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1703 Cranston St, Cranston, RI 02920-5013
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Tue - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Cranston, Rhode Island
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food was very good and the portions were just right. My friend had bolognese which was full of meat. I had grilled chicken breast served in a tasty cream sauce. We shared calamari as our appetizer. We did not have room for dessert. Waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank j0annes719
Exeter, Rhode Island, United States
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I took a 94-year-old colleague and his daughter to dinner here and loved it. The food was delicious and the staff were very attentive. We would love to come back another time.

Thank LisaHarlow
Cranston, Rhode Island
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Quaint little bistro style dining experience. Daily dinner socials are always fabulous and continue to surprise and delight my taste buds. The staff is always friendly and helpful when recommending particular dishes for the picky pallet. Well with the experience

Thank Cheryl A
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

I wanted to let the owners of this restaurant know how underwhelmed we were tonight at this restaurant. The mussels appetizer had a tasty broth, but the mussels were over cooked, and chewy. We couldn't eat them, and we were not charged for them. The halibut special, came out blackened, and dry, with a tapenade type sauce on top. I... More 

Thank Nancyjc50
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2016

Whenever I come to the New England area, I'm always looking for that small Italian restaurant that makes fresh food, L'Osteria is that place. You just don't get this type of Italian in Florida where I'm from, it must be something in the Italian DNA of New England. I was sold immediately by the Northern Bean Bruschetta, perfect, not greasy,... More 

Thank Scott B
Rhode Island
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148 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016

We loved it! Great service, ambiance, drinks and food. Very accommodating in every way. We would definitely come back.

Thank sjwbigcats
Cranston, Rhode Island
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016

L'Osteria is a cozy, chic little NYC style bistro with excellent food. The veal chop is great and only available on Friday and Saturday nights and is highly recommended.

Thank Anthony D
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2016

The best italian food in the state , plain and simple . No need to put up with the federal hill craziness

Thank ggrossi
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77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2015

This is by far the most authentic Italian food in all of Rhode Island. My family is from Italy and everything about L'Osteria just screams Italien from the friendly atmosphere to the amazing food. I recommend the gnocchi, but you really can't go wrong with anything. The staff there is just so nice and friendly and whatever you need, they... More 

2 Thank BelugaGirl
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66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2015

My husband and I had heard so many supposedly good reviews about L'Osteria that we decided to try it last Thursday evening. We were one of two couples - business was definitely slow. We ordered an appetizer of mussels. While the sauce they were cooked in tasted fine we were disappointed 1) in the small amount of mussels - maybe... More 

2 Thank marybRIUSA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1703 Cranston St, Cranston, RI 02920-5013
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Cranston
  • Phone Number: 401-943-3140

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