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Changing of the Guard at Camille's

Cranston native and veteran of the RI food scene Michael Pennacchia is named executive chef at the Federal Hill staple


Just as the Providence food scene continues to evolve with new restaurants, our culinary landmarks evolve as well. For instance, Federal Hill stalwart Camille’s just named Michael Pennacchia executive chef. The Cranston native grew up cooking Italian food with his parents, and has over 20 years of experience working in Rhode Island restaurants. His style borrows from many regions in Italy and changes throughout the year. In the winter and spring he leans towards hearty Tuscan dishes. In the summer he draws inspiration from the Amalfi coast, then Naples in the fall. The father of two also had his very first date with his wife years ago at Camille’s. Just another only-in-Rhode-Island tale with a happy ending. 71 Bradford Street. 751-4812,