The Award-Winning Figidini Serves True Neapolitan Style Pizza Right Here In Rhode Island
Neapolitan pizza, also known as Naples style pizza, is not easy to find outside of Italy — at least, if you want the flavor to be of the same quality. But not only do we have a place right here in Rhode Island we can visit when such a craving strikes, but it happens to be a family-owned eatery many of us know and love. Figidini is one of the Ocean State’s finest gems, and the food is outstanding.
You'll find Figidini at 67 Washington Street in Providence.
Providence often receives national attention for its dining scene, so it's unsurprising that the city is where you'll find this gem.
Figidini is co-owned by Frankie and Kara Cecchinelli, and the story of how this place came to be is pretty special.
Over 30 years ago, Frankie’s parents, Franca and Joe, opened a restaurant called Franca's. Their restaurant was one of the first commercial wood burning oven restaurants in Massachusetts, and it was wildly successful.
Eventually, Franca's opened a second location in Cape Cod, which is where Frankie grew up learning the skill of wood fire cooking.
When he met Kara, they decided to pursue their love of food and wood fired cooking together.
Figidini opened in 2013 as the only restaurant in Rhode Island that solely uses a wood fired oven for cooking.
They must be doing something right, because the pizza here is perfection.
To be considered an authentic Neapolitan pizza, it must be made with either San Marzano tomatoes or Pomodorino del Piennolo del Vesuvio and buffalo mozzarella.
And while a lot of these ingredients are sourced locally, some come from different regions of Italy. If you've been to Italy, you may be able to taste the difference here.
Figidini's main attraction is pizza, but you can also enjoy appetizers, salads, and daily specials here.
Everything is fresh and delicious. The ingredients are simple because the natural flavors stand out on their own (especially after being cooked in a wood fired oven).
Figidini has won numerous awards, including being named the Best Pizza in Rhode Island several times by Rhode Island Monthly.
And if you're dining in, you can wash it down with a perfectly crafted cocktail or a cold local beer.
When you visit, you can dine on the patio or enjoy some limited seating in the dining room.
A full takeout menu is also available if you'd prefer to have your pizza at home.
Treat yourself to some Neapolitan style pizza at
Figidini. Trust us.
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figidini, 67 Washington St, Providence, RI 02903, USA