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Cafe Nuovo

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1 Citizens Plz Ste 1, Providence, RI 02903-1345
+1 401-421-2525
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1 Citizens Plz Ste 1, Providence, RI 02903-1345
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Spent the weekend in Providence with family and wanted someplace special for lunch. The wife picked this place and she hit the nail on the head. Great atmosphere, great service and great food. Even during the lunch period everything was spot on, from the amount...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had reservations for 10 people. Our table was ready upon arrival. From the beginning till end our service was very good without being overwhelming. Wine suggestions were very good as well as the starters. I would say the food was average. We had people...More

Thank Greg H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I want to highlight the service of the waitstaff that helped us during our dinner--they were great- attentive, but not overbearing. The food itself was overall OK, but I was not overwhelmed by my meal. The tomato soup was good, not too sweet; the chopped...More

Thank sbv2b0
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely place for upscale dining. It occurred to me, rather late in the game, that, even as a lone diner, I might need a reservation on a Saturday night. Good thing I called: they had to fit me in at 8.30 (which...More

Thank SteveDisque
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It had been years since I’ve eaten here and I must say that it is still amazing as ever! To this day they still make the best roasted chicken I have ever had. This time I also tried the burrata, which was delicious, and the...More

Thank Hanna S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful dining experience at Café Nuovo. The staff is the friendliest and most helpful around. From the greeters at the front desk, the gentlemen who escorted us to out table, to Corey our waiter - everyone was professional and friendly. The meal...More

Thank RhodyRick2015
Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

These people do it right- the food, service and atmosphere- excellent! All courses were outstanding. Guests were impressed and happy. Consistent and excellent- a pleasure to dine here.

Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

Hosted a business dinner for 20 people here. Outstanding service, amazing food. I would definitely visit this place again!

Thank Taylor P
Reviewed February 13, 2018 via mobile

Cafe Nuovo is one of the best restaurants anywhere in the world. Their curated dishes are made from the freshest ingredients and crafted in such a sophisticated way with simple uncluttered ingredients. That’s an art form! I’ve eaten there many times over the years and...More

Thank N7380JZsheilag
Reviewed February 11, 2018

It is difficult living in the Southeast of New England because of the fantastic dining choices we have. It is also difficult to not always return to a tried and true restaurant. When I want a truly special evening out Café Nuovo has never disappointed...More

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November 6, 2017|
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Response from Sandra H | Reviewed this property |
Valet Parking Self Parking lot with charge during the day and no fee at night.
September 2, 2017|
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Response from TonyMundain | Reviewed this property |
I had no complaints about the cab I had. Maybe its you.
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June 15, 2016|
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Response from jenedoro | Reviewed this property |
Dinner is Mon,-Thurs. 5pm-10:30pm and Friday and Saturday 5pm-11pm. When you reserve you can ask for a table with a water view.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Scenic view, Local cuisine, 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: +1 401-421-2525
  • E-mail
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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