When it comes to amazing restaurants, the biggest problem in Rhode Island is having too many choices! From traditional Italian, amazing seafood, and so much more, there is no shortage of wonderful food destinations. There are some, however, that might not look like much from the outside, but the food is so good the exterior doesn’t bother you at all. In fact, it adds to the charm. Here are 11 restaurants you might not expect much from on the outside, but what you’ll find inside will bring you back again and again.
1. Frank and John's From Italy, East Greenwich
This authentic Italian pizzeria is easy to miss in its East Greenwich location and serves what many Rhode Islanders argue is the very best Italian food around. Family owned and operated since the 1970s, this place is a great place to enjoy an amazing slice of pizza.
2. Pastiche, Providence
This cozy and delicious bakery is located off a side street in the heart of historical Federal Hill. The deserts are baked fresh each day right inside, making this place worth searching for next time you're on the hill.
3. Amaral's Fish and Chips, Warren
Amaral's in Warren might not look like much on the outside, but the fried seafood served inside is some of the best around.
4. Clean Plate, Providence
This nondescript exterior has an amazing and creative array of menu items. From brunch to dinner, this Providence spot is worth the visit.
5. Lindy's Tavern, Slatersville
This neighborhood bar and grille located in the heart of North Smithfield is a much loved destination for locals.
6. Los Andes, Providence
This Peruvian and Bolivian style restaurant is not only difficult to find in Providence, it also has an unassuming storefront. Walk inside and the intense aroma of the amazing food and inviting atmosphere hit you instantly. The enclosed patio located at the very back of the restaurant with a pond and fire pit is an especially beautiful place to enjoy dinner with friends.
7. Blaze Village Kitchen, Pawtucket
There are virtually no signs that an amazing restaurant is located inside this sprawling brick building with various small stores and studio spaces known as Hope Artiste Village. Blaze Village Kitchen offers an eclectic menu, amazing cocktails, an exciting selection of tapas, and freshly prepared brick oven pizza.
8. North Restaurant, Providence
Located off the beaten path in Providence and being identifiable by just a small neon sign, North doesn't look like much on the outside. Delicious fresh seafood and a unique and ever changing dinner menu make this place a great hidden option.
9. Poco Loco Tacos, Cranston
Best known for their traveling food truck, Poco Loco serves up some of the best tacos to be found in state. The truck was so successful, they opened a small storefront in Cranston.
10. Lemongrass, Warwick
This Asian bistro and sushi spot might have a dull exterior, but the food is some of the most exciting dishes the city of Warwick has to offer. From amazing seafood to asian inspired dishes, Lemongrass is sure to please.
11. Kitchen, Providence
Though tiny and plain in appearance, there is always a garunteed line out the door and often times around the corner every morning outside Kitchen. Famous for their tasty breakfast menu, this restaurant has become a Providence legend.
Are there any other restaurants you would add to this list? Let me know in the comments.