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Tate's Italian Kitchen Brings a Taste of Federal Hill Providence to Wickford Village, Rhode Island

Article and photos by Eric Hurwitz. Page created on July 26, 2017.

Tate's Italian Kitchen, Wickford Village RI
Tate's Italian Kitchen, Wickford Village, Rhode Island.

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Tate's Italian Kitchen has come to the dining scene rescue in Wickford Village, Rhode Island, on so many levels.

Those who love the authentic Federal Hill Italian restaurants in Providence and the North End of Boston -- but not in the mood for traffic and lack of parking -- will find Tate's ideal as it is located in quiet Wickford Village. Anyone who feels like scenic, charming Wickford Village -- with its mix of coastal views and high concentration of colonial homes -- could offer more dining options should be delighted that Tate's brings the only authentic Italian cuisine to the neighborhood. Additionally, Rhode Island travelers should take note of Tate's: If vacationing in Newport, I wouldn't hesitate to take the short ride (everything in Rhode Island is a short ride) to escape the tourist crowds, en route to a nice quiet meal at Tate's in one of southern New England's most beautiful communities -- and then to take a stroll after the dining experience in a truly wonderful walking town...

Wickford Village, RI

Walk in Wickford Cillage RI

Once the location for the Wickford Diner, Tate's Italian Kitchen has transformed this small dining space into a quaint, relaxing restaurant that stays away from the typical Italian-American fare and focuses on homemade dishes and a wine list that you would typically find in the big cities.  Some examples: meatballs with whipped ricotta; gemelli with shitake mushrooms, peas, prosciutto and truffle butter; short rib ravioli accented with natural jus and taellegio crema; lasagna bolognese; pork chop with fig, fennel and agrodolce; and butternut squash lasagnette with maple, cider glaze and amoretti. For the record, Tate's does feature traditional favorites like chicken eggplants and veal parms, but they have more to do with the kind that would come out of a Italian grandma's kitchen rather than the mass produced or improperly combined or overcooked versions you'd find at some other restaurants.

From Miller Lite to a suave and sophisticated bottle of Banfi Castello Summus or a "Wickford" cocktail with Maker's Mark, lime juice and sweet vermouth, the adult beverages drink list is quite impressive, too.

Service is attentive and knowledgeable and although there is a refinement to the overall dining experience, the dining room exudes a comfortable, informal vibe -- almost like being in an Italian relative's dining room.

While every dining spot in Wickford Village offers very good-to-excellent food within its own food genres, Tate's really stands out with its innovation, creativity use of fresh local ingredients, and what seems like a detailed commitment to making sure all the flavors of a true Italian meal come to the forefront. Additionally, although Tate's could be a great date night out type of place, it is also family-friendly.

Nice to have a genuine Italian kitchen in the neighborhood that locals and visitors have come to love as Wickford Village!

Tate's Italian Kitchen is open for dinner only and located at 64 Brown Ave., Wickford Village, RI. Tel. 401-294-0000 Also, log onto the Tate's Italian Kitchen Facebook Fan Page for more information.

Also in Wickford Village:
The Kayak Centre (amazing new 6000 square foot location!)

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