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Providence - lunch w/ teen and senior

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Hello - need to reserve a lunch with teen & senior citizen in Providence on Sat. Senior is adventurous to a degree so it can be kind of fun - but don't won't blaring music or excessive loud...want decent food. I was interested in Cuba Revolution or Nick's on Broadway - don't know if they'd be too loud, super crowded, etc. I detest Fire & Ice and really don't want "chain" restaurant - we've done them all in the area. HELP please!

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  1. The last time we went to Cuban Revolution for lunch, it was one of the worst meals I have ever had. Would cross that one off your list. Nick's, otoh, was quite good. I think Mediterraneo still has a prix fixe lunch and it will please a wide range of ages.

    1. I agree about Cuban Revolution...had a terrible dinner there a few weeks ago. Pizzico on Hope Street is really good. If you want to be in the center of things, CheeseCake Factory IS a chain, but the menu is extensive, and, there IS something for everyone, and the food is quite good.

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      1. re: AikiLou

        Thank you for the advice - CCF food is okay, not my favorite. (The wait gets to me more than anything;) I will consider Nick's, Pizzico and Mediterraneo; I'll report back after "chowfest"

        1. re: adiosoven

          Obviously this comes way to late, but in case anyone else runs into this thread: We just went to Pizzico for the first time. Not good. It's way over-priced, and the margherita pizza we got ("with balsamic essence") tasted like something from the freezer aisle steamed in a puddle of balsamic. The service was fine, for what that's worth.

          Nicks, on the other hand, is great.