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AlyceM Jan 28, 2008 01:01 PM

In a couple of months we will be in a hotel near the airport in Providence on a Sunday evening. I'd love to visit Al Forno or Chez Pascal, but they're both closed on Sunday. Is there a good, but not hugely pricey place not to be missed that's open Sunday evenings? We don't mind a taxi ride into town.

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    JaneRI RE: AlyceM Jan 29, 2008 04:17 AM

    It would be a pricey taxi ride, as PVD airport is 2 towns away from Providence (located in Warwick), close to 10 miles from the airport to downtown Providence. If you don't mind (I think it's about $30-35 for the taxi ride), Siena on Atwells Ave serves dinner on Sunday. http://www.sienaprovidence.com/

    Gracie's also serves on Sunday: http://www.graciesprov.com/

    Price range for both would be pasta in the high teens I'd say, to a high of over $30/entree for things like a veal chop.

    A bit lower price point is Parkside, also open on Sundays:
    http://parksideprovidence.com/parksid...

    In Cranston, a bit closer, Caffe Itri and L'osteria are supposed to be very good (they're on my list to try but I haven't gotten there yet.

    Here is a link to the menu at L'osteria: http://www.projo.com/food/menus/loste...

    The only link I could find for Caffe Itri (www.caffeitri.com) doesn't seem to work....I hope that doesn't mean they've closed?

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      lil_acorn RE: JaneRI Jan 31, 2008 07:02 AM

      I haven't been to cafe itri in years, but the one time I did go it was yummy yummy & really cute.

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      cajuntoast RE: AlyceM Jan 31, 2008 06:29 AM

      A few good things to check out on Sunday:

      I don't know if they still do it, but Local121 was doing a fixed price "50 mile meal" of local food:
      http://local121.com
      (here's what we had when I went - excuse the bad picture: http://stephaniedoes.com/2007/50-mile...

      )

      Another great option is CAV's bistro dinner which is such a good value for $16.95!
      http://www.cavrestaurant.com/
      CAV is a beautiful restaurant...

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        JaneRI RE: cajuntoast Jan 31, 2008 06:34 AM

        CAV is really gorgeous.

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          invinotheresverde RE: JaneRI Feb 1, 2008 08:03 AM

          CAV is gorgeous and the food is great, but RUN, don't walk, away from Local 121. They've topped my list for worst food in the city.

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            Jenkins RE: invinotheresverde Feb 1, 2008 08:27 AM

            With you on the Local 121 slam - last time I went I spent $11 on a reheated quiche done microwave style - gotta love that soggy crust!

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              dagwood RE: Jenkins Feb 1, 2008 10:53 AM

              Unfortunately Local 121 has proved very dissapointing....it's such a shame, because I really think it could have been spectacular. I still think it's a great place to grab a cocktail though. Beautiful bar and they make a nice drink.

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                Jenkins RE: dagwood Feb 1, 2008 11:16 AM

                Agreed - gorgeous space and excellent bar. So sad they don't put out a good, at least consistently good, product.

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                  Bob Dobalina RE: Jenkins Feb 4, 2008 02:24 PM

                  I must have hit Local 121 on a good night. I thought everything was pretty decent.

                  http://www.chowhound.com/topics/484910

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              cajuntoast RE: invinotheresverde Feb 11, 2008 12:31 PM

              A few things I had there were really fantastic, and a few were just OK. But the 50 mile meal I had was tasty.

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