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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” (38 reviews)
“venda ravioli” (23 reviews)
Providence, RI
+1 401-453-6161
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a very fun place to visit in Providence. It's also a wonderful salute to Italy. Federal Hill is home to many great restaurants and food shops, many Italian. The center has a huge outdoor eating area with a quasi-tasteful fountain. It's clearly the...More

Thank FlyingGardenGuy
Reviewed yesterday

This is one of the classic spots in Providence. An historic street with shopping and restaurants and a distinctly Italian American atmosphere. Don't miss Venda Ravioli and the adjoining small plaza, or Pastiche bakery around the corner.

Thank Rollie23
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

During the summer months there is live music in main square of federal hill. Several restaurants surround the square and the food at any of them is great. Vende has a market where you can take several unique items home to cook on your own...More

Thank Marcelo A
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great and many Italian Restaurants, Delis and bakeries. Wish I had more time in the area to experience more of this area and other restaurants.

Thank John S
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a "real life" Little Italy. Not like the one in NYC, but great nonetheless! There are plenty of wonderful Italian Restaurants, GREAT delis, coffee shops, bars, oyster houses. bakeries, etc. This is a not to miss visit when in PVD.

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 6 days ago

A lovely place to take a walk, find good food and desserts...so many things to see in an area that is easy to navigate.

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We always enjoy going to Federal Hill. We visit everytime we are in Providence, which is quite often. There are so many wonderful restaurants and places to buy food and bakery items. Highly recommend a visit.

Thank Karen O
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to wine and dine. There are numerous restaurants and food vendors. You can dine in or out. There are many places to sit outside. They have music on various nights. The fall festival is an amazing time.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed walking through the streets of Federal Hill enjoying the music, dancing, and people-watching. Great band playing! A charming way to enjoy this lovely part of Providence.

Thank Elaine M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful walking area in Providence with historic homes, the best Italian restaurants and lively night scene with outdoor restaurant tables. Can't go to Providence without enjoying this delightful place

Thank Mary T
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12 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.
8 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.