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About Costantino's Venda Bar & Ristorante

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.

265 Atwells Avenue
Providence, RI 02903
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Pizzeria

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Tuesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Wednesday 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Thursday: 4:00pm - 1:00am, Friday: 4:00pm - 2:00am, Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:00am, Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
DePasquale

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(401) 528-1100

Website:
http://www.costantinosristorante.com/

Entertainment:
Weather permitting, live entertainment is offered every night during summer months.

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking is offered during business hours. Street parking is also available.

Executive Chef:
Anthony Chiero

Private Party Facilities:
Costantino"s Venda Bar & Ristorante offers an intimate private room that accommodates 20 guests and a larger dinning area that accommodates up to 65 guests. Private functions are also welcomed outdoors during summer months.

Private Party Contact:
Alicia Iemma: (401) 339-8801

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Costantino's Venda Bar & Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.1

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

People Watching (5)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
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Fun (4)
Authentic (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Live Music (2)
Romantic (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Business Meals (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Special Occasion (1)
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

A special occasion with a very special man.... we were both very impressed with the food and service. He is from Oklahoma and first time in RI. I picked Venda Costantino's and was very pleased. They even made us an Italian Lemonade that was incredible :)
Nothing like Federal Hill...takes me back to Italy 🇮🇹 and the entertainment was perfect, nice voice... sounded like Frank Sinatra! Sang along and had a great time. Awesome memories!
Thank you, Lori

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Excellent food!!! Quick service and good portions. We definitely would recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Local Ingredients, People Watching, Business Meals, Authentic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Great patio
Decent food
Terrible service.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Food was great as was atmosphere, although the Mike Dutra and the Strictly Sinatra Bamd seemed louder than usual. Service was good, although our food took a while as we were a large group and the kitchen was busy. The biggest issue was that our table of nine was squeezed into a corner along a decorative concrete wall, which made it difficult to get out of our seats and made it hard for the waiter and his assistant to teach us. Otherwise, it was a beautiful Sunday night for a special family gathering. The food at Constantino's is always amazing, from the appetizers to entrees and desserts.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Mike Dutra was incredible as usual. Food and atmosphere were superb.

Tags: Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

When ever we are in RI visiting relatives, Constantinos is on our list. We love to eat outside on the plaza, especially when there is entertainment. They post the schedule in advance, so you can go based on what music you like. The food is always good as is the service. A nice, moderately priced wine list is available. I would tag it as above average Italian.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Our waiter Steve was great he kept us up to date with our meals . He even suggested a entree that was delightful . Just love this restaurant. Will be back in a few weeks.

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·Dined on July 29, 2017

The food is great the service is excellent and good Italian food; that is the place to be!

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 16, 2017

I would've gave the service 5 stars but because I made same day reservations online the hostess did not get it. Their computer is inside and the hostess spends the entire day outside. I think they should come up with a solution for this type of situation. maybe check every so often. Otherwise the service was great. They were able to seat us in 20 min.

Tags: Hot Spot, Live Music, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Casual, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on July 16, 2017

The only slight problem we had was that a pizza we ordered took quite a long time to be served.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Casual, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on July 9, 2017

fine except for the cigar smoking "gentleman" sitting near us. Not enjoyable eating with the smell and taste of cigar smoke. His wife smoked also not good

Tags: Seasonal, Casual, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Over the top as always. We love to dine here in the summer time with live music and great food. Don't forget to visit Steve at the bar for a night cap. He is great at entertaining you.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Perfect night , weather was beautiful for outdoor dining , live music and great food

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Tapas, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Great food, open to outside dining and live music on a Monday night in downtown Providence.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Disappointing

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

My kids & I very much enjoyed our meal at Costantinos. The food & service were wonderful. It was a beautiful night to dine al fresco and to also enjoy the live music by the Strictly Sinatra band!

Tags: Scenic View, Late-night Find, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Wow!!!
Can't wait to go back
We sat outside, received great service, there was a live band with a 6 piece horn section.
The food was absolutely delicious.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Live Music
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 (New England)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Food, atmosphere and service was great. However, when asking for house wine, name it. Otherwise, you wind up with a much more expensive pour! Not cool.

Tags: Fun, People Watching, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Bread was stale. Not their usual. Claimed they ran out of their own. This was at at 5:30 - 6pm and already out. Poor planning.
Music was too loud even at the furtest table we were sitting at. Otherwise great food and entertainment was Excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2017

I actually never write reviews, but we had such a positive experience that I felt I had too. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Constantinos on Saturday. The staff was so accommodating and kind, the food was delicious and the atmosphere was wonderful. It was a beautiful day to sit outside, so we enjoyed listening to music while eating delicious food. The staff was so helpful and accommodating of my two small children (1.5 and 4.5 years old), that it really made the experience wonderful for all. Can't wait until we are back in providence and are able to go again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Romantic, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Fantastic food. A Federal Hill gem. WE visited from Boston to see a show and went to Costantino's for dinner. Better than Boston's North End.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on May 28, 2017

We had the worst table there- near the bathroom upstairs amoung several very large parties. Noise level way to high. Didn't ven feel like staying for dessert. I would only return to the bar area when outdoor music is playing. And, for a good italian restaurant, the wine selection had more California and french wines. Big disappointment.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Thx for taking care of husbands dairy allergy

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 27, 2017

What a disappointing meal! We had made last minute reservations the day before, deciding to go to WaterFire. The calamari appetizer was good with a kick of pepper. The arugula salad sounded interesting, but was a bit vinegary. The main courses were the most disappointing: One member of our party had chicken and when he left half of it on the plate he told the waiter that it had been very tough and inedible. The waiter mumbled that he was sorry, but that was the end of it! My friend and I had veal dishes with very little veal, which was fortunate because the veal had an odd consistency. Two of us were pleased with their meals- a special salad of the evening with fresh tuna and the other meal was the veal parmigiana. Our waiter was attentive- perhaps too attentive, asking us at least a half dozen times if we wanted more wine when we could not have been more clear that we were fine with what we had. With so many other choices on Federal Hill, we won't return. A plus is their free valet parking.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 21, 2017

The food and service was amazing! The waiter was awesome and made this meal a wonderful dining experience!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Fun, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Very enjoyable, food was excellent as was the service. Waiter was very personable and the order was taken correctly and our server expertly described the specials. Three of the six people in the party had pasta dishes - ravioli and rigatoni alla vodka. All tasted homemade and the sauces perfect. Others had different chicken dishes, which were all delicious and were very large servings. Most left with doggie bags. Slight negative might be that restaurant needs more wait staff. Needed to repeat request for water several times but wait staff was constantly on the move, up and down steps with many tables to service.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 21, 2017

This is our "go-to" place when we are in Providence. Food is authentic Italian. We love sitting outside people watching. Everything we have tried on the menu has been good. Love the Nutella pizza.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Special Occasion, Casual, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Above and beyond expectations. Food and service were excellent! A must in Providence

Tags: Good for Groups, Live Music, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The food and service were both excellent, you really can't beat homemade pasta. However, a couple of hiccups...first they were missing two wines I was hoping to order on the "wines by the glass" menu, one of the ladies restrooms was out of order and finally I had a view into the kitchen thanks to an open door. There are better options in Providence so I doubt we'll be back.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Very lovely everything was delicious. Dining with difficult people our waiter handled us like a champ! :) thank you Gabriel

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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

One of the best places for amazing Italian cuisine in Federal Hill! Always a pleasure going there.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Would have enjoyed a white zinfandell, but you did not carry it. The food was delicious, but not any choices for fish (only one). The waiter was excellent. Will come back. This was our third time coming here

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Overall a good experience. They lost our reservation somewhere in the mix, but were able to accommodate us in the bar area.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Ordered two of the specials for dinner which were wonderful and creative. Was able to order 1/2 plate of ravioli. Glad we ate here.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Our server Adam was Fantastic- funny, knowledge and very accommodating, the burratta was phenomenal, our entrees were delish - highly recommend the rabe sausage pasta, and GET dessert, the fried dough was to die for!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on May 1, 2017

Limited entree menu. Small portions of the pasta entres

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Awesome as always!!! Enjoyed outdoor dining during a beautiful April night and was serenaded with live music! Perfect night!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Constantino's has some of the best food on Federal Hill! The live band and dancing makes for excellent ambiance. The perfect place for a night out!

Tags: Good for Groups, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Enjoy thoroughly was expect more will meal like a salad but overall awesome.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on April 29, 2017

The food and drinks are always delicious! We sat outside by the fountain, and there was live music. Definitely worth the trip!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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