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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 - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 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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Mashpee, Massachusetts
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143 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

recent trip to Providence included our first visit to Café Nuova and we were more than pleased with service and food, our server Nicholas S. was excellent in recommendations and service, one of the best services we have ever had, food was impeccable and the best meal in Providence, wine selection was excellent and waiter was knowledgeable in , will... More 

Thank Dickruns
Boston, Massachusetts
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132 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

In a city that is known for its superb restaurants, Cafe Nuovo stands out as one of the best for excellent food and atmosphere. Consistently delicious and creative, it is a gustatory experience. The location is fabulous, perched right along the waterway in Providence, unparalleled if it happens to be Waterfire, but beautiful at any time. The menu boasts so... More 

Thank circe64
Bloomington, Minnesota
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved.....LOVED this little spot. It's kinda hard to find if you're not familiar with the area. But well worth the effort. We chose to be seated outside hopefully to see the Waterfires, but wasn't going on that wknd.😣 However, the service and dinner made up for it. I was very pleased with the professionalism and attention to our party. I... More 

Westerly, Rhode Island
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe Nuovo is almost an experience. The setting is beautiful the decor is great your seat is comfortable and uncrowded. It's busy but not congested there is a difference and it's due to layout and setting. The service is always great and the food is an art form. Definitely one of my favorite places for lunch or dinner with friends... More 

Thank Kelly T
Reading, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While looking for a restaurant in Providence other than the great Italian food at Federal Hill. I came across Nuovo as I was looking for a good steak restaurant. There are popular named steakhouses in the area but I wanted try something different. I am very happy to say taking a chance at Cafe Nuovo was well worth the risk.... More 

Thank brianll2017
Narragansett, Rhode Island
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Cafe Nuovo with some old friends. While my wife and I had eaten here several years ago, it was the first visit for our well traveled friends. All were satisfied with the setting and the food. The only negative, if you want to call it that, was our overly pretentious waiter. When we were younger, we might have... More 

Thank BigE02882
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150 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Headed here for any early new years eve dinner. We drove right up and were greeted by valet parking. Walking in we were greeted by coat check. Walking into the restaurant our host greeted us warmly. At each stop we were pleased to see a friendly face with exceptional service. It didn't change when we sat down, although we had... More 

Thank Washburn7ed
North Scituate, Rhode Island
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would suggest that every person tries Cafe Nuovo at least once...guaranteed you will return. The food is absolutely amazing, the decor of the restaurant is spectacular. Most visits, at some point in the meal, you will be greeted by the owner. Cafe Nuovo not only offers fine dining, but a spectacular atmosphere while keeping that warm friendly atmosphere.

Thank tryagain101
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got to the Resturant early 5:45pm. The waitress was extremely polite and was totally attentive to our needs. I highly recommend the resturant if you are in the center of providence.

Thank KrisStolten
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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183 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

Our hotel recommended this restaurant and we were not disappointed. We had calamari as an appetizer. I ordered duck over fusilli and my husband had a New York strip. We followed dinner with dessert and I had the bread pudding; hubby had the chocolate mousse. The broth in the fusilli was spectacular and the duck was beautifully prepared. My hub's... 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, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?