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Mike's Kitchen

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170 Randall St, Cranston, RI 02920-4341
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tue 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
OMG the food was so good!

If you're not an absolute snob, but desire beautiful Italian food, this place is it! Unpretentious, down to earth, and friendly local staff! The polenta is the bomb!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Good for:
  • Large groups
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English first
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're not an absolute snob, but desire beautiful Italian food, this place is it! Unpretentious, down to earth, and friendly local staff! The polenta is the bomb!

Thank FFSbundy
E Bridgewater
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

For the money, there is no better place to go for old school Italian recipes ( located in a VFW ), As soon as you walk in, the menu is on the blackboard with items like stuffed artichokes, baccala, zucchini flowers and the best calamari and clam sauce, bar none! Where else you can go and get a 1/2 carafe... More 

Thank B445ZIcharlesr
Hampton, New Hampshire
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

The best polenta anywhere. The food and service is second to none. Had calamari, Italian sausage over linguini, my wife had the polenta. Our third time here and although we live 40 miles away it will not be our last.

Thank Bob L
Ashaway, Rhode Island
Level Contributor
42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The building is plain, you don't find fancy table clothes or fine china, etc....but what you do get is amazing Italian food. Everything is fresh, cooked to order, and simply delicious. The servers are nice, friendly, and attentive. Mike can sometimes be Mike, lol, which is to say busy at work and that's ok with me! I can't recommend anything... More 

Thank Metrowwhs728
Worcester, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great food! Just like Sundays at Nana's. Everyone was friendly forr the most part. The waitresses are all business to make sure you get your food hot and have everything you need.

Thank annabell18
Level Contributor
1,446 reviews
1,076 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

this is real old style Italian and is in the VFW hall. The people who do the cooking are really outstanding and know how to prepare old school style meals. This sauce tastes like it has been in the pot for many hours and the veal,meatballs,gravy,pasta are so right on the mark. You should go here and use this place... More 

Thank Barry N
Providence, Rhode Island
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A wonderful meal. have eaten here many,many times. very old school. truly a locals place but newbies welcomed. the food is exceptional. chef worked in touristy italian restaurant for years before coming here. a quirky, no frills atmosphere, with some of the best italian food around. veal parm, stuffed artichokes, salmon with herb butter sauce, etc. and very, very low... More 

Thank snobro1
Narragansett, Rhode Island
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Mike's Kitchen simply the best cucina in the city. Set in VFW hall, this no frills kitchen offers the flavors of Italy in all it's wonderfully prepared Italian dishes all with a homemade touch.If you like veal,fish,chicken or pasta served in a variety of ways, you will love Mike's.Mike May even come to your table to say hello.Please bring cash,... More 

1 Thank Lou P
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Mike's is a great casual place that offers the best Italian American dishes in RI. They make the best polenta, it is rich and creamy and served with a marinara sauce that does not overpower it. Mike's offer fried smelts that are spot on with a light dredging of flour that are always perfect. The whole stuffed artichoke is huge... More 

Thank David H
Coventry, Rhode Island
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80 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

It had been about two years since my last visit......found service to have really improved!! Our servier was friendly and efficient.......but very disappointed with the eggplant parmigiana which is my go to lunch at this restaurant. Prices are fair and generous portions. Not sure if we will return to this restaurant.

Thank Linda P

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 170 Randall St, Cranston, RI 02920-4341
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Cranston
  • Phone Number: 401-946-5320

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups


Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm

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