Nuovo Restaurant

4.4
1314 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1314 people are saying
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Cditsy
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The restaurant was very pretty. The cocktails were good and the bartender “T” was great. So were the hostesses. The food was just ok. I didn’t eat 1/3 of mine. One member of our party had the bolognese and said it was delicious. We asked for bread and were told they had rolls but there would be a charge for them. This was surprising as every Italian restaurant I’ve ever been to includes bread. We declined. Overall the place was nice, the staff was lovely, and the food was ok, but I likely won’t go back for dinner.

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RichB
New England
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were incredible

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vipKL1111
New England
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and attentive service. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding waiter Brandon

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EricK
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First date and the staff, ambience, and food helped make it a hit! Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Great service. Food was subpar. They were short staffed. The presentation was poor and the food was bland. I’d definitely try them again though!

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KimberlyO
New England
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great restaurant! Friend Amy staff and great ambiance! The food was delicious!

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vipDebbie
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Why on Earth do people bring babies out to dinner? A family of 8 (?) plus 3 little toddlers/babies were sitting to the right of us and the kids screamed the entire time, other than when someone took one of them out of the dining room.

To the left of us, were 8 young working adults who got drunker and drunker and they no longer spoke, but yelled at the top of their lungs.

Unfortunately, it was pouring out so we could not get the outdoor seating we requested. The waitstaff were wonderful but explained that they were short staffed and there were no other tables available. Four of us went to celebrate our husbands' birthdays.

My friends had eaten at Nuovo several times and suggested it for a special dinner. We each had an appetizer and then ordered our meals. My rack of lamb was delicious, cooked well-done as requested. My husband's steaks came out medium rare and bloody. One friend had the lobster special and was up all night with stomach cramps and the other friend ordered a shrimp dish.

Deserts were very good and the waitstaff brought us small glasses of champagne to celebrate. After we paid, both friends apologized and said that the food was definitely not up to the fine level it had been previously.

Both my friend's husband and I wear hearing aides and the dinner was excruciating. We were exhausted trying to hear our spouses talk over the babies and bad behavior of the young adults.

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vipMichaelL
New England
12 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were very good, staff was very attentive

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KyleF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, and an overall enjoyable experience. We always come here for our special occasions, and it never disappoints.

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Debbie
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Drink service was very slow, however when the drinks did come, they were very good

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vippvilleres
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our visit here. We are from out of town and the hostess and staff could not be nicer! The food was delicious. We were celebrating a birthday and the server gave us drinks to toast!

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BethanyT
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional, food was delicious! Great experience

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RGlovestoeatgoodfood
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great experience during restaurant week!! Waiters all kind and friendly too.

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PamF
New England
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent meal and fabulous appetizers. We loved the restaurant and the service was impeccable. I would definitely go back. A diamond in the rough of Worcester.

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JenniferP
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Dinner with family. Fun location and delicious food!

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MikailaTc
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a busy Saturday evening for an anniversary dinner. Had a lovely time, great service and the food was amazing. Was personally wished a happy anniversary by the lovely co-owners (and charming couple) Alex and Loretta. They went out of their was to take extra care of us on our special night. Valet parking made getting in and out a breeze. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food! Very noisy customers at the table next to us but overall a great time!

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LisaB
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always.

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GloM
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and cocktails. Very accommodating for special requests.

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vipPBJ123
Miami
37 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, excellent service by Brandon, warm atmosphere, all around great night. Have dined here 4-5 times and it consistently hits all marks.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Way too long for servers to ask if we needed anything. Drinks took long but appetizer came in almost too fast like they were already cooked waiting to come out when someone ordered. We were never asked if we wanted another drink. It was my husbands birthday and he was not happy with the choice

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crumpet
New England
12 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience1

did not care for the ambiance, the bartender though was very fun and food did not disappoint,

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MartinM
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service and food were very good, prices reasonable

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DavidD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was our first visit back to Nuovo since the start of the pandemic. The food was outstanding as usual.

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Phhortress
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Doesn't get much better than this spot. My wife and I sat at the bar and both had filets (3 menu options to choose from). Highly recommend this restaurant for all occasions or no occasion! Just go.

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DaleR
New England
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A pleasant experience for a first dining inside attempt post Covid limitations. Service was excellent. The food was very good & a good wine selection.

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PamelaL
New England
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food and drinks were excellent. Antipasto and drinks were outstanding! The chef/owner came out to meet us after our meal. Great vibe, felt like a neighborhood favorite spot.

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Widow
New England
80 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is amazing. The menu is unusual and enticing. Service is attentive and professional.

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vipMyssi
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We requested a quiet table if possible and we were given an awesome booth where we could just enjoy each other and celebrate our anniversary. My husband says the chicken Parm was the best he ever had. I had the eggplant rolletini and it was great. I wouldn't recommend the caprese unless without asking if the tomato was ripe. Our waitress did seem to forget about us for awhile and didn't bring our drink order but she made up for it by getting our dinner order out in record time. I would definitely go back.

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Marbee
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food. Will accommodate special food requests. The tent for outdoor dining could use some decor and mood lighting to make it feel special. Overall great experience.

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LisaB
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and cocktails, fabulous as always. I had the shrimp special Friday evening. It was fabulous. So tasty.

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JimandEllen
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose Nuovo for dinner last night because we have been there many times before and we have always found the food and service to be top notch. Last night was no exception. Tilde took excellent care of us on the service side and the food was absolutely delicious. One of the new items on the menu is Albanian Appetizer -- perfectly prepared, perfectly spiced, perfectly mouth-wateringly delicious. We would recommend Nuovo to others in a heartbeat.

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Bobles
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Service was excellent and friendly. We should have ordered from the classic dishes. Cioppino was not good; shrimp in the risotto was good but rice was overcooked. Calamari app was good as was the Caesar salad. Wine list needs help.

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JosephF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent authentic Italian cuisine the price is very reasonable

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sjb63
New England
20 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were running late for our reservation and changed our time with no problem at all. We have dined at Nuovo many times and is one of big time faves. We were celebrating my daughter's 21st birthday. Services was spot-on. Menu was a little smaller that pre-Covid but completely understand why. Everyone loved the round of cocktails, dirty martini with blue cheese stuffed olives and grey goose, was amazing. A couple of specialty cocktails Nuovo Fling and another with St Germain, just great. They had basil-hayden bourbon which my husband enjoyed. Appetizers of fried calamari and fig/mascarpone bundles were delicious. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals, Chicken Milanese, Chicken Parm, Chicken Marsala, Filet, Chicken Fettucine Alfredo and Lobster Mac and Cheese (with fresh lobster tail). Every plate was delicious and with beautiful presentation. The owner came by our table to say hello which was a treat. BTW, they are looking for staff. This is the kind of place that if you are in the business, you would be proud to work there. The staff is so friendly. We were all so full, we did not want dessert but to our surprise our waitress brought out a round of champagne for my daughter's birthday. So special!! Can't wait to return and visit "T" at the bar. Thank you Nuovo for another great night of food and making memories!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nuovo never disappoints! Delicious food, amazing service! One of my favorites!

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JillL
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant. The food and service are always exceptional. The bartender makes superb drinks. I can't wait for the piano to come back!! Book a reservation and support this terrific local restaurant!!

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vipJslantz1948
Tampa
27 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, everything was wonderful, food, staff, ambience top notch

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vipwribit
New England
31 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is excellent! The food was so good. Had the chicken orzo lemon soup! Favorite filo dough with mascarpone cheese and fig jam! To die for. Dinner was chicken Marsala and salmon steak! Everything was hot! Which is a big deal for me! Love when food is very hot and not the plate from sitting under a light! Server was excellent! Will go back!

FAQs

Nuovo Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Nuovo Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (508) 796-5915.

Nuovo Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 1314 OpenTable diners.

Nuovo Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.nuovoworcester.com.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.