Siena - Providence

4.7
1689 reviews
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Brothers Anthony and Chris Tarro own all three restaurants in the Siena Restaurant Group. Located in the heart of Providence's Federal Hill, Siena Restaurant was opened in 2005 and features authentic Tuscan cuisine in a warm and lively atmosphere. While the brothers were raised in Warwick, R.I., Their family has deep roots in the Italian-American community on Federal Hill making it the perfect location for their first restaurant.

Come find out why Siena has received Rhode Island Monthly's "Best Restaurant in RI" award for the last three years. Enjoy casually elegant dining with menu selections including a wide variety of grilled steaks, seafoods, and veal entrees along with numerous signature pasta & saute dishes. Complimentary valet parking. To make a reservation call 401-521-3311 or go to http://sienari.com/Reservations/SienaRI_OpenTableReservations.html.
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Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, service

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JP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, great atmosphere, good price, excellent location,

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Took a significant while to get seated even with reservations, but aside from that food was great, service was great.

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GR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was incredible!! The two things i’d have to criticize is that the calamari was just okay. The entre’s were delicious but the portion size is a tad small. Overall it was a great experience!!

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SZ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A little pricey but definitely worth it. Food was very good!

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

Cozy atmosphere and friendly, accommodating staff all-around. Prices were very reasonable and the food was fantastic. Very impressed and will be returning soon!

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PM
New England
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

All was good except for the situation with the valet parking, which was slow and did not work well in retrieving the car.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food & service at Siena is consistently very good. We were not disappointed but felt a bit rushed.

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FM
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great everytime! food and atmosphere was excellent

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SB
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husbands night from the moment we stepped into the door from the moment we left was awesome! The staff was welcoming, friendly, and professional. Our waiter Tom was one of the best waiters we have ever had, he was very personable, knowledgeable, attentive, and very kind.
For An appetizer we had gotten the deep fried risotto balls with braised short rib...and oh my god they were delicious! Our entrees were the shrimp risotto and the seafood pasta. Both were amazing! Bursting with flavors! Our desserts were the cheesecake and the chocolate cake and they were great! One of the best cheesecakes I have EVER had! Overall we were very impressed and I was so happy the entire night. One of the best nights him and I have ever had out. So PLEASE thank Tom and all of your staff for us for such a great evening. We will be back.

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TV
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Siena was an absolutely perfect setting for a date located right on Atwells ave it was very easy to get to. The food was unbelievable and the service was outstanding I would recommend this place to anyone looking for good Italian at a reasonable price in providence.

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GP
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Server was excellent

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

From the moment our party walked in the door the manager and or hostesses at the door were rude, unfriendly, and made us feel like we didn’t belong. I’ve never felt like I didn’t belong somewhere and was tempted to get up and walk out because of the uneasyness I felt. Our server, Theresa was amazing. Friendly, uplifting and incredibly personable. If it wasn’t for her we would have left shortly after being seated. This comment should be used to help your staff understand that just because people don’t look a certain way, doesn’t mean they don’t deserve the same treatment as others. We were there to celebrate my daughters 25 birthday and our table conversation were about racism. My family and I eat out very often. A few hours earlier my daughter and I and 6 friends had an amazing meal at Sugar Factory at Foxwoods and were welcomed with smiles. Last Friday I enjoyed a meal at the Old Canteen and Sal walked out and kissed me on the cheek. Your food was good. But your staff with the exception of Theresa was below par. I am very disappointed that an establishment on federal hill would treat their patrons the way my husband and I were treated.

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fun! Delicious food. Great service and fun host. Very busy night good to make reservations. Valet is a nice touch - busy road!

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous! Food was delicious. Waitstaff so sweet!

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New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

FOOD WAS PERFECT... Swordfish was hot, fresh and tasty....

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Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We had an issue with getting our steaks to our liking. Even the server commented that it wasn’t right! We had to send it back. Again, the new steak was rare. Medium is NOT rare.

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SQ
New England
87 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great restaurant! Great Italian food and attentive service. We enjoyed the Short Ribs and a Pork Chop special.

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New England
18 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Best veal chop I've had in years. Waitress was super friendly and efficient. We'll be back!

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MA
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent, salmon was outstanding! great side dish of peas.

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BF
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The atmosphere and food were outstanding! The only negative was the service.

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BL
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Siena was incredible. We drove from Cape Cod and it was more than worth it. I started with a wonderful blackberry Moscow mule. The fried calamari was delectable. I love that the peppers were served fresh and not fried with the calamari. My gnocchi and my tiramisu were also amazing.
On top of the great food and drink, Rob made great recommendations and was very pleasant. Incredible food and top notch service, nice ambiance, absolutely 5 stars

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was prepared perfectly. Specials for entree and dessert were incredible! Service was excellent and friendly-Teresa made our experience perfect! This was our first visit but we will most certainly be back!

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ME
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I already recommend to family and friends. Everything was wonderful - thank you

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!

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CG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food is always delicious. But bread was stale and service was not great. The waiter was upset that my party didn’t want an appetizer and told us that our food would “take awhile” because we didn’t order one.

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PF
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great atmosphere, friendly staff! Would definitely recommend to a friend or anyone in the area.

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CB
New England
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious appetizers and food. Nice ambiance and wonderful service.

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JD
New England
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Sidney, did a tremendous job. The young lady who was bartending, made an absolutely fabulous wine suggestion (I did not get her name though). Top notch experience

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EF
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place to eat on federal hill! The food is delicious and reasonably priced. We ate and then sent to the theater.

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WJ
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoy Siena and our dining experience was very good. Was a bit noisy but the overall evening was very good. Staff was very accommodating. Look forward to returning another time.

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JW
New England
45 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

For someone with hearing loss, very loud and difficult to have a comfortable conversation on a Saturday night. Our waitress was lovely and gracious. The food and homemade Limoncello was fab. The valet service was pleasant, courteous and efficient

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C
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Awesome food, as always. We were seated in the front portion of the restaurant for the first time - very noisy. Always my favorite restaurant, fresh food, great staff, very reasonably priced.

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JA
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great food experience at Sienna. The service compliments the quality of the food. Most recently we sat at the bar and enjoyed watching the precision team that is Gizelle and Kaitlyn. They were amazing in such a small space, behi d the bar, and smiling all the while. A fun place to be and a wonderful place to be pampered with such delicious cuisine, shared with family or friends

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Tables were close together hard not to over hear the next table and probably the same for them.

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JF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall wonderful service and delicious food! Love this spot, and will be back soon!!

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CB
New England
11 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a business dinner the other night. We were given the option of ordering (as a group) from either the regular menu or from the Restaurant Week menu, which meant a bit of negotiation on our part because the kitchen didn’t want to have to work from two different menus per table. The entrees were very good, dessert was decadent, however the calamari appetizer that we shared was not prepared well. We did also shared a meatball app that was quite tasty.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went during restaurant week and had an amazing meal!

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New England
11 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful date night at one of our favorite restaurants on Federal Hill. Delicious food and excellent service. My husband tried the swordfish special and loved it. Great night!

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We arrived at 6:45 for our 7pm reservation and we were sat down against a wall that separated the bar area from the dining area (which I didn’t mind but was a bit loud). We started off with a blackberry mule which was reported as delicious and I had a stoli doli which was one of the best I had ever had as it went down way too easy haha. For an appetizer we both had the polpette which was an amazing delicious meatball with sirloin veal and pork topped with a scoop of smooth ricotta and fresh basil. It was so flavorful and tender and the marinara was sweet and savory. I had the penne alla vodka with chicken for an entree. The chicken was tender and very flavorful. The vodka sauce was slightly spicy and very delicious. He had rigatoni ALLA norcina which had rigatoni and a creamy mushroom brandy sauce with sweet Italian sausage. He cleared the plate. Onto dessert I had salted caramel
Mousse which was ok, slightly overly sweet for my liking but that’s my own fault for ordering it...it did say salted caramel haha...he had two cannolis that were on the smaller side but scrumptious. Rob was our server. He was very attentive and not overbearing. He was full of knowledge, upbeat and willing to assist in decision Making if needed. We will be back!!

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