I am going to be on Block Island mid-May and also expect to be in Providence for a weekend. I have never been to the island and it has been years since I have been to Providence. I would love to try some local places in Providence, perhaps the Federal Hill area. My friend and I are into seafood and fresh veggie fare while I love Italian food in hole-in-the wall places with reasonable food and wine prices. I grew up in an Italian neighborhood in an urban area so know this type of place. I also like to explore other ethnic food such as Portuguese/Spanish/Brazilian. As far as Block Island is concerned, I imagine that it is probably typical tourist stuff. Am I wrong?