Siena - Providence

4.7
1652 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went during restaurant week and had an amazing meal!

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D
New England
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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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New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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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OT
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and outstanding service. Couldn’t ask for anything more.

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RD
New England
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rob, our server, was excellent. He knew the menu well, gave great recommendations, was very friendly and professional.

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

Excellent all around from the service to the food. Everything was perfect, I would highly recommend if you are looking for good Italian at a very fair price. The Meatball was incredible!

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RS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service were outstanding but it was uncomfortable cold inside and we weren't located near the door, was actually in the back room. I am never cold but was so for my friend she was cold thru and thru which is unacceptable for such a nice place.

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

Absolutely amazing! Its been years since I have been here, and for my 30th birthday I wanted to go somewhere that we dont normally go. All I could think of was Siena in Providence. I remember about 5 years ago (we are not from the area so we rarely get a chance to head down to Providence to visit or else we would be frequent diners) I had the most amazing meatball at Siena and being 8 months pregnant, the idea of that meatball was all I was craving! Let me tell you, the experience and the food, TOP NOTCH! The food is just as amazing as it was 5 years ago! Literally every bite was just down right amazing! My family started with a featured Italian wine of the evening that was suggested by our server Rob, who was the sweetest most knowlegable server I have ever dined with. He knew more about wine that anyone I know! For apps we had the large meatball, calamari balsamico, house salad, and eggplant melanzane. We ate every last bite of everything on the table! The meatball was juicy and came with smooth ricotta cheese and fresh basil. The eggplant was thin and had a smooth ricotta filling, topped with their house made tomato sauce, which was TO DIE FOR! The Calamari was fried but not greasy and tossed with cherry peppers and drizzled with balsamic glaze. For entrees, we had Penne Vodka, Gamberi Con Timo, Veal Saltimboca, and the homemade gnocchi's. All plates were licked clean! Not one ounce of leftovers! We could not stop eating! And for dessert, because how could a pregnant women refuse dessert, we had the banana cheesecake, fried dough, and chocolate bread pudding. My favorite was the banana cheesecake. It tasted like banana bread in cheesecake form, I cant even explain it! Between the quality of service, the flavors throughout every dish on the table, and the overall ambiance of the restaurant, we were all left speechless (and with loud Italian inlaws from East Boston, thats extremely hard to do!) I would highly highly recommend this restaurant to everyone and anyone!

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MP
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Would have given it five stars but they are cutting down their portions.

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RD
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was great! The wait with a reservation was a tad long. When staff was approached about the wait they were short and rude. The service was okay. If I go back again it will only be because the Ravioli Con Zucca was quality!

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

Siena is always a place for an excellent meal and equally excellent service. We were running late and called to let them know and they saved a table for us. The wait staff was as attentive as they come and were helpful in choosing options. The mushroom bruschetta was unique and very tasty. We had gnocchi and penne alla vodka, which is the best in town. The chocolate bread pudding was also wonderful. They noticed we were celebrating a birthday from the reservation and provided a candle and write happy birthday with fudge topping. The noise level is high, but overall, it is a great and consistent place to go for a special meal.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were dining for my daughter’s 19th Birthday with family. We enjoy Sienna. This was our 1st time at the Providence location. We had the best service and our waitress was outstanding!

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S
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is great! Awesome service and excellent food. The staff are friendly, prompt, knowledgeable, and work well together. The environment is laid back but feels fancy at the same time. This is a great place to go if you want to relax and have a great meal with family and friends.

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MH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love Karen at our table. She is the best!!!

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NO
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Best risotto, great service. A little compact but food was so good.

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

The food was excellent. I had plenty to eat and took some home.

I was on a first date and found it to be too load. My table was close to the bar which might account for the noise. Sitting in the back or further from the bar would have been better.

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JW
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Been to Siena in Smithfield before we decided to try the one in Providence for New Years Eve. The service was wonderful. Tom was our waiter. The food was good and so were the cocktails. It was a nice place to have dinner. Only complaint was it was very loud and only one bathroom so there was a long line.

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CH
New England
16 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for NYE dinner! Food is fantastic!

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S
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very highly recommended

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

As always, tremendous. Sienna restaurants are my favorites. Food was great. Love this place

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

Everything about our dining experience was superb. It was my wife's birthday and the entire staff made her feel very special. The food was outstanding!!

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SC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding! Definitely will be going back

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S
New England
14 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Never disappoints!
As usual, Siena was wonderful. From reservations, to service, to food - all were spectacular. We had a group of 8 friend having a "Guy's Night Out" and had been to Siena in year's past. All of our appetizers, meals, and desserts were spectacular. I highly recommend Siena!

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KF
New England
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent meal. The service was great, not rushed at all. We were going to a show and they were very accommodating. There were seven of us and everyone loved their food. Was a little noisy, but I think that was only because there was a very noisy group near us.

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GW
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the complimentary valets to the service and food, it was an extraordinary dining experience. We made the decision to skip the chaos of Boston and travelled an hour plus to Siena and the trip was sooo worth it!! The food, atmosphere and service was fantastic. Thank you for the best level of dining I’ve had in a very long time!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Thomas was excellent

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OT
New England
31 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food as usual and a great server too.

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M
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great at Siena. I’m never disappointed with a meal here. The waitstaff is always fantastic as well.

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m
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not to be missed! Outstanding food, ambiance and service. Can't wait to go back! Upbeat bar also!

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Arrived at 5:30 on time. Appetizers were slow to arrive at 6:45 as waitress had too many tables and kitchen was slow. Then it got worse. Dinners arrived at 8:10 and meal concluded at 9. Despite complimentary dessert, the night was ruined and too slow.

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r
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was amazing and wait staff very attentive only one problem and that was two extra desert add to bill by accident. However corrected. Very easy to set reservations thru internet . My steak was so tender it melted in my mouth there where 5 of us for dinner and there was not one bad meal

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NL
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy the atmosphere, food and service at Siena!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Had to wait about 20 min for our reserved table but the food was worth the wait! Had 2 Italian classics...bolognese and Saltibocca. Both delicious!

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

Great value. Outstanding food, service and atmosphere. Perhaps the best restaurant on Federal Hill.

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

The menu and food options are top notch. The only issue that doesn't make this a knock out of the park is the service. Our waitress was very sweet, but she was not very attentive. I will chalk it up to a busy time of year/an off night- it wouldn't prevent me from going back. Delicious food and great atmosphere. Definitely a Providence gem!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing from the minute we walked into the restaurant..The food was incredibly delicious and the desert sublime. Our waiter was courteous, attentive and well informed on the menu. I spilled my drink and they cleaned it up right away and I had another one promptly. I love Sienna!! Valet was prompt. Sienna is a must

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CH
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service. We really enjoyed the evening,

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Very accommodating. We had an awesome waitress who gave excellent recommendations.

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RC
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and went, and it was fabulous. We've been before and have never been disappointed. The atmosphere is great, the service to notch, and the food was perfect. My favorite spot on"the hill". Can't go wrong.

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DD
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Everything was great except the wait for food and drink. Saturday night, very crowded. After ordering, waited over an hour for entry.

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