Cafe Nuovo

4.7
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1938 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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4.3
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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was very windy the day we were there. The service was excellent and the food delicious.

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ChrisM
New England
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great !! Excellent food and service

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prettay prettay prettay prettay good

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ScottC
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant.
Always enjoyed.
Food and service were spectacular.
Outside dining with wonderful views

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RIG67
New England
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor scenery is very nice, and the food was excellent!

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ShalynP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cafe Nuovo was outstanding. From the food to the service! Not to mention the location. Will definitely be going back

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LeGe
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish- excellent delicious & fantastic service!

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vipKennyT
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setting on a beautiful night. Food was incredible; Salmon was cooked to perfection. Service was polite and unobtrusive.

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Poeraven
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Wonderful outdoor dining on the Providence river.

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vipKarlieB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always such a pleasure dining here. Exceptional food, attentive staff, and great location.

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vipEpcot
New England
50 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor seating was wonderful. It was great to be back! The staff did a wonderful job with everything. The food was spectacular.

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BrianF
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with great service and great food. Nice to sit outside along the river.

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vipChloe
New England
48 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first patio dining experience during the pandemic. Excellent job staff! We wore our masks in. Didn’t even walk through the restaurant. Just straight back to the patio. Tables were appropriately spaced, disposable menus, waitstaff in masks. Food excellent as usual. Completely enjoyable lunch and felt totally safe. They did everything by the new rule book. Two thumbs up from s doctor and nurse😊

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OrlandoC
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal. Beautiful view sitting outside.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service! Excellent food! Up to cdc guidelines :)

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Lisa
New England
15 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first restaurant dining in months. It was a great experience. The tables were spread out so you felt safe. The staff was prepared to explain how we interact with them and they wore gloves and masks. We went for lunch and the food and cocktail was awesome.

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vipSelma
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible. Service was outstanding. Highly recommend.

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Hunter
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go see John best server there is?

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vipCellaDore
New England
14 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first “date” after lockdown, and it was tremendous! Excellent lunch menu but, loving the tomato soup as we do, we opted for soup and grilled cheese, which is a new and improved, and delicious version!! We shared perfect creme brûlée with coffee. Also, the bartender pours a more than generous scotch! Our waiter, John, was that perfect combination of friendly and professional... even with a mask on.

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ShannonM
New England
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Nuovo is our "GO TO" place for all of our special celebrations. It never disappoints! Delicious food, excellent service and we just love the view! Looking forward to our next visit!!

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scotia
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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vipLoriD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food, drinks and server were fantastic but kitchen was slow. 1 1/2 hr for entrees. However, we had a great time overall.

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vipReneeP
New England
45 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant!!! Sean always has my favorite table for me and the food and service are simply amazing!!!!
Thank you all for making me feel so special !!!🥰🥰🥰

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LisaA
New England
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were a party of 10, the restaurant was packed, and everything went off without a hitch. Everyone enjoyed their dinner, the service was excellent, and our servers were pleasant and engaging. As usual, Cafe Nuovo was fabulous!

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vipColefam
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall we had a good experience, but I was underwhelmed based on what I expected of the food. The special salad was the weirdest combination of food but ended up tasting good - papaya, grapefruit and arugula. The Korean BBQ salad wrap was bland and the veggie maki roll bland as well because the wasabi was obviously not fresh. My husband enjoyed his spaetzle and sirloin tips very much. The most interesting part of my meal was the tequila cocktail with blood orange liquor and tea.

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tmatlunch
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Mine was a business lunch. Can't think of a better, relaxed place to go. Great food, easy, comfortable, old school - with a modern menu and outlook.

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SPD61
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all had great meals and our server was on point

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MicheleC
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
28 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love everything about this place. The food, the wine, atmosphere, the wait staff all A+. Beautiful location, big windows overlooking providence, creative and beautifully presented food made with fresh ingredients and deserts to die for make this one of our all time favorite places in RI. Traveled from MA for husband’s birthday lunch and equally as great as as our past dinners. We met the owner, a very nice man who greeted us. Can’t wait to have an occasion to go again.

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vipLisaF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Cafe Nuovo is a fabulous restaurant! The staff are very friendly and accommodating. They don't rush you and accommodate any special food requests. The ambience is great- moderate to quiet in terms of noise level. Great date place or location to conduct business.

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Nikkilf624
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

from beginning to end, the experience was wonderful.

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Stephanie
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Fast service. Great vibes . Waiter was very helpful and knowledgeable. My fiance and I were greated at the door and seated immediately!

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m14z
1 review