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“ALWAYS A SURPRISE IN THE BOX”
Review of Cafe Nuovo

Cafe Nuovo
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Ranked #10 of 836 Restaurants in Providence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $80
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Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Between Memorial Boulevard & Canal
Description: 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
Reviewed October 2, 2012

What makes this spot so enjoyable for us is that we can always count on a surprise on the menu or or the daily specials. Whether it's an ingredient or a preparation. The dishes are beautifully prepared and the service is usually exceptional. On crazy Waterfire nights service can be a bit spotty but the food never misses and the vibe more than makes up for shortcomings.

Thank Doc C
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

Gorgeous setting - warm, friendly but also elegant. Bread, olives & oil were wonderful as was the lobster bisque but did the "special" of the evening - Stripped Bass - disappoint. Flavorless & seriously overcooked. Desert & desert drinks fun & good but left hungry as entree was inedible. Although I left 90% of fish on my plate there was no inquiry as to how I liked. Stick with appetizers if you go.

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Thank gdthomasnj7
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

DELICIOUS! Loved this restaurant and it started our visit to Providence and Cape Cod in such a positive light. The restaurant dining outdoors under a nearly full moon was so lovely under the cabanas. We had just taken the gondola ride below on the river and could watch them as they rowed by. Had the scallops with risotto - still thinking about these the most perfectly prepared. Highly recommend.

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Thank Snowmisty
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

The setting is very nice and our server was very good. The food was pretty good. We had salads (organic and Caesar), both we're very fresh. The entrees were ok, my sole was average and my husband's steak was cooked nicely but neither dish was particularly memorable.

Thank Kris91
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

The restaurant is nicely laid out and has an outdoor seating option by the water. Excellent selection of dishes. Very attentive service. Perfect venue for a business dinner.

Thank RRamanathan
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