Costantino's Venda Bar & Ristorante

4.3
887 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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BorisB
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor dining was done well. The numerous flamy heaters helped with the slight chill on a clear night. Really fabulous waiter (Ian) made the experience 110% The food came fast and was perfection. Can’t wIt to go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
16 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

We were seated on the second floor of of the back part of the restaurant - sadly our server was less than attentive (not sure if he was new and just nervous or what the issue was). Luckily this was not the first time dining here otherwise it may have out a totally different spin on things.. the food was delicious but the rest of our experience was not the Best or even close to mediocre.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Food was delicious and hot despite sitting outside! Our only complaint is the service - while the servers were great, they were clearly overwhelmed, and we went over 40 minutes between our appetizer and entree arriving without our server even checking in. The same with the check - we had to flag someone down after 15 minutes. Not a place to go if you are in a hurry!

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JosephD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful. The music and singer made the experience charming.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Love Constantino’s! It’s our go to spot on the hill!

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KarenH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Service was good, food came out cold ( cheese ravioli) waitress stuck her finger in it to make sure, she took my plate and kitchen microwave it, same cut ravioli was still on my plate. We went there to watch a band performance. First time having dinner there may be back

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EileenK
New England
33 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service
Superior meal
Very attentive and courteous waitstaff
Perfect day on the plaza

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vipFranco
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

As a lover of Italian food, I frequent Venda once in a while because of its ambiance.

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vipAxelE
New England
35 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

The experience was spoiled by three music bands from two different restaurants playing at the same time. I could see that a competing restaurant hired a band, but why Constantino's Venda would have a musician playing and blast recorded music from the first floor of their own restaurant is beyond me.

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veek
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We were seated promptly and told our server would be right over. We waited 15 minutes and no server showed up. I went and found the hostess and told her no one had come yet and she apologized and said she’d send the server right over. Another 15 minutes and still no server so we left.

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vipBeamer2021
New England
41 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Have been to Constantino’s several times. The overall experience has diminished. Our server was great as we were short on time.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating very nice.. food was excellent and generous portions. Quick service. Music was a little loud but festive

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HunnieK
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early for our reservation and were seated immediately. Good and ambiance were absolutely fabulous. I can’t wait to go back. Most fun I have had in a while!

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ChristineS
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is far one of the best restaurants on Federal Hill.

JM
vipJonM
New England
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

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vippatty
New England
57 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Being tourists at the restaurant, and it being parents' weekend at Brown, as well as the famous Waterfire, it was extremely busy! Regardless, the waitstaff did a great job! Originally planned on eating outside, but so busy and loud, we opted for inside, which was very nice.

Food of ravioli's great, as well as my husband's veal parm good. Definitely recommend a trip to Federal Hill for this restaurant.

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VictoriaC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The outdoor venue with the live music was great! It was a fun, lively environment! The appetizer seemed very expensive for what we got and the Caesar salad was small and tasteless, definitely not worth the $10.95 price. The chicken piccata was excellent, I’d definitely order it again. Valet parking super convenient. Service was excellent. I will definitely be back!

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JimP
New England
23 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Service was mediocre. We waited several minutes after three different requests for utensils so we could eat our salads. We then waited nearly an hour for our entrees. Once we got the entrees we had to ask twice for my wife to have a spoon for her spaghetti. Perhaps our experience was a reflection of staffing issues. We do understand that. It was just not the kind of service we are accustomed to at this establishment.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was The Feast! So it was super crowded and busy. Our server was excellent. The food was delicious 😋

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great location but food came out lukewarm, waiter was nice but could have been more attentive.

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TeresaA
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My server was awesome the food was excellent
I enjoyed the music they had too

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t wait to bring my daughter and her friends there during RISD parents weekend. Love the food, the vibe, the whole amazing operation. You guys rock!! We will be back again for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly enjoyed this lively place with delicious food and friendly service while visiting Providence. Highly recommend!

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AmandaB
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wait staff was very friendly and attentive. Staff was considerate of customers using outdoor seating and brought heating without asking. Would recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful night for outdoor dining. Our waiter Vinny was

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food here is amazing and I love that there is complimentary valet. Each time I have been, the service leaves something to be desired. I feel like I have to track down my waiter and ask multiple times for things (I believe it’s because it’s so busy and they are also so nice so I almost feel bad for leaving this review.)

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vipJessicaF
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful outdoor dining experience, food is amazing & service is good as well. Sebastian is the best

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vipItalophile
New England
21 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

51st wedding Anniversary for our friends. They loved the singers/musicians and the ambiance. The food came out of the kitchen very slowly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

There was a large mob of people (20-30) standing around the host stand waiting to check in with their reservations. Once we shoved our way to the front we were seated in a far away corner away from the water fountain even though we requested both in the reservation and in person to sit by the fountain. Immediately after seating us as far away from the fountain as possible they seated three similarly sized parties by the water fountain. We had to wait 15-20 minutes to get plates or be spoken to by a waiter.

An hour long dinner turned into several hours due to poor management and customer service. It was our worst anniversary to date.

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NicoleJ
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and service was stellar, can't wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food and we had a greet time. We ate at the bar and the service was wonderful! The only problem is that we had a reservation for a table but were seated in a back room with a view of an open closet. After a few minutes we got up and left and headed to the bar, so glad we did !

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PeggyO
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as always and the new waitress Christine was great!!!! Such a great time!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The food was just ok, the waiter was surly, unfriendly and unhelpful

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Luke
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a great meal and service, the only thing I would say is please up grade/date the inside seats, I fully understand that COVID has limited some income but when you almost fall through or the padding is missing it’s time.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding venue. Great service and food

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SharonP
New England
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my mom for her favorite eggplant dish and it was excellent as always! Try the limoncello flute, you will not be disappointed.

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joeVig
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect spot for dining Al Fresco!
Cocktails, calamari, wine and pasta exceptional. Casual friendly atmosphere was much appreciated, we socialized with tables around us, so much fun. A great date night for this old married couple!

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PeterT
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

With the return to Providence for a nice weekend, I looked forward to visiting Constantino's once again. The good : Food was great as expected.

The bad: With the increase in outdoor dining the number of tables has risen.
My table half a block away was a small folding table. when seated it had two salt shakers no pepper no silverware or napkins and no QR code placard to access the menu.

The waiter was nice but so frantic throughout. We never got the calamari we ordered. Drinks arrived after the main entrees.

It was a mad house and that took from the experience.

The hostess was overwhelmed which took away from the experience from the start.

I still consider it to be one of the best places in Providence. I will try again next time I am in town.

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FrancesK
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was great and service outstanding

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Joan
Orlando
34 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic! Dining at this restaurant is like going to Italy. Sit outside, people watch and enjoy the fountain while you dine on Italian specialties like caprese with prosciutto or arancini. Delicious Marsala and piccata. Authentic Neapolitan pizza. You can’t get better on Federal Hill. A must when visiting Providence, RI!

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 4.3 stars by 887 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.