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IL Fornello

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$$ - $$$
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16 Josephine St, North Providence, RI 02904-5502
+1 401-722-5599
16:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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North Providence, Rhode Island
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
North Providence, Rhode Island
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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
Lincoln, Rhode Island
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 only recommendation would be to put two larger paper napkins with the place settings. The... More 

Thank Robert E
Providence, Rhode Island
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 Fornello's is always there as the host, and personally brings you to your table. We... More 

Thank MattHelm68
Providence, Rhode Island
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Providence, Rhode Island
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

For our 2nd visit in a month, we were again convinced that Tony Lanni's "Il Fornello's restaurants will be our favorite for a wonderful dinner. We both had the Chicken Marasala, and they were deleicious. The heck will visiting Federal Hill's resatuarants, we HAVE found our number one dinner night out. Even the salad with their own dressing was outstanding,... More 

Thank MattHelm68
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44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

I like coming here on a week night after work with friends. They have good food for reasonable prices. Sauces are great whatever one you choose. The best thing here is the bruschetta. It's sooo good!! Also their oil for the bread is yummy

Thank Marikate N
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

Came here with the in-laws for Mother's Day. The food was absolutely delicious. Skip the crowds at the Hill and come here instead!

Thank Herb C
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199 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

Il Fornello is a great local restaurant. The food was quite good. My wife had Salmon and I had a pasta dish. Good portions. My wife thought her pear martini was one of the best she has ever had. Tucked away on a side street in North Providence, it is worth the trip from city center of Providence.

Thank 3142013
Bristol, R.I.
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

The food and service is very good. The restaurant is small, so make a reservation. You won't be disappointed. I especially liked the variety of pasta dishes on the menu. Different and delicious.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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
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!

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