We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Nuova Italia

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
18 N. 4th St., Saint Charles, IL 60174
630.584.4040
Website
Improve this listing
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 48 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Unique Spiritual Dining

Great food in a special setting, a church converted into a restaurant in downtown St. Charles. Very nice selection of salads, wood fired pizza and Italian dishes! Yum!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Ray H
,
Saint Charles, Illinois
Add Photo Write a Review

48 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Saint Charles, Illinois
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great food in a special setting, a church converted into a restaurant in downtown St. Charles. Very nice selection of salads, wood fired pizza and Italian dishes! Yum!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We were looking for a restaurant converted from an old church that we'd visited long ago and discovered this Italian gem in it's place. Our group of four ordered several appetizers and pizzas, though a repeat visit is needed to try other foods on the menu. The caprese appetizer had us swooning over the generous portions of fresh creamy authentic... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saint Charles, Illinois
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

My mother was from southern Italy , and loved to cook for family and friends. She is remembered for some wonderful meals. We have finally found the same fine dining at Nova Italia. If I close my eyes I am back in my mothers kitchen. The smell, taste and texture of every bite is an experience not to be forgotten.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Geneva, Illinois
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

A group of 6 friends joined me to this restaurant last night. We were definitely underwhelmed by the experience. The restaurant was less than half empty on a Friday night. To begin with we were discourage from ordering pizza because "it would take too long!!! 30 minutes After ordering our salad we were told that the main salad ingredient was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saint Charles, Illinois
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We've heard about Nuova Italia for a while and decided to try it last weekend. It was "fantastico"! Our server, Davide was awesome. The Tortellini was great, and the cannoli was the best I've ever had. Great atmosphere as well. Nuova is our new favorite!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Racine, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I ordered the Margarita Pizza. It was a cheese pizza with one leaf of basil on top in the middle of the pizza. The pizza had no fresh tomatoes, no fresh mozzarella, and one leaf of basil. The crust was chewy. I was looking forward to the pizza because the brick oven in the middle of the room smelled great.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Shorewood, Illinois
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We walked right in just before 5 pm and had quick service, great meals and interesting atmosphere in an old church. My husband is limited on what he can eat and they actually made him fettuccini with Alfredo sauce that he loved! (This was not on the menu) It's a great place to try whether its a romantic evening or... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Saint Charles, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This restaurant is a gem! I've eaten here several times recently with my husband or friends & been extremely pleased with everything I've ordered. The atmosphere is relaxed & very conversation friendly. The menu is extensive & authentic Italian. Some of my favorites are Melezane (eggplant) Parmigiana, Vitello Sorrentina (super tender & delicious veal with an excellent light sauce), &... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saint Charles, Illinois
Level Contributor
29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Heard good things about this spot so finally went with my husband I have a gluten intolerance so could not order probably the 2 most popular items pizza or bruschetta (which I would have loved too)- I ordered the gluten free pasta which I would not recommend- very garlicky and just disappointing. Far better option is to go to Francescas... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Batavia, Illinois
Level Contributor
107 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This was our first visit to this restaurant to celebrate our granddaughter's 18th birthday. We were promptly seated. We asked if they might turn up the heat a bit as we were chilly and they promptly obliged. We ordered the Atipasto Italiano, Pennoni Al Sugo di Maiale, Rigatoni Boscaiola and the Penne Al Capone. Please refer to the restaurant website... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Nuova Italia also viewed

 

Been to Nuova Italia? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 N. 4th St., Saint Charles, IL 60174
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Saint Charles
  • Phone Number: 630.584.4040

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Nuova Italia staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?