Violet is the latest restaurant from the Emily/Emmy Squared people, but the pizza here doesn’t resemble what you’ll find at either one of those places. This place does grilled pizzas inspired by a restaurant in Rhode Island, and the pies are pretty much just thin flatbreads that you cut with scissors at the table. They taste good (especially the one with duck prosciutto, hoisin sauce, and clams), but calling them pizzas is like pronouncing Target “tar-jay” - it’s going to annoy some people. Aside from the flatbreads, the menu is made up of seafood-focused appetizers and good pastas. Come with a date or a group for your next fun dinner that involves a pair of scissors.
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