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Nuvolari's Ristorante
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Ranked #6 of 166 Restaurants in Mandeville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$18 - US$25
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Description: 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!
Reviewed 27 September 2013

My husband and I hadn't been here in a few years & decided to go back. I am so glad we did. The atmosphere is always great for an intimate dinner. The food and wine were excellent.
Our server had a good sense of humor yet was serious about pleasing us. We will be back sooner next time.

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Reviewed 23 September 2013

We went on a Friday night, a little after 7. Had a drink at the beautiful bar first, then move on to a table. Try the crawfish and escargot, we were soaking up the sauce with out bread, it was so good. Fantastic fish and steak entrees, bread pudding was also yummy. Romantic ambience, quiet and relaxing. Optimal end to a long week!

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Reviewed 8 August 2013

We enjoy the food here and while not cheap, the prices present a good value. Service has always good and a wide variety of menu choices. Good restaurant when your party wants various types of food.

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Reviewed 31 July 2013

We enjoyed a lovely romantic dinner at this popular local restaurant in historic Old Mandeville last week. Nuvolaris is a consistently good restaurant featuring freshly grilled seafood and traditional Italian favorites in a casual upscale atmosphere . We ordered grilled redfish topped with lump crabmeat sauce . It was light and flavored with fresh herbs, and served with seasonal vegetables. The chocolate cake was absolutely exquisite . We enjoyed the featured wines and locally made Abita beer. The service was good and the bar is a comfortable and attractive spot for a before dinner drink. This restaurant is great choice for couples and friends. After dinner we walked along the lake enjoying the view and sunset, it was like being on vacation yet close to home.

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Thank Leslie H
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

A friend and I dined for a quick dinner prior to a business meeting. The architecture was unique as this building was a grocery store 100 years ago in the quaint "old downtown" of Mandeville, just blocks off Lake Pontchartrain's northshore. As a southshore resident of New Orleans, I don't wander to the northshore frequently, but I should. A trip to this restaurant is worth the near hours drive.
The Veal Picata dish was flavorful, with lots of tender veal. The sauce was lemon tasting, but not too tart. I little on the pricey side, but as I said, well worth it. My friend's dish, the chicken Florentine, was also tasty and a hardy portion.
Lydia was our waitress and was very accommodating to get our food out quickly, enabling us to make it to our business meeting on time.

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