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Great Italian Restaurant in Providence

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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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  1. 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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    1. re: JaneRI

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

    2. 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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      1. re: JaneRI

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

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

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

        1. 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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          1. re: jmac42

            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!

          2. 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.