You’ve watched our Summer Stars episode on al fresco dining — if not, you can watch it right here via the video player above — but there are so many more great spots for outdoor eating in our local area.

Here’s our list of some more great al fresco hot spots:Providence

Federal Hill

  • Zooma — Italian dining with house-made pastas and wood fire pizza
  • Mossimo — Italian dining with craft cocktails
  • DePasquale Plaza typically has live music, which venues take turns programming


South County

West Bay

  • County Cork – Warwick, RI. Casual dining with an all-Irish atmosphere
  • Iggy’s – Oakland Beach, Warwick, RI. Classic seafood, doughboys and chowder
  • Top of the Bay – Oakland Beach, Warwick, RI. Bar-style seating lines the perimeter of their deck
  • Basta — Cranston, RI. Italian classics and delicious pizza from a wood-fired oven

East Bay

Northern RI

Fall River

New Bedford

Block Island 

  • National Hotel — Located overlooking the Old Harbor, open for all meals
  • Spring House Hotel — Multiple dining locations and menus
  • Poor People’s Pub — Their slogan says it all: “nothing fancy, just good grub!”
  • The BeachHead — The large outside deck overlooks Crescent Beach
  • The Oar — Delicious and moderately priced food, a favorite for locals and vacationers alike

Other Categories of Al Fresco Dining:Best Views of WaterFire

  • Café Nuovo — Providence, RI. Menu offers a “fusion of flavors from around the globe”
  • Jacky’s WaterPlace — Providence, RI. First fine-dining Pan Asian restaurant in RI, sushi bar
  • Capital Grille — Providence, RI. An upscale steakhouse

* Make sure to make reservations well in advance.Best Places to Bring Your Dog

Fast Casual from Great Local Restaurants

*Plenty of Outdoor Dining on the menu at Providence Restaurant Week, July 10-23.