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Feb 18, 2013 05:33 PM

Dinner Sunday night before show in Cumberland RI

We are coming from the Cape on Sunday (Feb 24) to see a show at the Blackstone River Theater. Any suggestions for a good place to eat before the show? We are adventurous eaters and prefer to avoid chains. We may come up 495 and stop in Wrentham before hand. TIA

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    1. re: Sean

      Unfortunately they are closed on Sunday but thanks anyway.

    2. My parents live in neighboring Lincoln, RI so we have had to find nearby places to eat if we couldn't make it to Providence. These are not adventurous by any means...We've had better than usual pub grub at Blackie's Bulldog Tavern in Smithfield (most recently this past holiday Monday - B had a good Greek salad with nicely seared salmon and I had a plentiful housemade hummus plate). Friendly service at the bar.

      Less to my taste because we rarely eat out for Italian, but a pleasant place to go with the folks is Trattoria Romana in Lincoln.

      1. D. Carlo in Smithfield or Siena - the same owners from Providence and east Greenwich Siena are opening a place in northern RI - Smithfield I think.

        1. enjoyed the sushi at enh in lincoln a few years back and faial's in smithfield has a good portugeuse-inspired menu. neither is going to give providence's best a run for their money, but i wouldn't be unhappy eating at either of them.

          1. Where did you end up going?

            (I forgot to mention in my post that Blackie's plays their music REALLY loudly...and we're both live music fiends...The staff is so friendly and accomodating that I'm sure they would turn it down if asked.)

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            1. re: digga

              We ended up at La Cucina in Smithfield. It was very good.

              1. re: AGM_Cape_Cod

                Good to know for future trips to hang out with mom and dad. Care to elaborate a wee bit more? In any case, sounds like it might be a nice change of pace (mom and dad love Italian since they eat Korean every night at home).

                1. re: digga

                  We split an appetizer of sausage stuffed artichoke hearts. The sauce was a white wine sauce and very nice. My DH had the steak with wild mushroom risotto. I had the Pollo La Cucina which was with artichoke hearts (my menu trigger item), red peppers and mushrooms topped with mozzarella. No time for dessert as we were late for the show.With one cocktail, glass of white wine and a bottle of Sangiovese the tab was $108.