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Trattoria Zooma

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245 Atwells Ave, Federal Hill, Providence, RI 02903 (Dean St.)
Providence Bus route 26 Atwells/RI College
401 383-2002
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Pasta?

Had lunch here today, service as very good, my food was very bad. Farfalle with Vongole was really sad. I think there were 8 small clams in the shell, no minced clams and the thickest pasta that I have ever seen. Kind of looked like someone's first attempt at handmade pasta. The broth/sauce was... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Kripri
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Rhode Island
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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172 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Rhode Island
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Had lunch here today, service as very good, my food was very bad. Farfalle with Vongole was really sad. I think there were 8 small clams in the shell, no minced clams and the thickest pasta that I have ever seen. Kind of looked like someone's first attempt at handmade pasta. The broth/sauce was bland and I would have been... More 

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Somerset, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

So nice to walk around Federal Hill during the holiday season and find that Zooma was open before 3PM. I did find parking on the street but many restaurants have valet parking or you can park in a lot for $15. Zooma makes their pasta made right in the restaurant and you can watch them from the window. Festive and... More 

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Cumberland, Rhode Island
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Some of the freshest, best pasta in Providence. Colossal shrimp in many dishes are well done, creative pizza and salads. Eggplant is a must. One issue is the limited interesting meat dish offerings.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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143 reviews 143 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Weekday lunch on a sunny December afternoon found us on Federal Hill and hungry, Zooma was an absolutely decadent treat, from the lovely glimpse of hand rolled gnocchi on entering, to the tempting prix fixe luncheon menu to the dramatic design and artwork. From luscious meatballs in aromatic gravy to the gnocchi, clams in white sauce and delectable cannoli and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I came to Trattoria Zooma to experience a restaurant in Providence's Federal Hill restaurant district. It is probably the only place in Rhode Island where more pasta sauce would run into sewer drains than rainwater, due to the presence of some unique, and oftentimes affordable, Italian Cuisine. When you drive there, on street parking is available. The best place to... More 

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Bermuda
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Welcomed us in, despite no reservations. We thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere, the friendly and efficient service and the delicious food. Especially enjoyed the old fashioned liqueur coffee afterwards - a house special. Good value and good food.

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Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We had reservations for Siena across the street but when we arrived we realized we were there on our last visit and wanted to try something new. We walked over to zooma. It has a nice layout we decided to wait for a seat by the window which was a smart choice. I ordered the chicken piccata and my wife... More 

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Smithfield, Rhode Island, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I have to admit when my wife and I first decided to try Zooma I was a little skeptical. I anticipated a typical “Hill” experience of portions that were too large and menu void of creativity. Were we ever surprised. I think the first thing that tipped us off that we were in for a great meal was we overheard... More 

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This place offers great selection of Italian dishes....recommended spot on atwells ave. The service was very good and the prices were affordable

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Boston, Massachusetts
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379 reviews 379 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
479 helpful votes 479 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

It sounds great -- pasta made on site, lots of interesting ingredients, etc. But the food is just average. It is a time warp -- going back to the '60's. Gnocchi were OK but not great, even though it is a specialty of the restaurant. The "pockets" with wild mushrooms sounded neat, but the pasta was hard and the taste... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 245 Atwells Ave, Federal Hill, Providence, RI 02903
    (Dean St.)
  • Public Transportation: Providence Bus route 26 Atwells/RI College
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence>  > Federal Hill
  • Neighborhood: Federal Hill
  • Phone Number: 401 383-2002

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?