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238 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903-1529 (Federal Hill)
+1 401-521-3311
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Ranked #13 of 738 Restaurants in Providence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Federal Hill
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Located in the heart of Providence’s historic Federal Hill, Siena offers authentic Tuscan cuisine in a warm, inviting and lively atmosphere. 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 & sauté dishes. Reservations accepted. Complimentary valet parking.
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Providence, Rhode Island
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Siena is by far the most talked about restaurant in RI, but I'm not sure why. The food is good, especially the cioppino entree, but it's nothing that you can't find elsewhere in the state. Service from the actual SERVER is top notch if you're looking for an evening where the server isn't hovering over you the whole time (which... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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114 reviews 114 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We had visited RISD Museum earlier that day and then wandered around Providence so decided to have an early dinner while we were there-parking in this area is nearly nonexistent --most of restaurants use valet service, and our guy went in to check to see if they could handle our party of 5 without reservations--very helpful! We were given nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Siena never disappoints. Fantastic food, neighborhood and wait staff. You can eat anywhere on Federal Hill and not top Siena.

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Boston
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Wonderful restaurant. Have been 5-6 times and every time the food has been exceptional. Excellent cocktails and wine menu. Service is always attentive and professional.

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South Hadley
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44 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

In my mind this is the best place on the hill. No wonder it is always packed!! From start to finish it was one of the best meals I have had. Wish I lived closer.

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We had a wonderful dinner! Service was excellent, as were the food and wine list. I'd go back again!

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Nice, France
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183 reviews 183 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Nice Italian restaurant, the location is easy to find and easy to park. Dining room is well decorated and welcoming guests. Service is friendly and professional. Finally the food, fried calamaries, and veal scallop with mushrooms was ok. Calamaries were a bit soft, but the veal was excellent. Expresso cafe is not worth an Italian roast, and is very far... More 

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110 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed dinner at Siena! Reading some of the TridAdvisor comments had us concerned that it may be too loud for our small family get together, but it was perfect. We were seated in the dining room in the back and the ambience was delightful. (Although the decor was a bit garish.) Our server Michele was outstanding, offering great... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Party of 4 - one of whom's order was grossly over cooked - and virtually inedible. No apology from the manager - server said manager would address the problem. Service was very slow. Other food was good.

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Toronto
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101 reviews 101 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Wonderfully situated on Federal Hill. Ask your hotel concierge for a voucher for a free appetizer (one per table) for this superb restaurant. My hushand had Cioppono (a seafood soup) and I had veal scallopine. It is an Italian restaurant. The Portobello mushroom starter is to die for.

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Additional Information about Siena Restaurant

Address: 238 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903-1529
Phone Number: +1 401-521-3311
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence>  > Federal Hill
Open Hours:
Sunday 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
Cuisine: Italian

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