Thursday, April 3, 2008

NuVo Restaurant in Florence

Polly Campbell reports there's a new restaurant in Florence, NuVo, which will be focussing on "local ingredients, or at least American ingredients." No review yet, as it just opened Tuesday. I couldn't find a website for them, but their number is 859-283-2100.

Update: their site is up! Thanks, Skyler, for the heads up!

6 comments:

Meg said...

I ate at NuVo over the weekend during their soft opening. I would highly recommend the calamari or the Kentucky tomme as starter. I had the lamb, but wished that I had told them that I prefer it rare. My date had the Kobe and it was melt in your mouth.

Phillip said...

I went to Nuvo for their soft opening and have to say the food was amazing, the service good, and the atmosphere fantastic. It was a little strange to find such a quirky place on Dream St. in florence but that is what made it kind of refreshing. Living in Florence its hard to find a decent place to eat that is not at least somewhat like Applebee's or TGI Fridays. Order the Kobe beef. It is amazing.

Jacob said...

Ate there tonight - it was very good and the staff are very friendly - I hope people catch on to this place - it is very very good.

I tried the Kobe - it is good but as it often is, I think it is not as good as many would claim - I think a solid prime steak at say Mortons is better - I did not try the Bass but it looked outstanding. The foie gras apetizer was very good and the rhubarb-relish-type thing was great, the corn-based chowder was awesome, the 5-spice creme brule a real surprise.

They have a very nice wine selection and appear to be able to match their wines well. I'd suggest that they consider adding a chef-menu with wine pairings.

I talked to the chef - nice guy - very bright - excited about what he does. If people will give it a try it will be very big - I personally like the idea of such a neat place in such a funky location (former pizza hut). Florecne badly needs a fine-dining establishment....

valereee said...

Thanks, Meg, Phillip, Jacob, for the NuVo reviews. I'm going to have to make my way down there.

Skyler said...

Their web site is www.dinenuvo.com

valereee said...

Thanks, Skyler! I updated the post!