About Us
The Valley Inn in 1904
The Valley Inn in 2005

Traditional Dining

About Us
Valley Inn of Newport, 2221 West Main Road, was founded by the late Mario Occhi in 1957. It is currently operated by Dina, his wife and their son, Joe. The Valley Inn has been family owned and operated for 48 years. Long known as a well kept secret among locals, the restaurant has been host to everything from Family reunions to Weddings, to Political and Business functions.

For almost 50 years, The Valley Inn has followed the same simple recipe; provide great food, a friendly and comfortable atmosphere and take good care of the customers.

Located at the top of Lawtons Valley in Portsmouth, RI, The Valley Inn offers a classic menu of steaks, Seafood, Pasta and the like. Note the sample selections listed, most of the receipes are unchanged from the beginning.

About The Building
The former Cornell Farm mansion is a two-and-one-half-story, late Victorian residence that features a gambrel roof, three gabled front dormers, and an enclosed central portico in a five-bay facade. Interior features include several large fireplaces of brick and stone, and ornate Federal-style mantles. The south porch has been enclosed and expanded to include the bar and the dining room with a seating capacity of over 100 persons.

The Valley Inn can best be described as a combination of Colonial and European. The original building was known as The Cornell House and had been home to many generations of the Cornell family. It was from the Portsmouth, RI branch of the Cornell family that sprang the late Ezra Cornell, founder of Cornell University.

The Cornell family held the property from 1646 until 1957. Mario Occhi purchased the home and over the next 10 years, added to the original building. The addition has a distinctly European flavor with stone floors, brick columns and arches and a large fireplace for cozy winter dining.

The Valley Inn
2221 W. Main Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871
Reservations: (401) 847-9871
Web Site: thevalleyinn.net