Rosalina

4.6
852 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Italian inspired kitchen
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SW
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always so good! We always try to go for Restaurant Week. The Sangria and Tiramisu are AMAZING!

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r
New England
47 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We were surprised when we arrived that it was restaurant week. The appetizers & entrees were very good and were full portions.Could have skipped dessert. I am not a fan of restaurant week, but was very pleased with the food. The service was attentive & friendly.

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DW
New England
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Perfect Birthday dinner place

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JR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good. I live in Boston but have friends and family in RI. I enjoy it as much as any great Boston restaurant.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

nice, lively place with good food; we really enjoyed our evening!

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New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Romantic and cozy. Late night dinner. The Grerk salad was so yummy with olives, capers and fresh feta, veggies. The highlight was the Branzino. Not one bit was left on the plate!

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l
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food! I got the pasta bolognese and it was really rich and filling. Boyfriend got the half chicken and it was delicious--mashed potatoes were the star of the show. we each got a cocktail and enjoyed it. It was really cold inside the restaurant whenever the front door opened, even though we were seated in the back. Also we were seated next to the service station/bathrooms, so it was pretty loud at times and staff were congregating nearby. Still great meal and great service--would definitely recommend!

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k
New England
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The Sunday dinner meal was a disappointment in that it was mostly beef, no meatballs or sausage as described.
The grilled swordfish was fantastic , as was the mashed potatoes and eggplant.
Service was ok

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New England
62 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Bolognese was fantastic, great oysters and the veal chop special was awesome - good portion sizes and everything well prepared. Wedge salad was so-so - needed a little more bite for me. We had gelato and truffles for dessert which were thick and creamy. Wait staff attentive and enthusiastic. Only complaint is that it was cold at the front of the restaurant. Cold evening and the wind would whip through the front every time the door opened. Brrrr!

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WN
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Had a very good meal. The host was great and our server was very friendly and knowledgeable. Food was quite good. We shared the wonderful roasted brussel sprout salad with apples, red onion and pancetta. I had a delicious pasta dish with spicy local made sausage, broccoli rabe and roasted peppers. On the downside, my colleagues Branzino fish was to have been deboned before serving but it was filled with bones. She made a large pile on the side of her plate. And it was too warm in the restaurant and clearly the kitchen ventilation system was not working well.

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F
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Nice evening with our kids..... said it was family friendly but would recommend more for a date night...

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P
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent! Highly recommended!

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G
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Repeat visit for me- 3rd set of friends who love this place now that I introduced them. Worth a trip to Providence4 pm opening makes it a perfect place to eat after a PPAC OR DUNK afternoon event

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FM
New England
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Been to Rosalina many times over the past five years. I was very disappointed in the service and the food this time. I’ve always had a good meal and good experience, but this time just wasn’t that good (especially for $150 bill for two.

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BC
New England
40 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always. Our server was spectacular.

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MV
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great seat in the window, Tyler was an excellent server and our meals - four different meals and we each tried the other's - were terrific. Pricing was very reasonable for what we had.

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EF
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Birthday dinner

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Staff was very good, the restaurant felt welcoming. The menu covered all based pasta, chicken, fish and steak. Nothing stood out as overly creative but the food was prepared well. I would recommend and would go back.

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t
New England
13 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Went here with my daughter. Great place. My only thing was that our table was too close to the next table. However, it was a busy night so I understand. The service is great and the food was excellent. I had the lobster ravioli and it was as good as it gets.

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EM
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Food was excellent however seating was cramped and noise levels were high.

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JJ
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is great my only complaint is the oysters, second time trying them here and they always come out room temperature.. not a fan other than that the food is great!

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 1

Rosalina is one of my favorite restaurants for the food. The tables and comfort level however leave something to be desired. The long banquette on the wall that most couples have to sit at is so cramped that the tables need to be moved just to allow the person to get by every single time. There was only 4 inches of space on either side between us and the other tables. It’s impossible to have any type of conversation without the people around you being involved. One less table on that bench would make a more appropriate amount of space.

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ET
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Always look forward to a trip to Providence and Rosealina's. The food is always great, as is the service. I would suggest that the winter is not the best time, as the front door opens often, leaving diners shivering at their tables. They need to do something to fix that problem

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k
New England
22 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food and beverages. Nicely decorated for Christmas!

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HR
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service, ambience were all outstanding. Most notable was the valet parking. We were attending a performance at PPAC and our valet let us park our car the the entire evening. When we left with our leftovers, he delivered them to our car so we didn't have to worry about how to get them to the car before leaving for the performance. The food was great and the brussels sprout salad was to die for. We ended up returning to Rosalina's after the PPAC performance for drinks and desserts. We decided we wanted to make this an annual outing. Great Job Rosalina's.

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New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, great meal! Helpful staff.Best caprese ever. We will return. Right near Trinity Rep. VIP card acceptance? Jim Beam?

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g
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

My first ever negative food review ...

Food was basic, and served cold. Waiter pushed the ravioli with meatballs, which tasted about as good as something you would get out of a microwave dinner. No flavor. No texture. Three big watery cheese ravioli with a pink sauce and mushy meatballs. And was served cold.

Menu was not that interesting in general. Waiter tried to push the cold calamari salad, and then when we asked if there was a good hot appetizer (it was 20 degrees outside), he pushed the antipasto.

Waiter seemed put off by any questions. He brought out the wrong dish for someone, who questioned it, and then he assured them they were wrong.

Waiter was pushy, impatient and condescending. When he was asked about what a dish was served with, he talked down to the person asking. He said it was served with pasta, and then added, "you know, like noodles?" in a nasty tone.

The ambience was excellent, and I've been happy with lunch here before (about four years ago), but given the abundance of incredible Italian restaurants in the area, why come back?

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B
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I liked this place overall. The service was outstanding, we reserved a table for 9:30 but our show got out late and they were more than happy to accommodate us being late. The menu was a little pricey for what was offered but the wines were great. It was also noted the seem to use red pepper or green Chile in EVERYTHING so things we didn’t anticipate to be spicy like Shrimp Scampi or the butter that came with the bread were actually a bit spicy. Overall I would go back here for a special occasion or to woo someone on a date or something

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CL
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time here and we will definitely return. Lovely small, intimate restaurant with fabulous food, great service and reasonable prices. It is a neighborhood gem and I highly recommend it.

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P
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We had a positive experience overall. My meal was too spicy (Buccatini gamberi - shrimp dish), which was not indicated in the menu; if it had been, I would have ordered something else. Neither I nor my daughter, who ordered the same meal, were able to eat much of our meals!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for date night

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NP
New England
17 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic from start to finish!

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G
New England
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

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SM
New England
20 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. Very popular so it can get a bit noisy and difficult to talk.

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RF
New England
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the way they handled a birthday occasion to food and service, all was outstanding.

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l
New England
53 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Great Italian food. It was decorated very nicely for the holidays. Our waitress spoke very fast, and was almost too attentive. We felt a bit rushed, and like the other reviews, seating was very cramped. We could just about hear the waitress when she told us about desserts...we ordered their waffle dessert, but after a few minutes she came back to the table to tell us they were our of waffles. Firstly, the kitchen, which looked very well staffed, could not make a homemade waffle, and two, shouldn't she have know that before tell us the dessert choices?

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MR
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

My mom and I ate at Rosalina before the PPAC show last Saturday. We have season tickets and Rosalina had no reservations available for our last show so I booked way in advance (in September). We both enjoyed the Satin Doll cocktail. My mom had a chip in her glass and the server promptly replaced her drink. She had a shrimp dish and she was not thrilled she had to de-tale/leg the shrimp, but she said it was delicious. I had the squid ink pasta with crab meat which I had before and it was delicious. We shared an ice cream truffle for desert, which was perfect for our chocoholic selves. We were seated at a small table along the wall and the seating was rather crowded. They ended up removing one table, which made us more comfortable. It was definitely a "cozy" experience. Our "neighbors" were also heading to the PPAC for Anastasia and everyone seemed to have a pleasant attitude so the cramped arrangement was not too much of a problem. The volume was rather loud as well. I have been to Rosalina at other points of the day and it was much quieter, more relaxing. My mom and I agreed that the great food and proximity to the theater make dinner at Rosalina worth it, even if it is louder and more crowded than usual before a PPAC show. Oh! And the Christmas decorations are lovely!

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c
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Service was great. We got the round table we requested. The food was amazing and the wine and cocktails too! A great place to gather with friends to celebrate a special occasion or to have a quiet dinner.

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JS
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Bar staff especially Desiree makes the visit very enjoyable

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LH
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food, drinks, service all outstanding. Only reason I didn’t give 5 stars was that every time the door opened it was so co,d! And we were seated all the way in the back by the kitchen.

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