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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Tini

200 Washington St. (Empire St.) Send to Phone
401-383-2400
Good things come in small packages at Tini, a pint-size bar-restaurant hybrid from the folks behind the celebrated Al Forno.

Cuisine
Open
Lunch daily, Dinner Tues.-Sat.
Features
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Tini, Providence, RI

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Tini Restaurant Review

: 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.



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