A delightful meal of french onion soup, salad with grilled chicken and the Parmesan crusted chicken was perfect for pre-theater dining for our party of four. As always the unique decor and exceptional service makes one want to take the time to enjoy the ambiance that this establishment has to offer. Highly recommended for any occasion!
There were four of us enjoying a delicious and comfortable breakfast, food was wonderful and service was great.
Food was downright amazing... Braised tenderloin served with smoked Mozzarella ravioli in a chestnut cream sauce with Oyster Mushrooms. So imaginative and delicious!
The atmosphere is unlike anything else I’ve ever experienced. So cool and fun - layers of neat things to checkout and explore.
Our waiter was average but on the whole attentive and cordial.
With a generous tip the bill for 2 came to $125. I would highly recommend this establishment for a special night out with friends or a date.
Recently, a friend and I decided to "take better care" of our friendship by sharing time and good food in a place we could relax and talk. Both of us thought of CAV! Each time I have been to CAV, the wait staff are eager to share their recommendations, which have never failed to please. In fact, when celebrating birthdays, our waiter had the bartender make a 'drink to order' for my daughter.
My friend and I have been so delighted with our time together at CAV. So, the FOOD!!! I can say that I have never had a dinner that disappointed. Again, I attribute much to the knowledge of the wait staff in answering questions and making recommendations. Ironically, we have been seated at the same table with the same wonderful waiter, so we have planned to make this 'our place' from now on ~ no need to go anywhere else!
Cav has been our go to dining location in Providence . Always a great meal on a whimsy. Crab cakes with salad and wine is always a hit. Location is convenient and service very good!
Was a very nice dining experience, brunch was excellent ! Cant wait to come back and have dinner !
CAV is one of our favorite restaurants. Very interesting decor. My favorite is the duck. Excellent service
First timer and LOVED everything about our experience. From start to finish, our visit and meal was extraordinary! And Tom, our waiter, was awesome! Thank you! Be back again soon!
Always a wonderful meal at Cav. Love the décor. The staff is always friendly and attentive.
Good food, nice ambience for brunch. A little loud
loved the ambiance and the food! i cant wait to come back!
I love the restaurant but my cousin was disappointed as they were serving only a limited lunch menu, mostly brunch.
We had not realized that as it was a Sat..
I was really looking forward to this since there are so many great reviews and it was recommended by friends also but our experience was not great. The ambiance and service was great, the food not so much. The coconut shrimp tasted like the ones I’ve eaten frozen from Trader Joe’s, the mussels were not washed well and kept getting sand and some pieces were super super fishy, both of our meals came out over cooked but at the same time lukewarm. I had the chicken with pears dish and the chicken was super dry with no flavor and hardly warm. My husband had the pork special and his was super salty and also over cooked.
We had a delightful meal here. The menu is very eclectic and our selections were very well prepared. Our waiter was friendly and informative and we had a fabulous evening.
Everything was great! Nice atmosphere!
We went to CAV after the theater and had a great meal. The food is great, but what really stuck out was the wine prices are very reasonable. I think this place has the best ambiance in Providence and is clearly at the top for food.
We received a gift certificate for CAV so it was our first time there. The waiter, Curt, was very helpful, answered all of our questions and gave us ample time to review the menu and enjoy our meal.
Our meals were outstanding. We shared calamari for an appetizer . It was not fried and had a wonderful texture and taste. The duck dish and the chicken with pears were superb. Some of the best restaurant food we have had. We shared a berry tart for dessert that was delicious.
We celebrated my husband’s birthday and Valentines Day! The atmosphere and food was fantastic. My husband and I both said we need to go to Cav more often. Waiter was great too!
Awesome!! Food was excellent. Service was great. Very pretty place.
My mother and I dined here on a Saturday night. She ordered the New England clam chowder, which was good but the potatoes were too big. I enjoyed the walnut encrusted Brie as my appetizer. For dinner, she got the Duck confit, which was delicious, while I thought my filet was delicious. My creme brûlée was a bit too sugary. We thought the food was very good and the ambiance was interesting. In addition, the service was very good, fast, and attentive.
The best Rhode Island has to offer. Truly a must try restaurant. You will become a loyal patron from that point on.
Absolutely amazing experience. The food was beyond tasty and mouth watering. I highly suggest the Pan Seared calamari and The Salmon was tender and buttery. By far the best tasting food and dining experience I’ve had!!!!
Always phenomenal! A true Gem! With the passing of its owner Sylvia,who is dearly missed,I wasn't sure how Cav will hold up. Now her Son has taken over and has kept the restaurant just how she left it,impeccable! The service is great,the food is outstanding, the ambiance is beautiful and Cav is my favorite place! Thank you for having us!
Amazing food in a really elegant yet unique atmosphere. The staff was professional and helpful, answering questions about the menu. Can’t wait to go back!
Excellent all around experience!
The romantic atmosphere can’t be beat and the service was very warm and friendly. We enjoyed our meal a lot - especially the scallops and creme brûlée.
Came for Valentines day and they still had their full menu available. They were very flexible and the service was top notch. The place is very cool looking inside and I was satisfied with the whole experience, I would definitely go back.
My experience at CAV was amazing. The ambience was magical, service impeccable, and food was delicious. The wine was also extremely delicious and priced reasonably. Our server was attentive but did not rush us at all. I will definitely go back to CAV multiple times.
We love CAV! The food is always amazing and the service is impeccable.
First time enjoyed our meal, atmosphere and very good service. We will be back.
Warning: Vegetarian bias follows:
Overall seemed to be a very well liked restaurant. Beautiful traditional Italian menu options great for omnivores but fairly limited for vegetarians.
Drinks: We had a martini which was really not very good at all, Scotsman or something, just gin and elderflower. We took 4 or 5 sips and just swallowed the expense but not the remainder of the beverage. No craft cocktail options on the menu, just a page of largely sweet martinis, a limited tap beer list and a number of (admittedly nice and decently chosen) wines. Bar tenders were kind but didn’t seem interested in their art, or maybe they were a little constrained. We tried a sangria to follow in an effort to try something reliable and easy to make decently, but it clearly contained fruit punch and we also didn’t drink much of that.
Ample very nice Italian traditional options with a northeast flair. A few newish efforts like a seared sushi grade tuna and some similar fish, but I think this place really rocks for the old school Italian. Nothing challenging for the 2018 palate. We chose two vegetarian dishes actually, the pasta Florentine which was delicious but contained almost no vegetable. The black truffle ravioli was excellent! Nice, bright lemon with the deep, heavy flavor of the truffle in well cooked ravioli and bitter broccoli rabe to counterbalance in an olive oil base. Spinach garnish was nice too. Highly recommended. Table bread was warm and moist with whipped butter but likely only heated on site. Tiramisu was an easy decision but fairly dry and smothered with ample Hershey’s syrup, just like you’d use to make chocolate milk when you grew up. Some might love that but we were bummed.
Overall, for $110 after tip for us it wasn’t the best option for vegetarians and we will likely not return. For meat eaters as well as sweet martini lovers it might be just the ticket!
A good friend was in Providence for business. I wanted a fun restaurant with excellent food that would immediately make him forget business for an hour. Cave was perfect! A great way to show off our restaurant scene.
I just loved this place ! The atmosphere was wonderfully eclectic and romantic. The food was divine. We will definitely be coming here often !
The restaurant is beautiful and our service was good. There was a very long wait between appetizer and entrée. My duck was lukewarm and the leg part was seriously overcooked. My husband had the cod special which was served hot, but overcooked as well. I would go back and sit at the bar for a drink and to enjoy the atmosphere. The food was lackluster at best.
Everything was great - except fish was initially undercooked
As always, CAV is a winner in our book. Service is a bit slow at times, but always very pleasant and thoughtful. Everything on the menu is delicious. Portions are reasonable, but not excessive, and the price is appropriate for the fare. We've been there dozens of times and will no doubt be back again soon.
Brunch was spot on, delightful and service was excellent. It’s a very interesting visual space as well.
The place gets an A+ for ambiance, as a comfy little jewel box you can sink into and watch sparkle. It's a great place for a special occasion, very inviting and warm, with excellent service and delicious cocktails. I'm sure the food is terrific as well, though the precise dishes I ordered weren't quite to my taste, while obviously well prepared. The entrees can get pricy. But again, it's certainly the right place for a special occasion, or when you just need to feel like you've done something really nice today.
CAV has become a special place for special time with people I love. Never had anything but a fabulous experience!
Excellent meal and service. My husband and I love the unique decor at CAV.