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Cafe Nuovo

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1 Citizens Plz Ste 1, Providence, RI 02903-1345 (Between Memorial Boulevard & Canal)
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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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Westport, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Six of us visited recently for dinner & water fire & we had a wonderful evening! All 6 enjoyed our meals: rib eyes were cooked as ordered & tasty; swordfish & salmon plates were fresh & cooked perfectly & very good; lamb shank, again, cooked perfectly & delish as well as the calamari & shrimp appetizer. Wine selection is very... More 

Thank Ali L
Providence, Rhode Island
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderful atmosphere, great food and service! . Delicious desserts. Moderately priced and great value. Definitely would go again and highly recommend.

Thank Taichen
Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a really great place on a canal, good for a romantic meeting. There are a gondola service, so before or after dinner it would be gorgeous. The food is great, we had creamy tomato soup, Colorado lamb chops and shrimp/scallop with corn and sweet cabbage (the one thing too sweet for the plate). The staff is very professional.

Thank Umrikhin
Providence, Rhode Island
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food is delicious but expensive for the amount of food that that you actually get. Save this place for special occasions or if you just want to splurge for that once in a while expensive meal.

Thank bwmsdvs
Hartford, Connecticut
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

To have a table at Café Nuovo for WaterFire is to have life's menegerie pass you by. Oh, and the food is really good too! We had the night's special veggie bisque - light and tasteful. She had the swordfish - an ample, well-cooked portion, I had the shrimp penne - tasty, but maybe the sauce cold have been a... More 

Thank Barnaby H
Bristol, Rhode Island
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The pasta I choose was delicious. We all loved their signature dessert and even plurged and bought a jar of the colored rock candy to use in our coffee, at home.

Thank shamrockri1
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Cafe Nuovo is one of the best dining experiences in Providence. From the lovely atmosphere to the professional waitstaff to an excellent meal on every occassion, this is a must reservation! Enjoy!

Thank Marisa W
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were in Providence for the first time to see the Water Fire. We decided to eat somewhere on the canal, and this place came up. So on a whim, we went there for dinner. I had the duck which was so tender and the Rhubard sauce was to die for. My husband had the Halibut Special which had a... More 

Thank Karen L
southern NH
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197 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined at Cafe Nuovo during restaurant week and our $35 three course meal was excellent. The service from Robby was as excellent as our menu choices. Not noticed on the regular dining menu, but for restaurant week, the shrimp scampi was served with homemade pasta and very large shrimp. The sauce on the dish was amazing. We enjoyed a... More 

Thank tltallen
Akron, Ohio
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94 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My parents and I were in Rhode Island for the first time, and were in a hurry for our Gondola Ride along the river. We had wine, but no cheese and wanted some for the ride........We popped into Nuovo to ask if they had a cheese plate, and sadly for lunch they didn't have a cheese plate on the menu.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view
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: 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?