Nuovo Restaurant

4.5
1047 reviews
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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. Voted Best New Restaurant in Worcester. Serves Italian cuisine with Mediterranean flare, extensive wine list. It is a warm, friendly, food-focused environment. Perfect place to have dinner with family, a group of friends, or a date night. 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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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favorite Italian restaurant in Worcester. The ambiance is great, the food is amazing, and the service is impeccable! Thank you Nuovo!

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SK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

This has been one of my wife’s and my favorite spots for date nights. Live piano is so nice during dinner. Also usually al fresco dining option when the weather is nice. Been going for years and will be back many more times!

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RU
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second visit. Service was great as was the food. We will be back soon.

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KD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took our daughter and her 5 friends here after WPI's graduation and it was wonderful. Something for everyone on the menu. Great drinks. Our server was fantastic. She even pointed out that with our party of 8, the gratuity was included -- nice. Would definitely go back.

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JC
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Our 2nd time visiting Nuovo, food is still excellent, bar service is outstanding and service good in general. There was a private party in the bar area with people yelling and screaming at certain points of our dinner which was very distracting.

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b
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Food and service great, despite a reservation was forced to sit in bar area. Party going on upstairs with dancing. Hard to speak and hear my date

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

I've eaten at Nuovo a minimum of 8 times, and this was the first time that I was disappointed in the food and service. There were four of us celebrating my mother-in-law's birthday. The restaurant kindly accommodated our request for a booth and a birthday candle in the dessert. It went down hill from there. Our server was clearly inexperienced - she was awkward, couldn't answer basic questions about the menu, not proactive about taking drink orders or filling water glasses, never brought bread (only brought 3 rolls for 4 of us) until we asked and we were made to feel bad for that, and the list goes on. She was way too casual and inexperienced for this restaurant. All four of our dishes were cold. Two in our party had chicken parm (huge portions and decent flavor), the salmon dish with rice was very good, but the chicken saltimbocca was horrible. It consisted of three tiny chicken medallions with a minuscule amount of prosciutto, mozzarella and no sage/basil. Five flavorless raviolis accompanied the cold chicken. This dish was less than half the size of the other 3 dishes at my table for the same price. I frequently dine in Boston's North End and Providence's Federal Hill and Nouvo needs to step up their game to compete with these restaurants.

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OT
New England
19 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice experience. Food and service were top notch. Menu has a good variety and the atmosphere was pleasant as well. A good choice on Shrewsbury St.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was mouth watering and the live music was delightful!

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MF
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date night with my wife

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MS
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can't say enough about how amazing our 1 year wedding anniversary was spent at this restaurant! My husband and I sat at the bar, the bar tender was so perfect; friendly, energetic, attentive...
The food was spectacular!
Could not have had a better time....

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C
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Our food was excellent, and the portions were generous enough that we all had a whole meal to bring home. Unfortunately, that was what led our server to swap our take-away bags so that each couple got the others. It would have been okay, but we didn’t want what our friends ordered, and we had to dive up from CT to get our food back! Other than that, our service was great! And we learned a valuable lesson.

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RJ
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We wanted to grab something before a show and decided to go here for dinner and we were surprised by the food taste and quality.

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MO
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

The food and atmosphere were quite nice. The waitstaff was very attentive up through the initial check after our entrees arrived. Once my wife and I had finished eating, it seemed that our server was nowhere to be found. We patiently waited over 20 minutes before asking another server if she could send ours over with our bill. To be fair, we were sitting in the front part of the restaurant, by the bar, so I do not know if the rear of the restaurant was busy or not. Either way, it was slightly frustrating having to wait that long after eating, to obtain further service.

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JS
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as usual! Excellent creative and delicious entries, with exceptional service.

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RN
New England
12 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful restaurant. Great food. We really enjoy the people they make us feel special

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A
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little louder than usual tonight, but excellent as always

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SA
New England
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and great service! The portion sizes were perfect. Some Italian restaurants do too much pasta that weighs you down, but this one had a good balance and the taste was perfect.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and experience, great option if you don’t mind spending a little extra money on a great dinner place.

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RU
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had never been here before but will be back! The service was excellent - our waitress Devyn was amazing. She checked on us just enough and she was very friendly. The atmosphere was very nice although it got a little noisy towards the end of the meal but not bad overall. And most important, the food was excellent. We both had chicken parm and it was perfect. I highly recommend Nuevo.

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ML
New England
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend! From the apps to the meals to the special touches our server made, made the whole entire experience amazing! Prices were average! Would definitely come here again and again! The food was so fresh and tasty!

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VP
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service , great place! One of our favorites in Worcester .

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LS
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We have eaten at Nuovo many times and keep coming back because it is the best Italian restaurant in the area. The food and service are always excellent.

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KD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waitress, Miranda, was so kind and patient when we weren't ready to order. She was knowledgeable about the menu and made great suggestions. Her service was fantastic. The food was delicious and came to use nice and hot!. That is extremely important to us when dining out. My husband had the filet special, he said it was cooked to perfection. The only thing he would've changed was to not have the filet covered in the sauce. My chicken marsala was tasty, but I would've liked to have had more of the marsala flavor.

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JC
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband took me here for my birthday dinner. We had been here a few years, ago, and had a terrible experience, from reservation mix up to inattentive service and meal. I wanted to try it again, and I am so glad we did. It was the best meal we have had out of our own home ever. Miranda was attentive, helpful and gave us time to enjoy our before dinner drink. Never felt rushed. My veal picatta I could cut with my fork, and my husband had the filet.... perfect. The sautéed spinach was al dente and not saturated in oil. The hot rolls with the balsamic oil were delicious. I would like to add that my martini I asked to be shaken well, and I got it with ice crystals!!! Added were two blue cheese olives..... I can not say enough about our experience except I look forward to returning. Thank you for finally making it worth going out to dinner...

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JC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food great atmosphere and really really enjoyed the live piano music. Really made my night.

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JR
New England
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our favorite restaurant in Worcester. Has never disappointed. Valet solves the parking issue, food is terrific, reminds us of a restaurant we enjoyed in Florence, Italy. Can’t recommend enough.

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CC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food and service. We love Nuovo. The espresso-rubbed filet mignon is to die for.

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J
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

We arrived for dinner and were well received , service and reception were very good.
Resteraunt is clean and very attractive. Food was ordered and took an appropriate amount of time.
The food was lackluster, I ordered the scallops and they were obviously old and frozen and were not edible. My daughter ordered the special of shrimp risotto and it was very old and not edible.
We did not return our food as I did not feel like it was prepared incorrectly it was clearly of low quality.
Our service was very good and the wine list was acceptable.
Simply put the quality of the food was very poor.

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v
New England
12 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Went for restaurant week. Very good tasting food, small portions as compared to normal. Great service!!

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E
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to check out Nuovo during Restaurant Week in Worcester. We shared the 2 appetizers, 2 entrees as well as dessert. We both enjoyed everything we had. Our waitress provided outstanding service and our experience was better than another place we ate at during Restaurant Week. We will definitely go back!

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DD
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 1

Sat in the ''lounge' area next to the bar and was very loud. Had issues trying to hear the members of my party. The food was ok. Small plate of salad. The rolls were nice and hot

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v
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

yes but this was the second time we have dined here.The first time was wonderful but this time was disappointing.We ordered 2 apps shrimp cocktail was extremely disapponting at best medium size and literally no taste.We had both ordered shrimp dishes and of course we were stuck with the same shrimp We mentioned our disappointment to the manager and she was attentive.We said clearly that we were not complaining but providing feedback

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SJ
New England
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Usually have great food, however the eggplant rollatini appetizer was cold and the meals were not that hot either. The scallop plate was very tasty, but the scallops were medium warm. Their specials included a single filet with mashed and asparagus as well as a double filet with a side. Both meals were the same price which didn't seem congruous and the single filet was definitely not worth the price.

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OT
New England
84 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always fresh and prepared with care every time we’ve dined here. The service is excellent and personable as well. I highly recommended

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HH
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Our dinner at Nuovo was good. We did the special value Restaurant Week menu. My starter was escargots which were only OK while my dining companion had the the arancini which was very good. We both had the braised beef with mashed potatoes and both enjoyed the dish. I also liked the glass of wine that our server recommended. I found the ambience to be very old school, the place could really use a face lift.

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b
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

outstanding service! food was excellent! we came for the food, we stayed for "T" the immensely entertaining bartender!

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CT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and excellent service. Will definitely return.

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MT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A surprising authentic and delicious Italian restaurant with a warm and welcoming staff.

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G
New England
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional cuisine, exceptional waitstaff, exceptional bartender! We will definitely be back!

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