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About Nuovo Restaurant

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.

92 Shrewsbury Street
Worcester, MA 01604
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Sunday 4:00PM until Close
Saturday - Noon until close

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(508) 796-5915

Website:
http://www.nuovoworcester.com/

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.

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.

Parking Details:
There is complimentary valet on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights starting at 5 pm until 1 am. There is also a private parking lot in the back which fits about 20 cars.

Public Transit:
Walking distance from Union Station as well as bus stop directly in front of building.

Executive Chef:
Aleksander Gjonca

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Nuovo will be hosting several special events throughout the year.

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Nuovo Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (24)
Special Occasion (20)
Romantic (18)
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Good for Anniversaries (18)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Cozy (14)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Business Meals (9)
Live Music (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Authentic (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Casual (8)
Fun (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Healthy (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Live Sports (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (New England)·Dined a day ago

Second time at Nuovo and again wondering why we don't dine here more often. Excellent menu of interesting beef, chicken, seafood, and pasta dishes. Great sides and sauces with most dishes, as well as small house salad and hot, fresh, chewy rolls. We loved both our dishes, the salmon with artichokes and cheese ravioli in parmesan sauce, and a special, branzino (bass) in lemon wine sauce with champagne risotto. Sizable portions, fresh ingredients, prompt, friendly service. It was a delightful dinner in an attractive restaurant.

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·Dined 2 days ago

As usual, we thoroughly enjoyed Nuovo. We were happy to introduce Nuovo to our dear friends; they were impressed with service and were touched when Alex came to visit at our table. Our meals were suburb, drinks potent and conversation delightful.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Casual, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Live Music
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Our first time at this restaurant was enjoyable. The large menu selection was appreciated. The food was excellent

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

I visited Nuovo a couple of nights ago for my Anniversary. My husband was away on business so my two daughters and 4 yr old grandson joined me. Lisa was our waitress and she was just perfect! My grandson loved her! Very friendly!
Even the Chef (I think he may be the owner too) came out to say hello. He gave my grandson a little plastic duck. It was a great night!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We had four excellent meals. Our server was very attentive and was very careful to make sure the one diner with allergies was comfortable and food was prepared with allergies in mind. We will return soon.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Wife ordered a special and was not disappointed. The price was a bit high. My entree, while good, was not very hot.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We celebrated my daughters 19th birthday. Everything was perfect and our server was wonderful. Every time I dine at Nuevo, it gets better and better. Wonderful place for any occasion.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We went to Nuovo based on other Open Table reviews, and were very pleased to see that this recommendation panned out. The food was excellent, and the service was extraordinarily good. Even though this was my first time, I was treated like a regular. I would definitely go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent food and service. We had tickets for the theater and the server was very conscious of our timing needs. Highly recommend.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our search for a new favorite Italian restaurant is over. This family atmosphere, amazing food and service is just what we have been looking for. Can't wait until we visit again.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Waitress was very attentive. Ambiance was lovely. Food was exceptional and the value was super!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 16, 2017

The food is expertly prepared and delicious. I had veal scallopini and my partner had chicken piccata. We were both delighted.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We came for a late afternoon, after-theater meal. I had grilled salmon with a delicious risotto side and seasonal veggies. There was enough for another meal, which I took home. My friend also had salmon, but the specialty of the day, which she loved. Our waitress was very attentive. We enjoyed our visit tremendously.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our favorite restaurant in Worcester. Great food, friendly staff. Creative variations on some old standards.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We went with another couple for a low key night out.

After getting our drinks at the bar, we all decided that the bartender wss quite entertaining
, so had dinner at the bar. Great decision as we were entertained all evening...

We met the owner and got a tour of the very beautiful function room up stairs...all in all...just a great Saturday evening.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had another delicious dinner at Nuovo. We started with drinks at the bar (check out the Seasonal menu). Dinner was wonderful (meatballs are always a good choice) and the specials were terrific (3 people in our party had the stuffed haddock and loved it). We wrapped things up with after dinner drinks (the Tiramisu martini was wonderful) and dessert (nut torte amazing!). Highly recommend dining here. It's a hidden gem among the many restaurants on Shrewsbury Street.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

My girlfriend and I celebrated our anniversary by having dinner at Nuovo and had a fantastic time. The muscles were delectable, my Manhattan was well balanced and the Chicken Marsala was perfectly cooked. The ambiance was fun and lively yet laid back and relaxed. The piano player in particular was a nice touch which made for great conversation and filled the silence while eating. The best part of this experience though I must say was our server, Lisa Lou. She was attentive but not overbearing, friendly, made good personal conversation with us and made this one of the greatest eating experiences of my entire life. Nuovo will certainly be getting my business again in the near future.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Live Sports, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Too loud! We arrived 5 minutes early for our reservation and stood near the bar to wait. The bar was full so we ordered drinks and waited while standing near the bar. Unfortunately, it was also where kitchen staff came in and out of the kitchen, so there was no convenient place to wait. We were either in the way of the kitchen/wait staff or the front door. The front room with the piano player and bar was understandably loud. After 20 minutes or so of waiting, they offered to seat us near the bar. We asked for a quieter seat in the back room and waited 5-10 minutes more. There was one extremely loud group sitting behind us who the waiter told us had also asked for a quiet table! The food was average, nothing spectacular but the noise made for an unpleasant overall experience. I think you can get as good or better food with a much more enjoyable ambience elsewhere in Worcester.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Love this restaurant - especially the piano bar/singer - so wonderful to dine with music. Lively and somewhat loud in bar area seating, but we loved the vibe and energetic atmosphere - and there is the quiet side close by, but still can hear the music. Our server, Kyle was outstanding. Excellent food, awesome ambiance, and overall wonderful dining experience! Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Bar Seating, Live Music
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 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We were there to celebrate our anniversary and had a lovely evening. The chef even came out and chatted with us, which was very enjoyable. I did think the additional $9.00 for a side of asparagus was rather expensive, but the food was excellent! I had reserved the table on Open Table and made the restaurant aware it was our anniversary and at the end of the meal we were presented with two complimentary glasses of champagne.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent food. All six meals were very good...which is rare for us. Nice atmosphere. Nice people. A pleasure. Half way between Boston and Hartford.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The service, food & staff were amazing. This restaurant does if like it’s supposed to be done. Half way through dinner the Owner/Chef stopped by to say hi and ask how our meal was, which by the way was delicious!! We will definitely be back. 5 Stars in my honest opinion.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Fabulous dinner and lovely owner/chef! We had lobster risotto and chicken Marsala, both were delicious! We’ll definitely go again!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Our waiter was very friendly but he just wasn’t good at his job. He was slow to bring out bread and based on the lukewarm temperature of dinner, he was slow to bring out that also. It was unfortunate because it tasted great but it just wasn’t hot enough.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The meal was wonderfully done! Exceeded our expectations! Kyle our waitperson was excellent! He paid attention to our every desire and did so in a friendly and personable manner. We were able to eat at our leisure and enjoy the wonderful surroundings. Intimate and romantic.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The restaurant is very attractive however we will not return. The waitress was efficient, but was talking so fast and rushing us that we felt like we had to hurry up although there were plenty of empty tables. Our food was OK. The chicken piccata was very bland, lacked the lemony taste and had hardly any capers. It was a special occasion for us and was booked as that but there was no mention of it.

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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great experience all the way around. I was there on a Tuesday evening hosting a business meal. The restaurant was busy, but you could have a quiet conversation at your table. Plenty of great choices on the menu for all tastes. Ask for Tyler as your server. Very knowledgeable, professional, and extremely entertaining. I'll be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Chef Alix's salmon special was over cooked salmon and topped with what I think was previously frozen lobster meat. Coconut shrimp appetizer was a little under cooked so batter around shrimp was doughy. Ribeye was tasty but very fatty (a little more than your typical ribeye). Service was good but slowed down towards the end of the meal when the server seemed very busy doing side work.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Food was amazing and the service was great! This was our first time to Nuovo and we are very excited to return!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Live Music
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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Our first time at this restaurant. I was mildly upset that my food came out warm and not hot, however they whisked it back to the kitchen and when it came back out, it was fantastic. It was so good, I'd get it again.
Waitress was great, food was fantastic, we'll definitely be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The best thing about this place is the valet parking. Cuisine was just fine, service friendly but a bit slow and uninformed.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We love it here. Date night or dinner with the family, it never disappoints. Tildi is an amazing and entertaining bartender and Alex is the friendliest owner/master chef we’ve ever had the opportunity to meet. The people are friendly and make you feel like family and the food is amazing every time. Try our favorites, Chicken Marsala, Chicken Parm with Alfredo and Lovster MAC & Cheese. Milton Bene!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The restaurant honored our reservation and sat us immediately.
I had noted it was our anniversary when booking the res and they wished us a happy anniversary and gave us a tiny little glass of champagne at the end of the meal-nice touch.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

We are actually going to try Nuovo again; but, we had a tough night for our first visit. Firstly, my wife loved her meal (Salmon). I am a Chic Parm lover and unfortunately my dish was unsatisfactory. It seemed to be microwaved; cold in some spots and warm in others.

The wait was oddly long and as we observed other tables, it looked like dishes were coming out randomly. Our waiter was also good.

The reason I'd like to try this location again is simple; the manager was PHENOMENAL! She was kind, understanding, and accommodating. That type of hospitality is what we look for at the places we eat.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Alex made our night just that much better with a special visit and wonderful suggestions for our dinner

Tags: Disabled Access, Organic, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Live Sports, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

We were passing through on our way to Cape Cod. We were so happy to find this wonderful Italian restaurant. We had Steak au poivre, chicken picatta and linguine with meatballs and sausage. It was so good that we take home leftovers...just a tiny piece of chicken for our lucky dog. Try the homemade sangria...it comes in red and white 😘

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Excellent food

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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The service was excellent. I believe that certain menu items are always great although the entire dinner was good. The seating wasn't great but now I know to all for a specific seat.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

What a pleasant surprise. Wanted real food, comfort food, close to Fairlawn rehab hospital that was open at 3pm. Perfect!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Casual, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great service and even better food. Met the owner/chef on the way out and he was happy to take some time to make sure our meal was perfect.

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