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Historic Federal Hill

Providence, RI
+1 401-453-6161
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One amazing authentic Italian food store and restaurant after another.

If you love authentic Italian food, then you'll be like a kid in a candy store. Incredible stores... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Brattleboro, Vermont
Bringing a bit of Providence home

On our way back to CT, we shopped at Roma and Venda Ravioli to bring home a sampling of authentic... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Sip a strong espresso at an outdoor cafe, grab a quick pizza for lunch or dine in style at a gourmet Italian restaurant in this historic section of the city, also know as Little Italy. You'll know you have arrived by the huge arched gateway, with a bronzed pinecone, which marks the entry to the neighborhood.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“italian food” (42 reviews)
“atwells avenue” (23 reviews)
“venda ravioli” (24 reviews)
Providence, RI
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you love authentic Italian food, then you'll be like a kid in a candy store. Incredible stores where you can buy meats, cheeses, breads, desserts and prepared foods. And so many restaurants - it was hard to choose just one!

Thank Phishfan2013
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

On our way back to CT, we shopped at Roma and Venda Ravioli to bring home a sampling of authentic Italian cuisine. We put together jars of fig spread and pickled vegetables as a gift for and Italian friend and bought fresh pasta, sauce and...More

1  Thank KTNNL
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yum, such a cute area/street to walk, lots of shops, markets, restaurants. We got some fresh pasta and sauce from one of the markets/delis. They had fresh canoli and tons of food that looked delicious. Also bread! If we lived closer I’d be here often.

Thank fotogirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great variety of restaurants and shops, easy to get around, great ambiance, lots of people out and about, lots of parking,

Thank Ripitup2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We chose to eat at Trattoria Zooma because they served buffalo ravioli. It was delicious! They were also serving pumpkin ravioli as a seasonal special and it was like eating pumpkin pie but it was pasta. Loved it! I wish we had room to try...More

Thank ijustwannareviewplac
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I visited last week (November 2017). It was a chilly day but we were in Providence and I had been wanting to check out Federal Hill for years. Found Federal Hill with no problem. We parked and walked through this Little Italy. There is a...More

1  Thank Scoopjackson
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited Hill to mostly have desert at Pastiche Bakery and do some shopping in the area streets. This is an annual visit to the area with a small group of business folks. This looks like it would be a hopping place in the summer and...More

Thank tom646
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Business trip had several meals at various spots. All had great food tough choice because so many choices

Thank Robertbjr1234
Reviewed 5 November 2017

We went to Federal Hill to experience Little Italy of Providence, so it feels authentic with Italian folks sitting on restaurant terraces, smoking cigars and chatting in Italiano. You cn see Italian flags everywhere... Free off street parking is abundant. The district, however, is just...More

Thank Mashechka
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Restaurants galore, shopping, scenery a nice walk from the convention center and mall in Providence, RI. We had a great time seeing the sites and enjoying the October weather.

Thank codepat
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Questions & Answers
13 October 2015|
Response from Irene7457 |
Dam that's disappointing to hear! We are all in our mid 50's so no guido's for us. Thanks for the info.
9 May 2015|
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Response from pincity | Reviewed this property |
There is a river in downtown Providence and have Gondola rides during Waterier events. Reservations required. Not quite Italy but awesome Italian food a short car ride away on Federal Hill.