from beginning to end, the experience was wonderful.
Great food. Fast service. Great vibes . Waiter was very helpful and knowledgeable. My fiance and I were greated at the door and seated immediately!
This was my fourth time visiting Cafe Nuovo. The first two times were spectacular; on the third visit, the food was cold, but delicious nonetheless. This past visit was a different story. My boyfriend ordered pork, which was served raw and completely inedible. I ordered swordfish with broccoli and mashed potatoes, which was extremely underwhelming. For my dish, the fish was grilled perfectly but extremely salty; the mashed potatoes were cold and tasted like they were made from a box, and the broccoli was also cold. The server noticed my boyfriend's pork was raw and brought it to the kitchen to be corrected. When the meal was returned, it was edible but some areas were still too pink. The flavor on the pork dish was underwhelming. The server was kind, and thanked us for our patience. I was surprised that the manager didn't come over to apologize for the raw pork. Overall, the food was not worth the price and we will not be returning.
The service was fine. The food was OK. We were seated in what was clearly an expansion space used for special occasions. As opposed to the comfortable and spacious seating in the dining room we were packed pretty tightly into an annex with tables and chairs that looked like they belonged in a tent at a wedding. What’s even weirder is we noticed there were four same-sex couples (including us) in the alcove and none at all on the main dining area. I suppose it might have been a coincidence but it was very obvious to us and definitely made us feel like second class citizens. Thanks but next time I’ll go somewhere that feels more inclusive.
Great food. Great service. Pretty simple reason for recommendation.
An extraordinary Valentine's evening with outstanding drinks, food, and service. And a great location on the River. Thank you!
Food as always was phenomenal. Lemon cheesecake was excellent with the fresh raspberries. The service was ok but overall it was really great time.
Great food with great service! This is one of our favorite places for date night!
Service was great but food came out very slow
Delicious and very nice inside a great special occasion restaurant!
Great food and service!
My favorite go-to place in Providence, Sean and his team, consistently perform.
Our meal was cooked perfectly according to our specific requests; we each had 3 courses at this meal. All members/attendants of the restaurant were very attentive and friendly. We have dined here several times for over 20 years; our overall experience, as always, was outstanding.
fabulous food, service and ambiance....will be going back soon!
Café Nuevo is my favorite favorite restaurant only little challenge is that noise coming from the bar area can be high
Took my husband there for his birthday and had a great time. Food was excellent (crab risotto was so good!) as was the service. The view was lovely as well. Had a great time.
Cafe Nuovo is for me one of the best Restaurants in Rhode Island.
The dishes taste not only fabulous but are also beautifully presented.
Everything was great except the noise level. We were a party of 2 and had to lean across the table to talk to each other.
Great food and atmosphere
Wait staff was terrific
Would definitely return and recommend
All around great experience! My sister and I recently took our dad here and we were all thrilled with our dinner choices, service and all around dining experience. Leo was ten stars for a server! Kind, offered great suggestions, great personality and even had the dessert team go the extra mile for our dad's special treat! A++ Cafe Nuovo. Will absolutely dine here again!
We went to Providence because we had heard about “restaurant week” and made reservations at Cafe Nuovo, a restaurant that my wife ate at a few years ago.
First of all, they had our reservation which, in and of itself, was an excellent sign.
Our Waitress was phenomenal and the menu was exciting and reasonably priced for lunch.
The location of the restaurant, at the confluence of two canals, was especially fun.
This is one must place for a relaxing lunch and a great view.
Providence is a charming and friendly city and deserves your visit.
Very nice evening out with friends- food was delicious- service was excellent
Our server was Amanda and she was fantastic! The food & presentation were wonderful!
Our lunch was amazing. Our Server Cally gave us wonderful recommendations, was very friendly and helpful. Our food was served promptly and the presentation beautiful. Best of all the food was delicious. The short rib Mac and Cheese was very original and delicious. The eggplant and zucchini also was cooked perfectly with a nice little crunch and perfect red sauce. Planning on going back for dinner in February.
Excellent food- great service- nice atmosphere...always a favorite!
We were squeezed into a small space and my steak was very salty for some reason. Haven't been to Cafe Nuovo in a long time, and was expecting it to be more. Excellent service though.
Restaurant week dinner at Cafe Nuovo was excellent. Since we had a dear friend join us, we enjoyed a bottle of Saracco Moscato d'Asti, a sweet, crisp white wine. We each began with a salad. My friend and I were crazy over the quinoa, lentil, and arugula salad. Hubby was in love with the brussel sprouts salad which I also tasted and understood his delight! The entree, Chicken Scallopine with its tasty spinach, roasted red bliss potatoes, and lemon-butter fine herbs was very much enjoyed by two of us while the third diner liked his Risotto with Tenderloin Tips with wild mushrooms, horseradish-thyme butter, and pickled mustard seeds. And then, the piece de resistance, dessert: Lemon cheesecake with berries for my friend, and for hubby and me, my favorite - the pot of mousse - a pot made of spectacular chocolate and filled with dark and white chocolate mousse, and presented with Raspberry & Mango Sauce, and Cappuccino Tartufo - so phenomenal!!
Seated with view of river. Jared was phenomenal. The food was fabulous!
One of my favorite all time restaurants!! The service is always on point, and the food is always outstanding!! Accommodating my food allergy is never an issue. Every person you interact with there is always friendly and courteous. I highly recommend Cafe Nuovo to anyone. Whether you are local or visiting this is an experience you don’t want to miss!
Food was great, as always!! Roberto (server) is phenomenal, as always!! From the moment you walk through the doors you are greeted with a smile and feel special and welcomed! Great atmosphere, great menu, great food, great team of staff! See you again soon! :)
Appetizers, dessert, bread and cocktails were excellent. Entree was good but not great. We went during restaurant week, not sure if that impacted the quality of the entree (hope not, as it shouldn't). Our table was inconveniently placed and a little tight on space, which was slightly annoying but not a big deal. Overall, we liked it and would recommend.
Everything was perfect!
Took advantage of Providence Restaurant week. Good choices and good value. Wait staff there is always professional and the food always well prepared and tasty.
Great inventive food, large portions, impeccable service.
The food was fantastic and the service was stellar. Always a great meal at Cafe Nuovo!
Cafe Nuovo has always been our special occasion restaurant. This occasion was our anniversary.We were not disappointed once again. The service provided by John was second to none. Entrees were perfect.
Cafe Nuovo will continue to be our restaurant of choice!!
Very nice it was not very busy but it did as the dinner went on
Excellent waiter, great food, nice ambience! Always a pleasure to dine here.
Wonderful table with a beautiful view of the river, fantastic food and excellent service. The creme brûlée was the best I’ve ever had!