Event Details

Al Fresco on the Hill has returned! From May 13 – October 1, 2022, each Friday and 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 30 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 -12 am each Friday and Saturday night. Sustained heavy rain will be the only reason to cancel the event.

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 Lily 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.

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.

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Participating Restaurants

Bacco Vino & Contorni
Bonanno Vinicola
Captain Lous Seafood
Constantinos Ristorante
Don Jose
Federal Hill Tap House
Harrys Burger Bar
Mambo Sushi
Pane e Vino
Providence Oyster Bar
Pure Lounge
Rock & Rye
Saje Kitchen
Scialo’s Brothers Bakery
South Beach
Trattoria Zooma
Venda Bar

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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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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..