I ralely venture to restaurants much but a few friends said try Cafe Longo. So 4 of us went there last night and it was a trip. Only about 40 ish seats and people were waiting outside to get in. It was like a typical family dinner table. Booming noise people dancing in their chairs a great people watching place. Now the food was as close as Italy as you can get. Its Italian Americaa but as I found out there is no freezer so its first in first out and it showed with the smelt appetizer of Fresh smelts not typical restaurant deep fried greasy fish. I had a Parciatelli Amatriciana which is usually made with dried pork cheek but most everyone uses pancetta. It was excellent with a nice cap of romano Cheese typical of the Lazio Region in Italy. Most dinners that came out was an appetizer large enough for an entree of 2 large meat balls and cold salad on the same plate and when I say Pasta with Sunday Gravy This is what a family italian restaurant is all about. Its really noisy but a blast everybody talks to who ever is sitting near them the owners float around and talk to everyone. Its a fun place but the food will tell, MOST places can Talk the Talk. This place Walks the Walk.
154 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903