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Visitors to Pastiche Fine Desserts & Café, located off Dean Street on Federal Hill, may find it hard to choose between the numerous mouth-watering confections on display. Their pastries are created from only the freshest and finest ingredients. They offer a wide range of sweets: from tarts and tortes that recall sophisticated European venues, to classic American cakes and brownies. Patrons can sit to enjoy dessert and a cup of tea or specialty coffee at one of the café's small tables, but they fill up fast in the evening. Pastries, which vary seasonally, may be purchased whole or by the piece.
With a warm ambiance and a welcoming atmosphere, Roma exudes a cozy charm. Dine on dishes inspired by Southern Italian coastal cooking that evoke convivial summer afternoons by the sea. Savor dishes like antipasto misto della casa, cozze alla Roma, and clam zuppa alla Roma. Local seafood in classic Italian preparations feature heavily on the menu and will delight seafood lovers. Their pizzas are equally delicious and come topped with deli-fresh ingredients like buffalo mozzarella, parma prosciutto, and fire roasted peppers. Ideal for relaxed dinners with family or friends, Roma promises Italian food done right.
The Newport Creamery is a local chain of pleasant restaurants frequented by everyone from senior citizens to families with children. While these friendly restaurants began with a heavy emphasis on the ice cream dishes they offer, including the famous Awful Awful (basically a large milkshake), they quickly became a favorite lunch spot. Try the tuna or grilled cheese sandwich, or enjoy a hearty burger. The restaurants are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and are a great place to go with small children.
Hot Wiener is a dish unique to the state of Rhode Island and Olneyville New York System is a famous pioneer in preparing and popularizing this dish. Dating back to the early 20th Century, this historic and award-winning restaurant serves wieners soaked in their signature sauce, accompanied by cups of coffee milk. Preserving the traditional recipes, its wieners resemble hot dogs and are made by filling mustard sauce, soyabean oil, celery salt and onions into hot dog rolls. The late-night hours attract everyone, from the young to the aged and locals as well as tourists. Indeed, it is one of the best spots to sample the specialized cuisine of the region.