It all started with a foodie’s dream. Francesca Sarantapoulas and Gina Musto were already best friends, and had 30 years of restaurant experience between them, when they decided that they wanted to open their own place. They presented to a table of property owners who were so impressed with their vision that they gave the women the go ahead... to open seven days later for the summer season. That was in 2012. Today, their restaurant, Oceanside at the Pier, is doing better than ever, serving daily lunch and dinner, and breakfast on weekends.
Oceanside at the Pier has a fresh sensibility, using all local ingredients that are delivered fresh daily. Their menu is distinctly New England, offering seafood classics like Chowder, Calamari, Panseared Scallops and Lobster, Clam and Shrimp Fritters. It also pays homage to their Mediterranean heritage, offering Frutti di Mare, Vongole and Fra Diavolo.
Open year round, Oceanside at the Pier overlooks the sea wall and Narragansett Town Beach. It’s a perfect view regardless of the season, but it’s especially gorgeous taken in from the deck on a summer evening. The restaurant also has a Wednesday night open mic and frequent live music – check their website for the schedule. Or better yet, drop in for a bite.
1 Beach Street, Narragansett