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Cafe Nuovo

1 Citizens Plz Ste 1, Providence, RI 02903-1345
+1 401-421-2525
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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5:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1 Citizens Plz Ste 1, Providence, RI 02903-1345
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A beautiful setting with outdoor seating overlooking the canal and indoor seating that is soothing and stylish. The food here is excellent. The only thing better is the service. Our waitress, Nolan, had a remarkable memory, showed a great instinct for pairings, and treated us...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Cafe Nuovo is not what I expected. Easy to get to in downtown Providence, with tons of parking and valet if you want it. You walk into One Citizens Plaza, and let's be honest - this lobby does not set the mood for an intimate...More

Thank PaulKandfamily
Reviewed 6 days ago

Took my wife and her parents for dinner here and sat at a great table by the window overlooking the river. Watched the gondolas go by - it was great. There was no rush -our server was accommodating and helpful. We ordered an entree for...More

Thank TDK44
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is fantastic no problem there!! But... the pressure to finish and leave is just outrageous and extremely uncomfortable. Had reservations and I doubt we were at the table much more than an hour yet we were rushed to be done throughout. I am ever...More

1  Thank Frank W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a wonderful lunch in the warm October sun outside on the river-side terrace at Cafe Nuovo today. My friends raved about their salmon specials, and I enjoyed the tenderloin and risotto. We ordered a bottle of Kendall Jackson Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay; just perfect on...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with my wife and 4 other couples while on a business trip. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Café Nuovo. We had a table outside next to the river. The seafood was wonderful and the service was excellent. I have nothing negative to...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food and service right on the river by La Gondola. It would be an excellent location to watch WaterFire.

Thank bunsinthesunob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the beef tenderloin risotto which was very good. The others in our party enjoyed their entrees. Had a great wine list too. Tasty apps as well. High prices however.

Thank CuriousTraveler5050
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our dining experience was great. We went on a water fire night and it was very crowded. Kudos for both service and quality of food as well as presentation. A bit pricey but worth the splurge. Reservations recommended.

Thank Cathy D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Must make a reservation. Very busy. Staff was friendly and were not rushing us at all. Staff also knew the menu and made great recommendations. Food was great. Had fun drinks, delicious appetizers and entrees.

Thank JELucy_2017
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3 September 2017|
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Response from TonyMundain | Reviewed this property |
I had no complaints about the cab I had. Maybe its you.
Harold R
16 June 2016|
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Response from jenedoro | Reviewed this property |
Dinner is Mon,-Thurs. 5pm-10:30pm and Friday and Saturday 5pm-11pm. When you reserve you can ask for a table with a water view.
3 May 2016|
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Response from Barry N | Reviewed this property |
yes limited as far a seating. but I like sitting on the steps or on the grass much better. but do not miss Waterfire itself. If you have too park at the Prov place Mall for a few hours. It will be just a few $. well worth... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Citizens Plz Ste 1, Providence, RI 02903-1345
    (Between Memorial Boulevard & Canal)
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence
  • Phone Number: +1 401-421-2525
  • E-mail
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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