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.
- 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, crispy leg, glazed summer vegetables, spiced rhubarb compote
6 hour slow-braise • toasted orzo • san marzano tomato braising sauce • parmigiano reggiano
Cafe Nuovo is one of Providence’s and Rhode Island’s best restaurants. The food and service are impeccable, with daily specials that are absolutely delicious. Today’s was a very unique and fantastic swordfish special. On top of that , Cafe Nuovo has a extremely professional and engaging wait staff. The service never fails, and if you need a wine recommendation, just ask. You won’t be disappointed.
So if your in RI, go there.
If your not, still go there. It’s worth the drive.
Creative and well curated menu; best chowder I’ve tasted!
Never a bad meal or service. Looking forward to my next visit.
Wonderful evening, ambiance, great staff and great food!
Outdoor dining a must if there is nice weather. Right on the riverside
We enjoyed a great night! The only reason for my 4 stars on the food was the mango on my salmon was a bit sweet for my taste. The food truly was delicious and cooked perfectly otherwise. We had a great server and attentive staff. It was a great night for a birthday dinner. Thank you.
Wonderful anniversaries dinner. Always love the crispy sushi. Along with the Chilean sea bass. Service was great.
The food and service was outstanding! The menu is terrific. There is something for everyone!
Excellent service and recommendations from waiter. Lamb shank with orzo was delicious choice for two of our group. Calimari app excellent. A little pricey but worth it.
Good food, our server, Amanda, was excellent, and our outdoor seating was picturesque.
My favorite Providence restaurant. Food is delicious and the service is the best
Fantastic!! Excellent service, food and ambiance!
Haven’t been here in so many years what a lovely experience we had between the staff and the food and drinks ! Went for my friends bday and they were excellent!
Best food I’ve had in Rhode Island. I had the Daily special which was swordfish and it was amazing. The other three people in my party had the short ribs which they also loved. We sat outside on the water and it was perfect.
I had the Veal Rigatoni on a recommendation. The veal was almost a pured, very mushy..very oily...pasta was overdone... I should have sent it back but didn't...I was very disappointed and I was looking forward to being there after a long time away, and two very special birthdays...:(
Great dinner with good company
Especially during Covid, this restaurant has the best outdoor seating. The menu offers something for everybody and if needed they will accommodate you with special requests. I highly recommend Cafe Nuovo.
We arrived and the restaurant was more interested in getting set up for Dinner, We were there for a special early dinner. Very we customers. Food was just average
Excellent food that is beautifully presented and excellent service in a beautiful setting. In nice weather ask for an outdoor table.
My favorite place to celebrate a special occasion.
Had a business dinner, the food was outstanding, much better than before the pandemic. Service etc. was great.
Waitress was awesome! She made the whole dining experience amazing!
I got very sick from something I ate there
Leo and our other server who’s name escapes me gave us the absolute dining experience of a life time! The service was impeccable. The view of the city from outside was incredible. SIT OUTSIDE!!!!
Food was fine, not great. Service was very good, and I appreciated the ease of making a reservation for a large family group on Open Table.
Great place for dinner highly recommended
I attended with my girlfriends that I haven't seen in ages and everything was wonderful. We had outside seating and it was raining very lightly when we arrived. We still wanted to sit outside so the waiter made sure our table was covered and the chairs were dry. We took all our time to order, eat and enjoy each others company. There is nothing better than sitting outside at Cafe Nuovo!!!!!
Impeccable service, food and ambiance makes this the absolute Best restaurant in Providence!
We are never disappointed.
Dimitri's mother's recipe for the Lamb Shank, it outstanding.
We will be back soon.
Wonderful table overlooking the river and the city. Respectful but attentive service. Creative, fabulous food.
Waiter had a lovely manner, but service was very slow. My husband enjoyed his lamb shank. The scallop special was very salty. We sat outside and ambience was lovely,
Ate outside with views of the river. Table was ready at reservation time, service attentive and pleasant. Food was excellent. Reasonable choices on menu in this sometimes limited menu Covid era. Only noise was from an occasional passing police or ambulance vehicle and some adjacent conversations.
The new Scallop and Mussel chowder redefines Umami.
Really enjoyed the ambience, the service, and the food. We ate inside as it was raining outside, but the river view was very nice and we would eat outside if the weather was nicer. Our table had the ciopino, the veal, the lamb, and the salmon, and all were delicious. They decorated the dessert for a birthday with chocolate and a candle and the presentation was very classy and special. We look forward to eating there again
So delicious from start to finish! Everything we had was perfect and the staff were just the right amount of attentive. Highly recommend!
What a lovely dinner. Service was impeccable. Dinner was delicious as were the drinks. Loved sitting by the water and watching the gondolas float by
We went to Cafe Nuovo for our anniversary and it was fantastic. Food was excellent and the service was great. Will definitely be back!
The view is just spectacular and peaceful. Very professional employees and service was super. Food was amazing! Will deff visit again
Beautiful atmosphere and view. Lamb and short rib were wonderful. The cioppino was so-so. Appetizers were very small compared to dinner portions. Our server was not on her game. She took away our wine glasses before we finished our bottle of wine. She was not friendly or attentive.
Cafe Nuovo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 421-2525.
Cafe Nuovo is rated 4.8 stars by 2355 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.