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Nuvolari’s is a warm and inviting Italian restaurant, nestled on the Northshore of New Orleans in Old Mandeville. For over 33 years, loyal customers have enjoyed Italian food, friendship and celebrations around our tables. Nuvolari’s menu features traditional Italian fare alongside creative fresh dishes. Dining options include intimate indoor seating with a relaxed exterior patio. Live music on Wednesdays and seasonal wine events keep things exciting. Our wine list is appreciated by both connoisseurs and newcomers, with a diverse selection by the glass and bottle.
Open Table consistently recognizes Nuvolari’s with Most Romantic and Neighborhood Gem awards. New Orleans food critic Tom Fitzmorris gives it four stars. Nuvolari’s– an unhurried culinary experience, just two blocks from Lake Ponchartrain. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Mandeville, LA 70448
Italian, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Music on Wednesday nights from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
Custom catering available.
Parking available surrounding the restaurant and in the rear of the restaurant.
Private Party Facilities:
Red room can accommodate up to 52 people. Tea room can accommodate up to 25 people. Main dining area available for private daytime dining events that can accommodate 85 people.
Private Party Contact:
Wallace Simmons: (985) 626-5619
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Nuvolari's Ratings and Reviews
I am a chef and restaurateur in New Orleans. My wife surprised me with a staycation on the north shore recently. We wound up at Nuvolari's largely because places closer to our hotel were closed on Sunday. I am glad that they were, because Nuvolari's was exactly the restorative meal that I needed. I spend my life obsessing over the details of fine dining minutiae, but at the end of the day what really matters is that my food is cooked and seasoned well, served by a kind and welcoming staff, in an environment that is comfortable. This is where Nuvolari's shined -- the food was delicious and our server was friendly and knowledgeable. I recommend it highly, and look forward to returning.
We arrived and were promptly seated. Atmosphere was nice and not "stuffy".
We ordered a bottle of champagne... the waitress brought out a Pinot Grigio and we caught the mistake just as she was opening the bottle.
Appetizers were OK (Carne & Formaggio and a Caprese Salad). The staff repeatedly topped off our niece's Sprite with ice water. Food arrived a full 80 minutes after ordering—all of the tables around us (which all arrived after us) were served before us. Our waitress was rude when questioned about the delay and service became standoffish afterward. The waitress didn't speak another word to our table until she brought the bill.
Oysters Carbonara was barely sauced and just warm. Fried oysters were tasty.
The Ravioli del Giorno was clearly handmade but both the filling and the pasta itself were undercooked. The sauce was OK.
I've had better meals and better service at diners and buffets. I will recommend against Nuvolari's in the future.
This is my daughter’s favorite restaurant. Took her and my wife out to dinner at the last minute. Looked at Open Table, couple of clicks, had reservations. Easy enough. Waited a little longer than usual on waitress, but we were not in a hurry. After that, service was excellent, food outstanding as always.
Our second visit.
We were not disappointed, 3 couples all celebrating our wedding anniversaries.
Priced in the upper moderate level, generally well priced relative to the quality and quantity.
Varied menu options.
Decent wine list.
We were there on a very quiet Sunday evening.
Service was very attentive but, as noted, it was a very quiet evening.
Absolutely one of the best places to eat on the North Shore in Mandeville La. Staff and chef provide very comfortable dining experience. Has a wonderful Mahogany antique bar to set in and enjoy a drink. Ownership and management do an excellent job at Nuvolari's always very consistent. Food quality and pricing is excellent.
Service was way off one watress serving to many tables not do well with any. Not her fault management should have had more help scheduled. The food was mediocre at best. I haven't been to Nuvalor's in 15 years and won't go back for another 15. In the past the food was very good things have changed not for the better.
If you want to eat lunch and this place is convenient, then by all means give it a try.
If your looking for something special with great food, you will be disappointed.
I ate here, won't go back.
To many great places to enjoy eating than waste my time going back.
for the past 2 trips here, the service has been very poor. this trip was even worse. we had to send out a search party looking for our server-twice. they were out of 2 wines we ordered. potatoes were undercooked. the veal sauce was good but was not a proper piccata sauce. Asparagus were replaced (without notice) by green beans. the pork chop was very good. the cioppino was too dry.
Took a large party for my mom's 70th birthday. They were able to put us in a private room which was great. The staff was friendly and attentive. Service was a little slow at points because they were busy, but overall very good.
I have been here a few times. They food was much better a few years back. Nothing was wrong per se, but just underwhelming. That said we will continue to dine here and look forward to the food returning to its formal level.
Consistently great food over the years. Been going here for almost every special occasion I can think of and will continue to do so. Bar is a beautiful one with a nice selection of wines with wonderful bar tenders. Service is always top notch. But the good is spectacular. Decadent without being over the top. Flavors are balanced well and picked wisely.
We love sitting in John's section on Saturday nights. He is the most positive person I have ever met. The shrimp Genoa and the garlic bread and caesar salad are always fantastic. John always takes great care of his clientele and never rushes the meal. We feel like we are good friends instead of clientele.
Upon arrival we were seated immediately and our server was promptly at the table. While all of the dishes ordered were varied and quite delicious, I would highly recommend the grilled 14 oz pork chop which was outstanding. Our server remained attentive throughout the entire evening completing a very pleasurable and enjoyable dining experience.
We have eaten at Nuvolari's many times and it's always been delicious. This past Saturday was not up to their standards. My friend ordered the special ravioli and was brought something entirely different. We complained to our server who seemed to be confused as to what the specials were that night. She asked if she could bring her something else. The remaining three of us finished our meals and our friend was still waiting for hers to arrive. We tried to cancel her order, but couldn't find our server or a manager. There was no offer of a comp drink or to comp her meal. The restaurant was very crowded that night so I understand part of the problem. This is the first time we have ever been disappointed, but I'm sure we will be back.
My family all met at Nuvolari's for a belated father's day dinner. The meal was great, and the service we received was outstanding. This restaurant is a gem in Mandeville's historic lakefront. The atmosphere was relaxed and comfortable, but still dressed up for fine dining. My mom was particularly impressed that they had a Brunello (her favorite) on the wine menu.
I had the paneed veal topped with crabmeat. Both the veal and the Mushroom Alfredo pasta were fantastic. However, the veal was in a bowl with the pasta (lots of pasta!). The veal and crabmeat got lost in the past. Again, the flavors were great and I'll go back to have this dish again, but ask that it be plated instead of all placed in a bowl together.
Overall, a wonderful dining experience.
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