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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!
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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!
West of Cascade Road
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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