Cassarino's

4.6
1397 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
What 1397 people are saying
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NicholasG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the food was delicious with a plethora of great choices on the menu.

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KYARAD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I can say that this was some of the best Italian food I've ever eaten then I will! I will be be back I assure you.

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EOEO
New England
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Food was consistently good, we all enjoyed our meals! We also very much appreciated the vegan options and menu. We sat outside on the street and enjoyed the cool breeze. Service was attentive and courteous. We would definitely enjoy a night out there again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding veal parmigiana. Our server Drew was attentive and very professional. We ate upstairs-nice breeze coming through-wonderful meal and service.

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MPass
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our wait person Nick was very kind and thoughtful to my elderly father in law. He arranged for the kitchen to make a special order to his liking. It was a very enjoyable experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Food was not good. Service was bad and noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive staff, excellent food.

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vipLynn
Washington DC
73 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service. We were last here about 4 years ago and the food was just as good as we remembered. I highly recommend Cassarino's to anyone looking for great Italian food in Providence. Also loved the large choice of vegan dishes on the menu!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants on federal hill

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carloB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitstaff was very nice. Food was plentiful and very tasty. We went at the perfect time where it was not very busy and was able to stay for a while and just talk. Old school Italian

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DawnF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I was pleasantly surprised to see so many new vegan options. Also plenty of fish and meat dishes for the non-vegetarians. The food was prepared expertly.

We ate outside but not an ideal table since close to the door. Waited a while to be seated though we had reservations (communication error?). We had a few service snafus with missing silverware and bread that took forever but otherwise very attentive. We mistakenly left the credit card behind and they called to alert us within 10 minutes.

Would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as usual! Can’t be beat!

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TomD
Tallahassee
12 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian prepared seafood and land lovers food. Great spot for romantic dinner. Noise level very high

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ShannonM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and Phenomenal food was just what we were looking for to celebrate a friends birthday on the hill. We will definitely be back!

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Finovski
New England
27 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Terrific atmosphere, great service, very good food! A wonderful Federal Hill experience.

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vipRichard
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

We had the Calamari as a starter and then Pollo Masala and Pollo Cassarino for entrees.
The Calamari were ways too much breaded and quite greasy.
The presentation of the Pollo Cassarino was revolting. The whole plate was drenched with tomato sauce to the point that it almost dripped off the plate. I would have preferred quality over quantity. The plate was very full but again the chicken was wsys over breaded and the whole dish looked as if someone had thrown all ingredients on the plate with the intent to just overload it with an unidentifiable mesh of tomato sauce, penne, breaded chicken, cheese and breaded eggplant.
Judged by how busy the place was it seems some people like this style of dining.
I will definitely not come again.
No need to add more photos as there is already plenty of evidence. Just wonder why I did not notice the warning signs earlier.
I was joking to my daughter that it was probably a good case for Gordon Ramseys kitchen nightmares.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicolas, our server, was fantastic. Food was amazing, potions were huge. Apps were incredible. Big cookie was the perfect way to cap it off.

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JenD
New England
23 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Took a friend there for her birthday and the service as well as the food were outstanding. The portions were large so we both had leftovers for 1-2 meals! Staff is very friendly.

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vipRobinI
New England
14 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The good is always very good. Been going there for many years. The bad part is parking. Atwells Ave is blocked off and so are some side street up there. They do have Valet but it is not very easy to get to

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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MarleeW
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious! We brought friends from out of state and they loved it also!

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beeg
New England
17 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect. A federal hill treasure. Beeg

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vipLocalGem
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food is not as good as it used to be.

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MaryellenC
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always happy to come here, food and service are always excellent and consistent!

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Rstp440
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our second visit to Cassarino's. The quality and value are outstanding.

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CaroleZ
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always! Can’t wait to dine here again!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The Bolognese was okay. Wasn’t anything special and wouldn’t recommend. Pasta tasted over cooked. Frog leg appetizer wasn’t as good as it used to be. Without the sauce it was very bland.

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vipSweener24
New England
52 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Service was decent. Valet was complimentary. Chicken rabe was good bracciole and pasta with marinara was inedible. Skillet cookie was bot cooked. Waitress was good. Atmosphere was nice and it was a beautiful evening.

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Marissa
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great! We will definitely be back for another date night.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In Massachusetts from NYC visiting family and Cassarino’s has been my brother’s favorite restaurant for years, happy to finally join him there. I’m a General Manager of a restaurant in NYC and I was thrilled to see how on top of things Cassarino’s is Covid wise. Food was delicious service was attentive and unobtrusive…. I will certainly return and recommend Cassarino’s to anyone in that area.

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TomH
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from the valet to the the meal and our waiter. Thoroughly enjoyed everything about the visit. Food was excellent.

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vipSavvyFairre
New England
73 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food in a nice atmosphere. HUGE shrimp in the shrimp cocktail. Delicious chicken escarole soup. I had the "summer risotto" which was perfectly done. My friend had some Italian dish, it looked good. Best thing was the plate of "mini desserts" - a mini cannoli, tiramisu and creme bruleAlso excellent espresso.

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Clong807
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Providence Federal Hill gem! From the first interaction with the valet, to the hostess, waitress and assistant; all were welcoming and friendly! The oil and fresh warm bread set the tone for a truly scrumptious yet entirely too large meal to follow--luckily tomorrow is leftover night! With the amount of food, the price is Very affordable too--what a great way to close our dinner excursions in this lovely town!!

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PaulL
New England
20 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Cassarino's is a ritual on Federal Hill. The service is only surpassed by the quality of the food!!!! And at a reasonable price. Try the meatball appetizer!
My only observation is that the place is looking a tad stale with very old carpet and old silverware!!!

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vipKimberlyA
New England
12 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service from Meg!!

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johns
New England
15 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night with with an hour ride. Absolutely the best restaurant on Federal Hill. Andy our server was great and Mike the manager has been the best for years. A trip to Providence has to include a great Italian meal at Cassarino’s and experience Federal Hill

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints!

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Nicole
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was in the mood for good ol' fashioned spaghetti and meatballs. Was very good. Large portions. Shrimp cocktail for app was cold, crisp and delicious. My date (my 11 year old son) had his stand by Fettuchine Carbonara - also very nicely prepped. Sat outside, under nice new white umbrella's. Nice.

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vipJoselynP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants on Federal Hill. Been going for years and the staff and food is always great!

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terrih
New England
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed lunch food was great as was the service

FAQs

Cassarino's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 751-3333.

Cassarino's is rated 4.6 stars by 1397 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.