Dining Guide

Fresco & DiVine

Fresh, locally sourced Italian favorites

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Fresco
301 Main Street, East Greenwich | 401-398-0027
140 Comstock Parkway, Cranston | 401-228-3901

DiVine
2317 West Shore Road, Warwick | 401-921-3300

Fresco
Three delicious locations, and one philosophy: exceptional cuisine and distinctive spirits, to create the most memorable dining experience. Fresco, with locations in East Greenwich, Cranston, Warwick and West Warwick, serves fresh, locally sourced Italian cuisine to Rhode Islanders. The restaurant has a long history of serving classic dishes and elevated Italian favorites in East Greenwich. Last year, they opened a location in Cranston to wide acclaim, and are doing the same with their brand new West Warwick location. But even though you’ve probably heard good things from someone who’s been there and loved it, don’t take their word for it. It’s time to try Fresco for yourself.

To begin, choose from appetizers like Tuscan Chicken Sausage and Rabe, Shrimp and Creamy Polenta, a Grilled Sea Scallop and Shrimp Stack on a risotto cake, Black Angus Bruschetta or Fried Calamari three ways. Or, enjoy a Meatball Caesar or a Burratta Mozzarella salad, with fresh tomato, basil pesto and extra virgin olive oil. The ever-popular wood grilled pizzas, like the Pomarolla, with crushed tomato sauce and mozzarella; Honey Onion, Goat Cheese and Mozzarella; Rabe, White Beans & Italian Sausage;  Prosciutto & Arugula; Bolognese and Chicken Pesto are always favorites. Pastas, like Rigatoni Bolognese, Tossed Lasagna or Butternut Squash Tortellacci with caramelized onions, spinach and a parmesan cream sauce, are available in half or full orders. For your entree, choose something spicy - like Clams and Sausage Fra Diavolo - or savory, like Chicken Picatta, Oven Roast Pork Tenderloin with apple chutney, Shrimp Francaise or a Grilled Veal Chop with mushroom demi glaze. Regulars to the restaurant know that there are regular off-menu specials, like Fresco’s signature Swordfish Chop, a cut of fish you can’t find anywhere else in Rhode Island. They’re only available in limited quantities, so get there early!

DiVine
DiVine, with all of the Italian comfort foods you crave, is an unmissable dining destination in Warwick. Start your meal with Fried Calamari, Clams Zuppa, Black Angus Bruschetta or Eggplant Wedges with marinara and mozzarella. Order a pizza to share - like a Bianco, Hot Italian Sausage, Caesar Salad or Bolognese - or just keep it for yourself. For your entree, choose from options like Vegetable Risotto, Venetian Chicken with roasted garlic, caramelized onions and fresh thyme, Baked Scrod with pesto-seasoned breadcrumbs, Sauteed Clams with onion, tomato, hot peppers and white wine sauce, or a Grilled New York Sirloin with garlic butter. But really, you’re going to want to explore the “Pastabilities”, an endlessly customizable pasta experience, where you can choose your pasta (like penne, gnocchi or pappardelle), choose your sauce (marinara, alfredo, pink vodka, puttanesca, fra diavolo or aioli), and choose your add-ons (meatballs, chicken, sausage, vegetables, shrimp, scallops or littlenecks). 2317 West Shore Road, Warwick. 401-921-3300, DiVineRI.com

Let’s Do Brunch: At the Cranston location of Fresco, they offer Sunday brunch with an all you can eat buffer and complimentary mimosa.

 

Sweet Savings: Fresco has deals every night of the week, like Monday dinner for two with wine for $35, 30% off bottles of wine on Tuesday, dollar raw bar on Friday and half-price appetizers Monday-Friday from 4:30-6:30pm.