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Historic Federal Hill

Providence, RI
+1 401-453-6161
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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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  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“italian food” (35 reviews)
“venda ravioli” (23 reviews)
Providence, RI
+1 401-453-6161
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice trip through Providence, if you're in the area I highly suggest taking a walk and taking it all in. It's truly beautiful.

Thank Ryan L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Federal Hill offers it all! Great place to stroll thru and stop in quant shops or have a taste of authentic cuisine with many opportunites to pick up something fun to take home.

Thank Niferlou
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really didn't have huge expectations of Federal Hill, but even if we had, we would not have been disappointed! The piazza was so entertaining with live music, people dancing, and others having a glass of wine or pastry and people watching. I definitely felt...More

1  Thank Laura D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The US sure does their federal buildings and legislation buildings right and this was no exception in providence, Rhode Island. Building and surrounding area is beautiful. Lit up at night it adds to it. Beautiful and must see if in the area.

Thank JusSilvag
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and service. Have gone back many times. Food selection is great and dinner special offers are great.

Thank Larry F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a really easy area to walk around in! I enjoyed the older homely feel of the area. The food was great and it had an artsy feel that can't be duplicated. My only regret was that I wasn't able to stay the night....More

Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

It was a little bit of a walk for us, but we heard it was the place to go in Providence, so we went. Great restaurants and local shops in a pedestrian-friendly area. Definitely check this spot out when you're in town; you won't regret...More

Thank kldj13
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Once you have walked Federal Hill there isn’t much else to see. However there are a number of good restaurants and bakeries in the area to try. Angelo’s is a personal favorite in Atwells ave. The one drawback to the areas is parking. The streets...More

Thank DMSMD64
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

It's known as Little Italy and there is lots if Italian food choices and markets. there is also lots of other food choices as well. traffic and parking is terrible.

1  Thank Debbie W
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

There are a lot of restaurants and hardly any shops. The architecture and the Italian history is interesting.

Thank Sheila N
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Recommendations for Italian food on Federal Hill anyone please?! Also is it safe walking from the Biltmore to Federal Hill in the evening for a couple female cousins? Thanks in advance for the feedback.
13 October 2015|
Response from Irene7457 |
Dam that's disappointing to hear! We are all in our mid 50's so no guido's for us. Thanks for the info.
They say this is like being in Italy with gondalas and etc
9 May 2015|
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Response from pincity | Reviewed this property |
There is a river in downtown Providence and have Gondola rides during Waterier events. Reservations required. Not quite Italy but awesome Italian food a short car ride away on Federal Hill.