presentation is very nice and the service is as good as it gets.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Will be back! Great food and
Will be back! Great food and drinks. Table ready upon arrival. Had a great night out here.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great, friendly service
We went for Mother's Day and everyone enjoyed the meal and the service was excellent. We weren't rushed. Valet parking was also a nice addition.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding food, service and ambience. Will definitely return.
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The pianist with a grand piano
The pianist with a grand piano playing during dinner is the perfect touch!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great night out
celebrated two graduations. service and food was excellent.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great all around!
Service, drinks, food and atmosphere were all fantastic!
Drinks:My wife is very particular about her martini, and was happy form the very first sip! (in contrast, she sends her martini back at least half the time when we go out)
Favorite meals in our group:
We were a party of 6, and two in our group had the filet - which was incredibly tender and flavorful! They gave it an A
Two in our party had the Chilean Sea Bass, and one gave it an A, one an A- (that was me - I would have liked it to have a bit more spice in the sauce)
Service was fantastic - and the ambiance was perfect for our group of 6 to talk and laugh all dinner long.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
has a unique appitizer menu
has a unique appitizer menu plates an apps are well portion wait staff did know portion size in plates that help me with my parents choice
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very, very good
My husband and I had dinner mid-week at Nuovo; it was very quiet, but quite pleasant. Service was attentive, courteous, and prompt. The menu has many tempting choices -- we ordered the osso buco and and salmon Atlantico, both of which are highly recommended. We look forward to returning here to sample more menu items and to enjoy the hip, elegant ambience...
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Show Time !
My husband and I decided to try Nuovo on a recent Saturday night before catching a show at the Hanover Theater. We had an excellent meal at Nuovo! The menu is traditional Italian/Mediterranean cuisine and very well done. I often hesitate when I see risotto on a menu (its rarely cooked properly) and with my surf&turf special I had a side dish of risotto and it was cooked perfectly! The service was excellent, the waitstaff is knowledgable and attentive and when it came time to get the bill the waitress asked me if I was going to the Hanover and if I had a membership card I was entitled to 10% off the bill! That put the perfect finishing touch to a lovely dinner at the Nuovo. We will be back! Thank you.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, service and nice ambience. Great to go on a Sunday afternoon.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Charming in every way
My family and I enjoyed a spur-of-the-moment dinner last Sunday evening.
It was most enjoyable from the service to food that everyone in my family was happy with their meal.
The 'small plate' of salmon and greens was a perfect size dinner for me while my other family members ordered traditional Italian fare.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very attentive and personable
Very attentive and personable hostess and wait staff, excellent food, chef came over to ask us about the meal. They try to please in every way. Nice decor and quiet... so you can hear your tablemates speak. With drinks and refills and dessert $114.00 for two.
Good value for an upscale restaurant.
6/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I wanted to try some place different and did not feel like driving far for dinner. We chose Nuovo for our Anniversary and we couldn't have been happier ! We'll definitely be back.The server was the best we've had in ages .Efficient but never rushed us and gave us our space. Perfect night!
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant's predecesor
This restaurant's predecesor (Tribeca) was not very good at all. Unfortunately, I may have held it against the location and was late to the party to return. The food was all wonderful and all came out piping hot which is rare these days. The menu offers enough diversity as to not slot it in as a typical Italian resytaurant on Shrewsbury St. The Antipasto Mista and the house salads were creatively presented and fresh. The Albanian Appetizer was as unique an appetizer as I have seen in a restaurant. The only downside was the service was extremely slow but we understand the restaurant was short staffed for a Monday night as they did not anticipate a number of restaurants on Shrewsbury St. being closed on Mon and for the week of the 4th.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been to Nuovo 2X recently
We have been to Nuovo 2X recently & we cannot say enough about the amazing food, exceptional service, friendly staff, & warm atmosphere. After hearing about Nuovo we tried to book a table for our anniv. through Open Table but there was no availability. We decided to call the restaurant directly & the owner was kind enough to reserve 2 seats at the bar. The meal from beginning to end was perfect. The carbonara was the best we ever had & the sea bass special was amazing. On both visits the chef & the owner checked in with us during our dinner. Highly recommend Nuovo & believe with this caliber of Italian restaurant on Shrewsbury St. there is no need to drive into the North End in Boston. Can't wait to return again.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have driven by Nuovo many times without stopping. I'm so glad we did this time! The food was delicious and the options were amazing. Our waiter, Antonio, was attentive and professional. A lovely dining experience. We will surely come back.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
From start to finish, I give an A+. Menu is exceptional - something for everyone. Food and service top notch. We can't wait to go back.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was looking for a new place for our Anniversary and went to Nuovo on a recommendation. The food and service were excellent. The Chobani Salad was amazing. The atmosphere adds to the experience, as the lighting is 'darker' in the dining room and the soft music provides a quiet feel. Perfect place for a date night or a small group of couples. Looking forward to eating there again!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superb dining experience, food was incredible. Sauces prepared as ordered. Extensive menu, pricing reasonable. Classic offerings such as chicken parm, marsala etc. but so much more beyond that: several fish options, chicken, veal, pasta, lighter versions and more. Our new favorite spot for Italian food!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed our first trip
We loved the food on our first trip to Nuovo. We did find it a little pricy, but still enjoyed our special occasion.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food
The dishes were excellent and the service was very good. Even with a large crowd on a Friday night, it was fairly quiet and easy to have a 1-1 conversation. We did notice that the chef came out of the kitchen a few times to chat with regulars or check with servers on special requests. Good to see a chef taking pride in their craft.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tried this restaurant for the first time. Had a choice of sitting in the dining area or the lounge, which had a piano player. Chose the dinning area. Place is small but not crowded. Service was good, they let me borrow reading glasses. Server answered all of our questions, all the staff was friendly. They have valet parking which is nice since Shrewsbury street can be a pain to find parking. We both liked our food very much and the portions were not huge, which was nice. Good rolls. Only downside was a limited dessert menu. Would definitely go again.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Small and excellent
A great little restaurant. Highly recommend. Excellent food and service. Prices excellet as well.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loud but lovely
Chose to eat outdoors. Beautiful night---- great food. ----great service----biut be prepared for very loud street noises. Unmufflered motorcycles, ambulance sirens and heavy traffic on a Sat night made conversation difficult . Would probably eat inside next time.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Attentive waiter, excellent food
We were seated in the bar area, near the piano player. The music was good, but it did make it hard for us to talk. In hindsight, I might have asked for a quieter table. Everyone in my party enjoyed their food. The wine was lovely and not marked up as much as in some places, so it was possible to have a nice bottle of wine without taking out a loan! We will go back.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service delicious food excellent menu Sizable portions
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Great Find in Worcester, MA
We live in RI and were picking up friends at the train station. We wanted to eat something before returning home.
Nuovo of Worcester was an unexpected gem! It was a Wednesday at 8PM and there where only a few other patrons.
We were unsure if we should stay until we entered the dinning area and smelt the food. It was heavenly.
I had the Chilean Sea Bass with Cheese Ravioli and the fish was cooked to perfection, the sauce outstanding.
Others had the Grilled Salmon or the Steak with Mushroom Risotto. All the dishes exceeded expectation.
Food was served hot, and portions were reasonable. Would highly recommend Nuovo to a friend.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice little find
In Worcester for an obligation...and due to timing, found ourselves in need of a place to eat. Went on OpenTable to see what was around and read the reviews for Nuovo and ended up there. This was a nice little find in an area that seems to be teeming with restaurants. Service was OUTSTANDING! Very attentive and very patient. Food selection was vast and endeavored in many areas of traditional italian fare with a variety of preparations. It was hard to make a decision, but my wife had the Chicken Parm with pasta...and it was delightful. I had the Chicken Scallopine with cheese ravioli, which was also excellent; however, my portions were much smaller than my wive's. The Caprese salad was fresh and tasty.
Overall, it was a very nice find!
8/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Happy birthday choice
My husband wanted a quiet restaurant for his birthday and he loves Italian--Nuovo filled the bill perfectly. We were seated at a banquette at the rear of the restaurant. Our meals were well prepared with attractive presentation. Service was leisurely, our server very attentive. We highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a quality experience at a moderate price.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The atmosphere was quiet and sophisticated. The lamb chops were delicious and served with grilled vegetables and a smooth
and creamy rice. The waitress was very pleasant and attentive.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a wonderful restaurant. My wife and I loved the atmosphere and the piano playing was excellent. The food was classic Italian with a kick and the service was top notch. Even our cappuccino was made with care and class. Try the special, you won't regret it!
We will return soon.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best restaurant in the neighborhood
We love this place. The food is outstanding and the service excellent. This was our second visit but will return many more times
in the future. Great place for a romantic dinner or for meeting friends.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good-average depending on the meal
Good place for a decent meal with moderate prices. My meatballs and ziti were good. My dates seafood with pasta was even better.
The service was very good. Attentive without being too much.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solid dining. Will return.
Food is good. Not exceptional. Server I think was new and although friendly had to be reminded a couple of a times for things that were already ordered. Comfortable room. Nice bar area with live piano. We will be back as the overall experience was very solid. Would love too see fresh Italian bread served instead of the Rudi rolls you can get anywhere. Any good Italian restaurant opens with good bread.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We arrived on time for our
We arrived on time for our reservation, and were promptly ushered to a very nice table In a quiet area as requested. We each had a glass of wine - fair number of choices available by the glass.
We shared the chobani salad - delicious! I ordered the seafood pasta fra diavolo, my husband had the chicken parm. Portions were large, we both brought home doggie bags. My pasta dish was tasty and spicy - just the way I like it, with a good amount of seafood. My husband's parm was ok, but uninspiring - but hey, it's chicken parm!! Overall, we enjoyed our experience at Nuovo and will be back.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a fabulous dinner at this Worcester restaurant after visiting the Ringling Bros. Circus at the
Worcester is about 40 min. away from our area. We looked this up on another site and were delighted
with the ambiance and our meal. The veal marsala was wonderful; the tenderloin and pot roast were also
perfect. Excellent wine list and cocktails. Highly recommend this small city gem. We eat out in the Boston
area often and this rates right up there with some of the best.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
for a special evening
Food is great - menu is great - portions are small for the price though. Not a great option for kids altogether. Pricey!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Celebrated my parents' anniversary,
Celebrated my parents' anniversary, everything was perfect!!
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was very good. And the food was wonderful as well.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everybody was so happy with the food and wants to definitely go back again! Nuovo has become my favorite restaurant! The service was amazing, the owner was phenomenal, and the food was the best I've ever had!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Definitely a return visit(s)!
This is the first time we tried this restaurant, and we were more than satisfied. We arrived around 6:00pm as we had theater tickets at 8:00pm. It appeared that everyone else in the restaurant had the same plans as it was packed. Tables were a little too close, and patrons and staff had a little trouble navigating. Since it was crowded, the noise level was a bit high but tolerable. We were immediately greeted by the owner who offered to take our drink order. In spite of the crowd, our waitress came within minutes and took our order. She was very friendly and competent. Observing the other wait staff, it was evident that training produces superior service. The food was top notch and reasonably priced. A+ rating!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Terrific Experience
The food was excellent. We had a scallop and parmesan appetizer that was outstanding. I had a very good pork osso buco and we finished with a Limoncello flute dessert that was memorable. Our waitress was terrific. Loretta (the manager or owner?) could not have been nicer or kinder. She was very patient with giving us directions to the Hanover Theatre. Even the fellows who valet parked our cars extended themselves for us.
Terrific food and staff. A very well run operation!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nuovo - Gem
I found this restaurant when looking through trip advisor - it was wonderful! The food was AMAZING! They took their time between courses and it was a perfect date night restaurant. We were from out of town and going to a show at the Hanover Theater a nice surprise was 10% off the bill on show nights. The food was fresh and delicious and very reasonably priced. If we go back to Worcester we would definitely eat there again!!
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
very nice restaurant!
Had dinner for 6 this past Saturday night. Everything was excellent. I am pretty picky about Italian food, having grown up with with a mother who was 100% Italian and a great cook. I completely enjoyed my veal parm and my brother enjoyed his veal cacciatore. The bread and salad were excellent as well. I would have liked a bit more pasta than came with my veal, but the portion of veal itself was generous. My son and I each had the chocolate torte for desert, again ~ excellent. My brother had the key lime pie and said it was the best he ever had. My wife had the cheese cake and her word to describe it was "yummy".
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and service were outstanding.
Food and service were outstanding. The piano player was excellent and added a nice touch.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food s delicious. I especially
The food s delicious. I especially liked the mushroom risotto served with my Filet Napoleon. Free valet parking makes access very convenient, despite the location on a busy street.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our family was looking to try a new Italian restaurant while the family was all home for the holidays. Nuovo was a pleasant surprise! "How have we not been here?" was the general concensus. The risotto side dish was excellent, and all of our meals were delicious. Our waitress was both friendly and attentive. We will be going back for sure! Whenever I try a new Italian place I always get the chicken parmesan (boring I know) but it was excellent and I loved the red sauce. The rest of the family indulged in the specials and they were all very tasty. Great spot! Not too loud but plenty busy.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
A rainy night in Worcester
We were greeted immediatly upon entering Nuovo and brought directly to our table. We ordered an evening special entre , Chilean Sea Bass , Spinach and raviolis. Everything was cooked perfectly . We enjoyed a 1/2 bottle of a Montalpulcino Brunello and finished with coffee and gelato for desert.
The wait staff was very pleasant and attentive . Chef and Owner , Aleksander Gjonca , came to our table to inquire about our meal and dining experience and later lead us on a tour of his beautiful upstairs function room , perfect for special occasions or corporate gatherings.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Saturday night out
This was our first time at Nuovo. I found this place on Open Table. The service was wonderful! Our waiter was attentive and very friendly. Even though we were seated at a table next to the bar, the noise level was quiet.
I liked the "lighter fare" menu. It allowed you so order some of their popular dishes without a pasta side. The food was tasty. We will be back.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM