Leading Ladies: Francesca Sarantapoulas & Gina Musto

Owners, Oceanside at the Pier

So Rhode Island Magazine ·

Francesca Sarantapoulas and Gina Musto | Owners, Oceanside at the Pier | 1 Beach Street, Narragansett | 401-792-3999 | www.oceansideatthepier.com

It all started with a foodie’s dream. Francesca Sarantapoulas and Gina Musto were already best friends, and had 30 years of restaurant experience between them, when they decided that they wanted to open their own place. They presented to a table of property owners who were so impressed with their vision that they gave the women the go ahead... to open seven days later for the summer season. That was in 2012. Today, their restaurant, Oceanside at the Pier, is doing better than ever.

Oceanside at the Pier has a fresh sensibility, using all local ingredients that are delivered fresh daily. Their menu is distinctly New England, offering seafood classics like Chowder, Calamari, Pan-seared Scallops and Seafood Pot Pie. It also pays homage to their Mediterranean heritage, offering Frutti di Mare, Bolognese, Chorizo and Clams and Arancini.

Open year round, Oceanside at the Pier overlooks the sea wall and Narragansett Town Beach. It’s a perfect view regardless of the season, but it’s especially gorgeous taken in from the deck on a summer evening. The restaurant also has live music three nights a week - check their website for the schedule. Or better yet, drop in for a bite.