Giusto

Italian cuisine that draws
outside of the lines.

Genre defying, the food at Giusto is heavy on the Italian influences and includes plenty of freshly made pasta and creatively prepared seafood. Featuring a private dining room, a semi-open kitchen, and an outdoor bar, there’s space for a special dinner or quick cocktail and app. Helmed by Kevin O’Donnell, this is the Rhode Island native’s first solo venture, coming back home after an impressive tenure at SRV in Boston, where, under his leadership, they received rave reviews and a James Beard nomination.

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Shops

JOHNNIE-O

A remix of preppy New England clothing essentials for boys and men.

HOLEBROOK SWEDEN

Fashion meets function with windproof sweaters and coats for women and men.

SALTZMAN WATCHES

Luxury watches and accessories, shop the best brands in the world.

Marina

NEWPORT YACHTING CENTER


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Sail straight to your stay! The professional staff at the Newport Yachting Center offers
around the clock security, concierge service, accommodations for mega
yachts, and will service any of your boat’s fuel or repair needs.

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History

19th century

It was a time of significant growth in Newport. Reflected in the rapid expansion of the working waterfront, workshops, warehouses and docks were built and rebuilt to keep up with the demands of the city’s rising industry. Everything from ice storage, to coal, cordage, manufacturing facilities, small trade shops, boatyards and fishing could be found along the burgeoning waterfront scene. The U.S. Navy, already a major player in the area’s economy, continued to expand its presence. The birth of the Gilded Age brought some of the wealthiest families in the country to Newport; their summer homes (to put it modestly) started springing up along the coast.

20th century

The beginning of the 20th century brought significant changes to Newport. The state capitol relocated from Newport to Providence, industry slowed, and the longstanding naval presence was greatly reduced. A new era began, with The America’s Cup relocating to Newport, ushering in a sailing dynasty that would last over 50 years. The city found itself in the national spotlight with JFK’s wedding and The Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals were born. By the 1980’s the city’s economy had shifted. The waterfront, where for over 300 years hard-working residents made their living in the commerce, trade, and manufacturing industries, saw its historic surroundings turned into fashionable residential properties, shops and restaurants–fueling Newport’s rise in popularity as a premier travel destination.

today

Today, visitors and locals vie for the best seats and views of the stunning Rhode Island sunset. They frequent bars and restaurants that have replaced the edge where goods that were once hauled, stacked, and stored. Hammetts Wharf has undergone many transformations, once home to a cargo depot, lumberyard, bank, coal yard, temperance-oriented tea house, laundry, concert venue, ice rink, yacht basin, and most recently, a parking lot, reflects this evolution. Its newest resident, Hammetts Hotel, and its neighbors, will continue to bring new life to the historical sites along this vibrant and thriving waterfront for generations to come.