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Good things come in small packages at Tini, a pint-size bar-restaurant hybrid from the folks behind the celebrated Al Forno.
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Lunch daily, Dinner Tues.-Sat.
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

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Dining room at THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Tini, Providence, RI


: Whether you pronounce it "teeny" or "tiny," Tini lives up to its name. (For the record, the former is correct.) Conceived by the founders of Providence's famous Al Forno restaurant and run by a head chef and beverage manager who call themselves "Super Weenie" and "The Muddler," respectively, Tini strikes an irreverent pose---but not when it comes to food and drink. It's not clear if this small storefront restaurant is actually an overgrown bar or a mini-restaurant, though the quality argues the latter. All 19 seats---stools, really---are arranged around a U-shaped bar that dominates the space, reminiscent of an old-time lunch counter. The eclectic fare, however, is worlds away from "bar food." Daily small-plate offerings appear on two video displays, one on each side of the bar. It's a grazer's delight: nosh away on a couple of mismatched tapas like pork confit tacos, baked stuffed shells topped with bolognese sauce, or a Tini Weenie---a homemade Rhode Island-style hot dog garnished with chow chow. Wash it all down with a pink martini or a selection from the well-constructed, if somewhat limited, wine list.

User Ratings & Reviews for THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Tini
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tiny all right
by average eater on Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:13 pm
When we first walked in we were very impressed with the décor and the style – menu on the wall, innovative lighting, etc.
Then we ordered… I ordered the chicken schnitzel and my dining partner ordered a burger. I had never ordered schnitzel before, but seeing that everything on the menu was trendy and sophisticated, I had no worries – if fact I was excited to see what I may get.
To my surprise, I received two thin dry pieces of deep fried chicken.
I was shocked and disappointed. I told the waitress that I needed to order something else as I don’t eat deep fried food. She said sure. I left the chicken. Later, after finishing my substitute meal, the chicken was still there. I had to ask for it to be taken away.
I then asked to have the chicken removed from the bill as I felt that it was not eatable – even for those who eat deep fried food. I was told that the chef intended to cook it that way, so NO.
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