We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great Warm Weather Spot”

Historic Federal Hill
Ranked #5 of 134 things to do in Providence
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 5 January 2018

A nice area with many restaurants and attractions good for a walk away from the main city and a nice place to experience some of Rhode island History
Best in Summer

Thank bubbia1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (544)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"italian food"
in 43 reviews
"atwells avenue"
in 23 reviews
"venda ravioli"
in 25 reviews
"great place to eat"
in 6 reviews
"the north end"
in 13 reviews
"pastry shops"
in 6 reviews
"great neighborhood"
in 8 reviews
"cannoli"
in 9 reviews
"ethnic restaurants"
in 7 reviews
"wonderful restaurants"
in 6 reviews
"italian market"
in 9 reviews
"italian section"
in 6 reviews
"pasta"
in 13 reviews
"old world"
in 6 reviews
"outdoor seating"
in 7 reviews
"rhode island"
in 30 reviews
"old school"
in 7 reviews
Filter

3 - 7 of 544 reviews

Reviewed 4 January 2018

There is certainly an abundance of Italian Restaurants but I must say on a cold winter day in early January I was not left with any great sense of occasion walking around Federal Hill. I suspect the weather had a lot to do with it and no doubt in warmer weather the place would be much more alive - it was pretty vacant of people about 4.00pm when when we were wandering. We did enjoy a nice coffee at a coffee shop, but all in all I was not left with any great sense of occasion.

Thank tranzactnow
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 January 2018

This is a section of providence with mostly expensive Italian restauants , I like the canolis at scialo brothers bakery. It is not a big area and there is outdoor eating at some restaurants.

Thank Luvingthelord
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 January 2018

The heart of the Italo-American community in Providence is the home of some of the finest cuisine to be eaten in Rhode Island. You are greeted on Atwells Ave by an enormous overhanging bronze pineapple, symbol of hospitality. While the preponderant style is a wide range of Italian cooking, there are interesting Asian and Hispanic tones. Open dining in dePasquale Square will treat you to excellent menus and live music most balmy evenings. There are many interesting shops to poke into and the reflective spaces in several churches. And, a little of the tawdry with tattoo and piercing shops. The place where the Crime Boss hung out is no longer there, though.

Thank Steven M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 13 December 2017

If you love authentic Italian food, then you'll be like a kid in a candy store. Incredible stores where you can buy meats, cheeses, breads, desserts and prepared foods. And so many restaurants - it was hard to choose just one!

Thank Phishfan2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Historic Federal Hill also viewed

 

Been to Historic Federal Hill? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing