Cafe Nuovo

4.7
2427 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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Experiences

  • Dinner in the Main Dining Room

    Multiple dates available

    Please 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.

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
What 2427 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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thunder
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great location, and wonderful to be able to sit outside by the river and watch all the activity of the city.

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Dennis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our business dinner for 8 was outstanding. The server was helpful, knowledgeable and very pleasant. The food was creative and delicious.

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RachelT
New England
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside by the river on a cool Monday night in October. We were the only people out there under the heater and it was wonderful. Liz, our server was so nice-personable and attentive. We shared a selection of delicious appetizers. Everything was yummy and beautifully presented. They even put a candle in my daughter's dessert for her birthday and wrote happy Birthday in chocolate on the plate! Had such a lovely night!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic service and attention to detail. We celebrated a dear friend’s 60th birthday and they could not have been more accommodating

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Booboo
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Alex our waiter so accommodating and informative.
Was a perfect evening to celebrate a birthday and Waterfire!

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Gsgris
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good, service a little slow. Had to flag down waiter and ask to place our order. A little pricey but overall positive experience

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vipTasha
New England
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Love this restaurant however last night was not a typical visit. It took forever to get our appetizers and food - not typical of this restaurant

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CathyR
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Nuovo is a great date night restaurant. Dinner was delicious and the staff was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome

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Renato
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location and view of the canal. Service was fantastic. Food was great too!

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vipKenneth
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was short of staff, both service and kitchen. We were told the owner was in the kitchen.
Well, the food and drink were absolutely perfect. The servers were running, but the whole dining experience was excellent. We got one of the best tables in the restaurant, so it was quiet and we had views of the river and the city.
Kudos to the whole organization for a great job. We really enjoyed our special dinner and will certainly plan a return visit soon.

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Lindsay
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, cooked to perfection. Delightful drinks. Great service from Devin who was very attentive, funny, and helpful with recommendations. Lovely environment.

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vipBart
New England
16 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant had Dover Sole, which was why we went. Done to perfection and deboned, cut and served table side.

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PaulO
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful location, service, food and overall experience. Highly recommend.

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ElizabethC
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our delicious dinner seated outside by the River!

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RickiM
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was amazing as always. Good food, company and service.

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vipKDad
Tampa
128 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was eclectic but good. The sea bass was outstanding. The star of the evening however was the dessert. It looked great and tasted even better. It was also delightful to see a gondola glide by in the canal.

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vipSCPaw
Tucson
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Location is beautiful and service is great. I had ordered the king trumpet mushrooms. Everything on the plate was good but the peas were undercooked. Probably frozen and not cooked through.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a lovely meal, great food but price is at a premium. Nice quiet corner table for my wife's Birthday. Special occasion place but not for regular appearances for us.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Great food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Providence!
The menu has something for everyone,
Dimitri and the staff go above and beyond.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We booked a last minute reservation on open table. Parking was easy and they offer valet. The restaurant was bright, clean and well staffed. We were immediately greeted and sat at an indoor table overlooking the patio and water.
Our waiter was attentive but not intrusive. He was excited to be there and could not have been more helpful. When he informed us of the dinner specials for that evening, he spoke in detail about the contents and preparation. The restaurant allows the staff to taste certain meals and he was enthusiastic in what they were offering.
My husband and I both chose appetizers and entrées that they had as specials. To my embarrassment, I did not know some of the ingredients that would be coming in my mail. I had a lot of apprehension but I was greeted with the most outstanding flavors and textures I’ve ever experienced. The combination of ingredients made for one amazing meal. Overall my least favorite part of the dinner was my entrée thankfully my husband‘s entrée and all of the appetizers gave us plenty of food to share.
Overall Café Nuovo gets a five star rating! We will definitely be back!

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MeiraK
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and ambience!! Would recommend !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife’s 30th bday.

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vipAlpo
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Sean was personable, friendly and professional. Our server, Alex, was also wonderful.
The food was remarkable.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

On vacation, looking for a nice meal

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DarrC
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose to eat outside and had a delicious dinner overlooking the river. The mousse dessert was crazy good.

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ShanonS
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The services and food was amazing . The services was friendly and had good good suggestions

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KathyS
Miami
34 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! Had a great server…very professional! First time in and will definitely come back.

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Lynette
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. That's all I can say. Food, service, etc. was all incredible!

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vipZompa
New England
54 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and atmosphere are always superb at this restaurant everytime!

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vipGrandpanin
New England
141 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to celebrate my 70th Birthday with friends !!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner celebration, we had great dining experience at Cafe Nuovo!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent. Enjoyed it very much.

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Seatides
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waiter Cole was outstanding. His attentiveness and professionalism made our night.

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AmyV
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, service was attentive and ambiance was delightful.

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MarthaP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I very much enjoyed Café Nuovo. Lovely atmosphere, Delightful staff and the menu made it difficult to choose just one entrée. Highly recommend!

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MikeD
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Imaginative pairings led to great tastes and overall enjoyment.

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pauld
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is really nice. The food and service are excellent, and it's fairly priced. I'd definitely go again. We had a table for 6 on the patio, and the ambiance was very nice.

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PatG
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Based on past experiences here I have to say it’s gone downhill unfortunately. Bread fair, no olives, steak tip special not good.
Bathroom a mess, no hand towels.
Pizza fair. Calamari good!
Staff excellent

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 2427 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.