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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (71)
Good for a Date (68)
Worth the Drive (55)
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Good for Anniversaries (55)
Neighborhood Gem (53)
Authentic (49)
Romantic (44)
Good for Birthdays (39)
Fit for Foodies (39)
Business Meals (31)
Notable Wine List (30)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Fun (25)
Cozy (25)
Good for Groups (23)
Bar Seating (22)
Hot Spot (22)
Casual (21)
Comfort Food (20)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
People Watching (16)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
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)
Healthy (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vegan (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Live Sports (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Fantastic food and service. I had this Saltimboco and the Demiglaze sauce was amazing. My wife had a veal dish in a cream sauce that was equally amazing. For dessert I had kind of a chocolate lava cake with ice cream on top and my wife had a chocolate mousse cake. The service was also outstanding.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants in Providence. With all the restaurants on Federal Hill, this is by far the best! Love the food and the servers are all wonderful. Have never had a bad meal here.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I found this restaurant to have excellent wine selection, delicious appetizers and a smaller, but well organized menu of traditional Italian chicken, seafood and non-protein dishes. My family was also impressed during this special occasion. Next time we'll arrive earlier to spend get a second bottle of wine and try the dessert menu.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Siena was a great dining experience, service was awesome, ambience was very comfortable to formal, food was fantastic and the wine list had a good mix well suited for food pairing. Make reservations! Bar fills up fast and no place to wait.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Sienna’s was a wonderful find on federal hill! The menu was varied and very enticing and the food lived up to our expectations! The cheese and meet board (photo below) was a delicious combination of hearty bread cheese and sopressta with a savory fig jam. All of our entrees were cooked perfectly and tasted fabulous!! Our server was knowledgeable about the menu items and very helpful with the wine selection. I don’t know how but we even sampled the deserts which werealso very tasty. Prices were in the moderate range and a very good value.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We were in Providence for the weekend. We decided to try Sienna. We were very happy we did. The food was delicious & the service was great. Would definitely return next time we visit Providence.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner at Siena. Our waiter, Domenic, was so attentive and informative. The cheese plate was excellent as were our entrees. We finished our meal with a fabulous banana cheesecake. Will definitely return again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Exceptional northern Italian cuisine with numerous varied choices...

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Came here for my birthday, everyone ordered different meals and each person thoroughly enjoyed their dish. I had the bolognese and loved it. Fresh ingredients and seasoned perfectly. Would definitely recommend.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

We had reservations and the table was ready when we arrived. Wait staff was very good. Food was excellent and reasonably priced. We will definitely go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Being from out of town this restaurant was recommended to me by some locals who have obviously not dined there recently. I would describe the noise level as far worse than energetic - it was deafening. When describing the list of specials our server repeatedly referred to veal scaloppini whith "scappolini" which almost made me think it was a different kind of dish altogether. We had to ask for bread long after it was being delivered to people who had arrived after we did. I ordered the special pumpkin soup which arrive cold. If it was intended to be a cold soup then fine but I doubt it was. The veal scaloppini I ordered and rigatoni with sausage ordered by my companion were fine but no better than any other red-sauce Italian restaurant I have been to. A big disappointment.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

It was during the Columbus Day Festival in Federal Hill.
Siena had a great singer outside & we had a great time.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Really amazing food, busy but still great service . Took awhile but lovely , delicious meal .

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The service was excellent, food was delicious and would definitely go back, next time we are in Providence.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I researched Italian restaurants in Federal Hill extensively before choosing Siena. We were not disappointed. The service was PERFECT and the food was excellent. There was a wonderful range of choices for every taste. I desperately wanted the chocolate bread pudding for dessert, but couldn't fit another bite in. That will have to wait for the next time!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I love Sienna in Providence. The food is always great and the service is terrific too. The prices are very reasonable. We go out locally where we live in MA and its more there. Great place!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Wife and I enjoy Seina's. Short Rib to die for. Martinis are amazing. Only issue is the bar area is a bit loud but understandable. Looking forward to out next dinner experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Business Meals, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

What a celebration to welcome autumn when one begins a great meal with the fabulous Zucca Pizza– consisting of Roasted Sugar Pumpkin, Chestnut Purée, Mozzarella, Mascarpone, Roasted Fig & Fig Purée. My main course entree was Brasato – a boneless beef short rib braised with wine, vegetables, tomato, garlic and stock that was served over creamy Parmigiano-Reggiano risotto. My date loved his Pesce Spada alla Griglia, a thick center cut domestic swordfish grilled and topped with a caper, roasted yellow tomato, lemon and butter sauce. And then the dessert, the Budino di Cioccolato - a chocolate bread pudding, made with Brioche bread baked in chocolate custard with toffee bits and topped with vanilla bean gelato, toffee bits and a toffee sauce. It could not have been better, especially with the entertainment of soloist Tony Cerbo on the Columbus Day Weekend. I think I'm hungry again for the Zucca Pizza! Hurry to Siena before the Autumn menu changes!!!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Once again an outstanding meal. Celebrating our anniversary. Nice table out front by the windows. Couldn't have been treated any better.

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Heather our server was one of the best I've had she was really on point with everything. Would ask for her when I go back

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Group of 6 sat at t he bar initially. The bartender was,very attentive and mixed a nice drink. All the waitstaff are beautiful and sweet. Food arrive with nice spacing between courses, never felt rushed or as if you were waiting for food. All 6 of us said the meal was,delicious. Will go again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

My husband I I were in Providence for the night for Water Fire. Early dinner nice table near the window. Pleasant and knowledgeable waitress. We ordered the special spinach salad to share which was plentiful. I got the shrimp with risotto and my husband the special filet medium rare. Perfectly cooked and delicious. Creamy risotto. Meals reasonably priced as was the wine. Lovely. Would recommend it and go back if in Providence.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 28, 2017

We were seriously underwhelmed. We had expected better based on Siena's reviews and reputation. Our meals weren't any better than any other Italian restaurant on Federal Hill. And our server rushed us ALL NIGHT despite letting her know as we sat down that we had 30 years to catch up on and would be taking our time with our meal. And there was no need for an empty table as the dinner rush had ended and the place had emptied out. We'll give it another try at some point, hoping it was just a bad night.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Great good. Great service. Definitely recommend for dinner

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on September 25, 2017

It was our anniversary

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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Everything was as expected. Good food, good service, Siena can be counted on for both.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

This is a great restaurant when you want good Italian food. We have been to Siena several times, and have never left disappointed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner here an a Saturday night. Food was excellent. The Short Rib & risotto stole the show. The only bad thing is there is only 1 ladies room . Dessert is a must.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great service. Need more restrooms. Only one female & one male!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We are from NJ and went to Siena for a night out in Providence. Food was very good and there was quite a bit of energy in the restaurant. We enjoyed it thoroughly.

Tags: People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Excellent! Made reservations for a PPAC pre-show dinner with friends. The dinner and atmosphere were very enjoyable. I always think of Siena when I want to impress family and friends.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 21, 2017

This was my third visit to Siena and it did not disappoint. The staff was friendly and welcoming. Service was very good, attentive and professional. Siena is a top flight Italian restaurant. Menu had good options--we shared a small antipasti tasting board as appetizer. I had rigatoni and my daughter had tagliatelle bolognese for main course; sauvignon blanc for wine; and a chocolate pudding dish for desert. Food and wine were excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a wonderful authentic Italian meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Service was good. Hair in butter with bread and hair in pasta for my ladies dish. Told our anniversary and no one said congrats. We would not recommend or go back. Sad because we heard good reviews.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Food and service were awesome as usual. Only complaint would be the noise level. Definitely recommend

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

Our dining experience was amazing, from the minute we entered Siena in Federal Hill to the very end of our evening. We began with shared appetizers and salads, to specialties as well as the main dining menu, to the Chef who prepared a request from a patron wondering if he could just make what ever he wanted with what he had at his disposal! His only input being mushroom risotto. The Chef granted the request as time permitted since he said it was a fairly quiet night. (One would never know, because on a Monday, the tables and bar were filled. The dish should be added to a specials list! Superb service by Dominic, from salad to magnificent desserts! A wonderful evening shared by old friends catching up before all beginning separate new adventures.
Thank you. Please keep doing whatever it is you are doing!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Fun, Cozy, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We enjoyed the food and service.The couple I was with was very impressed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Sienna is one of many Italian spots on Federal Hill. It's a nice dining area and I might consider a meal at the bar if I was there again. The service was excellent however the food didn't quite measure up. The cioppino didn't quite measure up to others we've had and the eggplant rollitini missed the marked if compared to several NY restaurants. But maybe that's an unfair comparison. All in all, the crowd looked pleased. But for foodies , nothing exceptional.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great food at a very reasonable price! Was a little loud in the restaurant

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We had 7p reservations and due to multiple accidents at the Atwell Ave exit, arrived at 7:10p. We had an add'l 15 min wait to be seated, but the area around the bar was so packed there was no oppty to order a drink, so we just waited in the doorway

Siena was very loud, esp when seated in the front area, where you compete with the bar and large tv. The service was leisurely paced; the time between server check-in - esp after we ordered cocktails - was lengthy. It strikes me more as a place to order, eat and go rather than to relax and dine.

The food was of good quality and prepared well; the charcuterie board was well worth it (we chose Arezzo). And while the swordfish (Pesce Spada alla Griglia) was tasty, it was very petitely portioned. The Frutti di Mare was generous and the pasta was perfectly al dente. Desserts were good, with the Scripelle con Gelato being one that is worth ordering again.

Overall I rate Siena 3 out of 5; I think of it as a more casual place to eat rather than a special occasion destination, due to the noise level and level of service.

I will note that this was reserved through OpenTable as an anniversary dinner and the restaurant did acknowledge this event

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

We booked this restaurant on advice from a friend , and so glad we did . It was a very busy Saturday night and we had amazing service - we didn't feel rushed - our server was very friendly and accommodating. The restaraunt recognized our Birthday celebration with a personalized Birthday card - very nice touch ! The food was outstanding - highly recommend the short ribs over Rissoto. Looking forward to dining here again !

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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