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.
Providence, RI 02903
Hours of Operation:
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer complementary valet parking.
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Siena - Providence Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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 !
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