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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, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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  • 53
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 3
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  • 3
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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
Impressive Place to Reward Myself

The atmosphere was rich. The server treated me like royalty. My steak was juicy and just the way I requested. I was seated by the window for a lovely view. I could afford to eat here only 1x/month.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Holly Springs, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere was rich. The server treated me like royalty. My steak was juicy and just the way I requested. I was seated by the window for a lovely view. I could afford to eat here only 1x/month.

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Wakefield, Rhode Island
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I've been to Cafe Nuovo since its opening, including one time when ex-mayor Buddy Cianci was cruising by in a police boat, looking for out-of-place things in the canal wall. The food is fine, but you don't really go to Cafe Nuovo for the food. You go for the City Expeirience. Every time I go there, I'm saddened a bit,... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Cafe Nuovo is a special event restaurant. The service is always near perfect and menu interesting and delicious. Desserts are works of art. Very good wine list. If weather permits the outside dining tables add another dimension to the experience. We have had many dinners at Nuovo all have been for special celebrations. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Service and food was great. Prices were on point with food. Sitting outside by the water you forget your in providence. Drinks were made by a mixologist not a bartender. Would choose this against any other restaurant in the vicinity

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a great restaurant. The service is top shelf- wait staff is professional, attentive and unobtrusive. The food is wonderful though portions could be a bit larger. You can't ask for a more positive atmosphere for business or personal dining.

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North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I went to Café Nuovo for lunch a few days ago. I've worked in Providence for 8 years and have lived in Massachusetts my entire life, and I have never been to this restaurant. It's located on the canal or river (not sure what it's called) in downtown Providence (in the Citizens building). We had an outside table and it... More 

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providence, rhode island
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60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This is by far our favorite restaurant, and we visit frequently. The food is wonderful, and the service is exceptional.

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Weston, Florida
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Yesterday we had dinner in this beautiful restaurant. Everything is exquisite about this wonderful place. Location, decoration, service, and food. Pure perfection. It is the kind of place that invite you to relax and enjoy with all your senses. I had the soup of the day, a delicious, rich, and thick lentil soup; and the salad of the day, an... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Co-workers gave me a retirement luncheon at Café Nuovo and we had good food, excellent service and a great time. I have eaten there many time and always enjoyed all it has to offer.

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Worcester, MA
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This restaurant is perfect for a special night out. What made it even more perfect was its location - from our outside table we could see "Water Fire Providence" and we were directly across from the music pavilion! If you are looking for fast service, then this is not the place to go; however, since we were hoping to keep... More 

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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
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
Average Prices: USD 80
Cuisine: Italian, American, Mediterranean

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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 80
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business

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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