We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews

RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Details

CUISINES
Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
View all details
meals, features
Reviews (125)
Filter reviews
124 results
Traveler rating
105
12
5
1
1
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
Traveler rating
105
12
5
1
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviews intimate atmosphere full bar courses callback ingredients
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed September 14, 2019

We called at the last minute and were able to get a table for two due to a cancellation. What a pleasure. Each day 5 courses are prepared to perfection with southern italian flare. The owner and host serves each course generally and explains the...preparation and unique composition of each dish. Specialty wine and a full bar are available.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Helpful?
Reviewed August 23, 2019 via mobile

Recommemdation: when you call the restaurant and leave a voice mail about making a reservation, put their number in your phone. You don't want to miss the callback because you will want to eat here that badly. We had the most magical experience here last...night. You are made to feel like family from the moment you walk in the door. It's an intimate atmosphere where there are maybe only 16 seats and although some tables are separated, it's conducive to getting to know your fellow customers as well as the beautiful family who runs the place. There's no menu, everything is made fresh daily and they only use in-season ingredients. The 5 courses are expertly, lovingly made and brought to your table as they're ready. Highly recommend the wine pairings with each course and hearing about the reasons they've carefully curated the choices from different family-run wineries in Southern Italy. Drinks and dessert are extra but so what, treat yourself. It's well worth the experience. We'll definitely come back here the next time we're in Providence.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Helpful?1  
Reviewed April 1, 2019

The service is great and the food is superb -- the meal itself was cooked to perfection. Just keep in mind that the meal is fixed, so you get what is cooked that night, and that the overall price is closer to three stars as...opposed to two stars, as often advertised.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Helpful?1  
Reviewed March 24, 2019

I am an Italian American who's' mother is a great cook. This place is right on par with her cooking (tough comparison). If you are lucky enough to anchor a reservation, you should immediately jump on it. Everything from the five courses, to the wine...pairing, down to the hospitality of the owner, it was superb.... A+ Well done....More

Date of visit: March 2019
Helpful?1  
Reviewed March 24, 2019 via mobile

Umberto was able to get us reservations the day of and I’m thankful he could! It’s a five course meal with a glass of wine for each course. The food was so delicious and unique and paired well with the wines! Umberto is very friendly...and passionate about his restaurant. We had a fantastic time.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Helpful?1  
Reviewed February 12, 2019

I recommend everything here as I have not yet had something I didn't care for.. the Mozzarella balls were out of this world.. and the Espresso Martini's are the best in Providence. (hands down). The owner "Umberto" is great and very accommodating. I'll definitely be...back soon.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Helpful?1  
Reviewed February 7, 2019 via mobile

Incredible night out. Umberto and his family provide an incredible authentic Italian experience from food to wine. A small shop that bring imported recipes and wine to the east coast . We will become regulars!!!

Date of visit: February 2019
Helpful?
Reviewed January 28, 2019

I wish there were more places like Enoteca. Umberto is a great host and makes you feel beyond welcomed. This restaurant is a quaint family operated business, with a total of 18 seats and dinner is a no menu prefixed 5 courses ($65 a person)....While the food itself is lovely, the wine pairing is not to missed. The pairing costs $15 a glass (full pours), per person, you can tap out at anytime and can do half glasses (which is what we did). The wine Umberto paired with each dish were PERFECT and made sense, he also did a great job explaining the wines and what made them unique. Seeing as there is no menu, if you are a picky eater or have serious dietary issues I would not recommend - no one wants to be the difficult person!More

Date of visit: January 2019
Helpful?5  
Reviewed December 17, 2018

We were fortunate enough to get a reservation here after multiple attempts. It is a fixed 5 course meal ($65) with wine pairings ($15 per person per glass) with each course. The atmosphere was very nice and personal (family run joint). The owner personally meets...all the guests and explains each meal and wine pairing. Our first three courses were fantastic, especially the fresh mozzarella. The next two were good, but not great for the price point. Unfortunately, this was not a 5 star experience for the price you pay and it would take several improvements to become one. It would have been nice to have the wine, which was amazing, decanted and room temperature instead of cold (especially the reds). Cloth instead of paper napkins and new silverware with each coarse. Lastly, the owner speaks at lightning speed when describing the wine/meal and it feels you're being rushed at times.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Helpful?
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

This tiny establishment is nothing short of amazing! Family run and operated, with a very intimate ambience, Umberto, his wife Lia, and staff welcome each diner with open arms and make you feel like part of the family. The pride they take in what they...do comes through in every dish. Last night we started out with this incredibly creamy and delicious mozzarella (flown in from Umberto’s cousin’s farm in Italy) with RI acorn squash and a balsamic and olive oil drizzle. I could have eaten it all myself, and would not ever regretted one bite! Next up, this sweet and spicy roasted carrot dish with a goat cheese creme and crumbled andouille sausage. Who knew carrots could taste so good?! The third course was a black pepper ricotta bruschetta topped with a cranberry compote and the antipasti platter. Yum! For me, the star of the antipasti is the eggplant caponata followed by the sheep cheese when they have it. Pasta dishes fill the fourth course slot and you tummies with some incredible flavors! The chickpea pasta and the pomodoro pasta make regular debuts, but they’ve also started to bring in some seasonal pasta dishes! Last night was a pesto, tomatoes and pine nut pasta and did not disappoint. But then again I have never been disappointed with any dish they have put in front of me. Instead I think how lucky and thankful I am to be eating such wonderful food! Our night ended with the fifth and final course staring a beef and green pea ragu served with melt in your mouth polenta. One of our dining guests who not a huge beef eater couldn’t get enough of the dish! Umberto also hand picked some great Sicilian wines he imports that paired wonderful with all courses. All in all it was a great evening. Our dining guests were blown away as well. Cant wait to go back and be dazzled with their dishes.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Helpful?1  
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Hotel Dolce Villa
246 reviews
.04 miles away
Hilton Providence
1,510 reviews
.41 miles away
Residence Inn by Marriott Providence Downtown
16 reviews
.51 miles away
The Dean Hotel
1,471 reviews
.55 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Pastiche Fine Desserts
738 reviews
.05 miles away
Siena Restaurant
848 reviews
.03 miles away
Providence Oyster Bar
363 reviews
.04 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Historic Federal Hill
668 reviews
.02 miles away
DePasquale Plaza
105 reviews
.02 miles away
Dunkin' Donuts Center
148 reviews
.48 miles away
Venda Ravioli
84 reviews
.03 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
724marial
June 10, 2018|
Answer
Response from teamsc10190 | Reviewed this property |
They only have a handful of tables and they have no problem to fill those few tables. It's like going to someone's house. Honestly this restaurant isn't scalable with their current formula but that's part of what makes the... More
0
Votes
kathygilbert15
November 8, 2017|
Answer
Response from Kathleen M | Reviewed this property |
I only ate there once, but on the day I went the menus was gluten centric. They had a lot of pasta and bread dishes. They did offer salads, but all the entrees had a gluten component.
0
Votes
vivian h
August 10, 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Jonathan B | Reviewed this property |
18 people and you need a reservation.
0
Votes
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing