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Big Cheese & Pub

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606 Reservoir Ave, Cranston, RI 02910-1604
+1 401-467-8210
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Cranston, Rhode Island
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went here for takeout pizza a salad and salad dressing . Staff is friendly and pleasant they have a great phone system for takeout and very accurate. I stop by just to buy the salad dressing unfortunately they only allow you to buy one container at a time this I find irritating!!

Thank Walkteach
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looks can be deceiving! From the street this looks like your average pizza joint, but upon entering you find yourself in a spotless, nicely decorated italian restaurant with a great bar. We were there while participating in RI Food Fights Lord of the Pies. The Buffalo Chicken pizza was awesome! I liked that you could get a side order of... More 

Thank Karba1
Cranston, Rhode Island
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Visited this restaurant last Fall. They great meatball sandwiches and there pizza is perhaps the best in Rhode Island.

Thank rreidy3
Cranston, Rhode Island
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

The food here is excellent and very consistent. The problem is it takes too long to get it. The last two times I was here I waited foreveh for a waitress, when she finally came is was like I was bothering her. We waited so long for the food we almost left. I won't be back. There are too many... More 

Thank Jnybgd
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73 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

The last time I stopped at this restaurant I didn't even have a cell ph. I couldn't wait to try the pizza. I tried a small Mediterranean Greek style made with chopped tomato, spinach, feta, cheddar, and special sauce. It was fantastic. I wish I had asked for the large so I would have had lunch for tomorrow. Going to... More 

Thank Keith M
Cranston, Rhode Island
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

the food, the service, and the prices are great. We have been going there for well over 35 years and never had a bad meal

Thank rec32123
Hartford, Connecticut
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We had a Greek Popeye for an appetizer. The waitress suggested it - thankfully! It's like a Greek salad inside something like a folded flatbread. It's served warm. Really good! You have to try it! There's enough to share. We had the Three Cheese pizza and a pepperoni/mushroom. Again, really really good! Even the next day! The atmosphere is clean,... More 

Thank Veronica M
Jessup, Maryland
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We live very close to the big cheese. Once a week we order the Calzones from the Big Cheese. Not only are they delicious but you will have lunch for the next day. They are mammoth. Please give it a try, you will not be disappointed

Thank Berski
Providence, Rhode Island
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

There are so many things to love about this place, I'm not sure where to begin. I suppose I'll start at the beginning. I originally came here because my friend sent me to say hi to Chicago Mike, the owner (who's actually from Greece). I didn't have any expectations for the food--I thought I'd just pass along the hello and... More 

Thank fushilou
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

My spouse and I wanted to try something new, and after reading all the fabulous reviews, we decided to give it a whirl. The place has an old timey feel, very comforting.The servers were friendly, informative and prompt, the food...so good! Authentic, fresh and delicious. They make all their dishes to order, insuring high quality...even baking their breads daily. We've... More 

Thank Jess O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 606 Reservoir Ave, Cranston, RI 02910-1604
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Cranston
  • Phone Number: +1 401-467-8210

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