Welcome to Federal Hill!

Join us for our Annual Summer Festival June 18-20th as we kick off the start of Summer and Father’s Day weekend! Enjoy dining Al Fresco at over 25 restaurants, dozens of mobile vendors and retailers all along Atwells Avenue. Listen to Live Entertainment at one of three stages. Sip, stroll, shop and dine as we  celebrate the official start to Summer on Federal Hill.

Hours of operation: Friday, June 18th 5pm – 12am, Saturday, June 19th 11am – 12am, Sunday, June 20 11am – 10pm. Atwells Avenue will be closed from Bradford to Dean Street and Dean Street to Lily Street. Eight Valet parking lots are located throughout the side street parallel to Atwells Avenue as well as free street parking in these areas.

For sponsorship or vendor information please email federalhillri@gmail.com

Zooma outside dining night

Al Fresco On The Hill

The Federal Hill Commerce Association is excited to announce the return of the very successful Al Fresco On The Hill.  Beginning May 14th, we will be closing the Federal Hill section of Atwells Avenue for Al Fresco dining on Friday and Saturday evenings. The Avenue closure will occur in two sections; from Bradford Street to Dean Street and from Dean Street to Lily Street. Restaurants and Retailers located on Federal Hill will have the ability to extend their table seating or retail space onto the Avenue.  Twenty-two restaurants will begin participating with either full seating options or take-out dining tables. More participants will be added in the coming weeks.

Al Fresco On The Hill is currently scheduled to take place for a period of 20 weeks. Atwells Avenue will begin closing to vehicle traffic at 3:30 pm each afternoon and reopen at 1 am. Dining will take place from 5 -11 pm reservations are suggested and may be made by contacting participating restaurants directly.


“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.


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.