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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
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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Boston, Massachusetts
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610 reviews
337 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 579 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We've been coming to Cafe Nuovo since the first night it opened. After several management changes, it is back to its old high standards. Outstanding service. Enjoy the riverfront location. Easy parking. Fine wine list. Terrific service. But the food is the star -- wonderful stuff. And the service is outstanding -- Meghan knew her stuff and got it right.... More 

Thank EagleEyeBoston
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cafe nuovo is great. We had our wedding in the rotunda and it was great. The room was set up just the way we asked and had plenty of room for dancing the dj and bar. The food was amazing we were told by many guests it was the best wedding they had ever been to. Plus I have to... More 

1 Thank Bobby62181
Providence, RI
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224 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are usually so many great things to say about this restaurant, but on a recent weekend, in addition to the standing-room only crowd they always get on Saturdays, they decided to cater a wedding in the large lobby area outside the restaurant entrance. It was clear that the kitchen and staff were over-extended. Food arrived late and cold.The quality... More 

1 Thank Elvis355
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I went to Cafe Nuovo after our hotel staff had highly recommended it. The ambiance was pleasant, and the staff was very friendly. I ordered the pork chop, and it was luke warm at best, while my corn pudding side had come straight from the refrigerator. I am loathe to send food back, but I could not... More 

Thank Carl K
West Brookfield, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I reserved because of the great reviews on-line (very easy) and goes to your phone as a text. I stated it was our 25th anniversary night dinner in the city and they did not disappoint! The location is great with plenty of parking right in the center of the city. We arrived and the host (might be the owner?) welcomed... More 

Thank David H
East Greenwich, Rhode Island, United States
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

We really love Cafe Nuovo, the location is really pretty, right on the river, beautiful in summer months. as always our meals were delicious, braised short ribs. waiter was great

Thank Linda P
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic service Amazing food - make room for three courses (all are terrific) Exquisite atmosphere Make a reservation and enjoy!

Thank Michelle L
Cohasset, MA, USA
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93 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

This is a great place to take out of town business associates to. It exposes them to the wonderful Antares scene in Providence. In the summer, sit outside on the river for an extra treat.

Thank CaptPete43
Boston, Massachusetts
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147 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

we went for a private function in the rotonda.. excellent service and food that is beautifully presented.. recommend for functions

Thank MakeupArtist40
Ft. Lauderdale
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

This place has it all; good food; great service; great location. One of the most overall attractive restaurants I've been to. Very nice wine list, reasonable prices. In a town blessed with a great food scene this has to be one of the top three. The chef has produced a varied menu that gives him an opportunity to really do... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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?