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Siena - Providence
Siena - Providence

Siena - Providence Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sienari.com
  • Phone: (401) 521-3311
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm (Bistro Menu 10:00pm - 11:00pm), Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm (Bistro Menu 11:00pm - 12:00am), Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm (Bistro Menu 11:00pm - 12:00am), Sunday:3:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Anthony Tarro
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Dean Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer complementary valet parking.
A word from Siena - Providence
Located in the heart of Providence's Federal Hill, Siena - Providence was opened in 2005 and features authentic Tuscan cuisine in a warm and lively atmosphere.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Have eaten at Sienna's many times. Never disappointing. First time for our guests from the Boston area -- they were very impressed.. Worth the drive down to Providence."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We had a 9pm on Saturday night, and the front space was rocking. We were seated in the very back room, which was a mixed result. It was nearly a ghost town, so the conversation was good. But we felt forgotten by the staff, which was nice but unaware of the lack of attention to us and our long food wait. The food was quite good, but frankly Andino's the night before was better. I would come back and try the fun room with the bar."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • " food is excellent service staff is very informative, and pleasant"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We were given a gift certificate to Siena earlier in the year and loved it. We came back to celebrate a birthday and found it to be just as good as remembered. It is cozy, the décor is simple but very nice, the service is excellent and the food is wonderful. Valet parking makes it so much easier in this busy part of Providence. There is dining outside in the good weather but we still prefer to dine inside and enjoy the ambiance. It is quite a distance for us to travel but well worth the trip."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Went on a busy Saturday night. We arrived 15 minutes early for our reservations, but were seated promptly at a nice window table. Our server was attentive and very knowledgeable about the menu and how things were prepared. I had the salmon special, my husband had the swordfish, and since we both have a passion for eggplant parm, we split the side dish portion. Everything was phenomenal! We try eggplant parm everywhere, and this was one of the best! The salmon and swordfish were cooked perfectly. Food and service get perfect ratings. Tables are a little too close together for my comfort, and the noise level made conversation difficult, so ambience could be better. All in all, we will be back and would absolutely recommend Siena."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "2nd time here - first was business - 2nd was my wife and kids. Great meal. Pasta Fagioli was fantastic. Desserts rock too."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food was extremely disappointing: bland and boring. The portions were large (too large--I couldn't finish and wouldn't have finished even if I'd enjoyed the food). I would have preferred quality over quantity. I will not be returning. I gave the service a three-star because our food took 30-35 minutes to arrive at our table and because the server told us that all of the dishes on the menu were delicious. The decor was pleasant--upscale even."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We had a wonderful evening. The Siena team was friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Siena remains a good value for a top Federal Hill restaurant."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We asked for things and did not get them. Asked for the fish to be cooked a certain way, and after Davey went to the kitchen and back to assure us the Salmon could be cooked " blackened" it came with sauce on it, and not blackened at all. Seemed odd that the waiter claimed he had never heard of fish being cooked blackened as it is very common. Hr also brought me wine that I didn't order and I did not receive the extra crustini I requested on the side of my dish. Just dissapointed. Would love to be refunded so that we could give it another shot."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Very Good experience. Staff was professional and friendly. Interesting specials menu. Stuffed figs were great. Reasonable prices for an upscale Italian restaurant. I had the seafood with linguine and asked for it spicy. It was very good. Decent wine list; just enough choices. Would go back."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "great food, good service ....but very noisy coming from the bar next door..."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • " I requested a table with a little privacy, although it was in the back of the restaurant, it wasn't very private, but ok. The waitress, Karen, took great care of us. They served bread and a dish of olives, both were good, but would have been ideal if the bread was warm. We both got the special salad of fresh tomatoes, lettuce, homemade croutons, little onion. It was excellent, but could have used a little more greens. We both enjoyed a veal deal....the veal was so tender, just delicious! However, there was no pasta to accompany the dish (just a few green beans)...pasta was a la carte. They could have put a small portion. Great ambience and nicely decorated. I would highly recommend this restaurant...great for a special occasion!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The night was our first experience with Siena. It will not be the last. The service was excellent. The food was fantastic, especially the pasta and sauce. The eggplant was cooked the correctly not deep fried and not over cooked."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We were stunned that an appetizer including four large scallop on a bed of lettuce was only $12 - and it was amazing! So was our entire meal. We would recommend this restaurant for excellent Italian food!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Great food and nice menu. Excellent atmosphere with lots of choices. Elegant, and in the heart of town. A very nice place to walk around the town and the desserts were to die for. We went with friends and had a nice time. It was a good walk from fire water, but worth the walk."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Excellent place to dine. Very friendly staff. Delicious food"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "The food at Siena was overall good, but not notable. The noise in the restaurant made it difficult to speak with my dinner companions in a normal conversational tone. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "visited this place due to the good reviews - the caesar salad was fine (as expected) - the puglia salad was the best dish we had. extremely good and highly recommended - the vodka sauce was tasty, although disappointed that that penne was not homemade. it was reasonably priced, so i let that go. - the pan seared chilean sea bass was very well done, although smelled and tasted overly fishy. There were scallops in the dish, although it looked like they cut 2 scallops in half and made it into 4. Really? For a $26 entree (plus an additional $5 for asparagus because the server said we couldn't replace the side and my wife doesn't like green beans) i expected a bit more This was my first time at this restaurant - unsure if we'd go back"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "As usual, consistently great food. Filet special beats anything you can get at a high end steak house for less money. Sea bass is always fantastic."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We went with my 86 year old mom and 96 year old aunt. Expected a good meal but this was truly outstanding! The portions were very large, more than we could eat. The fig and prosciutto app was delicious, and the meatball was tasty and huge! Really a fantastic dinner!!!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Siena is a solid restaurant that is always consistent in great food and service. I had Pesce Spada alla Griglia - swordfish that was grilled fresh and flavorful. My friends had Aragosta Ciopino, which was loaded with shellfish and Penne alla Vodka. Everyone was very happy with our selection although we appreciated and a bit envious of the other choices at our table. The waitstaff kept our water glasses and bread basket full and were very attentive and accessible. We've been to Siena a few times and will return - so nice to know everything will always be perfect there."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "My wife got an excellent Rosemary spicy chicken dish that we asked to be made without butter as she is dieting. No problem they said and it was fabulous, as was the salad. I however got a pasta special that was disappointing and bland. When our waitress asked how was everything? I told her and she offered to get me something else. I ordered another pasta dish, one I had previously. It arrived "quickly" and my new Vodka sauce chicken pasta dish was excellent. This kind of customer service by waitstaff is outstanding. Ultimately the 2 dishes we had off of the standard menu (not a special) was great. The one thing I miss is that there is no chicken or veal Marsala dish at Siena.This is usually standard fare at most restaurants in Federal Hill."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Exceptional Italian restaurant! The clams in garlic white sauce with a hefty crostini was ethereal. My wife's short rib was flavorful-Lord knows why they gave her a steak knife-a fork was all she needed. My veal saltimbocca was tender-two large medallions. Both dishes were served with a nice mashed and haricots vert. Desserts looked exceptional but we were too full. Only complaint was the dining area near the bar was VERY noisy-had to yell to converse with my wife. There are some back tables that I would recommend."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "It is a great restaurant. Food and service are both outstanding. Very friendly group of people. Will go back when ever I am in Providence."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Delicious food, attentive staff! Not to be missed!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Appetizer was god awful-Calamari. Esp for being on Fed Hill. The entrees were very good. Noise level from bar permeates into main dining area an the waitress was rude to my wife thru the whole dinner. She couldnt recall any specials and refused to look at her notes. Snotty, rude, slow, incorrect on main entrees, and even refused to make change when i asked for the valet-a first for me at any restaurant. Not worth the hype. Stick with the keys Fed Hill joints who have great service and manage their restaurants well. Too bad since Ive taken a few clients for lunch and it was an ok experience. One poor server can ruin a nice night out with the wife sans kids. Oh well"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Picked the restaurant based on glowing reviews. Service excellent. Food did not really stand out. Chicken cutlet -- very ordinary. Artichoke appetizer unusual but small portion. Gnocci pasta drenched in cream sauce -- heavy, not light. Waiter was outstanding with wine selection and overall. No manager stopped by to say hello or see how things were going. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Full disclosure, I tried to make a reservation at Siena by phone two weeks. I left a detailed voice mail, and nobody returned my call. Two nights ago my wife and I had dinner there. We made an 8:30 reservation and arrive a few minutes early. We were not sat until 8:55. When we finally sat down, we ordered our drinks and appetizers right away because we were starving. The drinks came ten minutes later, but after a half hour we still didn't receive the appetizer. I asked the waitress what happened, and she said she forgot to put our order in. At that point I noticed Siena has a systemic failure in service, from the management down to the hosts. I will never go back to this mediocre restaurant again nor would I ever recommend it."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We were first time diners celebrating our 30th anniversary. We were seated early and in the bar dining area. Our server was attentive and we were served our drinks promptly. We shared the Arinicini appetizer which was a special that evening. It was heavy on the breading and lacked flavor in my opinion. We ordered Frutti di Marre and Brasato for our entrees. Both of these dishes were delicious. Cooked to perfection and presented beautifully. In hindsight we wish we were seated in the rear dining area as the bar crowd watching the MMA match didn't provide the ambience we were after, but we enjoyed the food and plan to return."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "We had Spanish-style Octopus for starters. This was a perfect start to our meal. Octopus was well prepared and the seasoning was excellent. My wife had the Scallops and they had great flavor and were perfectly cooked. At the suggestion of our waiter, I chose the Chicken Three Ways entree. I have had many chicken entrees in my life, but this is the absolute best. Fantastic meal!! "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Dinner is always fabulous ! I was only disappointed a bit in my short rib, the sauce was great, but it had a bit of a flavor in the meat of pot roast??? It was somewhat disappointing, all else was wonderful."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "The menu at Sienna continues to provide wonderful Tuscan options with a wine list to match. I brought someone new to dine who had not been there before and it was great to see her joy in tasting the delicious pasta dishes, grilled vegetables, and drink superb Tuscan red blend. The variety on the menu as well as the evening specials left us both saying "We cannot wait to come back"."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "We celebrated our son's National Guard Commissioning. The meal was excellent with just the right pacing between courses. The waitress was aware of us but not obtrusive so we could enjoy our meal without interruptions. Each entrée and the dessert was beautifully presented and delicious. The atmosphere made the evening special. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Always a great dining experience. Fantastic food and staff. Would recommend Siena to anyone looking for a delicious meal. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Great place - had an excellent meal with out of town friends . . ."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Anthony and Chris are still "bringing it to the table"! It's been awhile since I've been back to Siena's---still the same concern for excellence! I knew that even though it was a Tuesday night--better make reservations!! Glad that we did---It still takes time for the food to be prepared so be prepared to wait -while enjoying a nice selection of wines and perhaps an app ( my favorite will always be the eggplant--prepared any way)! Our waitress--her first night on the floor--charming, knowledgable and if she thought she made the slightest mistake--all apologetic--wouldn't expect less. Will be back again when I return to the state!"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "We had dinner with the family for Mother's Day after seeing a play in Providence. Everyone was so nice, from the hostess, bartender and waitress. It was very relaxing and the food was excellent!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I visited Siena for my 2nd time on Mother's Day and we all enjoyed out meals very much. The atmosphere was also great! Our server was always right there whenever we needed anything. The food was brought out perfectly spaced out...app, meal, dessert. I have no complaints at all. Delicious!!!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I have been to Sienna's restaurant Providence and Smithfield a few times and always enjoyed it. I went last year to the Providence location for Mother's Day and loved it, I did not feel the same way this year and most likely will pick a different restaurant for next year. The food was not of the same quality as I have always known it to be, it actually was not that busy which surprised me and the waitress was not that friendly actually seem to have a little snip to her tone , the entire party I was with agreed never again, at least not at the Providence location I might give Smithfiled one more try. Someone else told me they were not pleased with Sienna but I was a huge fan and highly disagreed I do not feel I can do that anymore. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "It was really loud in there. Great for groups but not for a romantic dinner with your sweetheart."
    Dined on 5/10/2014