Dear Steve and Michael:The officers and the members of The Pannese Society of Providence would like to thank both Steve and Michael so much for working with the Society to accommodate and coordinate such a beautiful Italian Buffet and Cultural Presentation evening for our 1st Pannese Society Heritage and Cultural Event on July 25, 2013. The selection of food at the Italian buffet was so delicious, and the Catanzaro Cookies were simply wonderful! We appreciated all your generosity, support, and kindness that you showed us for our very special Pannese Heritage and Cultural event. We would especially like to thank Steve for donating the beautiful Catanzaro Cookie & Food basket to our Pannese Society Raffle. We appreciated how you were able to accommodate and take care of our guest that had pepper and garlic allergies by making them food they could eat, enjoy, and not be worried. The wait staff and bartenders were friendly and courteous. We would like to thank you for making our Pannese Heritage and Cultural Presentation night a memorable evening and big success!! The many surround video TV monitors you have at Ciara's were just perfect for our Heritage and Cultural Presentation, so no mater where you were sitting you could see the presentation perfectly!Many people had the opportunity to experience the wonderful food, service, and atmosphere at Ciara's Restaurant so hopefully you will be seeing more new patrons as well as myself, my family, and the Pannese members.

Steve and Michael, thank you again. 

Respectfully, Joseph Spremulli

President The Pannese Society of Providence


A big thank you for making my children's special day even better. The food was incredible and could not ask for anything more. Your the best!!!


This place is awesome the food is fantastic the people are amazing great place to have dinner in a fun time.


I have to say I go out a lot to a lot of places but I always have the best time at Ciara Johnston they have great food cold beer and always the best entertainment if you have never been there you must check it out ...#1

Peter L.

I'm ordering from here 3 times a week! Need I say more

Lori O.

First time there last nite...for a friends bday....Food was great and nice atmosphere....

Ani G.

Great food great music !!!!

Louise H.

I've eaten at this place twice the food! Love the atmosphere also.

Jodie c.

Delicious food!!

Donna M.

First time at Ciara's last night ....pleasantly surprised! Place was spotless, great service, reasonably priced, and the food was DELICIOUS!! We will be back!

Amy A.

Had another wonderful time at Ciara... The calamari, snail salad and penne vodka was DELICIOUS.. the service was great... The live band had us dancing all night... The chocolate covered pretzel shot was AWESOME.... A MUST HAVE when you visit... Until the next time Ciara...

Dean A.

The food, the people, the wait staff, the prices, the entertainment.... shall I go on?!

Dottie B.

Love it! My new favorite place!!!!

Jean H.

Excellent food and prices, great food servers (very attentive to requests especially Alise!). Easy to get to , plenty of parking. A super restaurant! Glad you are nearby! I'll be back! :)

Diane c.

took Barry's daughter and son in law who has never had seafood they live in OHIO he loved it and the service by ALYSSA couldn't be more excellent

Laurie P.

The food really is outstanding. The service excellent and the music was the best!!!!

Chrissy B.

Very friendly nice atmosphere

Louise B.

I've eaten at this place twice the food! Love the atmosphere also

Lori X.

Great entertainment. you won't be disappointed!!!

“What a pleasant surprise”

5 of 5 stars

We were told about this restaurant from friends that had been here. The restaurant is located in a small strip plaza which didn't look too big from the outside. When we arrived (with another couple) we were greeted promptly and seated in the back of the restaurant, which was much larger than what we had expected to see from the outside. It appears that there are numerous functions here b/c the the other side of the room was prepared for a large group and had a set up area for a buffet style meal. That group arrived around 1/2 hour after us.

Our waitress was very prompt to arrive and deliver our beverages. The menu is quite extensive. You WILL find something to your taste. Two in our party ordered the veal Ciara and one person ordered the Swordfish which was a special of the day and I ordered the lobster salad roll but after seeing how large the roll was I asked if they could put the lobster on a salad which they had no objections to doing. I was quite impressed with the large amount of lobster meat in my salad and actually was full having this as my entree. The two that had the veal Ciara loved their meal and the swordfish was and looked very good.

I think that because there was a large party (40th birthday) arriving, that party must have pre ordered appetizers because it took around 40 minutes for our food to arrive. We kept seeing servers bring out food to that large group. The rest of the restaurant had become full by the time our order arrived.

All in all, I will come back here because the food was very good, the service other than the waiting time, was very good, they brought out several plates of their sliced bread with olive oil, spices and grated cheese on the tops which was very good!

I think you too will be surprised just how good this place is.

“Great,Great, and Great”

5 of 5 stars

Visited for the first time and can't wait to go back. Meals are excellent with great taste and very large portions so be ready to take some home. If we would have known we wouldn't have ordered two appetizers. Which by the way we're also excellent. Clams casino and calamari apps are the best. As far as meals I had the linguini with clam sauce which was perfectly done with lots of clams and a nice tomato sauce. It comes either white or red. Our server was very informative and was helpful in helping us pick out both meals and drinks. He was also very attentive during our whole visit. It was also very nice that the owner stopped by our table to ask how everything was. They also have entertainment on weekends which we will be looking forward to. My wife and I both have a new favorite restaurant. Give it a try you won't be disappointed.

“Awesome dining and entertainment venue!”

5 of 5 stars

My fiance and I had a great time at Ciara's recently. Just to update everyone, the restaurant relocated to a bigger and better place on 678 Killingly st in Johnston, RI. It was easy to find outside of Providence with plenty of parking. Although a popular busy place, the hostess was fabulous getting us seated near the band. Always nice having a great meal and live entertainment. The band we saw was a lot of fun with lots of dancing room on a good size floor. The food was well prepared and more than generous portions. The service was impeccable. Our server/hostess was so congenial and observant. Our drinks were bought out timely and refreshed regularly. Our dinner order was taken precisely and arrived with very little wait. Nice to see everyone having a great time. I highly recommend Ciara's for a fabulous date night or night out with friends. Looking forward to going back again and seeing another band!

“Gift Card”

4 of 5 stars

Don't go by the location, it is in a little strip plaza. When you go inside you forget the outside. Dinner was very good and the wait staff was nice.