Rosalina
Rosalina

Rosalina

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rosalina-ri.com/
  • Phone: 4012707330
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

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  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Rosalina
Italian inspired kitchen
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Rosalina reviews from OpenTable diners
39 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (18)fit for foodies (18)great for lunch (12)romantic (9)special occasion (9)good for groups (7)great for outdoor dining (6)notable wine list (6)hot spot (6)vibrant bar scene (6)late-night find (4)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Fun night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Good energy level - good vegetarian options - nice bar choices- nice ambiance. Cauliflower dishes yummy!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfetto!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Authentic, original Italian food. Knowledgeable service and friendly owner. Will return again and again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My favorite restaurant now!
    Super
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food was outstanding,especially the appetizers! We shared the appetizers and ordered 3 meals to share among 6 girls. We all thought it was fabulous. The server was outstanding and so helpful and friendly. We were not rushed at all. The owner came to our table and gave us complimentary glasses ofhomemade limoncello. Definitely going back very soon. Valet parking also, and he was so friendly, also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Second time was the charm
    Table42
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had tried this restaurant during their soft opening period and were delighted with one dish, but had to send another one back. Still the service was excellent and based on the gnocchi, we decided to try it again. My husband enjoyed The daily special of steamed clams with garlic toast. I had the eggplant Parmesan appetizer and a salad, both were generous portions. We loved it and will be returning soon. Do not expect to have a quiet conversation as this place is quite lovely. Valet parking was a nice plus too.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Food was delicious from the bread through the dinners. The pasta wss cooked perfectly. The bolognese was fabulous. We'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food - odd service
    carjackmalone
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Came here with my wife for our anniversary, hoping that Rosalina would sort out our need for reasonably-priced, non-Goombah Italian food in Providence. The kitchen held up its end -- our burrata first course was lovely and our pasta courses (my pappardelle bolognese; her spaghetti with sauteed squash) were terrific. Bar and host staff were helpful, cheerful, and efficient; service for dinner was friendly but somewhere between distracted and disinterested. Slight fails included leaving the hot sauce for our oysters on the table through dessert (although points for bringing it unasked with the apps) and a bizarre lack of effort in my wife's simple request to have a scoop of both the hazelnut gelato (which was lovely) and the vanilla.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Addition to the Scene
    mlfpvd
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I found Rosalina to be a really nice addition to the downcity dining scene. Its location is a little off the main streets, so people are going to have to learn about it, but they will not be disappointed. The menu is a fun variety of takes on traditional Italian dishes with some Mediterranean variations and local ingredients thrown in. The portion sizes are moderate (unusual for Providence's robust Italian restaurants) but very well prepared and tasty. I especially liked the chilled calamari appetizer. Note that the preparations are a little different that the run-of-the-mill restaurants, so don't be caught off guard.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • returning just fothe olive oil!
    out2eat
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I thoroughly enjoyed my greek salad (no lettuce :-) lunch at Rosalinas, but was overwhelmed by the amazing olive oil served to us with the bread. Her menu for lunch was really reasonably priced and everything was better than i have had anywhere in a very long time! :-)
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food, mixed service
    luv2travel
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    At first, the service was amazing. Appetizers were brought out quickly. I recommend getting the eggplant parm. as an appetizer. The owner's mother came over to our table to introduce herself and see how we were doing. She was very personable, knowledgeable and proud of the food being served, and really made us feel important. Then, the restaurant got busy and it was as if we were instantly neglected. We found bread crumbs floating in our waters and our en-trees took a good hour to come out. They were wonderful when we got them though. We weren't in any hurry but it was enough time for us to wonder if they forgot about us. Server was apologetic but then took forever to bring our check, even after asking two employees for it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great tasting food and location
    Ricalves74
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Great high quality food, very reasonable prices, and professional staff. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Added surprise of bellydancing!
    Jessie
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My friends and I went here over the weekend of 7/20/14 and had a great time! The drinks were tasty, the food was really delicious, and best of all, the owners had a bellydancer for the other owner's birthday! Dinner and a show, I love places that don't take themselves too seriously. It took a little longer than desired to get our drinks, but otherwise everything was really incredible.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Newbie doesn't disappoint!
    MeghanS
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    This newbie on the Providence food scene is great! Delicious menu - old family recipes - and huge portions. Staff was friendly and happy to slow our meal down so we could enjoy the night. Would go back!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rosalina is the new place to try
    nomnomnomzzz
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    If you're looking for a place with great food, good service and a fantastic ambience, look no further. It also has a great number of vegetarian options for the non-meat lovers.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food combinations listed on the menu were inventive and sounded delicious, but the appetizers and the meal were just average. Prices are very reasonable and the food is good, but just wasn't overly impressive. I kept thinking that everything I ordered was missing something. The restaurant was very clean and the staff extremely friendly. The owner went to every single table and greeted the customers and made sure they got everything they needed. I would probably go back again based solely on the service and ambience, but it wouldn't be my first pick for a spot for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding!
    Dining2night
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    What a beautiful restaurant ! It has the feal of a chic NY city place. Cocktail list was fantastic. I had the satin doll with elderberry liquor and prosecco ( delicious ). For apps my husband and I shared the eggplant app and buratta cheese with citrus fruit. The apps were well presented and fabulous. For the main course we had the bolognese and swordfish . Best bolognese sauce I've ever had and my husband loved his swordfish. Dessert was Cheesecake that the owners pick up from NY themselves!! Now that's passion. The food was awesome and I can tell they use nothing but the best quality ingredients. Service was great and the owner even stopped by our table to see if we enjoyed our food. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SJayVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Food on hand was very good, but some menu items were not available.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kitchen needs help
    Localboy2
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We were seated and greeted on time which is always a plus. Our waiter was good, drinks and food orders taken in a timely manner. Kind of downhill after that as the kitchen was very slow. Waited over 30 minutes for apps. They were quite good but the wait was too long and the main dishes were served as we were finishing the apps which is a pet peeve of mine. The food was good not great but the waiting game made for a less than pleasant experience. And it was not just us, it seemed like nothing came out of the kitchen for any table for quite a longtime.
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  • Meh food, TERRIBLE SERVICE
    SluggosixtyfiveVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The space is appealingly modern and comfortable. After our party of 5 waited 30 mins then had to ask for WATER, a waiter never came after that. We had to get up and ask AGAIN for service, and finally got drinks and food ordered after 40 minutes of sitting there. As for the food....The Bolognese was quite good , the corn panzanella salad was a big bowl of corn (with silk in it), a few cherry tomatoes and crutons and little dressing. (I wouldn't have served that at home.) Very unimpressed overall, and unfortunately, probably wouldn't come back with so many other good food options in PVD. (We did get our drinks comped for the ridiculously long wait.)
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
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