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Nuovo Restaurant, Worcester, MA

Nuovo Restaurant

4.6
4.6
1382 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, extensive wine list. 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.
Currently Nuovo provides outdoor seating in front and rear of the building. The Nuovo Garden is located in the rear parking lot, and is covered by a large tent to brave the New England weather.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–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 Gjonca for further assistant. <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

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What 1,382 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Central MA

    Best Overall

  • Central MA

    Best Food

  • Central MA

    Best Service

  • Central MA

    Fit for Foodies

  • Central MA

    Notable Wine List

  • Central MA

    Romantic

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  1. DF

    DeborahF

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We booked at Nuovo for five women dining while spouses were at a high school reunion. We requested a round table, in a corner and that is exactly what we got. Our server (I am sorry but I don't remember her name) was fabulous dealing with multiple special requests around food prep, ingredients that were problematic etc. She never made us feel rushed or demanding. Everyone's meal was perfectly done and enjoyed. We all had a fabulous time.
  2. CD

    CDMA

    Palm Springs

    62 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always a good experience! We live in California, but always schedule a meal at Nuovo when we are in Massachusetts. It’s also our goal to support as many chef-owned restaurants as possible. Great service, great bartender and great kitchen.
  3. NE

    NealeE

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    1st time. Delightful service and excellent food. We will be back
  4. RJ

    RJkeefe

    New England

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We have dined at Nuovo Restaurant several times during the past five years, and we've always been pleased with the quality of food and service. They have a diverse menu and an excellent reputation in the City of Worcester and beyond. We will definitely continue dining there and we recommend Nuovo to others.
  5. RL

    RebL

    New England

    17 reviews

    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    I was really looking forward to trying Nuovo, but was sadly disappointed. The food was mediocre - the arancini were not crispy and were tepid, the mussels were over-salted but under-seasoned and were also tepid. The shrimp and scallop stuffed haddock was good in a banquet hall way. The pasta with scallops tasted good but the scallops were deficient in actual scallop flavor, hmmm. The service was, ah, a work in progress. Bread brought with no bread plates. Shared appetizers not only did not come with extra plates, but even requested extra plates never did make it. The forks left with the appetizers but new forks for the entrees had to be requested. The espressos came well after the desserts, though ordered together, and sugar came with it but no spoons. My guess is that our very young waitstaff has never eaten at a good restaurant and so has never experienced good service, and did not received proper training before being thrown into work. I sure hope he hasn't been there long, because if he has then the service was disgraceful. But they did have patio seating on a lovely evening. Not scenic but still outdoors.
  6. AL

    AliceL

    New England

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The three of us each wanted a little tailoring of our meals. One wanted the pasta dish without cream sauce; one wanted no additional salt, more than what the ingredients contained. I wanted fried calamari without the “added trimmings.” We we’re all happily satisfied. The waitress was superb—competent, gracious, relaxed and efficient.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing wait staff incredible Food was outstanding
  8. CC

    ChrisC

    Philadelphia

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Still one of favorite restaurants in Worcester. Always great food and service.
  9. PL

    PaulL

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    great menu, excellent food. Service was professional and courteous. Very nice dinner, good for a date
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    48 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    We normally enjoy wonderful meals at Nuovo, however, our meal tonight was just ok…and the service was not good at all…our waitress was overwhelmed, not very nice and totally inattentive…service can make or break a dining experience…tonight poor service severed a long standing relationship as we will likely not come back due to this experience.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Graduation
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Belated Mothers Day!
  13. DD

    DanyelD

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food
  15. m

    mike

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    The restaurant was incredibly loud. Food was good not great. Many loud and obnoxious people throughout the restaurant.we asked to be moved somewhere quieter and was told it’s loud everywhere.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We had a fabulous dinner as always at Nuovo. Food was excellent and our server was attentive and very sweet. We sat in the lounge on a very busy Saturday night. Although we are thrilled to see people out and enjoying restaurants again, it was loud! We had to shout across the table. Otherwise it was a lovely night out.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was lovely start to finish. Great food, service, and ambiance. We will be back!
  18. L

    Lenny

    New England

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Dinner and drinks were very good. I prefer the pasta a little less cooked … al dente … than it was. But delicious.
  19. GS

    GeorgeS

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our go to places for dinner with friends. Food is always excellent and the owners and servers are extra friendly.
  20. MD

    MammaD

    New England

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    The leg of Lamb special was so over cooked and dry with zero flavor. The charge for rolls and butter. They did take the lamb of the bill so that was positive.
  21. G

    Greatservice

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and amazing service.
  22. T

    Tony

    New England

    31 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    The pictures in Open Table are very misleading. They show a very nice dining room, but thats a function room upstairs. The "dining room" is a bunch of cheap tables in tge bar room and adjacent. Food was amazingly overpriced and skimpy. The $35 ciopinno was two shrimp, a few calamari and mussels and some shreds of salmon and broth. No pasta. Disappointing. There is no veal. The $26 chicken marsala was underwelming considering thr price. Also had a $12 ceasar salad. Fairly small and mayo-intense dressing. There were no anchovies - waitress explained they are a $2.50 option. There are many better Italian restaurants in Worcester. Many.
  23. RB

    RichB

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service from T was fantastic. The food was delicious. My chicken Marsala was the best I’ve ever had.
  24. B

    Barbara

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Family celebrating a birthday and we had a wonderful time. Food was very good and the apps were especially enjoyed: meatballs, escargot, bruschetta and calamari. Everyone raved about them and all enjoyed their entrees. Most were too full for dessert but the molten chocolate cake with gelato was decadent and my son enjoyed a limoncello whipped dessert. Our waiter was very attentive and nice. It was a little pricey-especially some of the cocktails but it was a special occasion, so okay.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always Wonderful
  26. TM

    TonyM

    New England

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was great. Good service and food was very good. Loved the Chocolate Temptation cake. Only wish they had veal on the menu
  27. G

    Gardenlady

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! From service to venue from beginning to end the evening was wonderful. Thank you!
  28. L

    Laggy213

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely the best food in Worcester. A broad Mediterranean menu and daily specials give diners a variety of meals to choose from. I've never had a bad experience there. The owners and staff go out of their way to make you feel at home and enjoy your meal. I highly recommend the beef tenderloins with champagne risotto and roasted vegetables. Outstanding!
  29. K

    Kaitlin

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Fried calamari was by far the best. Server didn’t check in much and we had to wait a very long time for our meals.
  30. JH

    JacquelineH

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service was outstanding! Enjoyed a pre-theater dinner that was timed perfectly!
  31. LR

    LynneR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The lobster risotto was not as flavorful as I would like.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great overall experience! Server was great, nice atmosphere, pretty much what you ask for on a date.
  33. C

    Callisto

    New England

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great, somewhat unusual offerings, fabulously prepared. We enjoyed the phyllo purses with marscapone and fig, arancini, Filet Napolitano, Lobster fettuccine, and Chocolate Temptation. The Super Tuscan complemented well. Our server, was gracious, attentive, and kept the pace relaxed. Perfect!
  34. RM

    RebeccaM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent. Food was delicious. Service was awesome. Brauna I believe was my servers name. I will Definitely be back.
  35. P

    Padme

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for Restaurant Week so were expecting it to be busy, you really couldnt tell how busy they were with all thr separated small rooms and quality of setvice. Our waitress was extremely friendly, helpful and the right amount of attentive. We didnt have to wait between courses but werent rushed either. Great night and will definitely be going back.
  36. CT

    CatherineT

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! Staff was excellent and attentive.
  37. C

    Cheri

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were amazing!!! Can’t wait to come back
  38. CB

    CarrieB

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love Nuovo. They are top notch. Can't wait to go again.
  39. j

    jessie

    New England

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We went to Nuovo to try their restaurant week specials. We both ordered the chicken francaise with risotto. I chose the salad for my appetizer and my husband chose the soup. The salad was very small and consisted of mainly lettuce and my husband's soup portion was just plan ridiculous. The main meal and desserts were very good, but again they cut the portions. If you want to participate in restaurant week then you need to fully participate not just offer a special and cut down the portion sizes. Wondering if anyone else is sick of paying $12 dollars for a glass of wine when you can purchase a bottle of the same wine at the liquor store for 13 dollars? It is not just Nuovo but most of the restaurants in this area do the same thing. I would recommend the restaurant for the food but maybe just save for a special occassion.
  40. D

    Diane

    New England

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Our plates were as good to look at as they were to enjoy. lovely presentation from salad to dessert.

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 4.6 stars by 1382 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 8 times today
Google Map for Nuovo Restaurant

92 Shrewsbury Street Worcester, MA 01604

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Worcester

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • 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 Gjonca for further assistant. <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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