• Small Business Spotlight
  • Giusto
  • Newport, RI
  • "This is one of the most challenging moments in our lifetime and the support from our community and dedication from our team has been incredibly motivating. We have almost 50 employees working at Giusto and we will do everything we can to keep them safely employed through this pandemic."
  • Kevin O'Donnell, Owner


Newport, RI
Project Total: $125,000
Working Capital
Job Creation: 12
Lender: Lisa Holmes, SEED 

Giusto is Newport's newest "freestyle Italian" restaurant. Owner and chef Kevin O'Donnell created the concept to bring together the authenticity of Italian cuisine and the wide array of Rhode Island's many culinary specialties. The end result is a unique dining experience that blends tried-and -true traditions with modern flair and creativity. 

Giusto serves lunch, dinner, and weekend brunches, offering appetizers, plates, desserts, and a wine menu customers will not find anywhere else. The restaurant's wine program will feature smaller wine producers, with a particular focus on Italian wines as well as Natural and BioDynamic wines. Giusto will also offer selections from local craft breweries. 

Visit their website to learn more about the business


South Eastern Ecomonic Development Corporation home page

80 Dean Street,
Taunton, MA 02780


Business Hours:
Mon-Thu 8am-5pm
Friday 8am-4pm

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SBA Lender Certified CDFI US Department of Treasury
SEED Corporation is a certified lender in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.


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