Marchetti's Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 1463 Park Ave

    Cranston, RI 02920

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  • 401-943-7649

About Marchetti's Restaurant

Hours
Tue - Thu, 11am - 10pm; Fri, 11am - 11pm; Sat, 11:30am - 11pm; Sun, noon - 10pm, Mon, closed

Food

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The service was extremely friendly, prompt, and the food OUTSTANDING. I love this place.\r
The trouble is that everyone else loves it, too, so there is likely to be a wait time.\r
A friend and I waited in the bar area to be called, and it

3
★★★★★

The service was extremely friendly, prompt, and the food OUTSTANDING. I love this place.\r
The trouble is that everyone else loves it, too, so there is likely to be a wait time.\r
A friend and I waited in the bar area to be called, and it

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I can't believe I now have that famous Calamari Alla Mama recipe from Marchetti's! It was in the Providence Journal today! For those of you who haven't tried it, you are missing out. That dish and the Chicken Farfalle are just heavenly.

3
★★★★★

I can't believe I now have that famous Calamari Alla Mama recipe from Marchetti's! It was in the Providence Journal today! For those of you who haven't tried it, you are missing out. That dish and the Chicken Farfalle are just heavenly.

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I been going there since i was 10 years old thats 26 years now, Its still my number 1. Food is great, Love the decor and the wait staff is so friendly it feels like im coming home when i walk through the door. Now they added the new patio

3
★★★★★

I been going there since i was 10 years old thats 26 years now, Its still my number 1. Food is great, Love the decor and the wait staff is so friendly it feels like im coming home when i walk through the door. Now they added the new patio

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Marchetti's has been my favorite place for the last 15 years. Food is always excellent and the service is above average. I normally come in with my wife or a couple of friends but most recently we had a large party. It went off without a

3
★★★★★

Marchetti's has been my favorite place for the last 15 years. Food is always excellent and the service is above average. I normally come in with my wife or a couple of friends but most recently we had a large party. It went off without a

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Marchetti's is my favorite restaurant by far!! The food is great, we have been going there for years and always have a great meal. They give such big portions that everyone leaves w a doggie bag!! The atmosphere is great too! Everyone is

3
★★★★★

Marchetti's is my favorite restaurant by far!! The food is great, we have been going there for years and always have a great meal. They give such big portions that everyone leaves w a doggie bag!! The atmosphere is great too! Everyone is

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I used to love thos place. Had a mouse in the dining room this evening. Lovely. Did they say "forget the bill"? Nope, not even an apology. I'm not saying a saw a glimpse of a mouse; the wait staff chased it down with a broom and

3
★★★★★

I used to love thos place. Had a mouse in the dining room this evening. Lovely. Did they say "forget the bill"? Nope, not even an apology. I'm not saying a saw a glimpse of a mouse; the wait staff chased it down with a broom and

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First, when we arrived we were told that the wait would be 10-15 mins., we waited 1 hour! Then our waiter came over with a HUGE attitude, trying to rush us to order (we hadn't even looked at the menu), Our food (I had chicken parm) came

3
★★★★★

First, when we arrived we were told that the wait would be 10-15 mins., we waited 1 hour! Then our waiter came over with a HUGE attitude, trying to rush us to order (we hadn't even looked at the menu), Our food (I had chicken parm) came

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I had the worst dining experience in my entire life there tonight. The manager had to come to our table no less than three times. Yes they give you tons of food. It's kind of bland and the service just flat out sucks. The hostess is just horrible. Even with a reservation you will wait no less than 1 hour. We had a 6:15 reservation and were not seated till 7pm even though we were told just 10 minutes. Then the waiter was just terrible. Forgot the appetizer, served drinks in a glass with lipstick on it with food. Horrible, horrible. I will never ever return and will tell everyone I know the same. AVOID like the plague!

0
★☆☆☆☆

I had the worst dining experience in my entire life there tonight. The manager had to come to our table no less than three times. Yes they give you tons of food. It's kind of bland and the service just flat out sucks. The hostess is just horrible. Even with a reservation you will wait no less than 1 hour. We had a 6:15 reservation and were not seated till 7pm even though we were told just 10 minutes. Then the waiter was just terrible. Forgot the appetizer, served drinks in a glass with lipstick on it with food. Horrible, horrible. I will never ever return and will tell everyone I know the same. AVOID like the plague!

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I just celebrated my 21st birthday last night at marchettis. They were very accomadating for me and my 20 guests. The food and service was excellent! We will be back again. Thanks for making my birthday awesome!!

5
★★★★★

I just celebrated my 21st birthday last night at marchettis. They were very accomadating for me and my 20 guests. The food and service was excellent! We will be back again. Thanks for making my birthday awesome!!

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In these tough econmic times this restaurant is still packing them in. You get great quality and great value. Go see why you won't be disappointed. It will end up being your favorite restaurant too.

2
★★★★★

In these tough econmic times this restaurant is still packing them in. You get great quality and great value. Go see why you won't be disappointed. It will end up being your favorite restaurant too.

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WE dine there almost evey weekend. The portions are good, the food is tasty and a good selection from the menu. The wait of course means that the food is good. The Saturday night bartenders are a dynamic duo. Only one in 5 years did we have a soso meal. Probably because we tried something new.

5
★★★★★

WE dine there almost evey weekend. The portions are good, the food is tasty and a good selection from the menu. The wait of course means that the food is good. The Saturday night bartenders are a dynamic duo. Only one in 5 years did we have a soso meal. Probably because we tried something new.

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We went on a Friday night, and were told there would be a 20 to 25 minute wait. Well, we waited 45 minutes, but figured, hey, it happens. Yes the prices are good, large portions, but the pasta was nasty. It tasted like it had a starchy, sticky coating on it, that almost seemed to leave a film on the tongue. To me, it tasted like the pasta had been reheated and/or cooked in water that had been used waaaaaaaay too many times. At least the pork chops were good, and my husband's salmon was delicious.

2
★★☆☆☆

We went on a Friday night, and were told there would be a 20 to 25 minute wait. Well, we waited 45 minutes, but figured, hey, it happens. Yes the prices are good, large portions, but the pasta was nasty. It tasted like it had a starchy, sticky coating on it, that almost seemed to leave a film on the tongue. To me, it tasted like the pasta had been reheated and/or cooked in water that had been used waaaaaaaay too many times. At least the pork chops were good, and my husband's salmon was delicious.

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Just called to place a to go order for "lunch" chicken parm. They stated they don't serve lunch to go... I would have to get the full dinner size which is huge..

I should have rated this unsatisfactory since I cannot get lunch to go from there but their dinner portions are great and for dinner they do have good food.

3
★★★☆☆

Just called to place a to go order for "lunch" chicken parm. They stated they don't serve lunch to go... I would have to get the full dinner size which is huge..

I should have rated this unsatisfactory since I cannot get lunch to go from there but their dinner portions are great and for dinner they do have good food.

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I have been trying for a long time to see what all the talk is about this place. LOts OF FOOD, not much quality.

1
★★☆☆☆

I have been trying for a long time to see what all the talk is about this place. LOts OF FOOD, not much quality.

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I go out to eat at least 3 times a week and the only restaurant where the food is always unbelievable is Marchetti's. It has a big menu, the prices are great, and the portions are huge!! The staff is always friendly and i always feel welcome. This is a great family run restaurant with great italian food. If you want a great meal go to Marchetti's!!

2
★★★★★

I go out to eat at least 3 times a week and the only restaurant where the food is always unbelievable is Marchetti's. It has a big menu, the prices are great, and the portions are huge!! The staff is always friendly and i always feel welcome. This is a great family run restaurant with great italian food. If you want a great meal go to Marchetti's!!

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This was one of the worst dining experiences I have had in a long time! First of all, our waiter came to the table, covered in sweat. GROSS. We ordered a beer each and that order was messed up. No bread, calamari came w/no side dishes. We looked like pigs sharing out of a bowl. Then the salad 1 min later, then BAM, 2 enormous plates of dried up chicken parm was plopped in front of us. Mind you, we still hadn't finished the calamari! We asked why everything came out all at once and he said, "it's busy in here and we need to get the food out ASAP". (Which means food out=you out as soon as possible). We complained to managment, and the OWNER and we were not compensated in any way. Just 'oh, i'm sorry'. Well, we can get chicken parm anywhere in the state of RI...without the sweat.

0
★☆☆☆☆

This was one of the worst dining experiences I have had in a long time! First of all, our waiter came to the table, covered in sweat. GROSS. We ordered a beer each and that order was messed up. No bread, calamari came w/no side dishes. We looked like pigs sharing out of a bowl. Then the salad 1 min later, then BAM, 2 enormous plates of dried up chicken parm was plopped in front of us. Mind you, we still hadn't finished the calamari! We asked why everything came out all at once and he said, "it's busy in here and we need to get the food out ASAP". (Which means food out=you out as soon as possible). We complained to managment, and the OWNER and we were not compensated in any way. Just 'oh, i'm sorry'. Well, we can get chicken parm anywhere in the state of RI...without the sweat.

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10 or 15 years ago this place was A-1. My wife and I would eat there on a regular basis. We had some problems with the food and the owners/managers couldn't care less! It is true, they give you a LOT on your plate but if it is swill, who wants it? Others that we know noticed the quality go down also and now (for us and people in Cranston that we know) this place is "OFF LIMITS"

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★☆☆☆☆

10 or 15 years ago this place was A-1. My wife and I would eat there on a regular basis. We had some problems with the food and the owners/managers couldn't care less! It is true, they give you a LOT on your plate but if it is swill, who wants it? Others that we know noticed the quality go down also and now (for us and people in Cranston that we know) this place is "OFF LIMITS"

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Marchetti's is a very popular Italian restaurant that offers large portion sizes at inexpensive prices. The portion sizes are always enough to share or to take home left overs for another meal. The menu offers a great variety - sandwiches, seafood, pasta, veal, chicken, steak and family style salad at every table. My personal favorite is the Pasta Norma ($10.50) served with fresh eggplant, peppers, onions, and mushrooms sauted in olive oil tossed with bowtie pasta in a light marinara sauce. They are closed on Mondays but open every other day from lunch to dinner. Usually a wait on weekend nights but worth the wait.

4
★★★★☆

Marchetti's is a very popular Italian restaurant that offers large portion sizes at inexpensive prices. The portion sizes are always enough to share or to take home left overs for another meal. The menu offers a great variety - sandwiches, seafood, pasta, veal, chicken, steak and family style salad at every table. My personal favorite is the Pasta Norma ($10.50) served with fresh eggplant, peppers, onions, and mushrooms sauted in olive oil tossed with bowtie pasta in a light marinara sauce. They are closed on Mondays but open every other day from lunch to dinner. Usually a wait on weekend nights but worth the wait.

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We love the food. Huge prtions at a great value. there are always left overs. Love the Family style salad and italian bread. They do need to expand parking, but that doesn't hinder the guests from pouring in.

5
★★★★★

We love the food. Huge prtions at a great value. there are always left overs. Love the Family style salad and italian bread. They do need to expand parking, but that doesn't hinder the guests from pouring in.

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Excellent food, service and value. Italian food with flare. There maybe a wait, but it is definately worth it. You will never leave there hungry. They cook just like MAMA does. We dine there everytime we are in RI. We moved and we miss this place alot.

5
★★★★★

Excellent food, service and value. Italian food with flare. There maybe a wait, but it is definately worth it. You will never leave there hungry. They cook just like MAMA does. We dine there everytime we are in RI. We moved and we miss this place alot.

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This restaurant is my absolute favorite and mind you I am very picky. How can you not like it here? The food is excellent! Some of my favorites, that are just to die for are the Calamari Alla Mama, Chicken Milanese, Stuffed Mushrooms and Baked stuffed Shrimp. The prices are so reasonable too! The hostess could be a little friendly, she seems a bit stuck up, but the rest of the staff is pretty good. The best salad I have ever had! Huge portions!! I have never once finished a whole meal, I always have left overs! You will not be disappointed!

2
★★★★★

This restaurant is my absolute favorite and mind you I am very picky. How can you not like it here? The food is excellent! Some of my favorites, that are just to die for are the Calamari Alla Mama, Chicken Milanese, Stuffed Mushrooms and Baked stuffed Shrimp. The prices are so reasonable too! The hostess could be a little friendly, she seems a bit stuck up, but the rest of the staff is pretty good. The best salad I have ever had! Huge portions!! I have never once finished a whole meal, I always have left overs! You will not be disappointed!

Pros: Huge Portions, Fantastic food, Good prices

Cons: snotty hostess, diet pepsi not coke, small bathroom

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I had to write a review after reading all the horrible reviews I read. I have lived in Rhode Island my entire life and my husband is VERY Italian. His family owned an awesome Italian restaurant for over 50 years and this is one of our favorite Italian restaurants to go to. The food is AWESOME, the value is INCREDIBLE and you cannot beat the service. The margaritas are delicious and cheap. We go there all the time and we have never had a bad experience.

2
★★★★★

I had to write a review after reading all the horrible reviews I read. I have lived in Rhode Island my entire life and my husband is VERY Italian. His family owned an awesome Italian restaurant for over 50 years and this is one of our favorite Italian restaurants to go to. The food is AWESOME, the value is INCREDIBLE and you cannot beat the service. The margaritas are delicious and cheap. We go there all the time and we have never had a bad experience.

Pros: Food, Drinks, Service

Cons: Small bathroom

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This is a small Italian sytle restaurant. If there is a wait, it will be worth it. The lunch menu is very reasonably priced. Wine is 99 cents a glass, meals are searved with a huge family style bowl of salad and fresh backed rolls or bread. Most likely you will nor be able to finish your meal. The portions are huge. The dinner menu is a little more expensive, but worth it. The staff is friendly and professional. Call ahead for reservations.

PROS: Huge portions
CONS: Limited parking

4
★★★★☆

This is a small Italian sytle restaurant. If there is a wait, it will be worth it. The lunch menu is very reasonably priced. Wine is 99 cents a glass, meals are searved with a huge family style bowl of salad and fresh backed rolls or bread. Most likely you will nor be able to finish your meal. The portions are huge. The dinner menu is a little more expensive, but worth it. The staff is friendly and professional. Call ahead for reservations.

PROS: Huge portions
CONS: Limited parking

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If you are a person who likes a LOT of food (but you don't much care about the quality) .... this place is for you! The service is rushed when you don't want it to be and slow when you want to get out.

0
★☆☆☆☆

If you are a person who likes a LOT of food (but you don't much care about the quality) .... this place is for you! The service is rushed when you don't want it to be and slow when you want to get out.

Pros: Quantity, Inexpensive

Cons: Quality, Service, Parking

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So much food! I was eating delicious leftovers for 4 days. The prices are unbeatable but not at the cost of a good environment! Great service too.

2
★★★★★

So much food! I was eating delicious leftovers for 4 days. The prices are unbeatable but not at the cost of a good environment! Great service too.

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I am originally from Rhode Island and I always make sure no matter how short my visit I have dinner at Marchetti's. The food is exceptional, It old Italian and you just do jot get that in any other state. People try to duplicate but they can not come close.

I tell everyone to make sure they experiance this resturant.

2
★★★★★

I am originally from Rhode Island and I always make sure no matter how short my visit I have dinner at Marchetti's. The food is exceptional, It old Italian and you just do jot get that in any other state. People try to duplicate but they can not come close.

I tell everyone to make sure they experiance this resturant.

Pros: great food, good parking, good value

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I can't imagine how anyone could give this restaurant a passing grade. The food is chain restaurant quality, the atmosphere is lacking and the caliber of patrons says it all. If you are looking for a ton of food for no money then this is your place. But one has to wonder what quality of food and what type of kitchen conditions are being utilized to keep the price down and quantity up? This is a true joke!

0
★☆☆☆☆

I can't imagine how anyone could give this restaurant a passing grade. The food is chain restaurant quality, the atmosphere is lacking and the caliber of patrons says it all. If you are looking for a ton of food for no money then this is your place. But one has to wonder what quality of food and what type of kitchen conditions are being utilized to keep the price down and quantity up? This is a true joke!

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This is one of the best restaurants around. The food is excellent and the portions are more than
generous. More people leave with a doggie bag
because they are served more food than they could
finish.

2
★★★★☆

This is one of the best restaurants around. The food is excellent and the portions are more than
generous. More people leave with a doggie bag
because they are served more food than they could
finish.

Pros: Great food, Big portions, Reasonable prices

Cons: Crowed

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Great place for excellent Italian food. Inexpensive and great for kids. Make sure you bring your appetite, you will need it!

2
★★★★★

Great place for excellent Italian food. Inexpensive and great for kids. Make sure you bring your appetite, you will need it!

Pros: Inexpensive, Lots of Food, Quality

Cons: Small parking lot

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Nice place and lots of food but didn't like their sauce at all.

1
★★☆☆☆

Nice place and lots of food but didn't like their sauce at all.

Pros: Huge Portions

Cons: Long Wait, Terrible Sauce

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I ordered take out from this restuarant, filet mignon to be specific. my wife ordered the same. it was flavorless as if it was spoiled and left out of refrigeration for a length of time.

1
★★☆☆☆

I ordered take out from this restuarant, filet mignon to be specific. my wife ordered the same. it was flavorless as if it was spoiled and left out of refrigeration for a length of time.

Pros: inexpensive, quite a lot of food, friendly staff

Cons: dirty kitchen, bad kitchen staff, needs new chef

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I've been to just about every restaurant in R.I and Marchetti's is by far the best one I've been to. The food is exceptional, and the service is wonderful. The portions are huge and the prices are very reasonable. The atmosphire is warm and relaxing and the help is very accomidating. I would recomend this restaurant in a heartbeat to everyone. I JUST LOVE THIS RESTAURANT AND WOULD'T GO ANYWHERE ELSE!!!!!!!!!

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★★★★★

I've been to just about every restaurant in R.I and Marchetti's is by far the best one I've been to. The food is exceptional, and the service is wonderful. The portions are huge and the prices are very reasonable. The atmosphire is warm and relaxing and the help is very accomidating. I would recomend this restaurant in a heartbeat to everyone. I JUST LOVE THIS RESTAURANT AND WOULD'T GO ANYWHERE ELSE!!!!!!!!!

Pros: exceptional food, great value, great service

Cons: none

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Too much....if your idea of a good restaurant is the size of your doggy bag; Marchetti's is for you.

Otherwise, the food is passable southern Italian comfort food. Marchetti's attrachs "buffet" clientel.

1
★★☆☆☆

Too much....if your idea of a good restaurant is the size of your doggy bag; Marchetti's is for you.

Otherwise, the food is passable southern Italian comfort food. Marchetti's attrachs "buffet" clientel.

Pros: Rhode Island, Basta, Pasta

Cons: Crowded, Large Platters, Passable

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Not bad for a quick dinner. Busy, but for classy many other restaurants in Town !

1
★★★☆☆

Not bad for a quick dinner. Busy, but for classy many other restaurants in Town !

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Home cooked food without washing the dishes in a family and friendly atmosphere

2
★★★★★

Home cooked food without washing the dishes in a family and friendly atmosphere

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I have only had 2 items on the menu and they were the veal parm and the fried calamari. I had never had calamari until I tried theirs and now I am hooked on it!

2
★★★★★

I have only had 2 items on the menu and they were the veal parm and the fried calamari. I had never had calamari until I tried theirs and now I am hooked on it!

Pros: inexpensive, large portions, awesome food

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Marchetti's has excelent service, great food, and gives you a lot of food for a great price.

2
★★★★★

Marchetti's has excelent service, great food, and gives you a lot of food for a great price.

Pros: good parking, inexpensive

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THE FOOD HERE IS PLENTIFUL .MAYBE TO MUCH SO!!!SHOULD CONCENTRATE A LITTLE MORE ON QUALITY THAN QUANTITY.SERVICE IS EXCELLENT!!!

2
★★★★☆

THE FOOD HERE IS PLENTIFUL .MAYBE TO MUCH SO!!!SHOULD CONCENTRATE A LITTLE MORE ON QUALITY THAN QUANTITY.SERVICE IS EXCELLENT!!!

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Everything about Marchetti's is fabulous!
The food, the service, the atmosphere, ... all super!

2
★★★★★

Everything about Marchetti's is fabulous!
The food, the service, the atmosphere, ... all super!

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the food is delicious and the portions are unbelievable. the margaritas are wonderful and tasty. great service

2
★★★★★

the food is delicious and the portions are unbelievable. the margaritas are wonderful and tasty. great service

Pros: inexpensive, nice and clean

Cons: crowded, the waiting is long

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This was my first time in Providence. We took my boyfriend's family there for lunch. He is from Providence and all his family still lives there. Will definitely be back next year. I have told everyone I know it is the "best Italian food in the country", except for my boyfriend's cooking. He is an Italian chef. But the service, the food, everything was awesome. Been to many Italian restaurants all over the country. There is nothing to compare to Marchetti's. It was great.

2
★★★★★

This was my first time in Providence. We took my boyfriend's family there for lunch. He is from Providence and all his family still lives there. Will definitely be back next year. I have told everyone I know it is the "best Italian food in the country", except for my boyfriend's cooking. He is an Italian chef. But the service, the food, everything was awesome. Been to many Italian restaurants all over the country. There is nothing to compare to Marchetti's. It was great.

Pros: Inexpensive, Awesome food

Cons: Always busy

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When you go this place-you often have to wait as it is so popular. People bring families of all ages.When you are seated you quickly are given choices in the italian traditional style. Salad and bread are offered as is soup. Specials change daily. The portions are often large enough to feed a whole family. The food is very good and satisfying. Most people take home more than 1/2 of the servings. Expect a hardy meal with old fashioned style.

2
★★★★☆

When you go this place-you often have to wait as it is so popular. People bring families of all ages.When you are seated you quickly are given choices in the italian traditional style. Salad and bread are offered as is soup. Specials change daily. The portions are often large enough to feed a whole family. The food is very good and satisfying. Most people take home more than 1/2 of the servings. Expect a hardy meal with old fashioned style.

 

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