Providence has great food. But I’m still not sure what algorithm causes New York to rank third for Travel & Leisure’s America’s Best Pizza and Providence to rank second. I suppose having grown up in New York City, I will always believe that the thin-crust New York-style pizza (when done right, of course) is the ‘real’ pizza.Nevertheless, there is also nothing quite like a wood-fired Neapolitan pizza done right, and that you’ll find at Figidini Wood Fire Eatery. They recently opened in Downcity adding to what is turning out to be a great block to grab a bite in Providence.
On our most recent visit, we opted for an arugula salad with Israeli couscous, goat cheese, red onions, and lemon cucumber topped with rock salt and a blackberry yogurt dressing. Geoff chose the soppressata pizza special, while I opted for the plainer margarita pizza — each so different, but both with their signature flavorful, light and tender crust.
It’s not New York pizza, but it certainly is Providence pizza at its best.
Figidini Wood Fire Eatery
67 Washington St
Try the grilled figs and lamb. Bear and I loved them!
Being another New York transplant, I get what you’re saying about woodfire pizza. It’s good, but it’s not exactly NYC good.