Rhode Island offers an amazing variety of culinary experiences, as noted by the New York Times, Gourmet and Esquire, among other publications. Our restaurants boast an abundance of traditional New England fare along with unique local specialties. With the Atlantic Ocean as our backyard, it's not surprising that visitors come from near and far to enjoy the absolute freshest seafood in the region. Rhode Island's diverse culture has had a big impact on the restaurant scene. Italian, French, Portuguese, Near Eastern and Asian cuisines come together to delight and entice any palate. Full yet? You haven't even had dessert.