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Joe Marzilli's Old Canteen

120 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903-1630
+1 401-751-5544
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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120 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903-1630
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were two couples in Providence to experience Waterfire and the RISD Museum and we decided to begin by going to Joe Marzilli's for lunch. We were not disappointed. The restaurant has a "Godfather" ambiance. You expect to see Michael Corleone at the next table....More

Thank frederickc165
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is old school italiano! From the pink walls to the huge menu... this place is classic. Had a wonderful dinner with friends and a great time was had by all. The swordfish special was fabulous. Make sure you check out the small bar in...More

1  Thank mcdonapa
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Walked up here before water fire on Saturday night from the Biltmore hotel. Never been here before but had to try. Service was phenomenal and everyone was so knowledgeable about everything. My wife and I both had a veal dish and it was easily the...More

Thank Berski
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Take a step out of modern, American times and into family-friendly, gracious, and authentic Italian. Sal greeted us at the door and then talked to us again on the way out with genuine care and appreciation that we were there. Our waitress was fantastic -...More

Thank Greg S
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Had reservations and was seated quickly. Service was very good and recommended the 7 course menu, which we decided to do. Food was plentiful, however we were expecting just a bit more flavor. Tried the fish, Osso Buco and Steak.

Thank Invinoveritas79
Reviewed 27 June 2017

While "fancy," with linen table clothes and waiters in white jackets, the Old Canteen is not stuffy. Our waiter was a true pro, but also had a good sense of humor. The restaurant is the perfect place for a nice family or other group meal....More

Thank ann m
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Great food ,great service. We would strongly recommend this restaurant.! Everyone enjoyed their meal and no one felt rushed.

Thank Peter N
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

The "Hill" as Atwells Avenue is known has several good Italian restaurants but for a classy meal you can't beat Marzilli's. Going up the stairs and entering the restaurant you step back to a time when you dressed to go out. The pink walls and...More

Thank Botomline222
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Been watching all the reruns of "The Sopranos" and was moaning about the lack of red sauce joints and old style Italian restaurants where I live when my daughter suggested we have lunch at Joe Marzilli's when I was visiting Providence. It was wonderful! The...More

Thank Candice C
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We were a party of 7 Saturday night to celebrate our daughter's college graduation. This was our first time at the Old Canteen and we could not have been happier with our evening! We were seated promptly by Sal who treated us like family. A...More

Thank fourofmine
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15 March 2016|
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Response from Matthew S | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but based on the old time atmosphere I doubt it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
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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