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Nuvolari's

4.2
4.2
961 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Please call the restaurant directly to book reservations for Fridays and Saturdays!

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!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Phone number

    (985) 626-5619

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Tony Hustad

  • Catering

    Custom catering available.

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    Mandeville

  • Cross street

    Jefferson

  • Parking details

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

  • Entertainment

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

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 961 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. j

    jrgr

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good food, excellent service, great ambiance
  2. BB

    BarbaraB

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant on the Northshore. Love the Oyster & Fontina
  3. CB

    ChristianB

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Nuvo's is back! We are long time customers, we actually got engaged at Nuvo's so it is our spot. There had been a decline in quality due to pandemic related supply issues and staffing so we were apprehensive although it is one of our favorite spots. I can say this meal was one of the best Nuvo's experiences we've ever had period. Food was on point and amazing. It's good to see one of the Northshore's preeminent fine dining establishments back and better than ever.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent and arrived in a timely manner. Servers were attentive and courteous. This restaurant was a particular choice for us for an elegant meal on a Sunday evening when virtually no other fine dining establishments were open. It was not super crowded and the atmosphere was great. It was a very good experience. The manager greeted us and inquired about our experience.
  5. FL

    FoodLover

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was very attentive, plus very knowledgeable about the menu. She helped us make the perfect selections. The food was also impressive.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Husbands Birthday on a Monday night, food was outstanding! Best meal I’ve had in a while, oven roasted fish with crabmeat with mashed cauliflower and broccolini. The restaurant was crowded and was only Monday night. Service was little slow but worth the wait!!! I was very very impressed, will go back again
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a great time at Nuvolari’s! The food was amazing and service was great. I kind of wish they would have something memorable for my birthday but besides that I had a great time!
  8. N

    Ness

    New Orleans

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Canceled our reservation 1.5 hours before dinner because no staff showed up, and they didn't open. Reservation was made 3 weeks in advance so we could eat before the 4th of july fireworks show, and would not have to battle the crowds for dinner. Seems this is becoming a pattern if you look through other reviews. Very disappointed! Luckily another restaurant was very sympathetic and able to get us in last minute. Thank you Rip's on the Lake!
  9. D

    Doug

    New Orleans

    33 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We arrived to see a sign on the door—“closed labor issues”. We get it—it’s hard to get help. But a restaurant should respect its customers enough to notify open table so that a reservation can’t be booked.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    It was our first time eating in your restaurant, the food was so delicious. The only issue we had was the light above our table would flicker on and off and it was extremely hot. These two thinks will not keep us from coming back. Thank you for a wonderful experience
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a very delicious dinner for Father’s Day with family. Everything was so good. Calamari, Genoa Shrimp, Manicotti was excellent!! Will be back again soon!
  12. NS

    NorthShoreAnnette

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Father's day menu was very pasta heavy, only two options that weren't pasta dishes. I didn't realize the normal menu wasn't being served. That said, food was delicious. Service was marred by a server who was either inexperienced or distracted. My father ended up not eating as the pasta dish was too heavy for him. I asked that it be boxed and ordered a French onion soup with extra bread on the side. First, the soup was boxed to go. When I inquired where it was, she took it away, and returned with a disassembled soup, with the cheese croutons on the side and no extra bread. Her attitude was that it was my fault. Not a good experience at all.
  13. MI

    MariaI

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Celebrate Father’s Day
  14. JT

    JackT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a clean,convenient location in Mandeville with professional staff and great food
  15. H

    Houstonlover

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    The restaurant looks nice, very typical old world Italian. We were exited to try it for my birthday as the menu looked delicious. However the food was horrible. The salad was drowning in dressing, my veal piccata was paper thin tasteless something that was drowning in cream sauce of some kind and so salty you couldn’t eat it. The fish dish was also so salty that’s all you could taste. Totally inedible. Will not be back.
  16. MW

    MarshaW

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Atmosphere was nice & quiet on a Thursday evening. Food & drinks were outstanding. Service was great, also.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    All of the food was absolutely delicious! The bread with butter and garlic was my favorite. However, I will say that the service left quite a bit to be desired. My parents and I have been coming here for 10 years. This past Monday night, it took two hours for the main courses to come out, and another 25 minutes for the waitress to pick up the check. While I understand short staffing, as I work in a restaurant, I don’t understand how another four-top next to us, who was seated 30 minutes after us, received their meals and were out the door prior to us even getting our main courses. When I asked the waitress about this, who was very kind, her response was “the kitchen closed the ticket before making it but they’re starting on it now.” This was after we had been waiting an hour already. (No compensation or apology was offered, they “ran out of bread”, and were out of multiple main courses.) For an upscale restaurant with prices reflecting that, the experience became demoted after feeling like our table was forgotten. Again, the food was absolutely delicious! Unfortunately, by the time the food came out, we were all very ready to leave and probably will not be back.
  18. CC

    CindyC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    The server was lovely but the food was not worth the price. We have been to Nuvolari’s many times in the past and returned yesterday for a date night. The food seemed to have a different flavor and contain lower quality ingredients. This restaurant has been worth the splurge in the past- but not this time. I don’t think we’ll be back.
  19. B

    Boudreaus

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and awesome old-school atmosphere. Our waitress was excellent as well. If you love classic Italian food with a Louisiana spin you will love this place.
  20. C

    Christine

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved, loved Nuvolari's, have been there frequently. On our last two visits, we had Jennifer as a waitress. She was terrific both times!
  21. Z

    Zdenka

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I reside in Washington DC but visit my brother when I can and we make certain we eat at Nuvolari’s, which has become my favorite place in Mandeville. I was extremely impressed by our waiter, who recognized me from my visit a year ago, she was as professional and knowledgeable about the menu as she was last year and one of the reasons I come back to this place
  22. RF

    RobertF

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    We usually have a great experience at Nuvolari's, but not this time. They were out of our favorite item on the menu, it was loud and my wife's food was not that fresh. Maybe supply chain issues.
  23. C

    Carebear

    Memphis/West TN

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything was quite good. The fish was cooked just right. Go a couple of blocks down to the lake and watch the sunset after your meal.
  24. GS

    GregoryS

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent Appetizers, oysters, scallops, Meatballs are all highly recommended. Nice ambiance but one patron at the bar seemed intent on making sure everyone at the restaurant knew he was having a good time. Excellent service. Will be back soon!!! Really great place.
  25. ME

    MariaE

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The fresh bread was amazing. The fettuccini Alfredo with added chicken was great too. The potato soup with sausage and a hint of Cajun seasoning was perfect.
  26. f

    frankr

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Waiter not very attentive. Didn't tell us all the specials (which we heard by the server behind our table. And, we would have tried one of them. It was my wife s birthday, and he didn't add to the experience to our first visit to your restaurant. Other restaurants ask if you are celebrating an occasion (which I put on the reservation), but there was no mention of it by waiter. He was outside on front area instead of paying attention to our needs. (Filling glasses with beverages) .I asked for more bread and butter and I felt he really didn't want to get it for us. I would recommend your restaurant but not that waiter.
  27. JB

    JBDB

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our first visit to Nuvolari's. We truly enjoyed our food and the service. Our dinner was not rushed and all of the courses were prepared when ordered and served at just the right temperatures. Our food was well prepared and delicious. Kudo's to the owner, the chef, the wait staff, and all involved. Thanks to all Great experience! Highly recommend
  28. C

    Canjunman12345678901234

    Seattle

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, atmosphere, Wally made incredible cocktails at bar and is always so pleasant you do not want to leave to sit at your table. Of course sitting down entire different stellar experience. Bread, appetizers and entrees were all incredible. One of the best Easters we can remember. Galin was the bomb. He raised the bar for excellent service. Suggest checking your stock on Dopff & Irion, Brut Rose, Cremant' D'Alsace. We could not stop ordering.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Staff here is always too young too Uninformed and inexperienced plus a know it all Waitress always ruins the Meal here The Hot Italian Bread was the best item so was the Fried oysters over spinach …. Though very very salty
  30. Y

    Yolanda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed drinks at the bar. The food was excellent. We had appetizers, drinks, entrees, and dessert. We all had fish and it was delicious. The prices have gone up a bit but that’s expected. I’d recommend this restaurant !
  31. VF

    VinceF

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Table too close. Noisy patrons. Other than that it was very enjoyable. Only wished they had outdoor seating
  32. MH

    MikeH

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Service slow and poor
  33. MW

    MichelleW

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    The food is always excellent, unfortunately I can’t say the same thing about the service. We had dinner reservations this past Monday at 8 pm and were seated right away. Unfortunately, it all went downhill from there. Our waitress was either brand new or didn’t feel like being there. We had to flag her down for drinks and appetizers. Once we received the appetizers, she walks off and doesn’t even bother to take our order. I had to flag another waitress down just to get our waitress just to take an order. BTW…. We sat there with finished appetizers and empty drinks. When she finally came to take our order, she was RUDE. She looks at both of of and says “What do you want?” I mean really! We’d like another drink and to order dinner! The service was beyond PATHETIC. It’s ashame when you have a bill for 2 everytime that we go there that’s over $150. There are other places with MUCH better service! She was a young blonde headed waitress. We never had a chance to get her name cause she was pretty much nonexistent!
  34. l

    localyokel1976

    New Orleans

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding dinner experience! We went there to celebrate our anniversary and we had an amazing meal. One of the better wedge salads I’ve ever had. The homemade blue cheese dressing was out of this world. We had a great filet as our main course. Very fresh and tasty. We can’t wait to go back.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Evening!! We celebrated our daughter’s birthday at Nuvolari last night. The setting/ambience is fantastic, the food was wonderful, the cocktails and wine were terrific and the service was incomparable! Tiffany has waited on us both times we were here. She remembered so much about our first visit, we were amazed! She helped my husband with his wine selection, recalling what she’d suggested/he’d ordered before… a great suggestion, by the way! Tiffany definitely made the evening more personal, memorable and special for our daughter and us.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about this restaurant! Our server (Larise) was personable, friendly, and genuine. Food presentation was just lovely, and food was delicious. We had oyster and Fontaine appetizer, garlic and Oliver oil pasta, lasagna, and the death by chocolate cake (yum and big enough for 4 normal eating people). Espresso coffee with orange liquors for dessert. What a great night. We are early (5:30pm when it wasn’t too busy. Womens bathroom stall door was missing a wood slat so privacy could be an issue for some.
  37. SD

    SarahD

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My husband and I ate at Nuvolari's during a little anniversary staycation. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and meal there. The food was great, and the service was perfect. We loved the fact that we weren't rushed through our meal, unlike many restaurants interested in turning over tables quickly. If we're ever in the neighborhood again, we'll be sure to go back for more.
  38. N

    Natalie

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We always thoroughly enjoy Nuvolari's. Wonderful atmosphere, excellent service, delicious food. Only thing I would like to see changed is something other than wild rice offered with grilled fish. This has been served with the fish for years & it's very mediocre. Just not up to par with everything else on menu. Other than that everything at Nuvolari's is exceptional!
  39. SY

    SteveY

    New Orleans

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Been a fan for many years. This time it was ridicules, as a manager I would be ashamed to put a meal out like the one I we had.
  40. WK

    WhitneyK

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good just needs to be hotter when served and not just warm

FAQs

Nuvolari's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (985) 626-5619.

Nuvolari's is rated 4.2 stars by 961 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Nuvolari's

246 Girod St., Mandeville, LA 70448

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Jefferson

  • Neighborhood

    Mandeville

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

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

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tony Hustad

  • Entertainment

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

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (985) 626-5619

  • Catering

    Custom catering available.

  • 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

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