Pane e Vino is located in Providence's historic (mostly Italian) Federal Hill neighborhood, so it was a great choice both for a meal and for seeing a bit of historic Providence. The restaurant has a very cozy, romantic atmosphere and an extensive wine list. And, as every good meal should begin, a meal at Pane e Vino begins with freshly baked bread, extra virgin olive oil, and olives.
|Freshly baked bread, extra virgin olive oil, and olives|
|Spaghetti topped with cannellini beans, seasonal mushrooms, asparagus, and marsala wine demi glace|
The next day I had time for a quick lunch, so I stopped by one of Providence's only vegetarian restaurants, The Grange. The place had a fun and funky vibe, and the food was really tasty. I opted for the ramen noodle bowl, served with shaved veggies, smoked miso sauce, sesame, and herbs. It was supposed to come with grilled chili-lime tofu on top, but the server forgot to bring it so it came later on the side.
|Ramen noodle bowl with shaved veggies, smoked miso sauce, sesame, and herbs|
|Grilled chili-lime tofu|
|The Grange, a "vegetable restaurant' in Providence, Rhode Island|