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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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5:00 pm - 10:00 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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 217
    Excellent
  • 66
    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
Most recent review
Siena

If you are looking for the best #1 Italian restaurant in Providence, RI, you need to try Siena. Service is top notch, food choices are excellent and the food is the best! You will not be disappointed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
K G
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North Providence, Rhode Island
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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337 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
North Providence, Rhode Island
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for the best #1 Italian restaurant in Providence, RI, you need to try Siena. Service is top notch, food choices are excellent and the food is the best! You will not be disappointed.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Let's see, what is the best remedy for a cold, snowy February night? Awesome Italian food, and this is your spot. We sat in the front dining area, a little loud from the bar folks but not a problem. Pizza appetizer special - the house-made bolognese on it brought an instant smile to all at the table. Entrees were were... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Siena is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is delicious and elegantly served. Try the polpetta (meatball) appetizer..it's big enough to share, or have all by yourself as your meal! They do have valet parking which is helpful. Their other locations (E Greenwich and Smithfield) are also excellent.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I always go to the Hill for great Italian food and Siena never disappoints. Great Service, free valet and the food is nicely priced for amazing quality. They have a coat room as well. I always order my main meal from the specials and last visit my husband had the filet with demi glaze and I had a grilled swordfish... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This is the second time a group of friends drove hours to Providence for dinner at Siena. It's difficult to describe just how outstanding the food is here, not to mention the superb service and fabulous wine list. From meat eaters to pescaterians no one was disappointed! The incredible thing is the price! How do they do it? So very... More 

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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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145 reviews 145 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I've only eaten here once. The food was decent, service could've been friendlier. I'm not rushing back any time soon. Parking can be tough at the Federal Hill location but I always get lucky with on- or off-street parking. There are so many great restaurants on the Hill, I would choose one of those over this place.

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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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115 reviews 115 reviews
89 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 restaurant reviews
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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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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