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Joe Marzilli's Old Canteen

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Federal Hill
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120 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903-1630
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Pawtucket, United States
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visitors/ tourists! THIS is the place to go. Great food, great location, décor is nice, service great, give it a try!

Thank Thomas M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Overall, great food experience, even being gluten free now. Many options and what was recommended was the best dish I have had here: gluten or not. Every time we come to Rhode Island, this is part of our trip. We love it. Tonight, the downside our service was sub-par. Drinks took way too long to be refilled and had to... More 

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575 reviews
450 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

I stopped here for dinner on a Monday evening. The place was fairly busy. For dinner I ordered the 7 course veal parmigiana. It was excellent. Plenty of food to eat at a reasonable price. $22

Thank Gary C
North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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112 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

On this visit we waited 10 minutes for a waiter to greet us. No such luck I had someone else hail down a waitperson. The drinks were ok , as was the service once we were underway. We were struck at how bad the carpeting was. When you enter it is quite threadbare and takes away from the overall experience.

Thank Richard F
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

This has to be one of our all time favorite restaurants. From the moment one steps thru the door you are greeted as though you are family and served like you are the only one that matters. All meals start with a salad followed by soup and pasta then end with either jello or Italian ice cream or you can... More 

Thank Barbara S
Providence, Rhode Island
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435 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

A group of us stopped in for dinner a while ago and the place was amazing! The food was delicious, the service was great and the place looked amazing..Add this to your list when you are in the area.

Thank Faloughi
St. Marys, Georgia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I and our 21-year-old grandson had dinner there last night. The food was amazing the service was amazing. I had the best veal piccata that I've ever had the veal was tender the sauce was lemony. My husband had the braciole and he said the sauce was the best he's had in a long time as was... More 

Thank ck6844
Rhode Island
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

This is the best Italian restaurant on the Hill. It is old school inside but I love the atmosphere . Joe will come out to talk to you . The best Chicken parm

Thank Kristen A
Colchester, Connecticut
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

When you walk in the door you feel as if you've stepped back in time and walked into an Italian families house. The service was excellent and so was the food. Strongly suggest reservations as the place is small and BUSY! The 7 course meal is a good deal and the food quality was exceptional!

Thank ckcisme1966
Sterling Heights, Michigan
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Food is great and the service was even better and entertaining. Had the 7 course meal special with chicken piccata. Delicious! The house red wine very smooth. Highly recommended for a great Italian meal.

Thank Bellasera13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903-1630
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence>  > Federal Hill
  • Neighborhood: Federal Hill
  • Phone Number: 14017515544
We pride ourselves as being the oldest family owned Italian restaurant in Rhode Island, serving the absolute freshest and finest quality Cuisine for over 60 years. Our Chefs and Cooks, with their interpretations of the great tastes of Joe Marzilli's Old Canteen Italian Restaurant, make dining in our dining room a gourmet experience. We offer everything from appetizers to complete dinners. Italian food nourishes body and soul by celebrating fresh ingredients prepared with love - best enjoyed surrounded by loved ones!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?