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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

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (24)
Special Occasion (24)
Romantic (16)
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Good for Anniversaries (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Comfort Food (12)
Cozy (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Casual (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Authentic (8)
Fun (8)
Business Meals (7)
Live Music (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Healthy (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Live Sports (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Organic (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Excellent as always. Eggplant rollatini was some of the best we have had. Chobani salad was great. Chicken Francais and saltimboca were perfect. There was a wonderful piano player in the lounge where we ate. Drinks and bartender were also great. We highly recommend Nuovo!!

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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Nuovo is consistently terrific. Great food (very fresh and delicious), terrific service, friendly owners, nice atmosphere yet a bit noisy. Excellent overall and consistently so.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Great food great company. 12/10 would return

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 (New England)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Let's say...heard great reviews, but bad food! We went for restaurant week to try it out. Food was sooooo par say! You'd think an Italian place would be good....until you find out they are owned by "not so Italian" people.......yeah food sucked. The ravioli was tasteless, the chicken was horrible and the waitress/bartender to top it off was very rude. Yeah no hopes of me returning there! And way to expensive for the quality!

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Amazing service! The bartender came over to recommend a wine to pair with my meal. I had veal cacciatore which was delicious. My husband had the salmone atlantico which was outstanding; perfectly cooked, perfectly seasoned, perfect accompaniments. I know what I'm ordering next time. Also, dessert was exceptional. We shared a passion fruit, mango, and raspberry sorbetto, drizzled with white and milk chocolate. The server made several recommendations throughout the evening, all of which were on point. We will definitely be back.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Wonderful experience. Great meal and beautiful live music! Would highly recommend!

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 (New England)·Dined on July 20, 2017

We always enjoy our meals at Nuovo. Just sad they took chicken Cordon Bleu off their menu. It was one of my faves!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 8, 2017

We love Nuovo and the owners are wonderful. I have a dairy allergy, and even though it was very busy Saturday night, the owner/chef made me risotto non-dairy! Quite a treat. The owner's wife knows her wine for pairing and happily recommends and educates based on your dinner selection. Our waitress was a little new, that's why the lesser star rating. But, this is a wonderful restaurant and I would highly recommend it to all.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on June 30, 2017

The servers hovering was unappreciated. My food was way too salty, my wife's chicken was tough and my vegetables were under cooked. Also, the noise level was terrible which was probably exacerbated by the tin ceiling. The best part of the meal was the espresso, which was suppose to be a double but amounted to approximately two ounces. I was overcharged for my scotch by $3.00, but it wasn't worth the bother to have the bill corrected.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 19, 2017

I made a very late reservation and was pleasantly surprised! The food was excellent. Apps were excellent! The meatballs were really good the wrapped figs should could have been a desert very sweet, the calamari was good although I'm not big on the tentacles. Main course; The veal Parm could have been shared! The salmon prepared to perfection! The penne ala vodka was missing something but very good. Liquid desert and off to a concert. I'd go back.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Father's Day

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Had a wonderful Birthday celebration and the food was great. Excellent service. My family and I dine here for various special occasions and dinners.

- The Family

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Great restaurant for any occasion ! Food, service, cocktails wonderful !

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Our dinner was excellent. Our waiter T was awesome as well. I would highly recommend.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 11, 2017

It was our first time and will definitely be going back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on June 11, 2017

We had heard good things about Nuovo but it was much better than anything we had heard. This was one of the best steak su poivre I've ever had, comes to perfection, better than any high end steak House! The asparagus and potatoes said 'roasted' on the menu, and they were in fact perfectly roasted! The salad was was crispy and crunchy! And that was just one meal. Others at our table had the shrimp risotto, bisque soup, and haddock. Every one of our meals was simply phenomenal, perfectly cooked, innovative, and delicious! We will absolutely most definitely come back to this restaurant, and we highly recommend it to anyone who hasn't tried it! You will not be disappointed, no matter what you order! We paired or meals with a couple of bottles of the house Malbec, which was priced very reasonably and was smooth and wonderful!
Our server was very attentive, pleasant, patient, and accommodating of special requests. I'm sorry that I don't remember her name, but she was excellent! We left her a Henri's and well deserved tip for her efforts!
All around, from beginning to end, this was a memorable dining experience, and we are already planning to go again soon!

Tags: Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Second experience eating at Nuovo, both consistently superior. Valet parking removes a potential obstacle, service from the moment of arrival was excellent and food was prompt, delicious and a nice blend of the familiar with some novel recipes.

Love this place, it has become our go-to restaurant for a nice evening meal, a reasonably priced (for restaurants) wine list, and an expansive menu. Compares favorably to restaurants we visited while in Florence, Italy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2017

We had an amazing time as always!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2017

High school graduation celebration.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Overall not impressed. Waitress seemed bored and didn't give me the warm and fuzzies, basically delivered food. The seating was too small for a party of 6 , which turned out to be a party of 5 with someone hanging off the side of the table. The table was built into a corner where I needed to step over some odd steps. It needs to be redone as it was also uncomfortable. Food was ok, only one person in party really enjoyed it, the rest said it was ok. Mine tasted very close to jar sauce, not impressed at all.
The owner should have known I was there and was testing it out for a future event . You would have thought she may stop by and say hello, considering I was planning on spending $$$ there later, but nothing. I will say the owner was very pleasant in all of our email and telephone conversations but in my opinion kind of dropped the ball this night. No hurry back sorry. Oh and the valet parked one of our parties car so tight it took 5 minutes to maneuver out of the space, irritated.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Nothing better than Olive Garden for food, but the live musician was great!

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 (New England)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Valet was the best part of the night. Service was aggressive and we felt rushed when our waitress was at our table every three minutes. The food was slightly below average and the wine list was not impressive. We are definitely not going to return.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Delicious...as always. Able to make a reservation for 4 people. Wonderful service and chef accommodated my request to slightly alter the swordfish I ordered. The chef came over and chatted with us for a while which was a very nice touch.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on May 27, 2017

We really enjoyed the food and the service was wonderful. Had a friendly and polite waitress who really knew her stuff. She made sure we were happy with our orders without being overly pandering or interrupting too much. When it was time to leave she gave me a doggy bag with lots of ice because we told her we wouldn't be near a refrigerator for awhile.
I would definitely return. They had a varied menu so we could go back with people who enjoy a wide variety of food. The parking service was a definite plus!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on May 18, 2017

My husband and I ate at Nuovo on our anniversary. The food was very good and our server was great. The staff knew that it was our anniversary and we were given what I thought was a complimentary glass of champagne. Well, when we got home and I looked at the itemized bill, we had been charged for the champagne and another alcoholic drink that we did not order. The only other issue (not the fault of Nuovo) was that we ordered two of the specials and they were quite pricey (we had not bothered to ask the price). As a result, the dinner was quite expensive. Would I return? Yes, but I'd be more diligent.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Went here for my mom's birthday this week. Food was AMAZING to say the least!!!! I had the lobster ravioli with tortellini, my mother had the veal picatta, and my brother had the prime rib. Samantha was our server and she did a fantastic job. She was very attentive and patient while we sat with the menus for a bit. I appreciated the fact that she asked my brother to cut into his steak, to make sure it was cooked properly. When it was on the more "well" than "rare" side, she immediately recognized this and took care of the matter. My brother's steak came out perfect afterwards and it didn't take long at all! The wine and beer menu has a lot of options from different crafts and brews, as well as brands. The atmosphere was warm and clean. We sat by the window, in a half table-booth, which was very comfortable and had a nice display on the table e.g. Candles and a flower. Thus confirming my checking off that this restaurant would be a great place for a date. The meals are a bit pricy BUT! You are getting great quality and definitely your bang for your buck!!! Definitely will be back soon to celebrate my compleition of clinicals (I'm really using any excuse to go back next week it's that good!! ;))

Tags: Romantic, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The one good thing was the wine list. It was extensive and reasonably priced. I would highly recommend the Masciarelli Montepulciano d'Abruzzo.

Unfortunately, the rest of the night was underwhelming. We had a reservation for 7:00 on Mothers' Day, which was booked on Open Table without any comment. It turns out that the restaurant closes at 8:00 on Sunday and the kitchen closes at 7:30. Needless to say, we felt rushed at what was supposed to be a relaxing Italian meal.

The food itself was only average, if that. I had veal saltimbocca (a non-menu item which they made and which was a nice touch) and my wife had chicken saltimbocca. She had barely any cheese or prosciutto where I had too much, and the prosciutto was too thick. Others in the party had meals which were slightly better.

All in all, we would not return to this restaurant as we expected more from a restaurant rated and priced as highly as Nuovo is.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I Have been to Nuovo several times and the food has always been wonderful, service is usually exceptional. Not sure what happen this last time but the wait for our meal and desserts was much too long. I will return as we all have bad days and feel this was an off day for Nuovo

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Great mother's day lunch which my mother and I enjoyed! Food made to order was a standout for sure!!

A must try!

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2017

This is a favorite "go to" restaurant. We always go here also for special occasions. Food was amazing as usual. Coconut shrimp appetizer cooked perfectly and not greasy/chewy.
Chicken parm, linguine carbonara, and salmon atlantico all fantastic. I had requested the sea sea bass special but they had run out so bartender recommended salmon.
It did not disappoint. Owners/chef/bartender make us feel like we are family. Service is "spot on." Great menu. It was our anniversary and we were "toasted" with champagne with the bartender. Definitely a Shrewsbury Street gem!

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Food and service are very good. Wine list though is excessively expensive- saying dinner averages $30 is misleading as maybe one or two wines cost less than that on their own. Also 'ample parking in rear' is valet only.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2017

we had a great time the food was awesome and had a great time with the bar tender tilly he remembered my wife and i after almost two years once again we had great time thank you the fredericks

Tags: Fun, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The server was constantly at our table pushing us along. Several times we had to stop her from taking our bread plates, bread and oil. It was so obvious she wanted to turn her tables-annoying. The food was great-it is noisy and has a musty smell.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We brought my mother to Nuovo's for a special dinner. I was a little concerned at first because we were seated in the lounge area and I was afraid it would be to loud. Once the table of twelve left, it was perfect. The meals were delicious, we were not rushed to order, and the waitress was very attentive. Bobby, the keyboard player, was a perfect touch to a perfect evening.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Very happy with everything. I had never been and we were going at a busy time, but food was fantastic and plentiful. I tried the watermelon salad...something new and delicious. Service was perfect. Glass bottles of ice water wonderful. Bartender knew just how to make delicious drinks. Wine list was not bad. The only downfall...I wish this were closer to my house! Keep up the great work, Nuovo!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 10, 2017

I took my wife here to celebrate her birthday. We were sat next to the window with a nice view outside in our own cozy corner. The waiter was very friendly and informative of the food and specials. We tried out a couple of fun cocktails before switching to wine with dinner. The antipasto appetizer was delicious and a perfect size to share for 2 people. Our entrees were delicious and I had enough Chicken Parm left over for a whole second meal! I would absolutely recommend this restaurant and will return soon.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on May 8, 2017

Amazing food. Everything from the freshly prepared bread, to the fresh salad, to the mouth watering chicken francaise was perfect. We always come here for special occasions because the food and atmosphere is just fantastic.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 6, 2017

This was our fourth time at Nuovo for dinner, and each time it's been an outstanding gastronomical experience. My wife and I are pescatarian, and there are plenty of options to satisfy that restriction. Where applicable, the menu even goes so far as to specify that a dish was made using "chicken broth," which we obviously avoid, so that is very helpful (usually we need to ask, especially with dishes such as rice, risotto, soups or paella). ALL restaurants should note this on the menu whenever chefs feel the need to sully their dishes with chicken products instead of a nice vegetable broth, but I digress. Our waiter was relatively new, but told us in advance that he was training, and may need to go get an answer if we had a question regarding the menu that he hadn't yet learned. We had no problem with that, and in addition, mentioned that we'd like a relaxed pace for the meal since we were celebrating a special occasion and were in no rush. His pacing was perfect, his manner unobtrusive but attentive, and in all he turned out to be an excellent addition to our evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on April 28, 2017

It was a nice night so we sat outside, our water was very attentive and the food was delicious. The Mussels Fra Diavolo was especially delicious!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on April 28, 2017

It was all fantastic!

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