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O Dinis Restaurant

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

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  • Food
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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great food and people

I came to this place with my girlfriend, and the food was awesome. Good for dating and anniversary!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Business meetings
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came to this place with my girlfriend, and the food was awesome. Good for dating and anniversary!!

Thank RuoLee
East Providence, Rhode Island
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great food, staff, and prices. This restaurant is in a great location. Their menu has a good variety and is affordable!

Thank jc3512
Rumford, Rhode Island, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely our "go to" place for authentic Portuguese food! We go at least every week for their specials!

Thank Suzanne S
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129 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We were visiting Providence and wanted to try something local and with Portuguese flavor - this place hit the spot! A family run place filled with locals, some of whom speaking Portuguese. The food was authentic, plentiful, and tasty. The wine a good pour, and inexpensive. We would definitely return.

Thank Cmu50
East Providence
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

This is a great restaurant for truly authentic Azorian food( Portuguese cuisines). The location is small but it is definitely a typical restaurant that you would find in the Azores

1 Thank EastProvidenceTownie
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

The food in this place is unbelievably delish! Don't miss the Carne de Porco Alentejana-- a mixture of pork, littleneck clams, and potatoes. I know, it sounds ho hum. But OMG, what a revelation!!! We couldnt get enough. The mixture of flavors was just so good. Had to close my eyes throughout the meal and was dipping the bread into... More 

Thank mojo1984
Port Ludlow, Washington
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 

Thank Allen S
New Haven, Connecticut
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

Thank Goretti M
Springfield, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

Thank Robert B
New England
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

Thank NewEnglandSlowfood

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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: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Business meetings


Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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