places to eat in cranston rhode island

Restaurants & Nightlife in Cranston RI

As the third largest city in Rhode Island, Cranston has one of the hottest dining scenes in the state. Numerous restaurants open here every year and there are hundreds— literally! — of local staples that attract crowds of regulars and travelers. You’ll find fine dining options like Twin Oaks and Cucina Rustica, to casual yet refined places like Fresco, 39 West, and Avvio.

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Twin Oaks Restaurant

Twin Oaks is the perfect combination of traditional Italian classics and your favorite modern pasta dishes. Family owned and operated , we’ve called this Cranston neighborhood home since 1933.  Enjoy unique wines and delicious Italian and American cuisine accompanied by friendly and superior service.  Step inside our restaurant, and you’ll immediately feel at home, be treated like family, and understand what keeps our guests coming back again and again. Our authentic food and atmosphere have helped us earn the honor of being named "Top 100 independent restaurants with the highest dollar volume of food and beverage sales in America"

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Marchettis Restaurant

Established in 1982, Marchetti’s is a family owned and operated Italian restaurant founded by brothers David and Donald Marchetti. Located on “Restaurant Row,” Marchetti’s has been a landmark in the Knightsville neighborhood for over 30 years.

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Basta Ristorante

When “Basta Restaurant and Gourmet Shop” opened its doors in 1989, the goal was ambitious: To create a combination of food, service and atmosphere that struck the perfect balance of what a complete, authentic Italian dining experience should be.

For over 30 years, locals have become regulars and traveling foodies have raved. We have received awards and accolades for food, service and décor. What can we say? We are flattered, grateful and more than ever, determined to exceed your expectations.

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Bistro 22

Welcome to Bistro 22, a Garden City classic bistro with a personal touch. Rustic comfort, family-friendly charm and fresh seasonal ingredients are just some of the reasons why you will always remember Bistro 22! Our neighborhood bistro features old family recipes plus contemporary dishes and superb wines. Enjoy all the flavors from our indoor or outdoor seating.

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39 West Restaurant & Lounge 

39 West Restaurant & Lounge has been a prominent destination in the Knightsville area of Cranston. An established Italian Restaurant that has been proudly serving our community since 2008. Since then, our mission has always been to provide high-quality service, amazing food, and delicious drinks. Along with building an atmosphere for those that wish to combine fun and enjoyable ambiance with live entertainment into one extraordinary dining experience. Scroll down to learn more about us. Thank you for visiting our webpage and we hope to share this experience with you soon.

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Avvio Ristorante

An inspired Italian restaurant, our focus at Avvio is on fresh, simple ingredients.

Prepared with distinct, yet traditional cooking techniques, our menu features Italian classic dishes along with true Neapolitan pizzas, fresh Italian salads and wood-fire grilled entrees.

Of course, we know that an unparalleled dining experience consists of an exceptional meal as well as phenomenal service. At Avvio, our family of dedicated, seasoned professionals are also employee-owners, which means our commitment to you is unwavering.

We invite you to join us for our brand of Italian hospitality.

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Chapel Grille

Nestled within a hilltop village, Chapel Grille is a New England destination, the crown jewel of Rhode Island's top restaurants. Relax on our terrace overlooking the stunning panoramic views, the sunset washed Providence skyline and the beautifully lit bridges at dusk. The Chapel Grille Features hearth style cuisine and a Mediterranean Italian influenced menu focusing on locally foraged ingredients prepared with care and served with ceremony. Watch your pizza being fired in our Woodstone hearth oven while enjoying a glass of wine in our soaring cathedral bar or cozy up by the fireplace for a romantic dining experience second to none.

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Iannuccilli Cranston

Voted Best Italian Restaurant State Wide, Editors Choice. – RI Monthly. We offer delicious food made fresh daily at an affordable price. Chef Nick Iannuccilli and Chef Robert will prepare authentic, delicious Italian dishes. Only the freshest meats are imported directly to us from the best brands nationwide.

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Spain Restaurant

Established in 1987, Spain introduced the authentic traditional Spanish dining experience to Rhode Island. Our passions for food and service over 30 years has made us a prominent dining destination. While keeping authentic traditional Spanish flavors close to heart, we constantly strive to provide new dishes with a blend of modern technique and style. Each dish conforms to our dedication of providing quality ingredients, delicious flavors, elegant presentation, and memorable portion sizes, at a fair price. You will be greeted by familiar faces, sat at a table surrounded by great ambiance, and be spoiled by the fantastic service from a team of wait staff. Come visit us, so that we may exceed the special dining experience you expect and deserve.

As we say in Spain, 'Buen Provecho' (enjoy your experience)


Ichiban Korean & Japanese Cuisine

Ichiban is a family operated authentic Japanese and Korean Restaurant. We take pride in our quality of food and freshness. We have over 60 designer sushi rolls to dazzle your appetite. They are not only delicious, but also very attractive in presentation. We also feature various Korean dishes, including home made noodle to stimulate your taste buds.

Cucina Rustica

Cucina Rustica

Making the ordinary, extraordinary! Fresh Italian Food in a casual atmosphere.



Contemporary Italian and American dishes. Fresh Seafood, Steaks, Chops, Grilled and Brick Oven Pizzas, Pastas, Home Made Desserts, Extensive Wine List with over forty wines by the glass. All you can eat Sunday Brunch with Make-Your-Own Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar from 10am to 3pm.

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Caffe Itri

Fresh and delicious Italian favorites perfectly paired with award winning wine selections are our hallmark. Since 1990, we have been providing the finest traditional and contemporary cuisine. Our guests enjoy the intimate and friendly atmosphere of our Tuscan-inspired bar and dining rooms, and al fresco dining on our beautiful outdoor patio is quite popular on warm summer and fall evenings.
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Haruki Japanese Restaurant

At Haruki Restaurants, we use the freshest fish in town to serve a variety of Japanese culinary favorites, such as sashimi, maki, and nigiri. We always strive to provide exceptional customer service so that our patrons have a great dining experience at our restaurants.

L'Ostria Ristorante

L'Ostria Ristorante

Providing a fine dining experience since 1993 in historic "Knightsville" Cranston. So many drinks and pastries to offer! Come try them out and let us know which is your favorite! We are here 8am-12pm Monday-Saturday.


Tavern On The Square

When three friends decided to join forces to create a new kind of restaurant, we knew we wanted to build it on a foundation of friendship, hard work, and organic growth. Proudly independent, proudly local, and powerfully tied to community. Rooted firmly here in New England, it was destined to be down to earth and welcoming to everyone.
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Antonio's Trattoria

Antonio's Trattoria is Elegant Dining - experience gourmet food in beautiful surroundings.
Mike's Kitchen

Mike's Kitchen

Come and get our eggplant lasagna special with your choice potato and vegetable or salad or pasta!! Yum!!!
While we have named quite a few great eats in the Cranston area... There are plenty more to choose from. What are some of your favorite places to eat?

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