Trattoria Zooma

4.5
710 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Award winning, authentic, Neapolitan recipes served in a sophisticated and modern atmosphere, featuring a chef’s table and al fresco dining. Trattoria Zooma offers seasonal menus, focusing on fresh, local ingredients, as well as an extensive menu of award winning wines that includes many exclusive selections. We offer wine flights daily so you can enjoy an impromptu wine tasting anytime.

Trattoria Zooma is also available for private parties and corporate events, with custom menus, wine lists, and seating arrangements. We offer free WiFi and free valet parking and our weekday 3-course pre-fixe lunch is the best deal in Providence. We are open everyday at 11:30 and close at 11pm on Friday and Saturday and 10pm Sunday through Thursday.
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New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was wonderful!

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DA
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was exceptional from the valet to the wait staff
Everything about the dinner was incredible
Ceasar salad, home made gnocchi & cheesecake for dessert
I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking for an exceptional restaurant which specializes in great Italian dishes especially home made pastas

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Requested a nice table for an anniversary dinner - We were given a lovelyyy table and our service was really exceptional. Very kind, very helpful...made our dinner really special!

Food is always great!! Thanks all.

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TZ
New England
34 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

This was on a cold January night and the first table we were seated at was very cold. We asked to move and were accommodated. The second table, while warmer, was still quite cold. The service was excellent but my meal was very dissapointing...My chicken piccata was not a pounded piece of chicken, instead it was a boneless chicken breast of which the skin was left on and it was cooked but not crispy. The piccata source was a strange mix of ingredients that did not appeal to me.

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AL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was awesome with food out quick! I liked that there was plenty of room in between tables. Amazing wine list too, a bit pricey but good for a special occasion

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AF
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

They have an amazing $35 mid week dinner deal! It is definitely worth checking out for this deal, but I would also pay full price for any of the dishes. When we went, they had run out of the house wine so we got a nicer bottle as part of the deal!! Wonderful Italian food and great reasonably priced wine as well.

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OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met with friends for dinner and loved it! The good was very good, with lots of fun choices. The service was excellent as well, attentive without being smothering. Zooma's is a keeper.

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

the most outstanding pasta ever. Halibut was very good. Desert was good
we had a male server.

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M
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Great ambient and service. We had a very good time. Great!

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s
New England
26 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had not been to Providence in years. Went to Zooma on an Italian food knowledgeable friend's strong recommendation. It did not disappoint. Atmosphere was perfect. Our server Adrianna was exceptionally professional. She knew every detail of every dish. You would have thought she owned the restaurant, cooked the food and then delivered it as though you were dining in her home. Superb dining experience. Highly recommended!

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M
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place and service, but the best is the food!! Really tasty.

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OT
New England
58 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Dinner st Zooms was a great experience starting with the free valet parking. The menu and wine lists were extensive and varied. We shared the spinach salad (very nice and ample for 2) and we both had chicken..piccata and Marsala . Both portions were so large we each got to take home enough for another meal. The Marsala was tasty. My only complaint was that the sauce swamped the potatoes and made them soggy. We sat by the window and although full, we were seated earlier than out reservation and allowed to linger without being hassled to leave. The waitress was available and accommodating without overdoing it. Would definitely go back for a return visit.

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HP
New England
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Disappointed. We’ve been coming her for special occasions for years.. no more United States wines at all offered, our favorite pizza no longer on the. menu and no winter butternut squash ravioli. It was “cold” ambience too.. they should have lit the fireplace or something.. there was plentry it open tables. I am so disappointed I used to love it here. In my opinion it’s just not like it used to be. They did make the pizza and the server was nice and offered other comparable items and wines, but still a poor dining experience

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M
New England
33 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fixed price luncheon menu. The eggplant appetizer is delicious and the bolognese tasty.

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JS
New England
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal and always great service! We have been numerous times and will continue to eat here!

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V
New England
61 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The marinara is spectacular! I could eat it with a spoon like soup.

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AS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Honestly, was not that pleased with Zooma this go around. I ordered the Caprese salad and Mussels from the lunch special menu. The caprese salad was bland and the mussels pasta dish was terrible. My red sauce came out like water, the pasta was bare because the sauce was so watery that it just sat in the bottom of the dish. The mussels came out cold as well. Service was mediocre, unfortunately. We waited quite some time for our drinks to be brought over and had to ask to place our order because our server couldn't be found. This was a weekday lunch for reference. My associates weren't thrilled with their meals either. Overall, disappointed and was still hungry after!

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EM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had great service and the food was spectacular

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OT
New England
180 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our great waiter, Dino, and our entrees. Our pasta fagioli and the special soup of the day with vegetable and pork were very good. unfortunately, the risotto was not as well cooked as we preferred and did not have a lot of flavor, but the accompanying chicken requested was excellent.

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DO
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere. The food was wonderful. Very good service.

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L
New England
75 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everyone enjoyed dinner. Food is always great! Service is attentive. One concern is access for disabled persons especially entrance to restaurant.

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New England
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for the bistro menu deal and it was so worth it! Would highly recommend for a cheap but delicious date night.

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h
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve come to dine at Zooma when meeting friends for lunch, Everything about Zooma is authentic southern Italian— food, ambiance and friendly. Everything is fresh and almost every thing is made on site.

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H
New England
50 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most amazing service. From complimentary valet to the dining staff. Daniella was our server and she was spectacular! She was able to navigate thru all my mother in laws allergies in an expert and professional fashion. Super cheerful, she really made a terrific meal even better. The food here is always superior, and great value with their pre-fixe Lynch deals!

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My father and I had dinner reservations for our Thanksgiving dinner. My father ordered the Thanksgiving meal and I had the Gnocchi alla Nonna. We both also had wine and deserts. EVERYTHING tasted absolutely spectacular. All of the staff was very attentive throughout our entire time here and our waitress was also extremely kind and knowledgeable. This was our first time here but we will definitely be coming back!

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JM
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

excellent attitude ... no one had a problem with table for one ... turkey dinner was very good ... i liked their large bottles of sparkling water ... no pressure to order more ... will return to try italian dishes

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P
New England
41 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Thanksgivings dinner here instead of cooking. We had a variety of food. Some people ordered traditional Turkey dinner while others ordered off the dinner menu. The service and food was awesome.
Dessert was also excellent.

I will definitely be back to enjoy another dinner.

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TC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My friend (former work colleague) and I have lunch periodically to catch up. The ability to talk (without shouting) while enjoying good food is the goal, met or exceeded by Zooma. Happy to discover its presence. Appreciated the prix fixee lunch menu--lots of appealing choices at a modest cost. Would definitely recommend to others.

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OT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had a great time at Zooma. Delicious food and excellent service.

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R
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The waiter (Joe) was superb. The food was a bit disappointing for Federal Hill which has so many really outstanding Italian Restaurants. Prices are a bit on the high side for what you get but the portion size is adequate. I just feel that for the overall experience, Zooma's food and pricing is not as good as many of the other restaurants on "the hill".

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New England
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice. Busy but it was a Saturday night and the night of the last water fire, worth the wait. Best piece of tiramisu i have ever had in my life.

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KL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We had reservations for 8:00 on Saturday night (10th-November) for 3 people to celebrate my sister-in-law's birthday. We were not seated until almost 8:40. When we checked at 8:20 and 8:30 we were told they were just setting the table.

When we were finally seated, it was a makeshift table against the kitchen in a small alcove. It seemed as though the area is generally used as a kitchen prep station rather than guest seating.

We sat for a few minutes but the noise and bright overhead lights intended for the kitchen were unacceptable for an establishment meant to be 4+ star. And extremely varied from all other areas.

We let one of the women at the host station know of our disastisfaction and that we intended to leave. There was barely an acknowledgment and absolutely no attempt to rectify the situation.

Extremely disappointing visit to a resturatunt that is so highly rated, especially on an special occasion evening.

A majority of the dining experience is service. This starts with the front of the house. We are not the type of patrons looking for special treatment, only expected for establishments that are considered fine dining.

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BD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Couldn't have asked for a better experience! As I've already indicated, everything was great - the atmosphere, the service, the quality of the food.

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DC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My waiter, Matt, was great. He explained all our food options and let me customize an Italian dish that was fantastic. Highly recommend.

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J
New England
47 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner at Zooma! Our server was excellent. Dinner was prepared thoughtfully especially because one member of our party had allergies. Thank you!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Zooma offers a bistro menu (M-Thurs)of 2 meals and a bottle of wine for $35. The waitress showed the list of 2 whites and 2 reds and we chose. It was undis closed that the list showed wasn't the wine that came with the deal so it was extra.Also, the bistro menu visually became much smaller. The offerings looked the same (we had been there 2 times before this )but in shrinking the size of the print one could not observe that virtually all entrees had additional cost microscopically noted when they didn't just several weeks ago. The portions of swordfish were 1/3rd the size of the past offerings and not fresh.I felt it was a bait and switch tactic and,won't return.

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BM
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, great food, excellent serve by Darryl.
Good spot to meet and catch up with friends, extra bonus valet parking. Eddy always takes care of us, and has a warm smile for our crew.

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PI
New England
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely lunch to celebrate my daughters birthday. The food, wine and service were exceptional, as always!

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DW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional wine, great house made pasta. Terrific meal in a cozy environment. Fantastic!

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OT
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our wait person was wonderful. No one was rushing us. We could hear ourselves speak to each other. Nice ambiance. I especially liked that no one removed any plates until all of us were finished.

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