Maria's Cucina

4.7
255 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Authentic Italian Restaurant located inside the Italo-American Club. You do Not have to be a member to use the restaurant.
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4.7
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4.8
Ambience
4.5
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Noise · Moderate
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vipStriper9
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great -service,food drinks could not have been better. Owner stopped by our table and asked our opinion. We gave our seal of approval. Great evening 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

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DavidW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious, freshly prepared Italian food, unique and charming setting in a restored 19th century mansion, great ambience, and friendly service.

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vipvdianes
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Loved the ambiance and food was delicious!!!

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CatM
Naples
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing, everything once you entered! Food was delicious, our server was wonderful!

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Myhonestview
New England
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service but very noisy on a Saturday evening.

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CarolynR
New England
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious. Our wait person, Nicky, was superb. Wonderful experience.

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GlennC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always....Excellent in all areas. Awesome food , drinks , service and atmosphere!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Overall experience was great. Haven’t had good food like this in a while here in Providence. A lot of places on the hill have disappointed me lately, but this place did not. Great flavor and portions to the food. Nicely designed plates. Beautiful building and a great ambiance. Table was set nice and service was genuine and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food & place. Excellent service!

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corinneR
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

food was marginal The Saltimbacco was very salty

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NotPickyGC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

For the amount of money you pay for eating pasta here, you would expect an out of this world experience. A plate of pasta was warm at best, the apple cobbler was 98% apple chunks, the chicken soup was thimble sized placed in a large bowl. The ambience in the building was cool and the waitress was nice (yet all over the place due to a large party upstairs/short staff). $300 bill for four, so we were expecting high quality food. Not impressed with this place at all

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WoburnDiner
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was very good. We all had either the mushroom n pasta special or the short ribs. Both were just as you would want - short ribs fell off the bone. Prices were very reasonable and service was very good. If I was in the area again this would be a consideration. Thanks for an enjoyable experience

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service from friendly staff, delicious pasta dishes, and indulgent desserts! We started off with the burrata and an order of calamari—both were delicious! There was a braised spare rib special the night we visited and it was divine. We also had the bolognese, carbonara, and lobster spaghetti. For dessert there was quite the array of options—we went with the tiramisu, chocolate chip bread pudding, and apple cobbler. We raved about every dish throughout the entire meal! Everything about this experience was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took friends…. They were very impressed (“love this place!). Nick provided an excellent experience, as usual. Food top notch. Calamari and minestrone the best.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner was super! Our waitstaff was attentive and patient and didn’t chase us out the door. The owner recognized that we waited a bit longer than usual (we didn’t mind the wait as we were catching up and enjoying cocktails) and made sure he acknowledged it and made it right. We will be back for sure!!

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lexingtonmom
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ate on the covered porch, which was a great option for outdoor dining, even if it had rained. Felt safe from Covid-19 standpoint, though you have to walk through the dining rooms to get to the porch. Convenient parking. Nice dinner music- Sinatra, Norah Jones.
Others have mentioned the calamari, and we agree it was tender, lightly breaded, and with tangy seasoning, not spicy. The spaghetti with lobster and mushrooms in a creamy tomato sauce was exactly as billed, though a bit heavy on the cream for me. Chicken piccata also excellent, good portions. The bread to start was bland and didn’t have much texture, my only complaint. Service was great, with at least 3 different people refilling our water, and they did not rush us. Would definitely recommend.

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vipLisa
New England
32 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was awesome. Food was incredible.

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DebraK
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I went to Maria’s to celebrate my birthday

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MarcusH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

First time here - food was amazing!

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JustMe
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Best calamari I ever has..spicy , hit but also sweet. Just fantastic. Good bread . Our entrees were fine..Coppino special and Orchieeti with sausage and broccoli rabe. We split a delicious cheesecake for dessert. Wine and a Negroni were good. Waitress nice but we felt a tiny bit rushed. My only disappointment was that I had indicated it was our Anniversary but this was not acknowledged at all. Why ask if it’s a special Occasion if you’re not going to say anything or give us a slice of cake with a candle?

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FredD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The ambiance on the porch was great. The food and service were superb. Eating inside is a pleasure also, because the rooms are beatiful. Highly recommended.

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vipAnniversary
New England
33 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very enjoyable- sat outside food and service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, so many great items on the menu. Highly recommend

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KathyH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time dining at Maria Cucina but it won't be my last.

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MMHH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

The food was very good and the portions are large. Unfortunately, we had to wait more than one 1 hour to get our food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding.

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vipamylees
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is one of our absolute favorite restaurants! The food is outstanding every time and the owner and servers go above and beyond to ensure a fabulous experience. If you’re looking for great Italian food, look no further!

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vipChristineD
New England
265 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Maria's Cucina is an absolutely lovely venue both inside and outside. It was a beautiful evening and we enjoyed our table on the porch overlooking their new patio and Broadway. Our server, Francesca, was perfect in every way timely, efficient, knowledgeable, and very pleasant. We began with a bottle of Moscato which was excellent and our Italian bread and olive oil for dipping arrived soon after. Our appetizer, the spinach salad was filled with candied walnuts, gorgonzola, and wine-poached pears with a balsamic dressing. It was good with the exception that the pears were cubed and very hard. Also, for my taste, the balsamic dressing was too strong so i would need to order that on the side in the future.The Veal Parmagiano was a huge portion even with the bone-in and was served with short rigatoni in a rich tasty red "gravy." My Pollo Limone was a Statler chicken (bone-in) and served in a piccata sauce with fantastic rustic potatoes and green beans. Also ordered was Pappardelle Bolognese(beef, pork, and veal blend) and that too, was nicely prepared and satisfying. There were definitely leftovers and something to which one would enjoy the next day!

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AnnieL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great time! We were greeted by a very pleasant hostess and seated on the porch. Francesca, our waitress could not have been any more attentive. Drinks and meal were both excellent. Chris, the owner stopped by our table to welcome us and check to see if we were satisfied with everything.

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Julieh
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner was excellent from appetizer to peach cobbler dessert! We had a lovely evening in a beautiful restaurant. Service was very pleasant and attentive. If you like calamari I recommend trying theirs it's sweet and spicy a little different in a good way. Everyone enjoyed their meals we have 0 complaints.

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DianeD
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

We will dine there again but service was very slow. I know you were short staffed & we felt really sorry for the server, she did the best she could do.

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vipKaren525
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

I used to think the one superpower I would pick would be invisibility. Thanks to Maria's, I now know what that experience is like. My husband and I arrived and were seated in a corner in a pretty and pleasant room, and thank goodness, because that is where we stayed for twenty minutes without water or attention. We admired the molding for all that time. (Fun) When we finally did get any service from a busboy (whom my husband had to tap to pour us water after going by us FOUR times), we finally got a drink and had the opportunity to ask him about the overwhelming noise of loud running and crashing. This was clearly the sounds of children (which as parents, we understand but this was excessive). He then informed us it was "the stoves and cooking". Okay. (???) When we finally got our cocktails, the noise got worse and we asked our server about it, she confirmed our assumption that there was an event upstairs and added "I guess the kids are running around and enjoying their martinis as you are". (Excuse me?) That was pretty much the only thing I was "enjoying", especially given the pretty rude response. We decided to only order entrees as we weren't "enjoying" the noise or our time there. Then dinner arrived. My husband's lemon chicken was fine but my chicken parm was an atrocity of fatty chicken and overcooked rigatoni soaked and bathed in marinara. My husband asked our server for the check almost immediately. She asked no questions as to why. When she did return some time later, (yes, that was when she spoke to us again), she asked if I wanted my dish wrapped to go. I informed her that it was terrible (my EXACT words) and that I definitely didn't want it. Nothing asked again. And then we waited again for an Uber bc this place is so away from ANYTHING else. DO NOT BOTHER going. We wish we hadn't as it was hands down our worst restaurant experience EVER. PS Read our other reviews - we love and appreciate restaurant workers and almost all of our experiences.

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Striper9
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

On a scale of 1-10 I’ll give it a 10👍It was great in every way from the moment we entered until we left. The decor,service and food were excellent. We will return soon. A great evening.

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PeterT
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Meal took longer than expected. The steak I ordered medium rare, was given to me well done. I had to wait even longer for my food, while my wife was eating hers. This was our anniversary dinner, and they only apologized, and didn't offer to adjust the bill. I was dissatisfied.

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vipTonyC
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Starting with the hostess,server and meal everything was perfect. We enjoy our frequent visit.

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TMR73
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing meal, great location beautiful interior, and excellent service. Hands down the best meal I have ever had. The Petite Filet was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is always great and staff is wonderful! Vaz took wonderful care of us!!

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Suzanne
New England
17 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic beautiful place.
Excellent food
Sandy was our waitress she is outstanding!!!
Can’t wait to go back!!

Great for and occasion

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vipNuffsed04
New England
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Most of our meals at the table were great! Strip steak wasn't anything to write home about. The special with the swordfish and the beef braciola on the menu were great. The drinks were quite good as well. There was live music on the night we went (Thursday) which was quite nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Scallops brunch was fantastic

FAQs

Maria's Cucina offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 528-1111.

Maria's Cucina is rated 4.7 stars by 255 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.