Big, bold excess — culinary and aesthetic —
is still the secret to Cafe Nuovo’s success.
Cafe Nuovo Cafe Nuovo One Citizens Plaza, Providence, 421-2525, cafenuovo.com. Open for lunch Mon.–Fri., dinner Mon.–Sat. Reservations recommended. Wheelchair accessible. Valet parking. Cuisine Modern American. Capacity One hundred-plus inside and nearly 200 when the patio’s open; the lobby holds 200 for private parties. Vibe A lily that was gilded back in Clinton’s day and remains encased in glass, impervious to…