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Mare is Tops

Mediterranean dining goes to the rooftop in Wayland Square


With such a panoramic skyline, one might ask why we don’t have more rooftop dining options in Providence. As if to answer this question, Mare Rooftop recently appeared from the clouds to give us a relaxed, high-class new option for getting dinner with a view.

In the midst of Wayland Square and flanked by similarly acclaimed eateries, Mare Rooftop opened this summer atop an unassuming building on the corner of Wayland Avenue and Waterman Street. The sleek, wide-open space that serves as the restaurant’s main room is bright and inviting during the day – and that’s before you even see the surrounding patios, which become richly atmospheric at night. The covered area of Mare seats over 120 people, and lounge-ready couches and high-top tables adorn the outdoor area and can seat an additional eighty.

Mare is a Mediterranean restaurant with connections to Mediterraneo and Ristorante Pizzico, thanks to General Manager Alessio Iannucci. Executive Chef Giulio Medizza is at the helm of Mare’s impeccable menu, which expands upon Southern European cuisines.

Medizza is striving for a high-end dining experience, and there is a palpable level of care in every bite of the Beet-Cured Salmon, Tuna Crudo, and Pan-Seared Scallops. Mare’s wine list is derived from across Europe, from Spain to Macedonia, and the cocktail selection riffs on old favorites like the Tuscan Pear Martini and the Lavender Lemonade Mojito. The establishment will also be open year round, so even in the middle of winter, you’ll be able to savor the view. 229 Waterman Street