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Al Fresco On The Hill

Event Details

Al Fresco on the Hill has returned! From May 27 to September 2, 2023, every Saturday night Atwells Avenue becomes a lively European atmosphere with the majority of the Avenue closed to vehicle traffic. Experience dining Al Fresco style sitting right on the Avenue with 26 restaurants to choose from. Enjoy live entertainment while you sip, stroll, and people-watch along the Avenue.

Each participating restaurant accepts reservations and we recommend making them when possible. Dining on the Avenue takes place from 5 pm to 12 am each Saturday night. Sustained heavy rain will be the only reason to cancel the event.

Participating Restaurants

Bacco Vino and Contorni
Constantinos Ristorante
Don Jose
Federal Hill Tap House
Harrys Burger Bar
Mambo Sushi
Napolitanos Pizza
Providence Oyster Bar
Pure Lounge
Scialo’s Brothers Bakery
South Beach
Afrique D Lounge
Venda Bar
Zooma Ristorante
VL Restaurant
Tera Luna

June 16 – 18 is our Annual Summer Festival – Al Fresco will not take this place this weekend.

Street Closure Information

From Bradford Street to Dean Street along Atwells Avenue will be OPEN to vehicle traffic each night. Participating restaurants in this section will have parklets set up on the Avenue directly in front of their doors.

From Dean Street to America Street along Atwells Avenue will be CLOSED to all vehicle traffic from 3:30 pm – 2:30 am.

Parking Information

Various restaurants have opened valet stations, we recommend asking them directly to find the location. Paid parking lots are located along Federal Street as well as Sutton Street. Additional street parking is available throughout Federal Hill.

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Summer Festival

Begin the official start to summer at the 6th Annual Summer Festival on Federal Hill June 16 – 18, 2023!

Welcome the start of summer and celebrate Father’s Day with over 28 restaurants offering Al Fresco dining, dozens of food and retail vendors, games, and three stages of live entertainment.

From Dean Street to America Street along Atwells Avenue will be closed to vehicle traffic each day. Guests will be able to access all parallel and some side streets for parking as well as valet paid-parking lots in these areas.


To become a Vendor please contact Ken Turchetta at 401-465-2837

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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About Federal Hill

The Federal Hill Commerce Association is dedicated to marketing the Federal Hill section of Providence as a vibrant destination to visit, live, work and operate a business. The FHCA endeavors to work with all the stakeholders on the hill including business owners, residents, city and state officials to consistently advocate for the needs of Federal Hill. Learn More!

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 visit this page to download an application..