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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    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
Dinning with Joes cantina

Recently visited with nephew, decided to eat at Marzillis. Our family from Northern Italy Ancestry. My Aunt Mary says eggplant parm was best she ever ate, my brochol was outstanding. Our waitress Patricia was outstanding with her service and menu offerings. My family loved the palenta , everything... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Cecil, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The food was a little above average and maybe a little salty. The house wine selection was good and the service was good as well. We had reservation and were seated promptly. Nice night on federal Hill.

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Cecil, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Recently visited with nephew, decided to eat at Marzillis. Our family from Northern Italy Ancestry. My Aunt Mary says eggplant parm was best she ever ate, my brochol was outstanding. Our waitress Patricia was outstanding with her service and menu offerings. My family loved the palenta , everything we ordered. We will dine again in our visits to Abbington Ct.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Had the pasta, lasagna and caprese salad. It was all quite good and would recommend. Clean and good service as the waitress was well dressed, attentive and made good recommendations. A lot of things on the menu such as tripe, stuffed squid and liver that I would not eat but I suppose that makes it real old time Italian.

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cape cod
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Our family reunion dinner had 36 attendees which the team at the Old Canteen graciously accommodated on a Sunday evening, despite the small dining area. They helped plan the menu, provided full wait staff and made us feel at home. The quality of the food whether the veal or chicken or fish was excellent, the portions more than adequate including... More 

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West Warwick, Rhode Island
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This was my husband and I's first trip to Old canteen. We had been basically everywhere on the hill and were saving Old canteen for a special occasion. We entered the side door and kind of just stood there, apparently the host stand is in front of the restaurant. We were seated by a very nice young lady who also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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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, Romantic, Local cuisine
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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