Costantino's Venda Bar & Ristorante

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$30 and under
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Italian
An authentic Italian dining experience, an award-winning wine list, and excellent service - that is what Costantino's Venda Bar & Ristorante is well known for in Providence, Rhode Island, and beyond. This Italian wine bar and restaurant is located on DePasquale Plaza in the heart of historic Federal Hill - the Little Italy section of the capital city.
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MariaB
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was great, and sitting out near the fountain was beautiful at sunset! highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Waited 40 minutes past our reservation. The table they tried to sit us at was a high top that was very uncomfortable so we nicely asked to have a dining height table instead only to be told very rudely yeah but your gonna have to wait a lot longer. A lot longer? That makes 0 sense but ok. We say sure not a problem it would just be more comfortable for us. 20 minutes later they go to seat us and the table is directly below the speaker of the live music! Ok am I just having bad luck now or are they purposely sitting at terrible tables? We ask to sit at the table next to it that was open. The waitress was great and so was the food. My only problem was the hostess staff who clearly doesn’t care about their job.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Daughters Birthday

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

It was a birthday for my wife. We have gone there many times. The service is not up to par anymore. All young kids not trained in the finer service you would expect from Here starting with hostess to busboy to server all 1 star food was good but it should all be good there.

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JosephD
New England
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
15 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Service was slow to start off with, but then they rebounded nicely. The food was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service by our waiter Kyle & the bus staff was very attentive, accommodating & friendly ... we even forget our credit card after payment, & Kyle rushed to the adjoining ravioli shop (where we were) to return it ...

The very healthy & delicious spinach salad, though an appetizer, could easily have been a lunch-time meal in itself. The veal was high quality.

Dining in the outdoor plaza (square) with its free-flowing fountain felt like I was dining in Europe. The ambiance was great.

I would return without hesitation.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Well, the person who seated us was not wearing her mask: it was on her chin. It took a very long time to get our drinks: I think that the waiter forgot our order. The food was good but over all I would probably not return until Covid 19 is a thing of the past.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food3service1ambience5

Thank you!

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AnaSrb
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Pretty bad. My friend was visiting out of town and I wanted to take her to a nice place. What a bad choice on my part. To start off the hostess (the tall one with curly hair) is rude and yells all the time, and puts her mask down every time she speaks... You might as well take it off at that point. Next our table didn’t have a table cloth, ok I thought it’s busy they’ll put it on after we sit down, nope, the bus boy basically threw down the bread plates and water. Bread was super stale, we were only given one rollup with utensils and then when we asked for two more (there was 3 of us) we got one normal one and my friend received a crumpled napkin with one fork sticking out of it. As someone who works in the industry I was embarrassed for them. The lobster ravioli was delicious and that’s the only thing that saved the night a little bit. I don’t take things seriously so we laughed most of the night at how bad the service was. Our server wasn’t all bad, you could tell he was stressed and it seemed like he had to walk a mile to get to our table. And anytime he would come he seemed to just wanna get going asap. This place needs structure, proper training, and a supervisor or two to keep the staff in line, good luck

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

it was a nice evening

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Barbara
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food; did a great job seating as many people as allowed outside, while keeping everyone safe.

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DeeT
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I was really looking forward to my meal here. The restaurant has great reviews, so I was surprised that I found my meal only alright, in need of salt and not that impressive. For the price one would hope to get a really nice meal. The service was good, and the atmosphere was great, but on food alone, I'm not sure I'd recommend it.

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vipZompa
New England
37 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The food, server and atmosphere were very good. The hostess is very short with guest and not welcoming in the least. However she is young & hopefully a manager/owner can help her do better as I know I am not the only person who has said the same.

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Sandra
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, service was fantastic, and the outdoor dining ambiance was incredible. The water fountain in the middle of the dining courtyard along with the aromas of Italy really make you feel like you are somewhere else. It was such a great experience, our kids loved it, too.

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EllenR
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We love this place! Rigatoni alla vodka is always so good. I am glad that they are able to open and have so many tables during this time. Great service

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vipLisaW
Mobile
10 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spot on!! I do recommend making a Reservation ...if not you will wait!!! ♡♡♡♡

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Callie was an awesome server. Her customer service was excellent!

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AlexF
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience5

We sat outside in the plaza which was great. Ambience deserves 10/10 but the service was sub par. Ernie forgot our order multiple times and was very inattentive. I can understand if it were slammed but the restaurant was steady. Very unfortunate.

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Luvtoeat
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a really beautiful outdoor space. The food and drinks were great.

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MaralK
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food took a long time to come, we ordered calamari, pasta with meatballs and pistachio gelato. A good half hour. They were out of meatballs! Waiter gave us an extra dessert for waiting so long.

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Butch
New England
18 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and ambiance & Sinatra!

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KarenR
New England
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fabulous.. thank you Alex
Outdoor ambiance wonderful.. great music and food and drinks

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing as usual not one complaint.

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vipSMS0959
New England
80 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Ernie did a great job! It had rained most of the day but the evening was just perfect. Cocktails were yummy and food was fabulous! Chicken Parm, Cod Puntinesca and Lobster Ravioli - all were outstanding! Expresso/Coffee and dessert was also enjoyable.

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RebeccaB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best night! beautiful live music, great food, great service!

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MelanieC
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As for the noise level we were outside but it was a quiet day on the hill so everything including service and food was excellent. I go there for their take on RI calamari!

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AngieV
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The ambience was great. DePasquale square is always a wonderful place to see.

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MarcianneA
New England
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection, as always. We never have had a bad meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

There was a lack of rules being upheld, service was slow, and the food and service were lacking.

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BigC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and the live music was to die for. Would recommend to anyone looking for nice romantic night out!!!!

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EmilyR
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was extremely busy. The waiter was trying hard, but seemed too busy to remember us. He forgot completely the wine I ordered and I felt bad so I didn't say anything. I had to nearly flag down somebody every time I wanted pepper. The food was eh. My ceaser salad was a plate of romaine and 2 stale croutons. The sangria I did have was way too sweet. I don't know if I'd return unless they got about 10 waiters to lighten that poor guy's load.

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kathleenm
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I have been coming to Constantino's for years. I can't begin to tell you how terrible it was. We were seated upstairs. The table was filthy.Dishes and glasses stuck to table.I had to tell the waiter to please wash the table. There were flies in the widows.Our waiter was awful as well.The entrees were barely touched. My veal I could not cut because it was too tough.When I did cut a piece all I could taste was garlic.The only meal that was good was my granddaughters pizza, so we all ate it. We ordered tiramisu and lemon gelato for dessert.The waiter brought the dessert but took 20 minutes for the coffee. I did not eat the lemon gelato because it was not lemon gelato. I haven't a clue what it was.We are all Italian so we know what gelato is. The waiter was beyond useful. He was in his own world and fooling around with the other waiters.I can only conclude that the restaurant is under new management and you have a poor chef.Waiters should be adults not kids.

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vipBella32
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good as usual- However
No menus available! Was told to get menu on our phones...
12:30 reservation, they were only serving dinner.
For those reasons we were dissatisfied, food was delicious.

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vipaaaa
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Took an hour to get entrees

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blueyes0924
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The hostess was rude and condescending.

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JamesV
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time I've been there in years. Far surpassed my expectations

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tyaz
New England
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful food at reasonable prices. Great service and outstanding atmosphere SUPERIOR DINGIN EXPERIENCES ALWAYS...and Ive dined there for years

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JaneR
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a perfect venue to be outside , eat good food and bring your best friend or dog..

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CarolD
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service. I would highly recommend

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Costantino's Venda Bar & Ristorante does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Costantino's Venda Bar & Ristorante also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 528-1100.

Costantino's Venda Bar & Ristorante is rated 4.4 stars by 590 OpenTable diners.

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