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Cafe Nuovo

1 Citizens Plz Ste 1, Providence, RI 02903
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Ranked #2 of 727 Restaurants in Providence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $80
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, 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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  • English first
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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Valet parking, great atmosphere and awesome food!! Ask for John Belfi to be your Waiter. This place is one of our top restaurants to go to, and we eat out a lot!!!

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Providence, Rhode Island
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

with its atmosphere poised above the glowing braziers of Waterfire, Cafe Nuovo manages to combine dazzling presentation with entrees that span from duck pappadelle to roasted chicken. There are dishes for the adventurous palates as well as mainstream. With both, you are supplied an eclectic combination of sides, good sized portions and tantalizing display.Desserts are house made and spectacular.Entrees for... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I am not Indian so perhaps a native would disagree BUT I love Rasa, the Indian restaurant on Main Ave in East Greenwich. The food is excellent and the atmosphere is warm.

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East Providence
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We had a reservation for our first anniversary dinner, and were very disappointed. Waitress was very disintersted and distracted, and brought my husband the wrong dinner. We felt as though we were bothering her. For the price for fine dining, we expected much better service. Contacted teh restaurant the next day, and never received a response.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went with family for lunch. Great service, lovely atmosphere (right on the Providence river) with outdoor seating. Menu with lots of variety and choices. Good prices to boot. Overall good afternoon. Looking forward to trying their dinner menu.

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Top Contributor
170 reviews 170 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

We booked while visiting Providence based on the reviews. This is big restaurant with a nice location on the river. We were seated immediately in a nice table by the river. We were greeted by our waiter, offered water, menus and wine list. He did everything right but my wife and I were not impressed by his overly familiar attitude,... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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64 reviews 64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We were there for a party and did not have to pay the bill (which is extremely lucky because it is very expensive) but it could not have been a nicer experience. Everything was superb.

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Rhode Island
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

My wife and I went to Cafe Nuovo for lunch. We sat outside, with the view of the river and Providence. The salmon special was delicious, the afternoon sun on the water was perfect, the waiter was knowledgeable and personable. This is one of the best restaurants in the city where we live and dine out frequently. If you are... More

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Warren, New Jersey
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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

My friend and I had attended an art show in Providence and found Cafe Nuovo via a Trip Advisor search. It was a Saturday night, we didn't have reservations, and the restaurant was clearly busy. Fortunately, Cafe Nuovo has a wonderful manager, Sean Scannell, working the front desk. He accurately predicted the wait time (how did he do that?) and... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Everything was perfect from the first cocktail to dessert. The food was consistently light with deep flavors. Prepared and presented perfectly. Our server was pleasant, knowledgeable and attentive but not overbearing. The boullubaise was delicious as were the scallops. Salads and dessert were great. A wonderful place for that special evening.

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Additional Information about Cafe Nuovo

Address: 1 Citizens Plz Ste 1, Providence, RI 02903
Phone Number: 401-421-2525
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence
Average Prices: USD 0 - 80
Cuisine: American, Italian, Mediterranean

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