Providence Coal Fired Pizza
Providence Coal Fired Pizza

Providence Coal Fired Pizza

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.providencecoalfirepizza.com/
  • Phone: 4014547499
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 3:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Providence Coal Fired Pizza
Providence Coal Fired Pizza is Rhode Island’s only Coal-Fired Pizza Restaurant using authentic Pennsylvania coal. Our coal oven is even more unique - designed and manufactured in Bellingham, Washington, our custom oven cooks authentic pizza recipes, along with other coal-inspired menu items such as wings, chicken, and other traditional menu items.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Providence Coal Fired Pizza reviews from OpenTable diners
106 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (64)neighborhood gem (44)fit for foodies (37)great for lunch (37)kid-friendly (32)vibrant bar scene (23)hot spot (21)late-night find (13)great for outdoor dining (9)romantic (3)special occasion (3)notable wine list (3)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Food always great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We've been to Coal Fire numerous times and always enjoy it. Food is delicious and atmosphere is great. Make a reservation on weekends because you will wait during prime eating time. Feel free to bring your well behaved children because it's a louder environment. Great place to go with friends, an extensive beer on tap list and fresh food. One downside it our waiter the most recent time we were there. We have had this same waiter in the past and he is less than impressive. Seems disinterested, takes a long time to greet his tables, does not offer specials, etc. It surprises me that he remains employed there since everything about Coal Fire is great besides this one employee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, service, a little noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We made a reservation with open table for a saturday evening at 7:15. The hostess sat us right away and the sever came soon after. The menu consists of appetizers, salads and pizzas. The salad was very fresh with nice greens and vegetables. The pizza crust is very crispy and has a nice crunch. The toppings are creative and go beyond the usual toppings. We had the special with shrimp, asparagras and a garlicky pesto sauce. I like that this restaurant is on the Trinity Rep subscribers restaurant list. The only thing that I would change about this restaurant is the noise level. When the restaurant is full, it is quite loud. It is not a show stopper though. The food and service will bring me back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SOOOO Delicious!
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Tomato soup was fantastic as was the lentil hummus salad. Looking forward to returning
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great pizza
    KennethVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We went to try the coal fired pizza and we're not disappointed Not the best area of providence but parking is close
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Definitely make reservations if going on a Friday night and PPAC has a something going on!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Good fast eats. Fair service, moderate menu. Valet is nice. Clean restaurant
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wings wings and more
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The chicken wings are the best. Large order is 16 count. We were 4 in our party and we wish we had ordered two orders of them just to have take home. The pizza is awesome and the ingredients are fresh and full of flavor. Again order more than you think you can eat so you will have take home. Better yet just order up befor you leave.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent pizza
    sandy
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The menu is pretty much pizza and salads. Fortunately, the pizza was excellent. It was thin crust slightly charred. It would have been nice to have the option of buffalo mozzarella but otherwise the choices were fine. Pretty good wine list with a reasonable markup.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outandabout
    Outandabout
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We went on a Wednesday evening and it was pretty busy. Great service and terrific pizza. Loved the wings. Used Livind Social discount but will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    KimGeeVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We've been here before and it was awesome. I was dying to go back. So we went with our 2 kids. The restaurant was pretty empty when we arrived. Our server seemed pretty nice, but once our order was placed she vanished. I watched her scramble from table to table and she was too busy to check on us. We had lost a kiddie cup early on so there was juice on the floor and all the napkins. We would have liked to order her another and get napkins for the table. When our pizza arrived, after watching it take a detour to another table, it was no longer hot. Tasty but cold, like it sat waiting for ten minutes. We weren't checked on until we were pretty much done. For the expense and this experience, I was pretty disappointed.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Not a wide variety of food choices and too noisy for us Pizza was not the best I have ever had Waitress was good
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fast Service
    Jasmine
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    If you let them know you have to leave by a certain time they bend over backwards to help!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good old style pizza
    knievelsmom
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great coal fired pizza reminiscent of Frank Pepe's
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    Happynottocook
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great casual dining with a variety of pizzas and salads. The wings were awesome!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great pizza
    marco
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I'm italian from italy and i brought my italian family directly from italy, they missed pizza and found it to be really good and close to the original one, the tomato sauce was excellent, you can taste the difference from other normal oven baked pizza. we recommend the margherita with anchovies as extra (close to the napoletana pizza) and the rocket with prosciutto di parma as extra.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good food
    Roma1955
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Good food at reasonable prices. Waiter was less than enthusiastic. Maybe he was tired, but it definitely impacted giving the establishment 5stars.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Pizza Before a Show
    upnatum
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Everyone must have read my last review because they all showed up at Providence Coal Fired Pizza before the Jackson Browne Show. Despite the packed house, service was great and the pizza just what we ordered. The only issue I have is that the noise level was over the top. Okay, it was packed, but still it was really hard to even attempt a conversation. The noise level died down a bit as people headed out for the show and was fine for the last part of our meal. BTW we made the show with no problem and Jackson Browne was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Regular favorite spot.
    Key1
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Only restaurant we go to when there is an event or a reason to go downtown. Always good and excellent service. Good drinks. Always get you out in time for the show or game.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chicken wings to die for
    Balloongirl
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We just had salad and wings, but took a couple of pizzas home. They were just as good reheated.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cold Fired Pizza was great.
    rubyshoes
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Went to this place for the first time and ordered the chicken wings which were unbeliable, not barbecue or chinese, they were cooked in the coal fire oven with some caramelized onions on top. Great taste. Then the pizza - well what can I say-it was awesome. The red and white sangria is very good and the salads are cold and crispy. The service was excellent even though the restaurant was very busy and our waitress was very entertaining. The prices were very reasonable also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Pizza in Providence
    mex2
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great pizza and a lot of unique varieties and toppings. Very Pricey!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pizza nite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This was my second time to this restaurant and I was not impressed this time with the food. The first time we ordered a specialty pizza which was very good. On this occasion we ordered a basic pepperoni pizza - the edges were burnt black and there was not much for sauce or cheese. The place was lively, the waiter was attentive except for serving a burnt edge pizza esp. when I enjoy the crust!!
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food
    Ariesguy
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Disappointed in pizza ......my crust was soggy in center. No multigrain option. Atmosphere loud and noisy.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • First time
    Nolafoodie
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    First time here. The wings were very good! Our server was awesome. The "meatball pizza" hardly had any meatballs on it, some slices didn't have any at all..... Will go back though
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Pizza Experience
    dinoclub
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We had the margherita pizza and salads with a nice pinot noir wine, and it was absolutely perfect. The pizza was homemade and very tasty. It was just enough for two people. I would highly recommend this dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Only one complaint
    Shabuck
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Had a wonderful meal. Yes, the wings are sooooooo good . Also o Ordered 4 pizzas for 8 of us which we thought would be too much, but we ate it all and they were all fantastic . Only complaint is the noise level we experienced on a Saturday night. Would not recommend for hard of hearing during a busy night at the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • great food, loud room
    PennyVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    The pizza and salad are terrific, and the wait staff is professional and efficient. But it's a very hard room if you're with someone with any hearing issues.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious!
    EatOutOften
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Excellent chicken wings and pizza. Fun, lively atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love Pizza
    PatSVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    This pizza was first rate. The crust was light but crunchy. The small pizza was perfect for 1 person. Toppings were fresh. The best pizza I've had in Providence. Are you listening Federal Hill?
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Ebe1129
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    App, soup, salad and pizza was great! Great selection of beer.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-Show Venue
    brokerphil
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Absolutely the best wings and pizza any of us had ever had.....and this from a generally non-wings type of diners. It has to be the 900 degree oven because the end product is just so superior to any other iteration any of us have ever had. Located a block and a half from the Providence Performing Arts Center, it is a great pre-show option. They need to stay open later though. Consensus was to head straight back when the show was over around 11:00 PM, but when we got there, they were closed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Repeat Pizza consumers
    aroundtheneck59
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My husband and I dine frequently here at Coal Fired Pizza. The staff is welcoming and provides great service, the beverages are served up in a timely manner and we never feel rushed or forgotten. We LOVE the meatballs! I am a creature of habit and always order the Marguerite pizza....subtle flavors that meld beautifully with each other every time...never a miss.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • capkbp
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Pizza and appetizers are very good here. Although I like the place, it can be a bit loud in here. Otherwise a very good choice for pizza in Providence.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Why we go back ???????????
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We,love the wings and pizza....always as good as anticipated. I like the valet parking, cut down on the hassle and we are always greeted by friendly people. The wait staff is normally excellent, sometimes a little slow but I am sure that depends on how busy they are. Overall we recommend it to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Spot!
    foodielove
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My fiance and I went on a date night before waterfire and it was excellent! The restaurant was not too busy and the service was very nice and quick. The food was absolutely delicious as well. I would definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • PizzaLover
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This was our first vist here. We ordered 3 different kinds of pizza and all were delicious. The crust was thin and cooked to perfection. The toppings were fresh. The meatball one was my favorite. The service was very good. The only complaint is the restaurant's noise level which made it almost impossible to hear each other without shouting. The decibel level was over the top and the restaurant was not at full capacity.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Pizza Ever!
    wvskierVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My Fiancee and I enjoy good pizza and this place delivers it at its best. He believes it was the best pizza of his life and wants to go back (out of state) again this week. We had the ricotta cheese bread app and although it was much different than we thought, it far exceeded our expectations and we couldn't get enough of it. We had the margarita pizza and it was Delicious! We are looking forward to going back and trying the wings the people beside us got (they smelt amazing). Looking forward to trying another kind of pizza. Highly Recommend!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Pizza
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Went with my husband and another couple pre-theatre. Three of the four of us are pizza connoisseurs and this was the best we've had. Ingredients are fresh and and very good quality. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love the specialty pizzas!!!
    Saderdiners
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    met some friends the other night and just HAD to go with the specialty pizza (plus another favorite) of the night...so delicious! And the hummus is fresh and out of this world....our waiter was terrific too...really friendly and offered great suggestions and explanations of the menu items...he even brought us more flatbread to go along with the hummus since we had more people than the flatbread would take care of...all in all a great dinner with wonderful friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner with a large group
    msnFoodie
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We had dinner with a group while attending an event at the convention center. It was an easy walk; service was friendly and efficient. Good beer selection. Try the pizza with local clams and fingerling potatoes!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.