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  1. Distance: 1.60mi
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  3. Distance: 6.77mi
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About Nuvolari's

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!

246 Girod St.
Mandeville, LA 70448
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Jefferson

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(985) 626-5619

Website:
http://www.nuvolaris.com/

Entertainment:
Music on Wednesday nights from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

Catering:
Custom catering available.

Parking Details:
Parking available surrounding the restaurant and in the rear of the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Tony Hustad

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

Additional:
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

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4
3
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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (18)
Special Occasion (18)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
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Romantic (13)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Cozy (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Worth the Drive (8)
Authentic (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Casual (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Business Meals (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Fun (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Great for Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Waterfront (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

The service was great, food was exceptional & everything was handled by friendly courteous staff.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 6 days ago

Meatballs appetizer was cold. Slow bar service. Food was very good, loved the ambiance. Restaurant was a little cold. We’ll be back for sure.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 7 days ago

Food was very average. Service was good though. Veal Marsala was my entree and the sauce taste like it was out of a can. Just overall better options available around town

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 7 days ago

Haven't been in a long time and we were very pleased with the meal, service and price. We will be back a lot sooner!!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great place to bring a friend for good meal and a quiet evening

Tags: Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

WAiter smelled strongly of cigarettes. He obviously doesn’t wash the stink off his hands as he serves food. It is gross that he smelled so strongly.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Horrible ingredients, their cheese/meat tray was the nastiest thing I have ever been served at a restaurant.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Good food, great service. Will definitely return!

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

We have a group of friends that get together monthly for dinner. Decided to try Nuvolari’s this month. What a wonderful experience! We’ll definitely be returning! Great atmosphere. Great food!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The food was delicious , the service was impeccable. The restaurant feels warm and welcoming. It is my favorite place to dine.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Fun, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Excellent food, service, and atmosphere.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 25, 2017

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.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The service was very slow and all the food, appetizers, soup and entrees came to the table cold. We had to grab whoever walked by to get refills and items we needed. Food was good but not worth the price or wait.

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 (Mobile)·Dined on October 22, 2017

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.

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·Dined on October 17, 2017

The food was great. The wait staff was perfect. Lidia was a pro. She did not bother us but did not leave us wanting. Good drink selection.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 25, 2017

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.

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·Dined on September 14, 2017

Took friend for birthday dinner. We really enjoyed the beef tips and grilled fish. I hadn't been here in over 20 years and it brought back fond memories. Service was great!

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Fun, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Only one complaint. I asked for my leftovers to go. It was a small piece of fish and green beans. Was disappointed to find only green beans in the container. Was really looking forward to that fish.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Excellent food, ambience, and service. Highly recommended.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Excellent service from Monica. Excellent food.
Greeting upon arrival was non existent.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Nuvolari's was top notch from wine selection to the authentic Italian menu you will not be disappointed!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Fun, Casual, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Have always liked visiting this restaurant, nice ambiance and good service. My friends liked their meals, mine was rather overdone. Will try again.

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 13, 2017

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.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Service would have been perfect if it had not been that they totally ignored my online request for table seating. Otherwise our server was great and the food was delicious.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Live Music, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Wonderful service and meal as usual. Excellent outing for the evening. The Pork Chop entrée is a wonderful filling meal. Juicy and tender as usual.

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Disabled Access
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Amazing! Best start to finish meal me have ever had!!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Excellent evening with superb culinary delights and warm heartfelt service. We look forward to returning.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 27, 2017

We have dined here many times and love their food. I would highly recommend it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Normally very good. Off night. Canaloni was average at best. Martini was bad and normally perfect. Appetizers was very good.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Great 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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