Café Paragon in Providence was first to open it’s doors in 1994. We started serving our valued guests in a friendly European Bistro/Café style atmosphere with a comfortable 32 seats, full bar, and a limited menu. In 1997 we expanded to create Viva offering a more sophisticated dining experience including Mediterranean Mezes, specialized martinis, and extended bar selections in our comfortable lounge.
On weekend nights the VIVA side of the restaurant transforms with club music and lights. We have the best DJ's in the area come in and entertain you from 10pm to 2am every Friday and Saturday nights, giving you the place on Thayer street for food, drinks, and music.
Over the years we have won several awards in RI Monthly and the Providence Phoenix, among them for Best Burgers, Best Salad and Best Octopus and in addition we have been written up in several publications such as Yankee Magazine, Travel, Providence Journal, and Vanity Fair. Our success is based upon our commitment to offering our guests a great value without sacrificing quality, consistency, or service.
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