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nbermas Jul 24, 2008 05:37 PM

food and service for a big anniversary? What do you think, what are there specialties and price range please. Doesn't have to be fancy just special and very clean thanks. Staying in Gloester or something closer would be great.

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  1. invinotheresverde RE: nbermas Jul 24, 2008 09:42 PM

    Can't recommend anything near where you're staying, but I love Gracie's and (especially) Chez Pascal, both in Providence. Do a search of the boards to find many positive reviews.

    Happy Anniversary!

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      Frobisher RE: nbermas Jul 25, 2008 07:21 AM

      Likewise, I don't know of anything in that particular neck of the woods. Depending on your conception of distance, Providence may be a reasonable drive.

      In Providence, I second Gracies and Chez Pascal, and would also throw New Rivers into the mix.

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        OOliver RE: Frobisher Jul 25, 2008 10:58 AM

        One place much closer to you is "d.carlo's", an Italian restaurant which is located on Rte 7 (near the Rte 116/George Wahsington Highway intersection). The food is nothing less than spectacular and the service is superb (I honestly think it beats any Italian restaurant on 'The Hill' in Providence). I usually try to go there a couple of times a month with friends for special occasions, and never have been disappointed.

        The price range is reasonable ($15-$25), and there's usually enough food on the plate to 'take home'. Save room for dessert!

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          nbermas RE: OOliver Jul 25, 2008 04:04 PM

          Thank you everyone, greatly appreciate your help!

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            sarabean RE: OOliver Jul 26, 2008 09:01 PM

            I have to concur with d.carlo being a great choice. it's basically on the way if you were going to providence anyway, but a lot closer to gloucster, and more reasonably priced than a lot you'd find in the city. the food is never less than excellent, the service is very good and it's just a really great place. they have definitely nailed it. good luck!

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              JaneRI RE: sarabean Jul 28, 2008 06:48 AM

              a local would never go from Gloucester to Providence via Smithfield/Lincoln.....you'd take 44 all the way to Providence.

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                sarabean RE: JaneRI Aug 16, 2008 12:41 AM

                yes, take 44 and eat where, chelo's? chili's or uno's? myself, i live in the city and drive TO smithfield to go to d.carlo. ever been, btw?

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                  JaneRI RE: sarabean Aug 19, 2008 05:34 AM

                  Yes, I love d.carlo and go pretty frequently (and much prefer it to Trattoria Romana down the street). I was just making the point that it wasn't really on the way to Providence.....although when I think about it, it's not really a big deal to head up 116 from 44....I was assuming 102 all the way (Chepachet to Smithfield) vs 44 all the way Chepachet to Providence.

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                    sarabean RE: JaneRI Aug 29, 2008 05:14 AM

                    forgot to holler for George's pizza in Pascoag, by far the largest pizza i have ever seen, some real live ambiance,.. JaneRI, sorry to sound so bitchy, i get too worked up over these food things. my bad. : )

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                      OOliver RE: sarabean Aug 29, 2008 11:13 AM

                      While we're talking about Rte 44, I can't leave out Reali's on the 'Johnston' side of 44. It's hidden away in a 'strip plaza', but don't let that fool you. What a great find!

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          JaneRI RE: nbermas Aug 15, 2008 05:28 AM

          more good responses here.....

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