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Cafe Nuovo

4.8
4.8
2776 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

9:00 PM


Booked 30 times today
Experiences are available.

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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Experiences

  • Dinner in the Rotunda (next to Main Dining Room)

    Multiple dates available
    Please join us in our Rotunda surrounded by 30 foot windows, Italian Marble, and views of Downtown Providence. (Note: This seating area is adjacent to our Main Dining Room) ***ON SELECT DAYS, WE OFFER TWO INDOOR SEATING AREAS: ROTUNDA OR MAIN DINING ROOM. ***OPTIONS PRESENTED DURING BOOKING REFLECT WHAT IS AVAILABLE. ***IF YOUR PREFERENCE ISN'T LISTED, PLEASE SELECT ANOTHER TIME OR CONTACT US DIRECTLY.
  • Dinner in the Main Dining Room

    Multiple dates available
    Please join us indoors for Dinner in our Main Dining Room (Note: This reservation does not include outdoor dining) ***ON SELECT DAYS, WE OFFER TWO INDOOR SEATING AREAS: ROTUNDA OR MAIN DINING ROOM. ***OPTIONS PRESENTED DURING BOOKING REFLECT WHAT IS AVAILABLE. ***IF YOUR PREFERENCE ISN'T LISTED, PLEASE SELECT ANOTHER TIME OR CONTACT US DIRECTLY.

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What 2,776 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Rhode Island

    Contemporary American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best restaurant!
  2. AS

    AmyS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous food and we had the best waiter. I will definitely make a point of dining here again the next time we are in Providence.
  3. JG

    JenG

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious meal, great service. The place to go if you want excellent quality!
  4. L

    Luvfood

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Our waiter made quite a few mistakes and kept saying that is another demerit.. we are out for a nice date night and looking forward to dine there. Disappointed in service, however table and food was great.
  5. CJ

    CJL223

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Everything was wonderful, food always delicious and great service.
  6. L

    Love2eat

    New England

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In celebration of a dear friend’s birthday, my husband and I chose Cafe Nuovo, one our favorite restaurants, to celebrate this event. We picked the “right” venue! Food was delicious, staff very pleasant and Restaurant Week menu offered a great selection of choices for a terrific price! We shall return.
  7. AW

    AnthonyW

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was wonderful and the food came out quickly and was delicious. All three of us at our table were very happy with our meals.
  8. RB

    RobtB

    Phoenix

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Boneless short ribs are melt in your mouth tender and taste great. The chocolate mousse dessert is about as good as it gets
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we went there before a performance at PPAC. our server was very friendly and the service was prompt3
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience! Highly recommend.
  11. R

    Ronaldo

    New England

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We visited during restaurant week of January 2023. The Restaurant Week menu was extraordinary, which is what we chose. Everything we ordered was delicious and was presented in a very elegant and classy way. Our server Leo was exceptional and added to our overall wonderful dining experience! Looking forward to returning to experience the cuisine from their regular menu.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Date night with another couple awesome evening with great food and drinks. Thank you DEMETRIOS KRITICOS for a wonderful evening.
  14. CM

    CherylM

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, delicious food always
  15. K

    Kathy

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. Sauces were amazing. Will be back again.
  16. MD

    MichaelD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful Will go again soon Thanks
  17. DL

    DeannaL

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was fantastic, very attentive and charming. We partook in the restaurant week offerings and were extremely satisfied! The servings were more than I could eat considering it was a three course meal. However I did save room for dessert which was absolutely divine. I had the Pot of Mousse! So delicious and such a beautiful presentation! Will definitely be returning, especially during the summer for some Al Fresco dining on the river.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner with excellence service. Definitely go back again
  19. BO

    BOHICA

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I’ve had the pleasure of eating here many, many times over the last 20 years. It’s still my favorite restaurant of all time. Its biggest asset is consistency. Dimitri runs a great team
  20. CD

    ChristineD

    New England

    290 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    290 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This very fine dining restaurant offered a fantastic menu for Restaurant Week 2023. We loved the shaved Brussels Sprouts salad as well as the entree, boneless short rib served with delicious carrots and broccoli on tasty mashed potatoes. And the desserts, pot of mousse served in its edible chocolate pot and the apple cake with caramel were both spectacular as was the service and the ambiance of lovely Cafe Nuovo. Such a great dining experience!
  21. MK

    MissKate

    New England

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extensive wine list (by the glass, by the half-bottle, and by the bottle). Creative takes on classic foods. Valet parking for dinner.
  22. BM

    BrianM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food! Highly recommend the shrimp and scallops!!!
  23. TG

    TrixyG

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat by the window with a beautiful view of the river and city. Food and service was wonderful.
  24. MV

    MVKMOM

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not crowded during the week. Was able to enjoy a more relaxed quiet atmosphere than a weekend. It was great.
  25. c

    cdy08

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the food was superb and creatively presented. My only complaint is that it is overpriced compared with other comparable restaurants. For three of us, our bill was $297, not including the tip. Also, I miss that fact that Cafe Nuovo is not open for lunch. In the past friends and I could get delicious food at a more affordable price.
  26. BB

    BrendaB

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    We were 30 minutes early so we’re seated early. Waiter Jake rushed us Had to tell him 3 times we wanted to chill a bit. Still got our food way too fast. No time in between courses. Food quality was excellent however very very salty.
  27. AA

    AAM1

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and the service is always the best.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food was impeccable. I highly recommend this place.
  29. J

    Justdowntheroad

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great apps and entrees. The fried cauliflower, salmon tartar and Brussel sprouts were fantastic. The beef carpaccio was tasty but a little dry. The pork chop was the best I’ve ever had.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely experience, polite, friendly but also unobtrusive service. Food was amazing. Comped us a beautiful dessert when they found out it was our wedding anniversary. Would definitely recommend.
  31. KC

    KariC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our time and the food was delicious.
  32. A

    Arlie

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I was disappointed with my order of artichoke pappadelli. The pasta dish arrived at the table with mushrooms which were probably included in the $28 dish. There were no artichokes. Ten minutes later, a side dish was delivered of 3 small artichokes and for that, I was charged another $10 dollars. The pasta wasn’t even pappadelli. It was a disappointment.
  33. JM

    JeanneM

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner server was attentive and very pleasant!
  34. JR

    JoanR

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful Christmas celebration. Festive and lively. Perhaps the beginning of a new Christmas tradition
  35. G

    Greta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our of our favorite restaurants in providence! Food, service, atmosphere!❤️
  36. B

    Bolognese

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always. They never disappoint!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My boyfriend’s 30th birthday
  38. G

    Griff

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Convenient and scenic location, easy parking, lovely ambiance, terrific food, never not had a wonderful meal in a very pleasant setting.
  39. SG

    SGM1

    New England

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant by far. The menu never disappoints. The waitstaff are professional and knowledgeable. A fine dining experience.
  40. KG

    KatarinaG

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot at the bar! Chris the bartender is very accommodating and makes super yummy drinks!

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 4.8 stars by 2776 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

9:00 PM


Booked 30 times today
Experiences are available.
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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