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Cafe Nuovo

1 Citizens Plz Ste 1, Providence, RI 02903
401-421-2525
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Ranked #3 of 728 restaurants in Providence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $80
Cuisines: American, Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Between Memorial Boulevard & Canal
Description: 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

My husband and I went to Cafe Nuovo after reading the advice on TripAdvisor. The restaurant was nicely decorated and we were seated by the window with a view of the canal (it didn't hurt that it was a beautiful night). The wine list was good and the cocktails were made well. We started with the tomato soup with the... More

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dartmouth,ma
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

My husband and I really enjoyed the food here. We both had the sirloin tips and it was fabulous! Our pizza appetizer was also fantastic! The drinks were great! We both agree that we will be back as soon as we can. It's an awesome place with a great wait staff as well. Everyone was extremely polite. Can't wait to... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Stumbled upon this place by chance. Wanted to go on the gondola ride so we asked if we could have a drink and wait on the tables along the canal. The moment we walked in, the host was so nice and pleasant and let us come in, order a drink and relax as we waited for our ride time. We... More

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boston
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Cafe Nuovo exemplifies the best in fine dining from its diversified menu, wonderful daily specials, a professional, knowledgable staff and pleasant setting. The mod. noise factor is the only negative but staff tries to accommodate to find you a table in a quieter area. Kudos to Dimitri for making it all come together!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I ate here with my sister-in-law to celebrate my birthday. I was not disappointed. They have great drinks, great appetizers, and great entrees. You will leave very satisfied. ENJOY.

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Perth, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Fabulous food,excellent,knowledgeable wait staff. Overall it was a great experience. Would highly reccomend

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Nashville, TN
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

I've eaten in good places all around the world and this ranks in the top ten. The service was fast and friendly, but most of all the food was superb. I can't recommend this place enough.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Food and atmosphere are both top notch. Wine list is good but over-priced. You have to have the stuffed rigatoni, it is outrageous. The salmon got good reviews as did the fresh mozzarella appetizer. Everone who had the ice cream sandwich dessert was happy. I would definatley go back.

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Best food, drinks, presentation, service, ambiance...keep going back since 2001!! This resturant is a gem.

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Lincoln, RI
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We've made several visits to Cafe Nuovo - usually for holidays or special occasions. The menu is always fresh with a limited variety of great dishes. The atmosphere is highly-charged most weekends. Prices are high but the quality is there.

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