Nuvolari's

4.7
834 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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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4.6
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4.6
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4.7
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vipMichaelB
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always good and portions are generous! It’s always a great meal at Nuvolari’s.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server (Allison) was amazing! Always a great experience here every time we come.

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vipTGMR
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wallace runs a great restaurant! The food and experience is wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and very sweet, welcoming staff! We’ll definitely be back again for another date night!

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DevonL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, atmosphere and service. We will definitely return.

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Lenny
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall the experience went well with the exception of seating arrangement . Air conditioner was directly on us and needed a jacket.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great atmosphere. Good cocktails. Recommend the pomegranate martini!

Food was above average but not fantastic.

I had veal picatta. The veal was tender and the sauce was great. Capers and lemon were very well balanced. But it was served on an Alfredo sauce and fettuccine. Most of the dish was fettuccine Alfredo. Not great.

My wife had the lasagna. It was average.

The caprese salad was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service. The food was very good except for my wife’s filet. It was pretty tough for medium rare. Enjoyed our time together & will return without the steak for a meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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vipdougd
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Exactly what we were looking for within the menu

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Kris
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Only thing I think the wait staffs timing was off and didn’t give us time to think. But very courteous and professional.

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ErichL
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nuvolari’s was great. Took the wife here for our wedding anniversary. It was the first time either of us have been here. Definitely recommend this place for a nice quiet evening meal!

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FrankM
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very enjoyable meal. Service was great, not too fast not too slow. Food was delish!

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RichardT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice restaurant with gracious service, well prepared food and generous servings.

BJ
BamaJohn
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Good food. Slow service.

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vipMike
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

GALEN provided us excellent service - he was prompt, attentive, helpful, and upbeat during the entire visit. Our meals were very good - linguini and meatballs and aglio e oleo. We always enjoy dining here and will return. Do overs went well at home too!

During this time of pandemic response and COVID guidelines, Nuvolari's offered some some very positive and one negative response. Alternate tables were not set and not used, thus allowing for more than required social distancing of dining parties. This was great and made us very comfortable. Our server work a mask as required by state guidelines. This was greatly appreciated. However, we noticed two of four other servers and two bar personnel roaming the facility and serving customers without wearing masks. This included serving food at customer tables. Some increased compliance in this arena would have improved our experience and made us much more anxious to return very soon. We will return, but hope compliance improves in the interim.

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EddieA
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night place. Atmosphere and great food.

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meshgearfox
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was fantastic, from the service to the meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

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vipTellitlikeitis
New Orleans
154 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Group of 6 on a recent Saturday night. We had a mixture of entrees- veal piccata, veal panee, refish & oysters carbonara. All were good. Good drinks from Dave at the bar and good service by Alison. A good solid-know what you are going to get-place in old Mandeville. Being open on Sunday night is a big plus.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, wait staff and ambiance was amazing as always!!

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JudyH
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quality and friendly with excellent food and service

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DanL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was excellent. I would recommend this place to all my family and friends.

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Pudegirl
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great dinner. Food was incredible. Will definitely return again.

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Tiffany
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing from the service to the food! We had reservations, so we got our table right away. Mr. Bergeron was our waiter for the night and he was very knowledgeable about the menu and his services were great. Calli was our hostess, and she was also great. All the staff were very friendly. We will definitely be returning.

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JoniS
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely great food as always! Waitress was knowledgeable and extremely friendly. She new the menu well. Made suggestions : service quick and always attentive but not a pest.
One of our favorite places to go

KM
KevinM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, service and atmosphere. I first dined here 30+ years ago and have never had a bad meal or experience. Highly recommend.

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ElizabethC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loved this restaurant. It was our first time. Food is fantastic and huge portions.

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Rubehole
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought some work friends from out of town here. This was my 3rd time here and their first. Everything was excellent from the drinks to the cre
crème brûlée.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience. Our server was amazing and made our experience the best!! Food was excellent and will for sure be back!!!!

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FranH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very good. One dish wasn’t good. The oyster pasta entree but everything else was delicious. Great waiter. Saia

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had 8 people at our table for dinner. Everything was perfect. Food came out all together. Steaks were done perfectly. Everyone enjoyed their meals.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Entrees were delicious, calamari was okay was served a lot of batter at the bottom and tasted like it was fried in fish fry batter. We were also stared down by this elderly couple cause we were a gay couple. Other than that entrees were great

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MelissaW
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a must! Birthday date night with Husband and they made it perfect in everyway. You can definitely tell the cook had pride in his food because the way the flavors paired with each other is art. We got chargrilled salmon with orzo basil, raspberry tomato sauce. AND I must say the CHOCOLATE MARTINI IS AMAZING!
MIGHT I JUST ADD:
I think that restaurants should keep at 50% capacity So that the staff could pay more attention to guest. Have food brought out quicker , more efficient with orders and it’s so much more private. Loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fantastic meal. The Scallops, crab and shrimp linguine were unbelievable.
I’ll be back for sure.

JK
JamesK
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only thing negative I could possibly mention is that the scallops were a little over cooked. But, other than that everything was perfectamundo!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our experience was fine; however Nuvolari’s did not have our reservation booked through Open Table, which was confirmed by Open Table one day prior!!!!!’

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honey
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience!

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Charlie
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent. Great presentation. If you want a restaurant where you can have a conversation and hear your guests, this is it!

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vipSlp2live
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was wonderful
Our waiter was still in training and needed more polish.

Still highly recommend

FAQs

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

Nuvolari's is rated 4.7 stars by 834 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.