After wandering around Providence all day you'll get hungry and want a good place to eat.  Fortunately, Providence's cusine scene is an embarassment of riches, thanks in a large part to graduates and students of Johnson & Wales University.  Providence not only has a large quantity of restaurants, it has a very high average of very good to excellent restaurants, generally at prices slightly lower than nearby Boston.

  • The city has a unique type of pizza. Not quite like the pizza made in Boston, and not quite like the type in New York, it it delicious and for the most part, inexpensive.
  • If you're looking for fish, Providence has some great choices on seafood restaurants. However, you need to check first to make sure the restaurant is in your price range. Often times seafood restaurants in Providence can be a bit pricey, and you'll want to make sure you won't go broke before ordering the food.   Hemenway's is the quintessential high-end seafood stop.
  • The Federal Hill area is the Little Italy of Providence, filled with Italian fare that ranges from traditional family recipes to edgy modern takes, and prices from cheap to very expensive.
  • New American/Comfort food is becoming more and more popular around Providence.  On the East Side, try Oak, Twist or Red Stripe.  Julian's on Broadway is also vegetarian- and vegan-friendly.  Thayer Street on College Hill is home to Kartabar, Spats and Paragon.
  • If you head to East Providence, there are some hip places to eat where the trendy people go, but there are also the traditional spots as well.