PCFP Blog

11
Jul

4 Reasons Why Your Outdoor Private Party Should Be at PCFP North Kingstown’s Patio

Do you have a big, summer party coming up? Are you having a hard time finding the perfect venue for your event? Look no further than the private room and outdoor patio at our North Kingstown location. Host your outdoor private party in PCFP’s charming atmosphere with our delicious food, and you’ll impress your guests for sure.   Get ready to send out the invitations! Here are 4 reasons why your outdoor private party should be at the PCFP North Kingstown patio:   1. It’s perfect for any event. No matter what kind of event you’re planning, the private room and outdoor patio at our North Kingstown location is the...
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11
Jul

4 Best Pizzas to Bring to the Beach With You This Summer

Are you heading to Misquamicut Beach this summer? On your way to enjoy a fun day in the sun, make a pit stop at PCFP’s Westerly location to pick up some lunch. Our coal-fired pizza is a family favorite and an excellent meal to bring to the beach with you on a gorgeous, summer day.   Get your phone ready to place a takeout order! Here are 4 of the best pizzas to bring to the beach with you this summer:   1. Clam Pizza What’s more fitting for the beach than a pizza with a little seafood flavor? Next time you’re headed to Misquamicut, grab a clam pizza to...
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06
Jun

Top 5 Things to Do in Westerly, RI in the Summer

Summertime in Rhode Island is one of the best parts of the year. With the beautiful, warm weather and gorgeous shorelines of Westerly, Rhode Island, there is something fun to do everyday until the season’s end. Looking to make some summer plans? Here are the top 5 things to do in Westerly in the summer:   1. Watch Hill Lighthouse The Watch Hill Lighthouse has been a welcoming beacon for ships at the Fishers Island Sound since 1745. It was originally built for use during the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War, but it has since undergone numerous renovations. In 1781, the lighthouse was destroyed by a storm...
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01
Jun

3 Ways to Make Your Pizza Healthier

Eating healthy (while very important) can sometimes be a challenge. After all, a hot, delicious pizza certainly looks more appetizing than a plate full of spinach, doesn’t it? How can you indulge in a delicious pizza and still eat a healthy meal? It’s simple: make your pizza a healthy pizza.   Check out 3 ways to make your pizza healthier: 1. Find an alternative to dough. If you want to reduce your intake of carbohydrates, the first place to start is with the pizza dough. Here are some alternatives: Pita bread Instead of traditional pizza dough, try pita bread for the base of your pizza. Whole wheat is a much...
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08
May

PCFP Westerly Location: Grand Opening

Looking for more ways to enjoy your favorite PCFP pizza? Now, in addition to our Providence and North Kingstown locations, you can chow down on our famous coal-fired pizza in a new location: Westerly, Rhode Island. That’s right, PCFP Westerly is now officially opened. Here’s everything you need to know: It’s perfect for any occasion. Like our Providence and North Kingstown locations, the new Westerly restaurant is perfect for any occasion. Come in with family for full service dining. Take advantage of our full service take-out and have a movie night with friends at home. Or stop in for a drink after work at our full bar. Westerly is the...
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08
May

5 Things To Do in Westerly in the Spring

In the springtime, when the weather gets warm, everyone is eager to spend more and more time outside. What’s one of Rhode Island’s most beautiful towns in the spring? Westerly! With quick access to the southwestern shoreline, there is always plenty to do in this quaint beach town. Here are 5 things to do in Westerly in the spring: 1. Napatree Point Conservation Area The Napatree Point Conservation Area is a 1 ½ mile peninsula going into the Block Island sound. Offering beautiful scenes of the water and a quiet respite from the hustle and bustle of crowds, it is the perfect place to go for a relaxing stroll in...
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08
Apr

The Many Different Types of Pizza From Around the Country

Pizza is one of the world’s preferred comfort foods, but not everyone finds comfort in the same kind of pie. In fact, depending on where you go, you can find dozens of different types of pizza, each promising the best crust, sauce, and cheese. So, just how well do you know your pizza? (And do you have a favorite?) Let’s take a look at the many different types of pizza from around the country: Chicago Deep Dish Style Deep dish pizza: you either love it or you hate it. Out of the many different types of pizza from around the country, this style of pie from Chicago, Illinois is probably...
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08
Apr

5 Things to Do in Providence in the Spring

Providence is always a fun city to explore, but when spring turns the corner and the days get longer, there is even more to do in Rhode Island’s capital city. Do you have any plans for the next spring weekend? Here are 5 things to do in Providence in the spring: Outdoors 1. La Gondola Do you wish that you could sail away on an exotic spring vacation, but you just don’t have the time? Luckily, in Providence, you can discover the feeling of an Italian getaway without ever leaving the state. Where is there a taste of Italy in Providence? Besides Federal Hill (another one of our favorite places...
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12
Mar

Coal-Fired vs. Wood-Fired Pizza: What is the Difference?

When it comes to pizza, would you call yourself a pizza connoisseur? Do you have an opinion on the heated debate of coal-fired vs. wood-fired pizza debate? Or are you more of a novice who is happy to eat any style of pizza, with any topping, at any time? Even if you think any and all pizzas are delicious, there are distinct differences among the varying methods of preparation. Let’s take a look at two of the most popular methods: coal-fired vs. wood-fired pizza. Just what is the difference? Differences Temperature Wood-fired pizza can be baked between 650-900 ℉. In this kind of oven, a pizza can sometimes be cooked...
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12
Mar

Health Benefits of Pizza: Have That Extra Slice

Pizza has always been a long-time favorite dish to serve up at lunch or dinner, but it isn’t always credited as a healthy meal. However, there can be, in fact, many real health benefits of pizza. So, the next time you order a pie on Friday night, don’t feel guilty about indulging in your favorite meal! Here are some of the chief ingredients that tout the health benefits of pizza: Tomato Some people call it a fruit, some people call it a vegetable. But no matter which way you slice it, the tomato is a healthy addition to every pizza. What makes the tomato such a powerhouse? It contains many...
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08
Feb

Eat Pizza and Save Money with the PCFP Loyalty Program

Didn’t think pizza at PCFP could get any better? Well, it can! Now, with our new PCFP loyalty program, your favorite coal-fired pizza can taste twice as nice because, with every bite, you’re saving money. Want to know how you can eat pizza and save money at PCFP? Join the PCFP loyalty program! Here’s how it works: PCFP Loyalty Program: How it works The next time you come to PCFP for a delicious coal-fired pizza, you can indulge guilt-free because, with every visit, you’re saving money! With the PCFP loyalty program, you earn 1 point for every dollar you spend. When you accrue 300 points, you’ll get $30 off on...
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02
Feb

Big Game Day Special: Free Pizza & Wings!

It’s almost that time of year again: football’s biggest and most exciting game day. And how can you make a day of friends, family, and football even better? By taking home some free pizza and wings with our PCFP Big Game Day Special. Yes, we said free pizza and free wings. Plus football. Here are all of the details of our PCFP Big Game Day Special:   Big Game Day Special – Free Wings To start off the game, your football party needs a good appetizer. At PCFP, we’ve got the perfect match for the first half of play: wings. And on this big game day, our popular coal fired...
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03
Jan

5 Things To Do in the Winter in Providence

After the holiday season has passed, the winter months can seem to drag as we all wait for the warm weather. But don’t start wishing for spring just yet. There is still plenty of fun to be had in the winter season! Need a little cold weather inspiration? Here are 5 of our favorite things to do in the winter in Providence: Ice skating at the Alex and Ani City Center Just because the weather has gotten cold, doesn’t mean you have to spend all of your time inside. In Downtown Providence at Kennedy Plaza, you can spend the afternoon ice skating with family and friends. The rink at the...
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03
Jan

New Winter Drinks Menu at PCFP

Do you have a signature drink? If you do, it’s time to change it up. Next time you go out to dinner, don’t stick to the same old, same old. This winter at PCFP, we’re debuting 4 new customly crafted winter drinks. Pick out a new favorite! Here’s a taste of our new winter drinks menu at PCFP: Prosecco sangria A punch of Spanish origin, sangria has a unique history with the American audience. The drink was first introduced to the colonial era under the name sangaree, a similar beverage served either hot or cold. By the early 20th century, the drink had largely fallen out of favor until it...
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16
Dec

Winter Gift Card Special: Share the Taste of PCFP With a Friend

When you come to PCFP, don’t be greedy – share the taste of our famous, coal fired pizzas with a friend! Now, with our winter gift card special, there’s an added incentive for sharing PCFP with a friend this season: delicious discounts! Winter Gift Card Special Next time you dine in-house at Providence Coal Fired Pizza, treat yourself to a discount. When you spend $100 worth of gift cards, you’ll receive a $25 gift card!   If you want to eat pizza, save money, and give a gift to a friend, then we’ve got you covered at PCFP with our winter gift card special. Or, you can’t resist and want...
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09
Dec

Our Favorite Things to Do in Downtown Providence

PCFP is proud to have its name and its restaurant in the bustling city of Providence, Rhode Island. Packed with exciting stores and restaurants, it’s easily one of the best places to be in the state. Looking to make weekend plans with friends or family? We’ve compiled a quick, go-to guide for you. Here are 6 of our favorite things to do in downtown Providence: The arts RISD Museum The RISD museum is one of the most popular attractions in Rhode Island. Affiliated with one of the country’s top art schools, the Rhode Island School of Design, this museum attracts thousands of art enthusiasts every year. Its extensive collection of...
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09
Dec

How You Eat Pizza and What It Might Say About You

Pizza is one of America’s favorite dishes. Served with a cold can of soda and a marathon of your favorite TV show, this cheesy pie is a Friday night staple. Whether you like your pizza Hawaiian style, with extra cheese, or with onions and anchovies, next time you order a pizza, pay attention to more than just your topping choices. According to some behavioral psychologists, how you eat pizza says a lot about who you are as a person. Are you little worried now about what your eating habits might say about you? Don’t worry. We’ve sorted through all of the data and compiled a comprehensive personality assessment. Which one...
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04
Nov

Celebrate with PCFP: Host a Holiday Party in Our NK Private Room

The holiday season is just around the corner – that means festive music, great parties, and most importantly, delicious food! This year, you can host a holiday party without the usual pressures of cooking and preparing your home for guests. Instead, take advantage of our private room at our North Kingstown location for all of your upcoming festivities. With no room fees, a customizable menu, and plenty of space, this is your option. Here’s how the PCFP private room is the perfect setting for you to host a holiday party: What kind of party is the NK private room perfect for? Holiday parties come in all shapes and sizes, and...
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04
Nov

PCFP Gives Back: Rhode Island Charities We Support

  Giving back to the community isn’t just a dutiful responsibility; for PCFP, we enjoy making contributions within our community. As a small, locally-owned business, we are proud to support many different Rhode Island charities. Each contributes to the community and helps its citizens in a unique, impactful way. Here are some of the Rhode Island charities that we at PCFP are happy to be involved with: Wickford Art Festival The Wickford Art Festival has been a cherished Rhode Island tradition since 1962. Hosted by the Wickford Art Association every July, this festival is seen as one of the leading summer events on the Eastern seaboard. PCFP is proud to...
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04
Oct

History of Coal Fired Pizza

In the last five years, coal fired pizza has become increasingly popular. But we’ve been cooking up these delicious pizzas at our Providence location since 2012. In fact, PCFP was the very first coal fired pizza restaurant in Rhode Island. Have you ever wondered where coal fired pizza came from and just how it’s different than other styles of pizza? If so, we’ve got a quick history lesson for you. (Don’t worry – there won’t be a test!) History of Coal Fired Pizza The history of coal fired pizza starts with coal fired ovens, which had their early beginnings in the 1880s. Newly arrived to the Northeast, Neapolitan immigrants cooked...
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03
Oct

2 Gift Card Specials: Share the Taste of PCFP With a Friend

When you come to PCFP, don’t be greedy – share the taste of our famous, coal fired pizzas with a friend! Now, with our two gift card specials, there’s an added incentive for sharing PCFP with a friend this fall season: delicious discounts! Gift Card Special #1 Next time you dine in-house at Providence Coal Fired Pizza, treat yourself to a discount. When you spend at least $50 worth of gift cards, you’ll receive 10% off of your meal! Gift Card Special #2 Looking for another easy way to save when you visit us for lunch or dinner? If you spend $100 worth of gift cards, you’ll receive a $25...
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05
Sep

Celebrate the Football Season With PCFP

The 2016 football season is here, which means weekly matchups of all of your favorite teams. And at PCFP, there’s another reason to love Sundays. This fall, we have two new ways for you to score major discounts. This way, no matter your team, everyone comes home a winner on Sundays. Here’s what you need to know: #1: Join the PCFP Touchdown Club What do I have to do to join? Starting Sunday, September 11th, come into our Providence or North Kingstown location for lunch or dinner and ask to join our Touchdown Club.  As a participant you will be given a Touchdown Card. For the next 16 weeks of...
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31
Aug

September is National Food Safety Month

September may be National Food Safety Month (NFSM), but at Providence Coal Fired Pizza, practicing food safety is a daily priority. Every day, we take the extra steps necessary to ensure the well-being of each of our guests. Besides our famous coal fired pizza, that careful attention to detail is part of what makes us who we are and the quality we provide. Here are 5 things we do that show we take food handling seriously: Plastic gloves  At PCFP, we practice food safety in every step of the culinary process. This includes wearing plastic gloves whenever handling food. In fact, between our two locations, at Providence and North Kingstown,...
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09
Aug

Upcoming Events at PCFP this August

Some say August is the beginning of the end – of summer, that is! The days start to get shorter and the hot weather begins to mellow out. But don’t worry, at PCFP we’re making every last day of summer count with our lineup of exciting festivities. If summer nights and good food are what you’re looking for, then consider us your go-to spot for the month ahead. We’ve got you covered with an upcoming event for almost every week in August. Start of the Olympics Can’t make it to Rio for the Olympics? No problem. You can still enjoy the Olympics without traveling across the globe. Celebrate in Rhode...
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01
Aug

Things to Do in North Kingstown

Things to Do in North Kingstown Whether you like to spend a day visiting historical sites, relaxing on the beach, or shopping in colonial villages, North Kingstown is the place to go. Prefer day cruises along the bay? North Kingstown has it. Known for its location along Narragansett Bay, the town features several beaches, tourist attractions, and a bayside vacation atmosphere. Its proximity to both Newport and Narragansett makes it one of Rhode Island’s top places to go in the summer. Want to plan a trip to North Kingstown? We’ve put together the top five things you should do while you’re there:   Rhode Island Bay Cruise Come experience North...
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18
Jul

5 Pizza Cooking Tips

Making pizza to some can be considered an art, a hobby or even a career. There are many different methods and ingredients that go into making a delicious pizza. Our executive chef at Providence Coal Fired Pizza, David would like to share his 5 pizza cooking tips with you so that you can execute a delectable pizza right in the comfort of your own home. 1. Never use pre-grated cheese. Always grate your own fresh. Pre-grated cheese tends to have anti-caking agents like cellulose coating the individual pieces of grated cheese. This prevents the cheese from melting properly and it has the tendency to lack moisture. 2. Do not cook tomato...
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04
Jul

Summer Lunch Specials

We are excited to announce our new and improved lunch specials, perfect for every day of the week this summer. Our specials are perfect in providing variety and with our “Frequent Lunch Card” offer, you can’t go wrong. Visit us five times for lunch and you will receive your next lunch on us!    Stay updated on any ongoing daily specials, offerings, and events by following us on Facebook.   Summer Lunch Specials (Monday-Friday 11:30am to 4pm) *Dine-In Only MONDAY: Maui Mondays BBQ Pork, pancetta, jalapenos, fontina and pineapple finished with house BBQ sauce TUESDAY: Crab cake Spinach, plum tomatoes, crab, and gruyere cheese finished with breadcrumbs and horseradish sauce WEDNESDAY: Baked Wednesday EVOO, Heavy Cream, Fingerling potatoes, bacon, blue cheese, Monterey Jack...
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13
Jun

Happy Father’s Day

One of the favorite foods for any guy is pizza. What better way to spend Father’s Day than at the best pizza place in Rhode Island, Providence Coal Fired Pizza! Tell Dad to keep the grill closed and to put down the spatula for an enticing meal along with a great ambience for quality time. We provide our customers with full-screen TVs for sports entertainment, a bar for easily accessible drinks, and the undeniably appetizing menu for lunch and dinner. At PCFP, we do everything we can to ensure that you and your family have an enjoyable time, with quality food and an overall satisfying experience. Check out our restaurants in...
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01
Jun

Outdoor Patio at North Kingstown, RI Location!

Updated: May 22nd, 2017 Big news ­– the outdoor patio at our North Kingstown location is open for the season! Come enjoy your favorite coal-fired pizzas and sip on a summer cocktail any time of the day. The patio includes outdoor seating, a bar with a TV, and plenty of space to have fun with your friends and family. It has a contemporary, rustic look that will make you feel at home. Take a look at more pictures of the patio here. Come to North Kingstown, Rhode Island and enjoy outdoor dining in our beautiful patio area. Providence Coal Fired Pizza is here to satisfy your pizza cravings with over...
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15
May

Specials for Every Day of the Week!

Here at Providence Coal-Fired Pizza, we like to keep things interesting, so we have specials for everyday of the week. Bookmark this page to always have the specials handy.  APPY HOUR Monday – Friday Half-priced appetizers at the bar (4pm – 6pm) EVENINGS Every Weekday (after 5pm and dine-in only)  Mondays: Margherita Monday Half priced margharita pizza and $3 margarita cocktails Tuesdays: Tuscan Tuesdays Half-priced bottle of wine with entrée purchase Wednesdays: Wing Wednesday Large order of wings and two drafts for $26 Thursdays: Thirsty Thursday $3 for margaritas, sangrias, and bottles of domestic beer Trivia Night Join us at 7 pm for a fun game of trivia (North Kingstown only) Fridays-Sundays:...
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02
May

Bring Mom to Providence Coal-Fired Pizza for Mother’s Day!

We’ve got a glass of Prosecco for her this Mother’s Day. Make your Mother’s Day special at PCFP by enjoying an amazing meal in a great atmosphere! Providence Coal-Fired Pizza is showing appreciation to all the mothers out there by giving out a complimentary glass of bubbly Prosecco to every mother who is brought in for a meal on Sunday, May 8th! This will take place in both North Kingstown and Providence locations. Treat your family to an appetizing meal – Providence Coal-Fired Pizza offers a wide variety of oven-baked pizzas with over 20 toppings to select from. The pizzas are delicately hand-crafted with our coal-fired ovens that make the...
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18
Apr

Appy Hour Contest

Once again, Providence Coal-Fired Pizza is going big — they’re offering a chance for their customers to enter the Appy Hour Contest for a chance to win an office party. Winners will be receiving complimentary pizza and appetizers for up to 20 people in our North Kingstown location! One winner will be chosen on once ever three months! (the contest only applies to the location in North Kingstown) Located in Providence and in North Kingstown, Providence Coal-Fired Pizza is a popular destination for many pizza lovers. They offer a variety of specialty pizzas with over an abundance of toppings to choose from. Using the freshest, local ingredients, the restaurants uniquely craft...
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04
Apr

Fan of the Month Contest

Do you enjoy delicious pizza? Do you also like taking selfies? If yes, you can enter a chance to win Providence Coal-Fired Pizza’s Fan of the Month contest to win a free lunch and beverage! Just take a selfie at a Providence Coal Fired Pizza restaurant and post it on their Facebook page with #coalfiredfan. Located in Providence and in North Kingstown, Providence Coal-Fired Pizza is a popular destination for many pizza lovers. They offer a variety of specialty pizzas with over an abundance of toppings to choose from. Using the freshest, local ingredients, the restaurants uniquely craft their pizzas in coal-fired ovens, which makes the pizza crusts especially firm...
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Providence Coal Fired Pizza

Providence Coal Fired Pizza