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Siena Restaurant

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238 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903-1529
+1 401-521-3311
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3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Brothers Anthony and Chris Tarro own all three restaurants in the Siena...
Brothers Anthony and Chris Tarro own all three restaurants in the Siena Restaurant Group. Located in the heart of Providence's Federal Hill, Siena Restaurant was opened in 2005 and features authentic Tuscan cuisine in a warm and lively atmosphere. While the brothers were raised in Warwick, R.I., Their family has deep roots in the Italian-American community on Federal Hill making it the perfect location for their first restaurant. Come find out why Siena has received Rhode Island Monthly's "Best Restaurant in RI" award for the last two years. Enjoy casually elegant dining with menu selections including a wide variety of grilled steaks, seafoods, and veal entrees along with numerous signature pasta & saute dishes. Reservations accepted. Complimentary valet parking.
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Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 231
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  • 69
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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I had a terrific meal at sienna. It was one of the best Italian meals I've ever had. I have the gnocchi with grilled chicken and it was absolutely amazing. The place was very warm and inviting and I can't recommend it enough. The hostesses and servers were great. The one potential area for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
TitanShane
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Birmingham, Alabama
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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354 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Birmingham, Alabama
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80 reviews 80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

I had a terrific meal at sienna. It was one of the best Italian meals I've ever had. I have the gnocchi with grilled chicken and it was absolutely amazing. The place was very warm and inviting and I can't recommend it enough. The hostesses and servers were great. The one potential area for improvement is the bread they bring... More 

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Franklin, Massachusetts, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Went with three others for dinner last week and it was fantastic! We were seated in the back room, right next to the fireplace. It was beautiful and very comfortable. We tried the Mozzarella di Bufala, Gnocchi Alforno, Frutti di Mare, and the Pollo con Risotto Zucca. Everything was absolutely delicious! We would certainly go back.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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418 reviews 418 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
496 helpful votes 496 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Right in the middle of Federal Hill on Atwells avenue, a busy and popular area on a Saturday night, surrounded by restaurants and bars -- a fun place to be and to stroll around. Siena is in the former location of L'Epicureo, long the best restaurant in Providence (and now extinct). Great spot -- get a table in the front... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Try the meatball appetizer! Great restaurant and reasonably priced. Plan to make a reservation to limit wait time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is delicious. The service is amazing as well. Everything I ate from the bread to the appetizers to the meal to the dessert was just superb. It was amazing.

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Houston, TX
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is a very nice Italian restaurant in the Federal Hill area of town. There are many Italian restaurants in the area but none are as nice and fancy as this place. We went on a Saturday night and they were completely booked for the night. I highly recommend making reservations in advance. Everything from the host to the server... More 

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Saint Sauveur, Qc, Canada
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75 reviews 75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We ate there while on a convention with a group of folks half of whom had severe food allergies. The waitress seemed a little overwhelmed with all of our questions but the chef came out himself to make sure everything was going to be perfect and take our orders. Be forewarned that if you substitute your polenta for gluten-free pasta... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I take Italian food very seriously. This place exceeded my expectations even after reading the reviews. Great food. The service was good. Strongly suggest that you head to the back rooms to dine if you you hope to have a cozy ding experience. A bit pricey. . . but ell worth it.

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Bellingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Ended up here after our original plans were foiled and couldn't have been happier! Both service and food were excellent!

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Middletown, Rhode Island
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We went to Siena last week with our friends, who are pretty picky when it comes to reviewing a meal! They loved their meals and said they would return again soon. My husband and I also loved our meals. It was St. Patrick's Day so the bar was busier then usual, but we were able to get reservations easily.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 238 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903-1529
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence>  > Federal Hill
  • Neighborhood: Federal Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 401-521-3311

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Brothers Anthony and Chris Tarro own all three restaurants in the Siena Restaurant Group. Located in the heart of Providence's Federal Hill, Siena Restaurant was opened in 2005 and features authentic Tuscan cuisine in a warm and lively atmosphere. While the brothers were raised in Warwick, R.I., Their family has deep roots in the Italian-American community on Federal Hill making it the perfect location for their first restaurant. Come find out why Siena has received Rhode Island Monthly's "Best Restaurant in RI" award for the last two years. Enjoy casually elegant dining with menu selections including a wide variety of grilled steaks, seafoods, and veal entrees along with numerous signature pasta & saute dishes. Reservations accepted. Complimentary valet parking.
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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