Following many wonderful years of excitement and success, the team behind Rhode Island’s well regarded Basta Restaurant decided to embark upon a new journey to carry the knowledge and practices we cultivated in BASTA’s high-end atmosphere to a whole new style of restaurant. We discovered and immediately fell in love with the Auburn/Rolfe Square section of Cranston - we felt that the neighborhood was being underserved by the culinary community and we saw a great spirit in the people we were meeting in the streets. We considered several different styles of concept and ultimately saw a big opportunity in injecting some love into the old-school pizza parlor concept we all grew up with. From there the rest is history. 

the dream team

Bringing this idea to life wasn’t easy, but the Bettola family pulled it off.
Here are the brave souls who made it all happen.