Cassarino's Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 177 Atwells Ave

    Providence, RI 02903

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  • 401-751-3333

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Sun 3pm-8pm, Mon-Thu 11:30am-10pm, Fri 11:30am-11pm, Sat 12pm-11pm

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Once again a great night out at cassarinos restaurant. Food was awsome as always. Tyler thanks for the drink will see you again in a couple of weeks. Hats off to our favorite Italian Restaurant and also hats off to our favorite server

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Once again a great night out at cassarinos restaurant. Food was awsome as always. Tyler thanks for the drink will see you again in a couple of weeks. Hats off to our favorite Italian Restaurant and also hats off to our favorite server

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We had great service with a very personable and knowledgable waiter. The scallop special I ordered was phenomenal, and the off menu dish my colleague ordered was perfect according to him. I can't wait to get back.

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We had great service with a very personable and knowledgable waiter. The scallop special I ordered was phenomenal, and the off menu dish my colleague ordered was perfect according to him. I can't wait to get back.

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Great italian food. Began going with the Dine Out and have continued because we like so much. Upstairs or down.

4
★★★★☆

Great italian food. Began going with the Dine Out and have continued because we like so much. Upstairs or down.

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we had a great meal there today awsome pasta dishes and great steaks the bar staff was fun and the waitstaff was very good

2
★★★★★

we had a great meal there today awsome pasta dishes and great steaks the bar staff was fun and the waitstaff was very good

Pros: good portion size great price waitstaff/bar

Cons: parking,take advantage of valet

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Food is ok. You can do better on Atwells going to another restaurant. Parking is tricky. Decor is sub par.

3
★★★☆☆

Food is ok. You can do better on Atwells going to another restaurant. Parking is tricky. Decor is sub par.

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A terrific inexpensive option for a night out! We love going there for their terrific stuffed pizza!

4
★★★★☆

A terrific inexpensive option for a night out! We love going there for their terrific stuffed pizza!

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Great Italian resteraunt on historical Federal Hill Providence. They have an expansive menu. Grilled Filot Mignon to Italian specialities. Nice selection of appetizers. Try the toasted ravioli with basil sauce Appetizers are Apx $10.00. Most Entree's average about $18.00. Great food , A nice evening out.

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Great Italian resteraunt on historical Federal Hill Providence. They have an expansive menu. Grilled Filot Mignon to Italian specialities. Nice selection of appetizers. Try the toasted ravioli with basil sauce Appetizers are Apx $10.00. Most Entree's average about $18.00. Great food , A nice evening out.

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Our concierge recommended Cassarino's, and after looking it up and reading some pretty positive reviews, we had to give it a try.

On the plus side, the atmosphere and service were fine. They seated us promptly (had a reservation), and the waitstaff was fairly attentive and courteous. Didn't see our waiter quite as often as I might have liked but there were enough servers running around that it didn't really matter.

Now the food... we had the Calamari Cassarino, Apple Salad, Frutti di Mare and that evening's special (name escapes me, but it was chicken and vegetables over what I'll assume was tagliarelli in white sauce). The Calamari was quite good with the peppers, olives and capers. I thought well enough of the salad, too... a little on the sweet side with the citrus dressing and candied walnuts (I know... what did I expect?!) but not bad. When the entrees finally arrived, however, all I can say is they failed to impress. My pasta was a bit overdone, and the white sauce was oily-er than I've encountered elsewhere. My girlfriend's Frutti di Mare was... well... just a bit on the bland side. The shrimp and scallops were great by themselves, but the sauce didn't offer anything special or compliment the seafood in any way. For my part, I don't wish to leave such a well-revered restaurant thinking I could have had as good at home.

In conclusion, I'd say go for the atmosphere and friendly service, but keep your expectations in check with regards to the food (or at least the dishes I mentioned!).

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★★★☆☆

Our concierge recommended Cassarino's, and after looking it up and reading some pretty positive reviews, we had to give it a try.

On the plus side, the atmosphere and service were fine. They seated us promptly (had a reservation), and the waitstaff was fairly attentive and courteous. Didn't see our waiter quite as often as I might have liked but there were enough servers running around that it didn't really matter.

Now the food... we had the Calamari Cassarino, Apple Salad, Frutti di Mare and that evening's special (name escapes me, but it was chicken and vegetables over what I'll assume was tagliarelli in white sauce). The Calamari was quite good with the peppers, olives and capers. I thought well enough of the salad, too... a little on the sweet side with the citrus dressing and candied walnuts (I know... what did I expect?!) but not bad. When the entrees finally arrived, however, all I can say is they failed to impress. My pasta was a bit overdone, and the white sauce was oily-er than I've encountered elsewhere. My girlfriend's Frutti di Mare was... well... just a bit on the bland side. The shrimp and scallops were great by themselves, but the sauce didn't offer anything special or compliment the seafood in any way. For my part, I don't wish to leave such a well-revered restaurant thinking I could have had as good at home.

In conclusion, I'd say go for the atmosphere and friendly service, but keep your expectations in check with regards to the food (or at least the dishes I mentioned!).

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I came to Cassarino's with some colleagues of mine recently, and I was very very pleased with our dinner. We were seated at a nice table on the 2nd floor and had friendly, efficient service from a great waitress. Everything came with perfect timing. The menu had all the basics for a solid Italian restaurant, and the portions were huge. Everybody loved their entrees. I found the chicken & escarole soup to be extra fresh and flavorful. I loved the clear broth and torn chicken pieces. The flavors complemented each other perfectly and made for an ideal, uncomplicated soup. I had a special entree with pork tenderloin over pasta in a marsala cream sauce. Prosciutto and tomatoes were mixed in the sauce. The tomatoes tasted great, though the large chunks were a bit confusing, and I wished the pieces of pork were smaller...but I really cannot complain, the taste was out of this world. My colleagues had huge portions of eggplant parm and spaghetti. I'd definitely go back.

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★★★★★

I came to Cassarino's with some colleagues of mine recently, and I was very very pleased with our dinner. We were seated at a nice table on the 2nd floor and had friendly, efficient service from a great waitress. Everything came with perfect timing. The menu had all the basics for a solid Italian restaurant, and the portions were huge. Everybody loved their entrees. I found the chicken & escarole soup to be extra fresh and flavorful. I loved the clear broth and torn chicken pieces. The flavors complemented each other perfectly and made for an ideal, uncomplicated soup. I had a special entree with pork tenderloin over pasta in a marsala cream sauce. Prosciutto and tomatoes were mixed in the sauce. The tomatoes tasted great, though the large chunks were a bit confusing, and I wished the pieces of pork were smaller...but I really cannot complain, the taste was out of this world. My colleagues had huge portions of eggplant parm and spaghetti. I'd definitely go back.

Pros: Great, solid Italian dishes. Well-priced. Friendly service

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My family and I had the pleasure of dinning at Cassarino's this past Saturday. I must say that it was fabulous. We were greated at the door in a timely and polite fashion. The server was there whenever we needed something. The food was just tremendous, the veal chops and the swordfish special were awsome, cant wait to come back to see what else they have up their sleeve.

2
★★★★★

My family and I had the pleasure of dinning at Cassarino's this past Saturday. I must say that it was fabulous. We were greated at the door in a timely and polite fashion. The server was there whenever we needed something. The food was just tremendous, the veal chops and the swordfish special were awsome, cant wait to come back to see what else they have up their sleeve.

Pros: quality food good prices lively atmosphere

Cons: take advantage of the valet tough

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Cassarino's restaurant is a great place to eat at when visiting federal hill. With its wide spread of clientele the restaurant is open to anyone who is in the mood for great italian-american food. I highly reccomend this reataurant not matter what the occasion may be. Lunch with the family or dinner with a date cassarinos is a great pick.

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★★★★★

Cassarino's restaurant is a great place to eat at when visiting federal hill. With its wide spread of clientele the restaurant is open to anyone who is in the mood for great italian-american food. I highly reccomend this reataurant not matter what the occasion may be. Lunch with the family or dinner with a date cassarinos is a great pick.

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I can't say enough good things about this restaurant, I've been to a lot of the places on fedral hill but this is by far my favorite. huge meal portions, great price, friendly atmosphere, not too loud, and i'ts compfortable, if your into super snobby fancy then this isn't really your place. it would work for anything to, just a normal dinner or bring the whole family, or even a romantic night out. and the food is incredible, i ussually end up taking most of my meal home becuase i just can't finish it and it makes 2 more meals after that. i'd say best place on fedral hill!

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★★★★★

I can't say enough good things about this restaurant, I've been to a lot of the places on fedral hill but this is by far my favorite. huge meal portions, great price, friendly atmosphere, not too loud, and i'ts compfortable, if your into super snobby fancy then this isn't really your place. it would work for anything to, just a normal dinner or bring the whole family, or even a romantic night out. and the food is incredible, i ussually end up taking most of my meal home becuase i just can't finish it and it makes 2 more meals after that. i'd say best place on fedral hill!

Pros: your stomach will leave very satisfied

Cons: can get busy on fri, sat nights especially during waterfire.

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We attended Cassarino's Saturday night (10/7) and just had a fantastic time. I could not believe that I have never heard of this restaurant, they have three floors of dinning and every chair was fill, even outside and at the bar. I must say that as busy as they were the service was attentive and the food just delicious, and plenty to take home and enjoy with the football game.. Very good guys!!!

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★★★★★

We attended Cassarino's Saturday night (10/7) and just had a fantastic time. I could not believe that I have never heard of this restaurant, they have three floors of dinning and every chair was fill, even outside and at the bar. I must say that as busy as they were the service was attentive and the food just delicious, and plenty to take home and enjoy with the football game.. Very good guys!!!

Pros: affordabel, quality and quantity

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I find it completely odd that this restaurant is listed under the romantic catagory especially compared to other restaurants on the hill. If your idea of average service, below average food, close tables, loud, especially on the first floor in the summer when the doors are all open to street level with all the traffic and motorcycles on Atwells Avenue flying by then I guess I am missing something. The only redeeming factor is this restaurant is reasonably priced for the hill. But in the same sense I believe you are getting what you pay for, the food is no better than any Italian chain restaurant like an Olive Garden. I feel Siena, Pane E Vino, and Zooma just to name a few all are far above Cassarino's in every catagory.

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★★☆☆☆

I find it completely odd that this restaurant is listed under the romantic catagory especially compared to other restaurants on the hill. If your idea of average service, below average food, close tables, loud, especially on the first floor in the summer when the doors are all open to street level with all the traffic and motorcycles on Atwells Avenue flying by then I guess I am missing something. The only redeeming factor is this restaurant is reasonably priced for the hill. But in the same sense I believe you are getting what you pay for, the food is no better than any Italian chain restaurant like an Olive Garden. I feel Siena, Pane E Vino, and Zooma just to name a few all are far above Cassarino's in every catagory.

Pros: Inexpensive

Cons: Food, noise, table spacing

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We were in town for waterfire this past saturday, we were bumed that they were cancelled, but cassarinos turned our night around, we were greated promptly by the host who led us to our table on the 2nd floor. we were sereved some tasty san gria and vodka lemonades, we ate soup to nuts with food bill so reasonable i thought they forgot to put stuff on. GREAT JOB, DELICIOUS

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★★★★★

We were in town for waterfire this past saturday, we were bumed that they were cancelled, but cassarinos turned our night around, we were greated promptly by the host who led us to our table on the 2nd floor. we were sereved some tasty san gria and vodka lemonades, we ate soup to nuts with food bill so reasonable i thought they forgot to put stuff on. GREAT JOB, DELICIOUS

Pros: food, food, drinks

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I called Cassarino's to make a reservation for 10 adults and three kids under 12 for 6\17\06 at 6 pm. I was turnned away and told I would have to be in and out by 5:30. I thought that was ignorrant on a resturants behalf and I am appualed that a family resturant like Cassarino's turrned down a large party like that. Oh well, Fire and Ice in the Providence Place Mall was more than happy tyo accomadate us w/out any ?'s. It seems to me like Cassarino's caters to the neighborhood more than tourists. Their loss on the tab with a family that large $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$!!!!!!!!!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

I called Cassarino's to make a reservation for 10 adults and three kids under 12 for 6\17\06 at 6 pm. I was turnned away and told I would have to be in and out by 5:30. I thought that was ignorrant on a resturants behalf and I am appualed that a family resturant like Cassarino's turrned down a large party like that. Oh well, Fire and Ice in the Providence Place Mall was more than happy tyo accomadate us w/out any ?'s. It seems to me like Cassarino's caters to the neighborhood more than tourists. Their loss on the tab with a family that large $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cons: WILL NOT MAKE RESVERSATIONS FOR PARTIES OVER 10 TH

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We attended Cassarino's over the weeken for our childs graduatipn, and I must say we had the most fabuolous time. The quality of the food and the prices were tremendous. Its nice to see there our still resturants out there where you can have a great meal with your family and it wont break the bank. It was as if we were eating amonst family

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★★★★★

We attended Cassarino's over the weeken for our childs graduatipn, and I must say we had the most fabuolous time. The quality of the food and the prices were tremendous. Its nice to see there our still resturants out there where you can have a great meal with your family and it wont break the bank. It was as if we were eating amonst family

Pros: price, food, atmosphere

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This is by far my favorite restaurant in Providence...and there are a lot of them to chose from! The food is always great, the atmosphere in the lower level lounge area is great and the serivce is amazing! The only problem you will run into is that it is virtually IMPOSSIBLE to get anyone to answer the phone to make a reservation! I've had that experience every time I've called for the past 4 years...it usually takes about 10 calls and 2 or 3 days to get through to someone.

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★★★★★

This is by far my favorite restaurant in Providence...and there are a lot of them to chose from! The food is always great, the atmosphere in the lower level lounge area is great and the serivce is amazing! The only problem you will run into is that it is virtually IMPOSSIBLE to get anyone to answer the phone to make a reservation! I've had that experience every time I've called for the past 4 years...it usually takes about 10 calls and 2 or 3 days to get through to someone.

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I have eaten here 3 times now, each time the food was good. I wouldn't say it was exceptional, but it was definitely better than I've eaten elsewhere. I have no other Federal Hill experiences to compare to. The prices are extremely low, what you should expect at any Italian restaurant, especially for the quality of the food. The service is lacking. My waiters and waitresses were less than enthusiastic. The bread did not arrive until shortly before or at the same time as the meal, and it took forever for the waiter to bring us the bill. If you're looking for good Italian food at a great price this is your place. I don't imagine the service is usually this bad as I have gone at generally "inconvenient" times (4pm and 10pm) when there are fewer waitstaff working and when they aren't expecting a ton of customers.

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★★★★☆

I have eaten here 3 times now, each time the food was good. I wouldn't say it was exceptional, but it was definitely better than I've eaten elsewhere. I have no other Federal Hill experiences to compare to. The prices are extremely low, what you should expect at any Italian restaurant, especially for the quality of the food. The service is lacking. My waiters and waitresses were less than enthusiastic. The bread did not arrive until shortly before or at the same time as the meal, and it took forever for the waiter to bring us the bill. If you're looking for good Italian food at a great price this is your place. I don't imagine the service is usually this bad as I have gone at generally "inconvenient" times (4pm and 10pm) when there are fewer waitstaff working and when they aren't expecting a ton of customers.

Pros: very inexpensive, quality food

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I tried just about every place on the Hill and pretty much in Providence, and I have to say I always come back to Cassarino's. For the quality, of their food and staff and the low prices I don't think there is a better restaurant in Providence. If you have not gone you have to try it, it's great!

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★★★★★

I tried just about every place on the Hill and pretty much in Providence, and I have to say I always come back to Cassarino's. For the quality, of their food and staff and the low prices I don't think there is a better restaurant in Providence. If you have not gone you have to try it, it's great!

Pros: Valet, Great service, Inexpensive

Cons: none

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Very good food and okay service, but so crowded and noisy I couldnt enjoy the meal. Loved the food but atmosphere is not to take a date to. Placed at a table almost in the middle of the restaurant. Waitstaff is spread alittle too thin. Not a romantic place to go!

2
★★★★☆

Very good food and okay service, but so crowded and noisy I couldnt enjoy the meal. Loved the food but atmosphere is not to take a date to. Placed at a table almost in the middle of the restaurant. Waitstaff is spread alittle too thin. Not a romantic place to go!

Pros: Good food, Not a long wait

Cons: Noisy, Not romantic

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The fried calamari with peppercorn dressing and snail salad were good. I had a veal dish and my wife had chicken. The veal was smothered in a red sauce that tasted like it came out of a jar. The pasta side was al dente. The chicken was pedestrian and the potato side arrived late and cold.

We were not asked if we preferred smoking or no an they sat us in the lounge where the smoke and an obnoxious drunk provided atmosphere. To clear the air they left the door open and my feet were numb by the time the check arrived. Service was slow and inattentive and the tables were so close together the waiter had trouble getting around.

I couldn't wait to get out into the fresh air.

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★★☆☆☆

The fried calamari with peppercorn dressing and snail salad were good. I had a veal dish and my wife had chicken. The veal was smothered in a red sauce that tasted like it came out of a jar. The pasta side was al dente. The chicken was pedestrian and the potato side arrived late and cold.

We were not asked if we preferred smoking or no an they sat us in the lounge where the smoke and an obnoxious drunk provided atmosphere. To clear the air they left the door open and my feet were numb by the time the check arrived. Service was slow and inattentive and the tables were so close together the waiter had trouble getting around.

I couldn't wait to get out into the fresh air.

Pros: None

Cons: ordiany food, poor service

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I recently dined at Cassarino's this past week and was truly surprised. The food was tremendous. I am very picky when dining out, and for me to leave a resturant without a complaint gets my vote as one the best.. We had a tremendous dinner from the apps, to the salad course as well as dinner and desserts. This is a must try if you have not yet.

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★★★★★

I recently dined at Cassarino's this past week and was truly surprised. The food was tremendous. I am very picky when dining out, and for me to leave a resturant without a complaint gets my vote as one the best.. We had a tremendous dinner from the apps, to the salad course as well as dinner and desserts. This is a must try if you have not yet.

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We dined a t cassarino's last night (5/5) and it was excellent. Had the veal chop and I must say the price and the quality better than any other place in the cit. Had Jeff as a waiter, he was excellent and knowledgeble.

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★★★★★

We dined a t cassarino's last night (5/5) and it was excellent. Had the veal chop and I must say the price and the quality better than any other place in the cit. Had Jeff as a waiter, he was excellent and knowledgeble.

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We arrived for our reservation (recommended) early, but were seated promptly in the full dining room. Charming set-up of three floors, like a chalet (which catered to the separation of large groups and the cafe crowd from the diners). We sat on the top floor at a window table and were able to watch the goings-on of Federal Hill in the evening. Our waiter was extremely nice and polite, knew the menu, and went the extra mile to please us (I'm an extremely picky eater). We enjoyed a relaxing evening, despite the full house for the servers. Another plus was the bill was a lot cheaper than we expected.

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★★★★★

We arrived for our reservation (recommended) early, but were seated promptly in the full dining room. Charming set-up of three floors, like a chalet (which catered to the separation of large groups and the cafe crowd from the diners). We sat on the top floor at a window table and were able to watch the goings-on of Federal Hill in the evening. Our waiter was extremely nice and polite, knew the menu, and went the extra mile to please us (I'm an extremely picky eater). We enjoyed a relaxing evening, despite the full house for the servers. Another plus was the bill was a lot cheaper than we expected.

Pros: valet parking, excellent service, willing to please

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Great place...the food is always great and done to perfection.

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★★★★★

Great place...the food is always great and done to perfection.

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we recently dined at Cassarino's resturant and I ,must say we had a wonderful experiance. Great food great service.

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★★★★★

we recently dined at Cassarino's resturant and I ,must say we had a wonderful experiance. Great food great service.

Pros: Great prices, good portion size, creative menu

Cons: not one

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We dined at Cassarino's last night,12 people. Excellent food, service,atmosphere! The waiter put his gratuity on the bill and did not inform us. We went ahead and tipped him a generous $80 on top of the total bill of $400, not realizing he had already included it! He had plenty of time to inform us before we left!! I am a very hard working waitress and would NEVER cheat a party like that..shame on you!

2
★★★★☆

We dined at Cassarino's last night,12 people. Excellent food, service,atmosphere! The waiter put his gratuity on the bill and did not inform us. We went ahead and tipped him a generous $80 on top of the total bill of $400, not realizing he had already included it! He had plenty of time to inform us before we left!! I am a very hard working waitress and would NEVER cheat a party like that..shame on you!

Pros: good food, casual, prompt seating

Cons: crowded, tip included in bill, expensive drinks

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Attended Friday night 11-08. The food was incredible had the lobster raviloi special and my wife had the filet. It was simply awsome. We came from mass. and it was well worth it.

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★★★★★

Attended Friday night 11-08. The food was incredible had the lobster raviloi special and my wife had the filet. It was simply awsome. We came from mass. and it was well worth it.

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This place is simply delicious. I've been going here for 5 years and I love it just as much as i did the first time I went. No matter what you order, the food is fantastic. Friendly, knowledgeable staff and good prices add to the charm

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★★★★★

This place is simply delicious. I've been going here for 5 years and I love it just as much as i did the first time I went. No matter what you order, the food is fantastic. Friendly, knowledgeable staff and good prices add to the charm

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Great staff! A definitely romantic italian restaurant with a home cooking touch. Nice variety of italian dishes wihout too much flare. Nice wine selection. If you are in Providence, this should be one of the restaurant to stop by after visiting Pastiche Bakery in the afternoon!

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★★★★★

Great staff! A definitely romantic italian restaurant with a home cooking touch. Nice variety of italian dishes wihout too much flare. Nice wine selection. If you are in Providence, this should be one of the restaurant to stop by after visiting Pastiche Bakery in the afternoon!

Pros: Good food, Inexpensive, Great wait staff

Cons: Lack of parking

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Over the last five years my Wife and I have become fans of Cassarino"s.We eat out once a week and go to Cassarino's about once a month.Please JUST GO THERE>TRUST ME!!

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★★★★★

Over the last five years my Wife and I have become fans of Cassarino"s.We eat out once a week and go to Cassarino's about once a month.Please JUST GO THERE>TRUST ME!!

Pros: excellent wait staff, reasonable, valet parking

Cons: none

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While there is no shortage of great italian food on federal hill, Cassarinos manages to get you great food at an affordable price. My favorites are the antipasto appetizer, the frutti di mare (tons of seafood on pasta), and the tuna special -- sushi quality tuna cooked very rare. The portions are huge -- two people can easily share an appetizer and a pasta dish for a filling dinner.

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★★★★★

While there is no shortage of great italian food on federal hill, Cassarinos manages to get you great food at an affordable price. My favorites are the antipasto appetizer, the frutti di mare (tons of seafood on pasta), and the tuna special -- sushi quality tuna cooked very rare. The portions are huge -- two people can easily share an appetizer and a pasta dish for a filling dinner.

Pros: Great food, Good prices, Valet parking

Cons: Crowded at peak times

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This is a very busy restaurant so you must make reservations. I was shocked at how inexpensive the entres are and you get a large plateful of food. The flavor is good, however, it's not the best.

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★★★★★

This is a very busy restaurant so you must make reservations. I was shocked at how inexpensive the entres are and you get a large plateful of food. The flavor is good, however, it's not the best.

 

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