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Joe Marzilli's Old Canteen

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120 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903-1630
401-751-5544
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 68
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  • 25
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food and service

Great italian food, service top notch. Our server was Robert who recommended our 7 course selection. The best was the zucchini flower appetizer. Highly recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Lianne Y
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great italian food, service top notch. Our server was Robert who recommended our 7 course selection. The best was the zucchini flower appetizer. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

My husband n I go to this restaurant weekly. The prices r perfect for anyone to afford best Italian homemade food anywhere. They have the best menu selections n all can b made to order so no fear if u have food allergies. U get the full course Italian dinner from soup, antipasto, entree with pasta or vegetable or potato,... More 

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Delray Beach, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Flying into Providence instead of Boston, on a Providence's friend recommendation, my parents and I decided to try Old Canteen. Having valet parking right next to the restaurant is great. We were welcomed and seated right away. Our waiter was quick to come by and ask us for drinks and provide details on the specials. We think he's been there... More 

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Cumming, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Return to the Old Canteen among many times for great meals. Ordered Osso Bucco which I have not enjoyed for a long time. It was tender, tasty, and cooked just right. Service in a tomato type sauce, it was absolutely to die for if you like Veal. Service is always great..All who were at the table enjoyed their Italian Dishes.... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Was our 1st night in Providence and we wanted to eat Italian. As this one was close to the hotel and good reviews we chose this one. Service was excellent, very friendly and helpful. The food was overall good, except the quality of the tomato sauce. So clearly made of canned tomatoes, or less quality canned tomatoes. And as the... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Very enjoyable experience. Reservations not required, but recommended. Located atop Federal Hill, valet parking suggested. Prepare yourself for the pink decor (walls/table clothes) and give your eyes time to adjust. Wait staff was very social and helpful. For $2 you can make your meal 4 courses - salad, soup, entree w/side, and dessert w/coffee - worth it. Portions were large,... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The Old Canteen is a classic family restaurant. Sal runs the place and it seems like most of the staff have been there for years. Friendly, warm, delicious. I'm a regular with family and friends and have never been disappointed. Valet parking in a lot next door and the best menu and menu combinations in the city. In the highly... More 

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Hockessin, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My wife and I stopped in for dinner on the Tuesday night between Christmas and New Years during a trip to visit family. we've always loved this restaurant and again, it did not disappoint. Excellent, friendly wait staff, very good menu, good pricing and valet parking on site makes for a great experience. The restaurant is as adept at two... More 

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Silver Spring, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Beautiful, old fashioned atmosphere where people will still take a martini lunch. Pink dining room with white linens and well-dressed servers. Menu is extensive and remarkable selection even at lunch. The food is delicious in almost every way, with generous servings and complete courses (most served with soup and dessert). Attentive local service---what it might lack in polish it makes... More 

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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I go to Joe Marzilli's Old Canteen often and I always walk away satisfied. The service and food are top notch. You always feel you are eating fine dining with the pleasant table settings and atmosphere.

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Additional Information about Joe Marzilli's Old Canteen

Address: 120 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903-1630
Phone Number: 401-751-5544
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence>  > Federal Hill
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 120 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903-1630
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence>  > Federal Hill
  • Neighborhood: Federal Hill
  • Phone Number: 401-751-5544

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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