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Nuvolari's

4.6
545 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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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!
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(985) 626-5619
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Tony Hustad
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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.
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Private party contact
Wallace Simmons: (985) 626-5619
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Catering
Custom catering available.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Jefferson
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Parking details
Parking available surrounding the restaurant and in the rear of the restaurant.
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Entertainment
Music on Wednesday nights from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 545 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Very nice....good food good service nice ambiance

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Food was awesome tonight! We tried the scallop appetizer and we weren’t disappointed. Food is always great but tonight seemed even better. If you have never dined here its time to try it. We drive 1 1/2 hours to get here and it’s so worth it! Our favorite place to eat.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful place!! The food was fabulous, it has a Cajun flare to Italian food and the deserts are so good!

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

good little place , a little over priced but in this town you pay for what you can get.
all good

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food was great! The service was not as good as usual. Very loud table next to us and our server told us they were short staffed. It is usually a nice quiet restaurant 🙂

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I have been visiting this restaurant for 10 years, and it only gets better!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Nuvolaris is a Mandeville icon. Lovely restaurant with good food, great atmosphere, service and bar. In a competitive business Novolaris holds it's own.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

I enjpyed a delicious 16 ounce pork chop. Very tender. Roasted broccoli and potatoes were excellent. The waitress was great.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Enjoyed an anniversary dinner. First, we were seated in a large room with just one other table of 8. They were loud and offensive so we asked to be moved to the main dining area. Our request was granted and the meal was much more enjoyable. The food was good but we overheard another waiter tell the couple next to us that soup or salad came with entrees. We were not given that option.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Food and service is consistently good!!! Great neighborhood restaurant. Highly recommend!!!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

It was my husband and I’s first time and it wouldn’t be our last. Our waitress was very helpful with picking out a bottle of wine and even our meals. The bartender even came over after we started asking questions about the wine in more detail. The food was great and we couldn’t have enjoyed ourselves any more than we did.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We love Open Table‼️ seated as soon as we arrived and service was spot on👍🏼 Wonderful evening

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great experience overall. Monica was great, answered all our questions about the menu and gave great suggestions. Hot bread with 2 butter options - regular and garlic butter. Calamari was well seasoned and very tender. Blue cheese wedge didn't disappoint. Entrees were hearty size and full of flavor. Great place for date night or casual dinner. Will be back.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Excellent! Consistently good!!

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Very good food

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Wallace was very helpful in handling our gift card situation,,,

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Favorite Mandeville restaurant for adult dining. Atmosphere is relaxed and food is excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Always great food!

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4.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Very, very pleasant experience. The staff was cordial, attentive and highly professional.

Recommended!

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

We loved our evening in this beautiful restaurant. Super cozy and the food and service was excellent!!

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent cocktails. Fun bar. Subpar seating for our special girls night out (super quiet room in the back). We were the last customers in the restaurant at 9:30pm on a Saturday night; we tried to relax while the wait staff tried to close up.

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was good. Service was excellent. Our area was chilly and rather loud, but we had a nice evening.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was amazing. The atmosphere was perfect for our date night. The restaurant is beautiful. It was my first visit and I’ll definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on January 12, 2018

What locals consider a great spot. Good food, very good service. Cozy atmosphere. Our waitress was kind and very knowledgeable.

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2018

We went for my Mom's birthday. We had a lovely table in a quiet room, which is just what we wanted. Three of us order the veal scallopini. It was very good, but heavier than is typical for that dish. I didn't have a chance to check out the rest of the restaurant, but it looked like there were areas that were quite lively as well as areas, such as ours, that were quiet and where we could easily hear each other. I would go back

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food and atmosphere! I highly recommend this for a date, special evening, or just dinner with friends.

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5.0Dined on January 4, 2018

Have been when food good, not great. Last visit everyone’s food great! Good pour on drinks. Very very cold. I am usually hot in restaurants, not this time ! Wooo it was very cold. Wanted to move to raised area, but hostess said she’d turn up heat. Got 2 sweatshirts and my coat out of car, my poor husband was still cold after several hours after we got home. Good thing for them we don’t have winter for more than a few weeks a year. Will keep this restaurant in our “go to spots “.

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2017

One of our favorite places to eat and drink.

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Nice atmosphere, food was heavy

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Our overall dining experience was very good. The service was prompt and pleasant. The food was good, nothing extraordinary but very good.

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5.0Dined on December 19, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal and evening at this very special Old Mandeville restaurant

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5.0Dined on December 18, 2017

Food is Always fabulous, great service and vibrant atmosphere!

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4.0Dined on December 17, 2017

This was for a get-together with friends for Christmas. The restaurant was very busy. There was a private party that was very loud. But, that was fine with us. The food was good. Not outstanding. But good. Service was a little slow because of how busy the restaurant was. Our server was very attentive though. Our wine and dessert was very good.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Everything was great like always.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Good: staff, food, ambiance, bar. What more could you want!

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5.0Dined on December 12, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on December 9, 2017

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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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

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!!!

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5.0Dined 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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1.0Dined on December 2, 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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