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.
Providence, RI 02903
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Weather permitting, live entertainment is offered every night during summer months.
Complimentary valet parking is offered during business hours. Street parking is also available.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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