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Blue Grotto - CLOSED

210 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903-1526
+1 401-272-9030
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good21%
  • Average14%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible15%
Jun 20, 2014
May 29, 2014
“The Place is Worn”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, American, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
210 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903-1526
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Reviewed June 20, 2014

We took a simple cooking class at Blue Grotto from a groupon that I had purchased and was pleasantly surprised to how much fun it was along with being educational. Everyone was asked to fill out a survey about the class and in return you...More

1  Thank Denage P
Reviewed May 29, 2014

Whether it is the décor which is faded and worn, or the staff which seemed jaded and just making do or the just not quite sharp preparation of standard dishes this restaurant is living on past glory. I enjoyed my cracker crusted scrod and the...More

2  Thank James C
Reviewed May 11, 2014

Went to Blue Grotto on a Groupon. Spent $115 for 4 people for wine, soup or salad and an entree up to $35. The groupon is good for up to $230 worth of food/drink. Prior to ordering I asked the waiter if there were any...More

1  Thank Kathleen P
Reviewed April 25, 2014

My sister and I went for dinner. We both ordered the Linguine with Clams. We both requested it in a white wine sauce. It was TERRIBLE. The worst I have ever had. They did not have any italian bread but instead offered a bread with...More

1  Thank danth
Reviewed April 23, 2014

I went to dinner with my roommate and her mother last Thursday night around 6pm. The place is decent size. It was quiet and not many people where there. Our waiter was very nice but did not check in on us that much. My roommate's...More

Thank Megan Q
Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Had a very nice dinner at the blue grotto! We bought a groupon and we were glad we did! We will be back.

Thank Paul L
Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

The poor service was overshadowed by the lousy, overpriced food. The place hadn't been updated in 20 years Christmas decorations still up... Really???

2  Thank dzaino
Reviewed January 29, 2014

We went to the Blue Grotto on Saturday during the 2014 Providence Restaurant week. Had reservations for a lunch. Upon arrival, we have been made waiting to be sited for pretty long time. The restaurant was half empty and tables were available - looked like...More

1  Thank RItraveler512
Reviewed January 27, 2014

Four of us had dinner at The Blue Grotto last weekend. It was a Saturday evening and we were glad that we had made reservations, because it was packed, even at 6:00. Whether this is the normal state for the restaurant, or because it was...More

Thank Alex L
Reviewed January 20, 2014

Went to Blue Grotto upon the purchasing of a Groupon. Menu service and atmosphere was perfect. Just don't understand why the bad reviews of others experiences! This place was outstanding including the valet service. Will definitely be returning in the near future with family. BEST...More

Thank dobie89
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$20 - $40
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903-1526
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence>  > Federal Hill
  • Neighborhood: Federal Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 401-272-9030
  • E-mail
Visit one of the oldest and most well known Italian restaurants in all of Rhode Island. Located on Historic Federal Hill, The Blue Grotto has continued to provide exemplary traditional Italian cuisine throughout it's 30 year history. In an upscale, but casual environment, The Blue Grotto offers attentive service in a relaxed setting. The wine list is one of the best Providence has to offer.
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