Cafe Nuovo

4.7
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1976 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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4.7based on recent ratings
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JordanK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely recommend this romantic spot. Lovely view of the river. Nice to watch the gondolas pass by while enjoying a good wine and nice fresh bread. Food is also great.

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Joan
New England
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and requested Amanda! The crispy sushi was to die for!
Amanda was fabulous! We can’t wait to request her again.

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vipStella65
New England
19 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buonissimo 😋

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Anniversary

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BostonLance
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Risotto was perfect.

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HalH
New England
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great entrees , very good service.

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Marie
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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Overall dining experience was excellent. Family reunion for party of 7. Clean, spacious, very courteous & attentive wait staff. Outstanding food. Presentation always beautiful. Great setting on the river. Felt very comfortable.
Reco: add additional space to Ladies Room.

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vipFrederickO
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we dined outside, lovely night and lovely view along the river.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is probably one of the top 3 fine dining restaurants in Providence

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best spot in New England!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating on the canal with better than average service. Food was mediocre at best.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, as always. Well worth the 1.5 - 2 hour ride for us.

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KathyJ
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always. We ate inside fully confident in their adherance to keeping us safe. Crowning glory is always their desserts. Look as if they had been sculptured as fine art and so delicious!

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Lauren
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Came here for a nice dinner with my boyfriend. We sat outside and the weather was warm but with a refreshing breeze. Food was excellent and service was great. We will definitely be back.

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NancyB
New England
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The server was very attentive and the flavor of each course was perfectly spiced from the Margurita pizza appetizer to the tomato soup and then the filet mignon and shrimp scampi. I had stated it was our anniversary and in syrup around the dessert said Happy Anniversary so everything was very efficient. We sat indoors and the view of the waterway was pucturesque. Plan with tip on spending $200 but we'll worth it.

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vipYumyum
New England
43 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service. Delish food. Salmon. Scallops.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was truly one of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had! First of all, the gentleman man at the front desk was SUPER polite and helpful! I totally forgot to book outdoor seating, and he was super helpful in getting that taken care of for us! Our waiters were professional, charming, pleasant and knowledgeable. Our food was deeeelicious! I absolutely recommend and will be back again! THANK YOU CAFE NUOVO STAFF!!! I have zero regrets!

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vipBoston617Eater
New England
17 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an amazing time the food was spectacular and the service was professional

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service, location and food was excellent!
Perfect for a special Occasion!

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vipCellaDore
New England
15 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service!

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CATor
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrive on time for our reservation and sat immediately! Our server was top notch and went over all the specials. We had mussels for an appetizer Grilled scallops and lamb dish for entrees. No room for dessert.
First time there and will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful night! Our table was fabulous with a gorgeous view. The food was outstanding and our waiter was excellent. Thank you for a wonderful experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and exceptional service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible and our waiter Christian was super friendly and very attentive. The tomato soup is amazing and the restaurant has a great view.

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PaulQ
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very organized outdoor seating area. Both the manager and wait staff were extremely professional.
I have not been there for lunch before. Will definitely be back.

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RobinG
New England
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Nuovo is never disappointing...the tuna salad was fantastic and light, and definitely do not miss the homemade bread.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Cafe Nuovo was an incredible dining experience! The service, food and ambiance were a 10!

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Ania
New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at Cafe Nuovo, celebrating my birthday, in the rotunda. The overall service we received was exceptional; our meal was perfectly prepared and served according to our requests. Consistently an outstanding dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely time spent at this restaurant. Would absolutely go again.

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viplovetodine
New England
12 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were celebrating our anniversary, and the freedom to eat out after being quarantined. We ate outside. The weather was beautiful, our waiter was excellent, and the food was delicious😋

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service as always. We had such a relaxing time. Our favorite restaurant by far.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Fabulous

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Brad
New England
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Outdoor dining. Corey was our waiter and did an outstanding job. He made our experience so enjoyable!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside, a beautiful night at Nuovo,
Drinks, food and service was awesome as usual.
It was great to be back!

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PamelaR
New England
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch spot!! Their bread is amazing too!

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JHamm
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most amazing celebration of our 7th wedding anniversary. Cuisine, service, ambience - TOP NOTCH. So thankful to visit all the way from CT for this special occasion!

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JoselynnB
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, and amazingly delicious food!! Great dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was very windy the day we were there. The service was excellent and the food delicious.

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vipChrisM
New England
10 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great !! Excellent food and service

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