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Providence lunch,dinner. Friday & Saturday??

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Will be in Providence for lunch and early dinner Friday (11/23) and for dinner Saturday. Need recommendations. Any cuisine, but prefer Mediterranean: Greek, Lebanese, Italian. Anybody been to Opa recently?

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  1. Not a local but I have visited Providence a lot. Unfortunately I can't recommend anything in the cuisines you prefer- the only Italian-ish place I have been to more than once is Al Forno and I've had erratic meals there (really good to "not so great for the price"), so I can't wholeheartedly endorse it. Never been to Opa.

    But since you mention "any cuisine" here are a few I like. I don't know your pricepoint, but I really love Gracie's and Chez Pascal. I also like Local 121.

    Gracie's
    http://graciesprovidence.com/
    194 Washington St. Providence, RI 02903
    (401) 272-7811

    Chez Pascal
    http://chez-pascal.com/
    960 Hope Street Providence, RI 02906
    (401) 421-4422

    Local 121
    http://local121.com/home
    121 Washington Street
    Providence, RI 02903

    For lunch I love Farmstead's sandwiches and cheese, and Duck and Bunny for lunch nibbles and cupcakes. Sentimental favorites are Spike's for hotdogs and Geoff's for sandwiches.

    Farmstead
    http://www.farmsteadinc.com/
    186 Wayland Avenue, Providence, RI 02906
    Phone: 401-274-7177

    Duck and Bunny (service can be really slow here
    )http://www.theduckandbunny.com/
    312 Wickenden Street Providence, RI 02903
    (401) 270-3300

    1. Very little Greek or Lebanese in the area you don't already know about, from the sound of things. Haven't been to Opa recently, but it has a solid reputation. Not personally a fan of Andreas on Thayer.

      Lots of Italian chat is searchable here on the board, but my favorite is Siena on Atwells.

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      1. re: Garris

        Thanks to greymalkin and garris. Made it to Siena, which was very good. Never made it to Opa, but will next time..