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Cafe Nuovo

4.6
1377 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
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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 1377 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Food was excellent!

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KatieS 
3.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Food was good but had to stand for 45 minutes and wait for our table even though we had a reservation.

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Waynef (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Excellent as always Dimitri was in the kitchen cooking some great specials

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Good food, service and a nice setting.

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MariC (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

I had the special which included a very tiny lobster tail and ravioli that were hard. The server was very pleasant and attentive but when I told her I didn't hadn't really enjoyed the meal she just apologized and didn't offer to tell the manger.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

My filet mignon and my wife's beef tenderloin were not cooked as requested and needed to be sent back to the kitchen. It took me several minutes to flag down a server. The server asked my wife if she wanted to eat her vegetables while waiting for her filet mignon to be cooked. The he asked me if mine was okay. looked at my wife and commented "he's looking for a comp". I didn't find that funny. We must have had 3 or 4 different servers during the meal which was weird. I settled the bill and discovered it was not ours. Brought it to the servers attention. We didn't receive one apology. One of my best friends is a chef. Represented the US in Germany for the Culinary Olympics, Opened the kitchen in the Providence Westin, Chef Castle Hill Newport, Chef Carnegie Abbey said there was no excuse and couldn't believe there was no comp.

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RobertF (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

My fiancé and I had a fabulous dining experience a year ago when we got engaged here on Valentines Day. I decided to celebrate again and was so glad I did. The device was wonderful and the food amazing.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Amazing service and food. Very romantic setting. Would definitely recommend to others

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vipdiner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food. Not as quirky as most Providence restaurants- kind of fancy.

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vippiamac (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

First time at restaurant so we found it unusual location going into a commercial office building entrance; nice ambience once you are in restaurant. For entree, I had the beef short ribs - wish it was smaller chunks versus 2 large chunks; still liked that it came apart easily; wish it was more ‘saucy’. My husband had the duck special - he loved it; though he thought the red cabbage purée sauce was too sweet. We had the lettuce wrap and crab cakes for starters - delicious!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Fantastic birthday dinner!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

We have come to love this restaurant. The food is excellent and the service we have always had is impeccable!

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carenp (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

outstanding for our family dinner prior to a show at PPAC

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johna (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent meal great waiter wonderful vibe beautiful ambiance exquisite plates loved the view of kitchen through the glass!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Excellent food and service. I enjoyed our night out here.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We have been here numerous times, however this time we were disappointed.
My meal was cold when I received it, sent it back and it was still cold when I received
it the second time. My wife diner had to be sent back , which I must said that the server did not want to serve it because of the size of the portion. The dessert was not very creative and the presentation was not up to prior visits. It must of been a bad night, with all my negative feedback, I would probably try Cafe Nuovo again

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Had a party of 10 for a retirement/birthday party. From Shawn who welcomed us to Tricia who took care of us it was a terrific and memorable evening
People came in from Ct and Boston for this special evening
Everyone enjoyed it and are looking to our next return.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Everything was fantastic - from the service, ambience, cocktails, wine selection and most importantly, the food. Presentation was beautiful.

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Drew (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Great pre theater dinner!

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