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Nuovo Restaurant, Worcester, MA

Nuovo Restaurant

4.7
4.7
1537 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Nuovo Restaurant is located on 92 Shrewsbury St, with ample parking in the rear of the building (Hill St), and complimentary Valet Parking service. Nuovo Restaurant in Worcester is known for their friendly and exceptional serving and food quality. Serves Italian cuisine with Mediterranean flare and provides an extensive wine list. Perfect place to have dinner with family, a group of friends, or a date night.
For reservations of 7 guests or more please call at 508-796-5915 or text at 508-826-8053.
The 2 private dinning rooms with dancing floor and WIFI available are ideal for a seat down dinner up to 90 guests, or a cocktail party up to 150, and everything in between.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean, American
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (508) 796-5915
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Aleksander Gjonca
  • Catering
    Nuovo offers a large catering menu. The menu is listed on line at www.nuovoworcester.com. We can customize based on your preference. All catering inquiries must be directed to Loreta for further assistant. Please call or text Loreta at 508-826-8053 or email nuovoworcester@gmail.com for all the information you may need. <br /><br />
  • Private party facilities
    Nuovo Restaurant offers private dinning for groups of 10 to 90 guests for set down dinner and 150 guests for a cocktail style party.The private room has a beautiful, full private bar, it offers complete privacy and it has an elevator which can be accessed from the front entrance on the first floor.
  • Private party contact
    Loreta Gjonca: (508) 826-8053
  • Neighborhood
    Worcester
  • Parking details
    There is a small parking lot in the rear of the building, parking on the street, and nearby lots. Due to the social distancing, Nuovo will not provide valet parking, however there will be a parking attendant to help.
  • Public transit
    Walking distance from Union Station as well as bus stop directly in front of building.
  • Entertainment
    Nuovo offers a full bar with a 46 seat lounge area and a grand baby piano playing live music every weekend.. There are two TV's for viewing as well as a patio area for outdoor dining. The second floor offers 2 private rooms, equipped with TV monitors and Wi-Fi, one private beautiful bar and a dancing floor. There is music playing for diners but private functions may bring a DJ, band or other live entertainment for their personal usage.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,537 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central and Western MA

    Best Service

  • Central and Western MA

    Best Value

  • Central and Western MA

    Good for business meals

  • Central and Western MA

    Good for special occasions

  • Central MA

    Best Overall

  • Central MA

    Best Food

  • Central MA

    Best Service

  • Central MA

    Best Value

  • Central MA

    Good for business meals

  • Central MA

    Good for groups

  • Central MA

    Neighborhood gem

  • Central MA

    Great for fine wines

  • Central MA

    Romantic

  • Central MA

    Good for special occasions

1,537 Reviews
  1. LindaM

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    having frequented this restaurant a dozen or more times in the last year, I can say that Nuovo consistently delivers high quality food and service; its clear that they aim to provide each guest with a pleasurable experience!

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  2. harryw

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious. Waitress was very knowledgeable and helpful with our wine and food order. I would eat here again.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nuevo is a great date night place. The food is always great and the ambiance is fantastic. You would think you were in the North End in Boston. Had reservations and our table was ready when we arrived. Our waiter was great. Very knowledgeable of the menu and wine list.

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  4. cbull

    Greater Boston

    28 reviews

    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    This was my first time at Nuovo after growing up in Worcester and dining in the city often. We were there on what seemed like a busy night, which definitely impacted my experience. Our waitress seemed overwhelmed, and due to that did not check on us often, and even seemed rushed and bothered at times. We had a 6:30 res and did not get our food until 7:45 (no apps and only one drink). The food was good and came out hot, but not spectacular for the ~$30 per plate pricing. Also, My party of 4 could barely hear eachother it was so loud in the resturaunt. I may try Nuovo again on a less busy night, but it will not be my first choice in Worcester.

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  5. RuthA

    Massachusetts

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful first time experience at Nuovo Restaurant for my Valentine’s Day celebration with my husband. The food was phenomenal, waitress was amazing and provided exceptional customer service! We even got to meet the Chef who made the experience so much more memorable as he took the time to engage with us in conversation. As customers visiting from out of town, we can definitely say it was a Superb experience and recommend the fine dining at Nuovo ❤️

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  6. EddieL

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My Wife and I had an excellent Valentine's Date at Nuovo. Very romantic and the food was excellent.

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  7. BreGood

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything from the service, Michelle, to Signature Cocktails to the Food was wonderful. Highly recommend and my husband and I plan to return often.

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  8. JennD

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great date night spot. Our server, Noamy, was excellent!

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  9. MCMSR

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    At this location— Our 22nd Anniversary of our 1st date! Consistent over the years — Best Meal yet! Both entrees excellent: - Grilled octopus (double appetizer)! - Scallop+shrimp over cheese ravioli! Dessert a definite plus! - Chocolate BOMBA!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing dinner. Staff was amazing and the food was fabulous

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  11. Ah462

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went there on a date night. The service was excellent. The food was tasty but not amazing. The calamari in the cioppino was way overcooked. We had the mussels as an appetizer and they were fantastic. We would definitely go back but order some thing else

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  12. ElisabethK

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was wonderful and so was service. My granddaughter was pleased that there were vegetarian options. We will eat there again!

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  13. DebraB

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went above and beyond to make a birthday special Will celebrate there again

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  14. Widow

    Massachusetts

    108 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a special dining experience for me. I live 16 miles away and love to eat here. The food is exceptional, the service is attentive and professional.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Becky was on top of service from start to finish. We had a great window table by the bar and the food is always delicious.

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  16. BrianM

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were great as usual. I highly recommend it to people who want a great Italian meal when in Worcester. 

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  17. danielr

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really like it here. We had an early dinner and were headed over to Hanover Theater for a show. very nice place, good service and good food.

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  18. BarbaraN

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely restaurant and lovely staff.. the food? Meh.. too bad

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Becky was awesome. Drink were fabulous (chocolate raspberry martini) Lasagna was amazing

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  20. MegF

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been here a few times and never leave disappointed! Everyone at the table ate something different and everyone left happy with full stomachs!

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  21. peterp

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and staff...looking forward to my next time there.

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  22. LoriS

    Greater Boston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We called and asked if we could come in at 6 instead of 7 and we were accommodated. Everyone is professional and friendly from the hostess, wait staff and bartender. Food is delicious. Nuovo is consistently a great meal.

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  23. DavidH

    Greater Boston

    58 reviews

    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Becky was a great wait person. Enjoyed the restaurant. Excellent food. Better than Via.

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  24. johnsonra2

    Greater Boston

    57 reviews

    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you are looking for a great meal and a wonderful experience… go have dinner at Nuovo in Worcester and sit at the bar! We have eaten here many times, but we now eat exclusively at the bar because of their bar tender “T”. He is an absolute class act human being. He pays attention, treats you like family… is charismatic, funny, and charming… the food is amazing and the atmosphere is lovely. Do yourself a favor and go out for dinner!!!!

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  25. LadyDi

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good, but took over an hour to receive our food.

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  26. LoriH

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Four of us had dinner there for the first time. We were all very pleased with the food, ambiance, and service. Two of us had eggplant parmesan one had chicken parmesan and one had shrimp and scallops over linguini. We had three appetizers- eggplant medallions, fig mascagone, bruschetta and one had the soup - orzo chicken lemon soup. Everything was absolutely delicious and the waitress was excellent. We will definitely be back the next time we go to the Hanover Theatre.

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  27. LindaS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The specials were great, we ordered the grilled octopus which was seasoned just right and very tender. The eggplant parm is so good! The waitress was wonderful as well.

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  28. RoseQ

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great. Our efficient server topped it off with a pleasant, welcoming manner.

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  29. Swabarna

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Regrettably, I can't offer more than 3 stars for this dining experience. We dined at Nuovo after a work event, and while the location is convenient with ample parking, making an OpenTable reservation highly advisable. Regarding the dishes: Arancini: Overly cheesy and sweet. Fig special: Fig reduction seemed more like added sugar. Eggplant rollatini: Overpowered by heavy cheese. Seafood Cioppino with Fra diavolo sauce: Although it wasn't as spicy as expected it was really good. The mussels and the fish were perfectly cooked and that was something I could have again. I wish they had some more fish ( Only stuffed haddock was there) or even Lamb instead of so many pasta items. However, the 3-star rating is due to a few issues. Bread wasn't served with the entree, and despite our early arrival on a Tuesday evening, food arrived quite delayed, with no communication from the staff. Even a devil's patience has limits.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hard to call it a Hidden Gem any longer. Word is out. Best place on Shrewsbury Street for sure. Service is second to none, and that comes straight from the top. Owners know what they are doing!

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  31. AdamS

    Massachusetts

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wait staff was amazing. Timing was perfect. I hope you would consider putting tablecloths on the tables again.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I haven't been here in a few years. We all had great meals and can't wait to get back.

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  33. joshual

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was really good and our server Becky was great. Nice dinner out, but as with everywhere now, prices have really gone up.

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  34. PStef19

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing dining experience! Our meals were delicious, our server was excellent and we will be back to enjoy other plates on the menu!!!

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  35. PaulaLou

    Greater Boston

    49 reviews

    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We returned to Nuovo on Saturday evening after a long hiatus. Our last experience here, over a year ago, was less than satisfactory. However, I am happy to say that they have redeemed themselves with this dinner experience.  The main reason this does not get a five star rating is just because of the noise level. I honestly don’t think there’s much that can be done about it. We were seated by several larger parties, so the conversation volume was inevitable. It was a challenge to have a normal conversation. That being said, the food was terrific. The owner had stopped by our table to welcome us, and we indicated it was Our first time back in a while.  She thanked us for giving them another chance, and assured us our meals would be great and that she would check in on us later….To her credit on this very busy evening , she did. The figs in mascarpone were wrapped in a light, crispy phyllo B bundle  and were quite enjoyable. my half rack of lamb was cooked to a perfect, medium rare, and was seasoned quite nicely. I am not a fan of zucchini or summer squash, but in this case, these vegetables were done to a tender crisp with a nice seasoning. I was pleasantly surprised. The serving of seafood in the cioppino was plentiful, even without the pasta. In reality, this was more a frutti di mare dish, as it was not in a broth, but in a marinara sauce. My husband said it was quite good, regardless. This is one of his favorite dishes, so I would have heard if it did not meet his expectations. In all, both the food and the service have convinced us that we may now return to what was once a “go to” restaurant for us. We have, in the past, requested seating, that is more conducive to conversation, and that request has been accommodated. We had 6 o’clock reservations, and were seated promptly. Parking is a nightmare, but they do have valet parking.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service is excellent. We love sitting at the bar. The bartender is the best.

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  37. XrayJay10

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a delicious meal. We had muscles, 1/2 rack of lamb, eggplant parmigiana, chocolate molten lava cake. Everything was seasoned well. Flavors were awesome. I was very happy with my experience.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience all around! Food, service, ambiance… all of it was amazing!!

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  39. NephewofGeorge

    Massachusetts

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there - staff was extremly friendly, helpful and respectful. First meet and greet with each other and staff responded accordingly giving us time to enjoy each course and talk with each other without being rushed by them and/or the food. Everything was timed to us.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious, fresh and beautiful presentation! All our food came out at once and was hot and delicious! Fabulous libations and appetizers! We will definitely go back! Our server was pleasant and knowledgeable!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Nuovo Restaurant using the Order Online button. Nuovo Restaurant also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Nuovo Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (508) 796-5915.

Nuovo Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1537 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 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Nuovo Restaurant

92 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester, MA 01604

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Worcester
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    There is a small parking lot in the rear of the building, parking on the street, and nearby lots. Due to the social distancing, Nuovo will not provide valet parking, however there will be a parking attendant to help.
  • Public transit
    Walking distance from Union Station as well as bus stop directly in front of building.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Aleksander Gjonca
  • Entertainment
    Nuovo offers a full bar with a 46 seat lounge area and a grand baby piano playing live music every weekend.. There are two TV's for viewing as well as a patio area for outdoor dining. The second floor offers 2 private rooms, equipped with TV monitors and Wi-Fi, one private beautiful bar and a dancing floor. There is music playing for diners but private functions may bring a DJ, band or other live entertainment for their personal usage.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (508) 796-5915
  • Catering
    Nuovo offers a large catering menu. The menu is listed on line at www.nuovoworcester.com. We can customize based on your preference. All catering inquiries must be directed to Loreta for further assistant. Please call or text Loreta at 508-826-8053 or email nuovoworcester@gmail.com for all the information you may need. <br /><br />
  • Private party facilities
    Nuovo Restaurant offers private dinning for groups of 10 to 90 guests for set down dinner and 150 guests for a cocktail style party.The private room has a beautiful, full private bar, it offers complete privacy and it has an elevator which can be accessed from the front entrance on the first floor.
  • Private party contact
    Loreta Gjonca: (508) 826-8053
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