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O Dinis Restaurant

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579 Warren Ave, East Providence, RI 02914-2816
401-438-3769
Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Open now
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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
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    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
impressed

we had 2 orders of bife a casa I was surprised it was very good after all the negative reviews portions were large food fresh and hot and i must sat the servers were all polite and keep checking up on us to see if everything was ok I will be back soon

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Ken V
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Barrington, Rhode Island
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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50 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Barrington, Rhode Island
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

we had 2 orders of bife a casa I was surprised it was very good after all the negative reviews portions were large food fresh and hot and i must sat the servers were all polite and keep checking up on us to see if everything was ok I will be back soon

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Providence, Rhode Island
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Our experience at this restaurant was less than desirable. Food is good, service horrible. We waited over an hour to get serviced while others that arrived after us got seated and were served their meal before we got seated. Not a good reflection for a restaurant for a first time guest. There are many other restaurant around the East Providence... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Yeah, we'd read the reviews that said service was bad, but at our first visit the service was fine. But, last night, no, it was something else. We arrived at 6:30 and were seated quite promptly. After that, all went down hill. We didn't get water or bread, just menus. After 15 minutes, a couple came in and sat at... More 

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Warren, Rhode Island
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

If you are looking for fancy, this isn't your place. But if you like casual, relaxed atmosphere and old-fashioned Portuguese cooking, O Dinis is the place for you. My husband, born on Sao Miguel (Azores), said that their Portuguese soup is the best he's ever had! The day we were there, a PHENOMENAL bacalau special was offered (cod fish, potatoes,... More 

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Rhode Island
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Started with the Portuguese vegetable soup. The flavor was there, but the pasta was over cooked.Still not bad. Then on to the Pork Alentajana which is pork, potatoes, little necks piled high all in a sauce I would kill for! The bread is a must to soak up every drop, if you can finish it. Another dish tasted was the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We're a couple from Chicago who love the generally unappreciated and hard-to-find Portuguese cuisine, haunted by past meals in Portugal and the Azores. While touring New England, we went here for my birthday lunch, and it was the best gift I could have gotten. This place is exactly the authentic, laid-back, food-centered restaurant we dreamed of finding. Bountiful and served... More 

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Waterford, Connecticut
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Went to O'Dinis for the first time for a surprise birthday for a woman who really likes traditional Portuguese food. The food was fabulous very traditional. It's a small restaurant where the locals go and it was packed. People were waiting outside the door that's how great this place is. The service was wonderful, very personable. Natalia our waitress was... More 

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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I have eaten here twice and I have read so many great reviews about this place, so I gave it another shot, still very average and over rated to me. 1st there is no real place to wait to be seated so you stand in a hallway which is crowded and cold, and it seemed to me that if you... More 

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East Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Friendly staff, very busy on weekends, I go for lunch. Great soups, and believe it or not steaks. Offer quail, rabbit, tripe and other odd ethnic dishes -different every day. A lot of good food for reasonable money. Try the flans and puddings......yummy

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Rumford, Rhode Island
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Went to O'Dinis last night and enjoyed a wonderful, authentic Portuguese meal. The place and small and fills up quickly, so plan accordingly. Can't wait to go back.

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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 0 - 12
  • Cuisine: Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?