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Great Italian Restaurant in Providence

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lincar916 Oct 31, 2007 07:40 PM

Hi All,
I can use some advise. Need a great Italian restaurant in Providence. Will be staying downtown and will be taking clients for dinner. Would love something small and intimate but not necessarily red checkered tablecloths. Some place with homemade pasta would be great.

A good wine list would be great or a BYOB might be interesting. Haven't done that with clients before.

Thanks for your advice!

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    JaneRI RE: lincar916 Nov 1, 2007 05:17 AM

    An Italian restaurant to take clients, I'd usually think Siena, but that is a bit on the hip/upscale side, sounds like that isn't quite what you want? Something a bit more old world? I haven't been in years but maybe Casserino's, if more red-sauce old-fashioned is what you're looking for.

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      Moonpie1 RE: JaneRI Nov 1, 2007 03:15 PM

      OLD CANTEEN? I haven't been there in a while, but it's always been a great place.

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      JaneRI RE: lincar916 Nov 1, 2007 05:20 AM

      Oh, maybe Camille's or Constantino's. Do a google search, you'll find websites/menus online for all of these places.

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        Bluebird RE: JaneRI Nov 1, 2007 06:20 AM

        I would also suggest Constantino's. Here is a link.

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        Constantino's Ristorante Caffe
        265 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903

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        doglady RE: lincar916 Nov 4, 2007 03:38 AM

        We had a wonderful dinner at Bacaro's on Friday night

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          jmac42 RE: lincar916 Nov 4, 2007 04:30 AM

          For a client dinner I would recommend Camille's...or Pan e Vino both have quality food and look great. I like them both but Pan e Vino would be my choice.

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            tomatosoup RE: jmac42 Nov 4, 2007 01:45 PM

            i agree, pane e vino would be my choice as well: http://www.panevino.net/

            it is really simple, good italian with a nice, warm atmosphere. my favorite is the gnocchi!

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            farfalla RE: lincar916 Nov 5, 2007 12:08 PM

            Pane Vino, or Casserino, but not Siena, it's just too loud, great food, but you won't be able to hear or be heard. All 3 times I have been, (which was usually a Saturday night) the noise level was a factor. It's o.k. for a night out with friends, but I don't recommend it for clients dinner.

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              winochick RE: lincar916 Nov 6, 2007 04:41 PM

              Pane vino would be a great choice. Too bad Cafe Romanza on Wickenden closed...that would have been perfect, and it was BYOB. Don't do Siena. It is loud. Ok, very loud considering I was at a table for 2 and still couldn't be heard. Great place for night out w/ friends. Not clients. Cafe Andiamo in Johnston is a 15 in ride, it is BYOB, great italian food, and very cute/eclectic interior. It is small, and quaint. Would be a good choice if you feel like the drive.

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