Rhody Classics: International Dishes
Visit Spain, Italy and India in a bite.
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, sienari.com
No need to board a plane for a perfect example of paella; at Spain, New England seafood shines atop a bed of Spanish saffron-spiced rice.
1144 Ocean Rd., Narragansett, 783-9770, spainri.com; 1073 Reservoir Ave., Cranston, 946-8686, spainrestaurantri.com
Camille’s Restaurant is a dining institution known for its multi-layered lasagna with Bolognese, sausage, ricotta and mozzarella, and decadent spumoni featuring strawberry, pistachio and chocolate ice creams on a graham-cracker crust with candied cherries.
71 Bradford St., Providence, 751-4812, camillesonthehill.com
Tourists and locals alike travel here for a chance to experience a lobster dinner at George’s of Galilee. The restaurant sustainably sources local fish species including monkfish, scup, winter flounder and bluefish, as well as its proprietary farmed oysters.
250 Sand Hill Cove Rd., Narragansett, 783-2306, georgesofgalilee.com
India was one of the first Rhody restaurants to introduce Indian cuisine locally and its daily lunch buffet and thali specials are great gateways to the world of curries.
1060 Hope St., Providence, 421-2600, indiarestaurant.com