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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 good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“italian food” (41 reviews)
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Providence, RI
+1 401-453-6161
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Federal Hill is a must see when in Providence. Not only does it have great Italian restaurants. It has a few terrific Italian food stores, where you can buy any Italian food product, plus great Italian cold cuts, bread, and sandwiches. The hill also has...More

Thank jello692017
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I would definitely remove this from your short list of things to do and see in Providence. There really is not a whole lot to do here, but find a place to relax and forget this one.

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 1 week ago

....I doubt that many of us would find much that's "historic" or notable beyond a plaza/square with several good Italian restaurants and an old fashioned, excellent Italian market. There are older buildings that don't much look like it and many restaurants of many styles and...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here for the Columbus Day Parade and Party Weekend. Never been to Federal Hill before. Loved the homey feeling even among thousands. The street food was delicious, and the aromas walking around were almost too much to not stop and have a taste....More

Thank Allison B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I go to JWU so my dorm is on Fed Hill and I love it. Being able to walk to Walgreens, the liquor store and hear the great music is awesome. So many amazing restaurants to choose from!

Thank amandarC2827IX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Federal Hill in Providence is like the "Dining Promised Land." Mostly Italian; many small - very small unique places; all amazingly good. Bakeries too! Park and stroll; pick a place (if you can get in) and simply enjoy. Go hungry - because there's plenty of...More

Thank Sirpicky
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Avoid Federal Hill if you want good food in a pleasant environment. Looking for a great meal in Federal Hill is like fishing thru a dumpster for jewelry. It is a pretend Italian neighborhood that all the self-respecting Italians have long departed. Expect poor service,...More

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Historic Federal Hill has amazing restaurants and Italian markets. There are restaurants that cover the whole spectrum of price range. A fun place to walk and explore. Parking is a little tight especially on peak days/ seasons, so if you find a spot, take it!...More

Thank Cassity C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Providence's Federal Hill neighborhood is well established, and beloved by the locals and tourists, alike! The shops and restaurants are terrific, heavily Italian influenced, and well maintained! You can walk from downtown, and, no need to drive, convenient and safe! This is a must see...More

1  Thank eventsbythirteen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Federal Hill is and always will be a place to go eat and walk around at night. They have many restaurants that someone must try at least once.

Thank gcd075
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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.
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.