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1703 Cranston St, Cranston, RI 02920-5013
+1 401-943-3140
16:30 - 22:30
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Tue - Thu 16:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:30
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Providence, Rhode Island
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63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a Restaurant.com certificate and decided to give L'Osteria a try. From the outside, it was very charming...on the inside, very cozy, small and cute. Our waitress told us about the daily specials and we decided to try them. I got the Salmon and my BF got the Braised Beef ravioli. Both were excellent. The salmon was a good... More 

Thank rob1764
Cranston, Rhode Island
Level Contributor
64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

I visited L'Osteria for the first time back in February with a good friend. I'd heard about the restaurant for years and finally decided to try it. I thought it was going to be like all the other Italian American restaurants in the area like Antonio's, Marchetti's, even Caffe Itri: in a word, regular but not particularly special. Boy, were... More 

Thank Matthew P
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is an amazing hidden gem. The food is fantastic. It puts its Italian neighboring restaurants to shame. The servers are professional, attentive but relaxed and friendly. The specials are always great and inventive, but everything on the menu is just superb. If you like an antipasto... L'Osteria's is better than any on the hill.

Thank Lesley H
Panama City Beach, Florida, United States
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

You can sure lose yourself at L'Osteria! Great wine List, great menu! Veal dishes were excellent. Vigerella was a nice feature. The seating area was perfect sized. Quaint,dressy, and comfortable. Service was superb. Amanda at the bar was accomodating and friendly! Must try this excellent Italian establishment!

Thank SFBMatt
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Small restaurant and it made it extra cozy for my boyfriend and I! We couldn't decide so we shared our entrees! Perfect portions and if you want real Italian... This is the place! We also both had martinis which were made perfect to our liking. The White bean spread for the bread was also our favorite! Just the right amount... More 

Thank erinf77
Cranston, Rhode Island
Level Contributor
62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 October 2016

The food was very good and the portions were just right. My friend had bolognese which was full of meat. I had grilled chicken breast served in a tasty cream sauce. We shared calamari as our appetizer. We did not have room for dessert. Waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank j0annes719
Exeter, Rhode Island, United States
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

My husband and I took a 94-year-old colleague and his daughter to dinner here and loved it. The food was delicious and the staff were very attentive. We would love to come back another time.

Thank LisaHarlow
Cranston, Rhode Island
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Quaint little bistro style dining experience. Daily dinner socials are always fabulous and continue to surprise and delight my taste buds. The staff is always friendly and helpful when recommending particular dishes for the picky pallet. Well with the experience

Thank Cheryl A
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

I wanted to let the owners of this restaurant know how underwhelmed we were tonight at this restaurant. The mussels appetizer had a tasty broth, but the mussels were over cooked, and chewy. We couldn't eat them, and we were not charged for them. The halibut special, came out blackened, and dry, with a tapenade type sauce on top. I... More 

Thank Nancyjc50
Pembroke Pines, Florida
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2016

Whenever I come to the New England area, I'm always looking for that small Italian restaurant that makes fresh food, L'Osteria is that place. You just don't get this type of Italian in Florida where I'm from, it must be something in the Italian DNA of New England. I was sold immediately by the Northern Bean Bruschetta, perfect, not greasy,... More 

Thank Scott B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available
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Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1703 Cranston St, Cranston, RI 02920-5013
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Cranston
  • Phone Number: +1 401-943-3140

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Providence, Rhode Island
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?