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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (24)
Special Occasion (24)
Romantic (17)
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Good for Anniversaries (15)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Cozy (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Casual (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Authentic (8)
Fun (8)
Business Meals (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Live Music (7)
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)
Seasonal (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Went to Nuovo recently for a family dinner out. The food and service was fantastic. Loved the live music! The owner/chef came over to our table and really made us feel at home here. Definitely coming back soon!

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Music, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great time and unbelievable food. The specials were fantastic and we can’t wait to go back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Our waiter, T, was awesome!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Very accommodating to my gluten-free wife. They even made a gluten-free dessert that was no longer on the menu because it's one of her favorites.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Six people (3 couples) went for New Year's Eve. All of us loved our meals that were ordered right off the regular menu. It's not often that you go 6 for 6 at a table! Great job! In addition, I wear hearing aids and often have difficulty hearing in loud, noisy restaurants. Not so at Nuovo! It wasn't quiet, but moderate. I could hear fine! Love it! We have dined here before, and we will definitely be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Wonderful food! Excellent service. They take very good care of you here. The musician they have playing on the weekends is great and lends to a festive atmosphere. the food though is the real selling point - they have both traditional options and some nice updates as well. The filet special is always excellent with a tender cut of beef in a delightful sauce the chef creates. Wine list is thorough with good price points. If you want a friendly atmosphere, don't hesitate to choose Nuovo.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

On a whim we made a reservation with short notice. Our table was great. We were seated quickly. All the staff was helpful and friendly.
Our waitress made a mistake by dropping something and to her credit, apologized and rectified the problem immediately. Everyone makes mistakes. How we handle ourselves at that moment it a test of character! She handled herself very well!!
Otherwise the food was excellent!
We will be back.
Thank you!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Service was incredible and food was delicious. Would definitely recommend.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We dined here for NYE. The restaurant was cold due to the frigid temps outside and lack of shielding by the entrance. The smaller tables are close together so it lacked an intimate feel. It was a very busy night with a large party going on upstairs. The food was very good and the menu is large. We especially liked the mussels appetizer. Very good salads and bread. We got a stuffed haddock special which was also good but the sauce was a little too rich. Our server was very attentive. We will return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We will be back again and again😁
Food and service are always good!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Too many Up charges!! Salad comes with meal. But Cesar is $4 upcharge. Add anchovies for another $1. This would be fine if it were a decent sized Cesar. But it was six pieces of dry romaine lettuce. With two pea sized croutons. Server started off good. We ordered 4 apps for 6 people. 6 meals and 3 deserts. 3 glasses of wine and 1 beer. Pregnant woman didn't drink, neither did our driver. Typical server, once they realize we are not a bunch of drunks, the service goes down hill so fast! Too bad. We are still good tippers. Food was tasty enough. Portions were average sized. Good not fantastic.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Just plain wonderful...thank you. Service, Food, valet, all exceeded my expectations.

Tags: Bar Seating, Organic, Local Ingredients, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Not our first time here but may be our last; for a while at least. Our server, while very nice, was not as good as she should have been; she forgot the add on for one of our entrees (not remembering until she served the pasta plate without the add on), removed the rolls before we were done with them and was overly "attentive" which adversely affected the flow of conversation.
We found it interesting that the specials for the evening were all priced at the same $35 whether for the twin filets or the pasta dish??? Perhaps our server got that wrong as well. Generally, the prices are on the high side overall.
I had forgotten that the tomato sauce has a sweetness to it which is never to my liking and should have stayed away from it but, alas, I did not making my veal parm entree less desirable.
So many good restaurants in this area with more being added all the time. Time to give Nuovo a rest until, perhaps, some changes are made.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Dined at Nuovo just before Christmas in 2016. Liked it so much, our group of three decided to come back at about the same time this year, despite the almost 2 hour drive from Connecticut. Well worth the time as it did not disappoint. We'll do it agaain!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great Christmas Eve celebration

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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

This was a wonderful experience. All of our food was truly outstanding and the service was efficient and gracious. Although we live in New Haven, CT, we will make it a point to visit Nuovo whenever we come through Worcester.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Wonderful Christmas Eve dinner. Fabulous food and wonderful service. Lovely.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Service was exceptional!!! Food great as always!

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Special Occasion, Cozy
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The musician in the front room was great but a bit loud. The food was edible but disappointing. The twin filet au poivre special seemed like the thing to get on a cold night. The meat was flavorless and the "gravy" was unlike any au poivre sauce we've ever had before - it was grey and not appetizing at all! Our daughter's chicken piccata was very good. We should've gone with a chicken dish as they looked much better and were less pricey than the filet dish. The waitress was great but was given too many tables so she was unable to get back to us. The lasagna dish that someone ordered looked incredible. Unfortunately, that was at another table. We got off the highway on our way home from Boston to eat here as the reviews on TripAdvisor were so great. At the end, we walked away disappointed and would probably not return as there were other restaurants in the area that got great reviews as well!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 11, 2017

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 on December 10, 2017

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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