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IL Fornello

) #2 of 77 Restaurants in North Providence €€ - €€€ Italian
16 Josephine St, North Providence, RI 02904-5502
+1 401-722-5599
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (9 reviews)
“bread” (21 reviews)
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16 Josephine St, North Providence, RI 02904-5502
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1 - 10 of 87 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful veal parm, friendly wait staff, (Groupon available at the time of my visit) EVERYTHING made to order! Dates, girls night, family etc. Large parking area. Family style salad. Warm bread. So go get your Groupon!

Thank coleen c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four of us for dinner last Saturday. Located in a residential neighborhood. Make reservations on weekend, We had drinks, appetizers, meals and drinks after. Apps were calamari, cabresi salad (sp?) and house appetizer special. Large portions and very tasty.Tomatoes were meaty and ripe. Main courses...More

Thank Eric J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went because of a Groupon discount and it is a find! This is a nice, sweet restaurant in an easy to find location with ample parking. The service was kind and caring. The tables well spaced for privacy. And the food is delicious. The...More

Thank Jan K
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I found the food to be very good. Having just returned from a trip to Italy I had become accustomed to great food. We had the veal francese and the frutti de Mare. They were both good but the veal was a little soggy from...More

Thank hiattknapp
Reviewed 1 April 2017

This is our "go to" for Italian in the Providence area. Food is always on point delicious and staff is always friendly & attentive. Tony & staff are outstanding professionals. I noticed another reviewer previously gave a sub par review of their server named Rick...More

Thank Shane B
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The service is excellent and the food is always fresh cooked. Selections are good and the specials are always new and interesting. I highly recommend this place. The owner is courteous and greets all like family.

Thank Edward M
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Italian food at a great price with good wine in a good setting. Daily specials and great staples. You won't be dissapointed.

Thank iris30303
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Very good food and service. A waiter delivered a basket of bread less than a minute after we sat down. Our glasses of water came with a one-liter carafe of more water. Every table has its own olive oil dispensing bottle. That's very convenient. My...More

Thank Robert E
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We have now visited Fornello's four times in the last couple of months, and each time has been an excellent dining experience. Earlier tonight, we had the Veal Saltimbuca, and it was delicious, and the service was spot on too. Tony Lanni, the owner of...More

Thank MattHelm68
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Fairly quiet atmosphere, unassuming, comfortable. Delicious Frutti di Mare, Scrod Francese, and Chicken Parmesan. Enough to bring home some leftovers! Will return.

Thank Donna H
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What is the cost of the tickets at all levels?
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Response from Linda L | Reviewed this property |
The groupon choices are : $20 for $40 worth of Italian food and drinks
 for parties of two or more OR $38 for $80 worth of Italian food and drinks for parties of four or more I've been there several times going with just... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$18
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Josephine St, North Providence, RI 02904-5502
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  North Providence
  • Phone Number: +1 401-722-5599
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Located in North Providence, Il Fornello offers authentic Italian cuisine in a warm, inviting and lively atmosphere. Our menu features fresh food that you could find in any Italian's home throughout Italy.We invite you to come in and dine in a warm inviting casual fine dining atmosphere, where everyone is practically family!