Dining Guide

Besos Kitchen & Cocktails

A modern eatery in the heart of East Greenwich

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378 Main St., East Greenwich | 401-398-8855

A Magical Experience 
Celebrating their fifth anniversary this fall, Besos Kitchen and Cocktails perfectly balances old and new. From their historic location and traditional approach to hospitality to the eclectic decor and cuisine, an experience here is meant to be magical.

The menu is both traditional and creative, offering a little bit of something for all tastes and ages. Local ingredients take the leading role on the menu, which changes as the seasons do. Locally-sourced seafood, great steaks, fresh pasta, burgers, and an impressive collection of smaller plates, salads and grilled pizzas that are ideal for sharing are just a sampling of what’s offered here. Robust with in-season flavors, dishes are also artfully prepared and presented.

A Corner for the Community
When owners Mike and Kristin Dellagrotta, a husband and wife team, decided to open Besos Kitchen and Cocktails in their hometown in 2011, they knew they wanted to create a special place for their community. Perched on a corner on East Greenwich’s bustling Main Street, the restaurant’s exterior shines bright with white string lights for both passersby and guests to enjoy. Housed in a historic old tavern with a grand porch, the decor is an interesting mix of salvaged items, beautiful new objects and gorgeous original art. 

The setting is so unique, it’s known as the place to come for a romantic first date, to celebrate a special occasion or a casual meal with friends. Besos is a meeting place year-round, featuring rocking chairs, fire pits and cozy blankets in the winter, and a charming al fresco dining experience – complete with an outdoor bar – in the summer. Cocktails are elevated to an artform, where dedicated bartenders create their own scratch shrubs, syrups and infused spirits. The Besos wine list features thoughtful selections sourced both locally and from around the world. Whether you come for lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch or for a drink, prepare to be immersed in an environment that was created for conversations, connections and relaxing.

The Door Bar: The seasonal patio is also the home to the Door Bar, a full bar crafted out of antique doors. Enjoy seasonally-inspired cocktails al fresco.

Cooking for the Community:  Besos is proud to support its community by cooking meals for neighbors at the St. Luke’s Community Kitchen and participation in events with local farms and wine purveyors.

Sample Menu

Seafood Risotto
Paella style with shrimp, littlenecks, scallops, calamari, chicken and Portuguese linguica 

Surf and Turf on a Hot Stone
10oz filet mignon with three grilled jumbo shrimp

Grilled Mahi Mahi
Shrimp and corn cream sauce

Duck Bolognese
Served over rigatoni and with shaved Parmesan

Fish Tacos
Two corn tortillas stuffed with sautéed fish of the day with a jicama, carrot, red onion and jalapeño slaw, and salsa verde 

Beet Salad
Mixed greens, golden and ruby beets, candied walnuts, goat cheese and honey red wine vinaigrette

Half Roasted Chicken 
Free range chicken with meyer lemon rub, fresh rosemary butter and sea salt