Flare's band of culinary savants bring together Italian flavors on a menu of home cooked pastas, fresh seafood, and toasty pizzas baked in a brick oven. Appetizers invite dining duos and quartets to share homemade lasagna rolls stuffed with ground beef, cheese, and house sauce, which limbos with grace under the mouth's laser security beam. For pizza, chefs paint a doughy canvas in a tableau of specialty toppings such as danish ham, capicola, italian sausage, and shredded mozzarella that melts via the flames of a brick oven. Eaters navigate their forks through lobster-filled ravioli drenched in a brandy cream sauce and tossed with tiger shrimp. Finally, hands intertwine to split up a dessert pizza weighed down in a choice of four sugary toppings, such as Reese's peanut butter cup or sliced strawberries drizzled in chocolate. Groups of four pair their Italian eats with a bottle of red or white wine, including a Citra pinot grigio collected during Italy's seasonal wine deluges.
Cafe Gianna's freshly constructed dishes reflect flavorful Old-World Italian recipes served morning, afternoon, and evening. Executive chef Dave Thomas melds seafood, veggies, and succulent carne into pastas, pizzas, and children's songs about lost meatballs and pairs globally inspired à la carte eats such as the popular sesame-encrusted ahi tuna with gourmet desserts. The courteous wait staff, food-laden plates in hand, navigates through a cozy dining room or a private event room that holds 20–40 guests. During warmer seasons, outdoor seating offers mealtime views of Coventry and its roving wildlife imported straight from Tuscany.
Come Along Inn dishes up a comforting menu of sizzling burgers, saucy wings, and sudsy brews in an idyllic neighborhood eatery crowned by a charming vintage neon sign. Slathered in sweet and spicy sauces, a salacious selection of Wicked Good wings slathered with cool dressings ($5.99) glide into mouths as smoothly as a mayonnaise-coated Slip 'n Slide. Accompanied by crispy fries or golden tater tots, the Inn’s third-pound burgers include the robust bacon cheeseburger’s panoply of bacon, american cheese, and fresh veggies ($5.99) and The 402’s mouthwatering medley of mushrooms, grilled onions, bacon, and your choice of cheese ($6.29). Flex your pop-culture prowess through mouthfuls of beer-battered fish and chips ($6.99) at Wednesday–evening trivia contests or warble slurry odes to the restaurant’s full-service bar, flat-screen TV, and homespun décor during karaoke on Sunday nights.
Along with providing classy urbanites with a pastoral setting of forested hills, treacherous water traps, and the scenic Moosup River, the Foster Country Club offers a full 18-hole, par 72 course for your golf-cart-rampaging pleasure. Players of all skill levels can get in on the action, but every golfer should beware of the approach to the elevated green on hole 6, the double dogleg on hole 12, and the resident troll beneath the covered bridge.
Andiamo Bistro offers patrons a menu of various regional, homemade edibles from the country that invented pasta tots. Slurp a soup of stracciatella ($6) to prepare for escargot de bourgogne ($14), flavored with garlic, thyme, butter, brandy, and moxie. A dish of chicken marsala ($18) supported by mushrooms and shallots stretches stomachs without leaving marks, and various choices of pasta—such as the penne puttanesca, which divvies out a healthy heap of tomatoes, anchovies, olives, and capers ($15)—enliven culinary fantasies with sparks of real-life spice and satisfaction.