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Each year from the months of May through September, Atwells Avenue becomes a lively European atmosphere with Al Fresco on the Hill. Experience dining Al Fresco style on Friday and Saturday nights sitting right on the avenue with 30 restaurants to choose from. Enjoy live entertainment while you sip, stroll, and people-watch along the avenue.

Participating restaurants accept reservations and we recommend making them when possible. Dining on the Avenue takes place from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. 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 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.

20222 Participating Restaurants

Bacco Vino & Contorni
Bonanno Vinicola
Captain Lous Seafood
Constantinos Ristorante
Don Jose
Federal Taphouse and Kitchen
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