Pre-gaming in PVD? There’s everything you need just a short distance from the Amica Mutual Pavilion (AMP PVD). Here are a few great spots:

Angelo’s Civita Farnese Restaurant
 


Enjoy the comfort and warmth of dining in this restaurant that has been around for almost 100 years. Head over to Angelo’s, right up the street from the Amica Mutual Pavilion on Atwells Avenue, for an authentic Italian family meal. The kids will be entertained with a plate of meatballs and fries, while watching the toy train track along the ceiling of the restaurant. And the grown-ups can sit with a glass of wine and enjoy some fresh pasta, soup, chicken parmesan and more. 

Marcelino's Boutique Bar
 

 

Step outside Marcelino's and the AMP PVD is just a short walk away. A local favorite and hidden gem in Providence, its Mediterranean atmosphere is a sanctuary in the middle of downtown. Looking for a drink and snack before a show? Marcelino's is one of the BEST places in Providence for craft cocktails. Pair the Middle Eastern flavors of their Mezze Trio (two kinds of hummus and roasted red peppers) or a Lamb Flatbread with your favorite seasonal cocktail (or mocktail). Or stop in after a Providence Bruins game and share a charcuterie board with your pals.

Trinity Brewhouse
 


Did you know Trinity Brewhouse was established in 1995 and was one of the first brew pub restaurants in New England? They craft their beer with the finest quality hops from around the world using filtered water from the Scituate Reservoir. It’s also a family-friendly spot with great pub fare and is around the corner from the AMP.

Murphy’s
 


Because it’s owned by “the Swedish woman with the Italian last name, who runs an Irish pub with a Jewish deli,” you get the best of all worlds at Murphy's. You’ll find truly authentic Irish food and unbelievable sandwiches (you can even build your own “mountain-high” sandwich) at this long-running establishment. You can end the night here as well, because on Friday and Saturday, the bar is open until 2 a.m. One note — do not miss the bowl of pickles that is on your table.

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
 


Looking for something a little more upscale for the evening? You'll find one of the finest steakhouses in Providence connected to the AMP's parking garage (through the Omni Hotel). At Fleming's enjoy delicious steak and seafood or head to the bar for a cocktail and some of the fabulous items served there, including the filet mignon flatbread, colossal shrimp tempura or a charcuterie board. You can’t go wrong, and you’re just a block away from the AMP.