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Cafe Nuovo

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1 Citizens Plz Ste 1, Providence, RI 02903-1345 (Between Memorial Boulevard & Canal)
+1 401-421-2525
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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New Haven, Connecticut
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I really liked the restaurant, though found it a bit more expensive than it should have been. The ambiance was quite nice, for a date or business meal. Service was professional, attentive without overbearing providers. There is a huge menu, unfortunately, even choices that could have been vegetarian were "marred" by some meat addition that was at times, superfluous. I... More 

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Rehoboth MA
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been to CN many times and it's always fabulous. So why write this review. My wife and I went on Valentine's Day and as you can imagine the place was mobbed. Many restaurants fail to deliver quality when so crowded, especially on holidays or weekends. However, CN did not disappoint. Everything from ambience, to service and food was stellar.... More 

Thank mackerel
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food - both the regular menu and daily specials! Superb service! Beautiful atmosphere - inside or out!

Thank Toby L
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I live the location of this restaurant and the food is always amazing. The staff are always friendly and happy. Good service is always appreciated but happy staff is extra nice! It shows in the service and attention to detail.

Thank Melanie M
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a very windy and cold winter night we found Cafe Nuovo. Only about 25 diners in this elegant fine dining restaurant on the night we were there. We sat at a nice table for 2 over looking the snow and lights of the city. Our server Jason was nice and very attentive to us and he told us an... More 

Thank davsprt714
Providence, Rhode Island
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once again food was excellent and the staff efficient and friendly. Whether you are the only group in the dining room or they are very busy, service is attentive and with care. Always an enjoyable experience.

Thank Anita M
Mashpee, Massachusetts
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150 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

recent trip to Providence included our first visit to Café Nuova and we were more than pleased with service and food, our server Nicholas S. was excellent in recommendations and service, one of the best services we have ever had, food was impeccable and the best meal in Providence, wine selection was excellent and waiter was knowledgeable in , will... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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138 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

In a city that is known for its superb restaurants, Cafe Nuovo stands out as one of the best for excellent food and atmosphere. Consistently delicious and creative, it is a gustatory experience. The location is fabulous, perched right along the waterway in Providence, unparalleled if it happens to be Waterfire, but beautiful at any time. The menu boasts so... More 

Thank circe64
Bloomington, Minnesota
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Loved.....LOVED this little spot. It's kinda hard to find if you're not familiar with the area. But well worth the effort. We chose to be seated outside hopefully to see the Waterfires, but wasn't going on that wknd.😣 However, the service and dinner made up for it. I was very pleased with the professionalism and attention to our party. I... More 

Westerly, Rhode Island
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Cafe Nuovo is almost an experience. The setting is beautiful the decor is great your seat is comfortable and uncrowded. It's busy but not congested there is a difference and it's due to layout and setting. The service is always great and the food is an art form. Definitely one of my favorite places for lunch or dinner with friends... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 80
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?