Rhode Island is called the Fun Sized State and with good reason. It is small, but packed with so much to see, do, and eat! Rhode Island is also a state that is ethnically diverse which truly enhances the food scene. The top five ethnic groups which have a great influence are Italian, Irish, English, French, and Portuguese.
Providence, the capital of Rhode Island, is considered the Creativity Capital which is certainly true when it comes to food. The Creativity Capital is home to one of the top culinary universities in the world, Johnson and Wales University. Not only do they produce the finest chefs, but the chefs are trained to have a respect for food like I have never seen. Each graduate I met from Johnson and Wales truly loved, valued, and respected food and the food world.
With so many great restaurants in Providence, it was difficult to choose, but I managed to pick my top five.