About Noto's Old World Italian Dining

"Where good taste never ends, you know it's Noto's!" Because first impressions count, the Noto's family has given special attention to making a strong, solid & respectable statement with the building's exterior & entry. You'll find a grand stone building with multiple entries. Noto's is not only a fine-dining restaurant, but a large banquet facility. The old world atmosphere of the interior speaks of quality & care. Noto's lounge has live music, a gracious but casually elegant dining room with a massive wine list recognized by Wine Spectator Magazine, & spectacular authentic Italian foods! A new banquet entryway features a white marble spiral staircase with a glistening chandelier. The staircase ascends to a ballroom & descends into the newly completed Wine Cellar with thousands of bottles of wine & a new dining area for our Chef's Dinners. Dining spaces in the cellar are semi-private brick arched spaces with individual chandeliers. A must see!

6600 28th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, European

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm Facility available for non-scheduled hours by special arrangement. This also includes special holiday gatherings!

Cross Street:
West of Cascade Road

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(616) 493-6686

Website:
http://www.notosoldworld.com/

Entertainment:
Noto's has live entertainment in the lounge Wednesday through Saturday evenings from 7:00pm - 10:00pm. The Tommy Hagen Trio entertains guests on Wednesday evenings (visit www.notosoldworld.com for details on The Tommy Hagen Trio); please call Noto's for more information regarding Thursday through Saturday night entertainment. Our guests will be entertained with class, professionalism, versatility & fun! Reservation Confirmation Message: As Aristotle said, "Excellence is not an act it's a habit." The Noto Family translation - When you visit and experience Noto's once, you'll have to come back! Thank you for choosing Noto's Old World Italian Dining. Should your plans change please let us know. We look forward to serving you. If you are not dining in the new Wine Cellar, don't leave before seeing it! We would be delighted to show you for your next visit to West Michigan! www.notosoldworld.com

Catering:
We have a complete catering menu on our website at www.notosoldworld.com. Many dishes can be prepared for take-out for small groups & off-site catering for large groups is available.

Parking Details:
Noto's has ample parking for most events. When needed there is street parking available, along with municipal parking for evening events within walking distance.

Public Transit:
Local cab services, along with town car and limousine services can provide transportation. Many nearby hotels will provide transportation to Noto's on request. Please call us if you need assistance in making local arrangements.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please see the "Private Dining" tab in the top right corner for details regarding our special event options in our gorgeous, spacious, banquet facilities.

Noto's Old World Italian Dining Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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4.3

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79% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (10)
Good for a Date (10)
Special Occasion (10)
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Notable Wine List (10)
Business Meals (9)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Romantic (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Worth the Drive (5)
Authentic (4)
Cozy (4)
Live Music (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Casual (1)
Fun (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

The food was OK but not what we expected. The veal was burn at the edges, the potatoes had no flavor. The veggies were good. The calamari was a little bit saggy, but were tasty. The pork was not different from the pork I would buy at Costco and warm up. Nothing impressive.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 3 days ago

My wife and I joined five of our closest friends to celebrate my retirement. Everything about the meal was excellent from the Proseco suggested by Chad, the Somilier through the deserts. We tried several appetizers, and each had a different main course. All were exceptional and very authentic. At the end of the meal, Chad gave us a tour of the wine cellar and special dining room. All in all a great evening with great food, drink, and service.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful restaurant to have Valentine’s Day dinner. Service was outstanding and the food and wine are unmatched. A little pricey but that’s to be expected upon arrival.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined 5 days ago

This is my go-to restaurant when I want a fantastic meal out. Service is always exemplary, as is the food selection. Always get a 'different' bottle of wine as they have a tremendous selection. You can't go wrong choosing Noto's.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Cozy, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had a great meal for our 3-year anniversary, complete with a complimentary dessert. We were very pleased that we were able to talk without having to raise our voices at all. The service was very attentive and accommodating.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Delicious food, superb wine selection and very knowledgeable staff. Love to sit in the lounge and hear great live music.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great place to have delicious food - most recommended beef wellington, and superb desserts. Extensive wine list and great service. True tastes of Italy, great for romantic birthdays and special occasions. It is very nice when the owners take their time to visit with each table, chat with their costumers, and oversee the operations closely.

Tags: Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The meal was spectacular. This was lovely Italian in every regard. The sommelier was slow to our table but recovered with a good recommendation. Noto's has shown a new page. We were very pleased.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Good all around.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Be sure to get a "tour" of the wine rooms and downstairs facilities - gorgeous!!!

Tags: Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Never have had a bad meal ,never had a bad experience at Noto’s .
Always great service great food and a great family.

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Food was atrocious to say the least. Anitpasti board was average at best & risotto was literally soup. Completely unacceptable. Wine is the only redeeming quality of this restaurant.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great service and atmosphere. Our waitress was very personable and was very attentive

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 29, 2017

This was an after Christmas family dinner. Overall our experience was good. There were very few people in the restaurant when we dined and we found the temperature in the building to be cold. Because of the limited number of people, the music coming from the bar was loud and we were not able to enjoy conversation at a normal voice level. We would not recommend Noto's for a family dinner again especially with teen age children----the menu was not especially pleasing to them.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 23, 2017

An exceptional dining experience: attentive, friendly service; excellent food, wonderful ambiance, all perfectly accompanied by live jazz.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great ambiance. They also have a very neat area for group meetings/dinners.

Tags: Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 22, 2017

As always fantastic!!

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Outstanding food and wine delivered with warmth and professional service.

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Was served meatball with cold, raw meat in the center. Wine did not arrive until mid-meal because nobody had key to wine cellar.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 12, 2017

I was not allowed to eat because I was wearing a hat.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on October 30, 2017

The food was only ok, certainly not what I would expect for the price. Also, in my reservation I stated that this was for my mom's birthday. No mention was made. No happy birthday. Nothing. This is not acceptable.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Service was good, but food was not all that good. Not too favorable, bland, did not feel fresh. Was not what I expected. Service was good. At least

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Great food, service and ambiance!

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on October 7, 2017

First time eating at Noto's and the food and service were excellent. I highly recommend Noto's.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Live Music
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The service was great but the food was the star of the night. Amazing!! Very friendly staff, that gave us a tour of the wine cellar and entire restaurant.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great food, good service, $$$. Plenty of seating. Good for casual or more formal dining.

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Music, Authentic
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Noto's is a little out of the way for the general Grand Rapids market but it is an easy drive by using I-96 and 28th Street. The wine list is incredible (regularly recognized by WineSpectator) and there is knowledgeable and friendly assistance for those less familiar with the extensive list of vintages. We tried specials on the menu - both were flavorful and delivered on the promise of their description. However, the standard dishes are of great quality and the selection would satisfy a wide variety of palates. My experience has shown predictably high quality service - friendly, helpful and patient. This is a great room for conversation since the tables are well spaced and the room quiet. I highly recommend Noto's - not the lowest cost but a great value for a great meal. Oh, and save room for desert.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on October 3, 2017

I enjoyed Noto's new menu. I had the pumpkin ravioli. The new chef came out to talk and that was a lot of fun listening to him. I wish the decor was a little more modern but I can't eat the decor so I guess it doesn't matter.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Quiet Conversation
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Pretty expensive for the quality and quantity of food and drink. Not very satisfying overall.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Service and food were awesome. We enjoyed a birthday dinner for one of our guests. Our server overheard us toast Happy Birthday to one of our guests and after dinner before we ordered dessert, our server comes out with this beautiful dessert with a lit candle with the words Happy Birthday written in chocolate on the plate. Our guest was delighted and it was a total surprise to all of us. Noto's made her celebration very special and memorable. Thank you to our server and the chef and to the Noto Family for their incredible hospitality.

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Special Occasion, Healthy, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great Food! Our waiter was a bit slow, taking him 20 min to get to our table and another 10-15 to bring our drinks. However, the bar manager Chad who is extremely knowledgeable, came to our table and helped make our experience fantastic! Definitely recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 8, 2017

We celebrated four September birthdays. Our server was great and she complimented our group. Food was exemplary and the drinks prepared perfectly. The salmon special was voted as the best dish of our group of six. Tony spoke with us and he introduced us to the Hell's Kitchen chef. A lovely time was had by all.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on August 15, 2017

The food was cold and the chicken was not cooked. sorry this was a disappointment for my wife on her names day

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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 10, 2017

We had a wonderful Birthday & Anniversary dinner. The food was excellent. The owner and the Exuctive Chef took the time to stop by our table to ensure everything was great.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on August 9, 2017

I dine at Noto's about once a year, and this year took my daughter in for her 50th birthday. There were 5 of us in our party and we all ordered something different, so that we could sample different plates. Everything was absolutely fantastic. Service was excellent. I did have to order my iced tea twice before I finally got it, but they didn't end up charging me for it. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants a fantastic luxury dinner out with family and friends without having to spend their entire paycheck on the meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Noto's is such a gem of a place - fantastic food, family owned, and an elegant atmosphere. We are delighted every time!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Excellent food, excellent service. Cant go wrong here, and the wine list is 42 pages long... you will find something you like here.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 28, 2017

This family owned and operated establishment is truly a gem and Italian foodie nirvana. The meatball was succulent and moist without being overly spiced. We'll worth it as an appetizer and large enough to share for two. My salad was well seasoned as was my wifes. The entrees were heavenly my steak was cooked to the perfect temperature and my wife's ravioli was light and the sauce was rich and creamy without being overwhelming. Our desert was over the top wonderful. The tiramisu was one of the best I've ever had. The wait staff was friendly and familiar with the menu so as to have been able to answer any questions we had. The wine list may seem overwhelming but the Somalia was informative friendly. My family heritage is Italian so it is difficult for me to find Italian food that I can be satisfied with. This is one of best Italian restaurants I've eaten at and I would be proud to recommend Noto's to anyone that loves great Italian food.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Amazing!!!! Set the bar for customer service.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Great Entre. Small appetizers. Very elegant place. Which they should tell you that. From out of town and felt very underdressed. Everything ala carte. Kinda pricey.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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