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Trattoria Zooma

245 Atwells Ave, Federal Hill, Providence, RI 02903 (Federal Hill)
401 383-2002
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Ranked #124 of 733 restaurants in Providence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Federal Hill
Cross street: Dean St.
Transit: Providence Bus route 26 Atwells/RI College
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79% Recommend
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English first
Dayville, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

My husband took me to my favorite Italian restaurant in Providence for my birthday. The surprise was that all my friends were there plus some of my family. It was restaurant week and my favorite dinner, bolognese, was on the menu. Drink orders were very slow. Appetizers were very slow and not all came to us at the same time.... More

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Stuart, Florida, United States
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Trattoria Zooma is a great Italian restaurant. The service was excellent, the food superb and overall a very good value. The ambiance is nice and the locals know this place well, it is always crowded, make a reservation. The pasta is home made and excellent, the soups and salads are made with pride and very good. All five entries we... More

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We sampled Zooma's delicious pasta during the Providence Stroll and headed there for lunch during restaurant week. The gnocchi was super duper, the bread makes you wonder why you ever bother to eat store bread, the sauce light and flavorful,and the pizza more than enough for two. Soup and dessert were included. Creamy pasta fagioli was delish and fresh mini... More

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Jamestown, Rhode Island
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Atmosphere is bad---ugly decor and lots of flies. Hubby ordered the pasta special. 2 shrimp. 3 clams. Tiny amt of pasta. $32. My dinner was cheaper but, at best, eh. Crazy amt of $$ for a poor/mediocre meal. You can do so much better.

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Portland, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We drove through Providence on our way home from Newport and found this restaurant in the Federal Hill neighborhood by chance. We noticed good reviews on Tripadvisor so we decided to try it. It looked cute & had windows opened to the sidewalk & cafe tables outside. We sat at one of tables by the window. My husband had the... More

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St. Leonard, MD
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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We visited for dinner on college graduation weekend and had a 6:30pm reservation. We waited until 7:00pm for our table, which wasn't too bad since we could see the place was packed. On a bad note - it took 75 minutes to get our food once we finally got to order. We had some elderly family members with us, which... More

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Warwick, Rhode Island
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Zooma is the real thing! Handmade pasta dishes are superb. Great appetizers and great drinks at a beautiful bar. Colorful and sophisticated ambiance. Servers are professional, polite, friendly and attentive. They have an extensive menu that makes choosing difficult. Definitely demands another visit. Antipasto through dessert we had an unforgettable dining experience!!

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

The decor is a little obnoxious but I like sitting by the windows when they are open. Food is usually pretty good and they make their own pasta which is nice to see. Problem is that the service and kitchen are sooooo slow and disorganized that you wait an obscene amount of time for everything.

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Granbury, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We were roaming down Atwells Ave looking for someplace for lunch. Outside this restaurant looked interesting. Upon coming through the front door we were delighted to see gnocchi being made right in front of us. We were seated right away and the server was pleasant but not overbearing. The food was served timely and was perfect eating temperature. House Chianti... More

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Boston, MA
4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I had heard some good things about Zooma and so decided to check it out myself. Boy, was I disappointed! The decor is tacky right down to the tastless, third rate paintings. The bread was not fresh & not warm. The olive oil ( for my bread) had no olives in it. The Caesar salad was dry and ordinary (obviously... More

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