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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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (23)
Good for a Date (19)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
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Cozy (13)
Romantic (13)
Good for Groups (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Fun (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Casual (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Business Meals (7)
Authentic (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Seasonal (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Waterfront (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 7, 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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 7, 2018

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Romantic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 5, 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 “.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fun, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 31, 2017

One of our favorite places to eat and drink.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Nice atmosphere, food was heavy

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 20, 2017

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

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Food is Always fabulous, great service and vibrant atmosphere!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Waterfront, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Cozy, Fun, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 18, 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Groups, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Everything was great like always.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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

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·Dined on December 13, 2017

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 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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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 9, 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!!!

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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vip
 (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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