The city of Providence truly has some great places for pizza; from Al Forno on South Main Street to Caserta Pizzeria on Federal Hill, Providence has something for everyone when it comes to a good pie. And there is one spot in the historic Fox Point neighborhood of the city that has some of Providence's best pizza, and after all these years, it remains mostly little-known outside of the area. But for those who know about Fellini Pizzeria, there is perhaps no reason to go anywhere else for a slice or two.
Fellini Pizzeria is located on funky, artsy Wickenden Street, which is home to a variety of interesting restaurants. And the rather offbeat vibe of Wickenden Street surely extends to Fellini's, as this is not your ordinary pizza joint. First, Fellini's attracts an interesting mix of RISD art students, Brown University undergrads, and locals of Portuguese ancestry whose families have lived in the neighborhood for generations. Second, Fellini's uses a healthy whole wheat to make their dough, but you would be hard-pressed to tell the difference between it and regular dough. Finally, even though the thin-crust pizza tastes a lot like what you might find in Brooklyn or the Bronx, they use a plain old oven to make their pizzas (much like the ovens you would find in your typical Boston sub shop).
And what about the pizza at Fellini's? Well, it is the type of pie that pizza lovers dream about; a thin, crispy crust with lots of tangy cheese and a sauce that is loaded with oregano and is found both below and above the cheese. Perhaps the only complaint about the pizza here is that the slices are a bit on the small side. But they are also cheap, so two or three slices won't set you back all that much.
Even though Fellini Pizzeria has been around since the late 1980s, it is still a hidden gem on a street that in of itself is a hidden gem. Pizza lovers should definitely make the trip to quirky Wickenden Street to grab a slice or two of pizza that ranks among Providence's best.
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