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Eric Giammarco
· January 28, 2018
It had a nice decor but beyond that, unimpressive. We had ordered the Italian egg rolls, scallops florentine, and chicken saltimbocca. The Italian egg roll was supposed to have prosciutto, basil and m...ozzarella in an egg roll crust. These are then cut in half and served. What we ended up getting was a very small sliver of prosciutto and basil with mozzarella on one side of the cut then all mozzarella on the other. I had complained about it to the server Paul (who by the way was very attentive and professional) who then went to get an older lady with glasses who I presumed was the manager. I initially didn't think this was a big deal but when the manager approached the table in a standoffish manner, and in an aggressive tone explained that when they cut the egg rolls the prosciutto basil shifted to one side of the roll, I felt as if I was being personally attacked for complaining about the food. It was very unprofessional. The scallop florentine lacked flavor. The spinach that was on it tasted as if all they did was steam it then throw it on the scallops, and there was hardly any wine sauce. The chicken saltimbocca was okay. Not terrible, but not mind blowing. It was a little on the bland side, but the chicken wasn't dry, so little complaints. The pasta side was cooked well but the red sauce really didn't have a whole lot of flavors. Olive garden has better sauce than them. Overall I am truely happy that I went here with a gift certificate because the experience I had was very lackluster and unimpressive compared to what they charge for food. Would give one star, but Paul was awesome. See More
Susan McKenna Kilduff
· January 3, 2018
I thought my veal Marsala was very good. But the smelts weren’t bad they just weren’t super fresh. They weren’t sweet tasting they were fishy tasting. Also while the Cosmo was ok it was expensive 12.5...0 and for that much it better be outstanding and it was not. I will go back but maybe not get any drinks. See More
Lisa Derosier Saccoccio
· February 21, 2018
My husband and I went last night for my birthday the food was so good and the drinks yummy also. The wait staff every good. I would go back again well spent money.
Mike Santos
· January 23, 2018
We live in Portsmouth RI
Found the restaurant because I hade to turn around due to a wrong turn. Best wrong turn I have ever made. We will be going back. Everything was perfect friendly staff excellen...t food very clean and very nice atmosphere. See More
Mary Nadon Scott
· September 22, 2017
Very accommodating and friendly service!! I am in a wheelchair, and it was very easy for me to get around. We brought our two young boys, and they loved it! The food was fabulous!!!
Connie Lynn
· July 1, 2017
My friend and I went here for Mommy's night out last night. The food and drinks are amazing. I had the sirloin special and it was cooked to perfection; first time I haven't had to send my sirloin back... in a restaurant in a while to be cooked the way I like it. The garlic wine sauce it was in was unbelievably good! I'd get this again in a heartbeat that's how good it was! The mashed potatoes were on point as well! My friend had the lobster special and said it was mouth watering delicious as well and wasn't able to finish it. We had the fried mozzarella and again I can't say one bad thing about them. They were huge and fried just right! For a drink I picked the fishbowl and omg it was just right and just what I needed. Our waitress was on point with checking in on us and everything as well. Would I suggest this local restaurant- absolutely!! Give it a try you won't be disappointed at all. I can't wait to go back! See More
Kelly Teresa McMartin
· July 20, 2017
The food is delicious! We had been once before a few years ago for Easter. We stopped in for dinner tonight and the eggplant was yummy. As soon as we sat down we remembered why we hadn't been back. Th...e chairs are the most uncomfortable we have ever sat on. My husband has back issues and had to take Advile as soon as we left. My legs were numb from sitting on the chair. We may try eating at the bar next time but wont sit at a table. See More
Cindy Roy
· November 12, 2017
Food is fantastic and the service and atmosphere is great. Very friendly place to meet new people. Will definalty be back!
Jeff L
· December 29, 2017
Everything was great! We had a relaxing lunch. Everyone was welcoming and friendly. Love the animal decor as well!
Ray Johnston
· May 15, 2017
Great food, much of it homemade, large portions, unique decor where it is inviting for a group or cozy enough for a night out with a significant other. One of my favorites. The Stuffies and Italian ...Eggrolls are the way to go for apps. See More
Angelo Michael Piccirillo Jr.
· May 14, 2017
Mary and John are two of the finest people you could meet in the State. Their restaurant is a labor of love for them. Clean, neat , inviting and the meals are prepared excellently. We have had family meals, and family functions for over 50 people there and have always had the finest service and advise from them. Our guests have always raved about the wonderful food and good time they had at Aquilante's. Angelo Piccirillo,Jr. Warwick, RI. See More
George Potter Jr
· September 9, 2017
No need to go to Federal Hill when you can go here. Nice cozy atmosphere !!! Highly recommended !
Koren Wain-Payton
· October 25, 2015
Martinis were good but got the shrimp scampi and it was overly lemony I didn't taste any garlic just lemon. The shrimp was dry. This is our second time trying the food and not impressed. Also both we have gone the person sitting next to us at the bar returned there food because it tasted funny. So the bartender says to the guy that we had other complaints tonight too well hello then don't serve it anymore. Probably will go back but only for drinks. It's a shame cuz it's so nice there. See More
Lori Langley
· August 18, 2017
mmmm snail salad... mmmm stuffies.. its all good . glass of wine. yahh
Mark Sven Oltedale
· December 3, 2016
We ate there tonight, 12/3/2016 and it could not have been better. Excellent experience, great food, Nate was an awesome server and gave us solid advice as to the menu items and what to order. Will de...finitely be back asap. See More
Keri Collette
· May 23, 2017
Food is amazing. You get huge portions for a very good price. I love the Italian Egg rolls. Have to try this place out.
Lin Jill Toney
· February 4, 2015
When in tonight and had Rich as our server. He was amazing and we will request him every time we go in now. We ordered a special, the Napoleon. Pork cutlet breaded,with eggplant,tomato and mozzarella ...made in house. With a pink vodka sauce. We split the dish because we knew their serving were huge. You definitely get your moneys worth. The only thing I would suggest is that the plate you serve the meal on should come out of a warmer And if someone is splitting a dish, those dishes should come from a warmer to otherwise the food clothes off very quickly. We will definitely be back. And will suggest this restaurant to friends
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Ron Rounds
· December 14, 2014
Visited the "old" location about a month ago for the first time. Stood in very small "hallway" for ten minutes. No staff member acknowledged us, even though plenty walked by us. We left. Last nigh...t, we decided to visit the new location (former Pinelli's spot). Waited in a tiny area (two chairs) shoulder to shoulder with many others. When we were sat by the hostess, waited 15 minutes with no one acknowledging us once again -- even though I stopped two staff members and was told by one that "I have no idea who is waiting this table" and by the other "This is not my section. Sorry." Two suggestions: 1. Teach your waitstaff to at least acknowledge people when they are sitting. 2. Remove the two tables you have placed near the bar and open up a waiting area for busy times. I am confident that you will find you must do this, to be honest. Hopefully our visits were anomalies, not the norm. How is the food? Don't know. We left once again and went down the street to a franchise Italian eatery and had excellent service. Too bad. See More
Chris Biestek
· July 29, 2017
The food was amazing. Great chicken marsala, and the Italian egg rolls are to die for
Greg Gemma
· May 12, 2016
This place from the host to the service to the food is Excellent, I would highly recommend it, Once word gets out this place will be packed and I believe there will be a wait, that's how good this place is.

We are looking for servers , bartenders with at least 3 yrs experience in fine dining and knowledge of wines.
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Tue - thur 4- 9...
Fri & sat 4- 10
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Stop in this week for lunch from 11:30-2:00 Tuesday through Friday for some of our daily specials!

Come in tonight for some of our delicious Squash Flowers or Grilled Strawberry Shortcake!!

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As of tomorrow, Tuesday July 7th, we will be open for the summer with our new summer hours:
Tuesday: Lunch 11:30-2:00 & Dinner 4:00-9:00
Wednesday: Lunch 11:30-2:00 & Dinner 4:00- 9:00
Thursday: Lunch 11:30-2:00 & Dinner 4:00-9:00...
Friday: Lunch 11:30-2:00 & Dinner 4:00-10:00
Saturday: Dinner 4:00-10:00

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Happy Fourth of July everyone & we hope you enjoy the day!!!! We are reopening Tuesday from our holiday week vacation, hope to see you then!

Summer is just around the corner! Join us today and try one of our fantastic summer lunch specialties ~ lobster salad roll with hand cut fries! Yum! See you soon!

Join us today for lunch and try our California Turkey club sandwich made with fresh avocado and served with hand cut fries... We are opened for lunch today from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Come on by!!

Happy Mother's Day to all of our wonderful moms out there! Enjoy your day!