Fried Calamari: Rhode Island's Official Appetizer
I must admit; I almost always order it. Where was the very best? It's a blur! I should take notes. A list for starters:
The Ur Calamari - Mike's Kitchen
Best ever? Could be Cafe Itri
Haven't been in a while but I think I miss it - Paragon
Place that screwed up the calamari - Hortons
Where should I go next?
If you are looking for great Calamari then try Vintage in Woonsocket. It is fantastic. Also Gian Carlos has a tasty Calamari but it can be inconsistent.
Caylily's in Wakefield, RI
dusted with rice flower and pan fried with scallions, cilantro
and jalapenos served with a soy sauce
The Capital Grille, which started in Providence, has always had really good "RI-style" fried calamari with hot peppers.