The Providence/Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau continues its traditional Restaurant Weeks through July 24, offering a wide variety of lunch and dinner specials at bargain prices.
We have discovered a number of great restaurants over the years and plan to concentrate on some of the nine special offers in the Warwick/Cranston/Johnston communities this year.
IRON WORKS at 697 Jefferson Blvd. has always been a favorite. On my first visit I ordered their gourmet meatloaf and my love affair with this classy but comfy restaurant began. The three-course dinner begins with creative appetizers, like cauliflower and lentil fritters and includes creative fish and meat dishes. No price was listed. 739-5111.
ELIZABETH’S OF PORTOFINO at 897 Post Road had me hooked on their garlic cloves and fresh bread, waiting for you at the table, as you choose one of their classic three-course Italian dinners ($34.95). 461-8920.
TAVALO at 2099 Post Road offers both lunch ($15.95) and dinner ($29.95) choices. If we go for lunch, I want the braised pulled beef shank. For dinner, it’s the braised short rib. Joyce has her eye on a calamari dish. And they have tiramisu for dessert. 389-7573.
NOT YOUR AVERAGE JOE’S in Warwick offers a $25 lunch or dinner with choice of bang bang shrimp or dumplings for appetizer, a chicken or penne dish for main course, salad and cake. 739-5637.
AVVIO in Garden City offers a family-style dinner. No further details at deadline. 942-8920.
CHAPEL GRILLE in Chapel Hill has a $34 special from Wednesday through Sunday. I can’t wait to try the Atlantic salmon chowder, seared salmon (I love salmon) and their patented Chapel Sundae. 944-4900.
CHASKA, the unique Indian-style restaurant in Garden City, has a $12 luncheon special featuring specialty salads and your choice of tacos or flatbread. I’m trying the Madrin Shrimp. 573-7900.
LEGAL SEA FOODS in Garden City had not announced its menu at deadline. 732-3663.
LUIGI’S at 1359 Hartford Ave. has always been our favorite Johnston restaurant. They are offering a number of items on their menu for $49.99 for two people. For information on other participating restaurants in Providence and beyond, visit providencerestaurantweeks.
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