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O Dinis Restaurant

579 Warren Ave, East Providence, RI 02914-2816
+1 401-438-3769
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pork” (17 reviews)
“potatoes” (13 reviews)
“salted cod” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
European, Portuguese
$$ - $$$
579 Warren Ave, East Providence, RI 02914-2816
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1 - 10 of 114 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

I pondered all the specials on the board in the entrance way and didn't see what I wanted - the octopus baked in red wine. Decided to go in, the place was not crowded but it was about 11:30 a.m. Within a few minutes of...More

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small, corner, neighborhood restaurant which is packed with customers from well outside the neighborhood. Even the customers were friendly towards each other; a real family atmosphere. It was our first time here and the wait staff made us feel as welcomed as...More

Thank Ronald V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has the best Portuguese food in East Providence which is the city of Portuguese food. Whenever I am in E.P. East Providence and the surrounding area is the only place to get this type of food and this is the best place to...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My first outing to a Portuguese restaurant was a hit. Referred to my wife from a cab-driver, O Dinis was highly recommended. Rhode Island is supposed to have quite a population of Portuguese, so we should assume there would be a really good Portuguese eatery....More

Thank THEJeffHobson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tiny, inviting, and a truly culinary gem. I dined with my spouse and another couple. We usually do not choose a Portuguese option when trying a new venue. Most of the menu is Portuguese so we needed help with our ordering. Our waitress and other...More

Thank mrabat
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Great place staff is friendly. Price for food is great. Will visit again every one treat like family.

Thank Anthony T
Reviewed 30 October 2017

This Portuguese restaurant offers an unpretentious and homey atmosphere. The staff is friendly and attentive; however, the wait time for my dish, that appeared basically as a pork and potato stew with a few quahogs on the side, was much too long—even for the amount...More

Thank OklaNative
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Have a great lunch here for the first time( had been here for dinner many times) in Sept. I ordered the daily special of Fried Sea bass with Portuguese fries. My wife had the octopus stew with potato. Both dishes came out pipping hot &...More

Thank Philip F
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Wonderful food, great atmosphere. Attentive and friendly staff. Night out, family dinner or party, you will enjoy it.

Thank Lidia J
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

This goes down as one of our favorite meals ever! If I could have bought a quart of that gravy I would have. The traditional Portuguese meal PORCO À ALENTEJANA (pork w/clams) is definitely something everyone needs to try. Just sayin... Our waitress was knowledgeable,...More

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Tim R
14 October 2016|
Response from Samual0418 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure but it seems like they have been there for a long time. Everyone seemed to know each other. Also the staff knew almost all of their customers. It is a small restaurant. The furniture is older so seems that... More
9 September 2015|
Response from snow_beach | Reviewed this property |
my understanding is that almost every Saturday they have rabbit. I think it is rare that they don't.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 579 Warren Ave, East Providence, RI 02914-2816
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  East Providence
  • Phone Number: +1 401-438-3769
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