Siena - Providence
Siena - Providence

Siena - Providence

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sienari.com/
  • Phone: 4015213311x
  • 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 WinnerMost Booked
Siena - Providence reviews from OpenTable diners
208 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (108)fit for foodies (104)neighborhood gem (84)romantic (75)notable wine list (60)hot spot (42)good for groups (38)vibrant bar scene (33)late-night find (13)great for outdoor dining (10)kid-friendly (7)great for lunch (4)great for brunch (4)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Over Rated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    This restaurant is very over rated. Food is fair at best. Both the menu and the wait staff misrepresent the actual meal served. Food quality poor. Short rib dish is over cooked two day old pot roast, over extremely over cooked and bland risotto. Calamari is not fresh, it is frozen product. Staff needs to be more attentive, waited very long periods for wine refills and clearing of dishes.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Absolutely perfect. Nothing compares to the food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Each time I go to Sienna I have a wonderful experience. This is true at both of the locations I have been to. I would highly recommend it as a stand out on Federal Hill
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nana
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We were so pleased to find this restaurant! My husband had the meatball appetizer, and just enjoyed every lick! The portion was huge! I had the fresh fig and prosciutto salad- superb! For entrees, my husband had a luscious veal chop and I had saltimbocca! My husband is very hard to impress, but he thought it was outstanding. I also enjoyed every bite! They were both served with delicious farro and tender crisp green beans. perfect! It is a perfect place for us to dine before heading to trinity Rep! Valet parking and great martinis too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • noisy overbooked
    Rick
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our table was next to the bar which was noisy next to patrons standing and a high traffic area. I requested a table in the restaurant not the bar. Isn't that the purpose of a res? Told I had to wait 1 hour. We left with not even a apology. A big disappointment.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Way Too Loud!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Although the service and menu selection were excellent, the noise level grew to the point where one could hear anything one's dining companion said. It certainly detracted from the enjoyment of what was probably a delicious meal. This occurred in the front room early Saturday evening. Cannot imagine how much louder it must have gotten as the evening wore on. Servers should receive hazardous duty pay! Too bad they cannot be issued ear protection gear!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing food, amazing service!
    willworkforcake
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My fiance and I came here for a nice dinner in the city and was not disappointed. We were a little early for our reservation so we had a drink by the bar to wait. The kitchen has an open view area and we were in awe at how in sync they were and how quickly everything was produced! Every dish they were bringing out looked incredible. We were seated on time and we had the little necks on the crustini for an appetizer. It melted in my mouth! For the entree, my fiancee had the Frutii de Marre and he loved it! Ihad the Lobster Mac & Cheese and could have died in peace right there. Our waiter was super nice & the drinks were really well mixed. If I had to pick one thing we didn't love completely, it was pretty loud when we first got there. LOVE!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SO SO
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Calamari and crabcake appetizers were not good -bland. Meal was good. Dessert portions too huge. Very loud atmosphere and the air conditioning was way too cold
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous
    Delores
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We're from Massachusetts and love the north end of Boston and the wonderful Italian restaurants there. My first time to Federal Hill and first to Siena Restaurant. The food there was fabulous, just as good as what we're used to in the north end of Boston. There were four of us, and we had cocktails, appetizers, wine, main course, coffee and dessert. We all loved everything. Definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • married1italian
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Food: outstanding each visit. Service: outstanding each visit. Noise: very noisy in front room. A/C: much too cool. Tables: too close.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sure bet
    Mark
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    From the Martinis through appetizers, main course and the fabulous dessert, we loved our experience. The service was professional and friendly. Prices are reasonable. Siena is a good value and is not to be missed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Federal Hill gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    There are plenty of Italian restaurants to choose from on Federal Hill, but we loved Siena for its cozy warm ambience and more "nouvelle" approach to Italian food. The Puglia salad (arugula, roasted beets, walnuts, burrata cheese) was outstanding, and the swordfish with caper sauce was absolutely delicious. We didn't have any pasta or pizza...but we'll be back. Service was good—attentive but not oppressive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Italian Food
    longbrkk
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We are multiple repeat customers and can vouch for the consistant quality of the food, service. During the many visits to Federal Hill, no matter what time of the year, this establishment is jammed packed and for good reason. The food is OUTSTANDING! Worth more than the prices on the menu if you are accustomed to great Italian Cuisine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Service, food and ambience! I had lobster stuffed sole, my husband had the seafood pasta special and we finished with a chocolate bread pudding that was the best! Will go back next visit to providence!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent & renowned
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Food was excellent, service too. Wins awards for the right reasons.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Food!
    love2eat
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    When we first walked in I thought it was a little noisy, but we were seated at a table in the back and it was perfect. This was definitely the best dinner of our vacation. Our appetizers, calamari and the baked eggplant parmesan were amazing, the entrees of veal chop and shrimp with risotto were excellent and for dessert we had the chocolate bread pudding that was to die for! Highly Recommend!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Federal Hill must
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We have been to Federal Hill many times and had not had the pleasure of eating here before but we will definitely make it a priority to make sure we make reservations ahead of time. There was a lot to choose from on the menu and the specials were to outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ktcmomof4
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We went on a Sunday afternoon for a family birthday. My only complaint was it got too cold from the A/C and we couldn't stay for dessert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious meal.
    experienceddiner
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our dinner was delicious with everything very fresh and flavorful: Puglia and Fragole salads, swordfish, seared tuna, and a wonderful tiramisu. The portions were generous Our server was friendly and helpful. Quite a hopping scene. If you want a quiet place to dine this is not it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Federal Hill Virgin
    TutiaTavolaAMangiare
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Our first time at Federal Hill, Siena along with many other restaurants came highly recommended. Truth be told I picked Sienna because of the tufted red velvet high back booth LOL. The service was the most spectacular we've ever had. Karen was our server and she is amazing. Very knowledgeable about the menu, the wine and the neighborhood and gave us great recommendations for places to check out. The hospitality at Federal Hill blows Boston's North End away (sorry Bawston peeps)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    Barb
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Great food-great service in this Federal Hill gem, albeit a little noisy! It was fully booked when we were there and most of the other restaurants on the street were empty. The food was fabulous-best Caesar salad ever- pasta done to perfection. Reasonably priced and a fun place if you don't mind a little noise from all the happy diners. Dining outside available but right on street so we chose inside.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Somewhat disappointed
    KatersT3
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I suggest requesting the dining room in your reservation if this is a special occasion as we were seated in a very loud bar area with a television. We could barely hear our server. Our server was great and the food was good, but not exceptional. The pasta fagioli was more like a bowl of beans than a soup, but had decent flavor. The crab cakes were very good. But my Chilean sea bass tasted less than fresh and our side of asparagus was cold and overcooked. I recommend Pan e Vino over Siena any day of the week.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service great, food just average
    DMB120
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We started with an artichoke appetizer that had dense stuffing yet somehow was under seasoned and did not come together for us. The rest of our meal was just average, maybe we didn't order their signature items but we did not leave feeling like we wanted to return to try something else.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Can't beat it
    kaitelizsween
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Always a pleasure dining here! The consistency and quality of the food is unbeatable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • service was very slow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Like thd place when we are in Providence, but this time...waited too long for all
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dinner!
    cmn613
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    My husband and I decided to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary in Providence, RI. After reading over several reviews of Siena Providence, we decided to make a reservation here. We were not disappointed at all. The food was excellent as well as the service. We live in the NY area and have many excellent restaurants. This was a definite recommendation to anyone who wants good food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice dinner
    Enjoyable
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This was our first experience at Siena. The occasion was our 37th wedding anniversary. We made reservations, arrived on time and were seated immediately. Our server was very attentive, had great food and wine knowledge and made recommendations. The food was delicious and fairly priced. The only drawback were the people seated nearby who were rather loud. The evening was very pleasant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable evening
    CherVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Met friends and enjoyed crab cake appetizer, veal santimboca, shrimp with risotto. I'd highly recommend all. Bar scene was hopping but we sat in back room. Dark but quiet for conversation. Service was excellent. Overall great experience!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not happy
    Staff
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Our waitress was not very friendly and a bit abrupt. We watched other patrons receive silverware with each course. We didn't even have enough silverware. We had guests arrive at our table for a few minutes and at that moment the waitress wanted to take our order - really?
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing, Once Again
    RogerT
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This is our second time at Siena Restaurant. The first time was amazing and the second time was just as good. Great bar area and cocktails. The bartenders were very friendly. Our waiter was great. The menu is perfect because it is not 5 pages long. The food is very fresh. I don't usually get meatballs at a restaurant but they have a meatball appetizer with fresh ricotta that is unbelievable. Overall, Siena is outstanding. Can't wait to go back to Providence so I can eat at Siena again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sienna has it all
    Krainbow
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The rustic Italian food ,the ambiance and the service were all excellent. We will go back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special night
    bostonmike23
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Brought my fiancé here after popping the question. They accommodated us beautifully for such a special occasion. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wasn't disappointed.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Started with the gigantic meatball. It was very tasty. It weighs 16 ounces; we took half of it home. Next was a golden-beet arugula salad. Nicely executed. Our entrees were the Tagliatelle with Bolognese and the Rigatoni. Both were excellent. The Bolognese was a bit heavy on the oil, but had a great flavor. We noticed that Siene was one of the few restaurants to be busy on a Tuesday night. We could tell from the food why that is.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I happened upon this restaurant and what a great find! The food was delicious - I had a wonderful beet salad followed by veal - the presentation was great and taste divine. Our waitress Karen was knowledgeable and excellent! I recommend for everyone to try this find!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome staff, food
    LoveToDineOnHill
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    It was our first time eating in Providence and it was delicious!! Our waitress was very personable and took the time to provide us with exceptional service. It was a very relaxing and romantic atmosphere. The food was delicious and very tasty. We will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    disappointed
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Not because the food or service was bad in any way; only because I had such high hopes. I had heard that Siena was supposed to be, hands down, the best Italian restaurant in Providence. However, what my family and I received was...just good. Not outstanding, just very good. The meatball appetizer was outstanding, as was the Bolognese. However, the short rib entree was just okay and the Saltimbocca was tasteless. I expected one of the best Italian meals of my life, and I feel like what I received I could have gotten at any other restaurant in Federal Hill. If I can't get a reservation at Siena, I would have no problem eating anywhere else, if the food is basically the same, if not better, elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific!
    Awesome
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Food was authentic Italian, and delicious! Short ribs over a creamy risotto were tender, flavorful, exceptional, tagliatelle was best I've had. We are planning another trip to providence so we can eat there again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific reataurant
    bandd101
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This is my favorite restaurant on Federal Hill. Food, service and ambiance are second to none. Sienna is a gem, don't think twice visit it today.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Choices - Good Flavor at Siena
    jcolby6
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Siena is a great spot on Federal Hill for Italian food and seafood, but with plenty of choices to satisfy those with a taste for something other than Italian. I really enjoyed the crab and shrimp pappardelle, while my wife enjoyed the Bolognese. Our friends enjoyed the pork chop and the seafood medley, and everyone enjoyed their meal, which were all flavorful and fresh. There is something for everyone at Siena.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I've chosen Siena for my last 4 special occasions and have not been disappointed. Great food and service. I wish I had the time and money to fine there more often. Hats off to the chefs for preparing such great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.