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Tweet's Balzanos Family Restaurant

180 Mount Hope Ave, Bristol, RI 02809-3554
401-253-9811
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Ranked #46 of 76 restaurants in Bristol
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Portsmouth, Rhode Island, United States
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Have been going here for many years. Prices are good. Food ok. Little change from years ago. The antipasto was ok, the seafood pasta was ok but not seasoned well, lobster was lacking. Hardly any meat. I mentioned it to the server even though I rarely complain but nothing was done. I would go here again for the spaghetti but... More

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Johnston, Rhode Island
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

The people who write lousy reviews about Tweet's must be on serious drugs! The bottom line here is that you get good food for a great price, with plenty left over for tomorrow's dinner. My friend and I had littlenecks on the half shell and an order of calamari and then split a seafood plate, and had enough leftovers for... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

Go with the Tweets special in red and get enough to take some home because you are going to want to! Start with the clams zuppa. They are a spicy delight and go perfectly with the tweets red.

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Bristol, Rhode Island
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Years ago, Tweet's was an establishment in Bristol, RI. The old man ran a restaurant that served the best in pasta and seafood cuisine. Large portions, grand atmosphere and inexpensive prices. They could not be beat. They ruled for quite a while. Then the old man passed and left the restaurant to his family. In the opinion of my wife... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

I'm a local and should have known better, but I came here as a foursome on someone else's request. I've worked in restaurants for 17 years so I won't harp on the diner like service you get here its just ok. The food... Is pricey but would be well worth it if quality, fresh ingredients were used. No one is... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Interested in a restaurant that serves good food in a friendly, family way? Tweet's Balzanos Family Restaurant is the place to go. It’s located on a side street in Bristol, Rhode Island not far from Providence or Newport. What ever your pleasure – birthdays, anniversaries, family gathering, Tweet’s can be a good place for all ages and has been an... More

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Groton, CT
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We stop here after the Bristol Fourth of July parade. Submariners take pride in our country's history and we love good food and lots of it. Don't forget to leave room for dessert.

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Fall River, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Nothing more to say then I have been coming with my family for years and we love it here and we will be back for sure

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Wakefield, Rhode Island
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

We stopped here for a late lunch after the Bristol Fourth of July parade. A varied menu with reasonable prices and lots of food. You can't go wrong with good service and good food and good prices.

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

My husband and I had always heard about Tweet's and had never been there. I guess I should have taken the time to read the current reviews and I would not have wasted $40. I had the scallops which were the small bay scallops. It was okay but the topping had a strange flavor, not a mouth watering flavor as... More

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