History of DiMicco’s

Early 1900s

Restaurants have been in the DiMicco Family since the Ernesto DiMicco immigrated to the United States from Arce, Italy in 1906, and opened an Italian restaurant/bar/grocery store on Federal Hill in Providence, RI soon after his arrival.

1920s -1930s

Ernesto’s restaurant and bar thrived well into the 20s and 30s and was rumored to be one of the larger speakeasy establishments in Federal Hill during prohibition.

1950s, 1960s & 1970s

Old Colony Coffee Shop, Blue Bird Diner, J & Ds, and Terry’s Diner in Providence were owned by Ernesto’s two sons Loreto and Domenico DiMicco over the 50s, 60s and 70s.


In 1986, Domenic DiMicco Jr. opened Domenic’s Pizza in Coventry, RI which featured a unique thick pan pizza which thrived for over 20 years at three different locations until its closing in 2007.


After a long 2 year search, the spot for DiMicco was found. Christopher and Domenic DiMicco began the transformation of 1705 W Shore Rd, from the Rocky Point Pub into DiMicco’s Authentic Italian Eatery.

1990s – 2000s

Domenic’s passion for food, excellence, and his customer relationships helped to influence DiMIcco’s owner Christopher at a young age giving him work ethic, learning the value of a dollar, and how the details always matter.


Christopher spent months in Italy over the past decade following his passion and learning more about his heritage as well as wine, culture, and Italian food/pizza and how to cook authentic Italian cuisine.