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930 Oaklawn Ave, Cranston, RI 02920-2642
+1 401-943-3500
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“calzone” (25 reviews)
“bread” (7 reviews)
“chicken” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza
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930 Oaklawn Ave, Cranston, RI 02920-2642
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Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Wroth a soy allergy, I can easily enjoy 90% of their menu. Everything is fresh, bread made every day, lasagna amazing and huge, eggplant and Stuffed Greek my wife's faves. Turkey and steak sandwiches awesome. Kim at the bar is great, waitresses good. Love it...More

Thank Chuck B
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

We usually come here for the thin crust whole wheat pizza! First we share a large Greek salad and the pizza for dinner. It's perfect for the 2 of us. Although, I have to say, the calzones are great too. Many other Italian dishes to...More

Thank Bobbie W
Reviewed 27 April 2016

OJ/Peachtree Schnapps had NO taste and no booze! Chicken Parm sandwich was tasteless chicken with a spicy sauce on a torpedo roll. The atmosphere gave me recollections of restaurants form the 70s. Just bad!

Thank TomRIUSA
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Save meals like veal parm for Federal Hill....The veal was tiny and pasta overcooked. Go for the pizza and calzones....salads are good too. Martinis excellent although bar service was a bit slow. Waitress was very nice.

Thank fosterliz
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Stopped in here for the first time on our way to hear a little music. Couldn't have landed in a better place. The food was fresh, fresh, fresh and amazingly affordable. Outstanding sausage, ricotta and broccoli calzone. My husband had meatballs and sausage with penne...More

Thank vincenz02003
Reviewed 25 February 2016

If you like good Italian, go here. It has always been great every time that we go there. The pizza is good and the various pasta dishes are special. They have great meatballs to go with your pasta . The atmosphere is friendly and the...More

Thank 452shirleys
Reviewed 12 December 2015

You don't need to go to the Hill for a great meal at reasonable prices, just stop in here to this longtime neighborhood place. Used to live nearby and eat here all the time, 15 years ago. Stopped in last night and was wowed by...More

Thank wayne l
Reviewed 1 October 2015

If you are in for Italian affordable food, this is the place!!!! Any of the multiple options they have are good. They offer 3 different dough, chose the plain one if you want to feel the basic traditional flavor, if you are in for something...More

1  Thank Guianeya
Reviewed 26 July 2015

this is the one place you do want to go to get a great pizza or a great meatball sub. or a great salad or heck you can get a great anything here. I just love the salad dressing and so do all my family...More

1  Thank Barry N
Reviewed 23 June 2015

This restaurant was started many years ago as The Big Cheese, in a different location. At some point the family sold The Big Cheese and disappeared. The Big Cheese is still there, and they have kept the same food as the original Campanella family had,...More

Thank John A
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15 March 2016|
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Response from 452shirleys | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have gluten free items. Most good restaurants have this now--and this is a very good one.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 930 Oaklawn Ave, Cranston, RI 02920-2642
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Cranston
  • Phone Number: +1 401-943-3500
The Campanella family takes great pride in preparing the freshest homemade pizzas, pastas, calzones, salads, and so much more! The family starts each morning making their white, whole wheat, and mutigrain dough which is what makes their gourmet pizzas, calzones, heavenly breads, and rolls. As soon as you enter their comfortable neighborhood restaurant, you will be tempted by the delicious aroma from the family's homemade tomato sauce simmering on the stove, the veal and eggplant frying, and the perfectly seasoned chicken breasts being baked.
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