Al Fresco On The Hill

The Federal Hill Commerce Association is excited to host our second year of Al Fresco on the Hill. For a period of 20 weeks, every Friday and Saturday from May 14th through October 16th. Atwells Avenue will be closed to vehicle traffic to host dining Al Fresco right on the Avenue. Restaurants and retailers located on the hill will have the opportunity to increase their dining or retail space onto Atwells Avenue. Al Fresco hours are 5 pm – 12 am each Friday and Saturday.

This year we are excited to feature three entertainment areas with live performances. Stages are located at DePasquale Plaza, St Johns Park, and Lucia’s Stage at 154 Atwells Avenue. Guests may also enjoy our sip and stroll by purchasing a drink at any of the restaurants and taking it to savor while strolling the Avenue.

Zooma outside dining night

Atwells Avenue is closed to vehicle traffic from Bradford Street to Dean Street and from Dean Street to Lily Street from 3 pm – 2 am each day. Spruce Street is made a two-way street its entire length on Friday and Saturdays only during Al Fresco on the Hill. Valet parking and Parking lots are located on all of the parallel streets to Atwells Avenue including Cedar Street.

This enjoyable European-style experience will play a vital role in the resurgence and continued operations of our restaurants and retailers on Federal Hill. We thank you for your support, patronage, and love of our “Little Italy”. Federal Hill is the heartbeat of Providence.


“On behalf of the Federal Hill Commerce Association, we truly appreciate Mayor Elorza’s continued commitment to outdoor activation expansion. As a result, Al Fresco On The Hill will take place for 20 weeks. This enjoyable European style experience will play a vital role in the resurgence and continued operations of the restaurants and retailers on Federal Hill.” Said Rick Simone, Executive Director of the Federal Hill Commerce Association.


Participating Restaurants

Angelos Civita Farnese
Bacco Vino & Contorni
The Plaza Kitchen & Bar
Costantinos Venda Bar
Costantinos Ristorante
Cassarinos Restaurant
Don Jose Tequilas
Federal Taphouse and Kitchen
Providence Oyster Bar
The Old Canteen
Harry’s Bar & Burger
Lucias Mexican Restaurant
Massimo Restaurant
Nara Lounge
NAMI Restaurant
Opa The Phoenician
Pane e Vino
Pure Lounge
South Beach Restaurant and Lounge
Tavolo Wine Bar & Tuscan Grille
Saje Kitchen
Trattoria Zooma

The Federal Hill Commerce Association is dedicated to serving the business members and residents of Federal Hill. Considered the ‘Heartbeat of Providence” the Hill offers visitors charm, history, and hospitality dating back to the traditions of Italian immigrants who were the fabric and character of the Hill for so long.

Explore Federal Hill!


Federal Hill is home to some of the best Italian food in the world, as well as a wide range of dining options from Cuban to Lebanese cuisine and more! See our list of restaurants and enjoy a night of dining on the Hill!


Find hotels, food catering, hair salons, tourist info, catering, and more on Federal Hill! See our list of business services offered.


Whether you are shopping the local grocery markets, bakery, or just stopping by for a cappuccino, Federal Hill, Providence is an experience like no other! Find out where you can shop or simply grab a coffee on the Hill.

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Become a Member

Are you a local business owner and want to be a member of the Federal Hill Commerce Association? It’s easy! Just fill out this application.