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About Rosalina

Italian inspired kitchen

50 Aborn St
Providence, RI 02903
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(401) 270-7330

Website:
http://www.rosalina-ri.com/

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Rosalina Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (30)
Good for a Date (29)
Fit for Foodies (25)
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Authentic (23)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Cozy (21)
Special Occasion (21)
Bar Seating (19)
Casual (19)
Local Ingredients (18)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Romantic (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Business Meals (15)
Comfort Food (13)
Fun (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Hot Spot (9)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Healthy (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Spicy (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
People Watching (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Organic (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Had a great time - Will is an awesome waiter, so knowledgeable about food and the menu. Delicious food and great service. Thank you!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

We have been to Rosalina's before. Since it is within walking distance of PPAC and Trinity Rep, it is a great location. The food and service are great. We do not feel we have to rush through dinner to be at the theater on time. We had steak and butternut squash ravioli along with tiramisu. I love the refill on wine comes in little bottles. Great night.

Tags: Authentic, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Good but would like more menu choices containing protein.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Great place. Lovely service, delicious food! Conveniently located right near the Dunkin Donuts Center.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Really enjoyed the eggplant appetizer! Nice ambiance and good food and drinks~

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 29, 2017

The food was innovative and delicious. Our waiter was superb, recommending dishes and being attentive to anything we needed.

We will be back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Where do I begin? From the moment I waked in, the hostess was so sweet & kind. I had requested a larger table for 2, which she accommodated, & we were right in front of the open kitchen. Our waiter was attentive & was quick to ask —as I was still waiting for my date — if I’d like an appetizer to start & I obliged Either he eggplant parmigiana, delicious! Main course was the Polenta Lasagna & homemade butternut squash pasta...incredible!
The ambiance is perfect & the staff is friendly & attentive. Never felt rushed & there was no hovering over the table. I recommend Rosalina for anyone who’s a fan of true to form Italian food. Be sure to plan ahead, as they will fill up quick, so a reservation is a Leah a good idea.
To all at Rosalina that made our dinner so wonderful, my Hays old to you...THANK YOU!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

It was fun.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was delicious and very authentic Italian. Service was excellent. Perfect dinner before a basketball game. Valet parking made is very convenient as we were able to walk to the game. Decor was interesting as the pictures were all of owners family which made for interesting conversation!

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Pre Thanksgiving dinner

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Food was tasty.
My major concern is with the noise and the proximity between tables.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre
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food4
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 (New England)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Everything was great! Food, service, and ambiance! Would highly recommend.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Rosalina unfortunately feels like a restaurant that has lost it's focus. The dishes are less vibrant, feels like someone else is preparing the original recipes and with less authenticity: the eggplant app is now just ordinary eggplant parm not the saucy delishiousness of years past; the brussel sprouts salad just overcooked and greasy. More tables have been added in awkward spots so there is really the feel of "packing them in to maximize profit", and the staff doesn't read the reservation requests so when I got there ended up eating at the bar so as not to be right under the food retrieval area. The bar tender was nice and made nice drinks.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

It was our second time visiting Rosalina's, food was fantastic! Love the ambiance of the restaurant, great service at the bar while we waited for our table and love the valet service. Can't wait to go back again!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

While the food was very good, the portion size of the swordfish was on the small size and not worth the money. Also, cold air constantly enters thru front door. Too many other good restaurant choices before we return to Rosalina’s

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our third time at Rosalina's. The food is always outstanding and service has always been good. Our only complaint would be the noise level when the restaurant is full can be quite loud. also, the tables closest to the entry can be chilly on cold nights.

Tags: Vegan, Casual, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Excellent food and exemplary service! Keep up the good work.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Wonderful service and food - right around the corner from PPAC and Trinity Rep

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

FABULOUS restaurant. The food is incredible. Within walking distance to the PPAC. Been to the restaurant a couple of times. The menu is not too large but there is a good selection. The pasta is to die for!! Highly recommend the restaurant. Make reservations because there is always a wait.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Cozy, Romantic, Authentic, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The food was excellent, as was the timing of the meal throughout. Our server was excellent. I always enjoy a visit to Rosalina.
The only thing I would say is that with winter coming, next time when making my reservation I would ask for a seat as far from the door as possible because the draft is noticeable. The server mentioned that they had ordered one of those alcove /wind shields to help with the entryway draft and when that is installed, it will definitely improve the experience on winter nights!
Overall a great dinner. Love that they use local ricotta cheese!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Fun, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 6, 2017

As out-of-townies, we made our selection of Rosalina's based on a quick survey of reviews from restaurants close to our hotel and window menu viewing, only to be so thoroughly entranced with the food, service and ambiance that we returned two nights later with two additional dining companions. The dishes are so perfectly styled for sharing that we all had an outstanding "tasting dinner".

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food, friendly and attentive service.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food, outstanding service !!!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great food an atmosphere. Staff was wonderful as always. A little hidden gem in providence

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Best Bolognese in a long time. Service excellent. Ambience great. Definitely a return visit. Valet parking, easy access to the Trinity Rep

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food came out in 5 minutes from ordering but was cold.

Tags: People Watching
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Rosalina’s is one of our favorite restaurants!! The food is delicious and service is terrific!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Room was too dark to even read the menu, hard to see the food. Tables crowded together, barely enough room to squeeze to my seat. Extremely noisy, difficult to converse with dinner partners. Waiter neglected to bring cup of tea to one person.

Food was excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Excellent, in house made pasta. Creative and beautifully presented.
Appreciate valet parking.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Everyone raves about the eggplant. Our friend can't order anything else! Service is very attentive, and leftovers were kept refrigerated for us while we went to Trinity Rep!
There are really nice sides, notably the brussels sprouts. My vegetarian husband loved the cauliflower steak over pasta. I'm not a wine expert, but my reds have always been tasty here.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We arrived, with recent online reservation, and had to wait quite a bit before being seated.
We sat down at a fairly chipped up table with no tablecloth or placemats. Why restaurants expect diners to be okay with their utensils directly on the table is beyond me. I find it a bit disgusting. Go to a regular diner. They know it is and thus they give you a paper placemat.

Once we were waited on, we sat with the menu and wine list for a bit and finally ordered both at the same time to move things along a bit. The waiter was pleasant and friendly, but he sprayed a good bit of saliva all over my arm and the table when he spoke to us (the restaurant was VERY loud).

I'd say that the menu was fine. Not too few choices, not too many.

The food was good. We shared the eggplant lasagna for an appetizer. I had the pork chop (Sicilian style) and my wife had the scallops. They were both good. Our water was refilled but could have been attended more carefully. I don't recall whether or not we were asked if we wanted more wine.

Once we were finished eating we had to keep vigil trying to spot our waited who, even when he reappeared, was very difficult to flag down. We paid and left. Basically a "B" experience in a city full of "A" options.

Tags: Business Meals
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food3
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Fantastic meal salad to desert. Pasta was unreal. Will our server made the night great! Can’t wait to come back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Loved the restaurant. The whole staff is amazing. Chef Janice is awesome!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

As usual, easy valet parking, excellent food and fantastic ambiance. We love sitting at the bar. The food is excellent!

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Really enjoyed drinks and appetizers at the bar followed by dinner in the restaurant. Rosalina’s is small so make a reservation. They have free valet parking if needed. The egg plant Parmesan appetizer is excellent. We also enjoyed our entrées and the extra side vegetables that we ordered. Good food for a reasonable price. Recommended.

Tags: Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Get the eggplant appetizer- you will not be disappointed

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food was excellent & the service was very good. However, it was THE noisiest place I have ever eaten (worse than Chuckie Chhese)! About half the restaurant is used as an unutilized bar. No one was in the bar at all ! While the tables in the dining area were 5 inches apart. I was sitting on the balconette side practically hip to hip with a woman I had never seen before & was not dining with !!!
I would recommend Rosalina only when the weather is conducive to outdoor dining or as an expensive take out meal.
The owners should do away with the bar & spread the tables out.
The open, high ceilings look hip, but ruin the acoustics & then they pack you in like a sardine.....

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Visiting Providence for a business conference. Scoped out Rosalina online before arriving.
Short walking distance from major hotels. In the theater district.
Intimate, family owned Italian Restaurant. Our waiter Will, was great.
We had two homemade pasta dishes that were great. Bolagnese was delicious.
Highly recommend this great little restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was fine but not great. The entrees were good, but the vegetable side dishes were not. Broccoli rabe had something on it that tasted like bourbon - inedible! And the Brussels sprouts were charred and dry and not particularly flavorful. Service was good. The restaurant was noisy/lively, yet we didn't have any trouble hearing each other.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This is my 2nd visit & sadly not a pleasant one. The noise level was really over the top. It made for an uncomfortable lack of conversation. We just got tired of yelling instead of talking.
The waitress spilled a tray of drinks on my daughter & while the waitress was very gracious & offered my husband a free drink & gave us dessert, it was just uncomfortable.
There are many great restaurants & bistros down city & we will probably look for some place else for dinner the next time we are there.

Tags: Quick Bite
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