Decent restaurants North of Providence
Hi all.... I live in North Providence, and just want some opinions of restaurants in the North Providence, Johnston, Lincoln, Cumberland or Smithfield areas. Either Italian or a seafood type of restaurant. What is everyone's favorite? I tried Amore in Lincoln a few weeks ago after several people recommended it....It was horrible!!!! Worst Italian food ever!! Calamari was gross, and the chicken parm was horrible, the sauce was terrible.....no flavor at all....Thanks a bunch!!
Ralph's Bull & Claw in North Providence (I believe on Charles Street) has killer old-school Italian food. Not much in the way of a wine list, so it's not my choice for a nice night out. But for lunch or just a casual dinner, it can't be beat. The calamari is fantastic, and the veal is probably the best I've ever had.
What is Amore in Lincoln? I've never heard of it. Could you mean Trattoria Romano in Lincoln? If so, I've only eaten there once and had a wonderful dinner. (service was excellent, hostess station was idiotic). A friend whose mom is one of the best Italian cooks I know loves that place. But I've read some bad reviews on here - maybe there is 1 good chef and 1 bad, and it's a question of who is on what night?
I love d.carlo Trattoria right down the street from Romana....junction of 116, 7, 295. Wonderful!
Vintage in Woonsocket. Haven't been in a while....It's been spotty on occasion, occasionally excellent, definitely more good than not-so-good.
Giancarlo's in Woonsocket.
Andrew's Bistro in Cumberland.
Went to Carmines last Saturday night with a party of 8. We had to pre-order our food, which was a tad odd, but made it a lot easier once we got there. The stuffed mushroom appetizer was delicious. The chicken parm was excellent. And the pasta dish (with sausage, broccoli and something else) was a hit. I was super impressed. Only odd thing was that they brought out all 3 courses at once (and told us ahead of time that they were going to). Worked out fine, though.
For red sauce Italian, I am a big fan of Reali's in Johnston. Not much in the way of decor or a wine list, but very good food and at reasonable prices.
For chinese, both Americanized and Authentic, try Lucky
Garden in North Providence.