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Jul 28, 2009 06:15 AM

Restaurants in Jamestown, RI

Where should we eat dinner in Jamestown?

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  1. Trattorria Simpatico

    A little more casual:
    Tricia's Tropigrille across the street

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    1. re: milemarker0

      I second milemarker0. Those are my 2 favorites as well

    2. Not too many choices in Jamestown but I also like Tricia's (the fresh fish sandwich of the day, usually bluefish, is always delicious). The tiki bar out back is fun. Simpatico, while beautiful, always seems a bit more stuffier to me. Also more spendy for, what I have heard, is just ok Italian food.

      A neat alternative is pizza night at the Village Hearth bakery (Sunday nights). It's run by a wonderful couple, the guy who is 1st generation Italian and a true artisan. If you are not there for Sunday night, it is still a must-try for their freshly-baked wares. My favorite food-related stop in Jamestown and/or Newport.

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      1. re: digga

        On Sunday nights you can go and get take out pizza at Village Hearth? Is it good? That sounds great!

        1. re: Alica

          Yep and yep! When I have been fortunate enough to be there on a Sunday, I eat it right there outside with the locals.

          1. re: Alica

            the pizza at village hearth is prepared for a wait though

            1. re: katy1

              Have not gotten there yet but it is on my list. A new restaurant also opened recently where Tricia's used to be, Fish. I look forward to trying that also!

              1. re: Alica

                FISH is terrific - The upstairs bar with an outdoor patio has the best views around. I recommend the homemade canneloni stuffed with lamb paired with a big red. My husband had a basic spaghetti with clams in olive oil...tasty and fresh ..

                1. re: LAC06488

                  I also had the Spaghetti with clams excellent just enough to feel relaxed not like some places that pile up a pound pf pasta until you burst. Their patio is open now and they have a nice wood stone oven popping out pizzas and etc.

                  1. re: Frank Terranova

                    Wow, I just looked at the menu again. It looks nice, lots of interesting choices! I look forward to trying it!

        2. Could I have an update on places for dinner in Jamestown? We will be there in July the weekend of the Newport Folk Festival and would like to plan for a couple of nice dinners.

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          1. re: 3catsnh

            Haven't been down in Rhody yet this season but I can't imagine things have changed much in Jamestown (I live in Boston now). We Rhode Islanders tend not to like change! LOL!

            In addition to Tricia's and Village Hearth, we've enjoyed the views and (ok) food at the Boat House in Tiverton, RI. The food is nothing to write home about but the location is great. If Bristol is not too far for you, there are good options there, too (DeWolfe Tavern, Persimmon).

            1. re: digga

              Thanks! Now I would love to hear more about Bristol and the restaurants there!

            2. re: 3catsnh

              We ate at the Bay Voyage restaurant last year and were pleasantly surprised! Great view there too.

              1. re: 3catsnh

                are you driving or ferrying? if you stay til end of fest, it will be 9-930 by the time you get back to Jamestown. if you take water taxi to Old Port (by the Mooring) you will have many more options

                - Perro Salado - creative Mexican/american
                - The Mooring - seafood, classic NE
                - Salvation Cafe - funky american/pan
                - Puerini's - Italian
                - Bouchard - French
                - Tallulahs - creative farm fresh
                - Scales and Shells - seafood
                - 22 Bowens - steak / American
                - Fluke - farm fresh

                Puerini's Restaurant
                24 Memorial Blvd W, Newport, RI 02840

                Perro Salado
                19 Charles St, Newport, RI 02840

                1. re: 5thAndNowhere

                  This is great--thanks! We just found out that the wonderful woman who owns the B&B we have been staying at for many years has retired--she is in her 90's! So we are searching for digs and it's been very hard. We may look further away in the Tiverton or Bristol area. Happy to avoid the crowds in Newport and drive in to the festival--if we can get some good dinners.

              2. avoid Trattoria, the rudest staff ever. decor is so sad and the place seems dirty!

                1. The new restaurant called Fish excellent

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                  1. re: Frank Terranova

                    Oh thanks Frank! I look forward to trying it! How is Scales and Shells?

                    1. re: Alica

                      I have been there once but when the weather breaks Fish has an outside patio holding about 100 people with the most beautiful granite bar and Oregon Wood Oven for small plates. Check it out for dinner its a bit pricey and the portions are not huge.