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“From Cafe Gianna to Madeline's: Still......Always a Problem!”
Review of Madeline's Family Restaurant - CLOSED

Madeline's Family Restaurant
Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed July 18, 2013

Since Cafe Gianna closed and re opened as Madeline's we thought we would try it even after the previous restaurant always had problems. The first attempt: " Sorry ma'am , someone forgot to start the cappuccino maker and it will take at least 20 minutes to heat-up." Plus the food was marginal. Then recently, after that first attempt we went again on a Sunday, having no idea they served breakfast ONLY. The wait staff thought it funny that they had to disappoint us. While waiting for friends to join us, I listened as a waiter tried to explain a mistake to the cook with great difficulty. > ( He simply could not understand her) There were only four patrons in the restaurant at the time. We walked out. Won't be giving them a second chance; they simply don't take their business seriously enough for me.. ( just fyi: I was a dining room restaurant manager and head waitress in ski country,so I KNOW the business.)

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Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

My husband googled restaurants in Coventry, Rhode Island and came up with Madeline's, a family restaurant. From the outside it looks like nothing special, but we were totally impressed with the service and the food. Chicken marsala was delicious as was the baked stuffed shrimp. Service was good and personable. BYOB.
Casual atmosphere and highly recommended.

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Thank sammaxel
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

Surprisingly good for a local eatery. Food is great but the atmosphere is not pretentious. We have been for lunch and dinner and never a bad meal. Their Valentine's day meal was excellent. My wife was charmed. They presented her with a rose and a simple bracelet. There was something about the rose and the bracelet that touched her heart. The owner stopped by for a short conversation and made the presentation. We are taking her mom for Mother's Day. I'm impressed. TRY IT YOU'LL LIKE IT!

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Thank Sparky9109
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

The home made pastas are delicious and very reasonably priced. We have been there three times and have had excellent service and food every visit. The amatriciana pasta and the red clam sauce and linguine have perfectly prepared pasta and delicious sauce. The chicken parm was nice and crunchy on the outside and moist on the inside, and the portion size was huge. All of the staff are very friendly and have been very attentive and accomodating. Some people have given Madeline's a poor rating without having been there, but seemed to be disappointed that the previous restaurant, Gianna's, had closed. This seems very unfair to the present proprietor, who is always on site and obviously very involved in the quality control. A diner next to us told the waitress that something was not prepared to her wishes and it was immediately replaced without any question, only an apology. Gianna's was very good when it opened, but it's food had slipped tremendously after their chef left, but I digress... For good, fresh italian food very well prepared, a nice but informal setting and very reasonably priced food Madeline's is a great deal.

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Thank JustBobProvidence
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Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

Great family restaurant!! New owners are fabulous very friendly! Good food!! Never left hungry! The byob is always a great aspect too!!!
We would love some homemade desserts added to the menu but otherwise I love the food!

Side note:
Glad to see Gianna's is gone!

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Thank Ktlang
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