Historic Federal Hill

Historic Federal Hill, Providence: Address, Phone Number, Historic Federal Hill Reviews: 4.5/5

Historic Federal Hill
4.5
Neighborhoods • Historic Walking Areas
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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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Alanna Cornwell
7 contributions
Not worth the time
Jul 2021 • Family
There are nicer neighborhoods to see in Providence. This strip was just a bunch of dive bars, tattoo parlors, and restaurants that seemed over priced and low quality. Skip it.
Written July 22, 2021
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cindyloufromwa
Bellingham, WA111 contributions
Providence's Litte Italy full of restaurants and bakeries. Great atmosphere.
Sep 2020
You must visit this section of Providence. There are dozens of great Italian restaurants to choose from. The courtyard/plaza is beautiful and has concerts and live music in the summer.
Written October 1, 2020
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Joseph D
New York City, NY61 contributions
Great Italian food
Sep 2019
Cool place to walk with a mix of different businesses and restaurants. I feel welcomed in this area as everyone is friendly and you can tell they place a priority on keeping the area safe and customer friendly.
Written August 15, 2020
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Bob C, Windsor CT
WINDSOR CT11 contributions
Gastrointestinal delight
Jul 2020
The Federal Hill neighborhood is a must see destination for all your dining needs. Whether your looking for Italian, Greek, Lebanese, Mexican, or Chinese cuisine, you’ll find it at Federal Hill. You can walk up Atwells Ave on one side and down the other and not get a bad meal anywhere. Andino’s, Cassarino’s, El Massimo’s, Pane E Vino, and Roma’s were among my personal favorites. Delicious food, generous portion sizes, and reasonable pricing seems to be a common theme found at restaurants on Federal Hill.
Written July 27, 2020
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Doris D
East Harlem, NY36 contributions
Great food and ambiance
Feb 2020
Lots of good food. This area was entirely Italian until about 15 years ago and has a number of excellent established Italian restaurants at a variety of price points. More recently it has acquired Mexican, Indian and several other sorts of restaurants. In addition, it has lots of pleasant atmosphere, including parades and street festivals, as well as authentic grocery stores and bakeries in which to purchase a variety of raw and prepared delicious Italian foods.
Written February 17, 2020
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TaLeOz
Providence, RI89 contributions
The Hill
Feb 2020 • Couples
Federal Hill is full of Italian Restaurants. In the summer you see a lot of people walking up and down Atwells Ave. There are so many restaurants to choose from, shops to visit or you can just sit on the square and enjoy the fountain. There is a little park that has checker/chess boards painted on the tables if you're interested in playing. You always see older Italian men sitting across from the square reminiscing & drinking coffee or smoking cigars. Along with a bunch of restaurants to choose from there are cigar bars if that's what you're craving. There are bakeries, steakhouses, Chinese food, hair salons, nail salons and places you can have your Tarot Cards read. If you are the dancing type come at night and you'll find a lot of Dance Clubs that are open until 2 in the morning. Back in the day there were Mafia all over the Hill but it's not like that today. There were even "hits" that made the front page of the Providence Journal Bulletin. Today it's a foodie's dream.
Written February 17, 2020
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Trip692270
30 contributions
The best dessert is there!
Jan 2020
Have eaten at several Federal Hill places but have found equally good restaurants, outside the area, at more reasonable prices. Yes, it has charm but so do many others. However, if you want to experience an outstanding dessert place there, go to Pastiche. As people say, "Their desserts are to die for! "
Written January 28, 2020
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whaleboy1
Boston, MA247 contributions
Diversity, Charm and...FOOD!
Jan 2020
Federal Hill is Providence's version of a "Little Italy" in other cities. Given that Providence is a renowned restaurant city, one would expect the restaurants on Federal Hill to be excellent.

One would be correct.

My favorite is Massimo, on Atwells Ave., but I have never had anything less than a fine meal at any of the restaurants I have visited on the Hill. There is also Mexican and Chinese, by the way. There are also wonderful provisioners, like Venda Ravioli (MUCH more than ravioli!). Add some nice little parks, and you have the makings of a fun day trip for walking, lunch and provisions, or destination dining for dinner.
Written January 15, 2020
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Ginny T
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom230 contributions
Pre Christmas shopping
Dec 2019 • Couples
Excellent Italian delis here - lots of choice of eating places and a nice atmosphere, easy walk from town
Written January 11, 2020
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Bob Voorhis
Dudley, MA2 contributions
It was ok...wasn't as clean as I thought it would be, as far as the streets go, but great deli's and restaurants.
Oct 2019
Stayed at the Dolce Villa...loved this place. great stay, great price! It would probably be hopping during the summer...Great deli's! I loved hearing the locals speak their Italian... would definitely go back...
Written November 25, 2019
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