Is al Forno restaurant a must? Other Italian suggestions please
Not at all! It depends on what you're looking for. If you want upscale, foodie Italian, then Al Forno would be a good pick. Other foodie-type Italian Pane e Vino, Siena and Meditteraneo. But the basis of Providence's Italian culinary heritage are still going strong as well. The Blue Grotto, Old Canteen and Angelo's Civita Farnese have all been around for decades. I love the atmosphere at Camille's, another classic Italian. Lots of celebrities have eaten there over the decades. In fact if I had to pick just one I'd pick Camille's. I think a lot of the new places try too hard.
thx so much for the info. can't wait to try........
agree with Lauryc.. all the restaurants she listed are on Atwells Avenue.. it would be VERY difficult to get a bad meal on that street no matter where you go.
Angelo's is definitely more on the casual/family-friendly side... Andino's, Andy Jr.'s, Camille's, Zooma, Mediterraneo, Old Canteen, Pane e Vino, Venda Bar, Bradford Cafe, Cafe Dolce Vita are more moderate to upscale.
Camille's has live entertainment Friday and Saturday nights.. you can check their website for the exact schedule.. crowd tends to be 35+
For the yummiest deserts.. Pastiche.. on Spruce Street.. the street parallel to Atwells.
In addition to Italian, there are also Lebanese, Japanese, Chinese, Mexican, and Jamaican restaurants on Atwells.. Like I said, hard to find a bad meal on that street :)
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