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Historic Federal Hill

Address: Providence, RI
Phone Number: 401-453-6161
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Ranked #16 of 69 Attractions in Providence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Other, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Dining, City walk sightseeing, Shopping
Owner description: Sip a strong espresso at an outdoor cafe, grab a quick pizza for lunch or dine in style at a...
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Other, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Dining, City walk sightseeing, Shopping
Owner description: Sip a strong espresso at an outdoor cafe, grab a quick pizza for lunch or dine in style at a gourmet Italian restaurant in this historic section of the city, also know as Little Italy. You'll know you have arrived by the huge arched gateway, with a bronzed pinecone, which marks the entry to the neighborhood.

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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We walked over from Downtown, it was a sunny day! Parking is tight so valet is an option. There are many good places to eat or just get a coffee and pastry!

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Providence, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I like the places on Fed Hill they are good but you can find better restaurants in our area if you ask locals.

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Danbury, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Parking is a nightmare you can drive around for 20 minutes looking for parking. Most spots are blocked off for valets. the one time I used a valet here they damaged my new car. Not overly safe to walk off the main area at night. Too bad it could be an amazing tourist spot for the State of Rhode Island

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MA
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17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Beautiful area to explore. Wear comfortable shoes, the sidewalks are cracked & uneven! Great dining & shopping nearby.

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Acushnet, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Federal Hill has something for everyone. It is the kind of place that you can drive to and then figure out where and what you want to eat. Predominantly Italian restaurants but that is not all there is. Mexican and Chinese come to mind as well. Bakeries and Pizza. Something for every budget.

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Campinas, SP
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

You will find several Italian restaurants at Atwells Ave. I highly recommend a visit, specially if you find yourself hungry.

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Haverhill, MA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Always enjoy walking down Federal Hill (Atwaters Ave) the shops are nice and the people are friendly. Don't go too far out of the tourist areas, some areas are not too great around it.

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Milan
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11 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Federal Hill has a wealth of restaurants and fun coffee shops. It used to be Italian but there has been an explosion of Hookah Restaurants, sadly. It is always a busy and hopping place to be almost year round however it is dirty. The sidewalks are not cleaned and during snow weather few shopkeepers clean in front of their own... More 

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Though it has changed in our many years visiting Providence, Federal Hill is still a place that we return to time and again for the sights, sounds, and food!

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A must go. All the restaurants we visited were wonderful. Authentic Italian deli's as well, where we had lunch and shopped. And the stripe in the middle of the street is the colors of the Italian flag! So fun. Great nightlife. Be sure to make reservations at the finer restaurants, as they do fill up. We spent most of our... More 

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