Lisa's Cucina is a bright and cheerful spot for both classic American breakfasts and home-style Italian cuisine. The…More menu is simple, focusing on homey Italian food, and features fresh produce and no frozen ingredients. Breakfast highlights include Texas French toast and an omelette called "The Dumpster", with eggs, ham, bacon, sausage, cheese, mushrooms, onions and corned beef hash. Hot and cold sandwiches and a daily soup make up the lunch menu. The restaurants specialties, however, are tripe and soffritto (sufrite) –an Italian dish made with beef heart–, which has found a loyal following among customers.
Dinner specials like liver and onions, or little necks in white sauce are served on Friday evenings until 8pm. Fish and chips are on the menu on Wednesdays and Fridays. Outdoor seating is available during the summer, and the restaurant can be booked for private parties after normal business hours.
While this might not be the neatest, most organized or biggest of the Asian markets, …More href="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&gl=us&hl=en&g=1279+Cranston+Street%2C+Cranston%2C+RI+02920-6717&q=Sunny%27s+Market+Place%2C+Cranston%2C+RI+02920+Cranston%2C+RI&btnG=Search+Maps">Sunny Market Place's selection and service is second to none. Cambodian run, the staff is engaging and the selection of fruits and vegetables is fresh and numerous.
With more fruits than the other markets, Sunny Market Place features persimmons, pamelo (Asian grapefruit), papaya, dragon fruit, tamarind, guava, rambutan, lychee, Lady Finger bananas, mango, Asian pear, and more. A fruit plate of those previous mentioned fruits will awaken your taste buds with their sweet and sour characteristics. Try them Asian style, by first dipping the fruit pieces in chili-salt.
A few other things that set Sunny Market Place apart is their selection of leafy greens, which includes Chinese kale, leaf celery, chrysanthemum, garlic chive, mustard green, morning glory, sweet basil, flowering cabbage, lemon grass, taro leaves and pea tendrils. They also have an assortment of exotic drinks such as cans of soursop, coconut, aloe, and mangosteen juice. And if you like eggs, pick up a carton of quail eggs here; boil them, coat them lightly with salt and pepper, and enjoy! They're a real savory treat!