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Joe Marzilli's Old Canteen

120 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903-1630 (Federal Hill)
401-751-5544
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Ranked #31 of 730 Restaurants in Providence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
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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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Rhode Island
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76 reviews 76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

As a native of RI I have eaten at the Old Canteen many times. To say it simply it was a pleasure to once again eat there. The owner's son met us with a smile and made sure we were seated. It was a Thursday night so a little quiet. The waitress was very attentive. I had the 7 course... More

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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65 reviews 65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The Old Canteen has been a favorite of mine ever since I was a child. Been going there for 40 years. Time moves forward but this place never changes. Still the same as I remember it 40 years ago, down to the color of the pink walls and it is the exact same oink! That being said, i believe that... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Te Old Canteen in Federal Hill Providence, RI is a very typical Italian rataurant with a very nice ambiance and great service. The wine was excellent. As for the food, it was nice, but I expected more, for the price we paid.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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178 reviews 178 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We had been to Providence, RI for Waterfire, but never made it to Federal Hill. There are lots of Italian restaurants there. One in our party of 5 was celebrating a birthday. I think he was surprised to see so much pink when we walked in. We had made reservations, but there was plenty of tables available when we got... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Had an early dinner and was delighted with the service, food, ambiance and price. Highly recommend reservations as the place seems to be pretty busy. Our server, John, was attentive and sweet. The food was fabulous and a visit from the chef at the end of the meal was welcome reminder of days gone by. Definitely will return!

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Providence, Rhode Island
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208 reviews 208 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We went to lunch with a friend and the Old Canteen is better than Italy. Real Italian homemade food with class one can feel at home in very comfortable place being served with class ver professional staff,a very welcoming place everybody have a good time with very tasty food and good wine.I had Lobster Staffed filet of sole it was... 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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