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Upper South Providence
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14 Imperial Pl, Suite 101, Providence, RI 02903-4638 (Bassett St.)
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 12:00 am
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Bethesda, Maryland, USA
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our only night in Providence, en route to Cape Cod, wound up being a special treat, especially our dinner at CAV. Decorated with antiques, the quiet dining room was a respite from the road. My pappardelle with lobster meat and English peas came with a generous serving of lobster. The sauce was perhaps a bit rich for my taste, but... More 

Thank Robert B
Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had heard rave reviews about this place for a long time and finally got to check it out. Oh my was it amazing!! The ambiance is warm and eclectic and Vinny our server was so attentive and soft spoken, so welcome in contrast to the in your face waitstaff that seems to be the trend these days. The brie... More 

Thank AS81305
Providence, Rhode Island
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've eaten a Cav a few times. We recently returned after forgetting about the place for awhile. We were hoping that we would be more impressed than in the past. Unfortunately, that was not the case. While there is nothing wrong with the place, there are far better options in Providence. Nothing ever stands out to us here. The service... More 

Thank Sophie M
Blackstone, Massachusetts
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242 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice little funky place. Food as decent. Service was great. Restaurant was very clean. Food was decent. Calamari was great. Specials. Decent wine list. Will return

Thank rbuskey106
Los Angeles, California
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105 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made reservations a bit late for a Friday night dinner. We had wanted to dine at a restaurant in the Italian area but the preferable dining times were taken. This was on our list though. We were dropped off by the car service in an area that looked utterly abandoned. The entrance is in the courtyard. The decor is... More 

Thank Max P
North Andover, Massachusetts, United States
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a private function there--party for 11 to celebrate big family event. Staff were as patient, professional and attentive as could be. Great ambience, great food. Perfect!

Thank Bob M
Bettendorf, Iowa
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great meal at this little hideaway in providence. Started with a wonderful plate of calamari and moved on to lobster bisque with Tahitian vanilla. Interesting but should have heeded servers suggestion and avoided. Vanilla overwhelmed the bisque, but server removed from Bill. Duck was outstanding and my daughter loved her salmon.

Thank toddj66
Providence, Rhode Island
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is wonderful, the service impeccable and the atmosphere unique! We have dined here several times with our son and daughter in law and my sister and her teen daughter. My niece loves this restaurant because she feels the quirky city vibe in her bones. My son and daughter in law love the fabulous food. My favorite is... More 

Thank FoodSnob2015
Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unique and funky, the restaurant has a interesting atmosphere if I am correct you can purchase items in the decor. Its always busy and the food is delicious. I have eaten at this restaurant quite a few times and always enjoy having dinner at Cav. The first time we headed for this restaurant we thought we must be going to... More 

Thank dreamtravels1
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Best dining experience we have had in a long time! Cannot go wrong!!! Food was exquisite and atmosphere and decor so unique. This place gets the best of our recommendations and we dine out a lot!

Thank Carolyn W

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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
$21 - $50
American, Gluten Free Options, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
9:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Imperial Pl, Suite 101, Providence, RI 02903-4638
    (Bassett St.)
  • Public Transportation: Trolley stops within a block from CAV; refer to Ripta website Shuttles from Brown and RISD also stop a block from CAV on Bassett St.
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence>  > Upper South Providence
  • Neighborhood: Upper South Providence
  • Phone Number: 401-751-9164

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?