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Nuova Italia

18 N. 4th St., Saint Charles, IL 60174
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Ranked #10 of 154 Restaurants in Saint Charles
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 25, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This restaurant is off the beaten path, but it is worth going out of your way for. It was an old church which lends to the rustic decor. The server was charming and funny and service was excellent. The homemade pasta is outstanding, (I had the eight finger Cavatelli special), and the Braciole was very good also. The only negative... More

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Went on a weekday for lunch with three friends. The restaurant is located in the "old church" building which has seen several other restaurants. This one is a keeper. The atmosphere is that of an old winery. We were immediately seated and after reviewing the extensive menu, each of us chose different luncheon entrees with a choice of soup or... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Went there twice so far this summer, had two recommendations from friends. Both times on Thurs. eve and it was pretty quiet, just a few tables occupied. Ordered pizza both times (once we were with our kids) and a small green salad. My pizza 4 "seasons" was really good, nice dough, thins, neapolitan style. Nice tomato sauce too. You can... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed dinner here. We were pleasantly surprised that there is valet service offered here. Our valet, Ken, was very friendly and made us feel welcomed. The food was delicious! There is a nice variety on the menu. Highly recommend.

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Saint Charles, Illinois
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We went here after reading all the great reviews and had high expectations. Little did we know that we were in for the shock of our lives! I've never written a review before but this experience had to be shared. Everything that could've gone wrong with a pleasant dining experience did go wrong. Just about the only thing pleasant that... More

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Woodstock, IL
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70 reviews 70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Who would have thought that a vegan could find happiness in an Italian restaurant? We ended up here as a second choice when the restaurant we had hoped to visit was closed. And what an amazing surprise we had in store for us. When you arrive, you enter a beautifully decorated area and are greeted by friendly staff, quickly seated,... More

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Geneva, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is one of the best kept secrets in Illinois! Wonderful atmosphere in an old church. This location has admittedly struggled to find a successful restaurant over the years, but all is good now. My wife and I eat here fairly often and always bring the kids or other family when they are visiting. The grilled calamari is always exquisitely... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews 44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Went there instead of my usual choice, Za Za's to try something different & was not disappointed. The atmosphere & ambience in this restaurant was excellent---soft music, tastefully decorated and very comfortable. The appetizers we ordered, bruschetta & calamari were good-- bruschetta was outstanding while the fried calamari was decent, but not great. Salads were fresh & delicious and all... More

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Naperville, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We had dinner here the night before the Fox Valley Marathon in late September. The service was great with our waiter Jaime. I could not decide between two special menu selections and he suggested that I could order a combination of both which was a great suggestion. I ordered the homemade gnocchi with veal tips in a mushroom sauce (the... More

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I came here the first night we were staying at Pheasant Run. I had their bracciole special. The meat was quite tender, and the thick marinara sauce was by far the best marinara I have ever had. The pasta and thinner sauce were excellent too. She had veal in a Gorgonzola cream sauce, and this was great... More

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