About Us

Merienda Tapas, Cicchetti & Wine Bar now open!

Welcome to Merienda which opened in March 2017 . The owner Craig Corsetti has had a twenty year interest in opening a tapas bar and restaurant and has fortunately been able to achieve his goal. Merienda is situated in the historic Samuel Martin house in Warren, RI built in 1795 and presents a relaxed Mediterranean taverna vibe.

Highlights to Craig’s culinary career include being a member of the opening kitchen staff of Jaleo in 1993 and working directly with Jose Andres for almost two years before leaving to work in Florence Italy at Trattoria I Ricchi. Following working in Italy Craig spent 18 months working for James Beard Award winner Ann Cashion at Cashion’s Eat Place in Washington DC. Wishing to pursue an interest in wine, a career in the wine industry came next from 1998 until 2016 when the opportunity to open Merienda came to fruition.

Craig wishes to share his interest in Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine to the great people of his adopted home of Rhode Island.

We look forward to having you visit,

Craig & Elizabeth Corsetti

A Veteran Owned Business