Cafe Nuovo

4.8
2259 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.
  • Dinner in the Rotunda

    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 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.

Offers

  • ROTUNDA SEATING NOW AVAILABLE!

    Multiple dates available

    Please join us in our new additional seating option surrounded by 30 foot windows and Italian marble. Select HIGH TOP to snag a spot in this unique experience at Cafe Nuovo!

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 2259 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We cannot wait to go back!

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Annonymous
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Nuovo: Excellent food & service. Friendly & helpful greeting. Nice indoor and outside ambience.

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KTOL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food is excellent, but I found that the noise level was a little louder than expected. A great place to go for a special occasion though!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Graduation

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WilliamL
New England
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

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AudilioM
New England
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, the server was very attentive and polite, good environment. Highly recommend

PL
PaulL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This restaurant was really nice and had great food. Our waitress was very friendly. However, the main courses did take awhile to receive.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The matre de was extremely helpful. Fantastic service!

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TanyaB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service are top quality in this restaurant. Can’t wait to visit again.

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MichelleE
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere
Service was excellent
Food delicious

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vipmjm105
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Overpriced and overrated. The food is nothing special. Nice atmosphere but would not return

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Kiltedman
New England
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience the whole night was like dinning in Italy we will be returning !!!!!

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VickiR
New England
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Nuovo has a lovely outside patio along the river. It can get breezy but it's incredibly comfortable and a great outside dining option. The food was excellent and the service was even better. Our service was Leo.

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Michelk
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The service was terrible ! Also they do not have all the drinks they offer in the menu, they are about of a lot of brands in beer and in wines !

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. More vegan options please :)

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JayL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall dinning experience. Food is always delicious and waitstaff very professional.

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AbrahamS
New England
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I made reservations to celebrate our anniversary. We were seated in the rotunda, which offered great nighttime views of the city. The food was amazing. We ordered the calamari and shrimp appetizer to start and it was amazing. For entrees, my girlfriend ordered the bone-in lamb shank which extremely tender and melted in your mouth. I ordered the octopus pasta; the octopus was grilled to perfection while the pappardelle was al dente in a delicious sauce. All the desserts are made in-house which made it tough to pick just one, but we ordered the apple streusel and it did not disappoint. Our server was attentive and friendly. This was one of the best meals I've had in Providence and will definitely be coming back.

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StaceyM
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a wonderful evening, as usual, which is why we keep coming back! The warm oysters are the best!!! Thank you all!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
11 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Never blown away here but never disappointed either. More than satisfactory.

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vipProvidenceNewbie
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon was outstanding as was the duck, according to my companions. All entrees are paired with delicious sides that bring out the full flavor of the dinner.

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MeliG
New England
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Waiter Leo was very attentive, great personality

MN
MichaelN
New England
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my 60th birthday and I could not have had a better experience anywhere. The food the service was perfect. I will be back thank you and your staff for a great birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, waiter was almost too hovering

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If your in Providence, Cafe Nuovo is one of the finest restaurants you can visit anywhere. Food, service, and beautiful ambiance by the riverfront is top notch.
If you go, try the Crispy Sushi! Absolutely amazing and unique appetizer. Or course, their short rib entree is to die for as well. Highest recommendation possible. Just go...

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vipStevenM
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!!!!

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vipJessica
New England
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Nice place with a great view but food is not the best. Got the french onion soup and short rib, which had the exact same base. The meat was tender but the sauce was not good. Also ordered a mixed greens salad, that had no lettuce at all just chopped up vegetables.

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RobtB
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive and prompt service. Great food.

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Foodie58
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal with great service. Excellent recommendations from waitstaff. Perfect setting for family dinner.

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vipIzabelaM
New England
10 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by Alex and Leo! Food did not disappoint.
Very good experience overall.

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MikeH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent from start to finish.... great service , great food.... couldnt ask for a better night out .... cant wait to go again

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KerriS
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service from start to finish. Amazing atmosphere and the best food and drinks I have had since my last visit!!! I have tried many restaurants within a hour radius not just RI and this is probably my favorite restaurant!!

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vipGEM1
New England
15 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food with very good selections. We were happy with every choice. Service although good felt chaotic at times (not sure if this is normal or a short staffed night) and our table was in a high traffic area with higher noise level. This is not your quiet romantic setting. If that is what you are looking for, you need to request a quiet table in the back or outside when the weather warms.

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Eric
New England
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome food and service. I had the short rib entree, so tender and flavorful. Girlfriend had the salmon and she enjoyed it. Crab cake appetizer was very tasty too. Only bummer was we were seated in the lobby of the building. Other than that it was amazing. Will definitely go back.

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gudrun
New England
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though I had two babies with me, the service was attentive and quickly responsive. The food is excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place for dinner in providence.

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abbey320
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal. Great night to celebrete.my husbands and my birthday.

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vipWayneD
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dining experience. A must for anyone who enjoys pleasing their palate.

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RichardE
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional, service, quality, taste, ambiance. Cafe Nuovo checks all the boxes.

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vippaulf
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality of the food was excellent,taste was great. The service was fantastic.

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tinar
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food is always different and delicious!

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 2259 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.