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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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 (New England)·Dined on April 2, 2016

My husband and I had a lovely dinner to celebrate his birthday. Our server was a charming and attentive young college student - prompt and cheerful. The food was very good, as was the wine, coffee, dessert. We had the works!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 2, 2016

Average Italian fare at best. Service was quite slow.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 2, 2016

Great food. Easy parking. Excellent waitress. Would definitely recommend this to friends and family. I will be back and I will bring others.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on March 20, 2016

I have some dietary restrictions and usually look for simply prepared dishes, so was a bit apprehensive when I saw that so much of the menu focused on marinated meats and creative sauces. But as I began to inquire about one particular offering, the server quickly informed me that, with very few exceptions, all of the menu items are prepared strictly to order. She was able to assure me that none of the ingredients I need to avoid would be used in the preparation of my food. So I ordered what really sounded good to me, and enjoyed it "without guilt"! The food was great, the service continued to be first rate, and the atmosphere was pleasant and quiet.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on March 18, 2016

As the title says. We had a wonderful waitress. The restaurant itself is lovely, but the food is maybe a step above Olive Garden.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on March 12, 2016

I have been here a few times and it is consistently excellent. I have never had such great coconut shrimp. It is an app but next time I may get it for dinner. The small plates to share are fabulous. The chicken piccata was awesome and the eggplant rolotini app was delicious. I can't say enough about this restaurant. This is our favorite.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on March 5, 2016

The menu is extensive, along with some outstanding specials. We all ordered something different and each meal was great. Service was excellent. Our waiter was attentive to our questions. We were seated right beside the piano and the noise level was a bit loud at times (the piano player was very good, just hard to hear our conversation occasionally).

Overall a great experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 28, 2016

We went before a concert at the DCU center. The waitress was conscientious of our time frame. It happened to be restaurant week and the menu was great. 5 out of 6 people in our party opted to order from that menu and we were all pleased with our meals. Convenient valet parking. Would return if in the area again.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 28, 2016

My only issue was that the tables are very close together, one was aware of others table conversation

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 (New England)·Dined on February 28, 2016

Dinner for two with dessert for under $65 Yeah! Coconut shrimp were yummy as well as the hot rolls. I wasnt a fan of the oil mixture for the bread. The house salad w their italian house dressing came w our meals and was fresh and delicious. The Chicken marsala w ravolis had three good size pieces of chicken with lots of mushrooms and the ravolis were fresh. My friend had the chicken parmesan which was delicious and came in a generous portion. I had the flourless chocolate torte which was so rich. My friend loved the passion fruit dessert which i believe was similar to a gelato. Great service eventhough the waitress Katie told us they were short staffed and they were gettin many walkins before Garth Brooks concert. Katie always anticipated what we needed so we never had to ask. Good Job

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 27, 2016

We went for the first time this weekend during restaurant week. Everything was absolutely wonderful! The food and drinks were great and the staff was very nice and fun! It was a bit noisy but we were near a very large party so I'm sure that is not often the case. A wonderful night out!

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 (New England)·Dined on February 27, 2016

We had a wonderful time. We were seated promptly and the valet parking is a big plus.

The 2 staff members who waited on the four of us were very attentive.

It was my 1st time and I will certainly be back

Dennis LaBounty

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 (New England)·Dined on February 26, 2016

We received a gift card to Nuovo and decided to visit for the first time during Worcester Restaurant Week winter 2016. My husband ordered the baked haddock with polenta, and I ordered the gemelli bolognese with a house salad. My husband had no complaints about his meal, but mine was nothing special. The salad boasted a variety of vegetables plus olives--but what I got was a tiny plate of mixed greens, a half slice of tomato, and one olive. The bolognese lacked flavor and salt. For dessert, we ordered the flourless chocolate cake and the tiramisu. The chocolate cake was incredibly rich and tasty. But the tiramisu was nothing more than a layer cake trying to pass as something else. It was a perfectly triangular slice of white cake with a couple layers of lightly coffee flavored frosting and a dusting of cocoa powder on top. The ladyfingers/cake in Tiramisu, in my opinion, should be soaked in espresso liquid. This version was dry and lacked that rich espresso flavor.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 26, 2016

Our server was amazing! First, we asked to see the dessert menu to determine our dinner selection. Next, we requested a slow paced meal. Our requests were granted! The food was excellent. Each time I eat at Nuovo, I have the Mediterranean salad. It never disappoints! For dinner I had the small plate eggplant parm. Delicious & not a small portion! My dining companion had the house salad & fish. She too was very happy with her meal. For dessert, I had the chocolate cake & she had the Nutella cake. Both were yummy. Our server paced our meal beautifully & we enjoyed every bite.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 23, 2016

We went for Restaurant Week, and it was the first time for all of us. All of my dishes were great, and the full meal was filling. I would definitely go again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 20, 2016

Food, wine, piano, and staff were all great! We definitely would recommend it.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 20, 2016

Never disappointed here! We sat in the bar area and I was concerned that it would be too noisy. The live piano music was wonderful and we enjoyed listening to the bartender interacting with patrons. It had a great atmosphere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 20, 2016

We went prior to the theatre. Great food and service, already have plans to go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 18, 2016

Everything was great, the food, the service, the only problem was that there were two very, very loud groups beside us and I had a hard time to hear the people at our table. I wished the waitress would have asked them to keep it down out of courtesy of others.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on February 17, 2016

Really just a great meal with great staff and the most welcoming atmosphere--oh and the bartender "T" is a great guy!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Cameron was our waiter. Very attentive. Knew how to time the meal. Offered to take our picture. Excellent service !! The meal and whole experience was perfect !!! Our new favorite place !!

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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Excellent restaurant. Food and service were excellent. I would recommend this to anyone. Prices reasonable. Very satisfied.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 13, 2016

We had a great evening..food so delicious and plentiful..needed to take some home.
Waiter was terrific even though I sensed he was really busy..he was always attentive.
I will definitely come back...was so special.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on February 13, 2016

My wife ordered the stuffed peppers and she didn't care for it. Small portion. We basicly paid 24$ for a giant plate of rice worth 2$.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on February 13, 2016

My wife and I were delighted to dine at Nuovo for Valentine's weekend. It was -30 degrees, but the valet attendants were professional and attentive. Our table wasn't ready right away (which at 5:30pm was surprising) so we were sent to the bar, but before we could order a drink, the hostess very kindly found another table for us and we were able to sit down right away. I'm a big fan of the Nuovo antipasto and my wife was ecstatic at a gluten-free chocolate lava cake for dessert (although at $10, it probably pushed the bounds of dessert overpricing). Our meals were excellent and--as repeat customers--we have found that being seated away from the piano is ideal for conversation.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 13, 2016

Nuovo is a great place to spend an out-of-the-ordinary evening (although I am not against dining there regularly, were my house just a bit closer). We went on Valentine's Day weekend (Saturday) and the place was fairly crowded but we were seated right away, having reservations. We enjoy a pescatarian/Mediterranean diet, and Nuovo has plenty of choices that fit into this scheme. My complaint is that when we expressed interest in dessert, we were shown only the special menu items, neither of which we were terribly interested in ordering. However, my wife noticed that an adjoining table was offered the full list. When I asked about it, the waiter brought it over. Other than that, it was a nice evening with excellent, inventive dishes and an attentive, but not overbearing, waiter.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 13, 2016

What a wonderful time we had this past Valentine's Day at Nuovo! The service was excellent with attention paid to every detail. We ordered off of the menu and special Valetine's menu. The chef honored a special request I had asked for and our food was simply terrific. We ordered beer and wine with our meal off a very nice wine, beer and drink menu. To top it off, there was a piano player that was excellent. Highly recommended!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on February 12, 2016

Had dinner Friday night with my fiance. Our waitress was awesome and very personable. Great service. Only complaint was our tables around us was very rude and loud.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on February 12, 2016

Absolutely loved Nuovo! We went for our anniversary and were welcomed by amazing service, romantic ambiance, and an affordable yet delicious menu!

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on February 12, 2016

No matter the chef or the wine list, your server can make or break the evening. Our server this night was Chelsea and she was spectacular. Attentive, but not intrusive. Engaging, but not overly familiar. Two thumbs up to a great restaurant for putting it's best face forward.
And yes, the food was fantastic.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 5, 2016

Easy parking, great food, conversation and a visit by the Chef and owner who makes every meal feel like we were sitting in his family kitchen. Thank you

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 (New England)·Dined on January 30, 2016

Great menu, great food, great cocktails! Our server was wonderful and the night out with friends was the perfect way to celebrate my birthday.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 29, 2016

We had a reservation for 6:00 and were sat right away. Waiter was great and knowledgable. Food was very good and nice portions.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 9, 2016

My wife and I had dinner at Nuovo with another couple recently and the overall experience was excellent. We got there a little early and had a drink at the bar. The bartender had a great personality and made a killer martini (they have an impressive martini list but I opted for a traditional Hendricks Gin Martini). Their wine selection was quite good as well.
Once our table was ready, we were thrilled to actually have a table in the bar area where there was an amazing pianist/singer performing throughout our meal. It's a little loud in this area depending on how many people are there, but we felt it was a great area to enjoy our meal with our friends. There is a more traditional area to dine if you prefer something quieter.
The menu selections offered a good amount of variety and the prices were very reasonable. I felt the specials were even more attractive. I ordered one of the specials, the coffee rubbed filet mignon which was incredible, served with a risotto. My wife and her friend both got Chicken dishes, Chicken Marsala and Chicken Saltimbocca. I got to try both, and the sauces were very nice. The only criticism I would share is I felt the Chicken pieces would be more appropriately be presented in the menu as medallions, since each dish gave you 3-4 small thin pieces of chicken. (I personally think these dishes should have thin sliced breasts slightly pounded).
For dessert, we shared a Chocolate Lava cake with Vanilla Gelato, which topped off the meal nicely.
One other note, their complimentary Valet Service was very much appreciated, since parking in this area can be challenging.
All in all, an excellent dining experience and we will definitely go there again.

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on January 8, 2016

After my 4th or 5th amazing trip to Nuovo I just had to write a review. Everything about the place is amazing. They have a lounge area with a piano player on Friday and Saturday nights. I arrived and was promptly seated in the lounge just as requested with my reservation.
The ambiance of the place with the piano playing is incredible, if you haven't been take your wife she will love it. The piano player is perfect, not overwhelming but also not elevator music
In my trips to Nuovo I've yet to have a bad dish. The specialties and always incredible and resonably priced. Had a pair of Filets wrapped in bacon with risotto, simply amazing.
My only complaint was the service was a little slow, but everything else was amazing so I'll let it slide.
Get the veal of a filet, on anything honestly it's all good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 8, 2016

A mix of excellent, mediocre, and awful. I was there on a Friday night, when you would think they would be on their A game. Olive oil dipping sauce and bread was amazing. The antipasto appetizer had real potential- excellent quality meats and cheeses, however, clearly at least partly prepped hours ahead of time, making the cheese dry at the edges. Really good calamari- perfectly cooked and crispy, not overly breaded, but the accompanying marina sauce seemed like out of a can from a dollar store. One of the best beef filet steaks I have ever had (filet napoleon), accompanied by completely inedible mushroom risotto (undercooked and underflavored). The wine list was excellent but our server was very unknowledgeable about wines and seemed alternately confused and annoyed by our questions. She then put on a good show of decanting the wine, but poured all the sediment into the decanter as well (about 2 tsps worth). I think there's some potential there, but we won't be going back anytime soon.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 8, 2016

This is the right side of shrewsbury st. for fine dining. Excellent entertainment with a great bartender and consistent food and service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 7, 2016

My friend and I had the osso bucco the last time we ate here, and were looking forward to having it again. The portion was very generous, and the vegetable and potatoes that accompanied it were excellent as well. The service was excellent and the server was very knowledgable. It was a really nice dining experience - never rushed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2016

Always good, with nice variety if you don't want "typical" Italian. Servings of "sides" tend to be large, so I like the option of their "lighter" choices so I can still order an app and not be stuffed.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 2, 2016

Food was good, service extremely slow. Took 45 min to get drinks. Food took 2 hours. Beer literally spilled on lap. Not experience we were hoping for.

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