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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

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    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
Authentic and delicious.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Pattaboo
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Warwick, Rhode Island
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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55 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Warwick, Rhode Island
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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146 reviews 146 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
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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138 reviews 138 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Providence, Rhode Island
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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: Local cuisine, Doing business, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
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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