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170 Randall St, Cranston, RI 02920-4341
401-946-5320
Today
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
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
Good for:
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best Italian American Food in RI Smelts, Polenta, Stuffed Whole Artichokes

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
David H
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Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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  • Large groups
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English first
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 

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Coventry, Rhode Island
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33 reviews 33 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I'm from the old country(Italy ) I heard all these wonderful things about the food. I ordered tripe( the stomach of a cow) which wasn't as good as I expected

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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

One of the best kept secrets for excellent Italian food.No atmosphere but great value.In a VFW the food is so good I can't wait to go back.The chefs from the hill go there.

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

It's nothing fancy, but the Italian menu is every day food Italians eat and very varied.The prices are reasonable and you do get plenty. The average person will not go hungry. The drinks are purchased separate from the food menu for some reason. The service is fine. It has a neighborhood atmosphere. I go there once in awhile.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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159 reviews 159 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Mike's kitchen is a above average place to eat, although the chicken tends to be dry and his grinders are nothing special. It seems like the food is pre cooked then heated and served when ordered. The place is PRICEY for the amount of average food that you get.

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Mike's is a former VFW post that is now one of the top Italian restaurants around. The staff is the best: welcoming, friendly, helpful and always cheerful. The eggplant provo plate with a side salad is delicious. I always think I'll be taking half of my order home for later…..it has never happened! If you're in RI, you have to... More 

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Cranston, Rhode Island
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Mike is a nice guy, however this place is average at best. The last two times I went there my polenta was burnt at the bottom and my fish was dry. Mike pre cooks his food so if it hangs around a while it will be dry and tasteless Quantity is good and you can't beat the price for what... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

If you're looking for good Italian food this is the best I've found . It's the only place I've been able to order stuffed squid . That's OK , if you don't like squid there are plenty of good dishes to choose from . I don't think you'll bevdisappointed at Mike's .

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Johnston, Rhode Island
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

My office ordered two steak subs (only come in one size) a side of polenta and one individual meatball side. The polenta was very good. Meatball was okay (mine are better and I'm not Italian. The subs, just regular subs with some fat and gristle not cut off, we average. The bill $36.00. WOW~~YIKES...Can that be right? Last order we... More 

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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 0 - 8
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?