Dinner in the Main Dining Room
Multiple dates availablePlease join us in our casually elegant Main Dining Room with views of the Providence skyline. 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.
Dinner in the Rotunda
Multiple dates availablePlease 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.
ROTUNDA SEATING NOW AVAILABLE!
Multiple dates availablePlease join us in our new additional seating option surrounded by 30 foot windows and Italian marble. Select HIGH TOP to snag a spot in this unique experience at Cafe Nuovo!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Lemon or mushroom
Seared breast, pulled confit leg + glazed spring vegetables, spiced rhubarb compote
Warm fingerling potato salad + jumbo lump crab, charred scallion vinaigrette, roasted rainbow carrots
our server robert was great! and the food was so amazing
High school graduation
After a 15 months of not eating inside of a restaurant, this was our first experience. We had planned to eat outside but since it was a very hot day, we asked to change to the inside. We sat in a nice quiet area.
The service was superb. The food presentation was fabulous. We all liked our food choices.
I would highly recommend Cafe Nuovo... it is always good.
Tricia N was our server and she was perfect! Food, as always was excellent! Great dining experience!
Great experience at Cafe Nuovo! Was there to celebrate my daughter’s graduation from RISD and it did NOT disappoint! It’s always been our favorite restaurant when visiting my daughter every year! Excellent food, great service, and love watching the gondolas on the canal while eating!
Warm, friendly service. Good recommendations.
We had a wonderful experience. The food was absolutely delicious. Will be back to sit outside next time.
Amazing dinner and service. From the initial host to the bussing of the tables, the operation is top quality.
Lovely setting ,easy parking, staff was wonderful and very attentive to all our requests, food was cooked to perfection , complimentary dessert for our anniversary was unexpected and delicious ! Memorable , affordable
And delicious. We ll definitely be back!
Food is delicious, atmosphere is amazing, and staff is always attentive.
Service was a bit off, but there was a wedding. The food was very good and the wine list very reasonably pricedd
The rotunda was absolutely beautiful.
The food was presented beautifully and was amazing!
Our server Leo was friendly and very attentive!
Roberto’s service is always exemplary 😊
Food is incredible! Espresso martini was perfect. Service was excellent. Outdoor seating has great views. Highly recommend!
Simple review: Outstanding service, incredible food and a beautiful setting watching gondola's go by us on the river. Could be my all time favorite restaurant as the service and food are always consistently amazing.
There’s no place like Cafe Nuovo For celebrating important family milestones. We’ve been celebrating my daughter’s birthday there since she was 12. Vince, Brian and Kim Continued the tradition of delivering exemplary service making my daughter feel like a princess as she does every year when we come there for her birthday. The kitchen staff prepared tremendous appetizers and a lovely main course. The desserts were amazing and the wine and drinks rounded out another 5 star night at Nuovo!
Thanks my family appreciates the hard work you do so well.
We are lucky enough to live across the street from this wonderful restaurant. The food and service was excellent. We had an outdoor reservation but because of the wind it wasn’t available. They were able to find us a table by the window to watch the gondolas go by.
Always delicious and too notch service. Keep up the good work!!
Wonderful dinner with great service from Abby. Every dish was excellent and the eggplant pizza appetizer was also outstanding. Thank you.
Great food. Pizza tasted good but was not hot when placed on the table. Great desserts.
I really liked the experience, our servers name was Zeus and he did an amazing job! :)
Super courteous of them to move us closer to the heaters as the night went on. also a dessert that said congratulations was
a thoughtful touch for our engagement.
It’s refreshing when an expensive dining experience is worth it. The food was very good the service was exceptional and the atmosphere is very special. Overall a wonderful night for a celebration dinner
Cafe Nuovo has a reputation for top notch and exceptionally prepared dishes. We found it a mixed bag, really. Ten of us gathered for a birthday party dinner. The service was excellent, very attentive. But the braised beef and lamb was dry. Disappointed in potato squares served with meal. Should absolutely be homemade mashed potatoes. The triangle squares they call potatoes were cheap; awful. Report from my party:. Swordfish good, scallops on risotto were OK. Not sure I would ever go there again or re commend considering our bill for 800+ for the evening. Cannot recommend. Three stars.
We haven't been to Cafe Nuovo in a few years, but now that the world is opening up,my wife & I decided to go. We had a table by the river It was beautiful & romantic. Service was outstanding, and I had the best swordfish ever. Great culinary experience.
The host allowed us to sit outside instead of inside as I reserved (granted it was a slow Monday night). Outdoor seating was nice, nothing special. With the river and city views, I guess they didn’t want to do too much. Well placed tables with ample lighting and heaters when it started to get darker and colder outside. I would say our dinner was pretty average. “The bland” and “the tasty” equaled each other out. Bib salad and calamari were very good. Raw oysters and shrimp cocktail were average. The beef carpaccio was “meh.” Duck and salmon were amazing. Lamb shank wasn’t as good as it sounded. My bottle of red wine was not poured into a decanter. Server was attentive enough. I wrote that it was a birthday celebration on the comments on OpenTable but didn’t get even a happy birthday. Guess I should’ve said something instead of just writing it then I could’ve gotten a candle. Would go again but more so for the view.
Celebrating my husband’s birthday at Cafe Nuovo was perfect! Food was outstanding! Service incomparable! A great evening all around. Thank you! Cannot wait to return to Cafe Nuovo!
Very poor customer service, server seemed rude and with an attitude. Also, I have requested a cake with candle as a part of it, but they never followed the request...I would never come back to this restaurant or recommend it to anyone!
Delicious food in a delightful atmosphere. Staff was courteous and polite.
Lovely experience from start to finish. Staff was warm and welcoming. Taylor our server was knowledgeable and personable. Excellent customer service. Food was amazing, with spectacular presentation.
SOOO glad to be back for in-person dining. As remembered, the food, presentation and service was wonderful. Has gotten a little pricey due to the pandemic. Definitely for a special occasion.
Waiter was very personable and food delivery was in a timely manner.
Food wasn’t great and took forever to come out, waiter was very attentive and pleasant.
Everything was delicious - can’t wait to go back with friends!
Blend of old world European and modern adaptation
An amazing experience in terms of food, service and setting.
Food was delicious dessert was exceptional service was great
Excel!ent in every way. Simply outstanding and I highly recommend to anyone looking for that perfect night.
We cannot wait to go back!
Cafe Nuovo: Excellent food & service. Friendly & helpful greeting. Nice indoor and outside ambience.
Great food and good ambience. I would recommend being seated outside if it’s warm enough or by a window if possible. I have been here twice and the second time we were placed at an inner table despite having made the reservation several weeks before. But I also understand that it’s more difficult now due to the pandemic and the distancing required between tables.
Service was good, although the waiters seemed a bit unfriendly but not rude. It was a little bit breezy/chilly due to the doors opening constantly to the outside seating area (it wasn’t that warm out) so that probably didn’t help with the experience.
Cafe Nuovo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 421-2525.
Cafe Nuovo is rated 4.8 stars by 2302 OpenTable diners.
Cafe Nuovo does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.cafenuovo.com/gift-cards.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.