Cassarino's

4.6
756 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Cassarino's Ristorante on Historic Federal Hill has established itself as one of Rhode Island's premiere Italian eateries since 1988. We combine a Northern Italian flavor with new world cuisine. Our ingredients are delivered fresh daily from local purveyors under the watchful eyes of our culinary team.
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New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal experience overall - we had the most amazing waitress, Tatianna. She was sweet and helpful and provided wonderful conversation and service. I was blown away by how outstanding she was. Made the night.

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GA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was very good and reasonably priced. Only con was tables are a bit small to accommodate all the glassses and dishes usual for a group of 4 adults.

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J
New England
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Cassarino’s used to be a favorite of ours. We most recently chose to celebrate our 10th anniversary here. We booked the reservation noting the reason for our visit and never once was it acknowledged that it was a special occasion. We were seated upstairs at a beautiful table by the window but every time the waiter and waitress would come by to wait on an adjacent table they would bump their backside into our table. The other thing to be noted was the noise. I could not hear across the table and struggled to hear the waiter when he was speaking directly to us.

Aside from that, the food was delicious and did not disappoint. I think this place will now be somewhere that I stop in during the week to get a bite to eat but and sit at the bar but no longer will it hold a special place as a special occasion dining spot.

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BS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food accompanied by friendly service. I would highly recommend to all.

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CT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This my favorite restaurant on Federal Hill. Always great food. The Balsamic Calamari is the best anywhere.

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New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

my favorite spot on federal hill..the wait staff was very accommodating..thank you

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DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had an amazing time the food was phenomenal the service was great... it was just a great expensive overall!

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and huge servings! Staff was helpful with menu questions and pairing recommendations — really stellar service. Already looking for a reason to come back!

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met friend we had not seen in almost 20 years!

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PK
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Only problem was with valet parking. Need more drivers at peak hours.

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R
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The baked clams were OK nothing special. I had the chicken francais which was delicious. Served with a side of raviolis. My son had a frutta de mare which looked delicious . We sat at the bar which was very nice and cozy. The bartender was great.

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F
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wednesday Steak night is out of this world! Our waiter Nick is the best, very helpful with the menu and goes out of his way to make sure your dining experience is one to remember! Highly recommended!!!

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TA
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was absolutely wonderful! Will be back soon

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SL
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wish it were possible to write a 10 star review because Cassarino's would get it!! This was my second time back in a week and I'm already trying to plan my next meal there!! The food is out of this world!! Among the dishes enjoyed by my party at both visits were the Burrata Salad, Caesar Salad, Calamari, Veal Cassalinga (I dream of this dish), Stuffed Sole and Shrimp Scampi. Our servers on both occasion were not only so helpful and knowledgeable but so charming. Everything from the food to the ambiance is exceptional!!

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SL
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favorite restaurant!!!!!! Had the Veal Cassalinga and can't stop thinking about it!! Everything was delicious and the service was great!!!

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent with great portions and reasonably priced. We sat on the second floor. It is a little noisy, but not overbearing. I would highly recommend this place.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good!!!!! We have never been disappointed here. The food is outstanding

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SS
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I've visited several Federal Hill restaurants and this was our first time at Cassarino's. Valet was excellent, very easy. Table was ready on time. Restaurant is very well appointed with nice ambiance. The wait staff was excellent. Our appetizer was excellent (eggplant rollatini). Our meals were just okay. I had Chicken marsala over pasta. It arrived with mashed potato and was quickly switched. It was just very bland. Other is our party of 4 had veal parm -- which was a large piece of veal, cooked well, but then loaded with sauce on top, with pasta. Not appealing to look at, and just too much food. Another had Bracciole which she said she enjoyed, but again, way too big and bulky -- loaded with sauce. Sometimes a huge portion is just too much.

With so many other great restaurants, not sure if we will try again, but maybe.

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E
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Cassarino’s was recommended by a friend...the drinks were very good, the main course was as well...my only problem was calamari was boring and the beet salad appetizer that was on special for the night was greatly overpriced at 14.95...had I known the price, I never would have ordered it, at most, it should have been 8.95... if in the area, we would go back.

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J
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful, friendly staff both at bar and in the restaurant. Food is excellent and plentiful and service was great. Noise level is quite high when the restaurant is full. Women's bathroom DEFINITELY needs updating.

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MC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In Providence for a show at the Dunkin Donuts Center. Cassarino’s had good reviews on both Open Table and Trip Advisor. The online menu was vast with all our favorite Italian dishes. We were seated right away on the 3rd floor, lovely table near the window. Drew was our server, very attentive, sweet young man. The bread with seasoned olive oil was fantastic. We had the Arancini to start. The risotto/rice was creamy, 4 large pieces to share. I had the chicken parm with penne. It was delicious. Chicken was nice and thin, crispy coating and red sauce was very good. My husband had the Pasta Bolognese which he totally enjoyed. We had coffee and cheesecake for dessert which was perfect. Will definitely return when in Providence and would recommend to anyone visiting the area. Only issue was when we made the reservation on Open Table our choices were reservations for 4:15 or 7p or later (7:30p show). We made a 4:15 reservation but preferred one for 5. We were seated right away at 4:15 and there were open tables the whole time we were there even at 5:45 when we left. It didn’t distract from lovely experience we had, but had to walk back to the hotel after dinner only to have to walk back to the venue

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DW
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was excellent. The portions were large. The service was exceptional. We had never stayed overnight in Providence and this place was recommended by a friend. It was great. Would go back again.

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GI
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were great. We had an issue with the valet....took way too long to get our car and when my husband asked he said never got our ticket! It took 25 minutes to get our car which made us late for a show at PPAC. Hopefully this didn't happen to anyone else but we did notice the people in front of us were pretty upset with the valet as well....

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D
New England
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nick was a fabulous and attentive waiter. Never felt rushed and enjoyed our post Xmas get together. Food was as described and would definitely recommend.

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KP
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great place, always consistent with food and service. Valet park is a huge help. Specials to die for. Better than any North End Boston. Shout out to Tyler the manager for always having time to chat and make us feel welcome.

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SR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant!! Great food!! Free valet parking a plus!!!

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r
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great!

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DF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely dinner at Cassarinos tonight. Wonderful menu and wine options, priced fairly. Excellent service.

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AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Two days later and I’m still full!! Delicious and excellent service!

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a fantastic evening. The food is incredible. Excellent portions and the service is great.

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JG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our daughters family weekend at Providence College

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KP
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Service and the food were absolutely FABULOUS!!!

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AW
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Food and service were great. Great atmosphere. The only negative was it was freezing at our table

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M
New England
41 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 2

The service was very good, but the food was terrible. We had veal parmigiana, the sauce was tasteless and looked and smelled like tomato paste. Veal was somewhat crispy and below average taste.

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BO
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bellisimo!😘 Excellent food, service, and valet! Met friends for lunch at 1:00, and left at 4:00!! A lot to catch up on, and they were very accommodating to our needs.

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S
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic ! Best sauce on the Hill! Wait staff friendly and attentive. Great dining experience on a cold dreary winter evening

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c
New England
15 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always good food,a nice atmosphere, and good service. Best part is they don't rush you through your meal, they present at a comfortable pace, so you have time to enjoy.

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MK
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are going again with some friends of ours in a week or so. We have been here before and it is always great.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was exceptional & Domenic our waiter was awesome.

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F
New England
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Best veal in Providence. This place never disappoints. Been going for years. Great menu as well

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