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Restaurants on Federal Hill, Providence

jenluxy Nov 15, 2007 04:49 AM

We have friends coming into town from Boston tomorrow and they want to go to the hill. We eat out alot at Oak, Red Fez, Paragon, Local 121, New Rivers, XO, ect. but we never end up going to the hill, so we have no idea where to take them. Can you recommend some places? Doesn't have to be high end... just good food.

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    jenluxy Nov 15, 2007 09:07 AM

    Thanks... also have thought about Bacaro's (sp?) but I can't seem to find a website for it, maybe I'm spelling it wrong.... any help?

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    1. re: jenluxy
      sandman00000 Nov 15, 2007 09:38 AM


      Bacaro is better than anything on the hill.

      Siena and Pane e Vino are best on the hill, Siena a little louder and "happening". Make a reservation for sure.

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      dagwood Nov 15, 2007 08:27 AM

      Costantino's is my favorite for Italian on the hill. Pane E Vino & Zooma are both consistently good as well. Zooma makes good drinks.

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        Frobisher Nov 15, 2007 06:34 AM

        This a frequent question on this board so if you want an in depth discussion I would sugget the search feature.

        As to my quick recs:

        In addition to Pane E Vino, I enjoy Constatino's.

        The food at Cassarino's and Andino's is good red sauce italian. However, I rarely go to either place for dinner because you can find equally good, if not better, food in a variety of places off the Hill, without the hour long wait.

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        1. re: Frobisher
          Bluebird Nov 15, 2007 07:04 AM

          I also like Constantino's but think of it as a bit more upscale.

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

          1. re: Bluebird
            Frobisher Nov 15, 2007 07:19 AM

            The price point is actually slightly lower than Pane.

            However, I would agree that the overall feel of Constantino's is more old school upscale, than Pane and Sienna, which skew younger and I think of as more "scene" type places.

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          Bluebird Nov 15, 2007 05:53 AM

          I like Pane E Vino and Siena.

          Siena Restaurant
          238 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903

          Pane E Vino
          365 Atwells Avenue, Providence, RI 02903

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          1. re: Bluebird
            invinotheresverde Nov 15, 2007 07:49 AM

            These are my two usual haunts. However, I have a hard time going to Pane E Vino on any night other than Monday (50% off the entire wine list) because they really gouge you on wine prices.

            1. re: invinotheresverde
              Bluebird Nov 16, 2007 08:43 AM

              Pane E Vino participates in RewardsNetwork.com. You can save 10% off your total bill except on Mondays. This might help make it a bit more appealing on other nights of the week.

              1. re: Bluebird
                invinotheresverde Nov 16, 2007 09:45 AM

                Thanks for the tip, Blue. My wine bill is usually triple or quadruple my food bill, so the Monday night deal is the real kicker for me.

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