A hidden gemCav is a wonderful restaurant that is hidden in an alley. It provides a wonderful ambience with much to look at in terms of unusual art and sculpture. The food is excellent and the service was very good. I would highly recommend for romantic dining or going out with a large group.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMRepeat CustomerCAV was recommended by the customer I was in town working with. I am glad I listened to them ! The restaurant itself is an eclectic mix of decor. What made me go back twice in one week was the food. The kitchen staff is getting the job done right. I wish I had a huge plate of that mushroom crostini appetizer right now ! Both the White Bean Shrimp Pasta and the Spinach Manicotti were very good. I will definitely go back to CAV if I'm in the area again.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great mealMy husband and I went to Cav for our 25th anniversary dinner. Having been there previously we were very pleased at the presentation of our meals as well as the flavor from appetizer to dessert. my husband says he thought it was the best meal he had ever had there. WE definitely will return and highly recommend it to anyone.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMNeiborhood GemThe food was great. The bartender fantastic, really new his drinks and service at the bar was exceptional. The service at the table for dinner could have been better, waiter did not know the menu very well and his wine knowledge was poor.
The man who greeted us at the door is a gem. He made us feel welcome and was eager to make our night special. He is one the reasons we will return.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe wine list was great!!The wine list was great!! The service was top notch.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent restaurant withExcellent restaurant with delicious scallops and a unique, fun atmosphere.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptionalThe neighborhood is not so picturesque, but that's the only thing about CAV that wasn't fantastic! The food, the service, and the overall experience was exceptional. Jennifer our server was attentive, informative, and available. The ravioli was delicious, as was the wine. Definitely worth the trip to Providence.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was outstanding.Everything was outstanding. The food was amazing and the service and atmosphere was very good.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant is a gem!This restaurant is a gem! The atmosphere is cozy and inviting. The decor is ecclectic with lots of chandeliers and Aisan collectables, comfy sofas and chairs, brick walls & wood floors. Feels like your dining in someone's home and not a restaurant. Wait staff is incredible! Attentive, knowledgeable, and great personalities. Then, there is the owner, Silvia. She came to our table to introduce herself and ask about our experience. Lovely and sweet woman. No wonder she has a successful busines, great food, great staff, gorgeous decor and impeccable service. My new favorite place in Providence.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is an interesting placeThis is an interesting place to visit because of the atmosphere - the room is filled with antiques and collectibles of the owner. There is a lot to look at and the atmosphere is comfortable.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe CAV resturant experienceThe CAV resturant experience was wonderful. However the Open Table reservation experience was not so wonderful. A friend arrived before me and was told there was no reservarion under my name. When I asked the wait staff about this the reply was that the open table computer generated reservation was not reliable . They suggested calling the resturant to make reservations.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMCAV is like a wonderful, oldCAV is like a wonderful, old friend. I do not go there very often, but when I do, it never disappoints me.
Great service, warmth, and wonderfully innovative food!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMCreative entrees and wonderful art.What an interesting restaurant! Dinner and art lecture in one. Wonderful primitive art adorns the walls and the owner was happy to discuss her collection at some length.
The appetizers that we had were okay (bruschetta was very chunky and Caesar salad was a little dry). The pasta with lobster was also just ok, but two of our entrees (pumpkin ravioli, chicken w/pears) were outstanding. The chicken was cooked perfectly and was balanced with sweet, cooked pears and chive dumplings. The pumpkin ravioli included the flavor of pistachios and went nicely with the chicken as well. We were really impressed with the creativity of the chef's dishes.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWould recommend. ConsistentlyWould recommend. Consistently delicious in an eclectic atmosphere. A bit pricey compared to other similar restaurants in PVD.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMy friends and I stumbledMy friends and I stumbled upon CAV during a trip to Providence. It was the greatest find! Tucked away in an unassuming but picturesque courtyard was this magical place. Filled with stunning chandeliers and eclectic bits and pieces, we were mesmerized the minute we walked in. It didn't stop there. The service was spot on, the menu was expansive and divine and every bite was a bit of heaven. I'd recommend the French toast and the pistachio crusted crabcake with poached eggs.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love CAV. My boyfriendWe love CAV. My boyfriend and I had our first date at CAV, and we return every year to celebrate. The food is always outstanding as is the service. We were there on a Saturday night, which was very busy! Despite the restaurant being full, we received our food very quickly, and our server was outstanding. I'm thinking we should go more than once a year!3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a really nice brunchWe had a really nice brunch at CAV - very quiet even though there was a baby shower not far away, and our omelette and crab cake entrées were very good. The service was attentive but not intrusive, and the high ceilings, big windows, and interesting items peppered all over the dining room made for a really pleasant ambience.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM