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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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Cumberland, Rhode Island
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unique interior design with Asian, African antiques and handicrafts at to a beautiful atmosphere in a converted factory now filled with lofts. Food is eclectic contemporary and absolutely delicious. Perfect portions, earthy and inventive sides and main proteins or pasta all expertly crafted and executed. Always, always been satisfied.

Thank DavidU4444
Sao Paulo, SP
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are very picky with food and we really enjoyed CAV. We went for lunch. Service was a 5 star and food 5 star as well!

Thank Juliana F
Providence, Rhode Island
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for a friends birthday and had a lovely time! The food was made to perfection while still able to captivate our attention. We all got something different and spent the night trying each others dishes. The overall winner of the night was the wheat berries. No idea why we liked them so much, but it was the first... More 

Thank Annie B. F
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently had dinner here, with a friend, for a special occasion. CAV, again, did not fail to amaze me. The dinner was great. The atmosphere was delightful. The staff were, as always, so accommodating.

Thank dbro
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 4 weeks ago 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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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 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 August 5, 2016

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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255 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

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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120 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

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 July 25, 2016

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

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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, 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
Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, 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?