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“Best ever for fine dining in pvd.”
Review of Cafe Nuovo

Cafe Nuovo
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Ranked #7 of 808 Restaurants in Providence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $80
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, 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
Cape Coral, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Best ever for fine dining in pvd.”
Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

Best food, drinks, presentation, service, ambiance...keep going back since 2001!! This resturant is a gem.

  • Visited February 2014
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Lincoln, RI
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Reliably excellent”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

We've made several visits to Cafe Nuovo - usually for holidays or special occasions. The menu is always fresh with a limited variety of great dishes. The atmosphere is highly-charged most weekends. Prices are high but the quality is there.

  • Visited February 2014
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Providence, Rhode Island
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great”
Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful food, service and wine list. Best spot in providence. Outdoor seating here is wonderful. Try the shrimp and scallop over spaghetti squash or the lump crab risotto.

  • Visited February 2014
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Providence, Rhode Island
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A must visit!”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

I didn't give this rating a 5 and it has nothing to do with the restaurant but all to do with parking. The restaurant is wonderful. The food is top notch, the atmosphere is wonderful (espeically if you make reservations on a night when the waterfires is going on) and the service is impeccable. If you are coming to Providence, RI and you want a great restaurant you have to stop here. It is fairly pricy but you get what you pay for.

  • Visited December 2013
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3 Thank Kim F
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Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Always Amazed”
Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants in RI. I would rather dine here than any other place on Federal Hill. The menu is amazing, fresh and inspiring. The manager, Shawn, always a pleasure to see. He has that place running well and is just an all around great guy. If ever in Providence, it's a must.

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