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About Siena - Providence

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. Reservations accepted. Complimentary valet parking.

238 Atwells Ave
Providence, RI 02903
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

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

Cross Street:
Dean Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(401) 521-3311

Website:
http://www.sienari.com/

Parking Details:
We offer complementary valet parking.

Executive Chef:
Anthony Tarro

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Siena - Providence Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (67)
Special Occasion (67)
Worth the Drive (54)
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Good for Anniversaries (52)
Neighborhood Gem (51)
Authentic (45)
Romantic (43)
Good for Birthdays (39)
Fit for Foodies (38)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Notable Wine List (28)
Business Meals (28)
Fun (25)
Cozy (23)
Bar Seating (22)
Good for Groups (22)
Hot Spot (22)
Casual (20)
Comfort Food (20)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
People Watching (16)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Great for Lunch (9)
Tasting Menu (8)
Late-night Find (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vegan (2)
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vip
 (Fayetteville)·Dined 5 days ago

Best meal we had in Providence.

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was terrific from appetizer to dessert The staff was attentive and friendly. Our reservation was ready and waiting for us upon our arrival. All six of us enjoyed our evening out and would absolutely return and recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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·Dined 6 days ago

Good food, good service and pleasant atmosphere. Wait staff accommodating. Nice touches for birthdays. Not too noise in back room. Would not want to sit in front room.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Best meal I've had out in a long time! Very attentive wait staff.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

veey good food along wirh outstanding service; love to go again when I am in town..great value for money...

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food the wait was excessive even with a resivation we were there 2 hours

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had a great experience on a busy Saturday night. We were warmly welcomed by the hostess and waited a short time in the bar area for an 8pm reservation. Our table was adjacent to the bar area, but did not find that the atmosphere was a problem.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food was outstanding as always! The service was also top notch...

Tags: Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our waiter Dominic was very attentive and knowledgeable regarding the menu.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Cozy, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Server was awesome and the food was amazing!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Outstanding food, service ! Living in NY having eaten at many Italian restaurants this was in the top 3.
We will return👍

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great food as usual. The short ribs are delicious! We enjoyed good service with our dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Excellent food and attentive service......cozy environment which unfortunately means noise level can get a bit out of hand (especially at tables near the bar area)

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 8, 2017

From start to finish, the experience at Siena on Federal was PERFECT. Valet parking made arrival easy. Our table was ready. Our server was knowledgeable, efficient, excellent and attentive without hovering. The calendar with balsamic sauce was exquisite. The signature meatball was to die for, and each of us had excellent entrees! One had chicken piccata, so tender that a knife was not needed with a delicious, delicate piccata sauce. One of us had penne with chicken and vodka sauce... also excellent. I had the special 8 oz filet, cooked to a perfect medium rare and tender enough to be cut with a fork. Desserts were equally superb. Salted caramel gelato and a chocolate bread pudding that blew us away! A lovely bottle of red, and cappuccinos to finish and we may have had a perfect evening and dining experience! Thank you, Siena!

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The ambiance and food was really great, our server was attentive and also very good, and overall I really enjoyed my experience at this restaurant. My only complaint was the complimentary bread was cold with cold butter. It seems like a silly complaint, but I think if the bread was warm it would really have made my experience even better.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Our server, Ibis, was outstanding and the food was excellent. Our kids who are in their 20's, with one being a vegan, love Siena !

Tags: Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Fun, Vegan, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our server was knowledgeable and attentive. All the food was very good. The rolled eggplant app was especially fantastic!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our overall experience was very good. We arrived before our planned reservation and were seated right away. There was a wide selection on the menu and we were pleased with the specials. I was pleasantly surprised when my Tagliatelle Bolognese tasted just like my grandmothers. It was a wonderful place to celebrate my husband's birthday.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food is consistently great. Menu is very creative, and prices are reasonable. Highly recommend.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Good food awesome service

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

A friend recommended Siena, so glad she did!
Upon entering, we were warmly welcomed and when leavening we were thanked!
Nicole, our waitress, was excellent! She was incredibly attentive and her fine details from cocktails, beer, wine, night’s special, to entrees made it easier for us!
Upon our thoughts of sharing a second cocktail, Nicole came with one shaker and two glasses! Had never even thought of it! The appetizer was delicious! The entrees were as well, Veal Saltimbocca was moist and cooked perfectly! The Brasato was more of a comfort food but delicious too.
Wish we could have had dessert, will have to save it for next visit!
Had a wonderful dining experience, thank you , especially to Nicole!

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food was superb. Table service was outstanding. The only mishap was when first got there they tried to seat us in the bar area near the door but when we asked to please go in the dinning room where there were plenty of empty tables it was quickly resolved

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The food was very good. The service was terrible. We had 6:30 reservations and did not finish until 9:00 pm. We watched other people come in, eat and leave as we sat there waiting for our food. The waitress was not very friendly and seemed like she did not want to be there. She kept disappearing for long time periods.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

I took two friends who were visiting from Texas to Siena, and we had a terrific experience. The service and food were wonderful, they had a great drink selection, and the dinner portions were generous. We enjoyed our meals so much that we ate the leftovers for breakfast the next day!

The restaurant was very busy, so I would definitely recommend a reservation. We had to wait a few minutes for our table when we arrived for our reservation, but we were not in a rush and it was well worth it. You will not be disappointed!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Absolutely perfect. From the moment walked in. Lovely server plus overall wonderful experience. We will definitely be back. Our son just started at PC and plan on visiting often.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This is such a great place to experience dinner in style. The wine was excellent. The food was superb, and the service is quite good.

We ordered a pizza as an appetizer. It was sensational. I ordered the Osso Bucco dinner special and it was one of the best I've ever eaten.

I look forward to visiting again.

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food and ambiance was excellent! A lot of energy and Siena definitely has the feeling of a " happening" place. Loved the complimentary valet parking. Makes it so easy to dine here. Only drawback was our service. I hadn't eaten all day and was very hungry. Due to dietary restrictions I couldn't eat bread so couldn't snack on that while waiting for my meal. I ordered the caprese salad with grilled shrimp on top for my entree. My dinner companions ordered appetizers and entrees. Their appetizers took a little while to arrive. When their appetizers were cleared their entrees came out but mine didnt and there was no sign of our waitress for 15 minutes. I had my friends start their meals because I didn't want them to get cold. They were half way done with their meals and I still didn't have my simple salad. My husband got up from the table to hunt down our waitress. She didn't apologize. Just told my husband that the " caprese tower" fell over and they had to rebuild it. 10 minutes later the salad finally arrived and everyone else was done with their meals. ( this salad came about 25 minutes after my dinner companions' meals arrived ). So many things wrong with this 1) all entrees should be served to everyone at same time--no staggering 2) if my salad needed to be readjusted this should have been a quick fix --no need to wait a half hour 3) our waitress wasn't on it and wasn't apologetic in the least. She never communicated what was happening until my husband cornered her. Then blamed the kitchen. I blame her. I ending up rushing and not even finishing . That part was unpleasant. If we had a different server this would have been a perfect night out. Everyone else's meals were perfect so I will return and give Siena another try. I just had bad luck tonight.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

First time there. We loved it

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great place always consistent and delicious. The meatball is a must, otherwise don't even bother going.

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

This place has very good food . We both enjoyed our meals and service was very good . I ‘d say don’t hesitate to eat here . It a good choice ! I had a veal dish that was tasty and cooked perfectly . My husband had a mixed seafood dish which he thought was very good also . We ended the meal with the creme brûlée which I would recommend . Yum !!!

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Fun, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great service
Outstanding food
Would go back tomorrow night

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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Wonderful dinner. Great wait staff. Very fairly priced. Excellent portions. Try the Salads, they are amazing. We sat at one of the front tables, by the bar. Only issue was the tables are pretty close together and the noise level from the very busy bar can make it a bit hard to have a conversation with your dinner partners. Will be going back soon...very soon.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on October 24, 2017

It is a standard tradition to dine here when we are in town for business. This October marked our fourth year coming and we were already discussing plans for 2018. The service and food are exceptional! You can't go wrong with any order, but the spare ribs, gnocci and salads are outstanding!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Dinner was fabulous. Best meal we have had in a long time. Daughter has a gluten allergy and the waitress took the time to explain the menu to her and the different options. We all were very pleased with our meals.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great food and great service at a reasonable price,

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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

food and service is always great. very noisy place

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Extremely loud on a Friday night, waitress had a lot of tables, a lot of staff walking around but nobody could fill water glasses on our table or any around us, waitress seemed to be too busy

Tags: Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Excellent as usual..

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Some of the best Italian food on the Eastcoast. Great wait staff but the hostesses were kind of indifferent. Cold air blowing on diners took some of the appeal away.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Was very amazing we loved our waitress Nicole.... she made sure we was good every minute can't wait to comback

Tags: Good for a Date
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