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O Dinis Restaurant

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579 Warren Ave, East Providence, RI 02914-2816
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Good Portuguese food,value! Not a fine dining restaurant. Casual. Everyone is polite and always making sure everything is okay

Thank javalanche
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

In my limited experience of maybe 5 or so Portuguese restaurants, this is the best food. Perfect soup, and the flavors of all the dishes we tried were wonderful. This is a come as you are kind of restaurant where the chairs and tables are basic and too close to each other. Be prepared for noise and hearing everyone's conversations.... More 

Thank linderandall
Eas Providence
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

Great food , but very noisy on a Saturday nite. Great Portuguese menu.The staff is very friendly & knowledgeable.

Thank JMacedo1
Newton, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Food was good, but the place is understaffed, I believe in the kitchen. Takes a while to actually get your food.

Thank hkljr
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

The food here is always delicious and sometimes better than mom can make it but you definitely need to have time to wait. The restaurant is small and on weekends people linger making for long wait times. If you have a big party call ahead for a reservation.

Thank Dawn V
East Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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78 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016 via mobile

Atmosphere is kitcheny🍷Old time 50 chrome tables and chairs. Closed Tuesday's. Offer Portuguese soup which varies with ingredients but always homemade. Daily specials are varied and unique. When available the quail is outstanding chicken shrimp kebob along with beef ribs all excellent. Served with a basket of great rolls and toasted bread and butter. Standard menu offers choice of chorizo... More 

Thank Shirley P
New England
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194 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

Another great meal tonight at O Dinis! From food to wine to service they deliver it all excellent!!! We had the lombinhos dish which I love and the jumbo shrimp dish! So great! Also, had some Portuguese red wine that our server recommended and that was outstanding! Can't wait to go back! Thanks to Natalia, Grace and Berta for their... More 

2 Thank snow_beach
Pomfret, Connecticut
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We went there on a a bit of whim. Other than chourico and linguica, I'm not very familiar with Portuguese food, but this looked the reports looked good, so we gave it a try. Funny thing: one of the few negatives posted about O Dinis was the service and that was not our experience at all. In fact, as I... More 

Thank Joe M
East Providence, Rhode Island
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

O Dinis is a regular meeting place for our friends and family. We are always pleased with the authentic food and peole.

Thank JImUD
Smithfield, Rhode Island
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263 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

It was our date night, which we only get to have once a month if that. We chose the restaurant based on reviews from trip advisor. We arrived at 7 on a Saturday night. It was busy, but we were seated right away. We sat for about 15 minutes before our waitress even introduced herself. She took our drink order... More 

Thank Danielle G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Portuguese, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 579 Warren Ave, East Providence, RI 02914-2816
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  East Providence
  • Phone Number: 401-438-3769

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