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Cafe Nuovo

1 Citizens Plz Ste 1, Providence, RI 02903-1345
+1 401-421-2525
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1 Citizens Plz Ste 1, Providence, RI 02903-1345
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sat outside on a balmy summer evening . Nice view of the water with gondoliers passing by. Excellent service, interesting specials. We shared a dozen of the most delicious oysters. The salmon with mashed potatoes and asparagus was delicious. A great meal with a great...More

Thank Donna G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a reservation for 14 people outside for Waterfire. My friend who made the reservation well in advance eats 2 or 3 times a week at this restaurant. When we all arrived she was told there was no reservation. She had reconfirmed it the day...More

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Cafe Nuovo numerous times and almost always have had an excellent experience. My last visit was an exception. I was with three friends, one of whom was visiting Providence and had never been to Cafe Nuovo. I wish I had chosen...More

Thank Jonathan D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place, good location, good service, good variety and tasty food. A bit pricy. you "can't go wrong" here. But everything was 'almost' great. Altogether lacked satisfaction. Nothing stood out as outstanding, portions were a bit small. Espresso Coffee was sub par. I would go...More

Thank adi_pundak_mintz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to this place a few times now and it's always excellent. The service, setting, and food is great. They have a very big menu for a high-end restaurant so its good for groups because everyone will find something to eat. I also appreciate...More

Thank GaitedFan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for dinner with my fiance. Our lettuce wraps were amazing. Food overall was good. Night date night and location is great along the river. You can eat outside during warmer months. It is on the higher price end, but a nice spot.

Thank L_Lott19
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was visiting my son in Providence and had a chance to meet for dinner at Café Nuovo and glad we did. The atmosphere in the restaurant is outstanding and the host and our waiter were welcoming and provided outstanding service. We started off with lettuce...More

Thank EaglesFan11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went Friday night, great seat outside...had restaurant week menu...thought the drinks were expensive, $10 per; short ribs were rich and very good, salmon for others was very good., desert bit strange..expected chocolate cake..recvd a slab of something chocolate..same with lemon cheesecake.... pot of crème was...More

Thank peekie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For lunch we got two appetizers- the seafood salad and calamari & shrimp. Both were delicious and portion size considerable. Service was from a small rolling table and each dish doled out with style. All seafood cooked nicely. Highlight of dinner was the Eggplant &...More

Thank CWnut
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've eaten at CN many times and it is my favorite restaurant in Providence. Last week was restaurant week (perhaps not the best time to go, admittedly), and it was my birthday. So, of course I picked CN. It was a Wednesday night, busy but...More

Thank mackerel
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Harold R
16 June 2016|
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Response from jenedoro | Reviewed this property |
Dinner is Mon,-Thurs. 5pm-10:30pm and Friday and Saturday 5pm-11pm. When you reserve you can ask for a table with a water view.
3 May 2016|
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Response from Barry N | Reviewed this property |
yes limited as far a seating. but I like sitting on the steps or on the grass much better. but do not miss Waterfire itself. If you have too park at the Prov place Mall for a few hours. It will be just a few $. well worth... More
Darcy C
13 August 2015|
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Response from Purplerooster | Reviewed this property |
No idea, had lunch there. Call and ask.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 80
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Citizens Plz Ste 1, Providence, RI 02903-1345
    (Between Memorial Boulevard & Canal)
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence
  • Phone Number: +1 401-421-2525
  • E-mail
Casually elegant Cafe Nuovo, at the Gondola Landing on Providence's famed Riverwalk, has been hailed by the New York Times and singled out by the Providence Journal as "RI's contribution to world class dining." The scenic waterside setting is matched only by the "fresh, seasonal flavor of Cafe Nuovo's contemporary American cuisine and heavenly dessert creations." Through glass curtain walls or while dining al fresco on the piazza, patrons enjoy attentive service and commanding city views while the river and gondolas roll by. Free valet parking evenings.
**Sunday Open for Waterfire, Graduations, some Holidays or private functions
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