Al Fresco on The Hill 2024

Experience the vibrant flavors and rich cultural heritage on Federal Hill in Providence, Rhode Island with the return of the 5th year of Al Fresco on the Hill.  Set against the charming backdrop of Federal Hill, known as the city’s “Little Italy,” this outdoor dining event celebrates the culinary arts with an array of entertainment and shopping. Restaurants and retailers set up right on the Avenue in designated sections. AFOTH takes place on Saturday evenings from May 25 – August 31, 2024. Live Entertainment and artistic performances take place in roving positions throughout the event footprint. Guests can Stroll the Avenue while enjoying beverages, shopping, and dining.

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

Important Details

June 21 – 23 is our Annual Summer Festival – Al Fresco on the Hill 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 Sutton Street along Atwells Avenue will be CLOSED to all vehicle traffic from 3:30 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.

Parking Information

Various restaurants have opened valet stations, we recommend asking the restaurant you plan to dine at if they have done this so they can direct you to find the location. Paid monitored parking lots are located along Federal Street as well as Sutton Street. Additional parking lots are open as well as street parking is available throughout Federal Hill.

Providence Ranked In Top 5 Best Little Italy Neighborhoods By Travel & Leisure

Providence, Rhode Island was ranked among the Top 5 Little Italy neighborhoods in the country along with Boston, San Diego, New York, and Philadelphia. The article was published by Travel & Leisure on September 1, 2023. Read the full article.

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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.