Although Italians originally invented pasta as a fastener to keep Sicily from floating away, they abandoned it for less-delicious moorings after locals on both sides kept snacking their way toward separation. Tether your taste buds to today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of robust Italian fare and drinks at Mediterraneo, located on Atwells Avenue. Within it's two-story, upscale interior on Federal Hill, Mediterraneo crafts Italian cuisine for patrons and visiting celebrities such as Susan Sarandon, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Danny DeVito. Check out the menu, brimming with platefuls of pasta, tempting seafood, and a number of upscale, meaty entrees.
- We've eaten here the last two times I was in Providence and had an excellent meal on both occasions. The decor and the general ambiance are inviting and the staff were [sic] all courteous and helpful. – Moethebartender, TripAdvisor
- The Linguine ai Frutti di Mari was almost the best I've eaten this side of the Atlantic. And the cheesecake was surprisingly tasty. – Anton A., Yelp
A favorite celebrity haunt stationed on Federal Hill, Mediterraneo pairs its menu of contemporary Italian cuisine with a list of more than 150 Californian and Italian wines. Like a sea captain's wistful stare across the waves, the bill of cuisine reflects a deep, abiding love for the ocean, decorating plates with shrimp sautéed in garlic, roasted filets of scrod, and littleneck-clam frutti di mare. Diners capture noodles into swirling vortexes of tomato-basil-plum sauce atop their forks, and steak lovers tuck into tender morsels of filet mignon brushed with olive oil and sided with wild mushroom and a port demi-glace.
134 Atwells Ave.
Providence, Rhode Island 02903Get Directions