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Marchetti's Restaurant

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Italian, Californian
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1463 Park Ave, Cranston, RI 02920
+1 401-943-7649
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Marchetti's - Best Lobster Roll in RI

My wife Kate, our daughter Colleen and her Husband Roger, and I had the pleasue of dining at Marchetti's on Sat, 4/11/15. We all enjoyed the BEST lobster roll that we ever had. We were extremely satisfied with the service, the food, and the prices. Kate & Bernie Czeck Mocanaqua, PA

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Kate_BernieC
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Mocanaqua, PA
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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170 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Cranston, Rhode Island
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

We are used to the long wait, everyone is,so reservations (a new thing) -still waited 20 minutes after reservation..again not surprised. Service was pleasant, young new waiter, seems they are all new, please remember this is a restaurant that has been around for 30 years with a reputation for huge portions, great food, and wonderful servers, who remember your name.... More 

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Mocanaqua, PA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

My wife Kate, our daughter Colleen and her Husband Roger, and I had the pleasue of dining at Marchetti's on Sat, 4/11/15. We all enjoyed the BEST lobster roll that we ever had. We were extremely satisfied with the service, the food, and the prices. Kate & Bernie Czeck Mocanaqua, PA

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Providence, Rhode Island
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Yes, the portions are huge, the prices are reasonable, and the salad dressing is very good. But, the food is average, and the service on the weekends is so-so. Even if you have a reservation, you have to wait. I am always UNDERwhelmed when I go here.

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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Strap the feedbag on. Literally everyone leaves with half their meal. The food is outstanding, the chicken parm is a favorite. The lobster rolls looked outstanding too.

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

If you have memories of what Italian restaurants were like in the '50s, this will make you happy. Good quality food, well prepared not too original.

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RHODE ISLAND
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316 reviews 316 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

GO to eat here is like OK LETS GO FEED AN ARMY TODAY Crazy amounts of food and good as well. a hard combo to beat. veal parm like the fruits of the gods. Huge amount of past,veal , like the animal does not have any meat left just from this portion.salad,never ends what to do oh what do do.take... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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108 reviews 108 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Be prepared for huge portion, classic Italian dishes and wonderful wait staff. Calamari and chicken parm is a must! I've never made it to dessert. Meals come with homemade bread and tossed salad. It's a great experience. I recommend making a reservation for weekend nights.

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Little Rhody, United States
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184 reviews 184 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Marchetti's is an icon Rhode Island Italian restaurant. The food is good. Prices reasonable. Portion size is ridiculous! Certainly a good place to go if you want leftovers. Not if you want to control your weight. Figure on a wait (often outside in the heat or cold), even with reservations.

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Coventry, Rhode Island
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40 reviews 40 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We went there for our Friday lunch a few weeks ago without knowing that they were no longer going to be serving lunch anymor two weeks later. We had the baked seafood casserole....fish, baked stuffed shrimp, scallops......generous portion cooked perfectly.....$9.95!!! Huge family style bowl of their great salad. We arrived at 1:45pm and still had to wait a half hour... More 

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warwick,ri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This place is jam packed every Fri/Sat night. During the week it is very busy but not as bad. What I just don't understand is the food is NOT great. Its thick oily gravy (sauce), wilted bag O salad with a gallon of dressing, and the food that is fried smells like the oil has not been changed in a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1463 Park Ave, Cranston, RI 02920
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Cranston
  • Phone Number: +1 401-943-7649

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?