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1 Citizens Plz Ste 1, Providence, RI 02903 (Between Memorial Boulevard & Canal)
401-421-2525
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Casually elegant Cafe Nuovo, at the Gondola Landing on Providence's famed...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Scenic view
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 132
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Always a wonderful experience

I have been going to Café Nuovo since it opened in the mid-90s. Run by Demetri that whole time, you are greeted and always remembered. One of the best places for a memorable experience on a special occasion. The wait staff is well trained and professional and attentive to your every need. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 6, 2015
Paul K
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Providence, Rhode Island
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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202 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Providence, Rhode Island
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I have been going to Café Nuovo since it opened in the mid-90s. Run by Demetri that whole time, you are greeted and always remembered. One of the best places for a memorable experience on a special occasion. The wait staff is well trained and professional and attentive to your every need. The menu has many attractive choices and is... More 

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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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145 reviews 145 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

You know you're going to pay a little extra when dining at a fine establishment along the river down-city, but in this case it's worth every penny! The food is excellent, as is the service. Valet parking, so you're never going to worry about finding a spot.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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211 reviews 211 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I took a friend for lunch at Cafe Nuovo and thisTime I was disappointed.the food was nothing special,we had appetizers and main course my friend had salmon it was just ok,I had a new kind of fish nice thick and white but it was not cooked properly very hard couldn't chew it,service needs t o be review, our server was... More 

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Mansfield, MA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Cafe Nuovo is not so "nuovo" anymore and could benefit from a dining room and restroom overhaul. With that said, the food and service are consistently excellent. Prices are reasonable and the menu is surprisingly varied for a fine dining establishment. Save room for dessert, that's where they really shine!

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Boylston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This restaurant is must if you are visiting Providence. Ambiance, waiters and the food all amazing. Save room for desserts artful presentation and delicious.

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Acushnet, Massachusetts
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121 reviews 121 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

My wife and I ate hear a year ago and really loved it. I may have even rated it a 5 then. The shone has come off a little in my opinion. My wife had the tuna and asked for it to be prepared medium - it wasn't - it was as raw as they would have prepared it without... More 

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cape cod
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101 reviews 101 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Excellent food at moderate to high prices but worth it. I had the duck which was cooked perfectly and was delicious. Two others in my party had steak which they very much enjoyed. Portions were generous. The owner/manager,Dimetri, was omni-present to make sure that the clientele were being served in a professional yet cordial manner. Some of the servers have... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My friends, Sister and had dinner here for my 40th Birthday in November. The atmosphere is beautiful and we were able to sit by the window to watch the fire water, which was very cool. Dinner was fantastic and service was good. I would love to go back there again. Could be very romantic!! :)

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Boston, MA
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My husband and I had eaten here before and were very happy. We decided to visit again with friends on the last Waterfire of the year. If anything, it was better than our first visit. The food was wonderful, amazing, however, the most standout thing about this evening was our amazing server. I asked for her name and wrote it... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

The cuisine is AMAZING, out of this world. Gourmet without pretension. If we could eat there everyday we would. Fresh, tasty, excellent choices & presentation. My fiancé had the lamb and I had scallops. Our favorite restaurant in RI without a doubt. Elegant decor, excellent service. Try the bananas foster dessert - the chocolate is very high quality.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Citizens Plz Ste 1, Providence, RI 02903
    (Between Memorial Boulevard & Canal)
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence
  • Phone Number: 401-421-2525

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Scenic view, Entertaining clients

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
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?