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Cafe Nuovo

1 Citizens Plz Ste 1, Providence, RI 02903-1345
+1 401-421-2525
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1 Citizens Plz Ste 1, Providence, RI 02903-1345
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As always, delicious! The duck was perfectly tender and exquisite in taste as well as presentation. Husband had the shrimp and scallops- the dish was incredible! Multiple vignettes of taste blended together in one plate. This is the best outside of The Grand Case restaurants...More

Thank Candace H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Sat outside until the rain made it impossible. Restaurant week dinner was good but short ribs were only fair...way too fatty. Overall just not as great as everyone said it would be.

Thank Dyanne H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Last night I had dinner with a friend at cafe nuovo. The restaurant was almost completely full for a Tuesday night but this came to say about the service and food at this place. The food was outstanding from the appetizers. The duck tacos were...More

1  Thank Cassandra111111
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another excellent evening made better at Café Nuovo and there great staff. Food is wonderful and has been every time we eat there, you can't find any better , great menu selections and wonderful flavorful meals highlight the evening which is made better by the...More

Thank Dickruns
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed dinner at Cafe Nuovo with family members on a moderately busy Saturday evening for my first time there. Family had been there previously and were greeted by two staff members in a warm way. Our seats were comfortable although not right near a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attended here for lunch as part of a group of 10 during Brown Graduation weekend. Service was a little slow to be understood, but they were out of some entrees and served to one person a different entree. Despite this, the food was very...More

Thank A1951
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined at Café Nuovo for a double birthday celebration before our gondola ride during the WaterFire display. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinners, as well as the views from their lovely riverside, canopied patio. I can’t say enough about the delicious food and exemplary service....More

Thank lynninma
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were disappointed with the food choices at the mall and decided to take a stroll along the river. Happened upon this place and decided to try it. With the decor and outdoor dining options, I thought it would costly. Happy to find out it...More

Thank Isabella M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The perfect romantic setting to dine. We had a great long lunch in the afternoon but who wants to leave ... Great service, great view and great food.. Validated parking at the back. Gondola ride afterwards. What more do you want!!! Cheers

Thank alvimangles
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

I use to love this restaurant but I won't be back. Yes, the food is good but I'm just tired of putting up with the service. I think they should make an effort to acknowledge celebrations without it being made to be an inconvenience. This...More

1  Thank sillychitterchatter
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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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