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Mediterraneo Caffe – Providence, Rhode Island

Mediterraneo Caffe Providence
Mediterraneo Caffe is an Italian restaurant in the Federal Hill area of Providence, Rhode Island. The restaurant is located on Atwells Avenue, which is home to numerous Italian restaurants. After being out in Providence shopping, we decided to stop in this restaurant since Providence is known for great Italian food.

This restaurant features more of a contemporary look with modern design, contemporary cuisine, and trendy music. It is not the place to go if you are looking for an old style Italian dinner, but more of a trendy night out in a stylish, modern environment.

Mediterraneo Providence Interior View

The menu was very expensive. Pasta dishes started out at $18 and only went up from there. I ordered Fettuccine Alfredo which was priced at $19 (normally $17.95 but they charged $1 extra for whole grain noodles).

Mike  ordered the Gnocchi Alla Sorrentina ($17), which was a dish consisting of potato dumplings in a tomato basil cheese sauce. The food wasn’t bad but $20 for a basic plate of pasta is really overpriced! The service, food, and atmosphere were all pretty average. I did however enjoy the modern twist. Great for a fun date night out on the town and definitely different than most Italian restaurants I have visited.

Tip: There are free appetizers at the bar with purchase of a drink from 3:00-5:00pm

Mediterraneo Caffe
134 Atwells Avenue
Providence, Rhode Island 02903

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8 comments

    • Rachele
    • March 23, 2013  at  4:06 PM

    An extra $ for wholegrain pasta? That’s disgraceful. I hate restaurants that do things like that, it shows a lack of customer service intelligence! I did a quick currency conversion – $19.00 equates to £12.50. That’s definitely above the price I would expect to pay for a basic pasta dish. I would be expecting to pay around £8-9 for pasta with a simple sauce, and upwards of that if meat/fish were added. I do wonder how some of these restaurants actually come up with the prices they charge!

    • craig42
    • March 23, 2013  at  10:58 PM

    It’s kind of funny how the more you pay for food, the dicier the quality. I’ve been to $20-30 per plate restaurants, and some of them have paled in comparison to much cheaper restaurants. It’s also disturbing that a restaurant that charges so much would tack on extra money to the bill for “extras” like whole-grain pasta.

    • vida_llevares
    • March 25, 2013  at  12:07 PM

    The extra fees for whole-grain pasta also surprised me. Some restaurants can really be high-class in pricing but not in the taste of the food. You can’t help but think that you’re just paying for the place or the ambiance.

    • mudrock
    • March 25, 2013  at  5:51 PM

    I really do like Italian food so I know that I would really enjoy the Mediterraneo Caffe. I do notice how high those prices are for 1 plate. I would hope to think that they are giving you guys a lot of portions to eat. The free appetizers sound fun though.

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