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Historic Federal Hill

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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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A great place to indulge your senses - if you know where to look

Federal Hill - or more precisely, Atwells Ave. - is a microcosm of diversity, from old world Italian food emporiums that predate Mario Batali's Eatily, to Middle Eastern... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
New England, United States
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New England, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Federal Hill - or more precisely, Atwells Ave. - is a microcosm of diversity, from old world Italian food emporiums that predate Mario Batali's Eatily, to Middle Eastern reataurants that serve authentic Middle eEastern food, to tatoo parlors, not a place I frequent. Parking is sometimes spotty, and the traffic on some days is horrendous, but if you snag a... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's the Italian section of Providence Rhode Island with numerous restaurants not only Italian, but Lebanese, Chinese, Thai... something for everyone!

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Martha's Vineyard, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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South Dennis, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!!!

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Lansing, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 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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