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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
Closed now
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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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147 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Westerner55
Providence, Rhode Island
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Food always excellent and presented artistically. Staff are professional and always on top of every detail. Superb service.

Thank Bethany G
Paeonian Springs, Virginia
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94 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very unique menu. Easy to park either by valet (complementary) or yourself right next door. Very elegant; nice bar. Prices on the high side so be aware.

Thank 49MD49
Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely evening after our gondola ride. Food and service we're excellent! Ambience of the restaurant was charming our table gave us nice privacy but still felt the vibe of the restaurant

Thank Babsbouttown
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

With all the good restaurants in Providence, Cafe Nuovo will now be the number one choice for a return visit. There were so many choices for appetizers and seafood and beef entrees, that it was hard to decide what to order. My husband raved about the lamb shank atop san marzano/parmesan orzo and my beef short rib was fork tender... More 

Thank debofCT
Framingham, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there hoping to sit outside by the river-walk. Unfortunately the weather was a bit raw and there was only indoor seating. The food was outstanding....I got the grilled shrimp and scallops and it came with four large of each perfectly prepared. Drinks were generous and fairly priced. Food was a bit pricey but you pay for location and... More 

Thank manelis711
Alpharetta, Georgia
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I called three months in advance to make a reservation for dinner on a Water Fire night in September & I spoke with the manager. I specifically asked for an outside table. In August, I called to change the time of our reservation & again requested an outside table. Last Monday, the manager left a message confirming our reservation. I... More 

Thank kopecfamily
Jacksonville, Florida
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

One of the best dinners I've had in awhile. The service was impeccable and our waiter was friendly and attentive. Two of us had the rack of lamb which was amazing. After dinner we took Irish coffees outside for the Water Fire. Great night.

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100 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Just because a reputable restaurant has long been entrenched in Providence’s dining scene for several years doesn’t automatically make it a fine dining destination. You see, fine dining, in this reviewer’s humble opinion, comes down to two simple factors: the quality of an establishment’s cuisine, but of equal importance, the level of service that one receives. Café Nuovo - a... 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
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
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?