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Banquet Room - Nuvolari's, Mandeville, LA
Outdoor Patio - Nuvolari's, Mandeville, LA
Nuvolari's, Mandeville, LA
Nuvolari's, Mandeville, LA
Nuvolari's, Mandeville, LA

Nuvolari's

4.5
4.5
1113 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 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary American, Contemporary Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • 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

What 1,113 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northshore

    Best Overall

  • Northshore

    Best Food

  • Northshore

    Best Service

  • Northshore

    Best Ambiance

  • Northshore

    Best Value

  • Northshore

    Good for business meals

  • Northshore

    Good for groups

  • Northshore

    Neighborhood gem

  • Northshore

    Good for special occasions

  • Northshore

    Lively

  • Northshore

    Most Booked

1,113 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was fresh and delicious! A good selection of items for different taste buds!

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  2. RobertM

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    As with everyone else, shortage of staff so service was lacking.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious dinner, great atmosphere, exceptional service. Devon was our waitress and she was amazing with our many requests and attentiveness!! Will definitely be returning.

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  4. LisaNola

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    I guess I’m comparing the old Nuvolari’s to the new Nuvolari’s. The food is not nearly as good. Caesar salad meh—not a true Caesar. The chicken parm was very tasty and hot (temperature). The shrimp pasta dish I wouldn’t order again—the pasta was hard to find and the dish was lukewarm. The cheesecake was good, but not outstanding. The best part of the meal was the outstanding service that Devin provided. She went above and beyond and had a sweet sense of humor.

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  5. Anna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal was unforgettably delicious, and our server Devon was as delightful and attentive as can be. We will be counting down the days until we can return to Nuvolari’s.

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  6. PeterR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Unfortunately not as good as last time visited Meal was ok a little disappointed I was introducing the restaurant to a new person Sadly he wasn’t impressed Noise was high and distracting Service was good

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  7. MarcelJ

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Redfish dish was outstanding. Hot Italian bread and butter excellent. Caesar salad was not very good. Was more like a chopped lettuce salad. Romain was very lacking.

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  8. MattM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Devon was a great server, recommended great dishes. Everything was wonderful.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    This was my first time attending this restaurant & I had high hopes due to it being in the area for so long. I will begin by saying that the food was very good. My friend and I shared the beets w/ buratta, warm olives, rigatoni alla vodka, and redfish piccata. However, the ambiance and service left much to be desired. The decor needs to be updated & there was an odd smell when being escorted to our table. We then waited for 10 minutes before our server came to get our drink order and he was not very friendly. Also, he did not tell us the fish or soup of the day; we had to ask. For paying around $100/ person, I expect friendlier and more attentive service. I will not be in a rush to return. There are restaurants w/ the same caliber of food but w/ better service and ambiance.

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  10. RobertF

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had drinks at the bar then had dinner at a table for two. This was our third visit and the restaurant was terrific.

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  11. alfredB

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    our first visit since the new ownership took over. I was close friends with previous ownership/management. Wanted to give them time to hit stride. Was pleasantly surprised. A bit expensive, but good. We will be going back. Had osso bucco and pane veal/lasagna. And a bottle of Quilt. Nice meal.

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  12. Bella

    New Orleans

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This has become a restaurant worth returning to on multiple levels not just customer service in food, but all of it has been upgraded

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Celebrating a friends birthday

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food. Attentive wait staff. Manager stopped at our table to ask how we were enjoying our dinner. Truly interested in the guests.

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  15. kathleen

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    So many early eaters it was full by 7 pm. Clearly at least one man down, our drinks took so long. But we still loved it

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  16. Jump

    New Orleans

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    It was hard to hear at a table of four. Service and food was excellent! Room was quite warm.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating anniversary with friends for my deceased husband.

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  18. TimM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Devon, was great. The atmosphere was perfect. The food was great.

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  19. JohnKav

    Shreveport

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Veal Lasagna was amazing. Eggplant app really good. We will go again.

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  20. Foodie

    New Orleans

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was amazing! Our server Alexis was very attentive, friendly & very sweet. Restaurant was packed….. good news for new owners! Loved it

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  21. Live2eatNO

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Loved duck and garganellini. Pasta tasted homemade. Got there at 6. Got busy later on. I had not been there for 30 years. So surprised how good food is. Totally new menu. I will go back soon

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  22. NinaW

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The dining experience was amazing. delicious, and great presentation!

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  23. Bella

    New Orleans

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Well, I wish I could remember our servers name - cute as a button and evidently helps out when they need it - college girl. Anyway, she was about as perfect as wait staff comes and we were very happy she was ours. Second, we had sort of quit coming here because it was too heavy Italian for us - although good just not what we want a lot of - this chef from Jacmal's has made this worth coming to over and over and over and in fact we already have our next reservation. We had a lot of what was on the menu and had no complaint about any of it. New Owners/Managers and it shows in all the good ways.

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  24. JamesB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there but definitely not my last. Menu was easy to decide from and customer service from Alexis was impeccable.

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  25. ryand

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent, and the wait staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend.

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  26. PeggyGros

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our meal, was our first time there and we enjoyed it. We will definitely return.

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  27. TammyS

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Food and service were good. Unfortunately , we were seated closer to the front door raised level. The front door slams every time someone walks in. Also, the smokers stand right outside the front door and smoke. So we had the pleasure of smelling smoke while trying to enjoy our first night out in two months. The restaurant also had a large function in the back room which meant they all had to walk right past our table. Not a good experience

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We tried the 40th anniversary menu and it was exceptional. We ordered two different appetizers, entrees and desserts. They also do happy hour on Thursday.

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  29. CarrieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nuvolari’s is a treasure in which its ambiance is unmatched on the Northshore. They were quite busy but the staff worked efficiently to give us a relaxed, not rushed meal. We ordered a cross section of the menu and each dish was delightful. Do not miss this special place.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great! We can’t wait to go back. Alexis was our server and she was amazing also.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Terrible terrible service!!! Food was ok. But due to terrible service won’t be going back

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  32. Cognoscenti

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The redfish piccata was the best seafood dish I have EVER eaten.

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  33. DannyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious, crab cake is a must. Our server jack was very attentive and helpful with understanding the menu. Definitely will be back soon

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  34. Anthony

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. The new menu is divine. Try the Osso Buco.

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  35. UDY78

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always! I have to say this has become my favorite restaurant! The veal and lasagna dish was perfect! I also can’t get enough of the Nuvo Spritz off the cocktail menu. I also have to say that the atmosphere is so warm and inviting it always feels so good to be there. I’m so thankful this restaurant is a part of our community!

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  36. PeterB

    New Orleans

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Nuvolari’s. We’ve been coming to the restaurant since it opened, and under new management, Nuvolari’s has stepped up the game. Interesting menu in selection and price. Nice service. Great atmosphere. Terrific wine wine list. We like dining there.

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  37. KathyT

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2023

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    New owners. Did not enjoy the food at all. Apps were marginal and cold. Entree of pork chop not hot and not very enjoyable. Wine was awesome!!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Chef sent out some special pastas and we had a very good time. Service was proper and attentive without being stuffy. Great wine list and atmosphere. I will be going back tonight actually.

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  39. DebbieP

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We’ve been to Nuvolaris many times, but we were very disappointed. The serving size of the fish was very small, and $34 each with no accompaniments. It will be a while before we gobacj.

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  40. LuLu

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was very good including the lamb ravioli and the red snapper with lump crabmeat. Service was friendly and attentive. Will definitely be back.

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FAQs

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

Nuvolari's is rated 4.5 stars by 1113 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 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Nuvolari's

246 Girod St., Mandeville, LA 70448

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Jefferson
  • Neighborhood
    Mandeville
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary American, Contemporary Italian
  • 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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