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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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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1 Citizens Plz Ste 1, Providence, RI 02903-1345
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These people do it right- the food, service and atmosphere- excellent! All courses were outstanding. Guests were impressed and happy. Consistent and excellent- a pleasure to dine here.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hosted a business dinner for 20 people here. Outstanding service, amazing food. I would definitely visit this place again!

Thank Taylor P
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Cafe Nuovo is one of the best restaurants anywhere in the world. Their curated dishes are made from the freshest ingredients and crafted in such a sophisticated way with simple uncluttered ingredients. That’s an art form! I’ve eaten there many times over the years and...More

Thank N7380JZsheilag
Reviewed 11 February 2018

It is difficult living in the Southeast of New England because of the fantastic dining choices we have. It is also difficult to not always return to a tried and true restaurant. When I want a truly special evening out Café Nuovo has never disappointed...More

Thank HungerPangs
Reviewed 19 January 2018

This fine restaurant opened in the mid 90s. Under the same friendly eye of Demetri, the food is always consistently great: taste, presentation, selection. The staff is extremely friendly and knows the art of fine service. The best place in town for that special occasion!

Thank Paul K
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Recently my husband and I had dinner with another couple at Cafe Nuovo. Everything about the meal was excellent. My husband started with probably the best octopus we have had anywhere. It was tender, perfectly grilled and the portion was generous. I had a salad...More

Thank Ellen G
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Cafe Nuovo is one of our favorite restaurants and it never disappoints. My husband and I went there this weekend. I had the blackened swordfish special, which was smoke-accompanied and was delicious. My husband had the Berkshire pork, which he enjoyed very much. We didn’t...More

Thank MTR14
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Celebration dinner. Beautiful atmosphere. Staff on point in every category. Food out of this world delicious!!! My dinner was cooked in a crock 6 hours before served ( lamb shank deboned w/orso tomatoes sauce, parmigian) very hot but delicious. Beautiful presentation of Stuffed rigatoni with...More

Thank hdbulhoes
Reviewed 21 December 2017

This restaurant is always consistent providing great food, service and a lovely ambiance. The portions are the right sized and the daily specials do not disappoint. A lovely restaurant for lunch or dinner.

Thank Deborah H
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

A colleague had her wedding here. There is an atrium used for the ceremony and then we had drinks and appetizers in the main dining room, closed since it was Sunday before they opened. Lunch was then served back in the atrium which had been...More

Thank LindaC2O
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7 November 2017|
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Response from Sandra H | Reviewed this property |
Valet Parking Self Parking lot with charge during the day and no fee at night.
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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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