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IL Fornello

16 Josephine St, North Providence, RI 02904-5502
+1 401-722-5599
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“bread” (23 reviews)
“veal parm” (6 reviews)
“salad” (21 reviews)
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16 Josephine St, North Providence, RI 02904-5502
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We have been here many times and the food is terrific. This time our server took our order and then totally forgot about us, thanks for the bus servers that cleared our table and got our bill. Our waiter who I believe was Nick was...More

Thank Rcthayer
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

From the greeting to the server to the food excellent!! Some of the best Italian food in RI. You can cut the veal parmigiana with your fork. It reminds me of a Boston North End restaurant.

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We had my son's confirmation party at Il Fornello's in May. We had a private party on a Sunday. The food was fantastic. We've never had a bad meal here. The food is always fresh and hot. Fantastic service as well. Sue is probably one...More

Thank danjoan14
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Why haven't I reviewed this yet!? If your looking for amazing food and want to avoid the hill, here's your place. It's a gem huddled in between a residential area of North providence on Charles street. The food is truly spectacular. The chef is none...More

Thank kellymarie5029
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Wonderful veal parm, friendly wait staff, (Groupon available at the time of my visit) EVERYTHING made to order! Dates, girls night, family etc. Large parking area. Family style salad. Warm bread. So go get your Groupon!

Thank coleen c
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Four of us for dinner last Saturday. Located in a residential neighborhood. Make reservations on weekend, We had drinks, appetizers, meals and drinks after. Apps were calamari, cabresi salad (sp?) and house appetizer special. Large portions and very tasty.Tomatoes were meaty and ripe. Main courses...More

Thank Eric J
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

We went because of a Groupon discount and it is a find! This is a nice, sweet restaurant in an easy to find location with ample parking. The service was kind and caring. The tables well spaced for privacy. And the food is delicious. The...More

1  Thank Jan K
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I found the food to be very good. Having just returned from a trip to Italy I had become accustomed to great food. We had the veal francese and the frutti de Mare. They were both good but the veal was a little soggy from...More

Thank hiattknapp
Reviewed 1 April 2017

This is our "go to" for Italian in the Providence area. Food is always on point delicious and staff is always friendly & attentive. Tony & staff are outstanding professionals. I noticed another reviewer previously gave a sub par review of their server named Rick...More

Thank Shane B
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The service is excellent and the food is always fresh cooked. Selections are good and the specials are always new and interesting. I highly recommend this place. The owner is courteous and greets all like family.

Thank Edward M
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22 December 2014|
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Response from Linda L | Reviewed this property |
The groupon choices are : $20 for $40 worth of Italian food and drinks
 for parties of two or more OR $38 for $80 worth of Italian food and drinks for parties of four or more I've been there several times going with just... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$18
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Josephine St, North Providence, RI 02904-5502
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  North Providence
  • Phone Number: +1 401-722-5599
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Located in North Providence, Il Fornello offers authentic Italian cuisine in a warm, inviting and lively atmosphere. Our menu features fresh food that you could find in any Italian's home throughout Italy.We invite you to come in and dine in a warm inviting casual fine dining atmosphere, where everyone is practically family!
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