Maine Lobster Ravioli
Now we don't have a culinary degree, and our only real qualification is we can eat, and like doing so, however, you should know that we found the overall L'Epicureo dining experience extremely satisfying.
To start, the crab salad was a perfect choice. It was light yet not thin, full of crab, and sufficiently whet our appetite for the next course.
The Lobster Ravioli was full of flavor, yet not so much full of lobster. The lack lobster was a bit disappointing, however each piece of ravioli did have lobster in it, so it wasn't as if empty ravioli was part of the equation.
My dining partner ordered the lamb as her main course, which was absolutely succulent, and of the two main dishes we sampled, we would have to give the lamb the nod.
The crème brule was exceptional, but burning cream isn't rocket science, is it? That said, we have tasted some bum crème brule, so getting a satisfying dessert was a great way to end the meal.
If you remember you are in Providence, not Manhattan, and drop your foodie pretensions at the door, you should be satisfied here. The restaurant's atmosphere should help you do just that. The bar, which sort of opens up into the restaurant, is full of affable bartenders who create a fun atmosphere. Furthermore, there is a Berklee School of Music grad who entertains patrons by playing piano and the accordion. The whole accordion thing makes you feel like you are somewhere on the continent--until the omnipresent Peter Griffin accents pull you back to reality.
Some nights, the in-house musician even brings his acoustic guitar and plays a set of post dinner tunes. Apparently, the Laguna Beach cast caught him on one such night and began to request song after song, which he happily played. The cast rewarded him with a tip of over $100, proving once and for all that being on reality tv does pay.
*Not all the items we ordered could be found on the online menu, so it must change up every once in a while.