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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
  • "Definitely worth a reservation, as it was delicious. Very energized environment."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I have to say , not really impressed. My veal saltimbocca had no procuittto and no cheese, i didnt say anything so thats my fault ( i figured it was the way the make it there?) and my wifes gnocchi was missing something ( not an item just lackluster) the martini with pineapple and basil was pretty awesome though"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We ordered dinner from the restaurant week menu. The food was delish and very reasonably priced. We noticed that their price for a full bottle of wine was the same as a half bottle of the same wine we ordered at a restaurant we ate at the night before. Service was very attentive but not obtrusive. We had a corner table in a crowded room yet we could hear each other talk just fine. After dinner we strolled just down the street and enjoyed outdoor music and dancing so the location was perfect. We highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Appetizer and salad were fine. My entree was not edible. It was seafood boiled in a red sauce the fish was completely dry and tasted of fish. The waitstaff apologized but no compensation was made"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My husband fell upon Siena one night in Providence. This restaurant is the BEST!! Staff are top notch and the food is beyond words!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My family has come here for my Dad's birthday three years not. We love that we all can be seated comfortably. The antipasto is a great size for sharing. The house wine was really great. As always the food was delicious and we were all to full for dessert. I would recommend the restaurant to friends."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Visited with a party of six foodies and was not disappointed. Food was fantastic. Service was prompt and friendly. Front bar area can be extremely loud and difficult to hold a conversation. We will visit again but ask to be seated in the rear dining area, hopefully that's a little quieter."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Great real Italian food. Reminds me of my youth. Every dish was fantastic."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The food was outstanding from the incredibly delicious calamari aceto balsamico to the eggplant parmigiana and it's savory marinara sauce to the strawberry shortcake. We went for the first time and was fortunate to go for restaurant week which had it's signature dishes available for a 3-course meal for $29.95 - what a yummy bargain! My husband is Italian and pretty much an Italian food snob, so I always hold my breath when we go Italian. Siena far exceeded our expectations and when we are in Providence the next time, we will be making another reservation at Siena."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Siena never disappoints. From drinks to apps to dinner and dessert. Amazing!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I was with a party of four including a son and his wife from England. We were accepted on time and the hostess was gracious but we were seated right by the entrance door. People were literally standing by our table while waiting for theirs. Conversation was difficult as the rather loud bar was also only a few feet away. I'm sure a different seat would have been better, but the place was pretty full. The food was good, but nothing special. My son had a nice piece of swordfish which he said was good. I had a rigatoni "special" which didn't have much taste. I was expecting sausage pieces in it, but it was merely crumbs. The chicken pieces were fine. Wine was good (nice selection) and Jeff (our server) was attentive enough."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "My fiancé and I came for dinner during restaurant week. The restaurant was very busy and seemed a bit hectic but the hostess appeared calm and friendly at the door. We were seated within minutes and greeted by our server shortly after. Our server was very pleasant and friendly. The food was delicious. We would definitely come back again."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Someone is always going to bellyache for some reason about something, I get that, but I'd move on to the next review as it relates to Siena. Dined there on a Friday night during restaurant week. Ever been to a restaurant in Manhattan during restaurant week? Smaller than usual portions. Not Siena; healthy size portions. Great food and great service. Won't even bother to check out a different place next time we are on Federal Hill. Go here, you won't be disappointed!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Really great menu for restaurant week. My only issue is that it was extra noisy during dinner so it was hard to hear each other and e waitress."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This was the second time at Siena when visiting my daughter at a local college. Our table was ready when we arrived. The waitress was friendly and accommodating. The food was very good Italian fare with a nice variety of choices. the clam appetizer was delightful.. I would certainly go again."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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
  • "The noise level really distracted from enjoying our meal"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • " food is excellent service staff is very informative, and pleasant"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "I'm occasionally wary of patronizing Italian restaurants in "Little Italy" neighborhoods -- the selections and preparations are too often those I had in a child in the 1960s. This wasn't a problem at Siena, where we had our best meal during a 3-day stay in Rhode Island. The place features good ingredients, good recipes, and good preparations. My meal of fried calamari, followed by a chicken entree, was delicious, filling, and a good value. Service was pleasant, the decor not memorable."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Excellent place to dine. Very friendly staff. Delicious food"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "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