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Aug 2, 2001 02:44 PM

Providence places

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Every time I get on the New England board, my computer freezes so I'll ask this quickly. Does anyone have a recommendation for a casual but nice place in Prov. for this Sat.? We'll be going to Lupos so we won't be looking too nice. A place with a few options from sandwiches to nicer dinners is good. I know there's a decent brew pub but wanted to try something else. Anyone been to XO, Prov. Bookstore Cafe, Eclectic or Adesso? Thanks.

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  1. I've been to XO. It's absolutely fantastic. Wonderful eclectic food, great atomosphere, and unusual & tasty cocktails (I recommend the Vong chamgpagne cocktail). There's a counter you can sit at overlooking the ktichen and the chefs give you little tastes of everything in addition to your meal.

    Definitely check it out.

    1. The last time I ate at Adesso was over ten years ago, but apparently it hasn't changed much since then. It's still very popular.

      In other words, I would expect Cal-Ital pizzas, pastas, etc. that were extremely hip in the 80s but are just good food now.

      A place I have heard good things about but haven't been to (since I don't get up to Prov. too often, sob) is Downcity Food and Cocktails (check that name, I know it starts with Downcity). It's close to Lupo's too.

      1. I can think of a couple of good restaurants that are within short walking distance of Lupos. Trinity Brewhouse is about three blocks away. It is, just like it sounds, a brewpub. They have great sandwiches and pub food. A little closer is DownCity Food & Cocktails. I haven't been there in a few years, but they always had some delicious homestyle food like meatloaf, prime rib, etc.


        1. I don't know where Lupos is but 2 places I know in Providence are Grappa...right on the water..thin crust pizzas and dinners.. and Z Bar...both have lively crowds and good food.

          1. I have no opinions to offer on Providence, tho I have heard good things about XO, but MY computer freezes whenever I go to the NE Board,too...Anyone know the deal????