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All 738 Providence Restaurants

Joe Marzilli's Old Canteen

120 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903-1630 (Federal Hill)
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Ranked #27 of 738 Restaurants in Providence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Wed - Mon 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Federal Hill
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Hockessin, Delaware
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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Cranston, Rhode Island
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153 reviews 153 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

When I was a kid, my Mom would take my sister and I to the Old Canteen for special occasions. It was consistently excellent and always a favorite. It's nice to know that some places never change. Today, the Old Canteen is still known for its excellent food and traditional ambiance and a visit there brings back great memories.

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Waterville, Maine
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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This was our first visit to The Old Canteen, it having been recommended by a friend who had previously lived in Providence for many years, and whose relatives still reside in the area. This is one of the old favorites in the Federal Hill section of Providence whose reputation as one of the better ristorantes in the area is still... More 

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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

After our experience with Mumus my friend decided it would be easier to eat in an Italian restaurant. We passed Camille's as too high standard and went into the Old Canteen. The menu and the explanations from the waiter contained the sort of language the Daleks spoke. No description used one word where five would do. Goodness knows how you... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Great place great food. Don't see it on the menu ask. The veal is especially good. Like going to your grandmother's house. A place where they know the regulars name

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Ledyard, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We went to the 'Old Canteen' this past weekend to celebrate my wife's very special birthday. This was our first visit but will not be our last. When we entered, we were pleased by the ambiance of the restaurant and the the old world charm that this gem provides. The pink walls, linen tablecloths and pink napkins made for a... More 

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Old School Italian - our first visit was on a Saturday night - it's a bit noisy and definitely not cool and trendy - but the food was amazing - we both enjoyed Osso Bucco accompanied by soup, antipasto, etc. The owner makes the rounds to welcome everyone - nice bottle of wine, great service - everything about the place... More 

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

we took our 94 year old friend to The Old Canteen, one of her favorites from her working days (the restaurant has been in business since 1956) in Providence. Still have the linen tableclothes, even for lunch, along with the pink napkins. Wait staff is long-term, courteous, ever-present but not in your face at all. Lunch specials range from $12... More 

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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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