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Joe Marzilli's Old Canteen

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Federal Hill
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120 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903-1630
+1 401-751-5544
Wed - Mon 12:00 - 22:00
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hartford, ct
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75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My childhood friend took me here today for my Birthday. Beautiful interior and pleasant staff. I had veal Marsala with escarole on the side and both were delicious. Ricotta pie with strawberries for dessert was wonderful. House red wine was the perfect accompaniment and the coffe with dessert was good too. Beautiful area of Federal Hill.

Thank majik48
Northampton, Massachusetts
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375 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had high hopes for our dining experience. We had been working all day and we were starving. It was a Sunday evening and not crowded. The restaurant is old-school Italian, very beautiful and charming. We were welcomed by the host and one of the waitresses. We did like our meal but it just wasn't as special as I thought... More 

Thank Cindy T
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83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On our way home from NYC and we knew we passed through Providence at dinner time. Checked yelp and decided that we wanted Italian on Federal Hill. Like the look of the old canteen made a reservation. We arrived and were seated at a cute little corner table. Our waiter Tommy was terrific. We decided on stuffed artichokes broccoli Rob... More 

Thank Peglegbbh
Wakefield, Rhode Island
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food and service continue to be exemplary! Sal and his staff carry on and in many ways enhance Mr. Marzilli's legacy. Always a delight to be here.

Thank matunuckboy
Pawtucket, United States
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Visitors/ tourists! THIS is the place to go. Great food, great location, décor is nice, service great, give it a try!

Thank Thomas M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Overall, great food experience, even being gluten free now. Many options and what was recommended was the best dish I have had here: gluten or not. Every time we come to Rhode Island, this is part of our trip. We love it. Tonight, the downside our service was sub-par. Drinks took way too long to be refilled and had to... More 

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585 reviews
459 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

I stopped here for dinner on a Monday evening. The place was fairly busy. For dinner I ordered the 7 course veal parmigiana. It was excellent. Plenty of food to eat at a reasonable price. $22

Thank Gary C
North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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114 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

On this visit we waited 10 minutes for a waiter to greet us. No such luck I had someone else hail down a waitperson. The drinks were ok , as was the service once we were underway. We were struck at how bad the carpeting was. When you enter it is quite threadbare and takes away from the overall experience.

Thank Richard F
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

This has to be one of our all time favorite restaurants. From the moment one steps thru the door you are greeted as though you are family and served like you are the only one that matters. All meals start with a salad followed by soup and pasta then end with either jello or Italian ice cream or you can... More 

Thank Barbara S
Providence, Rhode Island
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437 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

A group of us stopped in for dinner a while ago and the place was amazing! The food was delicious, the service was great and the place looked amazing..Add this to your list when you are in the area.

Thank Faloughi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903-1630
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence>  > Federal Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Federal Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 401-751-5544
We pride ourselves as being the oldest family owned Italian restaurant in Rhode Island, serving the absolute freshest and finest quality Cuisine for over 60 years. Our Chefs and Cooks, with their interpretations of the great tastes of Joe Marzilli's Old Canteen Italian Restaurant, make dining in our dining room a gourmet experience. We offer everything from appetizers to complete dinners. Italian food nourishes body and soul by celebrating fresh ingredients prepared with love - best enjoyed surrounded by loved ones!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?