Siena - Providence

4.5
1548 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Sun: 3:00pm - 9:00 pm
Mon: 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue: 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed: 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thu: 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat: 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Phone number
(401) 521-3311
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Anthony Tarro
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Private party facilities
Siena is the perfect location to host your next special event. Whether a family party, bridal/baby shower or corporate event, allow us to assist you in making every detail of your event perfect. At Siena, we work with you to customize your event to meet your individual needs and desires.
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Private party contact
the manager: (401) 521-3311
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Catering
Let us help create the perfect day and enjoy some Tuscan Soul food with your family and friends. Our catering menu offers a large variety of delicious options for any budget! There is a minimum 72 hour notice required for catering and 50% of the deposit is required.
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Cross street
Dean Street
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Parking details
We offer complimentary valet parking.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1548 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great wine was reasonably priced

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CM
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

Service was good; food marginal at best and disappointing. Over cooked veal scaloppini, meat and cheese board thrown together out of a plastic container; pizza? Cardboard and salty. So disappointing. Used to be our go-to place for out of town guests, if not AlForno.
Fool me once, it’s your fault; I won’t be fooled again. We won’t be back. Whatever changed is significant! Too many other options.

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P
New England
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bartender was fantastic and the food was excellent

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

Party of 6. Great apps. Special salad of the night. Meatball. Calamari with balsamic. Short rib tortellini with chicken and gorgonzola. Penne with pesto. Veal medallions. I had veal chop with mushrooms. Good chop but sauce too salty. Banana cheesecake and tiramisu for dessert. The waitress Gaby is SPECTACULAR. Front room is noisy. I would sit in the back next time. AND I will be back. Great experience

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s
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Siena! Always a great meal. The veal porcini is amazing. Thank you

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BB
New England
30 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

After being a loyal customer of Pane e Vino in Providence, we decided to try Siena for a change. All I can say is that Pane e Vino remains my preferred option for Italian food in Providence. At Siena, my wife had the swordfish and found it to be over-salted. Mine was a pasta special that was presented as including lump crab meat and shrimp. Last I checked, the search party is still out looking for the crab meat. Just the opposite of my wife's swordfish, I found my dish and the lobster arancini appetizer to be very bland. In summary, the food was good but not great. I'll be returning to Pane e Vino next time or maybe try one of the newer restaurants that I noticed.

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GD
New England
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent along with the service. Wine list was adequate. There were also special wines not on the menu. For dessert, you must try the chocolate bread pudding. Heaven!!

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HD
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the first time we have dined ar Siena in Providence having previously eaten at Siena in East Greenwich. We we're not disappointed in either location. The food quality is excellent and the service superb. And all at a price that will keep you and your wallet happy. I highly recommend Siena if your looking for dinner out with one or more people.

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LM
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food and service. Prices a little bit high. Ambience too noisy due to people high level voice.

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JB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Delicious as always. Seated at street window in bar area. Super loud. Only knocks, food took forever,and icy cold.

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D
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The ambience was ok and the food was pretty good. The short ribs were outstanding and the bolognese was quite decent. Chicken Milanese was a bit dry and unexciting. We were excited to go there and satisfied overall but not wowed by our experience. We came from out of town and maybe it was Federal Hill that was the most disappointing. We expected a high end, unique experience and got what we can get practically anywhere in the country.

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C
New England
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The service was good but the food wasn’t as impressive as expected. It is a clean place.

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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was excellent. Service was friendly and accomodating. Would definitely go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food, service excellent!!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service from start to finish. Delicious food, selection, and good portions.

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LV
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent Meal, waitstaff friendly and accommodating

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SQ
New England
79 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meals! Good service! We enjoyed our meal.

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KK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. We were casual and felt comfortable but you would also feel comfortable if you were dressed up for a special occasion.

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p
New England
50 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We save Siena on Federal Hill for special occasions or for a Sunday dinner before music at the Square(Michael Dutra hopefully). We celebrated our 48th Anniversay Wednesday, August 29 and Siena did not disappoint. Table was ready, service was prompt and efficient, and our requested meals were accommodated.
It was surprisingly a busy night and as a result the restaurant was full and a little noisy. Much of the energetic conversation came from one nearby table of 4. However, Siena’s many pluses outweighed one boisterous fellow!
Siena is a must go on Federal Hill but there are also locations in Smithfield and EG. One of my favorite restaurants mainly for the grand meatball and veal parm!

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MF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The banana cheesecake was the best dessert I've had in my life to-date.

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S
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food! We have been to the Providence restaurant twice now and have had a great meal both times. We had an 8:15 PM reservation that we arrived on time for and waited 20 minutes for our table. Besides the Wait, it was a great dining experience.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Food was Great Giant Meatball was incredible!! We went for my Birthday and on the reservation had stated it was a birthday and no one Acknowlege that we were there for a special occasion to be quite honest it was so loud in that area we couldn't even hear the waiter speaking to us and we couldn't talk across the table without saying WHAT EVERY 5 SECONDS other then the noise level the food was fantastic

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DP
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not a disappointment. Amazing service, delicious food.

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p
New England
76 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

Where to start...had a 7 PM reservation and requested a booth. Got there at 7 PM and were told our reservation was at 7:30. Checked Open Table and nope it was at 7 PM. Then told we couldn't have the open booth we requested because it was for 4 people. Were shown to a small table near front of restaurant. We didn't have apps or salad and waited 45 minutes for both meals. Salmon and fruitti di mare were both overcooked and had to sent back the dry overcooked shrimp and after another 15 minutes received shrimp that were cooked better but were slimy and white. Just a bad experience from start to finish. Felt so unappreciated as patrons and in general the restaurant has been going downhill - WON'T BE BACK.

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CS
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I especially appreciate our waiter (Ron?) checking on an ingredient because of an allergy.

Had we not been at a corner table, we both feel the noise level would have made it difficult to converse easily. Otherwise, perfection!

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A
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and service! I told my waitress about an allergy and she immediately told me all the precautions to be taken in the kitchen and remembered/addressed my allergy the whole time we were there. The food was amazing as well. The night I ate here, there was classic rock playing- some of my favorites! It was a great spot for me to introduce my parents to my boyfriend!

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MR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. Our meal was held up because, according to the waitress, the chef was unhappy with te way it was being turned out. It was lightly fried cod in panco served on top of corn salsa. The salsa was cold so it really took away from the fish, but I enjoyed it. The waitress was terrific and turned down the AC at our request - it was up very high and we had come in drenched from the heavy rain.
We all enjoyed our meal and our server was delightful and very competent.

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AP
New England
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was wonderful and the food was delicious! The appetizers and drinks were especially tasty! Not only was the food delicious, the staff were friendly and eager to please! An overall wonderful dining experience!

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JA
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

This has always been one of our favorite restaurants but our experience on Friday was very disappointing. The service was exceptional but the food was less than average and the tables are way too crowded. Wait staff could barely maneuver are the tables to serve the guests. As for the food, the crab cakes were tasteless and the lamb chop lacked any sear or color.

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DP
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall excellent experience. Food, atmosphere, and service is amazing,

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MM
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have enjoyed Siena on many occasions. When friends came up from Hartford for an early Sunday dinner, we all agreed that we would dine there again, since they had enjoyed it so much the last time they were in town. Once again, we had an excellent meal with many fine menu choices. Everyone was quite satisfied and there were several "doggie bags" to be enjoyed the next day. Put this on your "must visit" list for Federal Hill, especially if you would like to dine earlier on Sunday afternoon.

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

Great location. Friendly staff. Atmosphere very relaxing and very clean. Wide range of options on the menu and always great specials. Unbelievable wine selection and the drinks are the best around.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always! Food, service, atmosphere. Best in the city!

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LV
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening get-together with cousins from three states. Food was excellent, service was also great thanks to Susan (we nicknamed her “Season”) who knew the menu well, was friendly but not overbearing. While I’ve read other reviews saying that this place is noisy, our party was alone in one of the rooms that is usually used for private parties, so we found conversing very easy. Enjoyable evening!

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SO
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

I have been here several times before and really enjoyed it. We stopped for dinner while driving home to CT from Cape Cod. There was a function going and it slowed the kitchen to a stand still. We were there for 2 hours with only ordering the meal. No appetizers or dessert. We also went for very long periods without any attention from the waitress. Our drinks were not replenished in a timely manner. Our wine arrived as we were close to finished with the meal.

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LA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, waitress was superb, definitely recommend.

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J
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Was recommended but we were disappointed. Our swordfish was overcooked and dry. The server was perfunctory, the noise level was too high for the 4 of us to talk quietly (often difficult to hear the other person). Overall I MIGHT try it again but I wouldn't recommend it now, that's for sure.

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BS
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time visitor … not exactly what I expected … BECAUSE IT WAS EVEN BETTER! Food was outstanding, we shared a antipasti board, the awesome veal porcini and one of those crazy meatballs, all while enjoying a half bottle of Brunello and then a bottle of Caymus Cab. Great food, great service, great menu.

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JB
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good but the noise level made table conversation very difficult

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AB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service...on of my favorite restaurants!

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