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“Favorite special event restaurant in Providence”
Review of Cafe Nuovo

Cafe Nuovo
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Ranked #6 of 800 Restaurants in Providence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $80
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Favorite special event restaurant in Providence”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

Staff is friendly and helpful, food is always amazing. I had a scallop special on New Year's that was probably one of the best dishes I ever had. Oysters from PEI were excellent. Servings are generous but not overwhelming. This is a restaurant that my husband and I can agree on.

Visited January 2013
Thank Lorraine B
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English first
east greenwich, rhode island
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799 reviews
514 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 323 helpful votes
“A real dining experience”
Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

Excellent location and the food choices are always done to perfection. The Dover sole is to die for. Make reservations but be prepared to wait, especially on WaterFire nights. In the summer, ask for a table outdoors- a very different dining experience. One word of caution- the wines, while delicious, are extremely overpriced.

2 Thank dermgoddess
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Rhode Island
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great Choice in Providence”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

My wife and I recently went to Cafe nuevo after a rather lengthy period of time from our last visit which was not due to any reason other than the amount of excellent restaurants in the area. The quality of the service and food at Cafe nuevo was excellent as remembered. We found the menu selection to be well done and contained entrees for all tastes. The wine selection was excellent and the service first rate. The only issue we had was with the noise from the bar area which is small and adjacent to the dining room and can be loud on evenings when the bar is crowded. Regardless, Cafe nuevo is worth the trip.

Visited December 2012
Thank RIguy_7
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Cranston, Rhode Island
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“My favorite place”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

We went for our anniversary 11/26/12. Excellent as always. It was quiet, which was nice. Our server was excellent, the food was outstanding! The ambience is great. We had after dinner drinks at the bar with Jacob, our bartender. This is not the first time we have been there and it will not be the last. Always consistently perfect.

Visited November 2012
Thank sandy s
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Agawam, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Delicious Food”
Reviewed December 9, 2012

Upscale food and ambiance. Great place to get great food...right on the strip of Waterfire. Reservations recommended.

Visited September 2012
Thank 62shorty
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