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Cafe Nuovo

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1 Citizens Plz Ste 1, Providence, RI 02903-1345 (Between Memorial Boulevard & Canal)
+1 401-421-2525
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Jamestown, RI
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good food. Elegant setting with a fine view of downtown Providence from one of its best perspectives

Thank Eugene M
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dark, romanitc, sit by the window. 5 star service. Small menu but you don't need any more than they have to offer. Beautiful wine list. Ordered 2 desserts. 1 for there and 1 to take back to our hotel for later.

Thank 208brittannib
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the Restaurant City you may think its hard to find a Diamond in the Rough, but that's just way Cafe Nuovo is. Although we try other restaurants, we keep coming back to Cafe Nuovo. The atmosphere is the best in Providence, the service is second to none and the food is consistent and very high quality. I particularly like... More 

Thank Mark B
New Haven, Connecticut
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I really liked the restaurant, though found it a bit more expensive than it should have been. The ambiance was quite nice, for a date or business meal. Service was professional, attentive without overbearing providers. There is a huge menu, unfortunately, even choices that could have been vegetarian were "marred" by some meat addition that was at times, superfluous. I... More 

Thank barbfam
Rehoboth MA
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We've been to CN many times and it's always fabulous. So why write this review. My wife and I went on Valentine's Day and as you can imagine the place was mobbed. Many restaurants fail to deliver quality when so crowded, especially on holidays or weekends. However, CN did not disappoint. Everything from ambience, to service and food was stellar.... More 

Thank mackerel
1 review
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great food - both the regular menu and daily specials! Superb service! Beautiful atmosphere - inside or out!

Thank Toby L
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I live the location of this restaurant and the food is always amazing. The staff are always friendly and happy. Good service is always appreciated but happy staff is extra nice! It shows in the service and attention to detail.

Thank Melanie M
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

On a very windy and cold winter night we found Cafe Nuovo. Only about 25 diners in this elegant fine dining restaurant on the night we were there. We sat at a nice table for 2 over looking the snow and lights of the city. Our server Jason was nice and very attentive to us and he told us an... More 

Thank davsprt714
Providence, Rhode Island
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Once again food was excellent and the staff efficient and friendly. Whether you are the only group in the dining room or they are very busy, service is attentive and with care. Always an enjoyable experience.

Thank Anita M
Mashpee, Massachusetts
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173 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

recent trip to Providence included our first visit to Café Nuova and we were more than pleased with service and food, our server Nicholas S. was excellent in recommendations and service, one of the best services we have ever had, food was impeccable and the best meal in Providence, wine selection was excellent and waiter was knowledgeable in , will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 80
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Citizens Plz Ste 1, Providence, RI 02903-1345
    (Between Memorial Boulevard & Canal)
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence
  • Phone Number: +1 401-421-2525
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?