About this Business
- Mediterranean, Asian
- Lunch, Dinner
Needs more waitresses. Tables are neglected in favor of bar customers.
trying to be too many things: nice restaurant (liked the menu), pool hall, bar, sports bar, asian hangout?
Food was decent, we were skeptical since restaurant was empty on Saturday night. Could use proof reader for appetizer menu that sits on table. Numerous incorrectly spelled words or improper uses such as deep fried beans in nachos or sautée instead of sautéed. This coupled with lack of business made us uncomfortable. Not anxious to return. Also, table was sticky and menus needed to be wiped down. Kids sitting directly outside front door smoking didn't help at all.
Food was very well prepared.
You have a nice space and staff. Your menu needs refining to reflect your projected image as a fusion of Mediterranean and Asian selections. We sampled only the risotto dishes so can't comment on other offerings. These were adequate but suffered, for the price, from an extreme lack of vegetables! Why are there no salads on your menu??
Alternatively, you could classify yourself as more of a sports bar, which would be a more accurate depiction of the impression you make on your patrons.
atmosphere was more like a sports bar/local watering hole than a "bistro cafe". Chef would not accommodate a simple request for a side order of risotto even when I offered to pay extra. Food was unremarkable. It felt more like a parody of bistro than a bistro.
I recently dined at Nuovo with three members of my family. We enjoyed the food, which was tasty and well prepared. Our server Anastasia, was excellent. We also enjoyed the fact that Happy Hour was in effect during our visit. I think the difficulty with Nuovo is that it tries to be too many things to too many people. It tries to be a neighborhob bistro, a Italian restaurant, an Asian restaurant, and a Sports Bar all at the same time. My thinking is that Nuovo should concentrate on one or two of these goals. I also would recommend that nuovo consider having out door table and chairs for evenings when the weather pleasnt outside.
From Our Editors
Nuovo peppers its heavy Mediterranean influence––evidenced from the menu to the decor––with a delicious nod to pan-Asian cuisine. Italian and Spanish dishes explore the flavors of land and sea with lemon risotto and slow-roasted veal or lightly fried shrimp, scallops, squid, and salmon. A library of Asian entrees, meanwhile, chronicles favorites such as pad thai and deep-fried pork, as well as lesser-known dishes such as Korean bibimbap––a rice bowl with steamed veggies, egg, beef, and sauces such as spicy peanut or red pepper.
Across one of Nuovo's walls, monochrome depictions of Italian and Spanish landmarks inspire Old-World flashbacks. On the opposite side a bar hosts flat-screen TVs above an honor guard of bottles. Red-cushioned high seats face a broad line of picture windows, and a pool table engenders healthy competition beside a long squishy couch and a wall of paintings. Diners can also hone their dance steps or help spoons realize their passion for forks with the aid of live music on Friday and flamenco on Saturday.