Dining ~ Spirito's ~ Providence

477 Broadway
Providence, Rhode Island
(401) 444-4435

Italo-American Club/Spirito's Restaurant by I {heart} Rhody

Spirito's is an Italian restaurant located in a pretty Queen Anne-style house on Broad Street. I'd admired the architecture a number of times, and Bear and I finally got a chance to check it out.

Since the building (formerly a private home and later a funeral parlor) is now owned by the Italo-American Club of Rhode Island, we expected authentic Italian cuisine, and that's what we got.

We were seated in one of the front dining rooms, which must have been a parlor in the house's history. It definitely had an Italian influence in the wallpaper, in tune with its Victorian architecture.

Front parlor dining room by I {heart} Rhody

We started with an order of calamari. It's usually prepared with hot peppers, but we ordered it without. As is often the case when you take away a major flavor component, they ended up a little bland, but still well-prepared.

Calamari, no peppers by I {heart} Rhody

Bear's order was the sample platter, that included ravioli, meatballs and sausage.

Spirito's sampler plate by I {heart} Rhody

The ravioli and sausages were very good, but the meatballs were still cold, a good indication that they'd been in the fridge and hadn't heated through yet.

I ordered veal parmagiana.

Veal parmagiana by I {heart} Rhody

It was very good. The coating was crunchy, the chicken moist.

The service was excellent, friendly and accomodating. We really enjoyed our experience. We also received a tour of the building, which deserves a post of its own.

Bear and I agree that we'd recommend Spirito for anyone wanting an authentic Italian meal in a beautiful historic setting.


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