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Cafe Nuovo

4.6
1357 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(401) 421-2525
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Brian O'Donnell
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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.
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Private party contact
Dimitri: (401) 421-2525
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Memorial Boulevard & Canal
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Parking details
Lunch: reduced rate with validated ticket or nearby street parking; Dinner: Valet at the front door
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1357 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Drew (New England)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

Absolutely excellent meal. Food was delicious and service was spot on. Dat on time drinks served quickly and made perfectly. Great wine list as well

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Foodguru87 (New England)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Great experience but wish they were a little more attentive to a gluten allergy.

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vipPickyEaster (New England)
4.0
Dined 3 days ago

Delicious dinner served in a stylish setting overlooking the gondola basin. We visited in winter, and we are looking forward to returning during the summer.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Gary our server was amazing, recommendations were spot on and service was on target! One of our favorite places to have a great date night!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0
Dined 4 days ago

Presentation of our food choices was wonderful and innovative. While are food was good, I wouldn't say it was exceptional and as most upscale restaurants in Providence, it was on the pricey side. My friend and I each had 2 glasses of wine (their cheapest), with one of us ordering a soup and entree, while I ordered a caesar salad and grilled pizza. We shared a dessert and had coffee. The bill with tip included came to $180. I'd not recommend this restaurant to everyone because of it's eclectic menu combinations and its' price. Its location during
Waterfire would be perfect.

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vipPadre (New England)
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Late Christmas celebration with my nephew and niece.

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AdrianneR (New England)
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

Waiter was amazing, food was great. It was my first time there. Will definitely be going back.

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DJFin 
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

The wife ans I have never been disappointed with this Venu

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Service was great and the food was delightful! Only qualm is my food arrived warm not hot and was a bit bland (lump crab dish).

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Lexi 
2.0
Dined on December 25, 2017

I have been to Cafe Nuovo many times before and have had pretty good experiences. This year, I had a reservation for 8:30 on a Christmas Eve and was seated closer to 9:00 pm. I was with a party of 10 people and I noticed some other large parties in the restaurant. The food was pretty good as always, but unfortunately the service missed the mark. From the moment we sat down (for a nice holiday meal) we felt as though we were a burden to our two (or) three waiters/waitresses. We were told we had to order our dinner upon sitting down because all of the "good dishes" were "running out." The waiters were extremely cold and unpleasant throughout the entire meal. Even though the food was good, the service absolutely ruined the experience for us. When spending around 1,000 on a meal you would think the waiters would crack a smile and say Merry Christmas upon leaving but instead we were left with dirty looks as they rushed us out. Cafe Nuovo has always been a Christmas Eve tradition, but after this experience, we will change our plans for next year. It doesn't matter how good the food is because Service is 80% of the equation.

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