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Big Cheese & Pub

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606 Reservoir Ave, Cranston, RI 02910-1604
401-467-8210
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great local family restaurant

My husband and I go to the Big Cheese for the best cold salad,and hot crispy pizza in our area. The bartender is attentive, friendly and makes a great drink. I love their salads. Great little place in our little city.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
AlexandriaStar
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Cranston
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Cranston
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I go to the Big Cheese for the best cold salad,and hot crispy pizza in our area. The bartender is attentive, friendly and makes a great drink. I love their salads. Great little place in our little city.

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Thank AlexandriaStar
Warwick, Rhode Island
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Pizza, sandwiches and calzones are the big deal here. They have some entree items, but I've never had them. The calzones are great! Family owned for over 20 years. Full bar. Reasonable prices. Friendly staff.

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New York
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284 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

This is a neighborhood Italian restaurant that was packed on a Saturday night. Really enjoyed the classic pizza. Chunky slightly sweet sauce, nice amount of mozzarella, thick soft crust that was crisp at the edges. Plenty of other items on the menu. People here are friendly and prices seem fair for what you get.

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Thank skgbos
West Warwick, Rhode Island
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Whenever my family decides to go out for pizza, we know we will be headed to Big Cheese. The food is amazing. You can't go wrong with their pizza. The meatballs are great and so is the mozzarella bread. Try the chicken soup with house made bread! But really, this service is just incredible. All the Servers know my 2... More 

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Thank Amanda R
Cranston, Rhode Island
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

I hadn't tried this place after living in Cranston for a couple years, now that I have I love it and go there often. It can get busy on weekends and you may have to wait for a table. We have been getting take out a lot on our way home from work. Huge portions!

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Thank murph315401
Cranston, Rhode Island
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

One of our favorite places! Soooo good! Absolutely worth your time to check it out! Wheat dough for pizza or calzones is fabulous!

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Thank bab3boys
Cranston, Rhode Island
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Pizza, Calzones, Pasta---it's all good. With a dining room and a bar/tavern style setting, you can be comfortable no matter who you are with. Casual, good food, reasonably priced food and drinks, this place should be on your short list.

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Thank thecigarguy
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Party of ten and we were seated right away on a quiet Sunday night. Greek spinach salads were big enough to feed two. Buffalo chicken pizza was tasty. Chicken parm was tasty but the chicken was not breaded. Tomato Pasta suace was sweet and very good. Would of liked to see some garlic&oil dishes.

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Thank RubiconRider
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Ex large pizza is the way to go, loaded, service was quick and nice, you want to get there early before the crowd

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Thank Bobr0210
Lincoln, Rhode Island
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

LOVE the food here the salads are awesome always fresh and the dressing is delish! The pizza's and calzones are awesome as well and the staff is always friendly and nice!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 606 Reservoir Ave, Cranston, RI 02910-1604
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Cranston
  • Phone Number: 401-467-8210

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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