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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.

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 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Parking Information

We have over 1000 parking spaces available throughout the Avenue. Various restaurants have set up Valet Stations. We recommend asking them when making your reservation where they are located. Paid Valet Parking lots are available at 126 Spruce Street, 107 Federal Street, 57 Sutton Street, and 90 DePasquale Ave. Additional on-street parking is available throughout Federal Hill.

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Thank You!

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.

Participating Restaurants

  • Andinos
  • Afrique
  • Angelos
  • Bacco Vino and Contorni
  • Bonanno
  • Cafe Italia
  • Carreras Shoes
  • Cilanter
  • Cassarinos
  • Constantinos Ristorante
  • Don Jose
  • Federal Hill Tap House
  • Garbolinos
  • Harrys Burger Bar
  • Mambo Sushi
  • Massimo
  • Napolitanos Pizza
  • Ours
  • Pianta
  • Providence Oyster Bar
  • Pure Lounge
  • Rock and Rye
  • Roma
  • Saint
  • Saje
  • Scialo’s Brothers Bakery
  • South Beach
  • Tera Luna
  • Tera Negra
  • Trattoria Appia
  • Twelve21
  • Venda Bar

Entertainment Schedule

Entertainment will rotate throughout the Al Fresco footprint. All performances are from 6:30-9:30pm

  • June 1 Steve Anthony
  • June 8 Danny Tuirok  
  • June 15 Second to None
  • June 29 Roger Ceresi
  • July 6 Jake Kambo 
  • July 13 Domonic Depasquale 
  • July 20 Danny Tuirok 
  • July 27 All or Nothing
  • August 3rd Ron Giorgio
  • August 10 Steve Anthony 
  • August 17 Dominic Depasquale
  • August 24th: Second to None
  • August 31st: Roger Ceresi