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Tony's Colonial Food Store

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311 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903-1441
+1 401-621-8675
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Boston, Massachusetts
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154 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We've been visitors to Tony's for years and keep returning regularly. The best prosciutto and other Italian meats and cheese and a host of specialties, seasonal and year round, make this the best option for food shopping on the "Hill". The prepared foods are generally very good with some preparations rivaling old Italian excellence. The deli severs are very knowledgeable... More 

Thank fcarr
Seekonk, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tony's Colonial is a must-visit if you are on 'The Hill'... not as big or busy as 'Venda', but the quality and authenticity is certainly on par! There are so many delicious Italian dishes to choose from... to either eat-in or take home! The bruschetta is to die for and the stuffed mushrooms, while a bit pricey, are absolutely wonderful!... More 

Thank Kimberly R
Waterford, CT
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137 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

The various prepared foods are fresh and delicious. So many things to choose from. The market has great things as well, so many types of Pasta, Cheese, etc. But, I went in for prepared foods for Sunday dinner and made a great choice with the lasagne, chicken cutlets, and breadsticks.

Thank LeysaB
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I happened to wander into this delightful little place while exploring Federal Hill for lunch. We both had meatball sandwiches and they were fabulous! We loved the warm Italian family atmosphere. Our lunch was less than $25 and worth every penny!

Thank Lynda B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Two ate lunch for $26. Lasagne delicious. Pasta w/rabe and sausage VG. Eat in or out. Friendly. Old school.

Thank msadler99
Jamestown, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Probably the only old authentic italian market left on federal hill. The clerks are friendly and knowledgable. All kinds of fresh products from Italy in a family owned atmosphere . It may not be the biggest but I assure its the best.

Thank DaveNardo
Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

The staff was so welcoming and kind and the food from the case was awesome!! Real deal Italian, I never get sick of hearing people speaking in the beautiful Italian language at places like these. Go, you won't be sorry!

Thank Rebecca D
New England, United States
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Atwell's Ave boasts a number of fine Italian grocerias, but as one of the oldest, the Colonial is also one of the best. Great selection of aged artisan cheeses, salumeria and other Italian imported goods. Just like the North end, but without the parking hassles!

Thank GabeyBaby
New England
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

I like Tony's a lot. I live in the neighborhood and like the family vibe. Everyone there speaks Italian to one another and to the customers. But I was not too impressed with a chicken parm sandwich I had the other day: on ciabatta instead of a sub roll, not enough cheese or sauce. The whole thing was out of... More 

Thank Bostongal67
Newport, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016

Federal Hill is a foodie paradise! We wandered into Tony's and were very pleased. Very nice gentleman at the meat counter offered me a taste of their prosciutto - Many times prosciutto can be tough and chewy - not here - it was the most flavorful and tender prosciutto I have ever had anywhere! The chocolate covered chocolate biscottis were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 311 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903-1441
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence
  • Phone Number: +1 401-621-8675

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?