Costantino's Venda Bar & Ristorante

4.5
723 Reviews
$30 and under
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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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MichaelM
New England
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Well….. We have dined at Constantion’s MANY times and this afternoon was horrible! Standards have dropped dramatically! Table not cleaned before being sat, service was horrible! Food was lackluster at best, Veal overcook, pasta mushy!

Andino’s well be our new Federal Hill spot!

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ElaineM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We enjoyed our night at Costantino's. The food was very good. Sitting at the table next to us were five young women. They drank multiple pitchers of sangria, eating only bread. They were very loud, their behavior and noise level did impact our experience.

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vipWarren47
New England
65 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance, Italian street restaurant complete with fountain, twinkling lights and Italian staff.
Wine list extensive
Food, mostly Southern Italian and very, very good. Calamari reportedly excellent by those who love it. Special orders don’t upset them
Serves late with 9:15 on a Wednesday Night the latest reservation.

Negatives, only one, one holer men’s room for a very large plaza full of diners.
Urban outdoor dining comes with its host of urban problems. I.e. a 15 member posse or street urchins on loud motor bikes, a group of pseudo
adults on Harleys revving their engines so we could appreciate them and multiple cars with extremely high decibel “ music?”. One even had pleasant
neon lighting all over his rolling boom box.

RECOMENDATION: Throughout the summer Atwells Ave. will be blocked to vehicle traffic on FRI. And Sat. Nights. For a wonderful meal, with only the noise of happy diners weekends are the time to go.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Sat for 12 minutes with no service, not even waters outside in 90 degree weather.

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RON88
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun outdoor dining on a summer night. Great food, service and live music!

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DeniseR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great service and food!

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Taffygirl
New England
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

The positive: seated at time of reservation.

The negative: hostess had an attitude as we walked up, asked another to bring us to the table. Our table was in the furthest back corner, next to the dumpsters. This woman apologized to us, but said since we were a 2 top, there were bigger tables that needed the nicer tables. Note - there were numerous empty tables around us that were never filled.

The server that brought water only had enough for a glass and a half, never came back to fill the rest of my glass (which was filthy, large food particles sunk to the bottom).

Our main server was indifferent and largely absent. He did not ask us for more drinks after our initial order.

Busser cleared the bread and oil from out from under me as I was actively eating it. We were too shocked to stop him.

Food was passable, certainly not worth the price charged.

Largely absent waiter did not offer dessert or drinks (I indicated on my reservation we were celebrating a birthday), dropped the check at the table, then spent 10 minutes lolling on the side door to the deli as we desperately tried to flag him down to pay for the meal and leave.

What a disappointment.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ernie was our server on the outside square. He was fantastic. Food was excellent. Charming atmosphere.

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vipvhurteau
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a beautiful night and great to sit near the fountain outside.

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vipRinka
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and location! Server confirmed ingredient with the kitchen because of allergies, extra bread for starving travelers, all around 10/10 experience!!

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jani
New England
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

The quality of the food is not up to par for a true Italian or even Italian American restaurant.

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John
New England
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Costantinos on Federal Hill is an Italian restaurant we return to again and again. This time it was a bit too chilly to sit outdoors on the piazza, so we got a table in the upstairs dining room. Food and service excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Usually we have a great time at Venda but last night we were seated at 10:50pm and was asked by the hostess if we were eating which I replied yes. We waited about 20 minutes for a waiter to even come over ( after I flagged someone down ) we ordered at 11:05p ish and then not even two minutes later the waiter returns to tell us the kitchen has closed. Very disappointing. If kitchen closes at a certain time they should make sure to specify that in the time slot.

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ChristineA
New England
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant evening. Reservation was booked one week in advance. I would like to know how to get closer to the band next time. Our table was at the far right of the plaza.

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vipTina
New England
61 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love eating at Constantinos. The food is delicious, the service is great and we always enjoy the people watching!

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DavidP
New England
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Food was incorrect

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most fine for dining and music on Federal Hill. The service is great and so is the food. Always live music season permitting.

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LD10
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere!!!!!!!

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PRod1
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent!. They must have replaced a ton of waitstaff, it was obvious by the customer service from before the pandemic VS after. Food is always amazing as usual.

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vipNikaB
New England
21 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I’ve been to Constantino’s a number of times. The calamari is delicious and so are their pizzas! Their wine is also to die for! I’ve been to Constantino’s for date night, with my family, solo, and for a meetup with friends, it fits any occasion. Service yesterday was a bit slow because they were super busy, but overall we had a yummy time!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Venda!

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Lulusmom
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic and delicious Italian food. Staff was very friendly. Noisy along the main road but outdoor seating was plentiful; umbrellas were prevalent.

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AWCGMC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our daughters bday we also went the week before for Mother’s Day. It is always delicious.

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markl
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

First time there ! Everything was better than good, from the food and service to the ambiance. I would/will recommend.

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Jeff
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Disappointed. Food was cold upon coming to table. Angel hair pasta was stuck together. Waiter had no personality at all, as to service. Veal piccata as to lemon and capers was cold as well. Just not good all around.

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vipStevenJ
New England
12 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was so nice to emerge from Covid hibernation and enjoy al fresco dining on a beautiful evening. The drinks were wonderful, the service was superb and the food was great. It was nice to have live music but it was too loud to be able to enjoy conversation at the table.

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KerryE
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food,friendly service and beautiful atmosphere 💗💗💗

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ElizaT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The place was packed and table of loud drunk women were behind us. Took a long time to get a drink. The food was "meh". Don't think I'll eat the leftovers. By the time our wine came we had finished eating. There are far better Italian restaurants on Federal Hill.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Family early dinner, was nice but still a little chilly. Otherwise a great experience

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SundayGravy
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Mother’s Day

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RobP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The bus boy said he was going to bring bread to the table, he never did. He spilled water on my wife and didn't even apologize.
It was cool out and the heaters were on but they moved all the heaters away from the customers because it was close to closing.

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NickyM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dined at Costantino's for Mother's Day lunch; the staff was totally prepared for the inevitable crowd and did a great job. Food was delicious and came out at a good clip; our server was attentive and friendly. The noise from the street is unavoidable, unfortunately (unless the city decided to, say, ban motorcycles from passing through during dining hours but that's hard to imagine) - but if you go in knowing that's a factor, it's easy enough to let it go. It was a good experience overall!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Service was terrible. We felt rushed even-though there were not busy at all. Upstairs restrooms we gross.
Food was good though…..

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Graduation

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Cheryl
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Costantino’s is always our go-to place. The service is great; Katie was our server and didn’t disappoint. She had a great sense of humor and recommended the best wine. She didn’t rush us at all and we were able to relax outside and enjoy the great weather.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner at Costantino’s celebrating our daughter’s college graduation. Fantastic food and service! Thanks so much!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Quality food, service was outstanding.

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JimP
New England
22 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service outside in the Square! Eggplant appetizer was exceptional!

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vipDanielH
New York Area
156 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A nice choice on a Spring evening. We chose to dine indoors and the start of th evening was a little off, but they quickly recovered. We all have to be patient with service as the restaurant industry get's back on its feet. Entrees were perfect , wine list acceptable. Give them a try!

FAQs

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 4.5 stars by 723 OpenTable diners.

Costantino's Venda Bar & Ristorante does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.costantinosristorante.com/gift-cards.

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.