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Nuvolari's

4.4
4.4
1026 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Please call the restaurant directly to book reservations for Fridays and Saturdays!

Nuvolari’s is a warm and inviting Italian restaurant, nestled on the Northshore of New Orleans in Old Mandeville. For over 33 years, loyal customers have enjoyed Italian food, friendship and celebrations around our tables. Nuvolari’s menu features traditional Italian fare alongside creative fresh dishes. Dining options include intimate indoor seating with a relaxed exterior patio. Live music on Wednesdays and seasonal wine events keep things exciting. Our wine list is appreciated by both connoisseurs and newcomers, with a diverse selection by the glass and bottle.

Open Table consistently recognizes Nuvolari’s with Most Romantic and Neighborhood Gem awards. New Orleans food critic Tom Fitzmorris gives it four stars. Nuvolari’s– an unhurried culinary experience, just two blocks from Lake Ponchartrain. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (985) 626-5619

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Tony Hustad

  • Catering

    Custom catering available.

  • Private party facilities

    Red room can accommodate up to 52 people. Tea room can accommodate up to 25 people. Main dining area available for private daytime dining events that can accommodate 85 people.

  • Private party contact

    Wallace Simmons: (985) 626-5619

  • Neighborhood

    Mandeville

  • Cross street

    Jefferson

  • Parking details

    Parking available surrounding the restaurant and in the rear of the restaurant.

  • Entertainment

    Music on Wednesday nights from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,026 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Romantic

  • Northshore

    Most Booked

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  1. DS

    DeanieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fabulous. Josh is an extremely talented chef.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday Loved the restaurant before but now new ownership, new menu and new vibe. Everything served was excellent. Wait staff attentive
  3. UD

    UDY78

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another wonderful meal at Nuvolaris! I tried the Italian Wedding Soup which was a soup I’ve never had and it was so delicious! It was followed by the Meatballs and Spaghetti which was the perfect comfort food end to my weekend. The meatballs here are cooked so perfectly it reminds me of the ones my grandmother made and the red gravy is perfection. I also tried the special cocktail of the Blood Orange Martini and it was very tasty! I love this restaurant because it feels like the perfect combination of old school Italian but with modern dishes that elevate the flavors.
  4. W

    Wjohnson

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 11th anniversary at Nuvolari's. The server greeted us with two glasses of complementary champagne on the house. Such a nice touch to add to an amazing dining experience. The menu was interesting and quite tasty. Great food and service!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Limited menu. Pasta was dry. Poor service because of lack of help.
  6. BB

    BBSPMS

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love their evolving menu. Had the redfish piccata and the seafood linguini. Both were excellent. Our server, Ashland, as well as Mr. Rene, made certain we had an enjoyable dining experience. We love Nuvolari’s!
  7. LS

    LoryS

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious and a perfect place to celebrate New Years Eve!
  8. CK

    ClaireK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The seafood pasta was incredible. We ordered an appetizer, a salad, and two main dishes and all were delicious.
  9. CM

    CodyM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Best food I have had. Everything I ate was delicious
  10. M

    Mandavegas

    New Orleans

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good quiet place
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have excellent service and the food was superb!!!
  12. UD

    UDY78

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect meal! Everything was delicious! The meatballs, pasta, and the fish were the best I’ve had. We also got the eggnog gelato and it was great! The atmosphere is so cozy and inviting. I couldn’t have loved it more!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family Christmas dinner
  14. VV

    VernonV

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We found the ambiance to be excellent. The food was great as well. I had the redfish piccata and my wife had the chicken parmesan. The waiter, Jack N was outstanding, always assuring we had no needs without being intrusive. We recommend without reservation.
  15. MT

    MikeTR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Long time favorite restaurant. Very comfortable environment and the food was excellent.
  16. PB

    PeterB

    New Orleans

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food much improved under new management. Lots of new and interesting menu items. Like new menu and wine list formats. Price, understandably, higher.
  17. S

    Stan

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Absolutely no vegan/vegetarian options. Waiter was asked if there was an off menu option, and he said no.
  18. S

    Scooter

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food was fantastic. It was VERY loud in there and hard to speak with our friends. The food did take awhile to come out but it was VERY good.
  19. 3

    30alocal

    Tallahassee

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    All good as usual.
  20. B

    Brittany

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    My cocktail was unfortunately the best part of my meal. I got the Genoa shrimp pasta. My shrimp was undercooked and the pasta was under seasoned.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arancini was amazing. I also had the petite filet and it was seasoned and cooked perfectly. Can’t wait to go back
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    The waiter took the order and delivered food/,drinks with almost no interaction. Food was awful and luke warm. The stuffed eggplant was syrupie sweet. Would have gotten a better meal at Olive Garden. The beet salad had no flavor. For the price. We should have been wowed, but were so disappointed. Would never go back.
  23. CS

    CarolynS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and the service was top notch. We will go back.
  24. c

    chichilo

    Miami

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My party of 4 enjoyed the experience very much. The food was good but not outstanding. Service was a bit rushed, but it may have because we were early diners. The ambiance was quite pleasant, especially around the bar area. We'd definitely go back.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    It’s been about 1 year since we have been here. It used to be one of our favorite places. The restaurant aesthetically has gone down. The service was slow and there were dirty tables around us in the back room. We never received sparkling water that we asked for. They didn’t have the ingredients to make a Vieux Carre…a southern cocktail that they have made in the past. They brought us another incorrect cocktail. The waitress took 20 minutes to come back to us. The food was actually pretty good…but limited in options. I didn’t use the ladies room, but my husband said the men’s bathroom was so filthy and stinky he had to cover his nose with his coat cuff. He said the toilets were disgusting. So sad to see this once little gem of a tradition fall so badly.

    Nuvolari'sResponded on November 21, 2022Thank you for your review. We are extremely disheartened to hear about your poor dining experience which falls well below our standards. If you have a moment to speak, I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss your experience in further detail. Would you be so kind to contact me at (985) 626-5619 Kind Regards, Rene

  26. M

    Mick

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They have revamped the menu since I last visited and they did a great job. Fantastic dinner. Must try the redfish!
  27. W

    Wjohnson

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal! I had the Agnolotti crab stuffed pasta and my husband had the Redfish Piccata. Both were delicious. The wine list has some really nice selections and is very reasonably priced. Overall great food and service!
  28. WB

    WalterB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The wedge salad and cioppino were tremendous . Service was good.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    Food is ok, way overpriced . Service is slow but understandable with today’s availability of staff. Italian restaurants shouldn’t be playing 80’s and 90’s pop music for ambiance. I hope the new owners make some changes.
  30. MS

    MartinS

    New Orleans

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    I experienced a terrible meal at Nuvolaris this Saturday, Nov. 12th. 2022. 3 weeks ago I had a fabulous meal at Nuvolaris - it consisted of (antipasti) Scallops, Steak Tips, and (prime) Sweet Corn Agnolotti. I ordered the same this Friday. This time Scallops were so very salty as to be impossible to taste anything but salt. The Steak Tips were overdone with too little steak and a lot of mushrooms. The Sweet Corn Agnolotti had no lump crab in the dish, no sweet corn, only the cheese filled pasta covered with mushrooms and a truffle flavor. This was a $135 meal including wine. I had been a Nuvolaris fan for several years. I doubt if I will ever come back.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Disappointed in new menu. Fish dishes with wild rice no longer on menu and favorite NY strip absent as well. :(
  32. L

    Lagrl75

    New Orleans

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was Bella, she was excellent. The food was delicious. I had the salmon, my husband had the redfish. Both dishes were prepared perfectly. I love Nuvolari’s and was concerned for a while, but under the new chef and owner I feel it is back and maybe even better. So happy!!!
  33. KH

    KatherineH

    Thuringia

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    We have been eating at Nuvalaris fur years and have loved it. Under the new owner it is very diminished. Prices are higher (not surprising), there is no complementary soup/salad, and the menu is quite different, but not better. Our bread was cold on the inside, my salmon was burned (and had no pesto), & our veal was rubbery. All in all it was very disappointing and we won’t be back soon, if ever.
  34. EK

    EfromKenner

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoyed our dinner last night at Nuvolari's, although there are a few issues they need to iron out. It seems they are suffering a bit from a lack of employees, but that is a common restaurant problem everywhere now. It caused a bit of a delay and our entrees were not warm when they were served to us. However, we knew they were short-staffed and the food was very tasty, so we chose not to send anything back. The Panneed Veal & lasagna entree was the tastiest, followed by the Shrimp Scampi. For the starter course, we highly recommend the beef tips (and the Shrimp Scampi). The seared tuna was so-so and pricey, so you may be better off with a nice salad to round out the beginning of your dining experience. I had the spaghetti and meatball entree, and I really enjoyed it. The meatballs were juicy, the pasta was al dente, and the only hitch was that it could have used a bit more marinara sauce. Side note - the marinara is very tasty. It is savory, not sweet. Alas, my entree was also a bit cold, but it was very tasty. The best dessert is the white chocolate bread pudding. The tiramisu is good, but not outstanding and you should skip the cannoli. We would eat there again. Please give them a try because the food is very good and the North Shore should support these nicer restaurants.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Food was good service was horrible. Waiter was forcing recommendations on us that we did not want and did it to all his tables. I get telling us specials but it was evident he was trying to up sell us on everything like a bad car salesman. Pretty much told us the food we ordered was a mistake. Then would tell us he did not have time to do the stuffed we asked for...ordered a cappuccino and told us I don't have time for that. Kept forgetting our items and brought me the bill in the middle of dinner and kept checking if I paid yet by grabbing the book and opening it and putting next to my arm. Then brought me another bill after I already gave him payment twice. I had 3 bills (small black books) on the table at once. We thought we were being pranked.
  36. BB

    BBSPMS

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had dinner last evening with Bella as our server. She was attentive and personable to whatever we needed to make our dining experience enjoyable. Food was delicious.
  37. RW

    RobertW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some of the BEST Italian food on the Northshore hands down! Great atmosphere.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic, I had one of the daily fish specials which was salmon and the preparation was wonderful, also had the beet and buratta salad which was also delicious.The service was excellent, waiter was attentive and food arrived promptly. You can tell this is an experienced restaurateur, so happy to have the chef/owner of Jacmel as the new owner.
  39. JG

    JonathanG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience2
    Nuvolari’s is not same. They couldn’t even get spaghetti and meatballs right.
  40. g

    grbnorthshore

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Do not like the new menu but some may. The chopped salad was spicy but not tasty. The service was inattentive, very slow, not professional. We did not order desert because we were tired of sitting after more than two hours. We've been happy going here for over 20 years and because of this history am willing to give it another chance.

FAQs

Nuvolari's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (985) 626-5619.

Nuvolari's is rated 4.4 stars by 1026 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Nuvolari's

246 Girod St., Mandeville, LA 70448

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Jefferson

  • Neighborhood

    Mandeville

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking available surrounding the restaurant and in the rear of the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tony Hustad

  • Entertainment

    Music on Wednesday nights from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (985) 626-5619

  • Catering

    Custom catering available.

  • Private party facilities

    Red room can accommodate up to 52 people. Tea room can accommodate up to 25 people. Main dining area available for private daytime dining events that can accommodate 85 people.

  • Private party contact

    Wallace Simmons: (985) 626-5619

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