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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 30
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  • 21
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 3
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  • 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
Waiting is good

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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New England
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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New England
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Cranston, Rhode Island
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I was introduced to this place by my cousin about a couple of months ago. I have been going back ever since. Their food is excellent. I have never had a dish I didn't like. The staff I have come to love is great, especially Natalia. She is so loving, welcoming and funny. Its a small place and family orientated.... More 

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Taunton, Massachusetts
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I need to agree with another person who had a similar experience. Mine was Monday night at 8pm. Waited an hour to seat, a group of about 5 walked past us, up to a waiter and sat down. We were behind another couple. Both were awestruck. Looks like the good old boy network is alive and well even in Portugal.... More 

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Barrington, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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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Additional Information about O Dinis Restaurant

Address: 579 Warren Ave, East Providence, RI 02914-2816
Phone Number: 401-438-3769
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  East Providence
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
Average Prices: USD 12
Cuisine: Portuguese

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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: Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups, 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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