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Address: Providence, RI
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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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2 minute taxi from downtown. Fantastic Italian food everywhere. Great delis. Awesome pizza...Casertas. Some of the best bakeries you will ever find. And yes I have been to Little... read more

Reviewed March 13, 2017
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Martha's Vineyard, United States
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Reviewed March 13, 2017

2 minute taxi from downtown. Fantastic Italian food everywhere. Great delis. Awesome pizza...Casertas. Some of the best bakeries you will ever find. And yes I have been to Little Italy in NYC and New Haven.

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Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

The Federal Hill neighborhood is mostly thought of as just Atwells Ave but is much more. The neighborhood actually expands from Atwells southwest through Broadway to Westminster. Each of the three main streets has a different vibe that you need to check out if you are in the Providence area in the summer, and have some extra cash to spend,... More 

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Lincoln, Rhode Island
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Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

Federal hill is always an experience . Most restaurants have valet parking which is very convenient. There is much to do on Federal Hill from restaurants meet markets pastry shops etc. with the warmer weather this outdoor musicians playing is very relaxing. If you have never been to Federal Hill it is a must stop.

1 Thank Budmanri
South Dennis, Massachusetts
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Reviewed February 27, 2017

Stock up with Italian meats, sauces, cheeses, breads etc at the Venda Ravioli shop. A must stop! Andino's Italian Restaurant was outstanding. We had lunch there one day and dinner the next. Perfecto!!!

1 Thank Trudy-Don
Lansing, Kansas
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6 reviews
Reviewed February 24, 2017

Best bar food I have had in my entire life. Excellent Italian restaurant with great service and wonderful flavor. It is a small restaurant and there were 12 of us so after waiting for 45 minutes we decided to just sit at the bar. The veal was excellent and the stuffed mushrooms with shrimp were out of this world.

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Staten Island, New York
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Reviewed February 21, 2017 via mobile

Just like that name is Historically it is no more.. the Italian Heritage is gone... No one knows the proper language of food, and pastry. The image of Italian delicacies are over in this area... All that is left are the flags that wave along the streets is Atwell Avenue. Do not be fooled in going there... NO authentic Italian... More 

4 Thank mario B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed February 15, 2017

Federal Hill is a place with too many overpriced low end Italian restaurants. There are also too many vacant store fronts and very limited free parking. The buildings are old and should have been torn down years ago.

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Pensacola, Florida
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Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

We had a nice walk around the Federal Hill District before dinner. Plenty of restaurants and a nice area. We were surprised to learn Rhode Island was last of the original 13 states to ratify the constitution. Nice area for a walk and drinks/dinner.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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Reviewed January 22, 2017

I am a Providence local. I know visitors often hear of this as a top Providence destination. Federal Hill is just a collection of a bunch of Italian restaurants. Come here for a specific meal, but don't expect to spend time wandering around the neighborhood. It's not terribly charming, and there's not much to do beyond going to a restaurant.... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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Reviewed January 21, 2017

Be sure to allow enough time to simply stroll or drive through before you choose a place to eat- there are so many great choices!

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