best italian grocery in providence
I am looking for the best Itailian grocery and bakery in Providence.
Best bet is on Federal Hill in Providence - for grocery, I usually frequest Constantino's Venda Ravioli at DePasquale Square - Schiallo's Bakery is a few doors down. Roma's also has a good selection for italian grocery items. They are also on Federal Hill.
If you want a great selection of prepared foods then head to Venda. If you want higher quality product then I would head to Tony' Colonial just a block down Atwells.
I agree that Tony's and Venda are prob the best around. I go there at least 4-5 tmes a month. I also use them professionaly as a chef.
The places mentioned so far are all nice, but pricey - if you don't mind going a bit out of the way into Warwick, I've been shopping at The Food Chalet for years - I've found them to have an excellent selection, good prices, and they have Buono's Bakery for their Italian baker - soooo good! I usually end my shopping trip with a cappuccino and a couple of biscotti to go!
For Italian grocery I'd go with Tony's. Great selection and better prices than Venda...plus, you don't have to deal with the crowds. I still go to Venda for gelato though!
For "best" Italian bakery? That one is much harder....there seems to be one on every block and they all have such a wide variety of stuff. Palmieri's in Johnston is very good though.