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Best Authentic Italian Rest. in Providence

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Best Authentic Italian Rest. in Providence

Hi,

Will be visiting Providence this week and would like an insider's reco for an authentic, Italian restaurant. Federal Hill? Hole in wall? Only thing that matters is that the food is really really good.

I've done a little research and have come up with following:

Bacaro, Blue Grotto, Al Forno (all hype??), Constantino's and/or Salvatore Cafe on DePasquale Plaza, Mediterraneo, Cafe Nuovo, Capriccio, Zooma, Pane e vino, Camille's, Walter's, Joe Marzilli's Old Canteen and Cassarino's.

Any help will be most appreciated!

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Providence
Providence
Rhode Island
Al Forno
Al Forno
508 Reviews
Providence, RI
DePasquale Plaza
DePasquale Plaza
80 Reviews
Providence, RI
Cafe Nuovo
Cafe Nuovo
434 Reviews
Providence, RI
Pane E Vino
Pane E Vino
424 Reviews
Providence, RI
Joe Marzilli's Old Canteen
Joe Marzilli's Old...
212 Reviews
Providence, RI
Cassarino's Restaurant
Cassarino's Restaurant
276 Reviews
Providence, RI
Massimo Restaurant
££ - £££, Italian
Enoteca Umberto
££ - £££, Italian, Wine Bar
Pane E Vino
££ - £££, Italian
West Warwick, Rhode...
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1. Re: Best Authentic Italian Rest. in Providence

My vote (from the list) is Mediterraneo.. never had a bad meal there. One not on the list that is highly recommended is Al Forno downtown.

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Al Forno
Al Forno
508 Reviews
Providence, RI
Providence, RI
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2. Re: Best Authentic Italian Rest. in Providence

Al Forno is excellent, as is the Blue Grotto.

My personal favorite is Cassarino's - it's certainly not the most formal or "elite", but the food is awesome, the service impeccable and you'll never leave hungry.

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Al Forno
Al Forno
508 Reviews
Providence, RI
Cassarino's Restaurant
Cassarino's Restaurant
276 Reviews
Providence, RI
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3. Re: Best Authentic Italian Rest. in Providence

Thanks for recos! I was thinking I'd find more rest. in the Federal Hill area...being known as "Little Italy" and all so I was surprised when I didn't turn up that many with great reviews. Or, the fact that I go to NYC a lot may have something to do with why I'm expected a long list of choices...unfair comparison!!!!

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Little Italy
Little Italy
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New York City, NY
4. Re: Best Authentic Italian Rest. in Providence

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