Dining out with friends can foster healthy relationships that might otherwise be limited to impersonal group texts or overly personal bath-time visits. Get a bite in person with a person with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Italian fare and drinks for dinner at Euro Bistro. Dinner begins at 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Euro Bistro's chefs compile fresh ingredients from regional distributors to create scrumptious Italian entrees, pastas, and focaccia pizzas. At the casual Federal Hill eatery, diners can sample the locally famous fried calamari ($9.95) or the cheese-crusted shrimp romano ($10.95) before treating taste buds to heaping bowls of pasta, which range from veggie primavera ($14.95) to veal parmigiana with penne pasta ($17.95). Spoon up bites of grilled pork chops ($14.95–$18.95) and chicken marsala ($17.95) to feed muscles ample protein before the next in-office game of computer toss or stay loyal to swimming competitions by diving into some liquids at the cozy bar.
By setting his restaurant at the less congested end of Atwells Avenue, Ken Turchetta has stayed under the radar in Federal Hill—a status he enjoys because it keeps his restaurant intimate. That’s why even after 12 years in business, it’s common to see him make a stop at every table.
Since the beginning, chef Hector Madrid has been Ken’s go-to artisan for creating authentic Italian dishes from fresh, local ingredients. The resultant spread is impressive: chicken and veal marsala, fish fillets, and rings-only calamari, all easily paired with red or white wine by the bottle or glass.
441 Atwells Ave.
Providence, Rhode Island 02909