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Cafe Nuovo, Providence, RI
Cafe Nuovo, Providence, RI
Cafe Nuovo, Providence, RI
Cafe Nuovo, Providence, RI
Cafe Nuovo, Providence, RI

Cafe Nuovo

4.8
4.8
3007 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (401) 421-2525
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Rotunda available for weddings and banquets. Restaurant available Sundays for private functions and private luncheons on Saturdays. Platfom available for smaller business dinner meetings. Please call for capacity.
  • Private party contact
    Dimitri: (401) 421-2525
  • Neighborhood
    Providence
  • Cross street
    Between Memorial Boulevard & Canal
  • Parking details
    Lunch: reduced rate with validated ticket or nearby street parking; Dinner: Valet at the front door
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Dinner in the Main Dining Room

    Multiple dates available
    Please join us indoors for Dinner in our Main Dining Room (Note: This reservation does not include outdoor dining) ***ON SELECT DAYS, WE OFFER TWO INDOOR SEATING AREAS: ROTUNDA OR MAIN DINING ROOM. ***OPTIONS PRESENTED DURING BOOKING REFLECT WHAT IS AVAILABLE. ***IF YOUR PREFERENCE ISN'T LISTED, PLEASE SELECT ANOTHER TIME OR CONTACT US DIRECTLY.
  • Dinner in the Rotunda

    Multiple dates available
    Please join us in our Rotunda surrounded by 30 foot windows, Italian Marble, and views of Downtown Providence. (Note: This seating area is adjacent to our Main Dining Room) ON FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS, WE OFFER TWO SEATING AREAS INDOORS: ROTUNDA OR MAIN DINING ROOM. OPTIONS PRESENTED DURING BOOKING REFLECT WHAT IS AVAILABLE. IF YOUR PREFERENCE ISN'T LISTED, PLEASE SELECT ANOTHER TIME.

What 3,007 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Rhode Island

    Good for special occasions

  • Rhode Island

    Contemporary American

  • Providence County

    Romantic

  • Providence County

    Great for scenic views

  • Providence County

    Good for special occasions

  • Providence County

    Contemporary American

3,007 Reviews
  1. DinoM

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall, from the atmosphere, fine food and all wait staff could not have been better. I often frequent this fine restaurant and have never had 1 bad experience. Fine dining at its best

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good quality food. The service and the ambience was good too. I will definitely be back.

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  3. Ruby

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Cafe Nuovo never disappoints! The food is incredible - the specials are always different and delicious!! The restaurant was very kind to accommodate changes to our reservation due to a flight delay. Brian at the bar is a gem!! We asked for our food to be boxed but didn’t realize until driving away that we were never given the food.

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  4. DebiT

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cafe Nuovo is amazing from the setting, to the interior space, to the dining and the service.

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  5. tyaniteand12angrymen

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went there for a wedding anniversary dinner. My picky wife and I both loved it. The menu is inspired.

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  6. ReneeD

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was impeccable and friendly! The food delicious and plentiful...a must go to in Providence!

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  7. jeslyns

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was amazing ! Cooked to perfection. The Brussels sprouts app was delish. Waiter was great as well.

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  8. JamesV

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been dining at Cafe Nuovo for over 28 years, and the food quality, service and ambience has not waivered once in all that time. I always say that Cafe Nuovo is one of the top restaurants in RI, then every time I dine there I am reminded that it actually is the best in RI! The sophistication of ingredients are perfectly balanced in every dish. A lot of ingredients do not make a good dish, but rather the chemistry of the few, and they are masters in the art of food chemistry. The presentation of dishes is extraordinary, right down to the most beautiful, (and tasty) desserts in RI. We are regulars of Cafe Nuovo, and never once taken for granted in over 28 years. If you seek real quality, and an authentic gastronomic dining experience, then this is the place!

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  9. Ramon

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Disinterested server -- pasta from a box -- nice atmosphere

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An excellent restaurant for both special occasions and any time you just want a great meal. Food ambience and service are all top notch.

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  11. OrlandoC

    Atlantic City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had the chef special filet mignon and added pan seared jumbo scallops to it. Was delicious.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous time as always. We had a 5 pm reservation. Great seat by the window. Service was outstanding

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter Vin, was excellent as was the rest of the waitstaff. The food was excellent as well. we ate at a leisurely pace and not rushed out because of the Valentine Holiday crush. Definitely going to return with guests to share the experience with them as well.

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  14. Candace

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stole some of my fiancés duck THE BEST DUCK I’ve had. Everything was top notch!! Will be returning.

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  15. Elsa

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was amazing!!! No wait time and our waiter was really efficient

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  16. HeatherB

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The apps and drinks were delicious. My meal was just okay. I'd try something different next time.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently enjoyable food & service. Always a great dining experience at Cafe Nuovo!

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  18. Kfromthecape

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cafe Nuovo is always one of our top choices when dining out in Providence. Outstanding menu and service. We will be back

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  19. LST123

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Great for a date night or celebratory dinner.

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  20. Foodie

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was awesome, atmosphere was great and Tieroll was the best. Will ask for him when ever we go to dinner.

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  21. RamonC

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Café Nuovo never fails to impress. The food and service are right up there with restaurants we have eaten in from Paris to New York.

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  22. karfista

    Greater Boston

    21 reviews

    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    This was our 4th time , place was busy and we got a table as soon as we arrived. Once we sat down , various waiters saw us seating and took them 15 minutes to come to my table. Waiter was rude and inattentive. He kept serving and checking on other tables even chatting and socializing, but he hardly showed up at our table . He didn’t even tells us about any specials. Everyone got bread as soon as they walked in , I had to ask for ours and it came during our meal. Food was great as usually. Make a long story we won’t be going back , we felt discriminated for no reason , we are pleasant educated people and never showed any signs of confrontation for not being properly served.

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  23. JohnP

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I've been a fan of Cafe Nuovo for a long time. The meal I had the other night was one of the best I've ever had! Perfection!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great dining experience! We ordered a special sausage & broccoli rabe it was ok. Homemade pasta was fantastic but it was a bit dry and the sausage was in pieces as opposed to ground….

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  25. Matt

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous meal, as usual. Tried the crispy sushi roll there for the first time on a whim and it was amazing.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my 1st time & it did not disappoint! Party of 6 & we all absolutely loved the food! Service was also exceptional!

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  27. kazera

    Greater Boston

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We decided to go back during Providence Restaurant Weeks since we thoroughly enjoying it the last time and it did not disappoint. The food was delicious and our server was great. Their wine list is pricey and the pours are very small so we will stick to mixed drinks next time we go back.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was delicious. Staff very friendly and attentive.

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  29. MatthewH

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic as always - we are never disappointed by this remarkable place! From management through the staff to the chefs and the food, it is just an excellent dining experience.

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  30. CarloC

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cafe Nuovo is always consistent with the quality of their meals and the quality and creativity is at a high level. The tomato soup was delicious, a creative take on grilled cheese with tomato soup, it was basil and tarragon with a slice of crostini that had goat cheese crumbles inserted into it. We sat at the bar and Brian was attentive and knowledgeable, made a few wine suggestions and described the specials very well, we ordered the salmon special and it didn't disappoint. Overall, we have never had a bad experience. The entire staff is always welcoming and the meals are always delicious and consistent.

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  31. MariaS

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superior cuisine, compliments to the chef and entire team at Cafe Nuovo! And that goes for the drinks and bartenders as well!

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  32. JeanneM

    Greater Boston

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dining experience! Food was delicious service great

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  33. ChristopherO

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Food, waiter was fantastic. Great restaurant in Downtown

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  34. JILL

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect- food and service. Robert and Vinnie were beyond wonder servers, as usual. The only real issue was the noise level made it extremely difficult to converse at our table of 4. Thank you.

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  35. JasonS

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic first experience. The service was great and the food was amazing.

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  36. Anne

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cafe Nuovo was featured on the Rhode Show, and when I saw what the chef cooked, I had to have it. I had the crispy cauliflower and my daughter had the brussel sprout salad for appetizers. For our entree, I had the short rib with mashed potatoes, roasted broccoli and carrots and my daughter had the salmon with risotto and asparagus. Chocolate mousse and creme brulee was dessert. Everything was delicious and the wait staff was awesome. I had my leftovers for breakfast and lunch today. It's expensive, but for a treat, it's worth it.

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  37. RobertP

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful time. All 4 of us got the restaurant week price fix. It was impossible not to considering everything was normal-sized portions. We also had the charred octopus and the pork belly. Everything was delicious. I can't recall our waiter's name but he was very informative, friendly, and ensured we had a good time. We all agreed that we need to go back soon!

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  38. Lisa

    Rhode Island

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the atmosphere, food, and service were top notch. Cafe Nuovo is our go-to for occasions. This time was with friends and they raved. The food is always incredible. Caesar salad was so good! Fresh made dressing. The Salmon tartare appetizer and salmon entrees were reported to be perfect. My short ribs melted on your mouth. Highly recommend.

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  39. DinoM

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall experience was exceptional from the reservation desk to the bar tender, our server and those that assisted. The food, portions and price were reasonable. I will once again continue to go and recommend when asked

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brought an out of town client and the meal was fantastic on for all. Filet to lamb to scallops & shrimp over squash. To top it off the bourbon brownie was delicious. Service was friendly! This may be one of the most consistent Providence restaurants when it comes to service and quality!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Cafe Nuovo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 421-2525.

Cafe Nuovo is rated 4.8 stars by 3007 OpenTable diners.

Cafe Nuovo does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Cafe Nuovo

One Citizens Plaza, Providence, RI 02903

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between Memorial Boulevard & Canal
  • Neighborhood
    Providence
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Lunch: reduced rate with validated ticket or nearby street parking; Dinner: Valet at the front door
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (401) 421-2525
  • Private party facilities
    Rotunda available for weddings and banquets. Restaurant available Sundays for private functions and private luncheons on Saturdays. Platfom available for smaller business dinner meetings. Please call for capacity.
  • Private party contact
    Dimitri: (401) 421-2525
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