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O Dinis Restaurant

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European, Portuguese
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579 Warren Ave, East Providence, RI 02914-2816
401-438-3769
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Anothrr Portugeue Dinner Winnerr

We arrived about 6:15 on a Monday evening and fortunately found a two top without waiting. A lively local crowd was already in place. One of had the swordfish special and the other a grilled whole sea bass. Accomaniments were boiled potatoes and a large basket of Portugeuse bread. Salad was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
Allen S
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Port Ludlow, Washington
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Port Ludlow, Washington
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We arrived about 6:15 on a Monday evening and fortunately found a two top without waiting. A lively local crowd was already in place. One of had the swordfish special and the other a grilled whole sea bass. Accomaniments were boiled potatoes and a large basket of Portugeuse bread. Salad was lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber and sliced onion. One white wine... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Whenever I’m in RI, I try to stop in at Dinis for good Azorean style food that makes me feel like I’m back in my homeland. It’s pretty much a local hangout, not fancy in any way, with very friendly staff. I always look at the specials on the board once I enter the front door to help me decide... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

O Dinis is somewhat off the beaten path but is worth the effort to find. The staff seems to know over half of the customer's by name and made me feel right at home. I had the Chourico sausage as an appetizer; it was tasty and there was enough to make a meal of it alone. My entree was the... More 

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New England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

A Friday night wait for a table is typical for this popular local restaurant. Serving typical Portuguese food prepared wonderfully is worth the wait. The interesting décor, great food, inexpensive Portuguese wine, and gracious informal service make this one of our favorites when near Providence.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch with a friend who wanted the goat but not a full meal. Our waitress immediately said that the chef would prepare the goat as an appetizer. We ordered a half pitcher of Sangria which was delightful. The goat appetizer was delivered to the table along with delicious Portuguese rolls. The order was enough for three people.... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

First time ordering from this restaurant. I ordered a very common meal "Bitoque" that most Portuguese restaurants have on their menu. It had it "to go", which I often do from other restaurants. Unfortunately it was so dissapointing that I took it back for a refund. The fact that it was a take out order was no excuse for regular... More 

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Have been going to this comfortable, friendly, home style place for the last five years. The food is very good, very substantial and the portion sizes are quite large. Wait staff is extremely friendly and patient in explaining the glorious mysteries of Portueguese/Azorian food. There is live music on Monday nights (closed Tuesday) Any of the fish of the day... More 

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The food was fantastic but the service was even better. We've been here several times before but usually for lunch. This time we decided to have dinner and we ended up staying until closing. We went on a Monday night and were surprised to find that they offered a buffet. They also had a DJ and entertainment. Very nice. The... More 

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New England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We were so excited to dine again at O'Dinis Monday night! This was not our first visit and we will definitely dine there again! Every time we go the food is outstanding and the service is perfect! Monday night we had Lombinhos a Brasa (pork cutlets) and Gambas a La Planche (jumbo grilled shrimp with shrimp sauce). It was so... More 

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Killingworth, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Fun place; strictly neighborhood, not fancy. Portions are large but the Alentejano pork on the tough side and the octopus not to my husband's liking. On behalf of our waitress, she did offer to exchange his meal and suggested another "favorite." Wanting to like his selection, he preferred not to make a change. Have eaten at other East Providence restaurants... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 579 Warren Ave, East Providence, RI 02914-2816
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  East Providence
  • Phone Number: 401-438-3769

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12
  • Cuisine: European, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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