Included in Rhode Island Monthly's Best of Rhode Island, The Pizza Gourmet accommodates customers with a choice of custom pizzas cooked in-house or raw pies that customers can take home. All pizzas start out as a plate of fresh garlic, olive oil, parmesan, asiago, and italian parsley, but customers can personalize their pies with a multitude of crust, sauce, cheese, and topping options. Although the eatery specializes in pizza, noncircular appetites can be slaked with menu items such as sun-dried tomato pesto penne, italian grinders, and sodas.
The chefs also take their culinary creations out into the world via four theme catering menus, outfitting tailgate parties, corporate breakfasts, and cocktail parties with equal enthusiasm. Food-eaters can customize their catering orders according to dietary needs, as well, including vegan and gluten-free catering options. Inside the restaurant, an exposed-brick accent wall is painted fire-truck red to match the dining room's vivid crimson accents. The walls are covered in a rainbow of handwritten menu options, with entrees, appetizers, salads, and desserts all vying for perfect penmanship awards.
Soaking up the vibes alongside Oakland Beach, Marley's on the Beach takes on the personality of its waterfront location. Inside, tables spread visitors out across a spacious dining area, and tiki hut hatching decorates a fully stocked bar. There, servers concoct refreshing cocktails and frozen drinks, such as the orange vodka and ice cream mix-infused creamcicle. Adding to the relaxed island feel, live bands gets crowds swinging and swaying every night the restaurant is open.
Ozzi Buger is RI first "Build Your Own Burger". It is the 1950's fast food of our error. With the simple check what you want menu, it is very easy to create endless creations of tasty burgers. We only use fresh Herford beef cooked to your liking. Top it off with our hand cut sweet fry's and Ozzi's pink sauce.
Sam’s has served up iconic Rhode Island hot wieners for more than 40 years in a low-key Yankees-themed space. The classic diner menu centers on its sausage-y specialties, made "all the way" with meat sauce, mustard, and raw onions ($1.76), and toted out in gravity-defying style stacked up servers' arms. Guests can also opt for a double cheeseburger ($4.99) or pastrami grinder ($5.49), as well as round out meals with small sides of homemade onion rings ($4.49) or curly fries ($4.49). Set sail for a full Ocean State–style dinner atop one of Sam’s retro bar stools, reeling in plates of fish 'n' chips ($8.95) or fried clams ($8.95), or take eats to go. Stepping into Sam’s transports diners back in time to an era when eateries could feed a family for $10 and brontosaurs roamed the land, pilfering lettuce leaves from diners' sandwiches.
Christopher Palios, executive chef and owner of Sophia’s Tuscan Grille, inherited his cooking skills from his Sicilian grandmother, with whom he worked side-by-side as a child constructing traditional Italian dishes. Palios went on to refine his techniques by attending culinary school, traveling to the Caribbean and northern Italy, and working in the kitchens of celebrity chefs Emeril Lagasse and Todd English. Palios uses high-quality ingredients to create innovative dishes that reflect the Tuscan countryside.
Personal touches go into the savory entrees, as seen by the hand-stretched peasant-style grilled flatbreads and the handcrafted nuggets of spinach and ricotta gnocchi. Black n’ blue mussels—simmered with crisp pancetta, gorgonzola, and chives—and linguine with clams pair with diners’ libations toted from home under the restaurant's BYOB policy. House-made desserts round out meals with creamy bites of wild-strawberry spumoni as refreshing as a nap in the produce aisle. To bring the Tuscan experience to their own kitchens, diners may take a cooking class or purchase one of four spice rubs hand mixed and packaged by chef Christopher.
Picking a meal at Grid Iron Ale House & Grille is no easy task, but that choice pales in comparison to selecting a beverage. That's because bartenders keep more than 30 craft beers on tap, not to mention many more bottled alongside top-shelf spirits and a dozen wines. The libations complement the culinary team's mostly classic approach to pub food, which includes Angus sliders with chipotle mayo and subs whose meatballs come stuffed with mozzarella. Feasts unfold amid constant entertainment, from live events such as karaoke and poker to games on HDTVs adorning every wall and carefully balanced on each server's head.