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Nuova Italia

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18 N. 4th St., Saint Charles, IL 60174
630.584.4040
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Great Food in an Historic setting

My wife and I decided to try this restaurant out tonigh. The good was excellent. We had the fried calamari appetizer and it was the best we have ever had. We then each tried one of thei pizzas that are made in their wood oven and they were exceptional. It was alot of food though so plan on taking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Paul W
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was a little nervous to try this place due to the mixed reviews on trip advisor. I had a sausage wood fired pizza and my husband had the pizza with tomato and ham. What is cool is you can watch them cook your pizza in a brick oven. (The oven is in the dining room). I liked my husband's... More 

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Thank Rosanne04
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I decided to try this restaurant out tonigh. The good was excellent. We had the fried calamari appetizer and it was the best we have ever had. We then each tried one of thei pizzas that are made in their wood oven and they were exceptional. It was alot of food though so plan on taking some... More 

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Thank Paul W
Appleton, WI
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249 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Setting is beautiful - an old church. Large wine selection. I had cheese ravioli and the sauce was very salty. They do give you bread and salad (should've asked for dressing on side. It was too much). The person I was with loves this place. My experience - average food. Wait staff was hard to understand - I didn't have... More 

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Thank Wiscmom2
Saint Charles, Illinois
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Great restaurant. Located in old church. Holiday decorations were beautiful. Ate at bar. Service was very good. Staff knew menus and could answer questions We all had pasta. Portions were large. Good value for money Flavors were good. We shared and we all had out favorite Nice place for couples and business dinners Not so much a place for children... More 

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Thank lope1430
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

We love Italian food and were excited to try this restaurant, but were disappointed by the poor service and below average food. The baked clams were cold and chewy, the bruschetta soggy, and the lettuce wilted.

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Chicago, Illinois
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395 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

Interesting location - inside an old church. We've dined here about a dozen times over the past few years. Have found the service to be inconsistently good. The pizza is delicious - the arugula pizza is our favorite. They have a small outdoor seating area, weather permitting.

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Thank HappieDawn
Saint Charles, Illinois
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

We just moved to town and wanted to have an amazing Italian dinner on a Friday night. The setting of the restaurant is very interesting in a good way and it has a great location. The place is missing something though with its atmosphere. Bread was warm and good. But the meal came and three of us were disappointed. I... More 

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Thank wowza381
Saint Charles, Illinois
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15 reviews
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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!

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Thank Ray H
Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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 

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Thank Whitesocks2014
Saint Charles, Illinois
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 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.

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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, Pizza
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?