2022 Best of Rhode Island: Readers’ Poll

From Blackstone Valley to Newport County, RIMonthly.com visitors named the best in the state in an online poll.
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The Best of Rhode Island poll was conducted online between April 1–30, 2022. All visitors to RIMonthly.com were eligible to vote. The following are the results of a tabulation of the votes cast in both statewide and regional categories. We are confident in our tallies of votes cast. The results are not an endorsement by Rhode Island Monthly magazine but an accurate accounting of legitimate votes cast.



Reserved for those folks who have consistently proven themselves to be the best throughout the years.

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Sophia’s Tuscan Grille, Warwick

New Restaurant
Aguardente, Providence 

Latin Restaurant
Los Andes, Providence

Indian Restaurant
Rasoi, Pawtucket

CAV, Providence 

Cheap Eats
Angelo’s Restaurant, Providence

Gourmet Doughnuts
Knead Doughnuts, multiple locations 

Pastiche Fine Desserts,Providence

Outdoor Dining
Coast Guard House, Narragansett

Bar Cocktail List
The Eddy, Providence
Laura’s Bar and Grill, Smithfield

Wine List
Pane e Vino, Providence 

Beer on Tap
Mews Tavern, Wakefield

Local Brewery/Brewpub
Grey Sail Brewing, Westerly 

Newport Vineyards, Middletown

Bar to People Watch
Hot Club, Providence

Chomp Kitchen and Drinks, multiple locations

Irish Bar
Aidan’s Pub, Bristol

Oyster Bar/Farm
Matunuck Oyster Bar, Wakefield

Clam Shack
Iggy’s, multiple locations

Providence Bagel, multiple locations

BYOB Restaurant
Sophia’s Tuscan Grille, Warwick

Locally Owned Family-Friendly Restaurant
Angelo’s Restaurant, Providence

Mobile Food Vendor
Basil and Bunny 

Farmers Market
Scituate Rotary Farmers Market, North Scituate

Locally Owned Seafood Market
Fearless Fish, Providence

Locally Owned Kids Store
Luca, Warren

Locally Owned Home Decor Store
Brown and Hopkins Country Store, Chepachet

Locally Owned Day Spa
Massage Envy, multiple locations 

Locally Owned Music Store
Rob Coyne School of Music Education, Warren

Local Concert Venue
Bold Point Park, East Providence

Locally Made Beauty Products
Herbs and Mylk, North Kingstown

Locally Made Food Products
Secrets in the Kitchen Marinara Sauce

Locally Made Packaged Drink Products (alcoholic)
Two Gals Cocktails

Locally Made Packaged Drink Products (nonalcoholic)
Granny Squibb’s Organic Iced Tea

Independent Bookstore
Books on the Square, Providence

News Anchorwoman
Patrice Wood, WJAR

News Anchorman
Gene Valicenti, WJAR

Morning News Anchorwoman
Alison Bologna, WJAR

Morning News Anchorman
Mario Hilario, WJAR

Television Meteorologist/Male
Mark Searles, WJAR

Television Meteorologist/Female
Michelle Muscatello, WPRI

Television Sportscaster/Male
Joe Kayata, WJAR

Television Sportscaster/Female
Taylor Rocha, WJAR

Television News Reporter/Male
Brian Crandall, WJAR

Television News Reporter/Female
Kim Kalunian, WPRI

Morning Radio Show
“The News” with Gene Valicenti

Morning Radio Talk Show Host
Gene Valicenti

Morning TV Show
“The Rhode Show,” WPRI

Local Band
He Said She Said

Fashion Designer
Amy Page DeBlasio

Rhody Maker
Something Borrowed Event Decor

Rhody Love on Instagram
Bun and Bites 

Rhode Island TikTok Star
Buns and Bites 

Rhode Island Podcast
Mary and Blake Media

Annual Music Festival
Newport Folk Festival 

Annual Art/Crafts Festival
Scituate Art Festival

Local Tour
Providence River Boat Company

Food Event
Food Truck Friday at Roger Williams Park, Providence

Craft Beer Festival

Nonprofit Fundraiser
Nathan’s Angels

Local Boutique for Wedding Dresses
Lady Sycamore, North Kingstown

Wedding Caterer
401 Gourmet Caterers, Warren

Wedding Photographer

Wedding Deejay
Elite Entertainment

Wedding Live Band
Take It to the Bridge

Wedding Cakes and Desserts
Wright’s Dairy Farm and Bakery, North Smithfield

Wedding Stationery
ColorQuarry Letterpress

Wedding Jewelry
M.R.T. Jewelers, East Providence

Wedding Florist
Floral Fixation

Wedding Hair
Rhode Island Wedding Hair (Cassandra Broccoli) 

Wedding Makeup
Blushing Bride Beauty

Wedding Planner
Kristin Nicole Events

Wedding Videographer
JB Horn Film

Unique Local Wedding Transportation
Liberty Farm and Carriage Company

Waterfront Wedding Venue
Belle Mer, Newport
Castle Hill Inn, Newport

Classic Wedding Venue
Kirkbrae Country Club, Lincoln