Meet The Family

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Safehouse Modern Neighborhood Eatery

The Safehouse design was originally inspired by the ski culture of Jackson Hole Wyoming and Vermont living then infused with a contemporary influence. We are an upscale modern neighborhood eatery with a focus on hand selected ingredients. We pride ourselves on our hand cut steaks, fresh caught seafood from sustainable sources, hand crafted pastas, and a few famous Chianti’s inspired authentic Italian dishes. Safehouse evokes a visit to an upscale urban ski resort and creates an unforgettable experience.

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Besos Kitchen & Cocktails

Located in the historic Elm’s building, Besos is an upscale bistro located in the heart of East Greenwich on Main Street. Besos serves premium food with seasonally sourced local and organic ingredients and modern hand-crafted cocktails. The patio is designed as a garden space in the middle of town; including a fire-pit and rockers, an outdoor bar and patio dining. Community is at the forefront of our day-to-day mindset. Come see us for an extraordinary meal and intimate conversation.

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The Trap Brew Pub & Grill

At The Trap, we don’t settle for average casual, American cuisine. We have created a menu that puts a twist on the traditional pub fare with interesting flavor concepts and pairings. Our unique environment draws you in, but it’s our incredible food that will keep you coming back for more! Voted RI’s “Best Neighborhood Bar”, The Trap features a wide beer selection and great live entertainment. With a large outside bar that includes televisions and fire pits, this is one patio you don’t want to miss! And it’s dog friendly too!

Chef Aaron Thorpe

Director of Culinary Operations

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A native of New Jersey, Aaron discovered his passion for cooking at the age of 14 in a culinary high school, while working under some of New Jersey’s finest chefs. Having graduated from Johnson & Wales, Aaron has called Rhode Island his home ever since and over the years has been Executive Chef / Culinary Director at many local favorites, such as Providence Oyster Bar, D’Carlo’s Trattoria, Providence G Restaurant Group, co-owner at Cook & Dagger, and most recently Executive Chef of Newport Restaurant Group’s Boat House Waterfront Dining in Tiverton, RI.  His extensive culinary career has allowed him to become an expert in various styles of cooking and types of cuisine.  Aaron’s continued love of learning brings him to many different seminars, chef-collaboratives and food incubators, where he continues to gain invaluable knowledge in sustainability practices and the use of regional foods.  Aaron is proud to bring his love of food and hospitality to The Martucci Group.

JARRED LAPLANTE

Director of Restaurant Operations

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Jarred has been a Rhode Island native all his life and started in the restaurant business at 14 years old, bussing tables in a local Italian restaurant and worked his way up the ranks to become a server, and later a bartender there. Jarred then went on to work for another Italian restaurant in South Kingstown, and ended up leaving there as the restaurant manager in January 2013, to take a position with Newport Restaurant Group. Jarred spent the last 6+ years with NRG as restaurant manager at Hemenway’s in Providence and later restaurant manager at Waterman Grille on the East Side of Providence. In 2018, he was promoted to Assistant General Manager at Boat House in Tiverton, RI. Jarred's time spent managing operations at various restaurants throughout Rhode Island has given him extensive experience in hospitality and restaurant operations and The Martucci Group is thrilled to have Jarred join the senior management team. Raised in North Kingstown and currently residing in Warwick, when not running the day-to-day operations at Besos, Safehouse and The Trap, he spends his time with his wife Olivia, his son Brady and their two dogs.

Erika D’Arezzo

Director of Private Events & Catering Sales

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  Born and raised in Rhode Island, Erika is an enthusiastic and innovative professional with extensive experience in event management, administration, and human services. She is passionate about event planning and utilizes her skills and knowledge to develop, coordinate and manage meetings, special occasions, wedding festivities, networking and corporate events. After completing her bachelor’s degree at Salve Regina University, Erika’s passion for events, people and education led her to serve in the private and non-profit sector. Due to her love for event planning, she continued event consulting for nearly 10 years on the side, before she decided to enter the event industry full-time with Kristin Nicole Events. During her time at Kristin Nicole Events, they received the Rhode Island’s Best Choice Award for event planning. Erika is an active member of the event industry and believes in giving back to the community through volunteering whenever possible. Erika’s gifts of organization, meticulous attention to detail, creative imagination, and contagious enthusiasm have earned her a reputation for excellence as an event planner and coordinator. She prides herself on her talent for envisioning, organizing, and overseeing the onsite execution of events. With an adaptable, optimistic attitude, she provides thorough and heartfelt service to ensure the perfect experience to each one of her clients. She looks forward to planning your unique special events with us at Safehouse Modern Neighborhood Eatery, The Trap, Besos Kitchen & Cocktails, and assisting with all your Chianti’s Catering needs.

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