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O Dinis Restaurant

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579 Warren Ave, East Providence, RI 02914-2816
+1 401-438-3769
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Glocester, Rhode Island
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food and the service was exceptional. We were out about with the grand kids and decided to stop in for a lunch. We were a little early they open at 11:30 when we found 4 other groups also waiting. Upon opening we warmly welcomed and quickly served bread and drinks. My wife and I had the Portuguese steak and egg,the... More 

Thank kswienck
East Providence, Rhode Island
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Went here with friends around 6pm on a Sat.and got in just before a line started forming. I found the food very good. Had the swordfish, with a tasty sauce, which was good, but the garlic and oil in the sauce can get to you if you're not used to that .Came with white potatoes. Our server was helpful and... More 

Thank geraldn76
Worcester, Massachusetts
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108 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Worth the wait!!!! The best Portuguese food I have ever had!! I got the Octopus special it was so flavorful and tasted so fresh! The desserts were so good too! We waiting over an hour to get a seat but it was so worth the wait!

Thank Pugmum15
East Providence, RI
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Decided to grab some takeout from this little restaurant we'd heard so much about ... and it was FABULOUS!

Thank SusieRI
Rumford, Rhode Island, United States
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Like any Portuguese restaurant they can get a little heavy on the salt, but the quality and variety here guarantee the best Portuguese-American food experience you can have outside of Fall River or NewBedford. If you see smelts being offered grab them! Only ones I've had that were better were made on open air grills at the Portuguese festivals in... More 

Thank Bryan R
Cranston, Rhode Island
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We went early on a Saturday evening...it is small so there was a short wait. Service is a little slow , but the wait staff is friendly. The food is authentic...I had a salt cod dish with cream and potatoes....I could only eat about 1/2. It was still great the next day for lunch. My wife had a beef and... More 

1 Thank Graham N
Providence, Rhode Island
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We went to dinner on Saturday evening at O Dinis. We had seen their restaurant featured on tv. I am Italian and I make a dish with salted cod called Bacala. I was very anxious to taste their salted cod dish. It was beyond my expectations!! A nice, thick, generous portion of cod served in a heavenly sauce of delicious... More 

1 Thank Robyn G
Seekonk, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I am not Portuguese but I do love Portuguese food. I have been to almost all of the Portuguese restaurants in the East Providence / Seekonk area. This was my first visit to O Dinis Restaurant. I was very pleased. I went here with my two teenage kids. When I first walked in I was not sure if this would... More 

1 Thank Samual0418
Burlington, Massachusetts
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63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

I was hankering for some Portuguese food and remembered that there was one on Warren Ave in East Providence, RI. My wife and I stopped here and the line was to the door. Well it has to be good! So we got in line and finally was seated. The wait staff are very busy but came over with menus an... More 

1 Thank winetaster2014
Melbourne Beach, FL
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55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

I met a high school buddy here and was blown away.First let me be clear that the wait staff here is beyond exceptional. Friendly and attentive are the 1st adjectives that come to mind. She took the time to explain what the meals were since I was a "newbie" and then suggested a Portuguese beer. I had fried smelts and... More 

Thank Paul M

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12
European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?