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Jun 26, 2008 04:46 PM

Seeking amazing Providence Veal Parmigiana

We're going to be celebrating my 7 yr. old's bday in Providence, and one of his favorite meals is veal parmigiana. We're staying at the Renaissance by the capitol building. Any recs for not to miss veal parm at family friendly restaurants in Providence?

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  1. You might try Andino's on the Hill. Though not sure how family friendly it is; maybe if you go early. I have never had the veal parm at Angelo's but it would fit the family friendly part of the request.

    If you are not wedded to staying in Providence and have a car, Realis in Johnston on Rt.44 (just make a left on Smith St - the street in front of the capital and keep going West) does really good red sauce Italian. It is family run and not cool, hip or a scene place by any stretch of the imagination but the food is quite good and the portions are generous.

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    1. re: Frobisher

      We have no problem driving elsewhere as long as it isn't far from the city or maybe has a kid friendly attraction nearby. Plus, I much prefer a low-key, non-sceny place as we're out with our kids for our older son's bday. How far is Realis from our hotel do you think?

      1. re: chowgirl

        Federal Hill has numerous Italian restaurants with Veal Parm on their menu's...

        1. re: Sean

          Thank you. Yes, I knew Federal Hill had many Italian restaurants. Being from out of town, however, I don't know which are the best for veal parm with good prices, generous portions, and family friendly. That's why I'd love recs for specific restaurants by Providence folks.

        2. re: chowgirl

          I would guess 15-20 minutes, as long you're not going during rush hour.


        old-school goodness. kid's menu, too. afterwards you can go around the block to pastiche or up the street to jesse's for desserts.

        1. If you don't mind a little ride. I think Tony Papa's in Knightsville has great veal dishes.