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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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Westerly, Rhode Island
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Service and food were great! Was told to return for water fire. Most certainly will....Crispy sushi and oysters were fantastic. waitress was kind..Will be back for full dinner.

Thank chrisconnors11
Chappaqua, New York
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed in Providence for a family graduation and wanted to try a new place. This restaurant has a nice vibe and ambience; a bit noisy(we visited at prime time on a Saturday evening.) It's a great location if you happen to be viewing WaterFire on the river. The menu was VERY creative, imaginative and truly unique. Our small group each... More 

Thank Linda E
Providence, Rhode Island
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Cafe Nuovo is a safe restaurant, nothing is better than consistent food, the dishes are exactly or better than you remember them, thats the true testament of fine dining in my opinion. I have lived in Providence for a very long time, and Cafe Nuovo continues to be in my top 5 favorites, especially the escargot dish and the crispy... More 

Thank melodyfe
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were part of a group, 30-40 people. We were seated in the rotunda just outside the main dining area. Service was great, they had two well stocked bars set up, temperature of the area was perfect. We had a limited menu, but it had something for everyone, I had a veal dish which was excellent, everyone raved about their... More 

Thank IdahoTraveler-7
Grafton, Massachusetts
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131 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For a city the size of Providence, this town has a lot of excellent restaurants and this is definitely one of them. Scheduled for Saturday dinner at 8 PM and we arrived few minutes early and were promptly seated. Host and wait staff were very friendly and courteous. We had the eggplant and zucchini Napoleon as our appetizer which was... More 

Thank TonyMundain
Jamestown, RI
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very good food. Elegant setting with a fine view of downtown Providence from one of its best perspectives

Thank Eugene M
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Dark, romanitc, sit by the window. 5 star service. Small menu but you don't need any more than they have to offer. Beautiful wine list. Ordered 2 desserts. 1 for there and 1 to take back to our hotel for later.

Thank 208brittannib
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 April 2017

In the Restaurant City you may think its hard to find a Diamond in the Rough, but that's just way Cafe Nuovo is. Although we try other restaurants, we keep coming back to Cafe Nuovo. The atmosphere is the best in Providence, the service is second to none and the food is consistent and very high quality. I particularly like... More 

Thank Mark B
New Haven, Connecticut
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

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 

Thank barbfam
Rehoboth MA
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View
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?