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Historic Federal Hill

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Address: , Providence, RI
Phone Number: 401-453-6161
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Activities: Dining, Shopping, City walk sightseeing
Description: Sip a strong espresso at an outdoor cafe, grab a quick pizza for lunch or...
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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Great place to go year round. Huge selection of Italian food restaurants to choose from. All good. Nice atmosphere in the summer nights outside around Venda Ravioli.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Providence, Rhode Island
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Providence, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Great place to go year round. Huge selection of Italian food restaurants to choose from. All good. Nice atmosphere in the summer nights outside around Venda Ravioli.

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Harwich, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This is the nearest experience I have had since visiting Italy. The men all hang out on the corner, everyone is friendly, one great Italian restaurant after another and a beautiful piazza with a fountain and restaurants all around it for outdoor dining.

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Nyack, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

A pleasant stroll of Federal Hill brings the visitor into the wonderful world of Italian cuisine. A visit to Venda Ravioli gets the salivary glands going. A tiny cafe enables the visitor to sample some of the eats but the real fun is just looking at the variety of Italian food selections. Bring along a shopping bag as you wander... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

If you love Italian food, you have to check out Constantino's and the Italian market. Food and entertainment were both excellent!

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 391 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Like walking through little Italy. Great street with plenty of Italian options. Nice cobble stones walks. Parking is a bit of a bear but you can always valet. Great restaurants on the street and a block either way.

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New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Was at a hotel in Warwick RI on business. Was informed by the staff that if I had a chance I should check out federal hill. Went on a Saturday late afternoon with my wife. As we approached Attwell ave, we noticed the surrounding areas appeared to be depressed, and littered with graffiti, and trash. Some of the buildings surrounding... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a long strip of restaurants, bars and clubs. At night it comes alive with all sorts of people. Many of the places can be pricey, be warned, but there is a whole host of them to choose from, something for everyone. Parking is mostly going to be valet. This is good, because Providence isn't the greatest place for... More 

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

It was a hike to get there were went to a restaurant called Sienna, a upscale pizza place. Very nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

It's too small to top Boston's North End or San Francisco's North Beach as North America's best Little Italy, but here quality allows it to surpass the Belmont section of the Bronx which is too cheesy, Brooklyn's Bensonhurst or what "was" both Manhattan's versions. Spanish Harlem's Little Italy is down to Raos which no mortal can get a reservation to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Stop in to every little market - you will be amazed at the variety you will find here. Of course Venda Ravioli is not to be missed but there are many others including Scailo bakery for authentic Italian pastry.

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