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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

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I dined at this restaurant because my partner works there. I started off with the salmon which was divine absolutely delicious, my compliments to the chef, Amazing stupendous. Then dessert so many options, what was I to choose. It was suggested the crème brûlée so...More

Thank Noah G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Last nite, a Saturday nite, which was very busy Cafe Nuovo delivered the perfect evening!!! The service The Food The Attention to detail The Wait Person Of course Dimitri Thank you for being the mark of excellence for a restaurant!!!! When you go to dinner...More

Thank fashion61
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

My friends picked me up at the train station just blocks away, and we went here for lunch. It was much nicer than we expected, but in a vey good way. We hadn't seen each other in ages and wanted to catch up, so we...More

Thank Wendy G
Reviewed 20 October 2017 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

2  Thank Robert W
Reviewed 17 October 2017

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

2  Thank PaulKandfamily
Reviewed 16 October 2017

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

1  Thank TDK44
Reviewed 15 October 2017

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 7 October 2017

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 4 October 2017

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
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7 November 2017|
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Response from peekie | Reviewed this property |
yes...either self park a few steps away or valet park
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, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
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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