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Reviewed May 28, 2022

First: who I assume/believe is the owner is AMAZING she is litrally born to be an amazing host! I have never in my life met someone so comforting personable and makes you feel right at “Home” even though this was our first night there. If...I was rating the place on her alone it would be a legit 100 starts out of 5…. You don’t need to read on, I highly recommend this place JUST for her! As for the rest, the ambiance is what it is, I wont sugar coat it, I have been to places in nicer areas and places more comfortable BUT it was still very nice, clean and no complaints at all. The food, the appetizers where amazing, I had the shrimp she had the clams, my GF litrally said the best she has had anywhere. I am not going to lie, I was disappointed at the options for main courses, much of it was the same thing, either bigger apps (with rice and fries) or the same thing with a different side… but that could be said about Mexican restaurant and that is a way to be very profitable. The mains where still good just not as amazing. Yes I 100% know and understand Portuguese and Peruvian food is not the same but, there are a lot of similarities, so I still have my favorite in Providence but this comes close after… but would be back just for the amazing hospitality this place offers.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 24, 2022

Since we return once a year when in East Providence, we are warmly welcomed with hugs from the very familiar waitresses. Seems everyone knows everyone else! Food does not disappoint. Large portions served hot. The pork Alentejana is a favorite as is their Bacalhau na...Brasa. Portuguese rolls served with a spicy dipping sauce is not to be missed. We'll be back next year!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed September 5, 2021

This restaurant serves consistently good and authentic Portuguese food. We go a few times a year and they never cease to amaze on both the quality and overall feel good vibe that they offer to all their customers. The server was excellent and was on...her point all night long. Their specials are really SPECIAL! Bravo!!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 6, 2021 via mobile

There is a good reputation preceding this place. We had heard of O Dinis long before but never had the chance to get over there. Finally got to go with visiting family and it lived up to the hype. It’s kind of a smaller dining...room so go early. We went around 3:00-3:30 on a Friday. The service is very good and we enjoyed those who waited on us. We had a party of 6 and were seated right away. Not much parking so go down S Spruce Street to park on the road. They have good specials each day. We orders the smelt and the octopus stew. We also ordered the classic salted cod with potatoes. Listen, all three of these dishes were a good size and had excellent flavor. The ingredients are fresh and bright and you can tell the olive oil, garlic, onions, and potatoes are good quality and perfectly seasoned in that traditional Portuguese way. The octopus was some of the best I’ve ever had. It was meaty and not chewy at all, perfectly cooked. We ended with the grandmas pudding which is light and not too sweet. All considered, it was an excellent cultural/culinary experience and this is the new go to for Portuguese dishes.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed May 8, 2021

The absolute best Portuguese food in New England. This food reminds me of my Avos cooking like no other. The authenticity of every meal I've gotten here does not compare. From the chicken to the steak to the fish to the octopus!! you will not...find a better dish - thank you to the Odinis family for reminding me of a home cooked Portuguese meal every time. Your wait staff is always attentive and fun - I couldn't ask for a better restaurant, my family will forever come to odinis!! Bife a casa and the blackberry brandy are my absolute go tos! Thank you thank you thank you!!!!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed March 13, 2021 via mobile

Not sure if they ever had table service, ordered take out during Covid. Bring new to the area it was a solid YEA after trying it. Lots of Portuguese options but the steak regional here was particularly good.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed April 23, 2020 via mobile

We saw this Portuguese restaurant featured on Bizarre Foods and thought we’d try their authentic salted cod dish. We were not sorry. The cod was flavorful (watch out for the bones!) and charred perfectly. The potatoes were buttery and the sweet sautéed onions and garlic...were the perfect foil to the salty, crispy fish. It was topped with some spicy peppers that added some zing. We were surprised that the food stayed nice and hot when we got home to EG, but it didn’t need to be reheated at all. The portion was enormous, so I saved half for the next day. The hubby polished off his entire dinner. We’ll definitely go back when they’re able to open for dining in.More

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed March 14, 2020 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner with daughter, her boyfriend, wife and I. Place was packed but got a table with just a short wait. Was seated next to the bar. Because place was packed it was very noisy with all the guests talking. Started with the...grilled chorizo also the little necks in white wine. Chorizo was ok, just a bit too charred for me. Charring was about a quarter of a inch into the sausage, still tasty. The little necks was tender and plump. Wife and future son in law both had the Portuguese steak. Topped with a slightly over cooked egg. Steak was tender and sauce was just ok. Served with rice and bought shoe string fries. I think they should have served it with hand cut potatoes, just my opinion. Daughter and I really wanted the grilled salt cod as shown on Andrew Zimmerman delicious destination, but was sold out due to lent. So we had the grilled halibut. Nicely grilled, flaky and mild flavor. Could have used a bit more seasoning but still good. Served with rice and salad. Had dessert afterwards. Waitstaff brought over a sample to look. Two came in plastic containers that you will see at the supermarket bakery section. Food wise overall was okay to good. Service is very slow. Seems like two waitresses and three runners that brought food to the tables and cleared tables. Kitchen was slow also in cooking the food, as observed with other tables also.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 24, 2020

My husband and I go often, I’m not Portuguese, he is, but, they have the best chicken alenjiana and Portuguese soup around, by far!!! The flavors are amazing. I literally have cravings for this place and must go every couple of weeks! The atmosphere is...old world and the staff is amazing, extremely friendly and very efficient. You won’t be sorry!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

The food is excellent, prices are even better. The staff is fabulous, but be prepared to wait as this food is made fresh to order. We go or do take out at least twice a month. I would recommend to everyone

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 25, 2020 via mobile

The food, waitstaff and environment is beyond amazing. No matter what you try it will be delicious. We had the spanish style little necks, fish filets with shrimp sauce and shrimp Mozambique my husband was so happy with our choice of food today

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 29, 2019 via mobile

Small place. Loud atmosphere. But the food is good. Good Portuguese food but dont expect anything fancy. Small , so get there early!

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed December 8, 2019 via mobile

My husband was craving his favorite dish "Pork Alentjana " so he picked up an order on a Friday night and we had it at home. This is a marinated pork dish consisting of cubes of pork, cubes of potatoes, Portuguese marinade that has been...simmered like a stew. It is topped with a few cherry stone clams. It is usually tender and the meat falls apart when you put your fork into it. The restaurant was very busy when he picked it up. The meat was on the tough side and the dinner was disappointing. We usually frequent this restaurant earlier in the week. Maybe this was why the meal was not up to par. I 'm sure if he had brought it back they would have replaced it or traded it for something else. It had been a long day and while not as good as usual we did eat the dinner.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed September 30, 2019

Great sea food restaurant which is half the price of Sal slightly further down the coast. We had clams and a grilled sea bream. Service was excellent.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 28, 2019 via mobile

Third trip to O Dinis and consistently excellent every time. Went here with my wife, four kids, and parents. While wait was 45 minutes, it is absolutely worth it. The little necks in garlic sauce is a great way to kick off the dinner. The...daily specials are phenomenal: today had a braised pork chop braised in red wine. The deserts and coffee cap off any meal here spectacularly. In short, a great traditional Portuguese meal.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Menu is on Facebook page. O Dinis Restaurant. Same menu for lunch and dinner
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I am not sure but it seems like they have been there for a long time. Everyone seemed to know each other. Also the staff knew almost all of their customers. It is a small restaurant. The furniture is older so seems that... More
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my understanding is that almost every Saturday they have rabbit. I think it is rare that they don't.
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O Dinis Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5