Siena - Providence

4.7
1778 reviews
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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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New England
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service!! Delicious food!! Recommended wine was excellent!! Very knowledgeable servers

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We heard great things about Siena and were very excited to try it. Since it was our first time, we all ordered Siena favorites noted on the menu. The appetizers were excellent. The calamari was some of the best I’ve had and so was the eggplant. We looked forward to similarly excellent entrees.
Maybe they had an off day but all of our pastas were relatively bland and fell flat. The pastas tasted like they were just dropped into a watery sauce. My wife had a special, 2 ordered frutti di mare and finally a tagliatelle bolognese. My wife commented that her dish might have been the worst pasta she has had in RI, sad to say. It was a disappointing end to what we were hoping would be a special evening.

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TS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Bolognese recipe is superb! It is unique to Siena. It's more about the meat, less about the tomatoes. The Eggplant Appetizer (Involtini di Melanzane) is life changing! Great menu... very nice experience.

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EP
New England
14 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

I would recommend for after work dinner.We sat across from the kitchen a very active area

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LU
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always get a great meal here. It has become my standby place to bring my clients....specials are very good and service is very good....just great consistency here from visit to visit !

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j
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was very good.. service was good and our table in the window was great. we have been to siena in east greenwich and wanted to try siena in providence and found both very good in comparing . will return . our dinners were very good.except for mysons bolognese. it was just ok and not as good as expected from having it others fine dining places. pizza was great and we did enjoy a nice mothers day dinner.

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AM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed! The food is phenomenal! Thanks for another great experience.

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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a fabulous time celebrating my birthday at Siena, one of my favorite restaurants in RI! We had to wait a little for the table, but we enjoyed drinks while we waited, and considering our huge party, it was totally understandable. All of the staff was so kind and hospitable, especially our extremely patient server who handled our whole table solo. The food was delicious as always! The ambiance was spot on. I was really touched that the restaurant even gave me a birthday card signed by all the staff! And who needs birthday cake when you can have delicious birthday bread pudding—yum!!! 🥰

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b
New England
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I love this restaurant but was disappointed. Made reservations 7 days in advance and asked for seating in back due to noise level. Back was unavailable. Ordered Pasta Fagoila and got a piece of hard plastic measuring 1” x1/4” mixed in. Told waitress, said she was sorry and that was it. To make matters worse left a gift card with $19.00 balance on table when I left. Wonder if they will seek me out!

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KC
New England
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

The Hostess checking in was huddled with the floor manager and it wasn’t a pleasant greeting, not normally a fan of this location- I prefer Smithfield or East Greenwich. They kept complaining about not having enough ice and having to get it from Smithfield or the grocery store- I just thought, not appropriate. Our server kept forgetting our drink order so consistently that it was starting to become a joke and we barely saw them, which was frustrating for the service we usually get in the other two locations. The food is consistent throughout all locations which was the only saving grace, albeit slow.

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LC
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing dinner at Sienna. The food and drinks were fabulous, and the service was extraordinary. The staff treated us like we were special. Everyone at our table raved over the appetizers, the main courses and especially the chef’s special dessert. I never would have thought I’d like a banana cheesecake, but it was one of the best desserts I’ve ever tasted. You have to try it! I will go back every time I visit Providence. I highly recommend Sienna to all.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place! My favorite restaurant on federal hill! GIANT MEATBALL

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BT
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

High cuisine.

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JD
New England
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and delicious food, as always. The valet service makes it very convenient and the bakers are always extremely courteous.

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SM
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was unbelievable, from the hostess, to our bartender, to our fantastic server (Delida). We had so much fun, every dish was perfect and we took home wonderful memories. Thank you!

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ST
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sister and I brought our 88 year old aunt. We watched the Derby at the bar then went to a table where we could talk without yelling yet the place was bustling. Food was amazing. Super friendly owner who was clearly involved with making sure everyone had a great time. Can't wait to go again!!

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JR
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Siena was excellent as always!! We introduced friends to the amazing involtini (rolled stuffed eggplant) appetizer and the bolognese pasta. They were delighted! We also enjoyed salmon on salad and a scallop special. The food here is always great, and I was pleased that the special wine for the evening was an organic red and it was wonderful too!

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MS
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing (as always) and the service was wonderful. I am never disappointed when dining at Siena and my mom loved going for the first time.

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J
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our server was wonderful! We made an open table reservation and had our table waiting for us. The ambiance was nice and service was great! The food was very good! I would highly recommend Siena!

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

To bad, we will not be back. I'll tell at least 10 people, who will tell at least 10 people. That's a hundred or more people that will not go there anymore.

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MP
New England
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I bring my husband and another couple every year for his birthday. We come down from Boston and he wouldn't want to go any other place. We try to get there as often as we can. The food is exquisite, the atmosphere is wonderful and your employees are wonderful. We have never been disappointed. Thank you for being there.

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KG
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good time...food was great. Had a great time with my wife for our anniversary. Nice night in Providence.

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VL
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

I'm lowering my rating a bit this time, because my food did not come out hot. I had ordered the Gamberi con Timo and the shrimp and risotto were warm. Both of those items need to be very hot in order to taste the best. My plate came out a few minutes after the others at my table, so it may have sat longer than it should have. There was also a very long wait for salads and entrees, and we had a very loud group sitting near us. Everything tasted delicious, but I can't help but think that mine would have been amazing if it had been hot.
Our waitress was very good, although I would have thought she might have kept us posted on the delay with the food. I'm spending a lot of money to dine here, so I expect a higher level of service.

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TV
New England
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience! Great food and atmosphere!

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W
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently at the top of their game! I have never been disappointed in either the food or service at Siena and it seems my family gravitates there every holiday or family celebratory event!

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GJ
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a nice time. Good food. Good service. An enjoyable experience.

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S
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hello,
We had a great time at Siena in Providence RI, had a reservation at 12:30 for 5 people on Easter Sunday 4/21, we sat in in front of the fire place at a round table so it was nice to look across form each other and chat. I do have to say it was loud but that was due to 2 other big parties around us. The waitress was great told us the specials and was very nice and attentive. We will go back again in a heart beat.
Thank you,
Sarah Kulacz

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K
New England
56 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as always! One our favorite restaurants. Pear Salad was excellent and the short ribs with risotto is the best ever!

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MM
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went to Providence for Easter weekend. We had theatre tickets for 7:30 so we arrived at the restaurant earlier than our reservation time. They seated us right away. I had 3 appetizers, all delicious. I wanted to try more items on the menu but I didn’t have room. The restaurant was really crowded and had a very lively atmosphere. I recommend it and I would eat there again.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great all around!

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GP
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were both excellent. Would highly recommend.

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KK
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best pink sauce I've ever had. It has a slight zing to it but not overpoweringly so. And quite reasonable considering the quality and ambience. I like the fact that you can choose to order just the pasta, OR you have the option of adding chicken or shrimp for just a few dollars more. Also, I like the fact that you have the option to switch pasta styles, i.e., my dish was called Penne with Pink Sauce, but when asked, they said I could switch to Tagliatelle (Fettucini), Linguini, or several other types. And it's large enough that you could split it with someone or have plenty to take home for leftovers.

The Caesar salad was large enough to split as an appetizer, and it was delicious. (The waitress, who was wonerful, nicely split it onto two plates for us.) I can't wait to return to one of their three locations. So far I have tried Providence and Smithfield and hope to visit the East Greenwich location soon.

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S
New England
10 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great as always... love it there

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NH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Had a wonderful meal but since we were early for our 7:30 reservation we decided to sit at a table outside. Unfortunately the noise from the motorcycles driving up & down the street was rather annoying. With that said I would definitely go back because the food & service is worth it !!!!!

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KT
New England
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can't say enough good things about the service, especially our waitress who's name (I think) was Sydney. She was very attentive, but not overly so, which I find annoying. SHe was just right! The other staff who brought water, bread, etc were great too. But our waitress was really terrific! ANd the food was excellent, too! THe noise level was a little high, but this was a Saturday night in the city, and it was the warmest day of spring so far, so Federal Hill was jumpin'! A fun night out!

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C
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole package makes the 4 of us who went know we are going to be patrons again. We loved it.

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BM
New England
13 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were outstanding!
It’s a bit loud in the restaurant, but food and service outstanding

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CS
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was good, but not great, except for my salad - Pompelmo - it was fabulous. Everything else was okay - chicken cutlets, swordfish, calamari, bruschetta. The fried calamari was was quite awful - boring, under cooked (pale, like champagne). It may have been the worst calamari I've ever had. The presentation was lacking. I was disappointed. I had been to Siena maybe eight years ago and have occasionally wished for some of their risotto, so that is what I had with my salad. But, it was not as I remembered and had an off taste that may have come from chicken broth. I would recommend Siena, but there are much better restaurants in Providence.

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KR
New England
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always! We go every time we're in providence. Never disappointed!

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JB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Siena on the hill never disappoints-- the food is amazing! The staff is wonderful. Just an overall great place to dine.

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