2017’s Best of Rhode Island!

Editors and readers name their picks for the state's best spots for food, shopping, fun and beauty.

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Readers' Poll

Statewide

Restaurant
Siena, East Greenwich, Providence, Smithfield

Restaurant That’s Worthy of a Splurge
The Capital Grille, Providence

New Restaurant
Massimo, Providence

Brunch
Eleven Forty Nine, East Greenwich

Cheap Eats
Rod’s Grille, Warren

Al Fresco Dining
Matunuck Oyster Bar, South Kingstown

Waterfront Dining
Matunuck Oyster Bar, South Kingstown

Bar Cocktail List
The Eddy, Providence

Wine List
Pane e Vino, Providence

Beer on Tap
Mews Tavern, Wakefield

Bar to People Watch
The Hot Club, Providence

Oyster Bar
Matunuck Oyster Bar, South Kingstown

Burger
Crazy Burger Cafe and 
Juice Bar, Narragansett

Irish Bar
Aidan’s Pub, Bristol

Locally Owned Family-Friendly Restaurant
Wright’s Farm, Harrisville

Dessert
Pastiche, Providence

Gourmet Doughnuts
PVDonuts, Providence

Local Brewer/Brew Pub
Whalers Brewing Company, South Kingstown

Food Truck
Friskie Fries

Farmers Market
Hope Street Farmers Market, Providence

Locally Owned Kid’s Toy Store
Barrington Books, Cranston, Barrington

Locally Owned Home Decor Store
The White Elephant, East Greenwich

Locally Owned Day Spa
Massage Envy Spa, Cranston, East Greenwich, East Providence, Lincoln, Providence

Local Concert Venue
Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel, Providence

Locally Owned Music Store
In Your Ear Records, Warren

Locally Made Beauty Products
Farmaesthetics, Newport

Locally Made Food Products
The Backyard Food Company

News Anchorwoman
Patrice Wood, NBC 10

News Anchorman
Gene Valicenti, NBC 10

Morning News Anchorwoman
Alison Bologna, NBC 10

Morning News Anchorman
Frank Coletta, NBC 10

Television News 
Reporter/Female
Crystal Bui, NBC 10

Television News
Reporter/Male
Mario Hilario, NBC 10

Television 
Meteorologist/Female
Kelly Bates, NBC 10

Television 
Meteorologist/Male
Mark Searles, NBC 10

Television Sportscaster
Frank Carpano, NBC 10

Morning Radio Show
Gene Valicenti, WPRO

Morning TV Show
“The Rhode Show,” WPRI

Radio Talk Show Host
Tara Granahan, WPRO

Local Indie Band
The Naticks

Local News Blog
GoLocalProv.com

Local Lifestyle Blog
PattyJ.com

Rhode Island Instagram
@Hangrygirl_ri

Twitter Feed
@RIProbz

Web Series
Car Pooling with Ben

Rhode Island 
Reality Star
Billy Gilman

Annual Music 
Festival
Newport Folk Festival

Annual Arts/
Crafts Festival
Scituate Art Festival

Hiking Trails
Arcadia Management 
Area, Exeter

Local Tour
The Rhode Island Brew Bus

Trivia Night Host
Dan Anton, 
Narragansett Cafe, Jamestown

Karaoke Night
The Boom Box at the 
Dean Hotel, Providence

Food Event
Eat Drink RI Festival, Providence

Place to Volunteer
The Potter League for Animals, Middletown

Nonprofit Fundraiser
Providence Preservation Society Winter Bash

Wedding Jewelry
Perception Jewelry, Providence

Local Boutique for Wedding Dresses
The Bridal Garden, 
East Greenwich

Waterfront 
Wedding Venue
Castle Hill Inn, Newport

Classic 
Wedding Venue
Kirkbrae Country Club, Lincoln

Wedding Planner
Tiffany Marsocci, Kirkbrae Country Club, Lincoln

Honeymoon Planner
Annie’s Escapes, Cranston

Unique Local 
Wedding Transportation
Rockstar Limo, Cranston

Wedding Cakes 
and Desserts
Sin, Providence

Wedding Caterer
Blackstone Caterers, Middletown

Wedding Florist
Golden Gate Studios, Cranston

Wedding Hair 
and Makeup
Ali Lomazzo Beauty, Cumberland

Wedding Music
Elite Entertainment

Wedding 
Photographer
Meagan Sharum 
Photography, Burrillville

Wedding Stationery
Little Birdie Papercraft and Design Studio, Cranston

Newport County

Restaurant
Brick Alley Pub and Restaurant, Newport

Asian Restaurant
Ching Tao, Middletown

Mexican Restaurant
Diego’s, Newport

Italian Restaurant
Sardella’s Italian Restaurant, Newport

Diner
Blue Plate, Middletown

Breakfast
Corner Cafe, Newport

Lunch
Brick Alley Pub and Restaurant, Newport

Burger
Mission, Newport

Pizza
Via Via, Newport

Sandwich Shop/Deli
Pickles Deli, Middletown

Clam Shack
Flo’s Clam Shack, Middletown

Neighborhood Bar
Narragansett Cafe, Jamestown

Coffee House
Empire Tea and Coffee, Newport

Independent 
Bookstore
Island Books, Middletown

Locally Owned 
Men’s Boutique
Marc Allen Fine Clothiers, Newport

Locally Owned 
Women’s Boutique
Gossip Boutique, Newport

Girls’ Night Out
Mermaid Masterpieces, Newport

Art Gallery
Jamestown Arts Center, Jamestown

Hair Salon
N’Style Salon and Spa, Tiverton

Vintage/Consignment Store

Wish, Newport

Animal Shelter
Potter League for Animals, Middletown

Gift Store
The Portsmouth Shop, Portsmouth

Pet Salon/Boutique
Groom Room, Newport

Bakery
Mad Hatter, Newport

Ice Cream
Frosty Freez, Middletown

Local Music Venue
Narragansett Cafe, Jamestown

Local Event
Newport Jazz Festival

Wine Shop
Grapes and Gourmet, Jamestown

Local Market
Clements’ Marketplace, Portsmouth

Garden Store/Nursery
Chaves’ Gardens, Middletown

Florist
The Secret Garden, Jamestown

Blackstone Valley

Restaurant
Blackie’s Bulldog Tavern, Smithfield

Asian Restaurant
Asia Grille, Lincoln

Mexican Restaurant
Casa Vallarta, Cumberland

Italian Restaurant
Trattoria Romana, Lincoln

Diner
Modern Diner, Pawtucket

Breakfast
Eggs Up, Cumberland

Lunch
Blackie’s Bulldog Tavern, Smithfield

Burger
Blackie’s Bulldog Tavern, Smithfield

Pizza
Cumberland House of Pizza, Cumberland

Sandwich Shop/Deli
J’s Deli, Cumberland, Smithfield, Woonsocket

Neighborhood Bar
Blackie’s Bulldog Tavern, Smithfield

Coffee House
Coffee Connection, Cumberland, 
North Providence and Woonsocket

Hair Salon
A Maureen McCarthy Salon, Pawtucket

Vintage/Consignment Store
Fabulocity, Johnston

Fitness Classes
The Gym LLC, Woonsocket

Animal Shelter
Burrillville Animal Shelter, Burrillville

Gift Store
Brown and Hopkins, Chepachet

Pet Salon/Boutique
Zpup Dog Spa, Lincoln

Bakery
Wright’s Dairy Farm, North Smithfield

Ice Cream
Ice Cream Machine, Cumberland

Local Event
Paint and Vino, Pawtucket

Local Music Venue
The Met, Pawtucket

Wine Shop
Purple Cat Winery, Chepachet

Local Market
Dave’s Marketplace, Cumberland, Smithfield

Garden Store/Nursery
Central Nurseries, Johnston

Florist
Valley Falls Flower Shop, Cumberland

Free Attraction
Slater Park, Pawtucket

Providence

Restaurant
Siena, Providence

Asian Restaurant
Apsara, Providence

Mexican Restaurant
El Rancho Grande, Providence

Italian Restaurant
Pane e Vino, Providence

Diner
West Side Diner, Providence

Breakfast
Julians, Providence;
Nicks on Broadway, Providence

Lunch
Massimo, Providence

Burger
Harry’s Bar and Burger, Providence

Pizza
Caserta’s, Providence

Sandwich Shop/Deli
The Sandwich Hut, Providence

Neighborhood Bar
Ivy Tavern, Providence

Coffee House
Coffee Exchange, Providence

Independent Bookstore
Books on the Square, Providence

Locally Owned 
Men’s Boutique
Marc Allen Fine Clothiers, Providence

Locally Owned 
Women’s Boutique

Capucine, Providence

Girls’ Night Out
Point Street Dueling Pianos, Providence

Art Gallery
RISD Museum, Providence

Hair Salon
Ky Michaels Salon, Providence

Vintage/Consignment Store

The Vault, Providence

Fitness Classes
Body Soul Inspired Personal Training, Providence

Animal Shelter
Providence Animal Rescue League, Providence

Gift Store
Frog and Toad, Providence

Pet Salon/Boutique
The Cheeky Hound, Providence

Bakery
Seven Stars Bakery, Providence

Ice Cream
Three Sisters, Providence

Local Music Venue
Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel, Providence

Local Event
WaterFire;
Providence Preservation Society Winter Bash

Wine Shop
Bottles Fine Wine, Providence

Local Market
Eastside Marketplace, Providence

Garden Store/Nursery
Cluck!, Providence

Florist
Jephry Floral Studio, Providence

South County

Restaurant
Matunuck Oyster Bar, South Kingstown

Asian Restaurant
Dragon Palace, Coventry

Mexican Restaurant
El Fuego Mexican Grill, Wakefield

Italian Restaurant
Trattoria Romana South, Wakefield

Diner
Phil’s Main Street Grille, Wakefield

Breakfast
T’s Restaurant, Narragansett

Lunch
Crazy Burger Cafe and 
Juice Bar, Narragansett

Burger
Crazy Burger Cafe and 
Juice Bar, Narragansett

Pizza
Pasquale’s Pizzeria Napoletana, 
South Kingstown

Sandwich Shop/Deli
Gansett Wraps, Narragansett

Clam Shack
Iggy’s Doughboys 
and Chowder House, Narragansett

Neighborhood Bar
Mews Tavern, Wakefield

Coffee House
Java Madness, Wakefield

Independent Bookstore
Wakefield Books, Wakefield

Locally Owned 
Women’s Boutique
Elle G, Wakefield

Girls’ Night Out
Ocean Mist, Wakefield

Boys’ Night Out
Ocean Mist, Wakefield

Art Gallery
Hera Gallery, 
South Kingstown

Hair Salon
Salon Stella, Exeter

Vintage/
Consignment Store
Re Antiques and Interiors, North Kingstown

Fitness Classes
South County Adventure Boot Camp for Women, Narragansett

Animal Shelter
Save One Soul, Wakefield

Gift Store
Purple Cow, Wakefield

Pet Salon/Boutique
Benny and Jack, Wakefield

Bakery
Sweet Cakes, Wakefield

Ice Cream
Brickley’s, 
Narragansett, Wakefield

Local Music Venue
Ocean Mist, Wakefield

Local Event
Blessing of the Fleet Weekend, Narragansett

Wine Shop
Wakefield Liquors, Wakefield

Local Market
Belmont Market, Wakefield

Florist
Flowerthyme, 
South Kingstown

Free Attraction
Beaches, South County

East Bay

Restaurant
Bywater, Warren

Asian Restaurant
Jacky’s Galaxie, Bristol

Mexican Restaurant
Nacho Mamma’s, Bristol

Italian Restaurant
Pomodoro Pizzeria, Bristol

Diner
Rod’s Grille, Warren

Breakfast
Sunset Cafe, Bristol

Lunch
Eli’s Kitchen, Warren

Burger
Chomp Kitchen and Drinks, Warren

Pizza
Federal Hill Pizza, Warren

Sandwich Shop/Deli
Riccotti’s Sandwich Shop, Bristol

Neighborhood Bar
Aidan’s Pub, Bristol

Coffee House
Coffee Depot, Warren

Independent Bookstore
Barrington Books, Barrington

Locally Owned 
Women’s Boutique
Feminine Fancies, Barrington

Girls’ Night Out
Aidan’s Pub, Bristol

Art Gallery
Mint Gallery, Bristol

Hair Salon
Hair, Heart and Soul Spa 
and Salon, Bristol

Vintage/
Consignment Store
Just Ducky Consignments, Bristol

Fitness Classes
La Vida Dance and Fitness, Bristol

Animal Shelter
Bristol Animal Shelter, Bristol

Gift Store
Imagine, Warren

Pet Salon/Boutique
Woof! Woof! Pet Boutique 
and Biscuit Bar, Bristol

Bakery
Vienna Bakery, Barrington

Ice Cream
The Daily Scoop, Barrington

Local Music Venue
Galactic Theatre, Warren

Local Event
Fourth of July Parade, Bristol

Wine Shop
Grapes and Grains, Barrington

Local Market
Tom’s Market, Warren

Garden Store/Nursery
Frerichs Farm, Warren

Florist
The Greenery, Warren

Free Attraction
Colt State Park, Bristol

West Bay

Restaurant
Siena Cucina Enoteca, 
East Greenwich

Asian Restaurant
Kon Asian Bistro, East Greenwich

Italian Restaurant
Siena Cucina Enoteca, 
East Greenwich

Diner
Jigger’s Diner, East Greenwich

Breakfast
T’s Restaurant, Cranston, 
East Greenwich

Lunch
Feast Sandwich Company, 
East Greenwich

Burger
Five Guys, Warwick and Johnston

Pizza
Twisted Pizza, East Greenwich

Sandwich Shop/Deli
Feast Sandwich Company, 
East Greenwich

Clam Shack
Iggy’s Doughboys and Chowder House, Warwick

Neighborhood Bar
The Trap Brew Pub and Grille, 
East Greenwich

Coffee House
Main Street Coffee, East Greenwich

Independent Bookstore
Barrington Books Retold, Cranston

Locally Owned Men’s Boutique
Blueprint 5, East Greenwich

Locally Owned Women’s Boutique
Bags by Iris, East Greenwich

Art Gallery
Heritage Art Gallery and 
Glass Studio, East Greenwich

Hair Salon
Salon 707, West Warwick

Fitness Classes
RBF Fitness and Nutrition, Cranston

Animal Shelter
East Greenwich Animal 
Protection League

Gift Store
Sweet Twist, East Greenwich

Pet Salon/Boutique
K9 Design Grooming, Cranston

Bakery
Antonio’s Bakery, Warwick

Ice Cream
Sundaes, Cranston

Local Event
Gaspee Days, Warwick

Local Music Venue
The Greenwich Odeum, 
East Greenwich

Wine Shop
The Savory Grape, 
East Greenwich

Local Market
Dave’s Marketplace, Coventry, Cranston, East Greenwich, Warwick

Garden Store/Nursery
Hattoy’s Nursery and Garden Center, Coventry

Florist
Busy Bee, East Greenwich;
Sprigs Flowers, East Greenwich

Free Attraction
Rocky Point Park, Warwick

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