RHODE ISLAND BILLIARD,
BAR & BISTRO
Rhode Island Billiard, Bar & Bistro was founded by Phyllis and Tony Costanzo in 1982 when pool was making it’s resurgence into American Culture. Italian American Gustaf Costanzo immigrated to Rhode Island and started a legacy. In 1909 Costanzo purchased a pool license from the city of providence. Years later his son, Anthony Sr. would persevere through prohibition with Italian genius. In 1982, Anthony Costanzo Jr. moved the family business, fighting recession, gas crunches, and the RI Banking Crisis.
As fourth Generation Proprietor I always strive to improve the facility from new bars to our improved kitchen. As well as being the only real billiard and pool hall left in Rhode Island, we also offer a much larger variety of beer and spirits than other restaurants and pubs, serving a full lunch and dinner menu too! After over 100 years in business, pool in RI is as common a term as golf or baseball. Rhode Island Billiard, Bar & Bistro gives you a place to meet friends, new people, and spend time with old friends.
Regardless of where we came from, for many in America our immigrant origins remain a vital part of who we are. Likewise, our successes are a legacy of immigrant hopes and values handed down from the preceding generation. In celebration of the family values and work ethic that seems common to the immigrant experience, I`m sharing the warm memories of my own roots in hopes they kindle similar recollections of your own…because these reflections of an earlier time serve to remind us to reach for excellence in all we do!
Don’t forget to join a pool league or enter a mini-pool tournament for individual fun or competition!
BEST PLACE TO PLAY POOL: RHODE ISLAND BILLIARD BAR & BISTRO
2022 Smith St, North Providence | 401.231.2020 | ribbb.com | RIBBB is a seasoned victor in this category for its multiple tables, tournaments, reasonable rates (and what‘s more reasonable than free games on Sundays from 6 pm-close), and many other distractions — the 108 beers! The bands on weekends! Poker! The full menu with all-you-can-eat pasta and pizza deals! The dart league! You’ll feel right at home whether you’re an oft-scratching novice or billiard ball veteran.