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Cafe Nuovo

4.7
4.7
2728 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 19 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Rhode Island

    Contemporary American

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  1. BS

    BarbaraS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!! We were going to a show and the food came quickly and it was delicious!
  2. CV

    CeciliaV

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Nuovo has exceptional food and service! I would highly recommend this restaurant, especially for a special occasion or celebration.
  3. m

    mua50

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Devin took extra care of me because of food allergies... much appreciated!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! Always top notch food and service. They treat you like family!
  5. G

    Gabby

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated a friends upcoming marriage with a beautiful dinner and the chef was kind enough to decorate the plate with congratulations with the desert very nice touch and the food was fabulous
  6. KA

    KarenA

    New England

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, service & ambiance! We celebrated our Anniversary & was over the top!
  7. SD

    SteveD

    Las Vegas

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great place to dine in Providence one of the top places
  8. JB

    JosephB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Very tasty, nice wine recommendations, fun place to be.
  9. EF

    ElFitts

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service here are always excellent. Top notch restaurant
  10. KG

    KevinG

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server last night was Devin and she was fantastic! She didn't rush us at all, was extremely pleasant and courteous. We were there for my mom's 75th Birthday party and couldn't have asked for a better dinner. From the appetizers to the entrees and dessert, we rigging was to notch! What a great restaurant!
  11. B

    Bijou

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  12. BM

    BernardM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu choices were extensive. The food met my expectations, which were very high. The service exceeded my expectations. The price was high but it was certainly worth it. I will be going there again and I would recommend it to anyone with high standards.
  13. d

    dimetran

    New England

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience1
    We decided to take our 9 year old daughter out for her first “fancy” dinner prior to a show. Patrons at the bar were very loud! Sports bar loud! One woman was using the word Hell frequently and seemed extremely intoxicated. She actually said, “How the hell am I going to drive home?” My 9 year old asked mom what does that mean? Umm honey that means she’s drunk! My server Tyrol was excellent and the food was ok but the experience left a lot to be desired for the price point.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect dinner! From the moment we walked in & were warmly greeted by the host to the table side prep of my mouth watering dover sole and then on to delicious dessert it was perfect!
  15. SR

    ShannanR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Location was perfect for waterfire. Sat outside right along the river. Food was amazing as well as the service too!
  16. H

    Harry

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful evening with dinner outside viewing Waterfire! Thanks to our host for an amazing table!
  17. JG

    JenG

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent, definitely plan to return.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience on a night with full water fire, great music, beautiful venue, and a mild November night. The service and food were outstanding and it made for a very romantic and enjoyable evening! Thank you!
  19. G

    Ginmat

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took some out of town friends for dinner. Food was excellent. Waiters were very attentive. Valet was a plus! Cafe Nuovo is one of the best places in town!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great well trained service . Excellent food . Quiet ambiance. A great find in Providence. Overall would recommend.
  21. KS

    KerryS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Thanks to the staff for getting our party a great view and spot in the restaurant. It was a great night!!
  22. J

    Judy

    Houston

    108 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time! Our table was great, the food was delightful and our waitress Rachel was amazing!!!! I’m so glad we came here to celebrate. We will be back!
  23. SM

    SMRN

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful meal at Cafe Nuovo, our first time visiting. The waitstaff was attentive, the selections were tempting, and the meal itself was fantastic - flavorful, cooked perfectly to order, and generous portions. The cocktails were delightful. Even the desserts, which are often fine dining's weakness, were delicious. We'll be back!
  24. J

    Janice

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's my favorite restaurant. The food never disappoints nor does the service. I had the pleasure of meeting Dimitri, and he is a true classact ,,so down to earth a true gentleman. I now see why his restaurant is a huge sensation
  25. R

    Roberta

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Absolutely delicious. Presentation was beautiful. Three in our party all getting something different. All amazing. Desserts were fair. A little disappointing. Our waiter, Michael I believe, was attentive.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food1service5ambience5
    Lovely location and server. While dessert was amazing, the vegetarian mains (artichoke tagliatelle and cauliflower) and mushroom deconstructed appetizer were almost inedible. Very surprising for such a renown restaurant.
  27. LR

    LisaR

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Café Nuovo for an early dinner to watch water fire. The patio was very comfortable with heaters . our waiter was extremely knowledgeable friendly and informative seeing we weren't from the area. The food was really good! There are many choices shared several appetizers and dinner specials so that we could get a taste of everything.
  28. m

    michaelb

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding in all ways…
  29. M

    Marcy

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were both outstanding, as always! Great wine list too!
  30. SM

    StephM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was fantastic- attentive and knowledgeable server - and the food was all excellent, beautiful presentation, good portion size and delicious flavors. I especially loved the lump crab appetizer. but both of the duck dishes were also phenomenal.
  31. j

    josephd

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal nice setting a bit pricey but would return definitely
  32. RM

    RichardM

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding restaurant.
  33. JM

    JeanneM

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Celebrating our wedding anniversary and gave us a complementary dessert ! Best food and service!
  34. JB

    JenniferB

    New England

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    The dining room is very cramped and I didn't care for that. Our service was good and the food was very good although as expected, very expensive. I imagine sitting outside when weather is nice would be a better experience.
  35. J

    Judy

    Houston

    108 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my sister here for dinner after the show. It was her first time and she loved everything!! Our waitress was amazing!! Rachel, the waitress, was kind and very accommodating. She helped make our experience even more memorable. She is one of the reasons I changed my next reservation and will now be coming back for my birthday at the end of the month!!
  36. M

    Mary

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food as always! Our waiter, Leo, wow! He was knowledgeable, personable, attentive. He made our visit even better!
  37. CM

    CharlesM

    Atlanta

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We ate outside. Very nice setting. Food was pretty good, but not fantastic. A little expensive for the quality, but overall a good experience.
  38. MB

    My2Bugs

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was outstanding. Very attentive. Very accommodating of food sensitivities. Burrata salad was delicious. Korean beef lettuce wraps, Brussels sprout salad, and oysters were all very tasty. Dover sole was excellent. Short rib was very good. Filet mignon was cooked to perfection. Mashed potatoes and asparagus were also well cooked. Desserts appeared on the small side as we shared but were delicious and adequate. Pot o’ mousse is always a treat! Staff made the 79 year old birthday girl feel special with a candle.
  39. m

    merter

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. our server was incredibly attentive and friendly. We will be back for sure!
  40. JF

    JacquelineF

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner to celebrate our engagement (which was very nice as they gave us a free champagne to start). We sat outside on the water and it was very beautiful and romantic. They had heaters as well to keep us warm. Jake, our waiter, was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu - had many good recommendations as well. Started with oysters which were very fresh and the crispy sushi app (cannot recommend that enough - so delicious)! Octopus pasta was delicious and quite a large portion, as well as the filet entre. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a romantic evening :)

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 4.7 stars by 2728 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 19 times today
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

  • 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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