Food & Drink Feature

Classic RI Restaurants

Bon appetit to a bygone era at must-revisit dining institutions.

With dining trends that come and go and customers who flock to try the latest treat, it’s a feat for any restaurant to endure in this day and age. But put down your smartphone and suppress the urge to Instagram. Instead, bon appetit to a bygone era with our list of must-visit (or re-visit) Rhode Island dining institutions that have withstood the test of time.

Rhody Classics: International Dishes

Visit Spain, Italy and India in a bite.

Courtesy of Siena.Tuscan soul food dominates the hill at Siena where big hits like arancina, Bolognese and trademark mini doughboys with Nutella have brought diners out for more than a decade. 238 Atwells Ave., Providence, 521-3311; 5600 Post Rd., East Greenwich, 885-8850; 400 Putnam Pike, Smithfield, 349-4111, No need to board a plane for a perfect example of paella;…