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Michael's Pappardelle in North Providence, RI

sarahbeth Aug 5, 2009 04:25 PM

Has anyone went to Michael's Pappardelle Cafe on Smith Street in North Providence?

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    FoodMakesMeHappy RE: sarahbeth Aug 7, 2009 11:00 AM

    Super-convenient location, quick & friendly staff, good food, lots of menu options and a bar!

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      OOliver RE: FoodMakesMeHappy Aug 8, 2009 04:33 PM

      I had two very bad experiences there since they took over from Mezza-Luna cafe. The food was awful, and the service - what service? Beware.

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        sarahbeth RE: OOliver Aug 14, 2009 02:27 AM

        How long ago was your experience, OOliver?

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          OOliver RE: sarahbeth Feb 14, 2010 08:47 AM

          Sorry - just went back to this thread since last August! I went there twice in June/July of last year (2009) - just before I posted above. I thought the first time was just a bad experience, so I went a second time - which was worst than the first time. How this place stays open is anyone's guess. I don't know one person who has been there and returned a second time.

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        jimmymo150 RE: FoodMakesMeHappy Feb 2, 2010 09:10 AM

        Are you related to the owners somehow? The Magic Chef Sandwich is the worst, and the price is not worth it.

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        deanosmom RE: sarahbeth Feb 11, 2010 02:21 PM

        My husband and I went about a week ago and it was terrible. My penne alla vodka was pasty and gritty - almost like they used cheap cheese and it wouldn't melt. The pasta was cooked for so long it tasted terrible - so much for al dente. I would not recommend this restaurant.

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          loonatic RE: sarahbeth Feb 27, 2010 11:21 AM

          We went last month w/ 2-4-1 coupon. Both ordered chicken and eggplant parm. Half-way through dish, still no sign of chicken. Asked server if given wrong order-was told chicken and eggplant are a blend. Prepared in blender most likely! Pasta was overcooked. First and last time here.

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            girlwbigdogz RE: sarahbeth Mar 12, 2010 03:05 AM

            First time bbq pizza was good, after that pizza was burnt, cold, and loaded with cheese after asking for light cheese. Unfriendly staff.

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