I have loved Italian food for as long as I can remember. So, when I hear about some amazing spaghetti or pizza in a new area, I have to stop by. Let me tell you, Trattoria Zooma in Providence, RI did not disappoint! Located in the heart of Federal Hill, Trattoria Zooma provides a cozy atmosphere perfect for a fun date night, dinner with the family, or business meetings (just where we were sitting, I saw all three!).
Trattoria Zooma prides itself on their made to order menu – making everything from scratch in the restaurant. I was drawn to visiting Trattoria Zooma for it’s homemade pasta, something I had never tried before visiting. On it’s dinner menu, they feature fresh pastas made by hand, Neapolitan pizzas, and delicious meat and seafood options.
We started our meal with the Mozzarella in Carrozza – delicious fresh mozzarella covered in marinara and light balsamic vinegar. It was the perfect serving size for two people, but if you have a bigger party, I would recommend ordering two or one with another appetizer.
Whenever I visit an Italian restaurant for the first time, I have to try their equivalent to Frutti di Mare or seafood pasta. What’s not to love right? We ordered the Fruitti di Mare Fra Diavolo and it was absolutely delicious. The pasta was freshly made, perfect al dente bite. The sauce had a slight bite to it, but it was not overpowering. All the seafood elements – mussels, baby clams, shrimp, scallops, and fresh fish – were expertly prepared.
All in all, Trattoria Zooma gave us a wonderful night with great food and an inviting atmosphere. If you are visiting Providence, RI, Trattoria Zooma is a must!