Cassarino's

4.6
683 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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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a great time! Thanks again for a nice meal! Def worth the deal!

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JD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m pleased every visit!! The food is amazing, the staff is great

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B
New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious. Balsamic calamari was so good! Caesar salad was yummy. Both the gnocchi and the Veal Cassarino were so good. And the cannoli was amazing. We went for Providence Restaurant week. Such a great bargain! Only complaint is that the restaurant is cold. This was our second time there and both times it was cold!

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F
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Food was average. Service was poor, slow- was not busy for a Saturday night, had to ask for bread. Waiter was not friendly and obviously didn't want to be there. Also did not honor providence food week as stated on website

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KM
New England
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was ok. Had to ask several times for bread and water. Have had better Italian food.

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L
New England
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cassarinos has always been a favorite of ours. The prices are reasonable for a good restaurant and being in a crowded area on Atwells Ave, they offer free valet parking. The food and service NEVER disappoints. If you have never been to Providence and want some authentic Italian fare, go to Cassarinos. You will not be disappointed.

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JK
New England
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went during Providence Restaurant Week. We have eaten here before and have always enjoyed the food and service. This visit was no different. My husband and I are on a ketogenic diet. We explained this to our server. As requested, bread was swapped out for green olives. Additional vegetables in place of mashed potatoes. The restaurant was very accommodating. My steak was delicious and my husband enjoyed his fish. We will return to this restaurant !!!

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was beyond delicious. I’ve heard good things about this place, but my expectations were drastically exceeded. Everything was great

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SS
New England
15 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As usual, I enjoyed good food, good service, and a nice time at Cassarrino's

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A
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Cassarino's never fails to please. Compliments to the wonderful chef !

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I
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Still a Great place to go after All those Years

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BT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have never had a bad experience at Cassarino's, and this visit was no different. The food is always authentic and delicious; healthy portions with the focus being the main dishes rather than the sides. We tend to stick to our favorites, but anytime we try something new, whether a special or another set menu item, we are never disappointed. The bar menu has a good variety, as well. Great service, the waitstaff are friendly, knowledgeable and attentive.

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C
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a reliable choice. The updated decor is sophisticated, and the food always tssty and reasonably priced. Scallops Aurora, even though no longer on the menu, is my go-to meal, and they will make it!

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CA
New England
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have dined at Cassarino's many times; for birthdays, Christmas with friends and just the two of us at our favorite table or sitting at the bar. The Bistecca alla Mamma was outstanding and the Portobello Salad was delish.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter Andrew was exceptional! Our portions of food were enough for take home for another meal! We ordered the combo platter and it was absolutely delicious.

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SS
New England
20 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the very best Italian food you can get anywhere.

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JM
New England
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are from west of Boston, and were in town for the Villanova/Providence College basketball game that afternoon. I had booked a table at Cassarino's because I was unable to get a table at another restaurant that we had previously been to in Federal Hill. I knew it was going to be a great night when our server, Eric, complimented me on my wine choice of Justin Isosceles (has been one of my favorites for years, but I don't often see it on restaurant wine lists). He was very knowledgeable about it and impressed us all with his detailed description. Based on how well he verbally articulated the entree specials, none of us needed to even look at the menu. Neither of my sons had ever had a veal chop, but I knew based on Eric's description, this would be the place for them to try. It didn't take much convincing, and in the end, they said it was one of the best meals they've ever eaten. I could go on and on about the great appetizers, or the complimentary dessert plate that we had, but suffice it to say that it's all in the superlative.

This was the epitome of a total dining experience. We made sure to ask for the Manager on duty, and when James arrived at our table, he was a gracious host and happy to receive our compliments. We are already looking forward to our next trip to Providence, which will definitely include a trip to Cassarino's

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server, Tatiana, was fantastic!!

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S
New England
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a late lunch on a Saturday afternoon so there weren't many people in the restaurant. The food was wonderful, service was wonderful and the atmosphere was perfect. Thanks!

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F
New England
32 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had an excellent late lunch here, on a day that was not very busy due to the weather. The service was friendly. Food excellent with a delicious meatball appetizer. My husband had the Oysters Rockefeller that were tasty (though not quite as good as my godfather's!) Entrees (Marsala and the Cassarino) were excellent- good sized entrees which ended up being the only meal I needed for the rest of the day- and wonderful sauces that left us wanting more, despite being more than full! That means a return visit is in store.

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N
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

excellent service and lunch.
As a vegetarian I was nervous to see so much meat offered but our server assured my it was not an issue at all and the chef made me an eggplant parmigiana that was simply amazing.
My husband enjoyed his lunch as well, will definitely be back.
Valet service makes it so easy.

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KE
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

We’ve loved Cassarino’s for years but unfortunately I got sick this time (I have a gluten allergy). I understand things happen and luckily I just get sick for a couple hours with no serious/long-term consequences but they did nothing to make it right. They casually apologized to my husband while I was getting sick in a nearby public restroom but took no responsibility. I was very disappointed. If you have no food allergies, it’s a great restaurant but after getting sick and seeing the way they handled it, we won’t be going back.

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P
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Federal Hill classic Italian restaurant. Great food, esp the calamari appetizer and pork ossa bucca. Wait service was also very good

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OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was great as always

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TH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great luncheon menu. Server(s) were very knowledgeable and attentive. Food nicely prepared and presentation was excellent!

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MT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Ordered the arancini appetizer, it was delicious. Wait staff offered bread & oil but never brought it to the table. Ordered a Caesar salad with salmon, requested dressing be on the side. The salad was totally covered with dressing and less than appetizing in appearance when it was served. Salad had diced chunks of cheese which was flat tasting. Salmon was deliciously prepared generous portion. Penne Arrabiata was delicious. Usually an excellent experience but this time not as good as usual.

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VC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Food and cocktails were delicious! My issues are with the cleanliness and service staff. We sat down to dirty water glasses and dirty plates which was a terrible first impression. When the server was picking up our appetizer plates I had placed mine on my plate so he could bring me new ones, my friend had hers draped off of her plate and instead of picking up her used fork and clearing her plate and fork, the busser or server (can't remember) shook her plate to get the fork off. When he brought me new utensils, his placed them with his hands on the part that would be going into my mouth. I wiped them down myself. The server and bussers would reach across the table to clear plates instead of walking around. It was just disappointing but at least the food was good. The servers and bussers were nice but are just lacking basic service skills.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great atmosphere. Staff were very responsive. I'd definitely go back in a heartbeat!

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LN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was fabulous, very fresh and authentic. Service was exceptional.

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KW
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cassarino's never disappoints! The portions are great and the food is always good. The interior looks fresh and bright.

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KK
New England
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food was amazing! special requests to alter the meals were accepted with ease.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went there for our Anniversary dinner. We were seated for the first time downstairs near the bar. The noise was way to loud and it was hard to speak and hear. Especially this 1 group of people near us who apparently knew all at the bar area. Beside that, the food and service was great as usual. The prices were fair. Will go back.

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KL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another excellent experience. Haven't been disappointed in the last year the we have been going. Consistency! Looking forward to visiting after the holidays.

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DT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Our server was great. We had a nice table overlooking Atwells Ave. Everything was lovely until a bus load of teenagers were dropped off and stomped upstairs to the 3rd floor. It was extremely noisy, so much so that my husband and I could not hear each other speak. My husband noted on reservation that it was my 50th birthday. No acknowledgement of that whatsoever. Don't see the point of asking if a special occasion.

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g
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a party of 5 and the service and food was just excellent

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Nice meal, but female bartender paid no attention to us as we were trying to get drinks while waiting for our table.

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OT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My friends and I had a wonderful experience Saturday night. Our meals were delicious and the service was outstanding. I will be back!

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JN
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Definitely a keeper. Great food in huge portions. Even the glasses of wine were a good size. Great selection of standard fare, but there’s also a lot of house specials...go for these.

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SD
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was great. Nice atmosphere. I will go back.

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EG
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I brought my friend, a restaurant owner and the chef before the PC game at the Dunk. Everything was excellent and both of them gave it “thumbs up”!

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