Gay Travel Information – Providence Coal Fired Pizza – Providence, RI
Providence Coal Fired Pizza / 385 Westminster Street / Providence, RI 02903 / 401-454-7499
A friend of mine stumbled across this amazing restaurant on a recent trip from Boston and frantically informed me that I absolutely had to do a review for my web site.
Providence Coal Fired Pizza blends in perfectly on trendy Westminster Street and is walking distance to Providence Performing Arts Center, Trinity Rep, Dunkin Donuts Center and the Convention Center.
The restaurant has an inviting, handsome, modern-industrial feel. I love the open layout inside, including a beautiful open kitchen spotlighting the restaurant’s claim to fame, a custom-built oven which performs at approximately 900°F — much higher than traditional or wood fired ovens.
Before even reading the menu, I soaked in magnificent aromas of food being prepared and the urban ambiance.
Since we were here for a review we had our “eating face” on and were ready to sample the goods! ;)
You are served bread with For appetizers we tried one of the evenings specials, a house made chicken sausage with roasted green apples and violet (red wine) mustard and one of their signature apps, coal fired chicken wings served with charred onions, seasalt and Rosemary.
Just stop a minute and re-read what I just wrote. Sounds delicious, doesn’t it? IT WAS!
I never had sausage as tender and light as Providence Coal Fired Pizza’s house made chicken sausage. The roasted green apples and mustard created the perfect fusion of flavors.
Crunchy and uniquely flavored to perfection. This cooking with coal, an art form no doubt, is winning me over big time! I can remember the smell and taste as clear as day as I type this and it is taken everything in me NOT stop what I am doing and head to Providence right now! ;)
The food was already off-the-charts delicious and we hadn’t even tried their pizza yet!
While enjoying our appetizers, Jen also enjoyed a Blueberry Martini which she said was heavenly and tasted as if she was eating handfuls of fresh blueberries.
Then the moment arrived. Our pizzas arrived. Yes, pizzas. We ordered two. The Margherita Pizza (Tomato, mozzarella, and fresh basil) and Meatball Pizza (tomato, ricotta and mozzarella).
These pizzas were HUGE and rather beautiful!
Now hear me out. I am a Rhode Islander which means I have grown up with some of the best pizza in the world but nothing, NOTHING prepared me for the pure awesomeness and unique flavor/quality of coal fired pizza.
The sauce is just the right amount of sweet and spicy and everything about the pizzas were super fresh and organic.
Pizza always comes down to the dough and sauce. I have to say, in all honesty, I have a new raining champion of best pizza here in Rhode Island.
Province Coal Fired Pizza’s dough and sauce are unlike anything – anywhere are beyond delicious!
Be sure to take a walk toward the back where the oven is to watch the talented chefs in action.
The oven, and space in general, is sure to impress!
- Monday-Friday 11:30am-closing
- Saturday & Sunday 12:00pm-closing
RESERVATIONS / GROUPS: I could think of no better place in Providence to host a special event or meeting. You can book your group’s reservations HERE or make reservations for yourself and a guest.
GOOD TO KNOW: Providence Coal Fired Pizza offers valet parking! Love it!
GAY & LESBIAN FACTOR: Providence. as a whole, is an extremely gay friendly destination. Westminster Street happens to be in the heart of downtown Providence, close to all the most popular gay & lesbian nightclubs. The staff at Providence Coal Fire Pizza was extremely welcoming to Gay Travel Information and made my partner and I feel right at home. There was something so genuine about manager, Michael Santos, our waiter Jason and the chef I was lucky enough to meet the night we dined there. These are the type people – the type places – you WANT to support. Great people behind great food. What more do you need? :) I am absolutely “OUTING” Providence Coal Fired Pizza as LGBT friendly and worthy of our business!
I loved everything about our experience at Providence Coal Fired Pizza. The ambiance, staff, location and, most importantly, THE FOOD!
definitely a place to be experienced.
See you there!
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