Al Fresco Dining on Federal Hill is Back for the Summer

Starting this weekend, Federal Hill streets will be closed and dinner will be served with expanded outdoor seating.
Federal Hill

Photo by Joanne DiBona.

One of Rhode Island’s favorite food neighborhoods known for its Italian cuisine is bringing back a community favorite — dining outside on Atwells Avenue. The Federal Hill Commerce Association will be closing sections of Atwells Avenue for new ‘Al Fresco Dining’ on Fridays and Saturdays beginning Friday, May 13 through October 1. 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 to 2:30 a.m. Dining on the Avenue will take place from 5 p.m. to midnight. Inclement weather will be the only reason to cancel the event.

Here is the current list: 

  1. Angelos
  2. Bacco Vino and Contorni
  3. Bonanno Vinicola
  4. Captain Lous Seafood
  5. Cassarinos
  6. Constantinos Ristorante
  7. Don Jose
  8. Federal Hill Tap House
  9. Harrys Burger Bar
  10. Mambo Sushi
  11. Massimo
  12. Nami
  13. Napolitanos
  14. Nara
  15. Ours
  16. Pane e Vino
  17. Pianta
  18. Providence Oyster Bar
  19. Pure Lounge
  20. Rock & Rye
  21. Roma
  22. Saje Kitchen
  23. Scialo’s Brothers Bakery
  24. South Beach
  25. Tavolo
  26. Trattoria Zooma
  27. Venda Bar

It is highly recommended that all guests make a reservation with the individual restaurants for al fresco dining. Save the date for their Annual Summer Festival, June 17-19. For more information, go to Federal Hill’s website



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