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 WinnerContemporary American
Providence Coal Fired Pizza reviews from OpenTable diners
105 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (63)neighborhood gem (45)fit for foodies (32)great for lunch (32)kid-friendly (28)hot spot (22)vibrant bar scene (22)late-night find (16)great for outdoor dining (9)special occasion (7)romantic (4)great for brunch (3)notable wine list (3)Show More
  • 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
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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
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    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
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  • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cold Fired Pizza was great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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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  • 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
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    • 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
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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
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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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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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  • 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
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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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Pizza
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Really like this place. Went around 430 on a Monday and the place was almost empty... somewhat expected for that time of day. Was nice and relaxing... compared to my first visit here when the place was completely mobbed and you couldn't carry on a conversation with your tablemates. Had the ribs, wings and a pizza. All really excellent. OK wine by the glass rounded out the early dinner. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
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  • Just OK
    Mikey
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    I went here on Friday night with my girlfriend as we have heard good things about it. Made a reservation which the honored with no problem and also had free valet parking as there was no street parking available. The service was friendly and the atmosphere was nice. We ordered the Meatballs for an app and we got 3 golf ball sized meatballs for $8 dollars which were OK but in my opinion not worth $8. For our meal we ordered The Steak Bomb pizza which was tasty but not nearly enough food for 2 people. My advice; it's a good place if you're in a group a people and want to order a couple of pizzas to split and have some drinks after work but don't go there hungry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Who says pizza is "just pizza"?
    HeyJude
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    What a great place to bring a friend that is not familiar with what Providence has to offer! Before a show at P PAC,or a P- Bruins game, I truly enjoy this wonderful restaurant!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite spot in Providence.
    Key1
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Regular spot for us. Always good. We visit the city often for events and shows. The pizza and wings are great and the drinks are different and very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious but not great value
    David
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Went there with a Groupon and family of 4, including two teenagers. Appetizers of meatballs,hummus plate,and tomato soup were all VERY GOOD.I didn't have the meatballs but my kids enjoyed them and liked the spicy sauce. I think there were only 3 in the order(maybe 4). We then all split a Margerhita Pizza and a Entrée Salad(Lentil and Hummus). The pizza was very good but not great. Thin,good crust but a bit pricey($15) for the size. Salad was also good. Overall the food was very good,the service was very good,the atmosphere was fine(Sunday early afternoon). Had hoped the pizza would have been a bit better and thought it was just a tad overpriced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Brick Oven Pizza
    Brian
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The service was good, and the food was excellent. Very distinct flavor to the pizza and the wings (which were fabulous)! I think this is a great place to check out, and reasonably priced too.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stellar food
    DBDBDB
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Coal Fired Pizza manages to be fresh, unique, and delicious... pizza. Which is hard, in New England, with dozens of pizza places per city. Rivals Al Forno for the best in the area, and would compete favorably with Boston institutions like Regina's and Santarpio's.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate